Indigenous Peoples have made essential contributions to the history, culture, and economy of Minnesota. Today, we honor the experiences, resiliency, and rich legacy of Indigenous Peoples across the country. Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
You have a lasting connection to Breck. We want to help you make it stronger. Each year, alumni participate in Breck life through alumni events, reunions, networking, volunteer opportunities, and contributing financial support. We hope you will choose to participate in our community; you can attend alumni events, share your story, or have a conversation with the alumni office. Your Breck family provides a lifetime of opportunity to engage with the school, connect with your classmates, and network with alumni you haven't even met yet. Take some time on our alumni page and connect with us!
If you missed the alumni newsletter this year, for whatever reason, you can catch up with this year's messages from Breck. Don't forget to update your information so we can include you in the next one!
Alumni Honors & Awards
Breck School Alumni Association presented the Alumni Achievement Award to its first alumnus in 1976 for service to the school and career or civic accomplishments since leaving the school. Follow the button below to see a list of the recipients of the Alumni of the Year, Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Breck Athletic Hall of Fame.
Homecoming & Reunions
Homecoming and Class Reunions are a special time of year. They are a time to celebrate, to connect, and to come together as a community.
Parents of Alumni (PAL)
The Parents of Alumni (PAL) group creates a way for parents of alumni to stay connected to the school and each other. Our goal is to keep you informed of the latest news from campus and to invite you to unique PAL events throughout the year. To find out more about the opportunities to engage with Breck, connect with the PAL team below to sign up for the PAL Newsletter and to receive updates on upcoming events.
Breck alumni have a tradition of being tremendous supporters of the work that happens every day in the classrooms. Generous gifts from alumni like you help Breck continue to offer an incredible educational experience for our current students. We are so thankful for your support!
We are so thankful to all of our alumni who have generously volunteered their time to give back to Breck. Every time you volunteer, you make Breck a stronger place, both for our alumni council and for current students at Breck. If you aren't involved and want to be, please click the button below.
Traveling along a route with a rich and honored history, Lower School Math Specialist and FLL Robotics Coach Kris Simonson '82 experienced nature in a way she never had before.
In this edition of Meet a Mustang, we connect with Rusty Gaillard ‘90. Rusty was a long-time Breck student (and now is an uncle to a pair of Breck students and a recent graduate) who lives in the Bay Area with his wife and son. Professionally, Rusty is an executive/career coach, speaker, and author, who spends his time trying to help others to define and seek success on their own terms.
The Second Annual Breck Alumni Soccer Game took place on Thursday, July 28th, at McKnight Field. After an incredibly competitive 3-2 loss to the Breck Alumni All-Stars in last year’s game, the Young Alumni team, which comprised the classes of 2021 and 2022, was not to be denied.
In this edition of Meet a Mustang, we connect with Milan Burgess ‘16, who is currently working as the Football Operations Coordinator at Minnesota Vikings. Milan has experience working in sports at both the collegiate and professional levels and is incredibly excited about this new role. She cites her strong work ethic and passion for learning as positioning her well for the ever-evolving world of sports. In advance of her upcoming season with the Vikings, the Breck Alumni Office connected with her to learn more about her work.
On Saturday, June 11th, Breck welcomed home 24 alumni for the first annual Alumni Baseball game. The game featured a team of young alumni, the Young Foals (2014-2021), who competed against our more experienced alumni, the gOLD Mustangs (classes 1997-2011).
We are proud to announce that Breck alumnae Julia Murphy '18 and Kelly Reiling '18 have been named Fulbright Scholars for 2022.
Breck alum, Kimberly Wilson '77 visited her alma mater on February 16, 2022. Her visit included a presentation to Grade 4 students in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, an interview with Kyle Parsons, Director of Alumni Affairs and Giving, and a performance of her one-woman show, "A Journey" in the Cargill Theater.
On July 21, Breck welcomed back 51 alumni for our first ever Annual Alumni Soccer Game. Thank you to all of the players and fans who showed up to participate!
Tom Keller '91 shares the Rosenfield Address, an homage to Mr. Tim Rosenfield and his teaching career at Breck.
In the winter of 2019, the National Hockey League awarded former Breck educator and coach Dr. Jack Blatherwick the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Over 20 of Jack’s former Breck student-athletes gathered with him at the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration in Washington, D.C.
Homer Venters, M.D. ’85 was named in February of 2021 to serve as a non-federal member of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
CBS Sideline Reporter and Breck '07 alumnus Jamie Erdahl shares about her career, gives advice to students who want to pursue sports broadcasting, and talks about how her experiences at Breck helped shape who she is today.
