• Alumni

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    1885 Club

    OLSM Students or Alumni: CLICK HERE to join the 1885 Club


    St. Mary’s Preparatory was founded in 1885 and, throughout our history, has celebrated the academic and spiritual formation of students on our historic campus. Recognizing our traditions and focused on our future success, the 1885 Club offers young alumni an opportunity to show their commitment to their alma mater by making an annual gift of $18.85.


    OLSM Students or Alumni: CLICK HERE to join the 1885 Club

  • Alumni News & Events

    Alumni News

    Campus Communicator - Homecoming

    Campus Communicator - September 2023

    Friday, September 22nd


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    Mass & Brunch - Homecoming

    Campus Communicator - September 2023

    Sunday, Septener 24th

    Alumni News

    Campus Communicator - Golf Outing

    Campus Communicator - September 2023

    Monday, September 25th


    Alumni News

    Campus Communicator - Alumni News

    Campus Communicator -September 2023


  • St. Mary's Prep alumni are making profound differences around the world each day using the values, knowledge, and lessons learned during their time at St. Mary's Prep. Here are just a few St. Mary's graduates who have made, and continue to make, amazing contributions to society.

    St. Mary's Prep Alumni are Making Profound Differences Around the World 

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    JEFF PETRY (P'06)


    The Detroit Red Wings acquired Prep alumnus Jeff Petry (P'06) in a trade from the Montreal Canadiens! Throughout the 2022-23 season, the veteran defenseman played for the Pittsburgh Penguins before being dealt back to the Montreal Canadiens (August 6, 2023), where he had played the 2021-22 season and helped the team reach the 2021 Stanley

    Cup Final. On August 15, 2023, the Detroit Red Wings acquired Petry in a trade deal and

    are excited to bring him back to Detroit for the upcoming season!

    Jeff is the son of Dan Petry, a member of the Detroit Tigers' 1984 World Championship team and the current Assistant Coach of OLSM Varsity Baseball. Jeff played hockey for St. Mary's and Michigan State before being selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (45th overall) of the 2006 NHL draft. He played 864 games in the NHL and compiled 353 points (92 goals) and 349 penalty minutes in his career with the Oilers, Canadiens, and Penguins.

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    Mac Watts (P'06) 


    St. Mary’s Prep alumnus, Mac Watts (P’06), is a Nashville recording artist and rising star in modern country music! The metro-Detroit native has always been influenced by music, especially the sounds of Johnny Cash, Motown, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Church, Kip Moore, and many others. Watts’ portfolio includes his first EP, “Dynamite,” and singles including his debut, “Ain’t Through Loving You,” “Drunk on a Tuesday,” and his most recent 2023 releases of “Castaway,” “I Should MaryJane,” and “Drink Her Memories Gone.”

    He was the Regional Finals Winner for the Nash Next America’s Talent Search Contest (2018), and selected to perform at the WYCD 30th Anniversary Hoedown at Pine Knob Music Theater with surprise guest, Garth Brooks.

    He’s opened for artists such as Justin Moore (Arts, Beats & Eats), Parmalee (St. Andrews Hall), Brantley Gilbert, Joe Nicols, Phil Vassar, Carly Pearce, Scotty McCreery and others. Watts and his band are regular performers on Nashville’s famous Broadway strip. Follow him on Instagram @macwattsmusic, and on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, iHeart, YouTube and other music platforms. 

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    50 YEARS A PRIEST (P'64)

    Fr. Stan Ulman

    Congratulations to Fr. Stan Ulman on 50 years of serving God’s people as a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit! His ordination took place on August 25, 1973, and his 50th Anniversary Jubilee Mass took place on August 27, 2023, at his home parish of St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

    Fr. Ulman is a graduate of St. Mary’s Preparatory (P’64), St. Mary’s College (C’68), and the Pontifical Gregorian University (1972) in Rome, Italy. His first assignment was as associate pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wyandotte, Michigan (1973-74). He then served as associate pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, St. Claire Shores (1974-79) and as associate pastor and then administrator of St. Ladislaus Parish, Hamtramck (1979-81). He served briefly as

    administrator of St. Stanislaus and St. Bartholomew parishes in Detroit before being named pastor of St. Ladislaus (1982-2004), and eventually was appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Hills Rochester Hills, where he currently serves.

