BK alumni are making waves as accomplished professionals, dedicated family members, devoted clergy, and more.  They bring strength and leadership to all they do, sharing their time, talents, and resources with those they meet.  In doing so, they continue the BK vision of being persons of integrity making positive contributions to their faith, families, and global communities.  

We celebrate the following highlights of recent professional, philanthropic, faith, and personal accomplishments submitted by Crusader alumni.  


Tommy Raffo '86

Tommy Raffo '86 has recently been made the winningest head coach in the history of Arkansas State baseball with 364 wins since July 2008.

Congratulations, Coach Raffo!

Terri Heekin Davlantes '76

Terri Davlantes '76 announced the sale of her business, Jax Cooking Studio on January 23, 2024.  She plans to enjoy retirement traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  

Congratulations, Terri.  Well deserved!

Lizzy Rizzo Bechtold '11

Lizzy Rizzo ’11 and Andrew Bechtold were married on January 13, 2024 in St. Augustine, FL. We wish the beautiful couple many blessed and happy years.

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bechtold!

Connor Sidman '18

Ensign Sidman '18 was selected for the Officer Candidate School program on September 1, 2023 and commissioned on December 1, 2023.  He will begin Basic Division Officer Course training in Norfolk, VA on January 27, 2024 and then to his ship in San Diego, CA.  

We wish you all the best, Connor and thank you for you for your service!

Maya Balolong '23

May Balolong '23 was sworn into the Georgia Army National Guard on January 25, 2024.  Upon the completion of the Army Early Commissioning Program at Georgia Military College in 2025, she will become a 2LT in the Army National Guard and will finish her remaining 2 years of Biomedical Engineering Bachelor of Science as a drilling commissioned officer.  Maya will be the 3rd generation in her family to serve our country. 

Congratulations, Maya and thank you for your service!

Jakub Kaszuba '14

Jakub Kaszuba '14 who is also known as "The Auditor" recently won the 2023 lightweight championship in the Professional Fighters League.  Jakub is a professional mixed martial artist with a current record of 10 wins and 0 losses. He is also a certified public account with the Florida Auditor General.  

Congratulations, Jakub!

Christine Clements Lane '10

Christine Clements Lane '10, is expecting her second child in August 2024. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband, her son, and stepson. She recently became a board member of Community Conservation Inc. and serves on the board as the secretary.

Congratulations, Christine!

EmmaJean Livingston Kingsbury '11

Congratulations to EmmaJean Livingston Kingsbury '11 and her husband, Garrett, on the birth of their son, Kolby. Born on December 20, 2023, Kolby weighed 9 lbs and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Congratulations to the Kingsbury family on their new addition!

We Want to Know

Do you have a class note to share with your BK family?  Please submit your accomplishment below so we can celebrate you and share your news with fellow Crusaders.  Class notes also appear in the monthly alumni newsletter and in the Alumni section of The Avenue.  


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