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We love sharing news of what our alumni are doing! Graduates are invited to submit updates and/or photos to be posted. Either email your news to Pat McGarvey at pmcgarvey@nazarethacademy.net ~ or ~ complete Survey. 
 
 
     
FRANCIS CHAMBERS, '65

Occupation: Retired Truck Driver
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? My favorite class was History and I felt very comfortable at NAGS.
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS? Treat others the way you would want to be treated. 
I would also like to reconnect with some of my old classmates!
LISA MIKULA, '87
 
Education after NAGS:
               Council Rock High School North
               Temple University
College major: BS Secondary Education, English, Master of Occupational Therapy
What are you doing now? Occupational Therapist and Home Health at St. Mary's Home Care/Trinity Mid Atlantic
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Yes, especially the Forensics Program
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? The school dances and movies in the Multi-Purpose Room
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS?
Work hard and cherish your time at NAGS. Those years go by so quickly so enjoy them!

SCOTT TAGGART, '88
 
Education after NAGS:
               Holy Family University
               Syracuse University College of Law
What are you doing now? Attorney
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Yes, except for 6th grade.
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? Friends and sports.
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS?
Keep your options open but commit fully when you find your thing.


CHRISTINA A. GREGORY, DMD, '88

Education after NAGS:
               Nazareth Academy High School
               University of Scranton, B.S. Biology
               Temple University School of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Medicine
What are you doing now? Gregory Dental Associates, PC Solo Practitioner. I previously worked with my father, Victory L Gregory, DDS, until he passed away in 2009.
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Yes, it was a different environment when I went to NAGS with lots of bullying. The teachers for the most part were excellent preparing me for high school.
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? I learned a tremendous amount from Sister Eileen Therese and Sister Mary Ann Allton. At the Graduation Ceremony, I received the Good Citizenship Award. 
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS? Always be kind and compassionate to everyone and have courage to stand up for others that may be bullied. Never make anyone feel small or insignificant. My class, in particular, was very cliquey and hostile to anyone with a weakness. In spite of their best efforts of bullying, I managed to do well for myself because it made me stronger.

KELLYANN BEENE, '90
 
Education after NAGS:
               Temple University
What are you doing now? I just sold my restaurant and I have gotten into large scale event planning.
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Yes! The education and sense of community prepared me well!
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? The small classes. I still keep in touch with a friend I’ve had since first grade!
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS? Dig into the extras! Gym class, musical instruments, language. Value the small class size and bond with classmates.


SHERILYN TITTERMARY McCOLLUM, '96

Education after NAGS: 
     Nazareth Academy High School
     Temple University, B.A.
     Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
What are you doing now? I am currently a Rheumatologist at Comprehensive Arthritis Care Consultants in Huntingdon Valley, PA
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Yes.
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? The wonderful teachers were the best part.
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS? Work hard and pursue your passions!



ALEXANDRA GREGORY, '04
 
Education after NAGS:
               Nazareth Academy High School
               Temple University, Theater Major
What are you doing now? I am currently a full time dog Trainer at K9 Basics Dog Training in Marlton, NJ
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Absolutely.
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS?
My fondest memory at NAGS is our 8th grade homeroom teacher, Mrs. Kathleen Smith. She made us laugh a lot – she was truly wonderful and very much missed now.
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS?
Keep in touch with the friends you make in grade school! I still have the friends I made in first grade and I’m now 28!


 
LIZ HELLINGS, '09

Education after NAGS:
     Nazareth Academy High School
     University of Delaware with B.S., M.S. Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences
      In September 2019, I will pursue a Veterinary degree at University of Pennsylvania or Texas A & M
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Yes!
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? 8th grade Graduation Dance
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS? Keep in touch with your teachers.



KACEY BEATRICE, '14

Education after NAGS:
               Graduated with honors from Nazareth Academy High School in 2018
               Currently attending Loyola University of Maryland
What are you doing now? Studying Biology, Pre-Med. In the summer, I am a Swim Team Assistant Coach at Bensalem Aquatic Club.
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond?
My education taught me how to prepare and study for class. It has allowed me to be ready and able in any classroom situation that may arise. NAGS really sets you up to do well in school while still having time for activities and fun.
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? My fondest memory of NAGS would be our 8th grade dance and celebrating with all my friends. I cherish and will always remember those memories we made together.
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS? My advice would be to not let the stress of choosing a high school overwhelm you, take time to enjoy your years at NAGS. It is a special place that can really benefit your future.



SAM HELLINGS, '14

Education after NAGS:
     LaSalle College High School
    Currently enrolled at University of Delaware
College major: Chemical Engineering
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Yes.
What is your fondest memory of your time at NAGS? When Mrs. Culp brought me into the 8th grade Math Class (I was in 1st grade) and I told them what it was called when you tried to divide by “0”.
Do you have any advice for current students in making the most of their elementary education at NAGS?
Stay out of trouble.
Comments: My love for Math, the Sciences and music all began at NAGS.

ANTHONY PANTALONE, '15

Education after NAGS:
               Graduating at top of his class at Roman Catholic High School in 2019, where he was a Mock Trial A Champion
College: Anthony will be attending LaSalle University on a full Christian Brothers Scholarship and intends to pursue a career in International Law.
Do you feel that your NAGS education properly prepared you for high school and beyond? Definitely!

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