Rory Tarbox ’01 receives MBA Honors from USC

2001 tarbox, roryRory Tarbox earned his MBA with Honors, and finished in the top 10% in his class of 650, from the Marshall School of Business at USC yesterday. After the ceremony we were sitting with his classmates and one asked him “how did you do it?”

His answer… “I learned to learn from Father Renna at Brophy.”

Photographed here with mom, Vicky

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.

Alex Lendrum ’09 named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete

2009 lendrum Pac-12 scholar athleteUSC’s Alex Lendrum was named the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced on Wednesday at the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Washington. The award, which is presented in each of the 22 sports the Conference sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.

Lendrum, a biochemistry major, boasts a 3.76 cumulative GPA and has qualified for the Dean’s List every semester of his college career. In 2012, he was named to CoSIDA’s Capital One Academic All-America Second Team and All-District-8 First Team. He was a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection in 2011 and 2012 and was a 2012 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-American. Lendrum is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med honorary fraternity as well as the Golden Key International honor society. He earned the USC David X. Marks Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award in
2011 and 2012.

He was a captain for both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons and placed sixth in the 200-yard back and 14th in the 200-yard IM at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.
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