    Fr. Ulman is a member of the In Solidum team of priests who serve the Paint Creek 1 Family of Parishes.

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    Congratulations to Alex Mooney, Prep Class of 2022and a former OLSM Baseball National Championshipteam member. He was drafted in the seventh round, 218th overall, to the Cleveland Guardians on Monday, July 10, during the MLB Draft.The 2023 Brooke Wallace Award finalist (award presented to college baseball’s top shortstop) has played for Duke the last two seasons. According to The Detroit News, Duke coach Chris Pollard tweeted that Mooney is an elite competitor, selfless leader, and makes the people around him better.  

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    Allen Robinson

    NFL All PRO

    Allen Bernard Robinson II (born August 24, 1993)

    The NFL’s Super Bowl Champion LA Rams signed former Bears receiver Allen Robinson II on March 17, 2022. Allen was the American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

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    Kalin Lucas

    Big Ten Player of The Year

    Kalin Jay Lucas (born May 24, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association, on a two-way contract with the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Michigan State University.

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    Jay Penske

    CEO Penske Media

    Penske is the Chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corporation (PMC).[8] Penske Media Corporation is a digital media and publishing company that owns and operates numerous media brands, data services, and live events.

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    Dave Bowens

    NFL Player

    David Walter Bowens (born July 3, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League.

  • Alumni Speaker Series

    Seniors Learn from Alumni


    The OLSM Alumni Speaker Series was started in late December of 2014 with the help of Don Ambrose. It enables alumni to return to the Prep to visit the senior class to share their experiences and important messages about what they’ve learned since graduating from OLSM.


    Form 2014-15 school year, speakers ranged from Prosecuting Attorney to Salesman. Each and every speaker delivered a powerful message on careers, success tips and decision-making that had seniors reevaluating how they might approach the next step in life.


    During the 2016-17 academic year, we enjoyed hosting all different types of professionals on campus (as seen below), and welcome you to come and speak.


    Please contact Don Buchanan (dbuchanan@orchardlakeschools.com) if you would like to be part of the Alumni Speaker Series.


    Look Who Stopped By . . . Alumni Visits to Mr. Ambrose’s Class Inspire Seniors

    Alumni Speaker Series 2016-17 About Life Experiences


    The Prep was tremendously appreciative of the time and talents the following alumni shared with OLSM seniors as part of the annual Alumni Speaker Series. Among many valuable insights they shared with the students, several points resonated from their messages, as we’ve summarized below.


    Alumni Speaker Series 2018


    John Dean (P’16)

    a Detroit Police Officer, spoke to the students after Mass about the realities he faces daily in his job.


    Geoffrey George (P’04)
    a cinematographer, encouraged seniors to take chances, be bold and have a backup plan.


    Eli Escobedo (P’89)
    an operations manager with MMI Door, said, “Listen to those who have experience so you can make good choices.”


    Alumni Association Reignites Board Meetings


    The Alumni Association held a board meeting March 2, 2017 at which 45 alumni attended and 20 more could not attend but expressed interest in getting involved. The following members were elected Executive Officers: Fred Lyons (P’98) – President; Chad Bush (P’94) – Vice President; Mason Porritt (P’ 12) – Executive Secretary. The group is working on naming class captains and on a new, online directory. Several other events were discussed and are in the planning stages.


    • Help us promote the theme of Alumni Working for Alumni.
    • Join us at our next meeting in the dining hall. Check our website calendar for dates and times or email Don Buchanan, Alumni Director, at dbuchanan@orchardlakeschools.com






    Alumni Contact Information






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