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>

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.

Broncos published in prestigious medical journal

Brophy alumnus Jake Kloeber ’12 and Joseph Neely ’12 were recently published as co-authors in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology and the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, Blood.

With the help of Brophy Environmental Science teacher Patty Mazier, both Kloeber and Neely began interning at the Mayo Clinic in their junior year at Brophy.

Additionally, Kevin Shim ’08 co-authored the JASH, Blood article. He worked at Mayo Clinic while at Brophy and is now in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program at Mayo Clinic Medical School in Rochester, MN. He is one of 6 students worldwide to be accepted into the program last summer.

“Homologous recombination into the eosinophil peroxidase locus generates a strain of mice expressing Cre recombinase exclusively in eosinophils”

Journal of Leukocyte Biology

“Expression of the secondary granule proteins major basic protein (MBP)-1 and eosinophil peroxidase (EPX) is required for eosinophilopoiesis in mice

Blood, the Journal of American Society of Hematology

Brophy Yearbook photos: Jake Kloeber (top); Joseph Neely (middle); Kevin Shim (bottom)




Stephen Walden ’08 launches ergonomic tool company

2008 walden, stephen“The idea for Bosse Tools originated a few summers ago when Walden found himself exhausted, tired and sore after doing home and garden work. After shoveling for hours on end, he thought to himself “there must be a better way to do this.” With a little creative thought, glue and some PVC pipe, he created the first double-handle shovel that maximizes output and diminishes strain.” Continue…


Wall Street Journal, LMU’s Business Incubator Turns out Winning Entrepreneurs

SDSU Competition’s Real-World Theme: Do a lot with little money

Brian Franz ’08 competes in UA Engineering Design Day 2013

2008 franz, brian (wp)Brian’s senior design project “Hybrid Rocket Engine Test Stand” won the Voltaire Design Award ($750 prize money), intended to recognize the design team that best emulates the ideals of French philosopher Voltaire (“the best is the enemy of the good”) and Da Vinci (“simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”) with a clean, simple, elegant, low cost design that simply works well.

Brian also was awarded the Honeywell Team Leadership Award (nominees are nominated by their teammates), recognizing the student who best exemplifies teamwork skills, including the ability to work cooperatively with others to produce high quality work, to take initiative, to support and respect the opinions of fellow team members, to give and receive feedback, to demonstrate effective leadership, to keep their team focused and to elevate the work of their fellow team members.

Brian will graduate from University of Arizona with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering this month. He will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California in Astronautical Engineering.

Hank Mackey ’08 graduates from West Point

2008 mackey, hank -wpBrophy alumnus Hank Mackey graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point this month with Civil Engineer Honors. He deploys with the 101st Airborne this month to eastern Afghanistan.

Top photo, left to right:
AJ Mackey BCP ’10, Ellie Shiel Spelder XCP ’81, Hank Mackey BCP ’08, Mike Mackey, Col. Puckett USMA ’49, Maureen Mackey XCP ’77, Rhody Shiel BCP ’83, Mike Shiel BCP ’73

2008-mackey,-hank-(2)-wpBottom photo: AJ Mackey BCP ’10, Hank Mackey BCP ’08

Stephen Walden ’08 at Pogoseat

Pogoseat founding member and Brophy alumnus Stephen Walden ’08 launched a rather unique company, when you watch the video you’ll wonder where this has been all your life!

Says Stephen, “Pogoseat started about 1 year ago and recently launched its app in the public marketplace. My job, as a marketing manager, is to research advertising strategies, contact potential brand partners, and facilitate marketing and promotional possibilities. We are hopeful that the future of this company will be quite successful.” Check it out…

[field name=iFrame] on next tech wave for sports’s apps you don’t want to miss

ESPN Video (starts at 1:29)