As I begin my fortieth year of ministry at Saint Stanislaus, I am blessed to start my fifth year as your Alumni Director. It is my pleasure to serve you, our graduates, in this special way, as I also continue to serve our current students as their Assistant Principal for Activities.
This work is a pleasure for me since I have been able to welcome you back to SSC at alumni reunions, homecoming games, golf tournaments or as we’ve spoken on your visits back to campus. Whether I taught you prior to 1975 as Miss Ryan, or as I have known you since that time as Mrs. Estrade, I fondly remember and have delighted in watching so many of you young men grown into the successful gentlemen you are today.
Seven very special men in my own life are Saint Stanislaus alumni. My father was Jimmy Ryan (1939); my four brothers are Mike Ryan (1968), Pat Ryan (1969), Tim Ryan (1971), and James Ryan (1974); and our two sons are Chris Estrade (1998) and Kevin Estrade (1999). I believe that they are the good church, family, civic and career men they are today due in large part to the education and formation they received from the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and their lay partners at SSC. And, I would imagine that you feel much the same way about your life and successes as they relate to the foundation you received during your time at Saint Stanislaus.
I would like to ask that you continue to stay in touch with me at SSC. I am very eager to hear from you, to learn about your hopes and dreams for our school, and to know how you might like to be involved in improving our Alumni Association. I would also appreciate if you could share with me the ways that you would be willing to assist in our alumni efforts. And, please let me know about your accomplishments, successes and milestones so we can share them in our frequently sent Alumni Newsletter! I promise to reply to your communiqués.
Please contact me at Saint Stanislaus by email at Susan@ststan.com or in my office at 228-467-9057, ext. 251. And, do drop in to see me any time you are passing through Bay St. Louis. My door is always open to you! Thank you for your continued prayers for and support of our young men and their education and programs at Saint Stanislaus. Please know that you are a very valuable person in our efforts to continue to educate and form young men of character. God bless and please stay in touch.
Assistant Principal/Alumni Director