A brotherhood long after Brophy

A tale of three Brophy grads at Boston College: Michael Maerowitz, Eric An and Justin Germaine…Brophy Class of 2010

In one of the sweetest stories to come to the alumni office, Brophy alum mom Marlene Pontrelli shared this photo of her son, Michael and his friends. It encompasses all that we know to be true about the bonds that form at Brophy and because of Brophy.

“Eric, Michael and Justin knew each other at Brophy, but they were not friends and did not participate in the same activities. However, they were the only three in Brophy’s Class of 2010 who went to Boston College. Almost from the first day of class, they “found” each other. The Brophy connection brought them together, it was like having close family even though they were far from home,” writes Marlene. “After that first year, they ended up rooming together for the next three years. During summer and school breaks, they came back to Phoenix and would always get together before heading back to Boston.”

“It reminds me though Brophy is only a 4-year high school, the friends, experiences and connections that are made there last a lifetime.”

We agree!

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Alumni Now – May 2014 Edition

Thoughts from Fr. Postell, S.J.

On the way to Emmaus, this particular passage from the gospel of Luke is one of the best known resurrection narratives in the Bible. It begins with two disappointed disciples leaving Jerusalem after the death of Jesus. As they are walking along, they are joined by Jesus, though they do not at first recognize him.

Along the journey, Jesus begins to explain to them the significance of past events, especially his execution and death. And as he talks to them, “Their eyes were opened.”

The entire passage is full of significance; but just this small excerpt illustrates some mighty lessons. The two disciples were walking away from their center base in community, always a challenge to belief and faith. Would their faith have strengthened and their disillusionment lessened if they had stayed with the rest of their colleagues? The lessons for our contemporary life in faith are many. How often do we seek to participate in the affairs of our community of faith? Perhaps if we were more involved, our eyes would be open with a decrease in disillusionment.

The disciples in this case were traveling away, but to what destination? But, they were traveling. In many ways, life in the faith is life in journey. We get to meet Jesus at various times, in various places, at different moments in particular situations. One beautiful thing to remember is that the disciples recognized Jesus and the breaking of the bread. How often do we take our lives to the sacramental center of the Church?

Good Friday at St. Vincent de Paul

Over thirty volunteers gathered at St. Vincent de Paul’s Human Service’s Campus on Good Friday to grill and serve a meal to over 800 homeless individuals. Check out the photos!

The New Alumni Service Corps for 2014-2015

The Alumni Office congratulates Gabe Campbell ’10, Cooper Davis ’10, Karl Heiland ’10, Brok Kloeber ’10, and Jonathan Londono ’10 on being selected to represent the Alumni Service Corps for the upcoming year.

Brophy Academic Honors

We enjoyed the status of 26 National Merit Finalists, a record breaking total in the history of the school. We enjoyed a State Championship for our math team. We enjoyed Speech and Debate Team Champions in the Arizona District Tournament. All quite an addition to our celebration of the Resurrection, and says a great deal about the quality of instruction at Brophy.

Spring Sports Review

Volleyball – Submitted by Tony Oldani – The Brophy volleyball team is nearing the end of another terrific regular season! The team had a solid tournament in Las Vegas, winning the Bronze division and is currently 10-5 in power-point matches, playing the toughest schedule according to the AIA rankings.

Track – Submitted by Bill Kalkman – Following upon two state championships over the last three years (2011 and 2013 AZ state champions, 2012 state runner-up), hopes for a repeat this year by our Track team were not unrealistic. Led by returning hurdler Bobby Grant, recently having set a state record in the 300 IH, Brophy has been blessed with a group of talented harriers. Junior Isaiah Oliver gives the school a one two punch in the hurdles. Senior thrower Dominic Hernandez and freshman jumper Robert Brooks will have an impact on the state meet score. Our relay teams have been consistent point gatherers in every meet. Our distance runners improve with every week. And just to look to the future, our freshmen and sophomores present some of the most promising stable of tracksters in the history of the school.

