Welcome   top

Welcome, Holy Names Academy Alumnae!

What do you remember most from your days at HNA? Perhaps you’ll answer “friends,” or “teachers,” or “the building itself.” Perhaps you’ll recall the strong bonds you formed as part of a Catholic high school for young women. Or the sights and sounds of a school that continues to educate young women in an environment you remember as if it were yesterday.

The HNA Alumnae Office exists to keep you connected with HNA and with each other. Make sure we have your current contact information. (You can update your address here.)


Contribute Information and Photos to HNA’s Alumnae Facebook Page

We welcome your suggestions of information—especially photos—that we may consider for inclusion on the school’s Facebook pages or the Columns publication. Please e-mail information and attached photo images to alumnae@holynames-sea.org. Please include your contact information and all relevant information.


HNA Alumnae Association Mission Statement:

  • Promotes active relationships among the alumnae and between the alumnae and the school.

  • Provides social, spiritual, and community-oriented events.

  • Appreciates the diversity and participation of each alumna.

Address Update   top

Keeping your address and contact information current will help us make sure you have the most up-to-date information about Holy Names Academy Alumnae news and events.

To update your address and contact information please e-mail the Alumnae Office at alumnae@holynames-sea.org.

Alumnae Board   top

The Alumnae Board coordinates the following events throughout the year for the HNA Alumnae: the Young Alumnae Christmas Social; Annual Luncheon; 50th Year/50PLUS Reunion; Sniff, Swirl, and Sip Winetasting; and a community-service project. The Alumnae Board welcomes participation from any interested alumna.

If you are interested in joining this board or assisting at one of the many alumnae events, contact Aoife Gallagher Groppo '00, Director of Alumnae Relations.  Get involved with your alma mater!


2016-2017 Alumnae Board

Shon Gates-Wertman ’02


Eva Strickland '03

Vice President

Kelli Kapahua ’04 and Jennifer Lee ’93


LiseMarie Curda '06


Christine Dahlen Beck '84

Christine Mencias '02

Elise Becker '08

Hannah Modin '08

Sarah Schwartz Beeson '91

Madison Pascua '04

Michaela Bromfield '07

Sister Rosemary Perisich, SNJM '56

Elizabeth Buttrick '06

Jessica Mikasa Perry '00

Trish Thoensen Coleman '73

Catherine Potts '68

Elizabeth Coleman Davis '03

Anne Pryor '04

Annie Wickwire Delucchi ’82

Kathryn Faille Pryor '69

Jill Eagle '02

Barbara Read '70

Jai-Anana Elliott '91

Megan Sherman '03

Bretta Fogerty '03

Nicole Simard '10

Alissa Frugé ’16

Clare Eagle Spano '06

Patricia Geraghty '65

Casey Stevens '00

Jessica Gockel '03

Michaela Dorres Terrenzio '03

Taylor Grady '11

Joann Jane Gulla Urtula '04

Sarah Gudaitis '07

Marilyn Watterson '60

Adriana Johnson '09

Sarah Yohannes '04

Jessica Keuss Kreul '88

Aoife Gallagher Groppo '00

Director of Alumnae Relations

Liz Eldredge Swift ’71

Head of School & Principal

Erin Wicklund '97

Planned Giving Officer

Alumnae Events   top

Sunday, October 2, 2016,  7:30 a.m. to Noon, Lake Union

Support HNA Crew at the Tail of the Lake Regatta on Lake Union.

Saturday, December 17, 2016, in the HNA Parlors

Graduates from the Classes of 2008 through 2016 (the past nine years!) are invited to get together during the holidays. Invitations will be e-mailed; be sure HNA Alumnae Office has your current e-mail address. 

Alumnae Luncheon Invitation 2017ANNUAL ALUMNAE LUNCHEON
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11 a.m. at Seattle Golf Club

Invitations will be postal-mailed to alumnae living in the Greater Puget Sound area and e-mailed to all. Reservations are required.
Click here to register for the Alumnae Luncheon.

Friday, April 28, 2017, 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the HNA Parlors

Alumnae, HNA parents, friends, and family—21 or over—are invited to attend the ever-popular alumnae wine-tasting event in the HNA parlors. Attendees will receive a wine glass with the HNA logo (while supplies last) and taste offerings from the following Washington wineries: Karma Vineyards, Mark Ryan Winery, Otis Kenyan, and Parejas Cellars. Cheese, crackers, and fruit also provided. Tickets are $20 if you pre-register and $25 if you pay at the door.
Click here to register for the Wine-Tasting Event.

Saturday, May 13, 2017, at HNA

Mass and reception for all alumnae celebrating 50 years or more since high-school graduation. The Alumnae Board will host a luncheon for the Class of 1967 in celebration of their 50-year reunion.

Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Magnuson Park Theatre

Thistle Theatre will perform the kids' puppet show, Three Billy Goats Gruff, at Magnuson Park Theatre. The Alumnae Board will host a small gathering at the theater after the play, with kids' snacks and drinks. Alumnae and their families welcome to attend. Tickets will be available for purchase through HNA Alumnae Office.

