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.  


Tim Watson '02

Tim Watson '02 and his wife, Jessica, have partnered with Play by Design to lead a community-built playground project in honor of their daughter Payton, who passed away in 2022. Assisted by sisters Katie (Watson) Wood '05 and Kelly (Watson) Kirkland '08, Tim and Jessica broke ground on the playground in May.

To learn more about Payton's Playspace (and to volunteer or donate if you feel led), visit or follow at or

Alina Vinci Fernandez '12

Alina Vinci Fernandez '12 and her husband, Ben, welcomed their first baby girl, Leni Gala Fernandez, on August 12, 2023. 

Mark Toney '89

Dr. Mark Toney '89 was recently appointed by Wolfson Children's Hospital to the position of vice president of medical affairs effective November 1, 2023.  Toney will focus on the effectiveness of clinical care for children who are patients at all Wolfson Children’s locations including the main hospital, five satellite ERs, the Pediatric Trauma Center and regional outpatient pediatric specialty care centers.

Congratulations, Dr. Toney!

Doug McCormick '99

Doug McCormick '99 was featured in a video series by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office called "Behind the Badge".  It's a video series giving a glimpse at the life of our officers which serves as a recruitment tool for  JSO. Doug is assigned to the Department of Personnel and Professional Standards and assists in educating and training cadets.  

Thank you for your service, Doug!

Megan Wordell '17

Megan Wordell ’17 graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  She is recently employed by ABC news where she will be working as a producer with David Muir on ABC World News Nightly. 

Congratulations, Megan!

Colby Halter '20

Florida Gator infielder, Colby Halter '20, was selected by Oakland Athletics in the 17th round of the 2023 MLB draft.  Colby was a integral part of the Florida Gators in the College World Series finals in 2023 in Omaha.  

You make us proud, Colby!

Jack Hanania '12

Jack Hanania '12 was names as an honoree of 40 under 40 by Automotive News for 2023. The award recognizes the top up-and-coming talent in the automotive world.  

Congratulations, Jack!

Raymond Forbess '02

Raymond Forbess '02 took the bench on June 15, 2023 as County Court Judge in Clay Country for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.

Congratulations to the Honorable Judge Raymond Forbess!

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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