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Cartoonist 'Kal' Kallaugher '73 named finalist for 2020 Pulitzer

Fairfield Prep Alumnus Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher was named a finalist for a 2020 Pulitzer Prize award.

Kallaugher, a member of the Class of 1973, was one of three finalists for a Journalism Pulitzer in Editorial Cartooning. This is the second time he was named a finalist, the first being in 2015. Kallaugher is the editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London, The Baltimore Sun and the online newsletter Counterpoint.

Kallaugher has published more than 8,000 cartoons and his work has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, according to his biography.

In 2013, Kallaugher returned to Fairfield Prep for a live cartooning demonstration before the Prep students, faculty and staff. See a video of the event below.

Learn more abaout Kallaugher on his website and his Twitter handle, @kaltoons.

'Last Call at Alumni Hall' on March 7

The Fairfield Prep Community is invited to an upcoming even to bid farewell Alumni Hall — the home court for the Prep Jesuits Basketball Team and the longest standing building on the Fairfield University campus.

There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception, hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Remarks will be given by Fairfield University President, Mark R. Nemec, PhD, and by Rev. Charles H. Allen, S.J., Fairfield U. chaplain and special assistant to the President, who will also lead a special prayer.

The upcoming "Last Call" event will provide guests an opportunity to spend time in the building and share stories about their own experiences in Alumni Hall, before construction begins for the planned new Arena & Convocation Center.

The cost to attend the "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception is $25 per person, with a portion going to support the planned Arena & Convocation Center. There will be food, drinks, and music. Attendees are encouraged to show their spirit by wearing red or Prep gear to the event.

For more information about "Last Call at Alumni Hall" or to R.S.V.P., please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh, program manager Athletics Development, at 203-254-4000 ext. 2392 or rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

Basketball alumni honored at final home game at Alumni Hall

On Thursday, Feb. 20, two dozen former Fairfield Prep basketball players were welcomed back to Alumni Hall for the Jesuits final regular season home game in the facility.

The alumni in attendance came from classes as recent as 2015 and as far back as 1945. During half time, Principal Dr. Tommy de Quesada greeted each alumnus on the George Bisacca Court, accompanied by cheers from the students, parents, family and friends gathered in the stands.

Later this year, Fairfield University will begin taking down Alumni Hall, one of the longest standing buildings on the Fairfield U. campus. In its place, Fairfield U. will construct the new Arena & Convocation Center, an 85,000-square foot multi-use structure for basketball games, volleyball games, university events, and concerts.

There is one final event to celebrate Alumni Hall before it is taken down. There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. Please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh at rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

View a gallery of the evening by clicking the below image.

Athletic Hall of Famer Emil Garofalo '45 and Fairfield Prep Basketball Coach Mike Papale.


The Basketball Alumni

Thank you to these former basketball players for coming out to the final game.

Mike Bartlett '95               
Mike Brennan '97             
Rob Bier '11
Vincent Cotto '10
Tim Foley '81  
Ryan Foley '15
Emil Garofalo '45 (Inducted in Athletic Hall of Fame 2019)
Tom Guarcello '74
Stephen Gulish '10
Wally Halas '69 (Part of 1969 State Championship team inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame)
Paul Halas '74 (Inducted in Athletic Hall of Fame 2017)
Peter Harding '87
Rich Kelly '16
Sean Kilbride '87            
Tom Leverty '86               
Bob Lyons '73               
Brandon Massaro '09
Brian McGillicuddy '81
Michael Myers Keitt  '07               
Jack O'Connell '51
Tom O'Donnell '72               
John Phelan '84               
Mark Valentine '66
Jake Van Sant '09
Pat Walsh '73       

Alumni Hall Event on March 7        

There is one final event to celebrate Alumni Hall before it is taken down. There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. Please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh at rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

Reunion 2020 registration now open for Classes ending in 0s and 5s

Registration is now open for Reunion 2020!

This year, our alumni from classes ending in 0s and 5s are welcome back for an exciting weekend of activities from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 30. It's an exciting time to get together with friends and former classmates, and a chance to see how far Prep has come these past decades.

The weekend includes the annual Golf Outing, 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame, and a reunion party under a big tent in the Quad of Fairfield Prep.

We have a few extra events for the Class of 1970, which celebrates its 50th Reunion in 2020.

We have two registration pages. The first is the General Reunion registration, for the Classes ending in 0's and 5's (1980, 2005, etc.). The second is exclusively for for the Class of 1970.

General Reunion Registration

Class of 1970 Registration

If you have any questions be sure to reach out to Director of Alumni relations Kathy Norell at knorell@fairfieldprep.org.

Say farewell to Alumni Hall on Feb. 20 and March 7

The Fairfield Prep Community is invited to attend two upcoming events as we bid farewell to Alumni Hall — the home court for the Prep Jesuits Basketball Team and the longest standing building on the Fairfield University campus.

The Jesuits will play their last home game against East Haven on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. During half time Prep will recognize the basketball alumni who have competed over the years at Alumni Hall. (Any basketball alumni who are interested in attending the Feb. 20 game should email Alumni Director Kathy Norell at knorell@fairfieldprep.org).

The second event is the "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception, hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Remarks will be given by Fairfield University President, Mark R. Nemec, PhD, and by Rev. Charles H. Allen, S.J., Fairfield U. chaplain and special assistant to the President, who will also lead a special prayer.

The upcoming "Last Call" event will provide guests an opportunity to spend time in the building and share stories about their own experiences in Alumni Hall, before construction begins for the planned new Arena & Convocation Center.

The cost to attend the "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception is $25 per person, with a portion going to support the planned Arena & Convocation Center. There will be food, drinks, and music – and each guest will receive a vintage Fairfield U. shirt. Attendees are encouraged to show their spirit by wearing red or Prep gear to the event.

For more information about "Last Call at Alumni Hall" or to R.S.V.P., please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh, program manager Athletics Development, at 203-254-4000 ext. 2392 or rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.