Alumni Spotlight: What have SHS alumni been up to?

July 17, 2015

Sacred Heart has been educating generations of Highbridge children, graduating thousands of students since its doors opened in 1926. We asked for alumni stories and photos and are happy to feature some with you now.

Joseph S. Cervia

Joseph completed 1st grade at Sacred Heart in 1965-1966. Although his time at Sacred Heart was short, he still has fond memories of his early years with Sr. St. Luke and his classmates. Joseph went on to graduate from St. John’s University and then graduated valedictorian from New York Medical College in 1984. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in New York and Regional Medical Director for HealthCare Partners IPA & MSO. A board-certified internist, pediatrician, adult and pediatric infectious diseases and HIV medicine specialist, Dr. Cervia has dedicated much of his career to establishing and leading multi-disciplinary teams in battling HIV and other infectious diseases. He is also involved in education and research in prevention, therapeutics, complicating illnesses, and quality of life issues.  In recognition of his innumerable pioneering contributions to leadership in patient care, medical education, and research, Dr. Cervia was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Board of Trustees of the New York Medical College Alumni Association in 2009.

Ed Greevy (#27) with his sandlot football team in 1958.

Ed Greevy

Ed graduated Sacred Heart in 1953. The school wasn’t far from his home on Woodycrest Avenue across from the playground.  The picture on the right is the sandlot football team in 1958, mostly made up of Sacred Heart students. Ed is currently retired and living in Wappinger, NY.  He has five kids and ten grandchildren.  Still committed to the neighborhood he grew up in, Ed is a member of several Sacred Heart and Highbridge websites and social media groups.


Evelyn with her mother and godmother at her Confirmation.

Evelyn Bautista-Miller

Evelyn graduated Sacred Heart in 1989. She is one of five children, four of which graduated from Sacred Heart. She went on to earn her Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work from the State University New York at Albany. Evelyn currently lives in Rockland County with her husband and four children. She works hard to service families as a Certified Bilingual (SDA) School District Administrator. In March 2015 she was honored  by the Rockland County Legislature Office for “Women’s History Month.” She is also part of the Latino section of the “Power of Ten” in Rockland County, a community advocacy organization that empowers families. Her biggest accomplishment so far is starting a not-for-profit organization called “Tender Steps of New York, Inc.” in July 2014.  As the Founder & Executive Director, she has been working steadily to provide bilingual supportive advocacy, case management, and life skills administration for underserved populations.


Thank you to all who sent in their memories! If you’d like to include your Sacred Heart experience in an upcoming newsletter, please email Sara Martinez at, or send your stories or photos to:

Sara Martinez
Sacred Heart School 
1248 Nelson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452