Emily Lawrence Commits to Embry-Riddle

Lawerance with JSerra girls soccer coach Rick Young as she signs her letter of intent to Embry-Riddle.

Recent JSerra graduate and San Juan Capistrano resident Emily Lawrence has signed to play collegiate soccer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona.

Lawrence, a four-year varsity player for the Lions and  team co-captain, will be joining the ERAU Lady Eagles as one of five incoming freshman on the team. A defensive center midfielder, Lawrence has broad experience having participated for four years in the prestigious Trinity League,  during her time at JSerra as well as ten years of Club Soccer experience in the highly competitive Southern California Developmental and Coast Soccer Leagues.

Lawrence, who was a four-year scholar athlete and lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) and National Honor Society (NHS), is also the recipient of JSerra’s 2011 Faculty Award. Lawrence was also recently awarded the 2012 Orange County Fire Authority Scholarship along with the prestigious “Women of Distinction” Scholarship from ERAU.

ERAU is an internationally recognized leader in aeronautical sciences and is part of the NAIA Cal Pac Athletic Conference. Lawrence plans on studying Global Security and Intelligence.

JSerra Announces Appointment of Robert Dolan as Interim President

JSerra Catholic High School announced today that the high school has hired Robert Dolan, Jr. as Interim President.

Having attended Catholic school from elementary to graduate school, Dolan, is committed to Catholic education.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, and spent ten years in the family insurance business honing his management and operations skills.

After growing the company five-fold in ten years, including the startup of two offices and a related finance company, Dolan is ready and anxious to take the helm of the 9-year-old school beginning immediately. He has been appointed to the position for a three-month term with month-to-month commitment thereafter.

“Mr. Dolan has served on our Board of Directors for the past year and through this role, has made significant contributions to the school community in just a few months,” said Tim Busch, JSerra’s Chairman and Co-Founder. “JSerra is blessed to have him in this interim position where he will undoubtedly help the school to grow until a permanent candidate is appointed. Robert has an extraordinary background in management and a thorough understanding of the needs of the JSerra community.”

Dolan was recommended for the interim position by several of his colleagues on the JSerra Board of Directors, approved by the President Search Committee and confirmed by the Board and Trustees.

With Dolan signed on as Interim President, Dr. John Freeh as Principal, and Fr. Robert Spitzer as Rector, JSerra’s leadership is set and ready to make the 2012-2013 school year the best in school history.

Dr. Freeh will take over Principal duties officially on July 9, and has already spent countless hours with administration and faculty to prepare for the coming year. Dr. Freeh, who holds a doctorate in English Renaissance Literature from Oxford University, brings unparalleled academic prowess to the Principal position.

Fr. Spitzer is the former President of Gonzaga University and founder and President of the Magis Institute for Faith & Reason. As JSerra’s Rector for most of the past school year, Fr. Spitzer has been very involved in defining the school’s Catholic identity and setting policies and procedures to ensure our Catholicity is always upheld.

The President Search Committee will continue its search for a permanent President.