The Padre Whisper

May, 2019 - Vol 6, Issue 5
Bob Greene '85
Director of Alumni Relations
In This Issue
Serra Golf Classic
Michael Collopy '76
Serra Homecoming and Reunion
Alumni Website
2019 Valedictorians
College Acceptances
Homestay Families Needed!
Remembering Don McMullen '59
Summer at Serra
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. Please note: this tournament is not just for alumni. We invite all members of the Serra community to join us for a fun day in the sun on a beautiful golf course! All proceeds will benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund.
CLICK HERE for more information, to register or sponsor the event. Sponsorship levels start at $100 and are a great way to advertise your business.  Please email  Bob Greene '85  if you have any questions.
Michael Collopy '76 Selected as Junipero Serra Award Winner
Michael Collopy '76 was honored with the 2019 Junípero Serra Award on April 10. A world-renowned photographer, it is Michael's passion for helping others and spreading peace throughout the world that has earned him Serra's highest honor.
The Serra Alumni Association presents the Junípero Serra Medal to an alumnus who exemplifies the ideals, goals and objectives of Catholic education. 

Michael was honored with this award on Career Day, when 42 alumni talked about their interesting career paths. Serra students learned more about the fields of engineering, finance, digital media, technology, entrepreneurship and more. 
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 the 11th. A free alumni barbecue will precede the football game.  The reunion on Saturday the 12th 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!
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!  to check it out!

Around the Halls
Valedictorians Announced
It is with great excitement that we announce Serra's valedictorians for the Class of 2019. 

Juliano Rodriguez (St. Gregory), Nick Lochrie (Tierra Linda), and Lee Moyer (St. Gregory) were selected for excellence in academics, leadership and character.  Each student displays the hallmarks of a Serra Padre. 

Juliano, who plans to study Business Economics, also considered USC, UC Davis and Santa Clara before choosing to study at UCLA. An outstanding pitcher on the baseball team, Juliano had an offer to play baseball from Santa Clara. He is also a member of Serra's Executive Student Council, the Campus Ministry Leadership Team, and the Big Brothers program. Juliano also participated in Immersion trips to Puerto Rico and East Los Angeles over the past two years.

Nick was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at George Washington University, which is one of the university's highest honors for incoming freshmen. He is president of Serra's Democracy Club, National Honor Society chapter and Trivia Club. A member of Serra's Mock Trial Team and debate team, Nick is interested in pursuing a career in public service after majoring in International Affairs. He has gained valuable experience as an intern for Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin '88. 

Lee will pursue Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. He is a varsity soccer player and is a member of the Mock Trial team and Robotics Club. He won the Harvard Book Award as a junior. The top-ranked public university in the nation by U.S. News, UCLA had an acceptance rate of just 14 percent last year.

Congratulations to these outstanding Padres! 
Class of 2019
More college  acceptances  have come in for our Serra seniors. Our Class of 2019 has received numerous acceptances from highly selective universities across the United States and Canada. Among the colleges accepting Serra seniors this year:
  • Amherst College
  • Arizona State University Honors College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Cal Poly
  • Creighton University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • University of Illinois
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • McGill University
  • University of Michigan
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Portland
  • Saint Mary's College
  • San Diego State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • All University of California campuses
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Villanova University
(Pictured: Rami Muhawieh '19 heading to UC Davis)
International Student Program
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 receives 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. 
Remembering Don McMullen '59
Junipero Serra Award-winner Don McMullen '59 passed away
on April 30 in El Dorado Hills, CA after spending an enjoyable weekend of doing his favorite things (biking, reading and drinking fine wine with family). He was well-respected in his 52-year banking career and as an active member in his Catholic Church. Don touched many lives with his good-natured spirit, generous heart and positive outlook on life. 

He was a strong supporter of Serra and a leader of his Class of 1959. Don was a key member of his class's drive to name the Fine Arts Courtyard. As a result of his efforts, each member of the Class of '59 is honored and remembered on a plaque on the courtyard wall. Please CLICK HERE to view Don's obituary. 
Summer at Serra
For more than four decades, Serra has offered a range of summer programs that are geared not only toward academics, but also athletics and the arts.

Serra welcomes girls and boys ages 3-18 during the summer. In addition to summer school, Summer at Serra has eight camps that focus on musical theater, technology skills, swimming, aquatics, rowing, wrestling, athletics and fitness, and classic sports and recreation. Whether your child is looking to hone a skill he or she already has, try a new hobby, or get ahead academically, Summer at Serra offers it all.

Current Serra High School students work as coaches and camp counselors. Many camps provide opportunities for prospective students to build relationships with Serra teachers and coaches and get to know the campus and culture of the school. Please CLICK HERE  if you are interested in Summer at Serra for your son or daughter!
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.  

Once a Padre, Always a Padre!