Shane Essert ’11 continues to be a “man for others”

Shane Essert continues the tradition of service that Brophy instills in all graduates.

Dear Father Reese,

I am not sure if you remember me but I am a BCP Alumni. I graduated last year and now I am in Texas enjoying the challenging college experience. I thought I would share with you the role Brophy has helped play in my transition. First off ill start off by saying that by the end of my senior year I tried to really embrace what it means to be a “Man For Others.” No matter if it is helping someone pick up something they dropped, holding the door open for people or volunteering my time for a better cause. Brophy helped me grow as a man and I am doing my best to carry on the tradition even here at college. However, the main thing I took away from Brophy was that I will always have a home there, and I will always be apart of the BCP community. This is very comforting to me. This is why I know I can reach out to the BCP community for advice or help.

Within my second week in college I was already looking for new opportunities to lead, and give back to the Texas Christian community. One of these major opportunities came in the form of a 4000 mile bike ride across the nation to benefit people with disabilities. I signed up immediately. Along with this bike ride (that will take place this summer) I also volunteer my time at a preschool that educates children with disabilities. I am very excited to embark upon this leadership journey and I wanted to reach out to my former community and ask if you could spread the word around campus.

Shane Mitchell Essert (Men of ’11)

Peter Olsen ’90 completes 17th marathon

Peter Olsen ’90 completed his 17th marathon in Odense, Denmark. He’s about to complete his goal of 20 marathons before he turns 40 on May 24th, 2012. Pictured here with his 3 children (none of whom speak English as we found this summer!), Peter was so thrilled that Athletic Director John Chambers helped him get a new Bronco track shirt after all these years!

JJ Tang ’08 wins $12K entrepreneur competition

JJ Tang ’08 co-founded a venture that beat 250 teams to win $12,000 in an entrepreneur competition. Their innovative project is aimed at adding options to wheelchairs, giving people more flexibility and access to things we take for granted like camping and simply getting through airport security. Their project make the cover of the State Press, ASU’s newspaper. JJ wrote in an email, “I wouldn’t have joined the venture if it wasn’t for the education that I received at Brophy that taught me the values in becoming a Man For Others.”

Jeff Lockhart ’09 published

Jeff Lockhart ’09 (Fordham ’13) was published twice at the end of August, receiving quite a distinction with an Erdös number 3. Erdös numbers are a humorous measure of an author’s prominence- they measure how many steps away one is from a famous mathematician based on co-authorship of academic papers. Jeff’s co-author and adviser, Dr. Gary Weiss (2), co-authored a paper with Dr. Frank Hsu (1), who co-authored several papers with Paul Erdös (0). (17th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining and Wireless Sensor Data Mining Project)

Lost your yearbook?

Between moving to college and starting a family we sometimes lose track of precious things. Brophy has found a treasure-trove of yearbooks for the following years: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001.

Price $20 per book, to benefit Brophy’s new generation of students. Contact the alumni office at 602-264-5291 ext. 6443 or email

Yearbooks for purchase or viewing are available to Brophy ALUMNI ONLY.

Transcripts & Replacement Diplomas


Fill out the order form and fax, mail or send a .pdf image of the signed and completed form to one of the locations below.  Transcript orders will not be taken without an order form.  Official transcripts are provided at no charge to our Alumni and will be sent standard mail within the United States.  Please allow 2 business days for processing.

Submit completed forms via one of the following:

  • Mail
    Brophy College Preparatory
    Attn: Shawna Khan, Registrar
    4701 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
  • Fax
  • Email


Diploma re-orders can take up to three months to reproduce and cost $25 by check/cash/money order.  This fee includes standard mail within the United States.  Please contact Shawna Khan directly if you need to place an order for a duplicate diploma.

For questions or more information contact Shawna Khan, Registrar at 602-264-5291 ext 6531 or

Notable Alum

If you do not see a name on this list, please submit to the Alumni office at

Mark Alarie ’82, Former NBA player – Denver Nuggets & Washington Bullets and Duke Basketball

John Churchill ’92, Actor, TV & Movies – CSI, Revelations & Cellular

Paul Cichocki ’80, Pixar Animation Studios

Michael Collier ’71, Poet Laureate for the State of Maryland 2001-2004

Chris Cummiskey ’83, Technology Cabinet Gov Janet Napalitano’s office

Tim Dewan ’63, Former NFL tight end – Denver Broncos

John Ganem ’78, Senior Editor CSI, Asst Editor The Godfather III, Little Man Tate, The War of the Roses

Scott Garlick ’90, former Major League Soccer, Real Salt Lake

Gary Hall ’93, Olympic Gold Medal swimmer

Glen Keane ’72, Disney Chief Animator

Cris Kirkwood ’78, Bassist/ Vox/Keys/Guit-Jo – Meat Puppets

Curt Kirkwood ’76, Guitar/Vox/Keys – Meat Puppets

Bob Kohrs ’76, former NFL football, Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Mitchell ’93, Stanford football player

Mike Murphy ’56, Actor (IMDB) – M.A.S.H (1970), Batman Returns (1992), Magnolia (1999), X-Men (2006)

Jimmy Newquist ’88, musician, Caroline’s Spine

Ted Purdy ’92, PGA golf professional

John Simons ’79, former Olympic & Pan American swimmer

Justin Speier ’91, pitcher former Chicago Cubs, former Toronto Blue Jays, currently w/Los Angeles Angels

Shawn Swayda ’92, NFL player – Atlanta Falcons

Evan Whitfield ’95, former Major League Soccer – Real Salt Lake, Chicago Fire, Olympic Soccer Team 2000, former Royal Belgium Football Association – KAA Gent

Dean Winters ’92, actor (IMDB)

Scott Winters ’83, actor (IMDB)