The goal of the Prep Alumni Association is to promote and advance the best interests of Saint Peter’s Prep in its religious, educational and charitable functions, to strengthen the bond between its alumni and the school, and to foster fraternity among alumni.
If you are interested in becoming more actively involved at Prep and joining an Alumni Board commitee please email both Mike Murcia, ’08, Director of Alumni Relations (MurciaM@spprep.org) and Al Rinaldi, ’98, Alumni Board President (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will be in touch with you.
As a freshman in the fall of 1994, I made the daily trek up to the fourth floor of the English building for Latin. Early on in the semester, one of the vocabulary words we were taught was frater. All Latin scholars know this is the term for brother. When I reflect on my Prep journey, the word frater always comes to mind.
In everyday vernacular, fraternity means and represents brotherhood. Looking back, and reflecting, the fraternity for me that is Saint Peter’s Prep is as strong today as it was almost twenty-five years ago. It’s the family that is as strong today as it was when I was a student. Personally, Prep afforded me numerous opportunities–to lead retreats, to excel on the athletic field, music room, and in the classroom. It made me a Man for Others by instilling a dedication to service and a reverence for God.
The lessons learned at Prep transition well into adulthood. Whether you are local and can attend Prep events regularly, or have made use of virtual attendance, Prep still offers so much to the community at large. Whether it’s a milestone reunion, a regional reunion, Jug Night, Theology on Tap, or just a simple call or email from a classmate, Prep is still ever present.
The Alumni Board serves the Prep community to help plan and coordinate efforts on behalf of the alumni. We represent the Prep community in the nominations and selections for the Legends of Prep, Athletic Hall of Fame, and Hall of Fame for Professional Achievement and Service. In addition, we champion major initiatives to include the Alumni Spirituality Committee and Bereavement team representing the Prep community by remembering deceased alumni and their families.
Another initiative is the formation of professional societies within the Alumni population geared around career fields (Finance, Business, and Law). These societies will allow for professional networking as well as fellowship and professional development. The board is always looking for representation from the greater alumni population and open to new ideas to continue to serve the entire community. If you are interested in serving on the alumni board, please reach out to myself or Mike Murcia, our Director of Alumni Relations.
As we embark on the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Prep, the mission of our great institution is still to form young men of competence, conscience and compassion. I see the successes of that mission in the alumni community. 150 years as an academic institution is incredibly impressive. I encourage all alumni, friends and family to participate in the celebrations ahead. Prep President Mike Gomez has utilized the term Prep Magic in many of his letters to the Prep Community. The next year celebrating Prep will be just that–Moments of Prep Magic. I’ll see you at Grand and Warren.
Sub Umbra Petri,
Al Rinaldi, ’98
Alumni Board President
The Alumni Board takes an active role in the leadership of the Alumni Association, working closely with Prep’s staff to organize alumni events, select award recipients and, most importantly, support the mission of Jesuit education at Grand & Warren.