Ben Ownbey ’01 had an incredible experience at Jesuit High School, and he’ll be the first person to tell you that.
He comes from a Catholic family, so being able to expand his faith with a Catholic education was positive. He loved his time on Kairos, which really gave him the true sense of Brotherhood that Jesuit has to offer.
Ownbey also knows that none of that would have been possible without Jesuit’s generous donors, as he received tuition assistance throughout his four years at 1200 Jacob Lane.
Will Lyon ’06 is exactly where he wants to be, even though the path there wasn’t always that simple.
Lyon, a current “professional researcher” at Humboldt University in Berlin, is working on his PhD in African History with a focus on German colonialism. The research he completes will be turned into a book, as is the standard when working on a PhD in Germany.
An Alumni Association offers more opportunities for alums to get involved, plan events, and support Jesuit High School. Jesuit is looking for alums that want to be a part of the Alumni Association in one way or another, such as a board member, class representative, or club/activity delegate. Even if you don’t know exactly how you want to be involved, please reach out!
This year, Mr. Peter Strawn ’04 returned to the Jesuit High School family as an AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, and Algebra 1 teacher.
After graduating from Jesuit in 2004, Mr. Strawn attended the University of San Diego to pursue a degree in English. He eventually went on to receive his master’s in English from California State University, Sacramento.
While he is working on projects such as This Is Us, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, or Stranger Things, Chris Sullivan ‘98 understands the importance of staying centered and taking care of his mental health.
Sullivan returned to campus on Wednesday, or “Hump Day” as his character in the Geico commercial might say, to speak to students about the importance of your mental health. Sullivan gave tips to the student body about how to stay mentally sharp and how to continue to be a “Man for Others” after graduation.
The passing of Justin Hall, a beloved teacher, coach, and friend, impacted many members of the Jesuit community. Hall touched so many people during his time at Jesuit, including David Vincent ’18.
Vincent, whose family had known the Hall family before David’s time at Jesuit, wanted to carry on Justin’s legacy after his passing. Following Hall’s death last November, Vincent brought several truckloads of food to Jesuit’s Food Drive, wanting to continue Hall’s work as the Student Activities Coordinator and Director of the Food Drive.
Andrew Endicott ‘13 showed up to Jesuit High School ready to play soccer. He went to college to play football for the Wisconsin Badgers. Now, Endicott works for the PGA TOUR.
To say that Endicott’s life has revolved around sports would be a vast understatement. But, as he gets farther and farther away from his high school graduation, he realizes the importance that the lessons he learned at Jesuit High School play in his life.
Physics teacher Mr. Lawrence Simon ’13 is one of the newest members of our staff at Jesuit High School. Just like other faculty alumni, Mr. Simon once roamed the halls as a student. However, physics did not come to Mr. Simon naturally.
Jesuit High School was thrilled to welcome back the classes of 1968, ’78, ’88,’98, and ’08 for Alumni Weekend, which took place on Oct. 12-14. Each of those classes had their own reunion on Saturday night, with other events taking place throughout the weekend for alums of any class that wanted to participate. Over 200 alums joined us throughout the weekend, and each one of them seemed to enjoy the festivities.
Jon Rotz ’92 walks around 1200 Jacob Lane as Jesuit High School’s Assistant Director of Admissions and as an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, but it wasn’t too long ago that Rotz was walking to class on these very same grounds. Rotz recalls fondly his time as a student at Jesuit High School, and recognizes how his time as a student impacted his decision to join Jesuit’s staff.
In this day of fast moving communication, having up-to-date contact information is critical to keeping our Alums in touch with the latest news at Jesuit, and to help our Alumni stay in touch with each other.
It has been 8 years since our last directory project. Therefore, we are partnering with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to help us with our “Stay in Touch” project. PCI is an industry leader, with university and high school clients from across the nation.
PCI is contacting all of our living alumni – 9,891 Marauders – via mail, email and phone calls, inviting you to participate. We understand that some may have questions about this project, so are providing some additional information. We want you to know that their request for your information is being done our behalf, and that your info is safe and secure.
Jesuit Drama alum John Sanders ‘95 (Macbeth, Ten November, My Fair Lady) has a featured role in the American premiere of Groundhog Day: The Musical, a London import based on the popular film of the same name.
In a recent broadway.com interview, John reflects on his time in Jesuit Drama:
Congratulations to Jesuit Drama alum Scott Klier ‘89 who was just named Producing Artistic Director of California Musical Theatre (CMT), one of the area’s largest non-profit arts organizations that produces the Broadway Series and Music Circus.
Please read the Sacramento Bee announcement that’s linked below.
Story courtesy of Brewers.com – Photo from Milb.com & the Pawtucket Red Sox
Press Release | January 22, 2015
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Jeff Levering will join the organization as the newest member of the Brewers radio broadcast team. Levering will serve as a play-by-play broadcaster on select road games on 620 WTMJ and the Brewers Radio Network, as well as provide content for the Brewers online, social and new media channels.
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.
ANDREW ROGERS ’12 was a finalist for the Silicone Prairie News SPA Student Entrepreneur award in recognition of his creation of JayClean. Partnering with Creighton University and Max-I Walker in Omaha Nebraska, JayClean provides dry cleaning services to University students, faculty, and staff. Creating a unique opportunity for students to learn outside of the traditional classroom environment JayClean is managed and operated by students at Creighton University and seeks to promote future entrepreneurial businesses at Creighton University.
Turner Spark ’00 Comedy Comes to New York! Turner, who lives Suzhou, China, started his comedy career in 2009 by founding Mainland China’s first standup comedy group – “Stand Up China” and has won international comedy competitions all over the world. Before taking the stage in 2009, Sparks founded Mainland China’s first American ice cream truck when he brought New Jersey’s “Mister Softee” trucks to China. Turner will be bringing his comedy to the Big Apple in late May. New York dates and locations are: Wed, May 27 – Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W.
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.
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.
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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