Alumni News

  • Chris Drose ’12 Named to Forbes “30 Under 30” (8/6/2020) - The magazine’s 2016 list recognizes “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” in a total of 20 categories, including Art and Style, Sports, Music, Education, Science and Media. At 21, Drose was the youngest person included in the Finance category. In its write-up on Drose, Forbes said the “Furman University senior founded a stock research outfit that specializes in short ideas. His detailed report on American Addiction Centers caused the company’s stock to fall by as much as 50% in August to levels from which it has still not recovered.” Drose credits BE teacher, John Holzworth, for much of his success “You were the first and only teacher I have had that taught me how to think critically and think about things in a way that was contrarian, and not just to accept what I was being told as facts. That has quite literally been the foundation for my career and I can’t thank you enough.”  
  • W. Thomas McQueeney ’70 Pens Two New Books! (8/6/2020) - W. Thomas McQueeney ’70 recently published two new books ~ Truth Across the Waters and Post Pandemic Perspective. Truth Across the Waters is based on the life and experiences of Bishop England alumnus, Admiral William L. Schachte, Jr. ’58. The life of Admiral William L. Schachte, Jr., navigates the waters of truth in a world where shoals of malfeasance are all too common. From Vietnam Swift Boats–to the Black Sea Incident with the Soviet Russians–to the infamous Tailhook Scandal–one man of character connects all three events. He fought in America’s most controversial war, advised our national leaders on international maritime law, and insisted upon proper military decorum throughout his beloved U.S. Navy. Political historians will validate that Admiral Schachte likely changed the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. He did so by speaking truth to power. It was his duty, as he saw it, and not a choice. Our republic’s very health depends upon a commitment to the truth.    
  • T. Christian Miller ’88 Awarded Second Pulitzer (8/6/2020) - T. Christian Miller ’88 was recently awarded a second Pulitzer Prize for his work on the “Disaster in the Pacific” series. Miller is a senior reporter for ProPublica. In more than 20 years as a professional journalist and foreign correspondent, Miller has covered four wars, a presidential campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries. He has won numerous accolades for his work in the U.S. and abroad, including the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. Continue Reading >
  • Alumni Spotlight – Rev. Michael Cellars ’00 (7/22/2020) -   Rev. Michael Cellars, BE Class of 2000, was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on Friday, July 10, 2020. His first assignment will be St Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville, SC. Congratulations, Father Cellars!
  • Alumni Spotlight: J. Chandler Garrett, Class of 2016 (4/8/2020) - Congratulations to J. Chandler Garrett, BE class of 2016, son of Coach Garrett and Jena Garrett for receiving the award for Mechanical Engineering Student of the Year at the University of South Carolina.  He was presented the award by Professor Michael Matthews, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. The award was presented at the University of South Carolina on February 17, 2020.
  • About Us (8/1/2019) - Our Mission The mission of the Bishop England High School Alumni Association is to serve BEHS and its graduates, to create a lifelong community of alumni with ongoing opportunities for engagement in order to increase awareness, pride, volunteer investment and philanthropic commitment while furthering the ideals of BEHS and promoting the spiritual and academic growth of its students.
  • Order of Daedalians AETC Commander’s Trophy Awarded to Alec Swanson ’12 (7/10/2019) - Alec Swanson, an alumnus of the BE Class of 2012, recently graduated on June 28th from the United States Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) in Columbus Mississippi.   Alec received the Order of Daedalians AETC Commander’s Trophy, this award is presented to the most outstanding graduate of each track of training. The recipient of this award attained the highest rating in all facets of training. Next, Alec will be going to Oklahoma to finish his C-17 training and then he will be stationed with the 300th AF Reserves in Charleston flying C-17s. We’re so proud of Alec’s accomplishment and grateful for his service!
  • Beating the Odds – Frank Brown (5/28/2019) - You won’t want to miss the opportunity to welcome Frank Brown home to our BE community and celebrate his journey and a life that reflects the heart of Bishop England High School. This is the true story of Charleston local, Frank Brown beating the odds and paying the gift of opportunity forward. Please join us as BE Alumni ’91 and this year’s Commencement Speaker, Frank Brown premiers his documentary, “Beating the Odds”. This powerful and inspirational film will take you through the journey of Frank’s education here at BE and through USC Law School. Frank is now the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), at Communities In Schools of Atlanta, using his gifts to bring opportunity to others beat the odds.   Frank Brown’s Biography Since August 2014, Frank Brown has been CEO of Communities In Schools of Atlanta, leading the organization’s mission to surround students with a community of support; empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. During the 2018 – 2019 academic school year, CIS of Atlanta had a presence at 65 schools spanning four metro-Atlanta school systems – Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton County, DeKalb County, and Fulton County. Under Brown’s leadership, CIS of Atlanta has invested in innovative new programs and partnered with private corporations and other nonprofits to increase its impact. Such new partnerships and programs include CIS of Atlanta partnering with the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) and receiving he 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant from the Georgia Department of Education to respectively support youth in foster care and open the Real World Academy after school STEM program. Also, under Brown’s leadership CIS of Atlanta’s staff has expanded from 18 to over 100 employees under the largest board approved operating budget to date to serve additional students in more schools and districts (most recently Clayton County). Such positive impacts have also been recognized by organizations, such as the United Way of Greater Atlanta, that awarded Communities In Schools of Atlanta with the 2018 Mark O’Connell Community Impact Award for showcasing an above-and-beyond commitment to improving Child Well Being throughout greater Atlanta. In 2019, Atlanta Magazine recognized Brown as one of Atlanta’s most powerful education leaders. Brown is also a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2019. Brown serves on the board of directors for Atlanta Partners For Education (AFPE). A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Brown majored in history and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Brown, the proud father of three sons, currently resides in Atlanta GA and enjoys yoga.
  • BEHS Alumni Memorial Mass (10/16/2018) - BEHS Alumni Memorial Mass Thursday, November 1st 10:40 AM BEHS Gymnasium Please join us Thursday, November 1st in the BEHS Gymnasium at 10:40 AM as we gather to celebrate Mass in memory of all deceased BEHS Alumni and Friends.  A small reception to be held immediately following.  All alumni, parents and friends are welcome. Please RSVP to Allison Heffernan – mattandallison@hotmail.com.
  • Leo Albano ’18 & The Notre Dame Player Walk (9/6/2018) - Our very own Leo Albano,’18 making his first “Player Walk” Appearance as a Notre Dame football player! The Notre Dame Game Day “Player Walk” Tradition – Coach Kelly and the Irish football team arrive at the Gug on Saturday afternoons for final preparations before taking the field at Notre Dame Stadium. After the team walks from the Gug to the Hesburgh Library, they proceed south toward the Stadium, and enter the house that Rockne built through the North Tunnel gates. ““