January 2023
    TRUE MAROONS                    
Fr. Reed Flood ‘13, DCHS chaplain, and Jon Wisnieski ‘13,
Ut Fidem coordinator, recently returned from a pilgrimage to Iceland with students Matthew Dietrich '23, Johnny Fox '23, Danny Nielsen '23, Trevor Holtorf '23, Ben Hoover '23 and Joe Wilwerding '23. Highlights included a climb to the
 top of “holy mountain” Mount HelgaFell; exploring the Raufarhólshellir Volcano cave; visiting the Golden Circle and endless black beach; and daily Mass, praying liturgy of the hours and celebrating Mass with Carmelite Sisters. 

Ut Fidem coordinator Kirby Power ‘18 and a group of current students recently attended the SEEK23 Conference in St. Louis which several alumni also attended. The conference was presented by FOCUS Catholic and provided the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers and participate in prayer, fellowship and other activities. Pictured: Nicole Pedersen '23, Teagan Kavan '23, Taylor Tallman '23, Liv Chapman '23, Emelia Pugh '23, Kylie McLuen '23, Niall Moore ‘18, Will Melcher ‘20, Vinny Carson ‘22, Eva Lynner ‘22, Jenna Pogemiller ‘22, Ben Huegerich ‘22, Anna Miller ‘22, Mary Kate Melcher ‘22, Maggie Carlson ‘22, Kirby Power ‘18, Katie Huey ‘20, and Lydia Cleghorn ‘22.
Congratulations to John Sears ‘00 who has been voted NSMA's Iowa Sportscaster of the Year for 2022! Sears has been with WHO 13 Sports in Des Moines since 2012. 
Join Alex Baranosky '08, principal St. Pius X, on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:45 am as he prays the rosary and shares stories about his faith on ManyHailMarysAtATime. Join Live on Instagram or watch on YouTube. Click here for more information. 
Read about Matt Haack '13 and his journey from DCHS to the NFL at Colts.com. Haack is in his sixth year in the NFL and his first with the Colts. 
Read about Peter Murphy '74 and his plans for the future as he celebrates 20 years as a business owner in the Indy Star.  Murphy, who owns Laser Flash in Carmel, Indiana, is a U.S. Army veteran and former electrical engineer. 
Here's what was happening 50 years ago on Buffalo Road....
  • Bob Sanner '75 started the new year right, recording a hat trick in a 12-6 ice hockey win over Hoover.

  • The Iowa Commerce Commission ordered flashing railroad signals be erected at the Buffalo Road crossing just east of campus.

  • Sister Myra reported that the circulation of the student newspaper was 5,500 copies - 1,800 distributed on campus and 3,700 mailed to Dowling Club members.

  • Diane Reed '75 and Liz McDermott '76 led the girls gymnastics team during a successful January schedule.

  • Mike Grace '73 was named to the Catholic All-American football team team by the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

  • The Stepperettes marched along the route of President Richard Nixon’s inaugural parade in Washington, D.C.

  • Camelot, with Liz Galloway '74 and Cindy Steffen '73 at Guinevere, Sean Sullivan '74 as Arthur and Bill Tell '74 as Lancelot, was performed three times.

  • After a quarter of the lights in the gym went out and a 15-minute delay, Greg Palmersheim '73 sank two free throws with five seconds left to lift the Maroons to a 71-70 boys basketball victory over East.
FEB 9: Evening of Style
Enjoy an evening of fashion, food and fun! Groups of eight decorate their table with a theme of choice. This event does sell out. Please RSVP online. Email Carolyn with questions or call 515.222.1095. 
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Class of 2003
June 9 - 11, 2023
Contact: Allison Kinney-Walker 
More information: Class of '03 Facebook
Class of 1978
August 11 & 12, 2023
Botanical Garden

Contact: Sue Zeman. More information: Class of '78 Facebook
Click here to buy tickets 
Stepperette Reunion 
Celebrating 65 years. September 23, 2023. More details to come.
Class of 1973
Sept 30, 2023
Location/details TBD
Contact: Paul Koester
We would love to hear news and updates (including reunions) about you and your classmates! 
Please submit online or contact Kathy Kirby Power '80, alumni manager, at 515.222.1087 or kkirbypower@dowlingcatholic.org
Update contact information here.  
We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of alumni who have passed away.
Roseann (Mauro) McCargar '53 SJA
John Allen '57
Thomas "Tommy" Formaro '57
James "Jim" Harris '58
James "Jim" Neylon '63
Gary Bianchi '66
Daniel "Dan" Reelitz '67
Dominic Caligiuri '68
James "Jim" Friend '69
Steve Reed '78

Be a part of the tradition! The Dowling Club boosters have been supporting our student athletes since 1941! 
Boosters receive sports passes to all home games (excluding tournament play), a one-time 15% discount in the Campus Store or online, and invitations to appreciation events. Become a member or donate online. Thank you for your support! 
Do you own or operate a local business? DCHS has an exciting new initiative that provides the opportunity to be featured in our directory and promoted on our website, newsletters and social media. Please click here for more information.
Did you know there are creative ways to support Dowling Catholic? Ways in which you, your loved ones and DCHS all benefit? Please visit our website to learn more about the benefits of planned giving. 
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