The Anne Whitfield Kenny Sports and Fitness Center is a 72,000 sq. ft. facility, which includes an eight-lane competition indoor pool, 1-meter diving, a three-court gymnasium, fitness center, health classrooms offices and a 4,000 sq. ft. weight facility. The pool was written up in "Swimming Technique" magazine as one of the best pools on the east coast. The complex is named in honor of Anne Whitfield Kenny '51, devoted alumna, past parent and distinguished Governor Emerita. The Kenny Center sits on land that one boasted six tennis courts. Hobart Upjohn, the school's original architect and designer, originally envisioned the campus Green to be completely surrounded by buildings. In addition to the school's varsity, JV and middle school games, the Kenny Center has also played host to the Special Olympics, Clare's Camp, scuba classes, lifeguard training and other community events. 50,000 watts of Photovoltaic Solar Electric panels installed in 2013 reduce the carbon footprint of St. Catherine‚Äôs.
Anne Whitfield is an author of historical women’s fiction and modern romance novels, plus the odd short story. Her books are set in Yorkshire, England or Australia.
Anne would play Phyllis when the Harris-Faye show began as The Fitch Bandwagon in the fall of 1946, and went the distance until The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show left the airwaves in June of 1954. That same year, Anne Whitfield played young Susan Waverly in the popular holiday movie White Christmas; Anne’s movie career wasn’t quite as prolific as the one on radio, but she graced such gems as The Gunfighter (1950), The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952), Juvenile Jungle (1958), Senior Prom (1958) and The New Interns (1964). Fans of classic TV shows will also come across her many guest appearances on hit series such as Father Knows Best, The Donna Reed Show, Bonanza, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and Perry Mason. Anne remained true to her radio roots, appearing on such revival shows as Heartbeat Theatre and The Hollywood Radio Theatre. She’s also been a frequent (and most welcomed) presence at old-time radio conventions and reenactments.