Alumnae News

Academy Alumnae Reunion

From Summer Review 2018

Thank you to all who were able to come for this special event and we hope to see ALL of you again next year. The Class of ‘69 and ‘79 will be celebrating their 40th and 50th anniversaries.

 -Sister Lucile Hartmann, OSB

2019 Benet Hill Academy
Alumnae Reunion

SAVE THE DATES: July 27-28, 2019:
Please mark your calendars now.
Contact: Sister Lucile at
or call 719-633-0655 Ext. 118 

Class of ‘66 L to R: Bonnie Browne Collazo, Ellen Depatie, Dottie Alfonsin Watkins and Mary Dubois Carrothers


Classes of ‘69, ‘71, ’72 and ‘75 L to R: Cheryl Dingwell-Keckritz ’71, Kippy Throckmorton Hart ’75, Sugar Throckmorton Terbush ’72 and Sandi Damron ‘69

Class of ‘74 L to R (back): Claudia Klein, Karen Roebuck Terbeek, Lisa Fray and Michele Moore. L to R (front): Rachel McAfee Osborn, Mary Stapleton Graves, Peggy Carry and Valeria Pardue Donley.

Class of ‘78 L to R (back): Leann Lizzul, Shari Middlemist Silva, Laura Hazelett, Denice Morgali Johnson and Barbara Medley Langlois. L to R (front): Robin Jenkins Bremman, Rhonda Aragon Caruana, Kathy Dinmore, Donna Hemrick Kling and Pam Jenness.

Messages from those who could not attend.

“What fun it has been to open my email and find some messages and pictures from you all. I had hoped to make it to Colorado Springs for our reunion, but I fractured my foot when I was there in June, and it’s just to hard to travel right now. I think of my time at Benet Hill with a smile. We were very fortunate to attend such a wonderful school. The sisters gave us a great foundation to build upon.“ -Cherie Wagner Gipson, Class of‘78 


“I was planning on attending the reunion celebrations, but my husband, Steve, passed away on Tuesday. It has been such a shock to our family. I send love to my classmates of ‘68 and all alumnae that are celebrating, and of course to all the sisters who helped shape my ethos and life. My years at Benet Hill are a wonderful treasured memory.” -Kathy Antony, Class of ‘68 


“My years at Benet Hill were some of the best! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make the reunion. I’ll never forget the great times I had with you all, and wish you all the best.” -Ann (Tuso) Baxley 


“I really wanted to see everyone again because I have fond memories of our days at Benet Hill. We were lucky to have gone to such a wonderful school.” -Shelley Roberts Sullivan, Class of ‘78 

Benet Hill Academy Alumnae or call 719-633-0655 Ext. 118. 



♥ In deepest sympathy we remember our alumnae sisters and their families who have lost loved ones. 

Kathleen Huneke Antony, class of ‘68 on the loss of her husband, Steven Antony 





Alumni Song


The community of Benet Hill Monastery cherishes its community songs!

Through word and music, composed by Sisters Mary Alice Guilfoil and Mary Susan Kros, the spirit of the community is captured.  One song particularly reminds us of the thousands of Alumni, men and women whose lives were lovingly molded, minds creatively challenged and spirits lifted to an awareness of a loving Creator!  When we sing the words:  “From the far San Luis Valley, to the city one mile high, all through Colorado, we’ll live and love and die!”  We are reminded of our students in Walsenburg, the San Luis Valley, Pueblo , Colorado Springs, Denver and throughout other counties in Colorado whose lives enriched our lives!


We continue to try to capture some of these experiences, particularly connecting with Benet Hill Academy, the students and events that will never be forgotten; our Spirituality Center where students forged a new path of faith formation that continues to impact lives and the numerous elementary schools and two secondary schools whose graduates recall and share their stories and wonderful experiences.


We want to keep in touch with our Alumni!  Please fill out the Alumnae Information Form so that we may deliver news and updates to our previous students in a timely manner.


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On July 23-24, 2016, the Sisters of Benet Hill hosted the Benet Hill Academy All-Class Reunion at Benet Hill Monastery, The reunion focused on the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1966, as well as honor the classes of 1971, 1976 and 1981.


For more information on events, please call Sister Lucile Hartmann 719-633-0655, Ext. 118 or 719-355-1618. E-Mail: