Welcome to The Cardinal's Nest . . .

to the NEW Cardinal's Nest! This site is home for San Bernardino High School's Class of 1956!  We hope you enjoy your stay and return often.  Maybe, you will leave a message for other classmates to see. Let us all know how you are doing. Click on Blog.

We also welcome our Pacific High School 'Pirate' friends to the site and hope you too enjoy your stay!

We continue to mourn the loss of our classmate and friend Jack Brown, however, we must move on with our lives...always keeping him in our thoughts and prayers.

"Where Are They Now?"

Donna (Bergelis) and Tom Golich

Thanks to classmate Sharon Petersen we know where they are. She  reported that the SDSU Alumni Newsletter contains an article about two SBHS grads, Donna Bergelis ('56) and her husband Tom Golich ('55). Both graduated from San Diego State University in 1960, where they met and were married two years after they graduated. Except for a brief time, the couple stayed in the San Diego area, settling in Solana Beach where they raised three daughters. Being civic-minded, the couple contributed to their community; Donna, teaching crafting classes at a local community college and serving as a member of the San Diego Horticulture Society, San Dieguito Garden Club among many other activities and Tom with a career in the aerospace industry, helping to  build Surveyor, the first earth object that would land on the surface of the moon and serving on the Solana Beach City Council, including a tenure as mayor.

They have still found time to travel internationally at least once a year. These travels have taken them to all seven continents.

Because of the help both of them received at the university and the concern their professors demonstrated to them, Tom and Donna have made a $1-million planned gift supporting the SDSU's School of Communication and SDSU-affilated radio and television station, KPBS. Created as an endowment, the gift is designed to provide scholarships in perpetuity to communication students with financial need.  "This seemed like a good way to give back for all that SDSU has given us," Donna said.  "We feel our support of SDSU is really an investment in future generations."

It should also be noted that Sharon and Donna are best of friends and were on the Debate Team at SBHS and all four years at SDSU!  This might be an all time record! Thank you Sharon Rae Petersen for sharing this information.


Jack H. Brown's Legacy

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ Cal State San Bernardino





Proclamation naming June 14th (Jack's Birthday and Flag Day) as Jack H. Brown Day at CSUSB


Mementos Courtesy Debbie Brown



Paul Hauser Instrumental in Publishing New Book



The World Comes to Alemeda is a collection of memoirs by thirty-two members of the Mastick Senior Center in Alameda, California.  The inspiration for the book grew from Paul's interest in seniors' stories.  He served as president of the Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board when the project began.  Paul is the author of four published works, so this project was right down his alley.  This collection of life stories is a reminder of what we can do benefitting those around us. It is a great idea and kudos for Paul Hauser bringing it to fruition.



HELP us find lost classmates . . .

Help US . . .We have "undeliverable" mail from our first 55th Reunion flyer !


Click here to see the list of classmates we have not found!