The Padre Whisper

March, 2017-Vol 5, Issue 3
In This Issue
Don McMullen '59
Peninsula Hall of Fame
Homecoming and Reunions
Football Reunion
1977 Baseball Team
Fund a Dream 2017
Bob Ferretti
CCS Soccer
Alumni Baseball
Spring Appeal
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 7
Alumni Board Meeting (Windy City)

Thursday, March 16
In Via Award Ceremony
Wednesday, April 5
Career Day and Junípero Serra Award Ceremony

Tuesday, April 11
Alumni Football Reunion

Saturday, April 29
Fashion Show
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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It has been a busy month here at Serra, between an exciting Fund a Dream dinner that exceeded our goals, a Jungle Game win at the buzzer, and the announcement of our Junípero Serra Award winner (Don McMullen '59) and In Via Award winner (Bob Ferretti).  

In addition, we also announced the growth of our academic program, which will now offer graphic design, drama, design thinking and video production for Serra students. In the words of Junípero Serra, Always Forward.

I hope to see you on campus soon!

Bob Greene, Jr. '85
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni News
Junípero Serra Award Winner: Don McMullen '59
We are proud to announce that Don McMullen '59 will be the recipient of the 2017 Junípero Serra Award. 

Don will be honored at a ceremony on April 5 at Serra, in conjunction with Career Day. The ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact Bob Greene '85 at
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!

Please CLICK HERE for more information: 
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.
Football Alumni Reunion
A football alumni reunion will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at the San Mateo Elks Lodge. The event will feature drinks and light hors d'oeuvres, as well as speeches by Head Coach Patrick Walsh and Offensive Coordinator Steven Lo. Please contact Alumni Director Bob Greene '85 if you have any questions.
1977 Baseball Team Recognition Ceremony Rescheduled
The 1977 baseball team will be honored before the start of the Serra home game against Valley Christian on 
Tuesday, March 21

The team is remembered for winning the first WCAL championship in school history. A member of the team will throw out the first pitch. Stay tuned for more information on the date of the ceremony, or contact Alumni Director Bob Greene '85.
Around the Halls
Fund a Dream 2017
Fund a Dream 2017 was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who joined us for this exceptional event, which supported Serra's financial aid program. We exceeded our goal and raised more than $425,000 for our Padres on financial aid. 

We were thrilled to welcome this year's keynote speaker, world-renowned photographer  Michael Collopy '76 . Michael's speech and slideshow depicting some of his greatest works were riveting. Our V.I.P. guests included New York Time Best-Selling novelists John Lescroart '66 and Bob Dugoni '79; and Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari '09. Thank you to everyone who supported this event! 
Bob Ferretti to Receive 2017 In Via Award
Serra is proud to announce that Bob Ferretti will be the recipient of the 2017 In Via Award. Bob has served Serra for 31 years as a faculty member, coach and dean of students. Please join us on March 16 to honor Bob and celebrate his retirement from Serra. Please contact the Serra Advancement Office at 650-573-9935 if you would like to attend. 
Tri-School Productions will present its spring musical, Oklahoma, at 7:30 p.m. on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1; and at 2 p.m. on March 26. 

Holden Boger and Celisse Tan have been selected as the leads. 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
Serra Soccer to play in CCS Championship Game
Varsity soccer will play in the CCS DII Championship Game tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Valley Christian High School in San Jose. The soccer team defeated Hillsdale 3-1 on Wednesday night in front of a big crowd to advance. Goals were scored by Iver Lyche and Joe Montero. Serra will play El Camino HS for the championship. 
Alumni Baseball Game Moved to April 1
The Alumni Baseball game will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Warm-ups will start at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Please note: Alumni lacrosse and volleyball games will return 
in 2018.  
Spring Appeal
Keep a lookout . . . this month, you will have an opportunity to empower our students by supporting the Padre Fund. Your gift will make a difference!
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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