Alumni

Life after Hoban

Hoban’s influence can be found in every major profession and industry, in positions of leadership, volunteering around the world and contributing to the growth of communities in our own backyard. From NASA to Capitol Hill to the NFL and back to Goodyear, Hoban graduates are making a real difference in our local, regional and global communities.  

With more than 11,000 alumni, the success stories are countless. This sampling of alumni stories, while it is a great representation, is a scratch of the surface of what Hoban graduates accomplish and what current and future Hoban students aspire to become. 
 

Michael Considine ’96

Mike Considine
Class of 1996

"Hoban truly helped set the foundation for what I’d go on to do in life. I’m very thankful to have had the experiences I did at Hoban, which were the building blocks for who I am today. Hoban is a special place that definitely helped shape my values and outlook for what is possible."

Founder and President, NORKA Food and Beverage, LLC

Jasmine Walker
Class of 2015

"My favorite Holy Cross core value is discipline. There have been many obstacles and temptations that I have encountered throughout my college experience. There have been times when I have wanted to give up, quit and do the complete opposite of what I have been CALLED to do. With the help of God, I have been able to stay disciplined and pursue higher goals I have set for myself. Discipline has kept me in line to obtain my degree in May 2020."

Undergraduate student, Central State University
Major: Environmental Engineering

Vincent Peterson
Class of 2010

"Hoban taught me the value of interconnectedness, the ability to succeed with relationships and the importance of acceptance and tolerance. What makes Hoban special to me is that you can be who you want to be and there is a very high level of acceptance in that. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing or what you’re a part of, you’re still accepted by the Hoban family and by the community.”

CEO of Vigeo Gardens

Erin Clark ’08

Erin Clark
Class of 2008

“Being a good person can be hard work. It's easy to gossip, be rude, apathetic and lukewarm in life. But Hoban taught me to work hard to be kind, thoughtful, understanding and passionate in life, and by doing so you will inspire others to do the same.

My desire to serve others was ignited during my years at Hoban, which led me to my career choice as a nurse and my service with my non-profit in Africa. Hoban helped me build a foundation of values and characteristics that I have been able to expand and strengthen as I entered adulthood. I am very fortunate and thankful to have been a student at Archbishop Hoban High School!”

Nurse, AYA Healthcare and Summa Akron City Hospital
Founder of Love in Neglected Communities (LINC Worldwide)

Father Matt Jordan ’08

Father Matt Jordan
Class of 2008

“I remember as a freshman hearing Hoban is family and not understanding what that meant, but, as a student and even as an alumnus, I see truth in that statement. It is not just a family because we all wear blue and gold. It is a family because we all seek to live as Christians in a world that does not always accept that, and we do that together.”

Catholic Preist in the Cleveland Diocese

Avery Bable
Class of 2016

"A great piece of advice that I was given is that it's OK if you don't have everything in your life figured out right now. At Hoban, I learned that if you put time and effort into everything you do, it will pay off. As long as you continue to move in the right direction, you will eventually start to find those answers."

Undergraduate student, Ohio University
Major: Sport Management

Travis Howe ’10

Travis Howe
Class of 2010

“There is something special about bringing a bunch of people from various backgrounds and becoming family in a matter of four years. With that diversity comes the purest form of acceptance. Hoban allows people to be themselves.”

Chief Cookie Officer and Owner, Fat T's Cookies