Baseball – Submitted by Calvin Fairbourn ’14 – This year’s varsity baseball team was a double threat, well versed both at bat and in the field. Lead by D1-bound pitchers Ryan Castellani and Garrett Rupp, the Broncos took on all comers with determination and resolve. They enjoyed incredible success in the regular season, winning 19 of their 28 games, thanks in large part to incredible performances by many different members of the team. Of particular note was shortstop Nolan Weinstein, arguably the best in the state, who’s ability to deliver double plays and displays of incredible athleticism on cue, clinched more than a few games for the Broncos. They entered into post-season ranked 11th in the state, but were unfortunately cut down by Gilbert High School after an intense 9 inning game which ended 9-8. Congratulations to the team for a great year!

Crew – U.S. Rowing Southwest Regional Championships Bronze medal winners!

Tennis – Brophy tennis team won the state championship over Desert Mountain 5-4 on Saturday, May 10th. Details here!

A Bit of History – Submitted by Bob Sloncen ’57

In the fall of 1954, Brophy put together their first varsity basketball team since the days of the “Pintos”. The team was comprised of 4 juniors, 3 sophomores and 3 freshmen since Brophy did not have a senior class. I was one of the sophomores. Our coach was Fr. Jim Devlin, S.J. and despite the fact we had no gym, Fr. Devlin found us a place to practice. The Arizona National Guard Armory on the SE corner of 7th Ave and Jefferson. Money was hard to come by but Fr. Devlin was a very resourceful coach. The year prior the only all black high school in Phoenix – “Carver High” closed down due to desegregation. Fr. Devlin saw that the Phoenix Union High School District was having an auction to sell off things from the school that it couldn’t use. He went to the auction and had some success. He was excited about his “good deals”.

At practice the next week he told us we had some new uniforms coming but they weren’t ready yet. C-A-R-V-E-R had 6 letters and so did B-R-O-P-H-Y. Father Devlin had someone redo the uniforms with BROPHY on the front. About 2 days before our first game Coach Devlin handed each of us our “new” uniforms. They were almost brand new and we looked almost like a real basketball team. As we walked out on the gym floor that first night we were excited and things were perfect except for one little hiccup. Carver’s colors were blue and white and our new uniforms were still blue and white. But it didn’t bother our cheerleaders. They were still leading the crowd in the common chant of “GO RED….GO WHITE” as we ran around in our BLUE and WHITE uniforms.

Alumni Updates

For the second year in a row, John Heiland ’11 recently received the Dr. Renee Harrangue Award for Service and Leadership at Loyola Marymount University.

Adan Nunez-Frausto’10, currently a senior at Carlton College, delivered a tremendous hammer throw traveling 167 feet, 1 inch (50.93 meters) at the Carlton Relays the weekend of April 19th-20th. For his performance, Nunez-Frausto was named the MIAC Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week. Details here!

Devon Allen ’13, a freshman at Oregon, is making his mark as a two-sport standout. Check it out!

Father and son alums, Bob Pimentel ’76 and Mateo Pimentel ’06, wrote and published a book for parents on the topic of Standardized Testing. Beyond Standard: Navigating the Standard Testing Experience is available on Amazon. Kudos!

Samuel DiCarlo ’11, currently a junior at Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, has been busy! He just completed his thesis project, working with fellow Brophy Alum Pete Burr ’07 to create a video. Samuel has recently been awarded the David Wayne Isom Memorial Scholarship, the Butterfield Scholarship, the Anna and Don Kirkman Family Scholarship, and the John Hudson Scholarship. The varying scholarships are based on the interest in studying families and improving the lives of families and children, as well as the desire to enter into a career of law enforcement upon graduation. In addition, he was received the Sun Angel Funk Award, presented to a student who achieves academic prominence and demonstrates community focused awareness. In the fall, Samuel will be studying abroad in Ireland at Dublin City University. We congratulate you Sam.

Bob Murphy ’83 and Spencer Kamps ’83 completed a rim to rim to rim run (45 miles) of the Grand Canyon on May 2 in 15 hours. For the record, Spencer beat Bob out of the canyon. At least that’s what Spencer says, and apparently it was just a gas!

Dr. Amit Gosalia ’93, co-owner and president of Audiology Clinic, Inc. has won the 2012-2013 American Academy of Audiology Scholar Award for the 4th time in a row. This honor is awarded those who have dedicated themselves to the field of Audiology and have shown their commitment to continued professional excellence. Dr. Gosalia also was elected to serve on the American Board of Audiology. He and his wife, Charmi, live in Vancouver, Washington.

