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Overview Marshall Sperbeck Julia Clark

Jesuit Alumni: Brotherhood
Men for Others Since 1963

Welcome to the the Alumni page…a new opportunity to connect alumni with one another and with your alma mater.  Our hope is that this page, in conjunction with our entire online presence, overall communication efforts and alumni events, will help you stay engaged with Jesuit High School.

Within our Alumni corner of the web, we will be posting articles about our alums from outside news sources, details on upcoming events, the latest news on what’s happening on campus and much more.  We’ll also provide plenty of information on our reunions and groups of photos from alumni events.    

As this site continues to grow and develop, your feedback will allow us to upgrade our pages so that this site continues to be an effective and efficient tool for our alumni.  Our goal is to provide you with the information and the opportunity that is most important to you.  Please let us know how we can meet your needs and wishes within this new website.

Thank you for visiting our site, please check in frequently to stay in touch. We will be updating the content on these pages regularly, don’t miss out on the latest and greatest from Jesuit High School.

Office of Alumni Relations  |  alumni@jesuithighschool.org

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2017 REUNION & HOMECOMING WEEKEND
Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October, 1, 2017

On-line ticket sales have closed.  Call 916.480.2128 for tickets.

‘67 WELCOME LUNCH:  September 29  |  10:00am – 1:00pm

GUYS NIGHT OUT TAILGATE:  September 29  |  5:00pm – 7:30pm

HOMECOMING BBQ:  September 30  |  11:30am – 1:00pm

JHS FOOTBALL vs DAVIS:  September 30

ANNIVERSARY CLASS EVENTS:  September 30

Class of 1967:  JHS Harris Center

Class of 1977:  Piatti – Sacramento

Class of 1987:  Call 916.480.2160 for details

Class of 1997:  Vanguard – Midtown

Class of 2007:  Barwest – Midtown

FAMILY MASS:  October 1  |  10:00am

‘67 CLASS BRUNCH:  October 1  |  Following Family Mass

To get involved with Reunion & Homecoming planning, or for more information, please contact:

Marshall Sperbeck  |  VP for Development

916.480.2160  |  marshall.sperbeck@jesuithighschool.org

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An Interview with Ken O’Brien ‘78

Courtesy of JeffPearlman.com  -  January 27, 2015

Ken O’Brien

We know … we know—he was selected ahead of Dan Marino in the 1983 Draft. But the greatest quarterback in New York Jets history (not named Namath) had a rifle for an arm, oodles of confidence and a couple of Pro Bowl appearances. Plus, he’s got one helluva Herschel Walker story.

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Matt Cain ‘96 is named to the Silicon Valley 40 Under 40

Courtesy of Lynn Peithman Stock, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Jesuit High School set the foundation forMatt Cain’s drive for success early on. The school’s mission for students to be “A Man for Others” challenged him to a lifelong learner and leader in service to others.

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Jesse Dundon ‘03 is named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30
Dundon listed in the Marketing & Advertising category

In 2009 cofounded Hathway, an agency with 2014 revenue of $6 million that helps brands develop mobile applications and campaigns. Agency has nearly 50 employees and offices in San Luis Obispo, CA, and Tokyo. Clients include Behr Paint, Applied Materials and Transamerica. Hathway ranked No. 601 on the 2014 Inc 5000 in recognition of 791% revenue growth over a three-year period. Dundon is a member of the Cal Poly Industrial Technology Advisory Board.

View the original posting here.

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It’s a Fiesta for Boise State’s Thomas Sperbeck and Tanner Vallejo

Article by Joe Davidson – The Sacramento Bee

Picture by Rick Scuteri – The Associated Press

Thomas Sperbeck grew up the son of a quarterback. Then he became one, learning to be calculating and cool in pressure situations.

Tanner Vallejo was raised a linebacker in a family full of them, in attack mode in everything he did.

Now that their sophomore seasons at Boise State are complete, Sperbeck of Jesuit High School and Vallejo of Nevada Union return to class Monday riding a wave of momentum, hungry for more.

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Chris Sullivan in NBC’s “Peter Pan” Live
Jesuit Drama alum in holiday broadcast

Tune in to NBC this December 4th to see alum Chris Sullivan in Peter Pan Live!

(He’s the pirate on the right; once a Marauder, always a Marauder…)

Congratulations, Chris!

