"Real World Wednesdays" is a program meant to connect current Bishop Ireton students with a diverse group of people beyond the classroom who can spark their interest further or even assist them in the future. Bishop Ireton is blessed with alumni, parents, faculty, staff and community leaders who can share their story and even share an interest or hobby with our students. As a college preparatory institution, we know that our students are interested in different fields of study and are exploring different career paths, service programs and possible spiritual vocations.
This program featured a conversation with Dr. Garwood Whaley and Chris Farrell (BI '68) who spoke about careers in music.
This program featured a conversation with Brad Kintz (BI '96) and Taylor Barnes (BI '13) who spoke about careers in the real estate.
This program featured a conversation with Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Calley (BI '84), Lieutenant Colonel Beau Mason (BI '96), Captain Madeleine Fortier (BI '14) and Second Lieutenant Victoria Sardegna (BI '18) who spoke about careers in the military.
The program featured Jake Odmark (BI '04) and Lizzie Donelan (BI '07) who discussed careers in theater, film and television.
The program featured Matthew Pugsley (BI ’79), Jay Galeota (BI ’84) and Wes Kaupinen (BI ’96) discussing careers in the pharmaceutical industry.
The program featured Dr. Suzy Buenaventura SMA ‘76, Dr. Rob Beer (BI '86) and Alex Orellana (BI '14) discussing careers in medicine.
The program was hosted by the BI Computer Science Honor Society (CSHS). It featured Alvaro Ramirez (father of Natalie Ramirez, CSHS President), Liam Moran (uncle of Colin and Caroline Miller, CSHS members), Kathryn Barnitt and Sarah Barnitt.
The program featured Bishop Ireton Diversity Council members Deacon Al Anderson, Jr. and Jacquline Raia, who shared the efforts of the council and the Bishop Ireton community.
The program featured three former Bishop Ireton principals: Rev. William F. Walsh, OSFS, Rev. William Metzger, OSFS and Father Matthew Hillyard, OSFS (BI '79).
The program, presented live in Hellmuth Library on the Marine Corps birthday and the day before Veterans Day, focused on careers in the military and featured Cardinal community members Colonel Carol Joyce (Bishop Ireton parent of alumnae) and Mr. Tony Verducci (Bishop Ireton parent of alumni).
The program focused on "Women in Law" and featured Patricia Seitz (SMA '68), Mary Catherine Gibbs (SMA '89), Beth Dalmut (BI '04) and Samantha Bass (BI '11).
Dr. Victor Deupi (BI '82), Jorge "Pat" Rios (BI '82), Dr. Kurt T. Steinberg (BI '89) and Peter Trippi (BI '83) spoke to current students and alumni about careers in arts, architecture and design.