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2020-2021 Alumni Events

 

The Fighting Admiral

Dear SI Alumni,

We celebrate annually the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy dedicated to SI’s Bill Bruce ‘35 and SH’s Jerry Mahoney ‘44, as a way to remember their service and sacrifice as well as 114 other SI alumni who gave their full measure of sacrifice for our country from WWI to the Vietnam War.

While all of the stories are important, one of the most enduring is of Daniel J. Callaghan ‘07, the fighting Admiral who has been memorialized for his leadership in, according to historians, the fiercest ship-to-ship naval battle of WWII.

Our video recounts this story with fresh voices of SI Alumni service members and describes the Admiral Callaghan Society started ten years ago by the SI Alumni Board. 

If you want to learn more about our Navy’s readiness in the world from a political-military point of view, then register for an exclusive webinar with Adm. John M. Richardson (Ret.) former Chief of Naval Operations. Adm. Richardson will be interviewed by his friend of 30 years and Adm. Callaghan Society President Dennis Murphy ‘77. It will be a fascinating discussion from a retired Admiral who has operated and led at the highest levels in our Navy. Following the live discussion will be the 10th Annual Adm. Callaghan Society Essay Awards. This webinar will be on Wednesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. PDT and you can register at www.siprep.org/callaghanevent.

Sincerely,

Tom Hsieh '83
Director of Alumni Relations

The SI Alumni Department is actively working on digital products to share with alumni and friends as a way to stay in touch, lift spirits, and engage at a time when we cannot otherwise do so. Now we are launching Wildcat Alumni Network, a collection of stories from our deep library of SI history.

In Memoriam

Rev. Russell J. Roide, S.J.
1938-2021

Fr. Russell J. Roide, S.J. died peacefully in his sleep on April 13, 2021 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center,  Los Gatos. He was 82 years old. Father Roide’s Jesuit ministry spanned 60 years and included high school teaching and administration, university campus ministry, and parish and retreat work throughout the western states and beyond.

Fr. Roide taught at Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose (1965-1967, 1973-1975, where he also served as President in 1975), and Loyola High School, Los Angeles (1979-1980). He served in many capacities at St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco, over the years: Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (1970-1972), Rector-President (1975-1979), and member of the Adult Spirituality Team (2008). On the university level, he served as Director of Campus Ministries at Stanford University (1984-1992), Director of the University Catholic Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (2008-2011), and held chaplaincies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy. He also served as Pastor of St. Agnes Church, San Francisco (1994-2001), and St. Francis Xavier Church, Phoenix (2002-2006), and did pastoral ministry in San Jose, Morgan Hill, and at the Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos. Over several decades Father Roide led dozens of pilgrimages to the Holy Land and religious sites in Europe and elsewhere.

Russell Joseph Roide was born in Los Angeles December 10, 1938, the son of Joseph R. Roide and Julia R. Cerniglia Roide.  He graduated from Loyola High School (1956) and Loyola [Marymount] University with a degree in biology (1960). He entered the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos in 1960, continuing his studies at Gonzaga University, Boston College, and the Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA. He was ordained a priest in Los Angeles on June 13, 1970.

Fr. Roide is survived by his brother, Frank Roide, of Carson City, NV, and many extended family members.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, April 26, 11:15 a.m. Due to COVID restrictions, the service will be  private but will be live streamed at https://www.jesuitswest.org/in-memoriam/.

Help us Light it Up

We are excited to announce that after years of planning, we will be installing permanent lights on J.B. Murphy Field. Earlier this summer the SF Planning Commission voted 6-1 in favor of our application and on October 20th the SF Board of Supervisors accepted their vote.

This development takes tremendous pressure off our Athletic Department to find off-campus fields, which have been less and less available over the past 10 years, and especially benefits our six soccer programs during the winter months when sunlight is limited.

Our goal is to have the lights installed during the second semester, an ambitious goal to say the least; but with the sports schedule crunch next semester, lights will make games and practices possible. We hope that you will help us light the future for our students!

JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR LIGHTS ON MURPHY FIELD!

DATE: November 18, 2020
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Zoom webinar
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Mariucci, NFL GameDay Sportscaster and Former Head Coach for the San Francisco 49ers

RSVP: https://forms.gle/JqUGEkF4d98S5FhJ9

Donors who give $500 or more will be memorialized on a plaque at J.B. Murphy Field!

MAKE A GIFT:
https://www.givecampus.com/schools/StIgnatiusCollegePreparatory/si-s-power-hour-j-b-murphy-field-lights-fundraiser#updates

READ MORE:
https://www.siprep.org/giving/support/power-hour

Other Wildcat Alumni Network Videos

Curt Mallegni '67 Honored with Christ the King Award

The SI Alumni Board recently met and selected this year's recipient of the Christ the King Award.

The Christ the King Award honors SI alumni "who have distinguished themselves in their professions, who have shown a commitment to the SI community and who best exemplify the ideal of service to God and fellow man."

Curt Mallegni of the Class of 1967 was such a man and is a well-deserving recipient. Curt passed away on January 28, 2020, after a short illness. He was 70 years old. He is only the fifth recipient to receive the award posthumously since the award originated in 1960. His wife Kathy will receive the award in his honor.

Here is a story about Curt Mallegni's wonderful life and great contributions to SI in Genesis by Paul Totah.

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