Alumni Events & Calendar
Prep hosts a number of exciting alumni events throughout the year, including receptions, meet-and-greets, alumni games and, of course, the annual Reunion each summer.
Be sure to check back here for the latest alumni updates and news. Be sure to update us with your latest information in our News & Notes section.
Reunion Weekend 2018 draws hundreds of alumni back to Prep; Class of 1968 celebrates its 50th
View a gallery of the reunion class photos by clicking the image above.
Hundreds of Fairfield Prep alumni from as recent as the Class of 2013 and as far back as the Class of 1948 returned for a fun filled weekend of activities and social gatherings on June 1.
The weekend was a special occasion for the graduates of the Class of 1968, who celebrated their 50th reunion.
The weekend kicked off Friday with Prep's golf outing at Great River Golf Club in Milford, followed by the Athletic Hall of Fame banquet Friday evening. Saturday opened with a 5K fun run, continued with an alumni rugby game and finished with a Mass and a reunion party under a huge tent in the Fairfield Prep quad.
On Sunday, members of the Class of 1968 marched in the commencement ceremony along with the graduating Class of 2018. The '68 graduates received a golden diploma honoring their return for this momentous ocassion.
Class of 1968 Golden Diploma Photos
- View a gallery of the Class of 1968 reunion by clicking here, or clicking the image below.
- Photos can also be purchased on Louis J. Seidler's website by clicking here. Session name: golden18.
Reunion Classes ending in 3's and 8's
- 2018 General Reunion Gallery (also viewable below)
- Photos can be purchased on Louis J. Seilder's website by clicking here. Session name: reunion18.
Golf Outing 2018
View a gallery of candids and the golf foursomes by clicking on the image below.
Seven athletes, coaches inducted into Fairfield Prep Athletic Hall of Fame
Fairfield Prep honored seven of its former athletes and coaches at its 2nd Annual Athletic Hall of Fame in front of a crowd of more than 300 on June 1, 2018.
Alumni, family and friends enjoyed tributes to all of the honorees, and Traug Keller '78, P'11, '17 (SVP, ESPN) served as Master of Ceremonies.
This year's honorees are: Jim Lyddy '63, Tom Lydd' 67, Jack Ringel '54, Bob Skoronski, '51, Roger Ratchford '51, Ed Rowe '59 and Bob Sylvester.
Bob Skoronski '51
Bob Skoronski was the first Prep graduate to play in the NFL. The left tackle and offensive captain for the Packers under legendary coach Vince Lombardi played 11 seasons, all with Green Bay, and was a member of the first two Super Bowl winning teams in 1967 and 1968.
Jack Ringel '54
The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder was one of Prep's earliest two-way stars, talented enough to play four seasons of varsity football and baseball. Ringel was a co-captain of the Jesuits' first undefeated and untied football team (8-0) under Coach Tom Seymour in 1953 and an All- District fullback for two years.
Roger Ratchford '51
In a stellar career that spanned 40 seasons from 1966 to 2005, Ratchford racked up nearly 700 wins as Varsity Golf Coach, and presided over five state championship teams.
Head Coach for the 1969 State Championship Basketball Team, Prep's rst state title. Bob coached the Jesuits for 16 seasons and quali ed for the CIAC postseason in 14 of them. Bob was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jim Lyddy '63
At the time of his graduation, Lyddy was Prep's all-time leading scorer with 1,308 points and was rst team All- MBIAC for two seasons. Gentile's High School Basketball preseason publication in 1962, proclaimed Lyddy the top-rated player in Connecticut.
Tom Lyddy '67 (posthumous)
Tom was a multi-sport standout while at Prep and starred as an All-MBIAC, All-State and Catholic All-American as a senior. He played third base for the Prep Baseball team and was a part of the 1966-67 MBIAC Championship Basketball team.
Ed Rowe '59
Ed guided the Jesuits for 37 seasons, compiling a 477- 326 record with 11 league championships, four CIAC semi nal appearances and two nals berths. During a seven-year stretch (1976-1983) the Jesuits won the MBIAC title six times. He was named Daily News Coach of the Year in 1983 and CHSCA Coach of the Year in 2000.
Prep Graduation 2018 video, photos available online
View a Class of 2018 graduation gallery by clicking the image above.
Fairfield Prep held its 76th Commencement on Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m., before 207 graduates, Prep faculty and staff, and the students' families at Alumni Hall. We also welcomed 15 members of the Class of 1968 who celebrated their 50th Reunion by receiving their golden diplomas.
Class of 2018 Photos
Families interested in purchasing photos of the graduation can do so by visiting the webpages of Robert Taylor Photography and Louis J. Seidler Photography. Here's how:
- To view and purchase photos of students receiving their diplomas, as well as additional candids,, visit this link on Robert Taylor's website.
- Additional candids are available on Louis J. Seidler's website by clicking this link. To access the photos, input your email address and the session name grad18.
- To purchase photos from Baccalaureate Mass, click here. Session name: mass18.
View a recording of the commencement on our YouTube page.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Tom Shea is voted Most Inspirational Teacher
Mr. Tom Shea '73 was presented with an award from the Class of 2018 as the Most Inspirational Teacher at the Senior Send-Off program held at Fairfield University on May 25. Earlier in the program, Shea spoke to the seniors, sharing advice and words of wisdom for their journey ahead. Additionally, alumni Patrick Steed '17 and Colin Terry '17 spoke about their experiences as college freshmen, and Director of Discipline Dean Davis gave the pending graduates thoughtful advice about their life ahead. Earlier, Will Johnson, Dean of Students at Fairfield University, spoke about transitioning to college.
WATCH PREP YOU TUBE: Tom Shea's Speech
Fairfield Prep announces College Acceptances for the Class of 2018
Mr. John Hanrahan, Dean of Guidance & College Advising, is pleased to release a list of college acceptances for the Class of 2018. The Prep Community is proud of the impressive college opportunities for our seniors!