Welcome to the #BKAlumni section of the Bishop Kenny website!
Being part of BK is being part of a family. Connections extend far beyond the perimeters of Kingman Avenue, and we encourage you to take an active role in enhancing the family ties for each other and for future Crusaders to come. There are so many ways to be involved: Visit campus, attend a reunion or sporting event, send a class note, volunteer, come to an alumni event, or make the Fund for BKHS a priority. The future of Bishop Kenny depends on you.
We hope that you find the alumni resources in this section of the website helpful for you, and we hope it will enhance your connection to the school. Please contact the alumni office if you have any questions, would like to set up a campus tour, or simply just want to say hello!
Class of 1969
Chuck Parliment ‘69 is a successful business owner and proud alumnus of Bishop Kenny High School. In 2002, after 29 years of experience and management at a warehouse job, he started a family-owned wholesale building materials and supply company known as Parliment Building Products. Chuck has many fond memories of his time at Bishop Kenny, but he most especially remembers the quality of his teachers at BK and the education he received. His favorite teachers were Mr. Don Birch, Coach George Gazdick, and Sister Thomas Joseph. One thing he admires about his time at BK is the lifelong friendships he built at such a young age, many of whom he is still friends with today. Chuck has 4 children that graduated from Bishop Kenny and currently has several nieces and nephews attending.
Class of 2009
Get to know your Communications & Alumni Relations Coordinator: Samantha Farmand Sims! She attended the University of Florida where she was very involved in intramurals and the Catholic Gators Campus Ministry. She loves her family, exercise, and traveling, and she has a heart for relationships. Upon graduating from UF, she worked as the Development Director for the Catholic Gators before briefly pursuing a career in Physical Therapy. She moved back to Jacksonville in 2017 where she met her husband Robert Sims (Class of 2008 and Senior Religion/Philosophy teacher) and returned to Bishop Kenny to work in the Advancement Office in 2018. Samantha’s favorite part about Bishop Kenny is the Christ-centered campus and getting to cheer on the Crusaders in every sport.
Class of 1989
Voted “Most School Spirit” during his senior year at BK, Chad Munsey ‘89 loved to get people pumped up and excited, especially for Bishop Kenny events. That excitement and grit continued through his life as he went on to the University of Florida. Upon graduating from UF, he made it a goal to own his own business by the age of 30, and his big vision helped him achieve that goal. Chad is now a successful owner of several local Jacksonville restaurant/bars including The Bearded Pig, Derby House Diner, and Rec Room. When asked what he liked most about Bishop Kenny, he states that BK prepared him personally and professionally for life. He enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships made, and he loved the fact that Bishop Kenny was small enough to get to know a lot of people and big enough for a well-rounded curriculum that set him up for success. When it comes to his favorite teachers, Chad has many. However, he adds that he was most influenced by Fr. Morgan and Sister Edith, and he appreciated the quirkiness of Mr. Smyth’s teaching style.