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

Marc Papakyriakou ’10 headed to MIT this summer

2010 Papakyriakou, marc (wp)Brophy alumnus Marc Papakyriakou ’10 is finishing up his junior year at LMU Honor Program. He was recently recruited for a research project at MIT this summer. Marc will be on a team developing light-based microscopes that focus light to incredibly small diameters in order to manipulate molecules into nano machines. Science fiction? We think not, eventually it will be the standard for targeted drug delivery systems.

Read more at MIT’s Nanophotonics/3D Nanomanufacturing page

Alumnus/Jesuit Refugee Service Director in Jordan, Colin Gilbert ’03

Alumnus Colin Gilbert (Brophy ’03, LMU ’07) will speak to Brophy students and faculty this Monday, March 11th. Gilbert kicks-off his month long visit to the U.S. to raise awareness and support of Jesuit Refugee Services and the work they are doing with refugees in Jordan. His presentation is included in Brophy’s annual two-week Summit on Human Dignity, this year the subject is The Opportunity Gap.

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With a background in Ignatian spirituality, liberation theology, Spanish, and Arabic, Colin has worked with immigrants and displaced populations for several years in East Los Angeles, El Salvador, Colombia, Kenya, and the occupied Palestinian territories. Colin taught Catholic Social Teaching at Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert for several years before moving to the Middle East. For the past two years, he has been working with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Jordan, where he now serves as the Jordan Country Director.

With the emergence of the Arab Spring and due to mass movements of refugees in the Middle East, the work of JRS in the region has increased significantly. In addition to responsibilities in Jordan, Colin has been called upon to assist with communication and advocacy for the JRS Middle East and North Africa regional office, which oversees initiatives in Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon.

Brophy Press Release 40_Colin Gilbert JRSColin spoke to The Bishop’s Hour about his struggles as a teenager and the profound impact Brophy immersion trips and Kairos retreats had on his life. Listen here

Read more about Brophy’s Summit on Human Dignity
Jesuit Refugee Service