Michael Anthony Kutcher, MD is the proud grandson of immigrant grandparents and a proud graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. Dr. Kutcher’s grandparents immigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia. Both of his grandfathers, as well as many uncles, and his father for a short time, worked as coal miners in Cambria County.
When he was in his Cardiology fellowship, Dr. Kutcher changed his last name from Kukucka to Kutcher for easier pronunciation, although he has always been very proud of his family heritage.
The tide seemed to turn for the family when they began to have more access to education. Dr. Kutcher’s father, Stephen M. Kukucka, became the first in the family to attend college. He attended St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania on a football scholarship. He later graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
Achievement seems to run in the family for the Minemyers—and it all began with an education at Saint Benedict School (one of our grade school partners), followed by Bishop Carroll. Anna Marie Minemyer is an alumna of Saint Benedict herself and is the mother of four more alumni and one current student. She speaks proudly of her children, all of whom—except her youngest of course—attended Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.
“I’m very proud of my kids—they’ve done well for themselves,” Anna Marie said.
Christina Koren '03 had an outstanding experience at Bishop Carroll, which has positively influenced her life after graduation.
"I honestly can say that all my years in Catholic education were a package deal," she said. "Pieces of everyone and every class have impacted me in a positive way."
She currently works as the Executive Director of Mission Integration and Community Engagement at Mount Aloysius, where she has the opportunity to interact with BC students through the inaugural year of a Tri-County Leadership program for high school students—reinforcing the leadership and service skills she herself gained from Bishop Carroll.