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See what’s next at Jesuit High School!

The grounds of Jesuit High School have changed dramatically over the past few years, with renovations and upgrades to all aspects of our facility. View this student video to see what’s next for our great campus.

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Christmas Tree Lane 2014!
Come Celebrate - December 1st and 2nd

Join us as we celebrate the 58th annual Loyola Guild tradition, Christmas Tree Lane, on Monday, December 1st and Tuesday, December 2nd. Come and enjoy our themed show, Joy to the World, and shop in our famous Lane for all of your holiday needs. Tickets are selling quickly so please act now!

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Fall Play Tickets Now On Sale!
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

Tickets for Jesuit Drama’s fall play premiere production of The Encyclopedia of Early Earth are on sale here.

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Howell ‘01 continues to give back
The path toward a dream

Courtesy of the LA Times

By Bill Shaikin, November 15, 2013

Dodgers’ J.P. Howell opens up about bullying

Of all the images you might have of how a major league pitcher spends his November, this probably is not the first one that comes to mind: J.P. Howell squeezing himself into a kid-sized rocking chair, turning the pages of a colorful storybook, smiling before a room full of children he has never met.

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Jay Flores ‘07 to coach basketball at Cal State East Bay
Former CCAA MVP Joins Pioneer Coaching Staff

Courtesy of Cal State East Bay Pioneers

Steve Connolly, Sports Information Director

HAYWARD, Calif. — The Pioneer men’s basketball coaching staff now features three former standout point guards. Head coach Gus Argenal has announced that Jay Flores has joined Cal State East Bay as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season. Flores, who played collegiately for conference rival Chico State, was the California Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAA) Most Valuable Player as a senior in 2011-12.

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General Brooks ‘76 takes command of U.S. Army Pacific
Reassignment and promotion to 4-star general occur concurrently

4-star general takes command of U.S. Army Pacific

By Audrey Mcavoy - The Associated Press

FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII — A four-star general took command of the Army in Asia and the Pacific for the first time in nearly four decades Tuesday as the military’s national security focus shifts to the region.

Gen. Vincent Brooks, 55, succeeded Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, a three-star general who retired after leading U.S. Army Pacific for the past two years.

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Nilsen ‘93 finds success with a unique pairing
A Passion for Turkeys & Wakeboarding

Flip side

Courtesy of California Bountiful Magazine: July/August 2013 
Story by Ching Lee

Tim Nilsen is known to lead a double life—one as an extreme-sport athlete and one as a turkey farmer.

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Susac ‘09 plays his way into the Eastern League All Star Game
Jesuit alum making strides in the SF Giants farm system

Squirrels Send Five to Eastern League All-Star Game
Herrera, Minicozzi, Quirarte, Snodgrass, Susac Honored

Courtesy of the Richmond Flying Squirrels/MILB.com

General Information Maureen Banchero Longyear Julia Clark

* * Pledge Now * *
Show your commitment today, pay later.

We depend upon the alliance of alumni, parents – current & past, and friends who continue to support the school and our mission with their generosity.

small_thumbs_up_2009-10.jpgTo meet the needs of our students, we invite all of our supporters to consider a gift to the Jesuit High School Annual Fund.  

Every gift ~ no matter what size ~ makes a difference in the lives of our students every day.  Remember, we ask that all pledges are paid in full by June 30, 2015.

Alumni Annual Fund Participation
Help us ring in a new era for Jesuit Alumni!

Alumni Giving

Throughout our history, Jesuit alumni have traditionally contributed to the Annual Fund at a 5% participation rate. Previously, we have leaned on our relative youth as an institution to justify our modest numbers. Today, we must turn the page on our organizational adolescence. It is time to ring in a new era and begin participating at a higher level.

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Jesuit Gridiron Club
Year 2: Be part of the journey!

“We are really excited to let you know about a great opportunity for our Jesuit community.  The Jesuit Gridiron Club is a group of alums, parents and friends who want to support Jesuit High School Sacramento and, in particular, Jesuit Football.  We will get together at games, tailgate at the Holy Bowl, and support the team in a variety of different ways.  For those of us who took a lot from our experience with J-High football, and for those who continue to support the team from the bleachers, this is a great way to get involved.

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Matt Bouza ‘76 watches as his son follows his footsteps
Like fathers, like sons: Cal's Legacy 5

By John Crumpacker / San Francisco Chronicle

(To read the entire article, click here.)

