Upcoming Events at EC
A Note from the Alumni Office
I hope your holidays were filled with joy and love. In the last several weeks many of you have received the latest edition of
The Panther Prowl
. It includes many wonderful memories in celebration of the incredible 70 years Elyria Catholic has served the Lorain County community. Visit
for the digital copy of the magazine. If you would like a physical copy, please contact my office.
2019 has many opportunities for alumni to get involved. I invite you to read through the information below and mark your calendars for the upcoming events. We are always striving to review, improve, and increase our events and presence.
Happy New Year to all!
Director of Alumni Relations
Jakob Hwang Memorial Scholarship
The class of 2018 has come together to create The Jakob Hwang Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jakob was a member of this graduating class who lost his life to cancer shortly after graduation. While at EC, Jakob was a “legendary” goalie for the boys soccer team and very active in faith based activities on campus. The goal is to reach an initial investment of $10,000 to endow the scholarship. Once the scholarship is fully funded, applications for the scholarship will be distributed annually to each EC junior class. Recipients will be named in May and the scholarship applied to their senior year tuition bill. If you would like to contribute to the Jakob Hwang Memorial Scholarship, please make an online donation at
or send your check payable to Elyria Catholic to the Advancement Office referencing the Jakob Hwang Scholarship.
Rehgan Avon, class of 2011, is currently serving as a Product Manager at Open Data Group. She is also a found of the Women in Analytics Conference. WA is hosting a large conference in Columbus this March. Click the link below to see her feature in a
explaining the details!
70th Anniversary Gala Committee Needs Alumni Help!
Our gala committee is planning a 70th Anniversary Ball on April 6, 2019 fitting for you and the Bishop with an attention to detail to make your evening is as pleasurable as possible while raising important funds for your students.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are counting on all of our alumni to donate something for our Live or Silent Auction. Please consider donating tickets to sporting events, gift certificates to local restaurants, home or health & beauty products and services, new electronics, vacation rentals, airline miles, special experiences or something from your business. You can also order from our
Amazon 2019 Forward Gala Wish List
and have your items shipped directly to the school. There are items at all price points. Auction items are due by the middle of February and can be dropped off in the main office of the school during school hours or picked up by one of our staff. Please contact Michelle Hoffman at 440-230-8618 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your generosity will not go unnoticed. In appreciation for your support, your name will be listed in the event program and on our online bidding application for everyone in our community to see. Please help us continue our 70 year tradition of transforming lives!
Join Us for the All County Mass
Elyria Catholic is kicking off Catholic Schools Week with its Annual All County Mass on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. We welcome Fr. Michael McCandless, as our celebrant, and all of our Lorain County Catholic Elementary Schools. Please join us if you are in town!
Alumni Professions Night
Are you a professional working in the engineering field? Are you currently studying engineering in college? The Alumni Office is looking for engineering professionals to be on a panel and answer current EC student's questions regarding the engineering field, career paths, and much more. If you are interested and will be in Elyria on March 4, 2019, please email Kelsie Stites at
or call at 440-230-8619. Thank you in advance!
You’re Invited to Our 70th Anniversary Mass
All alumni and their families, school families, faculty and staff families and friends of Elyria Catholic are invited to join us for a special mass on Saturday, February 23 at 7pm in our coliseum to celebrate our 70th Anniversary. Fr. Ed Suszynski will be our celebrant. A cookie reception will follow and will be a great opportunity to visit with friends.
In December we honored Coach Bob Guinta during the first annual Coach Bob Guinta Christmas Showcase. The EC community is so grateful for all coach has done!
**If your class is currently in the process of planning a reunion, please let us know! Email Kelsie at Stites@elyriacatholic.com
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