West Haven man credited with stopping runaway Amtrak rail cars

Reuben Clarke, NDWH ’18, is credited with saving lives with his quick actions on an Amtrak train bound for Penn Station on Thanksgiving Eve.

Posted in: Alumni,
Tags: Alumni, Amtrak, Bravery, Connecticut, Education, Graduation, Heroism, Mentorship, New Haven, Notre Dame of West Haven, Rensselaer,
Students Attend Career Day at BIC Headquarters in Shelton

Thank you to the BIC Corporation and to Chief Financial Officer, Jim DiPietro, who coordinated a career day at their headquarters in Shelton. Fifty-seven students, staff and mentors from both Kolbe Cathedral High School and Notre Dame West Haven attended the event. The day included 12 speakers from all different branches of BIC – marketing, […]

Posted in: In The News,
Tags: BIC Corporation, Bridgeport, Careers, College Preparation, Connecticut, Education, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship, Notre Dame of West Haven,
Shepherds 20th Anniversary Gala Was Record Success

Shepherds 20th Anniversary Gala at The Inn at Longshore in Westport on Thursday, October 11th was a time for celebration and for reflection on the accomplishments of our more than 300 student alumni and their mentors. It also served as a platform for creating a foundation for the next 20 years — as Executive Director, […]

Posted in: Fundraising,
Tags: 20th Anniversary, Alumni, Awards, Bridgeport, College Preparation, Connecticut, Education, Fundraising, Gala, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship, Notre Dame of West Haven,


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Shepherds sponsors and mentors change lives, one student at a time. By mentoring students and funding their education, they greatly increase a student’s ability to succeed. Read more.


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