Alum Picnic - Time is running out! RSVP for Brophy Alumni Association’s Alumni Picnic on Sunday, April 21st here!
Information detail for all reunions is comprehensively presented on the website. By way of deference to our elders, preparation for the 50th Anniversary Class of ’63 is under way for their weekend event of October 25th-26th. We recently kicked off preparation for the Silver Anniversary of the Class of ’88, under the chairmanship of Michael Kupanoff, to be celebrated on October 11th-12th.
What a great alumni turnout for
Brophy’s 2013 Power Breakfast!
We raised $497,000 thanks to the $250,000 challenge grant and a special, in-kind donation courtesy of alum parent, Mr. Joe Salvatore of Architekton, who will be donating the design services on the pool project. 59 alumni helped contribute over $30,000 towards this great effort! Click here for a special thank you from Father Reese.
Bit of History
Did you know that on November 8th in the early years of Brophy, Count James Minotto sent to Brophy the picture he had promised for the altar in the chapel? The picture is an oil painting of the Holy Family by Del Sarto and was then considered a masterpiece. Two weeks later, Mrs. Brophy informed the school that the altar could not be repaired in time for Christmas. The floor of the chapel, which had been torn up a week earlier, and a neighboring guest room was being repaired. A sickening odor pervaded the rooms in the area. The floor was torn up to reveal the body of a dead cat. There is no explanation of the final resting place of this cat.
Further history, in 1934, appears a list of rules and regulations. The introductory sentence “Will you help sow acts of self-control.” The third rule in this list concludes with “Without permission, no one is to go to the toilet or drinking fountain during change of classes.” And we think we have it tough.
Almost thirty volunteers showed up on Good Friday afternoon to help feed the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul. The number fed topped 800. Had we not run out of food, the number may have doubled. Photo Gallery
Please note the following Brophy accomplishments in the recently completed Chandler track meet: Bobby Grant won the 300 Hurdle race and the Broncos won the 4x100 Relay with Radcliffe, Allen, Grant, and Relf. Incidentally, this is a current number one time in the State of Arizona. Brophy also won the 4 x 400 with Oliver, Rubenzer, Allen, and Grant.
- Hank Mackey '08 graduated in March from US Army Ranger School. He will join the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
- Greg Pafford '77 was elected as President of the Arizona Dental Association.
- Ted Purdy '92 wins Abierto Mexicano de Golf tournament. Watch it here!
Sean Nicol '05 played in his first MLB Spring Training for the Washington Nationals.
Brian Weisel '68 (Lt Col, USAF, Ret) was recently selected to be the Director of Quality Improvement/Lean at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas. Brian is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Lean Master.
Jaime Clark '89 let us know that Roundup Press will publish his first novel Vernon Downs this month. Read about it here!
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