Mary McElroy
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

By Rachel Robertson, Class of 2012

As a small town girl living in Robertsdale, Mary McElroy has always dreamed of living in the big city, and now she finally has her chance. Accepted to Barnard College in New York City, Mary has certainly made McGill-Toolen proud. Her hard work and leadership are exemplified not only through a rigorous course load but through varsity soccer and multiple clubs as well. Lettering in a varsity sport her junior and senior year, Mary has learned what balancing a schedule really means. Her commute to school takes an hour, and her soccer practice and homework often grow overwhelming. She explains that taking on so many responsibilities has taught her how to discover what is important in life: school, soccer, family, and friends. Even with athletics and academics, she always makes time for a social life. She credits McT for her Catholic education that readies her to face any challenge that may arise in the future. Devoted not only to God but to school as well, Mary serves in the Ambassador Club, National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Hi-Q Team, and The McGillian newspaper, using her impressive intellect to give back to McGill. She eagerly accepted the challenge of five AP classes her senior year, ultimately graduating with a 4.17 weighted GPA and 32 on the ACT. Becoming a National Merit Commended Student and voted Ideal Graduate of McT, Mary became the desired student of every college; she received an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy, was accepted to the Honors Program at Boston College, and was accepted to Fordham University where she was offered the Deanís Honor Scholarship. Despite all of her options, Mary was most attracted to Barnard College, where she will attend this upcoming fall majoring in environmental biology.


Fall 2011 Omega
Spring 2012 Omega

The Catholic High Schools Alumni Association of Mobile (CHSAAM)

“From the Many Comes One”

Welcome to the CHSAAM web page! Hello, my name is Marian Diemert Watts, Bishop Toolen, Class of 1972. I am the Alumni Director for McGill-Toolen. We are very excited to bring you our web page, which will offer up-to-date news and schedules regarding Mobile area Catholic High School reunions, alumni events, and other events of interest to our alumni. I hope you will have as much fun visiting it as we had putting it together. If you have any suggestions, comments, questions, please let me hear from you.

We need your help to update our records.

We have over 18,000 records in our database and we have had a number of changes to our database management system and several updates to our current software. We know that some of our information is incorrect.

We have had many calls about duplicate mailings to a single address. To eliminate this, the mailing label for the Omega has a list of all the names we have at a given address. We are not sure our info is accurate.

Please take a look at your label and give us a call (251) 441-0809 or email us so that we can make any necessary corrections.

Thank you for your help.


James W. "Bo" Muscat Jr., MT '86, President
Francine Swan McIntosh, ME '64, Recording Secretary
James R. "Jay" Cox, MT '89, Treasurer
Richard Thomas "Tommy" Ankerson, Jr. MT '96
Ross E. "Trey" Hutchisson III, MT '87
David C. Morris, MT '98
Timothy J. Mullek, MT '88
Catherine M. Naman, MT '83
W. Russell Reilly, MT '85
Karen Saint Sullivan, MT '92
Susan Saint Veasey, MT '96
Mitzi Zalopany Wolfarth, BT '59

Rev. W. Bry Shields, President
Kim Dunne, Development Director
Michelle Tacon Haas, Principal
Marian Diemert Watts, BT '72, Alumni Director

Reunion Packet

If you are planning your class reunion, call the Alumni Office at 251.441.0809, for your free Reunion packet which includes the following:
  • Class list
  • Mailing Labels
  • One Copy of Finding Roots, Gaining Wings by Anna Crow
  • Golden Diplomas for 50th reunions
  • 50th Anniversary Reception hosted by the McGill-Toolen Foundation, contact Kathy Killion 251.445.2939

CHSAAM Calendar

  • Oct 19, 2012 - Homecoming Under the Tent
  • May 4, 2013 - Joseph Perez Tennis/Golf Tournament

Joseph Perez Tennis/Golf Tournament 2013 Flyer

Scheduled Reunions

Class of 1952
McGill Institute
October 19-21, 2012
Contact: J.C. McAleer 251.438.4615 x 109

Class of 1963
Bishop Toolen, Convent of Mercy, McGill Institute
June 8, 2013
Contacts: Carole Fransen Graf 251.343.6279
Mary Ann Kalifeh McConnell 251.343.0599, maryannmcconnell@robertsbrothers .com
Patsy Davison Starkey 251.709.4636,
Janet Logan Druhan 251.344.6650,
Diane Busbee Hines 251.344.8776
Mary Ellen Johnson Reilly 251.473.7983,
Gene Hines 251.344.8776
Skeeter Morris 251.476.8545,
Fred Shell 251.633.7999,

Class of 1973
Bishop Toolen, McGill Institute
June 21-22, 2013
Contact: Edward Courtney
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Class of 1983
August 2-3, 2013
Contact: Ann Whitespunner 251.490.3015
Facebook:McGill-Toolen Class of 1983

Class of 1987
October 13, 2012
Contacts: Ashley Muscat Burch
Trey Hutchisson

Class of 1988
October 11, 2013
Contact: Amy Petruzelli

Class of 1993
June 14-15, 2013
Contact: Facebook: McGill Toolen Class of 93

Class of 2003
December 23, 2013
Contacts: Trent Walters 251.232.4261
Hermaine Williamson 251.622.1047

Recent Reunions:

Class of 1962
Bishop Toolen, Convent of Mercy, McGill Institute
May 18-20, 2012
Contacts: Diane Perez Muscat 251.476.5781;251.591.5013
Terri Ford Banks 251.633.3943; 251.602.0008
Bessie Reese McNider 251.342.3207; 251.422.2628
Rick Nelson

Class of 1972
Bishop Toolen, McGill Institute
June 9, 2012
Contacts: Ginger Crow Drago 251.401.0540;
Leslie Lauten Johnson 251.709.4655;

Class of 1982
June 15-16, 2012
Contact: Mike Rogers 251.479.2675;

Class of 1992
June 22-24, 2012