HNA Alumnae Networking Opportunities

On Facebook:  Like us at www.facebook.com/HNAalumnae

HNA Alums on LinkedIn: Join the Holy Names Academy Alumnae Group

Questions regarding any of the Alumnae events or programs? Contact Aoife Gallagher Groppo at (206) 720-7804 or alumnae@holynames-sea.org.

Who's Your Class Rep?   top

Click on your decade for a current listing. Some class reps have direct links to their own e-mail addresses; others can be reached by contacting the Alumnae Office. If no name is listed for your graduating class, please consider being a class rep for your class. Contact the Alumnae Office for more information.


Molly Abrams Brackett and Rosemary Branigan
Helen Poeppel Cosgrove and Helen Melia Graves
Diane Flood Gustaveson and Margaret McDevitt

Class Reunions   top

It’s 2017! A Reunion Year for All Classes Ending in “2” or “7”


Reunion planning doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Whether it is your 5th or your 75th reunion, contact the HNA Alumnae Office, to find out how HNA can assist you. The HNA Alumnae Office will provide great advice, a current class list, mailing labels, postage for mailings, and complimentary refreshments and a school tour, if you choose to gather at HNA for all, or part, of your reunion. HNA will publish your reunion information in the Columns and post it on the school’s website.

E-mail your inquiry to alumnae@holynames-sea.org, or (206) 720-7804, for more details.

Hover over your graduation year to see more reunion details.


Graduation Year



May 13, 2017


May 13, 2017


May 13, 2017


May 12 & 13, 2017


August 12, 2017


July 22-23, 2017


July 16, 2017


August 19-20, 2017


August 13, 2017


June 23-25, 2017



Distinguished Alumnae & Nomination Form   top

HNA Alumnae Are Distinguished in Many Ways!

Help us recognize outstanding Holy Names Academy Alumnae who are making a difference. We invite you to nominate an alumna in recognition of her accomplishments and her embodiment of the HNA Mission. One to three alumnae are selected annually as award recipients and honored at the annual HNA Alumnae Luncheon.

Please submit the name of your nominee to: alumnae@holynames-sea.org

Distinguished Alumnae Nomination Form


HNA Distinguished Alumnae

Alumnae Merchandise   top


Contact the Alumnae Office for more information or to make a purchase.




Fleece Jacket (black)


Hoodie Zip Sweatshirt Jacket




Legacy Infant Onesie


Black Golf Shoe Bag


Alumnae Knit Scarf (striped)


Canvas Bag


HNA Bistro Mug


Notecards (4-pack)


HNA Apron


Past Columns Publication   top

From the Archives   top

Holy Names Academy History Boards

A beautiful set of historical boards, put together for HNA's 125th anniversary celebration. They are available for you to view in PDF format. We hope you find them informative and enjoyable.



ALMA MATER: Holy Names Forevermore

Holy Names we sing thy praises,
Alma Mater, loving true;
Ev’ry breeze thy banner raises
To the heavens azure blue.


Holy Names thy children love thee,
Sing thy praises o’er and o’er.
All our lives we’ll guard thy honor,
Holy Names Forevermore.


Holy Names, abide forever
In the crimson-gated West,
Fair Seattle pride and glory
‘Neath the cloud-wreathed mountain’s crest.


While thy glowing cross resplendent,
Sheds her beams from lake to sound;
Symbol of the faith undaunted
Which in Holy Names was found.


Holy Names we tell thy power,
Where the past and future meet;
Often may thy children gather
At their Alma Mater’s feet.


May thy light send forth a beacon
To thy children far and near,
As a gentle benediction
Whispering each a welcome here.

Transcript Request   top

Alumnae who need transcripts should: 

1)  Send a written, signed request with the following information to the Registrar: Your name in school, year of graduation or attendance, and where you wish the transcript sent. Include $5.00 per transcript.

2)  Complete and mail the linked request form.

Contact the Registrar, Sister Linda Riggers, SNJM, if you need clarification, (206) 720-7823 or attendance@holynames-sea.org.

 Contact Us

Be sure to notify the Alumnae Office of any address changes, new e-mail accounts, or updates. Please contact Aoife Gallagher Groppo, Director of Alumnae Relations, at alumnae@holynames-sea.org.

Oral History Video   top

View the HNA Alumnae Oral-History Video

Alumnae share their thoughts and memories of attending Holy Names Academy. Maybe one of your classmates is in the video.

Share your memories on our Alumnae Facebook page.

Sign: Where Are HNA Alumnae?   top

Where in the World SignClick to open and print.

Thousands of HNA alumnae live and work throughout the world, and we would love to see where you are! Click the HNA Alumna sign to download and print (PDF), fill in your class year, take a photo with it wherever you are, and e-mail it to the HNA Alumnae Office at alumnae@holynames-sea.org. We will publish your photo on the Facebook page Holy Names Academy Seattle Alumnae and display it proudly in the Alumnae Office at HNA. Looking forward to seeing your photos!

—Aoife Gallagher Groppo ’00, Director of Alumnae Relations    Aoife with Alumnae Sign