Following in footsteps

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Services for Tom Donato
Faculty Member and Athletics Coach; Husband and Father

Please keep the family and friends of Tom Donato, former Jesuit Spanish teacher, football and baseball coach, and Summer School teacher, in your prayers as they mourn the death of Tom. Tom is survived by his wife, Terri, and his son, Allen ‘02. Tom was a valued member of the Jesuit High School community for over 35 years and touched the lives of many students during his tenure. 

Photo Credit: Ryan McClymont
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USACE South Pacific Division Commander Promoted to Brigadier General
Col. Michael C. Wehr ['81] was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General on March 15, 2012 in a ceremony at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.

From the US Army Corps of Engineers

By Torrie McAllister

SAN FRANCISCO — Acting Army Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Merdith “Bo” Temple promoted South Pacific Division Commander Col. Michael C. Wehr to the rank of Brigadier General, March 15, 2012 in a ceremony at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.

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Ryan Rodriguez ['06] of Antelope Selected for Peace Corps Youth Development Assignment in Ecuador

From nextPCVs

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Ryan Rodriguez

Age: 23

Hometown: Antelope, Calif.

Current City: Seattle, Wash.

Alma Mater: Seattle University, Social Work, 2010

Country of Service: Ecuador

Assignment: Urban Youth Development

Departure: May 2012

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Dec. Teacher of the Month: Colin O’Connor, Jesuit HS

From Carmichael Patch

By Victor Calderon

Did you “Guess the Jesuit Teacher”?

It’s Colin O’Connor, Patch’s Teacher of the Month for December.

O’Connor is a 2004 Jesuit graduate and is in his third year at Jesuit, teaching English to freshmen and juniors. He is also an assistant coach for the Marauders varsity water polo and swimming teams.

“It made it very comfortable for me,” O’Connor said of returning to teach at Jesuit. “I knew the educational model and it’s a very supportive administration.”

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Basketball Update
2011-12 Preview from Coach Harcos

Jesuit has begun the year with three victories in the book against Nor Cal # 18 Dublin, perennial Sacramento area power Franklin of Elk Grove, and Bishop Manogue of Nevada.  This year’s version of the Jesuit Marauders basketball Varsity Team is hoping to accomplish big things with such a strong core returning and many new additions from last year’s lower levels. Returning Seniors starters include All City Second team Parker Uu, as well as all league Brian Glodowski, Bryce Pressley,  and four year starting point guard Akachi Okugo.

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Former Carmichael Couple Takes up Weight Loss Business
Dudley ['71] and Sherry Adair work as weight loss coaches for Take Shape for Life.

From Carmichael Patch

By Cody Kitaura

This is right around the time of the year when Dudley Adair’s side business starts to get busy.

The Carmichael native and his wife, who moved from Carmichael to Lincoln about four years ago, are weight loss coaches with Take Shape for Life, a company whose “coaches” sell meal replacements and provide weight loss plans and advice.

“We talk to people starting now with the holiday season upon us,” Adair said. “People seem more willing to listen at this time of the year than any other.”

Photo Credit: José Luis Villegas Bee file, 2004
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Ex-Olympian Stember to race in Run to Feed the Hungry
Michael Stember '96 will run to raise money for the American Indian Public Charter School

From the Sacramento Bee

By Sam McManis

Picture Aretha Franklin timidly answering a cattle call for “America’s Got Talent” or Robert De Niro deigning to do community theater.

That, at first blush, seems to be what former Olympic middle distance runner Michael Stember will be doing when he pins on a race bib for the 18th Run to Feed the Hungry in Sacramento on Thanksgiving.

General Information Maureen Banchero Longyear

Renewing Your Commitment to Jesuit!
Our Challenge is to Surpass 10% Alumni Participation in the Jesuit Annual Fund

Just as our academic success hinges upon the diligence of our students and teachers, so too, our students and teachers depend upon the alliance of alumni, parents – current & past, and friends who continue to support the school and our mission with their generosity.

small_thumbs_up_2009-10.jpgTo meet our needs, we invite all of our supporters  to consider a gift to the Jesuit Annual Fund.  

The current fiscal year runs from July 1, 2011 until June 30, 2012.  Please consider making a gift to the Jesuit Annual Fund this year.  Every gift ~ no matter what size ~ makes a difference in the lives of our students every day.

