Alumni quick update, March 2014

Catch up on Brophy alumni this month

  • Barrett Ames ’08 is a Robotics Engineer, working on the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Valkyrie DRC Robot project.

  • Jeff Lockhart ’09 was awarded the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship to pursue graduate study at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Gender Studies. The Gates is Cambridge’s most prestigious international scholarship (similar to Oxford’s Rhodes), and focuses on a commitment to improving the lives of others. Read more here.

  • Danny Wilson ’10 wrote a personal reflection for Harvard’s The Crimson.

  • Cristian Avila ’08 was invited to attend State of the Union address.
    More details here.

  • Adam Wentzel ’95 is now an American Sign Language/English interpreter in the L.A. Metro Area and will this spring be awarded a Master’s Degree in Linguistics at C.S.U. Northridge. After graduating with a dual Bachelor’s of Arts degree (Deaf Studies/Interpreting and Linguistics), he joined the esteemed staff of interpreters at CSUN and began presenting on second-language learning and advocating for the rights of all people to learn language. He is particularly thankful to Mr. Brennan for the four years of AP Latin classes he took while attending Brophy which he says fostered a curiosity for language that has culminated in a rewarding career with a positive social impact.

  • Mitch Hosier ’11 played with his band Black Thoughts at Club Red in Tempe on March 1st.

  • Former Student Body President, Paris Dennard ’00, serves as the Events Director at The McCain Institute. Photo Gallery

  • Jake Steffens ’12 interviewed for Santa Clara online blog about baseball. Read about it here!

  • Tim Kempton ’13 named Patriot League’s Rookie of the Year!

  • Mayasich Cup, named for Brophy alumnus Robby Mayasich ’10, was awarded to the triumphant Brophy Lacrosse team this month against Chaparral. Photos & Blog page

  • Brophy Varsity Soccer won the 2014 State Championship under Coach Noah Lewkowitz ’98, his first year as Head Coach.


    In Memoriam

    • Jeannette Ann Cox – Mother of Lisa Cox (XCP 84-86) and grandmother to Andrea Singh, Isabella Singh and Josh Cox ’08.

    • Seamus Raphael O’Bryan ’99

    • Arne Running – Brother of Cliff Running ’58, Steven Running ’64 and Michael Running ’60, and uncle of Steven Running ’87.

    • Anthony Iarocci, Sr. – Grandfather of Andrew Iarocci ’06 and TJ Iarocci ’96

    • William Whitcher ’61

    • Father John HanleyObituary
      A complete list can be found on the alumni homepage here>

Alumnus Paris Dennard ’00 serves as Events Director at The McCain Institute

The McCain Institute for International Leadership held their first Debate & Decision Series 2014 in Arizona: “Drone Killing – Is it helping or Hurting?”, February 20, 2014 at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University.

Former Student Body President, Paris Dennard ’00 serves as the Events Director at The McCain Institute.

Debate and Decision Series: Drone Killing
2000 Dennard, Paris (Sandra and Paris debate event)
2000 Dennard, Paris (Sandra and Senator McCain - debate event)

Alumni Quick Updates, January 2014

  • Brophy faculty/staff was blessed to have Matt Emerson ’00 lead a retreat. Matt taught at Brophy in 2005, and then left for law school at Notre Dame. After graduation, he left his practice to join the staff at Xavier Prep in Coachella. Matt writes for America Magazine.
  • Christopher Collins ’01 was featured in the December 2013 issue of Uptown magazine. Read the article here!
  • Joshua Dennard ’11 talks Christmas at University of Montana.
  • Alex Lendrum ’09 (USC ’13) is the second-fastest Trojan ever in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke as well as the 200-yard individual medley. The two-time All-American also completed premed studies as a bio-chemistry major, posting a 3.76 cumulative GPA and making the Dean’s List every semester of his college career. Read more!
  • Matt Skowron ’09, Zach Patterson ’08 & Bobby Banahan ’08 at the AdvoCare Bowl, See photo here!


In Memoriam

  • Dean Matthew Phillips ’71 – Dean is survived by his wife, Jan Phillips, daughter Jennifer Phillips and son Matthew Phillips
  • William J. Firth ’69 – Bill is survived by wife Anne, sons Will Firth ’11, Peter Firth ’06, daughter Lexi Firth; his brothers Tom Firth ’71, Paul Firth ’74, Gary Firth ’68; sister Debbie Firth (XCP ’72) and nephews Nick Firth ’96 and Erik Firth ’95.

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

In Memoriam: Ted Novak ’00

Prayers for the family of Ted Novak, class of 2000. Ted worked the summer Loyola Project in recent years, and was teaching at St. Francis. His heart was strongly rooted in the Brophy community. He is survived by his mother Mary, Brophy Counseling office administrator, his dad Greg, a ’69 Brophy graduate, and his sister Lindsey, uncles Mark ’71, David ’67 and Tom Manos ’70. He was preceded in passing by his dear cousin Stephen Manos ’00.

Prayers for the Pomeroy family

Mitch Pomeroy, father of Stephen Pomeroy ’00 and Nick Pomeroy ’07 passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2012.

Mitch was born in Illinois but still considered himself a native of Arizona. He will be deeply missed by his high school sweetheart (and wife) Cathy, and sons Stephen & Nick who considered Dad to be the rock in their lives.

Mitch was always a big kid at heart, loved spending time with his family and relaxing while gardening or fishing. He had a passion for helping people, was there anytime someone needed him, quick with a smile, ready to laugh and always happy to lend a tool or hand to anyone in need. Mitch wanted “no fuss.” Thus, private services will be held at Hansen Chapel 8314 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85068 on Friday May 11th.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mitch’s honor to the Brophy College Preparatory Memorial Fund (4701 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012).

Mitch’s family wants to thank all the friends, neighbors, and co-workers for their love, prayers, and kind thoughts during this difficult time. We know Mitch would like to thank all of you who helped him live, work, raise a family, and share a good laugh along the way – you all meant the world to him.

Make a donation online now using the form below or contact Jenny Lewis, Donations Manager, at 602.264.5291 ext 6200 or

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