For 100 years, students have formed strong bonds during their time at Cheverus, resulting in a loyal, active, and closely-knit alumni community. We invite you to stay involved with the school wherever your adventures have taken you since your days at Cheverus. Here are a few ways to get the most out of the Cheverus Alumni community and to give back in a meaningful way:
- Attend an Alumni Event on campus or at one of our regional events across the country
- Come back for Homecoming and/or your class Reunion
- Make a gift to your alma mater to ensure Cheverus remains one of the best college preparatory schools in Maine
- Update your contact info and tell us what you've been doing since graduation
- Contact us to find out how you can volunteer for Cheverus
Each and every member of our alumni community is important to us, so please be sure to update your contact information -- this will enable you to continue to receive communication from Cheverus, including the Cheverus Today alumni publication. Update your information here.
A Call for Volunteers
Are you an alumnus who keeps in touch with your classmates and regularly supports The Cheverus Fund? We are building our Class Agent program and need your help! Contact John Harvey ‘05, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at 207-774-6238 ext. 112 to learn more.
Michael McLaughlin '62 knew he wanted to be a scientist when he was eight years old. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and spent his career at MITRE, a consortium of federally funded research centers, in the Washington, DC area. Through his work, Michael realized that analyzing data was not something that came easily to many. Eventually, he was asked to teach an internal company course and never found a textbook that explained data analysis in a way that resonated with his colleagues, so he wrote a book on it. Data, Uncertainty and Inference is an informal introduction to state-of-the-art data analysis and is an e-book that is free to download.
Michael enjoyed reading the article about the Swan's Island Immersion in the most recent Cheverus Today. He said that exposure to science careers in the high school years is important. There were no science immersion opportunities when he was at Cheverus, but Michael remembers his high school years fondly. While there were many courses that were impactful, Michael said it was the general "culture of excellence and the culture of expectation at Cheverus" that stayed with him and pushed him to reach his childhood dream of being a scientist.
Are you looking for ways to serve the needs of people who are poor, to work for a more just society, and to grow deeper in Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition? The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) is a program for retired women and men, age 50 and over. The IVC incorporates two major components: ministry to the poor and reflection on that ministry.
If you are in the Portland area, the volunteer sites include Catholic Charities, Portland Adult Education, Partners for World Health, ILAP, and Strive. There are IVC programs across the nation. If you are interested in learning more about the IVC, please click here. If you have specific questions regarding the Portland program, the Portland Director Katherine Crosson, MPH can be reached at 207.808.8029 or firstname.lastname@example.org