The Padre Whisper

April, 2017-Vol 5, Issue 4
In This Issue
Homecoming and Reunions
Don McMullen '59
Peninsula Hall of Fame
Golf Tournament
Career Day
Alumni Baseball
2017 Valedictorians
College Acceptances
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 29
Fashion Show
Monday, June 26
Golf Tournament

Friday, October 6
Homecoming 2017

Saturday, October 7
Alumni Board Members


Kris McAlavey '03

Joel Caceres '87

Tony Gay '82

Sean McMillan '11

Adam Stoye '08

Hanna Malak '08

Mike Klobuchar '90

Mike Hannon '90

Ray Baldonado '07

Brian Earley '85

Justin Perry '99

Bob Greene '85

Jonathan Allen '01


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Happy Easter! It was great seeing so many alumni on campus Wednesday, sharing career advice with our young Padres. Alumni from across myriad disciplines shared their expertise and career journeys, helping our students discern their own vocations and future decisions for college and beyond. It is always fulfilling to see the Padre brotherhood across generations in action.

We are also in the midst of welcoming a new class of Padres, the Class of 2021. Each year, alumni from the '70s, '80s and '90s send their sons to Serra and become part of our Serra parent community. It is always great seeing old friends reconnect here at Serra. 

I hope to see you on campus soon!

Bob Greene, Jr. '85
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni News
Homecoming and Reunion 2017
Homecoming 2017 will be held on Friday, October 6.  Festivities will include food, drinks and our annual night football game. Our 2017 reunions will be held the following day, October 7, at Serra for the classes of '47, '52, '57, '62, '67, '72, '77, ' 82, '87, '92, '97, '02 and '07. Please contact Alumni Director Bob Greene '85 if you have any questions.
Junípero Serra Award Winner: Don McMullen '59
Serra was proud to award Don McMullen '59 with the 2017 Junípero Serra Award on Wednesday during an all-school assembly.

Don's wife and eight of his classmates were special guests at the ceremony. Don is the true embodiment of a Serra man; placing importance on his faith, family and friendships.

"Being a Padre to me is celebrating the camaraderie that we have, doing the right thing, working hard, maintaining high ethical standards, looking after others and, when things get tough, calling on the Lord," said Don. "Always keep the Lord number one in your life." 
Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame 
Gary Hughes '59 and Ray Looze '86 will be inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 13.  The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a banquet at the Westin SFO in Millbrae. The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. 

Following the dinner, the 2017 inductees' photos will be featured on a screen, while their careers in  sports  will be described by Serra alumnus John Horgan '60, a columnist and former  sports  editor for The  San Mateo County Times. Congratulations to our outstanding Padre alumni!

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2017 Serra Golf Classic
The Serra  Golf Classic will be held on  Monday, June 26 at the Peninsula  Golf and Country Club. Please note: this  tournament is not just for alumni. We invite all members of the Serra community. 

More information regarding sponsorships and sign-ups and will be available in the coming weeks. Please contact Bob Greene '85 at if you have any questions
Career Day 2017
Thank you to the 38 alumni and friends who donated their time this week to present to Serra students for Career Day 2017

Alumni professionals from business, medicine, law, fire, engineering, government, technology, entertainment and many other professions were on campus yesterday to share their career paths with today's Padres.
Alumni Baseball
We had a great turnout for our annual alumni baseball game on April 1. 

Alumni from the '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s defeated the varsity team with outstanding performances from Sean McMillan '10, Gino Lavezzo '03 and Mike Roza '84. Alumni players brought their families and enjoyed a great day at Frisella Memorial Stadium with sunshine and sandwiches. Varsity, JV and freshman baseball are all currently in first place in the WCAL. 
Around the Halls
2017 Valedictorians
After years of hard work in the classroom and beyond, three Serra seniors were rewarded last week with the highest honor a Serra senior can receive. Kyle Wilson, Will Petersen and Richard Padilla
were named valedictorians for Serra's Class of 2017. The three scholars will divide up the honors of delivering addresses at the Senior Mother-Son Mass, Senior Academic Awards Night and graduation this year. All three students have weighted GPAs of 4.6 or higher. 

Kyle will major in psychology at Loyola Marymount University on a full academic scholarship. Will has been accepted to USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and the University of Virginia. He will study economics and make his decision later this month. Richard will attend UC Berkeley to study electrical engineering and computer science. Congratulations to these three outstanding Padre seniors! 
Tri-School Productions wrapped up its spring musical, Oklahoma, last weekend. The musical featured exceptional performances from Holden Boger as Curley, Isabella Torre (NDB) as Laurey, Zach Smallman as Will Parker, and Celisse Tan (NDB) as Aunt Eller. 

Congratulations to our talented Tri-School performers! 
College Acceptances
Serra seniors have received numerous acceptances to highly selective universities across the nation. Among colleges accepting Serra seniors this spring: All UC campuses, all CSU campuses, Dartmouth, Penn, Notre Dame, USC, Santa Clara, Villanova, LMU, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Virginia, Boston College, USF, St. Mary's, Washington, and many other highly-regarded institutions. 
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