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)