Upcoming Reunions

Calling all reunion organizers!

Join us for an informational conference call with the Alumni Office. Learn how DJO can support your reunion efforts and assist with class lists, giveaway swag, venues/space, class Masses, etc. Reunions 101 teleconferences are held the first Friday of every month at 12 noon Eastern. Please RSVP to alumni@bishopoconnell.org for for the dial in information.

Upcoming Reunions

The classes of '61 and '62 are planning a Florida event on Mar. 8-10, 2019 at the Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne, Fla. Contact Sara Parker Josephson for additional information.

Class of 1983 New date for your 35-year reunion! Join your classmates at Mad Fox Brewery in Falls Church on November 17, 2018. Click here to email the organizers with questions.

Class of 1988 - save the date! October 26 & 27 for your 30th reunion - Legwarmers, Mad Fox Brewery and Mass at your alma mater. Special hotel rates for out of towners at the Hilton Garden Inn Falls Church (book with code DJO88). Visit the class' FB event for more details.

Class of 1998 -Tickets are now available for the class of 1998's 30-year reunion! Enjoy a fun evening (Friday, November 23) with classmates at the Hyatt in Tyson's Corner. Click here for tickets and make sure your contact information is current by emailing alumni@bishpoconnell.org.

Class of 2007 - Stay tuned – Some of your classmates are in the planning process. To be added to the interest list, please contact alumni@bishopoconnell.org.

Class of 2008 - Save Friday, November 23, 2018 for your ten year reunion! Mix and mingle with your classmates at Mister Days in Clarendon from 7-10 pm; food and drink are on your own. Click here to contact the organizers.

Reunion Recaps

Events in 2018

The class of 1963 held a Flip-Flop 55th Reunion at the Holiday Inn (66th Street) in Ocean City, Maryland in late September. Please send any photos from the get together to alumni@bishopoconnell.org to be included in the Knights Pages.

The class of 1965 held their annual get together in late September at Samuel Beckett's in Shirlington. Thank you to everyone who attended!

The class of 1968 reunion committee put on a spectacular 50-year reunion in late September. The class hosted a meet & greet at O'Connell on Friday evening, a golf outing, Mass and tours at the school and a banquet at Westwood Country Club. Please make sure you email your photos to alumni@bishopoconnell.org so we can include them in our upcoming magazine!

Class of 1978 had a wonderful reunion over Columbus day weekend with a meet & greet at Brion's Grill, a class Mass and get together at PJ Skidoos. Classmates can view photos by clicking here.

Class of 1993 - reunited on campus at the Homecoming football game. The fun continued that evening with reserved space at Whitlow's in Arlington. Contact the reunion committee by emailing alumni@bishpoconnell.org.


Events in 2017

Classes of 1961 and 1962 held a joint reunion September 30-October 1. The class enjoyed a tour of the Library of Congress and a dinner dance at the Washington Dulles Hilton. The classes then returned to O’Connell for a Mass and plaque dedication honoring several of their deceased classmates. There were over 110 in attendance thanks to the efforts of reunion coordinators Kay and Jack Larmer, Kayleen and Hap Hadd, Jane and Joe Cochran, Terry Innocenti; Mike Rush, Mike Sneed, Dennis Dwyer and Sara Josephson.

Class of 1965 gathered for a joint 70th birthday party at Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub this September. Several of the 50-year class reunion coordinators stayed on the committee to help plan this fun event. Many thanks to: Tacey Battley, Eileen Ward Beale, Betty Ann Maguire Culhane, Jeannie Hansohn, Mike Lubeley, Joe McClellan, Chuck Minchik, Tom Shean, Bob Welsh and Rosemary Wilhelm.

Class of 1967 had an amazing 50-year reunion the weekend of July 7-9. The class opened their festivities with a happy hour at Tysons Biergarten, enjoyed a picnic at Turkey Run Park and held a dinner dance event at Bull Run Country Club. The class’ daytime events included a golf outing, an ultimate Frisbee tournament on the O’Connell athletic fields and a tour of the school. Reunion organizers were Dennis and Jeanne Whyte Kraft (chairs) and coordinators included Julie Kirchner Van Buren, Lynette Maier Shields, Candy Kane, Rick Deutsch, Debbie Pestell Johns, Kathy Ornborne Galloway and Jerry Valenzi. A special thank you to the class for their generous donation to the Alumni Scholarship and Knight Fund.

Class of 1972 - gathered for their 45 year reunion at the home of Brian & Kim Mercer for a catered dinner. Many of the classmates also returned to O’Connell Sunday morning for a class Mass, a tour of the school and coffee and donuts in the faculty lounge.

Class of 1977 - enjoyed a weekend full of events starting with a gathering at Brion’s Grille in Fairfax and a trip to the Reston Town Center fall festival where classmates jammed to the Fabulous Dialtones where classmate Peter Warren plays guitar and harmonica. The class held a Mass at the school and toured O’Connell – some for the first time in 40 years! Reunion coordinators were Mark Ingrao, Peter Warren, Suzanne Nirschl Brown, Blues Arango, Darlene Brown, Maria Castells Elliott, Amy Louviere, Darlene Gehley Brown, Vicki Dettmar Rutson, Patti Stevens, Sandy Hinshaw Darville, Fran Goldbranson Arnold, Mike “Beep” Easley and Matt Kelly.

Class of 1982 -joined the O’Connell Knights at Homecoming and kicked off their festivities with a pre-game tailgate.

Class of 1987 - celebrated thirty years with cocktails and appetizers at Chima in Tysons Corner in September. Reunion organizers were Raynelle Araques and Paola Quiroz.

Class of 1992 - gathered in October at Ireland's Four P's on Broad Street in Falls Church.

Class of 2012 - met for a 5 year Christmas time reunion at Whitlow's on Wilson in Arlington, VA last December! Stay tuned for the next gathering!

E-mail the Alumni Office if you would like to discuss planning a reunion. It's never to early to start the process and we can help!

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