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    Susan Garke 

    Alumni Director, Library Aide
    (209) 524-9611 Ext: 113

Connections Magazine


The CCHS Alumni Association was established in 1992. All graduates and former students are members of the Central Catholic High School Alumni Association. The Alumni Office works to facilitate the participation of alumni in the life of the school and to foster lifelong friendships among alumni.

The Alumni office hours are 8:30am to 11:30am. Please send us your address updates and life updates. You may email your updates to Susan Garke or call (209) 524-6821.
Career Day
Each spring Central Catholic High School hosts Career Day. On this day, a number of our alumni, parents and friends of the community return to campus to provide insight into the variety of professions and diverse career paths available to students today. Olympian and CCHS graduate, Kendall Wesenberg ’08, was the keynote speaker on March 16, 2018.

Our alumni represented a wide array of careers, such as: Chuck Covolo ’79, Civil Engineering, Kalani Souza ’98, Police Work, Don Breshears ’82, Technical Production, Marilyn Dompe ’72, Marketing, Dr. Kjiersten Fagnan ’97, Informatics, Joey Heck ’13, Music, Stephanie-Louise Jamieson ’00, Public Law, Marianne Lipanovich ’73, Writing, Kristiana Moore ’03, Homeland Security & Justice Analyst, Annmarie J. Polis Relstab ’77, Health Care, Anthony Varni ’01, School Administration, Katie Cosner ’01, Health Care, Samantha Abbate ’12, Agriculture, and Dr. Matthew Zahr ’07, Computational Engineering.

We are able to host important days like this because of the generosity of our alumni, friends and parents. A special thank you to our donors, Classic Wine Vinegar, Inc. , Walter Nicolau, Jr. ’70, Starbucks, Subway, CCHS PTG, Traina Foods, William Traina ’82, the Govea Family, ( Antoinette Relva Govea ’85) , the Alegre Family, the Grimes Family, the Antillon- Silva Family, Cambra Farms, and Rizo Lopez Foods Inc.

Our 2020 Career Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2020. For more information, contact Mary Garrett (209) 524-9611 Ext: 111, or Susan Garke (209) 524-9611 Ext: 113,

Raider Family Trap Shoot
The 20th Annual Raider Family Trap Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Escalon Sportsmen’s Club. For more information please contact Gary Garke at (209) 996-4681.

The 2018 winning team consisted of Severino Rossini ’19, Liam Pecchenino ’16, Jerry Smith, Tara Chapman and Gary Garke ’72. A special thank you to Tim Harrity '72, for barbequing the delicious tri-tips.

Senior Ethics Day

Senior Ethics Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Del Rio Golf and Country Club.  Every year this special event provides a unique opportunity for our Central Catholic students to experience a day of roundtable discussions on ethical decision making facilitated by our alumni, parents, and community leaders. For more information, contact Sinh Diep (209) 524-9611 Ext: 109,
The Class of 1979
The Class of 1979 reunion is in the planning stages for their 40th reunion. If you would like to help, the next planning meeting will be on June 12 th at 5:30 p.m. at Skewers, located at 821 L St, Modesto. For more information contact Lance

The Class of 1989

The Class of 1989 30th Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Dale Boyett’s house at 125 Griswold Avenue. For more information, contact Suzanne Wend at (209) 996-0641.

The Class of 1998

The Class of 1998 reunion is in the planning stages for their 20th reunion. For more information, contact Katie MacDonald Schendel or on her Facebook page.

The Class of 1999
The Class of 1999 20th Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Twin Rivers Saloon, 7000 Maze Blvd, Modesto, CA. For more information, contact Brandon Schut at

The Class of 2003
The Class of 2003 reunion is in the planning stages for their 15th reunion. For more information, contact Christina Stokman Postma