The Padre Whisper

June, 2019 - Vol 6, Issue 5
Bob Greene '85
Director of Alumni Relations
In This Issue
Serra Golf Classic
Alumni Selected in MLB Draft
Serra Homecoming and Reunion
Isaiah Salinda '15 Leads Golf Championship
Alumni Website
Class of 2019 Graduates
Homestay Families Needed!
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events
June 1
Graduation Day

June 24
Golf Tournament

September 20
Father-Son Mass

October 11

October 12
Alumni Board Members
Mike Klobuchar '90 (President)
Tushar Zalpuri '11
Andre Monney '03
Kris McAlavey '03
Joel Caceres '87
Marty McCormick '57
Noel Sy '83
Perry Carter '84 
John Langridge '97
Adam Stoye '08
Mike Hannon '90
Ray Baldonado '07
Brian Earley '85
John Ailanjian '90
Greg Hart '76
Jaime Huerta '90 
Mike Fadelli '88
Jonathan Allen '01
Bob Greene '85 (Alumni Director)
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Alumni News
2019 Serra Golf Classic
The 32nd annual Serra Golf Classic will be held on  Monday, June 24  at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club. Great news - we have sold out this event! However, we are still accepting sponsorships. All proceeds benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund.
CLICK HERE for more information on sponsorships for the tournament. Sponsorship levels start at $100 and are a great way to advertise your business.  Please email  Bob Greene '85  if you have any questions.
Three Padres Selected in MLB Draft
Three Serra alumni were selected in this week's 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Two of the three Padres are power-hitting, left-handed batters who patrol the outfield, and one is a top-of-the-order spark plug.

Hunter Bishop '16, a Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist, completed a transcendent junior season for Arizona State at the Baton Rouge NCAA Regional over the weekend. Bishop showed off his elite power this season, hitting 22 home runs with a .748 slugging percentage. He was named First Team All Pac-12 and was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the first round with the 10th overall pick. Bishop was also named an Academic All-American. 

Scott Ota '15 had an outstanding senior year for the University of Illinois-Chicago. He hit .357 and added 20 home runs, breaking UIC's school record. He joined Bishop in the NCAA top ten for slugging percentage with .746. Ota led the Flames to a Horizon League championship and an NCAA Regional berth in Louisville. He was selected by the New York Mets in the 10th round and was a Horizon League All-Academic honoree.

Nolan Dempsey '14 was the third Padre alum to be selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. Dempsey was picked on Wednesday by the Giants. The Fresno State infielder hit .332 and had eight home runs this year for the Bulldogs. He was also named Academic All-District with a 3.78 college GPA.

Good luck to all three Padres as they pursue their dreams in professional baseball!

(Photo Credit: Sun Devil Athletics)
2019 Homecoming and Reunion
Serra's 2019  Homecoming and Reunion Weekend will be held on  October 11 and 12. The annual night football game will be played against Archbishop Mitty on Friday, October 11.  A free alumni barbecue will precede the football game. The reunion on Saturday, October 12 will be for the classes of
'49, '54, '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04 and '09. 

This will be the Golden Reunion for the Class of 1959 and the Platinum Reunion for the Class of 1969. Reservations are available HERE!
Isaiah Salinda '15 Wins NCAA Golf Championship
Isaiah Salinda '15
went 3-0 in match play to help lead the Stanford golf team to the NCAA championship in late May. Salinda, a senior captain for the Cardinal, also led Stanford to the Pac-12 title this spring. 
New Alumni Website
We've built something big for our Serra alumni! Our redesigned alumni website is feature-rich and designed to be helpful for alumni looking to network, find old friends and keep up with what's happening on campus! Be part of the 800 alumni who have already signed up.  to check it out!

Around the Halls
Class of 2019 Graduates at St. Mary's Cathedral
Two-hundred seniors became our newest Serra alumni at our graduation ceremony on June 1 in San Francisco. This year's graduates  received $29.5 million in college scholarships and completed 30,813 hours of community service. 

Among their other accomplishments:  71 percent of the class received a college scholarship,  78 seniors are National Honor Society Members,  77 seniors are California Scholarship Federation Life Members,  97 percent of the senior class applied to four year universities - 100 percent were admitted to at least one, and  55.7 percent of seniors took at least one AP class.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Are You Interested in Hosting an International Student?
As the school year comes to a close, the Serra International Program is looking for homestay families for our International Padres. Our program has 17 students for the upcoming semester from Hong Kong and China. Each homestay family will receive financial support of $14,250 per year to cover the costs of hosting a student. 

If you are interested in applying to host a student, please contact Mike Keller '98. 
Follow Serra on Social Media
Remember th at you can keep up with what's happening at Serra through social media. Serra's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Link edIn accounts are updated regularly with school and alumni news.  

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