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  • An Innovative Approach To Learning and Student Development

    Alumni News

    Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

    Alumni Association Scholarships

    Congratulations to Vincent DiFonzo (1st place) & Tommy Doman (2nd place) who were the winners of Alumni Association Scholarships for their senior year at St. Mary’s!

    On Thursday, February 27th they were invited to an exclusive reception with their parents at the Detroit Athletic Club.

    Starting in the Fall of 2020, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory continues to redefine the high school experience as the locally exclusive Co-Divisional platform in Catholic Education

    Alumni Announcement

  • 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.

    Allen Robinson

    NFL All PRO

    Allen Bernard Robinson II (born August 24, 1993) is an 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.

    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.

    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.

    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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