What's New?

The South Bend Community Hall of Fame will induct six new members at its annual banquet on November 14th at Century Center.

Click here to learn how you can be part of this celebration.

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Our Executive Director, Steve Luecke, is retiring at the end of the year. The South Bend Alumni Association is looking for a dynamic leader to build on past successes and to develop additional support for students and programs in South Bend Community Schools.

To learn more about this opportunity,  click here to see job description.

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SBAA Focus on Alums: Ron Fellows

Ron was born in South Bend on November 7, 1957, and graduated from Washington High School. While in high school he lettered in football, track and basketball and as a senior, he received South Bend Tribune Offensive Player of the Year and All-State offensive/defensive back honors for football. Additionally he also was named All-Conference in both track and basketball. Ron went to Butler Community College before transferring to the University of Missouri, where he became a wide receiver. His senior year he led the Big Eight Conference with 587 receiving yards on 33 receptions and 4 touchdowns. Ron was then picked up by the Dallas Cowboys as the 173rd pick of the NFL draft. In 1983 he played nickel cornerback over first-round draft pick Rod Hill, and in 1985 became the starting cornerback. In 1987 he was traded to the Los Angeles Raiders where Ron remained until 1988.



We believe that Co-Ex Grants are a benefit for students by supporting co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in South Bend Schools. These can be applied for by having a school representative fill out a grant application form.



Open to graduates of SBCSC high schools and children or grandchildren of SBAA members, we sponsor and fund numerous scholarships and provide all needed forms for applying.



We hold various gatherings and provide resources and planning assistance in order to better connect South Bend Alumni with others.


We support education in our schools by funding  co-curricular activities that are not tax funded and by instilling an awareness of the need for student service in the community.

Our main mission is to fundraise with the community in efforts to help assist local schools through providing students with grants and scholarships, so that they may purchase educational and extra-curricular items they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Additionally, we connect alumni of SBCSC schools through reunion services and various events.

Teachers who received grants from the 2016 Ace for Science tennis tournament are, from left, Mary Thorpe, Denise M. Domonkos, Jeanne Jasper, Sarah Torzewski, Emily Zablocki, David Barnes, Rose Calhoun, Susan Sakimoto, and Dave Van Dyke. Standing in back are Steve Luecke, executive director of the Alumni Association, and Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, associate dean for undergraduate students in Notre Dame's College of Science.



Grants Given in 2017

Grant $ Funded in 2017

Students Assisted in 2017

Grant $ Funded Since 2010


Members of the South Bend Alumni Association are given the tools
and capabilities to connect, and stay connected, through the different services and resources we offer.


Monthly Lunch Club

Monthly Lunch Club

This monthly activity is for members and friends who want to socialize, catch up and enjoy a good meal. The program consists of conversation, lunch and entertainment and is offered to alums from all schools.


Reunion Planning

Reunion Planning

Planning a reunion can be time consuming and difficult to organize on your own. As a member, you can take advantage of the planning assistance we offer with our online services.




Lost your yearbook and want to be able to reminisce on the memories again? We have compiled years of yearbooks that we offer our alumni members.




Browse through the various publications South Bend alumni have written over the years and, if interested, purchase a copy for yourself!


Start benefiting now by becoming a South Bend Alumni member. Start your connection to the community today! If you have questions about your new membership, email sbaa@sbcsc.k12.in.us and we will happily assist you with your needs.



We work together with local sponsors who help us reach our goal
of assisting youth in South Bend Schools. We appreciate all those who stand behind us in our mission.

Presenting Sponsor

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The South Bend Chocolate Company