“The most important thing SRCS taught us was the importance of keeping God in our lives.”
A School First! Will and Kathleen (Donnelly) Rollinson are the first SRCS alumni to marry.
Kathleen took a few minutes to update SRCS on the journey she and Will have pursued since graduating from our school.
When did you graduate from SRCS?
We graduated from SRCS in 2004. We were in the school’s second graduating class. I started at SRCS toward the end of 7th grade when my family moved from Connecticut to Raleigh. But, Will started at SRCS in preschool!
Where did you go on to high school and college?
We both went on to Cardinal Gibbons High School – which we both loved very much. We graduated from Gibbons in 2008, and Will went on to play college tennis at NC State University, while I went to Elon University.
What is your degree in and what are you currently doing?
Will received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, but he is an associate with Capital Advisers, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), that helps both local businesses and individuals safe and plan for retirement. I received a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communications and I am the director of communications and magazine editor at the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA).
What is your greatest accomplishment to date?
I would answer this question two-fold. For us, our biggest life accomplishment was our marriage. He is the love of my life and my best friend. For me in particular, I would say my biggest professional or career accomplishment to date would be writing, editing, publishing, designing my first magazine at the NCBA. I had my work cut out for me as I had never done anything like it before. For Will, his greatest accomplishment is being an integral part of a growing firm based in the Triangle.
How did SRCS prepare you for high school and college?
The most important thing SRCS taught us was the importance of keeping God in our lives. But, it also gave us the time management skills needed to successfully master the transition into high school and later into college.
What is your most memorable moment at SRCS?
For me, I would say our graduation ceremony. It was special to see such a tight-knit group get ready to transition to the next big thing – high school. For Will, he says it was the move to the new building (a pre-me memory) in sixth grade. He remembered it as an exciting new transition and a monumental step for the growing school.