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FEATURED ALUMNI OF THE MONTH

Dr. Ryan Ross '98 - Upon recieving his diploma from Mullen in 1998, Dr. Ryan Ross has only known hard work and success. Dr. Ross attended Nebraska Wesleyan where he received a B.A. in Psychology. While at NWU, he was a member of the GPAC Conference Football Champions, was named Kappa Alpha Psi ETA chapter Undergraduate of the Year, Who's Who at Nebraska Wesleyan and received the Student Leadership and Community Service Award. Following his bachelors degree, Dr. Ross attended Colorado State University where he received a Masters in Education, Organizational Performance and Change. This, however is not where he stopped...While pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Education at the University of Colorado at Denver, Dr. Ross served as the Executive Director of the Education Center at the Community College of Denver. In 2010, Dr. Ross was awarded the prestigious Forty Under 40 award by the Denver Business Journal. In January 2013, Dr. Ross received the MLK Humanitarian Award, recognizing "individuals who have given freely of their hearts to others, who have given their talent, time and energy to meet unmet needs, stir hopes, speak for the voiceless, and build a better world on person at a time."(newswire.coloradocommunitycolleges.com). In August 2013, Dr. Ross was awarded the Mayor's Diversity Award, recognizing his commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, leadership and public service. Dr. Ross is currently the Dean of Student Development and Retention at the Community College of Denver (CCD) and in addition to many others, sits on the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, J.K. Mullen High School Foundation and the J.K. Mullen Alumni Association Alumni Council. Congratulations Dr. Ross on all of your hard work and well deserved achievements, keep up the good work Mustang!

Alumni in the News -

Kelly Barth '01 -
A WORLD AWAY NO LONGER
by Bob Carrejo
                     
"Kelly Barth is a nurse practitioner who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. A 2001 graduate of Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado, Kelly’s special journey began with her decision to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who, as she puts it, “have the compassion and knowledge of a bedside nurse but also the more extensive training and expertise in the particular field of practice which they specialize.” Her interest took her to the University of California at San Francisco, where she earned a master’s degree in nursing and, like her fellow graduates, looked forward to a bright and fulfilling future. It would come. But there would be more. Much more." Read the entire article... (pg.33)

Stacey Darr '10 - "Hello, fellow Lasallians! My name is Stacey Darr. I graduated from high school in 2010 after an incredible experience at J.K. Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado. I am so excited to share some of my story with you as I prepare to enter with the Franciscan Sisters of Renewal!" Read the entire story...  

Andrew Mejia '08 & Tyler Trujillo '13 - Congratulations to Andrew Mejia '08 and Tyler Trujillo '13 for their selections to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Men's Soccer Team! Andrew (Metro State) was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year and Tyler (Metro State) was selected as the Freshman of the Year! Congratulations Mustangs! Read more...

Ashlie (Goble) Rowley '01 - Congratulations to Mullen Softball Coach Ashlie (Goble) Rowley '01 who was selected as the 2013 Centennial League Softball Coach of the Year! In her first year at the helm, Ashlie led the Mustangs to a 2nd place overall finish in the Centennial League, a Regional Championship and sweet 16 state tournament finish.

ALUMNI NEWS & EVENTS

John Opp '97 - John Opp '97 married Christine Knarr of Kingman, AZ on November 23, 2013. John and Christine were married at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Denver. The Best Man was Justin Myers '97. John and Christine live in Lone Tree. 

David Fatovic '95 & Lisa (Whitehurst) Fatovic '95 - David '94 and Lisa '95 welcomed Elijah Edward Fatovic on October 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM. Elijah was 8 lbs. 10.3 oz. and 19 inches long. He is the baby brother of Samuel, Gabriella and Sofia. Congratulations on your new addition! 

Heather (Ashton) Pelton '02 - Congratulations to Heather (Ashton) and Ike Pelton on the birth of their first baby boy, Mason! Mason was born on February 16, 2012 in Fort Collins.  

Briana (Bates) Jackson '00 - Congratulations to Briana (Bates) '00 and Joel Jackson on the birth of their two beautiful kids Mazie Rae (Nov. 24, 2011) and Cruz Booth (Sept. 9, 2012)!

Jodi (Roberts) '99 & Jon Dubravac '98 - Congratulations to Mullen sweethearts Jodi (Roberts) '99 and Jon Dubravac '98 on the additions of Grace (July 23, 2012) and Isabella (Oct. 17, 2013) to the Dubravac family! 

