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Conversations from 17th & Girard

Conversations from 17th and Girard is the Prep's speaker series that connects influential leaders from our alumni community to Prep Nation to encourage thought, discuss critical topics, and highlight perspectives and knowledge.
Thanks to the St. Joseph's Prep Alumni Office, these events are open to the entire Prep Community (parents, students, and colleagues as well as alumni). If you are interested in joining or presenting at any of these events, please contact Charlie Van Kula at We hope that you will join us for these conversations to further the mission of our school.

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  • May 2023

    Outcomes of a Prep Education
    How Prep Alumni and Students Animate Ignatian Values
    Click here to watch the full conversation.
  • January 2022

    The Spirit of Kairos
  • May 2021

    Phil Martelli '72 
    Legendary college basketball coach
    Click here to watch the full conversation.
  • March 2021

    Bill Conners '80 and Leo Vaccaro '05
    History of the Prep
    Click here to watch the whole conversation.
  • January 2021

    Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach ’59
    COVID-19: Status, vaccine, future
    Click here to view the teaser video. Click here to watch the full conversation.
  • December 2020

    Jim Murray ’59
    Longtime Teacher/Administrator, Legendary Soccer Coach
  • October 2020

    Dr. Henry Bender ’63
    Legendary Latin Teacher; Led Dozens of Students on Classical Tours of Italy and Greece
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
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