It’s never about just one person. Mick Ebeling ’88 uses 3D printers to change lives

1988 ebeling, mick (not impossible labs)Mick Ebeling spoke at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles last week where Aakash Jain ’14 received a special award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Raj Vatsa ’14 won overall 4th place at the Fair. Aakash said, “He and his company have done some amazing humanitarian work with Project Daniel, the world’s first 3D printing prosthetic lab that serves amputees in the Sudan. We were truly blown away by this extraordinary Brophy alumnus.”
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Brad Snyder ’88 and Marc Engelsgjerd ’88 partner in children’s book publishing company


1988 snyder, engelsgjerdBrophy alumni Brad Snyder ’88 (photo right) and Marc Engelsgjerd ’88 (photo left) are launching a children’s book publishing company called “Need To Know Publishing” ( The first three titles, which came out this month, are being carried by major bookstores nationwide, including the bookstore at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The official book launch event is next week in downtown Phoenix, and it is open to the entire community. More information:

Alumni quick update, November 2013

Catch up on Brophy alumni this month

  • Mike Haag ’92 made appearances on CBS This Morning on Nov 11th and NOVA on Nov 13th to talk about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    Read Brophy’s blog post

  • Paris Dennard ’00 has recently been appointed Events Director at ASU’s The McCain Institute for International Leadership.

  • Robert Balint ’09 received a Fulbright scholarship this past June and will teach English in Uruguay this coming February. Additionally, he (and fellow Boston College alums) completed a southbound trek of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia finishing in 131 days, walking 2186 miles and through 14 states. Read his trip blog.

  • Marc Papakyriakou ’10 will be honored by the Loyola Marymount University Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society. This national engineering honor society was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to honor students displaying excellence in scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. The LMU chapter was established in 1974.

  • RJ Silva ’10 and XCP ’12 grad Alex Nolen will play lead roles in Loyola University Chicago’s production of the Twelfth Night. See their rehearsal photos on Flickr.

  • The Ashton Family dinner with the Jesuits! John Ashton ’87 and his wife Kim purchased “An evening with the Jesuits” at the Brophy Auction last spring and invited the entire Ashton clan including alumni Lynn ’81, Brett ’88, Marc ’84, and Joe ’83. Check out the photos Brophy’s Alumni Flickr

Golf tournament benefit for Jay Moore ’88

Brophy/Xavier alumni will host “The Jay Moore Benefit Golf Tournament” to raise money to help Brophy alumnus Jay Moore ’88. Jay has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is awaiting a transplant. The goal of the committee is to help Jay and his family: wife, Kelly, and their children, eight year-old triplets Sean, Maggie and Abby and Finley (3) during this difficult time.

You can support the event by playing, sponsoring or donating an item to the silent auction. Tournament sponsors will have sign advertising and will be listed in the event program. Deadline for silent auction items is Monday, June 4th.

Event Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012
Location: The Orange Tree Resort & Golf Club in Scottsdale.

A silent auction, prizes and lunch will follow the golf tournament

Event Organizers:
Christine Tax – 623.910.6745
Kerry Elmore – 310.387.0264;

Registration and Sponsorship form