  Erin (Jelinek) '01 & Dan Howard '96 - Congratulations to Erin (Jelinek) '01 and Dan Howard '96 on their nuptials in 2006. A special welcome to Bridger (2010) and twins Ella and Dawson (2012)!  

Kelli (Howard) Longhenry '01 - Kelli (Howard) '01 married Ryan Longhenry of Ortonville, MN. The two welcomed their frist child, Ada Jean on July 2, 2013 and currently reside in Parker. Congratulations Kelli and Ryan!

Jamie (Hart) '02 & Matt Chinn '01 -Congratulations to Mullen sweethearts Jamie (Hart) '02 and Matt Chinn '01 on their marriage on October 7, 2011! 

 

Matt Hart '99 - Matt Hart '99 married Rene Nortman on November 22, 2012 in the Domincan Republic! Congratulations Matt and Rene!

 

Sarah (Brock) Edson '95 - Sarah (Brock) '94 & Jake Edson welcomed Rachel Evelyn Edson on Friday, November 22, 2013. Rachel was 5 lbs. 14 oz. and 19 in. long. Rachel joins her older sister Natalie (2) and older brother Will (6). Congratulations on your beautiful family! 

Erin (Collins) McDaniel '01 - Erin (Collins) '01 married Graham McDaniel on September 26, 2008. Erin owns a video production company, Erin McDaniel Media. The two reside in Steaboat with their yellow lab Hahns. Congratulations! 

On behalf of the Mullen Community, we grant our prayers and thoughts. We pray that those who have passed through the doorway of death will be granted the fullness of eternal peace and life. May they dwell always 'in the holy presence of God'.

  • Rosemary Berry - Grandmother of William Zaki '02 & Douglas Ishan Robbins '07                                            
  •  Myrtle Amato - Grandmother of Anthony '98, Andrea (Bray) '98, Chris '99, & Briana '13                                    
  • Alumni Martin Morrissey '78
  • Alumni Guy Garcia '95
UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 Mardi Gras Gala -Mark your calendars for March 1, 2014! This year we (Mullen) will Honor Sister Brendan Jordan for her work and devotion to Mullen High School. Many have witnessed her devotion to her countless students over the years, as a faculty member and administrator. Sister is the founder of the De La Salle program and has played a major role in the development of many educational programs at Mullen. Sister has devoted her life to ensuring all students have access to Mullen, which is the hallmark of Lasallian education. The Gala will be held at the Grand Hyatt (1750 Welton Street, Denver), keep your eye out for you invitation. Let's be there in masses to show Sister the love and support she deserves! Read more...

 

Alumni Reunion Weekend - Aug. 29th - Aug. 31 -  Introducing the inagural Alumni Reunion Weekend! All alumni are invited back for a full weekend of golf, socials, Mullen football and class reunions. The festivities will kickoff with the Annual Brother Bernard Golf Tournament followed by a social. Friday night the Mustangs will kickoff the 2014 season at De La Salle Stadium. Saturday will consist of the class reunions for the classes ending in 4 and 9! Keep any eye on the alumni section of the Mullen webiste and the J,K. Mullen High School Alumni Association Facebook page for more information. If you are a member of the class of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, or 2009 and would like to help plan your class reunion please contact Ashlie Rowley, Director of Alumni Relations. Mark your calendars and get ready to reunite with your fellow Mustangs!

 

Annual Fund - St. John Baptisit de La Salle wrote in his teachings in the early 1700s, "Prudence requires that we apply to the future the experience of the past." Many of us were afforded a Mullen education and a Mustang experience due to the generousity of others. Like many of us, 30 percent of our students need some trype of financial assistance to attend Mullen. Our journeys are woven together through the tapestry that is Mullen. Your financial support allows for the tapestry to continue to be woven with diversity and inclusivity. Read More...

Brother Bernard Alumni Golf Tournamet - SAVE THE DATE - Friday August 29, 2013; Colorado National Golf Course. The Alumni Association has taken ownership of the golf tournament to expand participation and include the tournament as the kick off event to alumni reunion weekend. There will also be festivities for all of the "non golfer" alumni! Check the alumni section on the Mullen website and keep your eye out for more detailed information.

Sister Brendan Celebrates Her 90th Birthday! -  On January 3, 2014, our beloved Sister Brendan Jordan will celebrate her 90th birthday. We are so blesses to have Sister Brendan as a part of our Mullen community. If you would like to wish her a happy birthday you may send cards to 3601 S. Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80236.