Class of 1971 Reunion

50th Reunion
June 3, 4, 5
Welcome back to 17th and Girard!
Friday, June 3
Noon | Golden Hawks Mass and Lunch
2:30 p.m. | History Class, Tour of the Church of the Gesu

4-7 p.m. | McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia
Classes of 1971 and 1972
Open bar, Hot and Cold Buffet

Saturday, June 4
5:15 p.m. | Cocktails with 1970 and 1972 classes 
Sauter Dining Hall 
Spouses/guests are welcome to attend
6:30 p.m. | Dinner for Class of 1971
Kelly Fieldhouse

Sunday, June 5
10 a.m. | Lead the Procession for Class of 2022 Commencement
Hagan Arena at Saint Joseph's University
A block of rooms has been reserved at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia for Friday and Saturday night. 
$209 per night
To reserve, call 877-901-6632
Mention: St. Joseph's Prep-50th Reunion
Click here to book online
Special offer expires: 5/13/22

Contact Info

Patti Killeen
Director of Donor Relations
". . . I had heard and digested the urban legend of the Jesuits…. The order had a reputation for intellectual ferocity and suffering fools lightly or not at all. They were a warrior caste of the intellect, famous for the rigor of both their training and their teaching."
My Losing Season by Pat Conroy
In September of 1967, we converged at 18th and Thompson by “C” Bus and “2” Bus; by the Paoli Local and the El; by the Broad Street Subway and the “15” Trolley (and sometimes by extending our thumbs, or in the case of our Jersey friends, by ferry and horse and buggy).  We shed our grade school and neighborhood cocoons and were thrust into the demanding world of Jesuit tradition and pedagogy.

We met the challenge and forged life-long friendships during the most formative years of our young lives.  When we were graduated, the City of Philadelphia was ours, and we made claim to all that lay beyond.

During those four years, we were nurtured by the most dedicated faculty: (Fathers: Ayd, McGinty, Fay, Donahoe, Reese, Bradley, Lynch, Ryan, Garber, Mullen, Schnorr; Watters; Brother Mulroe; Scholastics: Phillips, Meehan, Muldoon, Rauber, George; and Laymen: Doyle, Dugan, Kuenys, Kling, Hart, Barton, Brennan, Dr. Bender, Burke, DeHoratius, Fitzpatrick, Gallop, Gaffney, Malcarney, Murphy, Murray, Mullen, Vespoli, Wright.)

Let us converge again to celebrate our 50th reunion ( although a year late).  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, an opportunity for us to join together, remember and relate, mourn those we have lost, and renew the spirit we all cherish.

We have worked with The Prep to make our reunion memorable. We hope many will come from far and wide, and we have taken care to organize events that will encourage the most time together. The highlight of our weekend’s activities will be Saturday’s gathering at the Prep (to which wives and significant others are invited). We are fortunate and proud to call ourselves Preppers.  We look forward to seeing you!
As always, Go Prep!

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  • Class of 1971 Committee

    Jim Allen
    Robert Atkins
    Charles Barton
    Dan Brannen
    Jack Brewster
    Ted Burke
    Francis Burns
    Curt Cockenberg
    Tom Devine
    A. Robert Esposito
    Andy Gordon
    Thomas Gregory
    Timothy Klarich
    Bill Martin
    James Mergiotti
    Jeremiah O’Leary
    Bill Ricci
    James Rowan
    Mark Rupsis
    John Salvucci
    Chris Tretta
    Dominic Vallone
    Bill Wechsler
    Michael Welsh
Class of 1971 Memories
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