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Paul Lechner, Class of Grosse Pointe South 1982, has led a very full life post-graduation.

In honor of a year-long celebration commemorating a century of excellence in the Grosse Point Public School System, the Grosse Pointe Alumni and Friends Association has partnered with the district to profile 100 illustrious alumni of our district. 

Maureen Magee, Grosse Pointe North, class of 1995, currently works in Dakar, Senegal. Read more about her journey from GPPSS to the world of overseas service. 

Anne Gryzenia, Grosse Pointe South class of 1993, recently became the first female publisher of the Grosse Pointe News. Read all about it here.

Alumni Profile: Dan Ritter, Grosse Pointe North Class of 1990, is an accounting whiz-- and Presidential appointee. Read his story here. 

Alumni Profile: Mike and Shirley Vining, Grosse Pointe High School (“The High”) Class of 1957... A Love Story

Dr. Ronald Uppleger and Dr. Katherine Solomich, both graduates of Grosse Pointe North and University of Michigan Dental School, make an impressive father-daughter team committed to keeping Grosse Pointe's smiles bright.

Pete Brown, a graduate from Grosse Pointe North in 1996, helps non-profits and educational organizations with their marketing and general communication strategies today.

Meet the Sheeren sisters, Elizabeth and Claire. They are graduates of Grosse Pointe South and work tirelessly to fundraise for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's palliative care program.  

Leah Nadeau, who graduated from Grosse Pointe North in 2009, is a contemporary abstract painter. Raised in Grosse Pointe, she now calls the Seattle metropolitan area home.

Grosse Pointe North class of 1999 graduate Eric Morath got his start writing for The North Pointe. Now he's the editor of economic news policy for the Wall Street Journal. Read more about his journey.

2016 Grad Nina White is preparing to make her Broadway debut later this year. Read how the Grosse Pointe Public School System helped prepare her.

Michael Retherford, Grosse Pointe North class of 1989, has made a career out of doing what he loves.

PJ Veltri, North Class of 2007, takes us on a theatrical journey, showing us how you can make a living doing what you love - if you’re committed to it.

Judge Terrence Berg, Grosse Pointe South class of 1977, shares his path from GPPSS to the federal bench. 

Ambassador Rick Mills, Grosse Pointe South Class of 1977, shares how GPPSS helped shape his pathway through a successful U.S. Foreign Service career. 

Two-time world champion equestrian, Lorelle Meadows, takes us on her journey from Grosse Pointe North to administration in Higher Education.

Arthur Bradley Eisenbrey III, MD, Ph.D., Grosse Pointe High School Class of 1968, has lived a life committed to social action and integrity. He shares fond memories of how GPPSS played an integral part in who he is today.

Grosse Pointe North graduate Akhil Shreeraj Mankad shares how the Gearheads robotics team shaped his life after GPPSS. 

Shannon D. Simonovich, Ph.D., RN, shares her pathway from Grosse Pointe South to faculty at DePaul's School of Nursing. 

Scarlett Constand, Grosse Pointe South Class of 2016, shares her struggles and wins as a GPPSS student on the Autism Spectrum.

From Trade Show producer to film producer to author - South Grad, Dean Lachiusa, has been bitten by all the creative bugs.

2009 North Grad, Catherine Santrock, shows us why combining your passions is a winning strategy.

Love and marriage, love and marriage… and money? They go together with the help of South grad, Andy Hill, the host of the award-winning podcast called "Marriage Kids and Money," a show dedicated to helping young families build wealth and happiness.

Julie Berger Nixon, class of 1989 of Grosse Pointe North and current faculty member at Grosse Pointe North, reunited with her high school sweetheart Tom Nixon and now have a family of four and two dogs in Grosse Pointe Woods.

From starring in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Grosse Pointe North to owning a law firm in Nashville, Robb Bigelow's path has been paved with music – and an understanding that we’re all in this together.

Mark Rieth, of Atwater Brewery, shares his path from Grosse Pointe North to Michigan State University; and from the auto industry to owning a successful brewery. 

Jeremy Schroeder, Grosse Pointe South class of 1990, is a non-fiction cinematographer with his own company, has shot over 250 episodes of Law and Order, and has worked alongside Arthur Penn, Kirk Jones, Helen Hunt, Lasse Hallström, and Steven Soderburgh; and amazing actors - his favorites being Sigourney Weaver, Bette Midler, Jimmy Marsden, Amy Adams, Robert DeNiro, and Colin Firth.

Dr. Kristina (Seago) Case, Grosse Pointe North class of 2003, knew from a young age that she wanted to be a dentist. Her path to this end lead her to University Dayton, Temple University, and right back home to the Detroit area where she practices today.

Paulina (Perakis) Jayne, Grosse Pointe South class of 2014, is currently a touring urban country music artist. She is the opening act for headliners such as Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, and Old Dominion and is the founder of Girl King Co., a cutting-edge artist management company in Nashville, TN. She credits her success to the Grosse Pointe Public School teachers who saw something in her from the very start.

Bob Schmitt, Grosse Pointe South class of 1976, has devoted his entire career to public service. He has served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and is currently working within the United States Secret Service (USSS). He credits Mr. Coury, his 9th-grade Civics teacher at South for sparking an interest in this field.

Mary (Colombo) Mancus and Madeleine Mancus, the mother-daughter team behind the Village’s newest boutique, Glitter & Scotch, are our latest graduates of distinction. 

Armani Williams, Grosse Pointe South class of 2018, is currently studying mechanical engineering at Oakland University. He also happens to be a professional race car driver—the first professional driver in NASCAR openly diagnosed with Autism.

Over the years, Claire (Urbiel) Hunter, Grosse Pointe South class of 2002, has worked on several floors throughout the hospital and found her home in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Peter grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms where he discovered his love for news and television at a young age. These days, Peter is a news reporter for WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 in Detroit. Although Peter Maxwell didn’t graduate from Grosse Pointe South (he transferred to a boarding school his junior year), he is still a Blue Devil at heart.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century. Next up is Susan Fattore Schucker, GPN Class of '79

Meet Thomas Steen, Grosse Pointe South Class of 1975. As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

From Master Gardener to Pilates Instructor, for Rebecca (Eltervoog) VanBrienen, Grosse Pointe South Class of 2005, success looks different than what she thought it might. 

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century. Are you or someone you know interested in being profiled in a story that will be distributed district-wide across various social media and news platforms? Start by nominating yourself of someone you know here.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century. Are you or someone you know interested in being profiled in a story that will be distributed district-wide across various social media and news platforms? Start by nominating yourself of someone you know here.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

This year, the Grosse Pointe Public School System celebrates 100 years of educational excellence. As part of the celebration, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century! We need your help, Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends. We are asking our community to help source and identify those who are worthy and willing to be profiled, not only on our website, but in district-wide communications, social media, and across the community.

If you've enjoyed reading our Alumni, Volunteer and Student Spotlights, you've likely been reading the work of Grosse Pointe marketing consultant and writer Andrea Daniell.

For our newest Alumni Spotlight, we spoke to Dr. Robert Friedhoff, who was in the second class to graduate from Grosse Pointe North after the Grosse Pointe High School split in 1968 to become Grosse Pointe South and the new Grosse Pointe North.

Founding Member of Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends joins the MEF as a board member. Read a Q&A with Gina to get to know her and her passion for excellence in education!

Ben Roeder joined Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends as an Ambassador Member. Here is his motivation, his story, and his experience raising children in the Grosse Pointe Public School System:

Grosse Pointe Alumni and Friends volunteer Kyle Steiner explains his motivation to join our cause, and why you should too!

The Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends Association is pleased to announce our first town hall meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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