Brophy alums helped Arizona State University wins the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference. Holding the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association SLC Championship trophy are Cortland Jones ’13, Landon Gagner ’13, Mack Regan ’12, Gage Buness ’13, and Robby Leonard ’13.

Kevin Tozer ’03 and his wife, Jennifer McLaughlin Tozer (XCP ’03), welcomed their daughter McKenna Marie Tozer on April 12, 2014. They currently reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan where Kevin is completing his medical residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. 

Richard Thaddeus Schwab ’74 will be completing his Bachelor of Science degree in December 2014 from NAU and continuing on to law school.

Trent Murphy ’09 was drafted in the 2nd round by Washington Redskins! 

Bobby Grant ’14 talked to the Arizona Republic about his successful season.

In Memoriam

Thomas J. Reilly ’59
Edward L. Muckerman ’58
Pamela Ryan – mother of Timothy J. Ryan ’59
Jo-Lynn Cleverly – mother of Jack Cleverly ’11
Donald W. Jansen ’66

Adam Fishman ’10 named One Love Foundation Finalist

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One Love Foundation named Dartmouth’s Adam Fishman a YRL Unsung Hero Finalist, recognizing student-athletes who honor Yeardley Love’s Leadership and Values.

 
 
HANOVER, NH (May 19, 2014) — Today One Love Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to ending relationship violence in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, announced Dartmouth men’s lacrosse player Adam Fishman as a 2014 Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award finalist. This prestigious award is given each year to a men’s and women’s Division I lacrosse player who shares the qualities Yeardley Love so humbly displayed.

“Adam is an inspiration to his team on and off the field,” said Sharon Robinson, One Love Foundation National Advisory Counsel member and former Yale University Women’s Lacrosse Captain. “His positive attitude, hard-work, and dedication to give back to those in need makes him one of the most valuable players a team could have.”

Adam is originally from Phoenix, AZ where he attended Brophy College Preparatory where he was an Adrenaline All-American and two-time All-State player. Fishman has been at the forefront of Dartmouth Lacrosse’s community service efforts, helping lead the team to over 300 hours of service this past year through an organized service trip to Nicaragua, a weekly volunteer program at David’s House, a Scoop for Loot fundraiser for Lacrosse the Nations, and more.

The Yeardley Reynolds Love (“YRL”) Unsung Hero Award recognizes the accomplishments of a student-athlete who helps his or her team achieve success in ways that may not be measured in goals, saves or ground balls. This honor is meaningful because it places value on characteristics that are often undervalued in the competitively charged environment of college lacrosse. The winners will be announced on May 31, 2014, at the Bayhawks game in Annapolis, MD, and will be awarded a donation to a charity of their choice.

Yeardley was given the Betty and Money Yates Unsung Hero Award at the University of Virginia in 2010. This award is given each year to the lacrosse player who best exemplifies dedication and leadership to the team.

The One Love Foundation was established in 2010 by Sharon and Lexie Love, as well as additional family and friends, to honor the memory of Yeardley Reynolds Love. The “One” represents the number Yeardley wore on her jersey during her high school and college lacrosse career. The number has since been retired by the University of Virginia in her memory.

Brophy alumnus Kurt Mohty ’10 awarded the Robert Logan Nugent Award

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2010 mohty, kurtKurt Mohty will graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Physiology, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and minors in Spanish and Biochemistry.
 
Kurt is a first generation American from Paradise Valley who chose to attend the University of Arizona in pursuit of a life goal “to be a man for others.” Kurt has not only performed exceedingly well in the scope of his two majors and two minors, but he has also engaged in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, volunteer positions, and internships. He has dedicated himself to the service of others throughout his college career. This includes his volunteer work with the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, his professional 3D modeling tutorials, and his work at Ryan House—part of the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix. Ryan House is committed to providing palliative care to children facing life-threatening illnesses, and Kurt has spent numerous hours interacting with children who need a little extra love and care. His work at Ryan House was diverse: from helping disabled children swim for the first time, to reading stories and painting with children who were less mobile.

Kurt has also worked in a cardiomyopathy research lab under the supervision of Jil Tardiff M.D., Ph.D. The interdisciplinary nature of the lab implied a broad coverage of cardiac-related diseases, but Kurt specifically focused on biophysical analysis of thin filament mutations in cardiac muscle tissue. Kurt’s thesis investigates the K280N mutation of cardiac troponin T which causes severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Kurt hopes this research will help find treatments to devastating diseases such as cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death.

