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Beth Murphy heads Scecina communications

Beth Murphy 

Beth Murphy joined Scecina Memorial High School’s staff last semester as the Director of Marketing Communications.

Beth is a native of Indiana, Pa., and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in journalism. She was a longtime newspaper journalist, working in Anchorage, Alaska, and Indianapolis, and spent the past 10 years as a member of the Indianapolis Star Editorial Board, editing and writing editorials, columns and blog posts.

“I’m so glad to have started a new career at Scecina, where I can combine my passions for writing, Catholic ministry and education,” she said. “It seems like a perfect fit. I really want to help spread the word about all of the good things that happen each day here at Scecina.”

Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement at Scecina, said: “Beth is an excellent writer and storyteller and we have a lot of great stories to tell about our students, coaches, teachers, and alumni. Beth is comfortable doing print and digital journalism and we are delighted that she is here at Scecina.”

In her position at Scecina, Beth oversees the publications, including the website, The Crusader monthly e-newsletter and the Father Scecina magazine, as well as the school’s social media. Since coming to Scecina, she has led two successful fundraising events for the school: the annual Mulch Sale, which exceeded its goal and raised over $7,000 for Scecina’s Athletic Department, and Campus Crusade, the student and staff walkathon that raised $14,000 for the school, with the majority going toward tuition assistance. Beth is planning this year’s Club 53 event, which will take place on Saturday, November 14.

“We have a talented team in place in Scecina’s Advancement office. We’re working hard to continue promoting the school, our alumni success stories, and the great experience that students can receive here – in the classroom, in service to others and in extracurricular activities like music and sports,” she said.

Beth has been an Eastside Indy resident for more than 20 years. She is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Irvington. Her husband, Patrick, is a Marion County Superior Court magistrate. For several years, their family organized the Irvington Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at Lourdes. Beth has been a Girl Scout troop leader and school commission member at Lourdes. She and Patrick have three children: Joe, 22; Brigid, 19; and Sean, 17, a Scecina student (Class of 2016) and pitcher for The Crusaders baseball team.

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