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Lackner, Abdolhosseini win Four Bridges Half-Marathon
Kyle Lackner '08 finished the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 33 seconds.

From Folsom Telegraph

By Matt Long

On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning, Kyle Lackner and Katherine Abdolhosseini ran to victory at the 11th annual Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon in Folsom.

Lackner, a 21-year-old Folsom resident, who graduated from Jesuit High in 2008 and currently runs cross country at Sac State, finished the 13.1-mile race before anyone else in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 33 seconds.

“It’s a good course and it’s good to win, but I’m not really pleased with my time,” Lackner said. “I was hoping to run under 1:10.”

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JHS Alumni Internship Opportunities
Benefits include school credit, networking opportunities & more!

The Alumni Office of Jesuit High School is seeking young alums in the Sacramento area to work as Alumni Relations & Development interns for a 2, 5 or 7 month period. Please take a moment to look over the position’s description, requirements and benefits laid out below.

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Hometown Report: [Ken O'Brien '78] supports Raiders’ trade for Palmer

From the Sacramento Bee

By Joe Davidson

Ken O’Brien wasn’t just on the Carson Palmer bandwagon – he was steering it.

O’Brien, the former Jesuit High School [class of 1978] and UC Davis quarterback who had two Pro Bowl seasons with the New York Jets, worked out Palmer in recent months to keep the “retired” quarterback’s joints from rusting.

After learning of Palmer’s acquisition by the Raiders, O’Brien beamed and said he backed Raiders coach Hue Jackson’s claim that Oakland had pulled off “the greatest trade in football.”

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Alumni Apparel from Marauder’s Cove

Marauder’s Cove has some great apparel specifically for our alums! Check out these caps and shirts the next time you’re on campus.

The Cove is open on Thursdays from 12-3:00pm as well as during all home football games and other large school events.

Photo submitted to Napa Valley Register
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[David Grega '03] of Napa splits his time making wine and helping other veterans

From Napa Valley Register

By Natalie Hoffman

Unlike most local winemakers, David Grega of Napa is no stranger to fighting for his life in a combat zone.

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Dr. Tom Heaton at his sunflower field in Woodland, looks at a variety of sunflowers that he grows. PHOTO CREDIT: Bryan Patrick
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Woodland’s Tom Heaton ['69] is the king of sunflowers
Alumnus Dr. Tom Heaton '69 is the world's leading sunflower hybridizer

From the Sacramento Bee

By Debbie Arrington

Searching for perfection in a Woodland field, Tom Heaton spends countless hours in the sun. Where else would he be? He’s devoted his life’s work to a flower that’s synonymous with bright summer days.

“Isn’t that pretty?” Heaton said with obvious pride when he spotted a luminous white flower edged with pink. “A lot of things out here you’ve never seen before.”

Company president and CEO J. Todd Stone takes his turn at the pedals. Photo: Ray Stone Inc.
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Special: No. 1 Small Company – Ray Stone Inc.
Alumnus J. Todd Stone '75 is CEO of Ray Stone Inc. which has been named one of Sacramento's "Healthiest Employers"

From Sacramento Business Journal

By Danielle Starkey

Who knew you could toss spinach into a fruit smoothie and have no one be the wiser?

Eric Olsen, for one. Olsen, vice president of finance and risk at Ray Stone Inc., volunteered himself and the company’s management team to take turns riding a stationary bike outfitted with a blender to produce smoothies for winners of a company fitness contest.

The smoothies were based on a recipe supplied by Partnership for a Healthy California, which also supplied the bicycle.

Wolfie Jr. shows off one of the skills that helped him win the 2011 Capital One Mascot Challenge.
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Wolfie Jr.: from dugout floor to king of the mascots
Alumnus Ian Holmes '08 (as UNR's Wolfie Jr.) was named the 2011 National Mascot of the Year

From the Davis Enterprise

By Bruce Gallaudet

It was an almost-tragic saga for Wolfie Jr.

But as the inspiring story unfolded over the recent college football season, fans from all over the nation came to the Capital One Mascot Challenge in support of the University of Nevada-Reno furry fellow.

Wolfie — who in real life is Davis product Ian Holmes — went from roof-kill in the dugout of the Reno Aces to king of the hill.

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