Alverno High School Alumnae Return to Mentor Current Students

Vivian Nguyen, Erika Medina, and Diana Phillippi '78
Rose Boubion and Tania Stewart '00

Twelve Alverno High School alumnae recently returned to campus to participate in the school’s 8-Minute Mentoring Program and share their careers and work experiences with students. Each of the mentors shared a different career for current Alverno students to consider as they begin to make decisions about college. Current professions held by the alumnae mentors included a marriage and family therapist, mediation judge and family attorney, event planner, dentist, police officer, veterinarian, outreach coordinator, assistant professor of oncology, program manager and program supervisor for different organizations, and Senior Specialist for the American Cancer Society. “I thought the mentoring program was

Lauren Hirschmann and Gaby Galgoul Fisher '01

great for the students,” said Lauren Capoccia ‘01, a Registered Nurse at Huntington Memorial Hospital. “A lot of them were unsure of what they wanted to study in college, let alone what career path to choose, and I was no different when I was at Alverno. Even if they weren’t interested in my career, one of the main points I wanted to get across was to make sure that whatever they end up choosing as a major in college or career path, that they truly are interested in the subject and enjoy their work.” “This was my first time participating in the program,” said Diana Phillippi ‘78, Event Planner and Business Owner. “This is an exceptional opportunity for the students to learn about a variety of career options. As a result, I will be mentoring two of these young women

Carol Coleman Gregory '95 and Gabby Prado

on the event planning industry. I look forward to it being a win-win for all of us! “Alverno is fortunate to have over 4,200 alumnae in professions across the country,” said Julia V. Fanara, Head of School. “These women help to serve as role models for our current students and are examples of the ways that Alverno works to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and are always grateful for their continued support and commitment to their alma mater.”

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,200 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit

Amanda Casalegno '07 and Cameron Martinez
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