2010 mohty, kurt (2) (Medium)During his time at the university, Kurt has received numerous awards including the Wildcat Excellence Award; the Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award; Dean’s List with Distinction; Highest Academic Distinction; the Shirlee Reff Award; the Physiology Departments’ Outstanding Senior Award; UA Foundation’s Outstanding Senior Award-College of Medicine; and Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics Award.

Kurt will be attending the University of Arizona Medical School next year to pursue his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, continuing his dedication to help and serve others.

Alumni Now – April 2014 Edition

Thoughts from Father Phil Postell, S.J.

In the nineteenth century, a noted anthropologist studied the language of Native Americans located in North America. He found a certain peculiarity about the language. When it came to color, there were only two words – black and white. Every single variation of color was reduced to black and white. This is what they said and this is what they actually saw.

In our contemporary usage of language, do we mirror sometimes the same attitudes when we look at the diversity of the people around us? Do we simply reduce the extraordinary varieties of culture to black and white?

Alumni Family Picnic

Submitted by Calvin Fairbourn ’14
On Sunday, April 6th, over 150 alumni, along with their families, joined Father Postell and other Brophy staff for the Second Annual Alumni Family Picnic. The afternoon started with mass in the chapel followed by dinner provided by Pita Jungle, activities, and beer and wine from Four Peaks Brewery. Also, thank you to our Chairmen Dave Brown ’85 and Eric Herschede ’85. The alumni ranged from the Class of 1956 to 2010, and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon filled with fun and memories. Students led tours of campus, organized events, and chatted with past and future Brophy brothers. It was a wonderful experience, and the Office of Alumni Relations would like to thank the students and alumni who attended, along with the Classes of 1987 and 1984, who underwrote the event. Check out the Photo Gallery

Retreat for Jesuit Alumni

The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos is hosting a retreat for alumni of Jesuit institutions the weekend of May 16-18th. Bishop Gordon Bennett S.J., most recently of Loyola Marymount, will be our director. This gathering will be a great opportunity for alums in the California and Arizona area to connect with one another and reconnect with their Jesuit roots.
Click here for details about this event and more Brophy alumni news

Service Project

We have suspended our commitment to St. Mary’s Food Bank for the time being due to the new restrictions limiting group service days to four times a year. We would like to continue offering our alumni the ability to serve on a monthly basis and are therefore researching six or seven possibilities with monthly options. We hope to come to a decision at the meeting of the Alumni Organizational Board on April 22nd and will then announce our decision.

A Bit of History

Submitted by Bob Sloncen ’57
Brophy’s first varsity basketball team was put together in the fall of 1954. At that time we had no senior class but our coach, Fr. James Devlin S.J., wanted to start playing a varsity schedule. Enrollment for the schools then averaged about 140 students. Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California had an All-Catholic Tournament in December and Coach wanted us to play in it. Arrangements were made to stay at Chaminade Catholic High School in the Los Angeles area. We loaded up 3 or 4 cars with players, suitcases and equipment and hit the road. Most of the players had never been to California so needless to say this was a big deal!

Our first game was against Notre Dame and we got whipped. The second game was against St. Monica. We did fairly well the first half, but got blown away in the second. But Fr. Devlin had a surprise! Through his Jesuit network he got us tickets to go to the Loyola University vs University of San Francisco basketball game. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we would be seeing history made in that game. USF won the game, which became one of the victories in their NCAA record setting 60 game win streak. Wow! And two of their top players were the Hall of Fame duo of Bill Russell and KC Jones who later led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles. But it gets better. Fr. Devlin knew some of the coaches at USF and after the game we got to go into their dressing room to meet them.

We thought it was cool at the time, but as the years went even more so. Bill Russell, KC Jones and the Brophy boys all in one room? Definitely cool!

Alumni Updates

Kyle Nilsen ’10 was awarded the James H. Robb Memorial Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement in the study of the History of Philosophy at Marquette University.

Andrew Anderson ’10 will graduate this May from William and Mary with a double major in Finance and Religious Studies. In August, Andrew will head to Leiden, Netherlands as a Fulbright Scholar to attend Leiden University where he will spend a year to receive his Masters in Arabic. Leiden is the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in 1575.

