Ventura Alumni Happy Hour
Wildcats from different class years gathered to meet, mingle, connect, and reconnect at the Model Citizen neighborhood restaurant and cocktail bar. Owners Brian `03 and Derek `00 Ulrich, who also owns Prospect Coffee Roasters, graciously hosted the alumni and their guests.
The event allows alumni and Villanova staff to build real relationships with each other, brainstorm new ideas, and seek out potential. Everyone in the room is connected by a common thread of a Villanova experience, yet different in their life experiences after high school graduation.
Joseph Roulhac `62 was excited to be part of his very first VPS alumni event. "This is really great. Everyone is so welcoming, and it was good to meet some of the alumni," says Joseph." He said he would definitely come to the next VPS event with his wife. Alumni mingle while enjoying fun, unique appetizers and interesting interpretations of classic cocktails that are part of a new dining experience at the restaurant. A group of young alumni from the class of 2000 and younger enthusiastically shared life and work updates till late in the night. Everyone is so excited not just to network but to share their life experience.
Come join us at our next alumni mixer, where hundreds of interactions happen at once, and we build on your Villanova connections for life.
Photo - Ethel Escobar, Kevin Braza `16, and Roberto Escobar `70
2023 Alumni BBQ Reunion
What a fantastic turnout for this year’s Alumni BBQ on June 10th! We welcomed over 200 guests with over 41 class years represented, ranging from the class of 1955 to our most recent class of 2023. This year, special recognition was given to our 1973 graduating class for their 50th anniversary.
Wildcats of all ages interacted and enjoyed the day on campus with music, games, drinks, and good food. Current student ambassadors were guiding campus tours. It was great to see Villanova buzzing with activity.
The reunion was a day of fellowship, reconnecting, reminiscing, and storytelling—a continued reminder to cherish the moments of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Save the date for next year’s Wildcat Reunion on June 22, 2024.
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See you next year!
What a successful mixer we had at Coopers Hall Tap Room and Winery in Portland, The Vault Garden Alcove in San Francisco, and the Three Sisters in San Jose. These were by far our most well-attended mixer yet and it is great to see our network growing. Everyone seemed to enjoy mingling with old friends and making new contacts while sipping on wine and enjoying the food. These events are the first of our off-campus alumni events (post covid), which may also be one of the reasons why the mixers went on all night, far longer than expected…
Thank you to everyone who attended the event. We loved seeing you at this event and hope to see more of you next year!
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Picture 1 L to R: Parikshit Sharma (guest of Eliza), Eliza Graumlich `13, Shannon Gillespie McComb `13, John Mogg `94, and Maddy Sullivan `14 at the San Francisco mixer
Picture 2: Katie Norris `16, Lawnie Bailey `64, and Fr. Barney at the Portland mixer
Picture 3: Chris Horng `11, Tristan Hicks `20, Julia Reed `21, Elijah Sanchez (guest of Julia) at the San Jose mixer
Tokyo and Seoul Alumni Mixer!
February 21, 2023 at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Japan
February 25, 2023 at Samick Music Plaza Seoul, South Korea
A wonderful time was had by all who attended the Villanova Prep alumni mixers that were held this spring in Seoul and Tokyo. They were two lovely evenings of reminiscing about past days as a Wildcat.
They included an update about the School from the Villanova Alumni and Admission Directors-Sandi White and Suzanne Feldman, as well as Headmaster Brian Grisin (Seoul only). We enjoyed a fabulous turnout of alumni, current parents, and prospective students at both events.
Our VPS alumni shared experiences, funny stories, and heartfelt memories during their time together. It was a real treat for our current parents and prospective families to hear about Villanova from an alumni's perspective!
Thank you to everyone who was able to join the Villanova Prep get-together. And, a special thank you to our host in Seoul, Minsoo Kim `94. We look forward to many more reunions in the future!
Washington DC Alumni Mixer!
November 10, 2022, at PennSocial DC
A few staff from Villanova visited the wonderful city of D.C. for a TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) conference at the beginning of November. The conference provided us with beneficial information while having the opportunity to meet with colleagues from other boarding schools across the country.
While in D.C., Villanova hosted an alumni mixer at Penn Social. We were few in numbers, but truly enjoyed the opportunity to visit with alums and hear what they are up to since graduating from VPS. One alum brought her adorable son, who stole the hearts of everyone at the mixer. Please take a look at the upcoming alumni mixer schedule and plan to join us when we are in your area!