Notable Alumni

Incredible Accomplishments

While every student who passes through Saint John’s Preparatory School’s halls is special to the Prep Community, there are a few who have gained particular notoriety in the larger community and we have listed them below.

If you feel someone should be listed who is not, please contact Dave Thorman ’65, Director of Major Gifts or 320-363-2098.

Sossina Haile, PhD ’83

was named by Newsweek among twelve prominent individuals to watch in 2008. Professor of Materials Science and of Chemical Engineering at Cal Tech.

Al Kuebelbeck+ ’59

was the CEO of Larson Boats, Little Falls, MN.  Al managed one of the largest boat manufacturing businesses in the country.

Maureen Milligan ’96

among Prep students to be admitted to a leading national university (Duke) as a full sophomore because of the course of study pursued at SJP.

Senator Eugene McCarthy ’32

served as U.S. Senator from Minnesota; distinguished statesman, author, poet, diplomat, three-time candidate for U.S. President.

Ann Marie Stock, PhD ’78

is a professor at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

K.C. Marrin ’67

is a pipe organ builder, a master craftsman and a past member of the SJP Board of Regents.

Fr. Oliver Kapsner, OSB ’20

the brains, genius and energy behind the Saint John’s University Hill Monastic Manuscript Library which impacts and serves the entire world.

Governor George Sinner ’46

is a former governor of North Dakota and Vice President of American Crystal Sugar.

Abbot Anthony (Alexius) Edelbrock 1861

one of the first five students to enroll at Prep in 1857; joined the monastery and later became its second Abbot.

Brian Thuringer ‘68

with wife, Deborah, owns and operates Madden’s Resort in Brainerd, Minn., home of “The Classic” the top public course in Minnesota.

Senator David Durenberger ’51

served as a United States Senator for Minnesota for many years.

"At Saint John’s Prep, everyone here is very welcoming and everyone each has their own unique personality."
Brenna, student
"I am really proud of all the friends I have made, from all different cultures and countries. I love Saint John’s Prep because they make you feel as though you were home."
Patricio, student
"Great place for students to develop themselves and prepare for college and beyond. Each student is treated as an individual, instead of a number like other larger schools. The faculty and staff are well trained and prepared for their positions, and the extracurricular programs let students explore their interests in a friendly environment."
Seanan, Alum from Hong Kong