Congratulations to Flavio Bravo ’10, the next Loyola University Chicago USGA President!

Tim Kempton ’13 is one of 25 finalists for Lehigh Freshmen of the Year! Read more here!

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.
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  • 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>

Brophy Mayasich Lacrosse Cup

Update March 21, 2014
Brophy Lacrosse defeats Chaparral at the Mayasich Cup 9-3. Frances, Landis and Dan Mayasich were in attendance for the pre-game ceremony in memory of their son Robby Mayasich ’10.

 
 
 

Posted March 17, 2014
IMG_9287 (wp)The Lacrosse Cup named for Brophy alumnus Robby Mayasich ’10 will be this Thursday, March 20 at Chaparral Stadium. JV at 6:00 PM // Varsity at 7:45 PM

Can’t make it? Give to Robby’s Memorial Fund, a need-based scholarship given in honor of alumnus Robby Mayasich ’10. http://sites.brophyprep.org/giving/mayasich/

Come early for the pre-game ceremony with the Mayasich family, Father Reese and the teams. Remember it is a “Pink Out.” Fans are asked to wear Robby’s favorite color…pink.

Photo: Robby’s dad Dan and Brophy Vice President Adria Renke with Robby’s friends who organized a Donate Life Arizona campaign, at the time it was the largest high school donor drive in the state.

Alumni quick update, December 2013

Catch up on Brophy alumni this month

  • Dave Mulligan ’97 on Conan on Thursday, November 21st with his band Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers!
     
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  • Armando Contreras ’10 was awarded the Albert Rees Davis Scholarship sponsored by The Singers’ Club of Cleveland. Armando is currently a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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  • Running for Rice University, Will Firth ’11 earned All-Region Honors and a spot at the NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Region Championships on November 16th and 17th.
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  • RJ Silva ’10 will play a lead role in the Twelfth Night at Loyola University Chicago this month.
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  • Brophy honored Bob Wesley ’67, Tom Schmitt ’79 and Tim Schmitt ’81 at the 2013 President’s Club Dinner for their unwavering dedication to the Brophy community.
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  • Robert Schein ’95, Partner and Managing Director at High Tower Advisors Palm Desert, was quoted in WSJ article “Livening up End-of-Life planning.”
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  • Flavio Bravo ’12 joins LUC’s Fast for Families (photo)
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  • Patrick (JP) Hornbeck ’99 Al Jazeera interview about Pope Francis’ mission statement
     
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  • Brett Fitzgerald ’09 among 5 ASU Fulbrights teaching English in Korea. ASU among top 3 in Fulbrights
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  • Tony Strazzara ’07, along with a friend, carried an injured biker off a mountain trail. The man, grateful, posted their photo on his Facebook page.
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  • Eric Chalmers ’10, Student Government President, interviewed by The Commons @ Seattle University

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

Brophy community fully-endows fund in memory of Robby Mayasich ’10

mayasichBrophy Prep announces today the full endowment of the Robby Mayasich ’10 Memorial Fund.

Robby entered Brophy in August of 2006, a kind-hearted, exceptionally bright, athletic, and musically gifted young man. He died tragically in March 2010, in the spring of his senior year. In remembrance of Robby, Brophy students organized a drive-thru “Donate Life” campaign, which became the largest high school organ donor drive in the state.

Through the generosity of Robby’s family, friends, and the extended Brophy and Channel 12 communities, $140,000 has been raised for a need-based scholarship. Beginning in the fall of 2014 and every year after, this endowed fund will allow Brophy to award financial aid to one or more qualifying students who would not otherwise be able to attend Brophy College Preparatory.

Robby’s parents, Dan and Landis Mayasich, said upon hearing the news, “What a perfect way to celebrate Robby’s birthday this October 11th. He was always so sensitive to the needs of those less fortunate. To know that a deserving young man will get a world-class education every year at Brophy College Prep in his memory is such a fitting tribute to Robby and the way he lived his life. We’re so thankful to the long list of donors who generously gave to this fund. Thank you for honoring our sweet boy in such a beautiful way.”

Robby’s legacy as a giver continues: through his life, through his gifts as an organ donor, and now in perpetuity through this gift of a Brophy education for generations to come.

To make your contribution to the
RLM Memorial Fund, visit here