Class of 1972 Reunion

Class of 1972
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
or Golf at Overbrook Country Club
4-7 p.m. | McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia
Classes of 1971 and 1972
Open bar, Hot and Cold Buffet
Spouses/guests are welcome to attend

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

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
To the Great Class of ’72:
Early September 1968 - a new class of “Frosh” are leaving their neighborhoods to begin their education at “The Prep.”  Indeed, we took the “2” bus, the El and “15” trolley, Broad Street subway, New Jersey high speed line or were fortunate to get a ride from a parent, an older Prep brother or upperclassman; a few of us even walked to school.   It’s ironic that today the world talks so much about “diversity,” yet our diversity journey actually began in 1968 when we timidly left our neighborhoods to become part of the Prep melting pot.  We remember walking into our new homerooms eyeing each other up.  Little did we know then that some of our future best friends were seated among us.
Perhaps you remember a few rules of that “old” Prep building, such as don’t walk up the “down” staircase (to the third floor for a biology lab) even if you are late and want to avoid Jug.  Rest assured Fr. McGinty will appear like an apparition at the top of those stairs, look at you with those steely eyes, cause you to retreat and, of course, be late and get Jug anyway.  We remember the first time we walked into the Gesu to attend Mass, and were overwhelmed by the beauty and splendor that remains to this day. We were educated by incredibly smart Jesuit priests and scholastics and so many other dedicated educators and administrators, coaches, and counselors that are too many to name. They all cared for us and about us, and we thank all of them for what they gave to us: a Prep education! Over our four years we learned about the City of Philadelphia and its many neighborhoods – our neighborhoods.  We met each other’s families and were able to explore new cultures and ethnicities. Yet we were all young Men of the Prep.
After 50 years we all have a very special opportunity to gather together again as classmates and share all of our wonderful memories, to laugh again like teenagers, to remember the lives of our classmates that have gone before us and the many gifts that they gave to us, and to reflect on how 50 years goes by in a blink of the eye.  The Prep and your Reunion Committee have planned a great three days of activities, including a Saturday evening dinner at the Prep with spouses and significant others.  We really want you to join with us for this celebration and rekindle those many moments that are now wonderful memories. 
We were all blessed with a unique and very special gift – to be graduates of St. Joseph’s Prep!  

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  • Class of 1972 Committee

    Mike Alfonsi
    Rick Bahr
    Terry Connors
    Mike Gayda
    Kevin Kelly
    Chris Lange
    Joe Mancano
    Phil Martelli
    John Natale
    Bill Sturm
    Rev. John Swope, SJ
    Jack Zeller
Class of 1972 Memories
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