Dear Cristo Rey Alumni,
In this Spring newsletter you will find a few exciting networking opportunities designed especially for you! In addition, I would like to invite our current college alumni to The LaSalle Network and Cristo Rey Career Development Conference on Friday, June 10 at Cristo Rey. The event will offer opportunities for current alumni in college from Cristo Rey, and sister schools Cristo Rey St. Martin and Christ The King Jesuit College Prep, to enhance their career development understanding and become great candidates for potential internships and job opportunities. The event will feature sessions on resume/cover letter best practices, LinkedIn workshop, offer negotiations, leveraging CWSP, job/internship search 101, and more! Visit our website for more details and to register.
Read on for news and highlights on your fellow alumni, volunteer opportunities, and more. And for our alumni 21 and over, please join us for ¡VIVA! 2022 at the Bridgeport Art Center on Thursday, May 5. A discounted ticket rate is available for Cristo Rey alumni. We hope to see you there!
Manager of Alumni Support
Jackie Ovalle '08
Jacqueline 'Jackie' Ovalle '08 is currently the bilingual education programs manager at Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education. Read Jackie's story.
Fernando Sotelo '21
Recent Cristo Rey graduate Fernando is attending Saint Xavier University studying wildlife, and has a passion for international travel.
Read more about Fernando.
Lucia Moya-Calderon '12
CR alumna Lucia is currently the Director of Community Relations for the 25th Ward in Chicago. She is pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a new mom! Read on.
CALLING ALL GRADUATES!
To the Class of 2018 and beyond, many of you are a few weeks away from graduating college! What an amazing accomplishment, CR is so proud of you. Please send us your graduation pictures!
Photos may be used in our bi-annual printed newsletter or social media.
Run the Rey 5K
We were thrilled to see many alumni and friends come back to campus for the Run the Rey Hybrid 5K on April 2. If you'd like to be involved in planning for next year's Run the Rey, or if you still want purchase a limited edition Run the Rey Sentrock
t-shirt, contact Taylor Sticha.
On March 31, the College Counseling team welcomed 12 alumni to speak to the current juniors about their college application experience and transition to college. If you are interested in volunteering for future events email Citlally Delgado.
CR ALUMNI NETWORKING EVENTS
ALPFA + CRISTO REY
Wednesday, April 27 at CR
Cristo Rey and ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) are hosting a networking event on April 27 at Cristo Rey. Join us for drinks, apps, and fellowship. Free headshots will be available! Register to attend.
Alumni for Jobs Forum & Social
Thursday, May 12 at CNA Building
Hosted by the John Buck Company and CR alum and Board Member Guillermo Cruz of Aon Corporation, join us to talk about widening our CWSP reach with CR alumni who work for participating and prospective job partners. RSVP here.
CONNECT WITH CRISTO REY
- LinkedIn: Join Cristo Rey's Alumni Group on LinkedIn and connect with your fellow alumni!
- Volunteer: If you would like to engage with CR students and support their academic and professional development, see these volunteer opportunities.
- Alumni Spotlights: If you would like to share your story with us for an Alumni Spotlight, or nominate a fellow CR alum, please let us know!
- Cristo Rey is hiring: Check out our career opportunities.
Cristo Rey's premier fundraising event ¡VIVA! is back! Join us at the Bridgeport Art Center on Thursday, May 5, 2022 as we celebrate 25 years of Cristo Rey. Festivities include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, seated dinner, and entertainment featuring Cristo Rey's student Ballet Folklorico dancers. After dinner, kick up your heels with CR alum DJ Mayhem, Martin Arredondo '12. A cash and prize raffle will be held, and live auction items will be announced soon. Get your alumni discounted tickets today!
OTHER UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS
Tuesday, May 10: Misa de Las Madres
Friday, June 3: Class of 2022 Graduation
Check out Cristo Rey's full calendar for more events.