Congratulations to the three Breck Alumni who were named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List for 2021!
Artist Brooks Turner '08 tells us about his journey after graduating from Breck. His new exhibition, "Legends and Myths of Ancient Minnesota," opened on Oct. 25 at the Weisman Art Museum on the U of M Twin Cities Campus.
Bryan Tyner '86 is approved as the next Chief of the Minneapolis Fire Department. Photo Credit: Anthony Scuffle of the Star Tribune.
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Hardeman ‘98 on receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2020!
This year’s alumni Commencement speakers are Brittney (Faber) Oberrender and Will Oberrender, a married couple who graduated from Breck in 2009. They agreed to be interviewed for our Breck Bulletin alumni highlight in preparation for speaking to the Class of 2020.
Each week we spend time connecting with members of our alumni community. This week we hear from Sahar Hakim-Hashemi '09.
Each week we connect with members of our alumni community. This week, we caught up with Michael Mooney '10.
Each week we connect with members of our Alumni community to see what they are up to during the COVID-19 pandemic
Breck alumnus Dr. Christopher Murray is leading a team of scientists that are developing COVID-19 forecasts.
Alumna Jamie Erdahl '07 was interviewed by Chris Ohm during Monday's Mustang Minute Live.
Each week we celebrate and connect with our alumni community. This week, we caught up with Sam Putnam '19 who is a current student at USC. Read on to hear how he is adjusting to life after Breck
Breck Alumnus Jason Lewis '94 shares how the Fessenden School adapted to teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alumna Ayana Platt '18 and current Trinity College student shares how she has had to adapt to learning during COVID-19.
The Breck Alumni Association will welcome four new members to the Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony as part of Homecoming week on September 20.
"One of my fondest memories from Breck was playing on our baseball team from 1961-1963. During that span, we won three straight conference titles, at one point winning 20 straight games and only losing four games over three seasons. The bonds with our teammates were really great and I remember playing with my late classmates, Nick Goddard '63 and Bob Williams '63. Bob in particular was a star on that team, throwing four no-hitters in a season. It was a marvelous experience to be a part of that team."
-Rod Keith '63
"It was finals season during my sophomore year. There was a scheduling conflict, so I asked one of my teachers, Jean Wang, if I could rearrange when I’d take my final exam for Chinese. Like always, she was so sweet and kind and arranged an alternative time for me to take the test. I met Mrs. Wang in the Upper School library; I would take my test while she graded tests just a couple tables over. The sun was shining through the big glass windows, an almost too obvious reminder that summer vacation was just around the corner. A teacher graded, a student tested - it wasn’t extraordinarily eventful, for sure. But it’s always stuck in my mind: the light through the window, the impending summer, being able to work alongside my teacher, one I treasured so much at Breck. It was all a stunning reminder that knowledge passes from one to another, and students at some point grow to exist alongside the teachers who taught them."
-Luke LeBlanc '14
"In 2011, we had a strong boy’s soccer team. We had 13 seniors, and were hoping for a trip to the State tournament, led by our captain (and homecoming king), Trotter Oberrender. Since we had a game scheduled against Benilde St. Margaret’s during Senior Weekend, our team was unsure whether to participate in the events, or just stay home to rest for the game. Ultimately, we made a collective decision to participate in all events for the weekend. We helped out with the community service, raced on the giant inflatable relay course in the field house, and hung out with our friends before the beginning of the school year. Because of our game the following night, the soccer team requested to sleep in an area of the school away from the rest of our classmates, which turned out to be the extended day room, otherwise known as the preschool napping room. As we were getting ready for bed, David Fuad had brought an extremely powerful laser to show us. It looked like a lightsaber, and we were given strict instructions not to look directly at it. Many of us stayed up late, joking and laughing all together making it an incredibly memorable night. We went on to play against Benilde and beat them 2-0 under the lights. Looking back, I am personally grateful that we all decided to take part in every aspect of this weekend, and not take ourselves too seriously with our game. I am still close with many friends from the team and have great memories of all playing together."
-Joe Ginsburg '11
The Mission of the Breck Alumni Association is to connect and engage alumni to foster a mutually supportive relationship with each other and Breck School.
The Alumni Council is organized to support and promote the general welfare of Breck School, to promote the welfare of all Breck alumni, and to assist the Alumni Director, Board of Trustees, the Head of School, the Administration, the Faculty and students in furthering the educational objectives of Breck School. The Alumni Council recognizes that at the core of every fine school lies a strong alumni association; one that instills within the school a feeling of genuine care and concern about the welfare of the school and a sense of tradition.
We encourage you to get involved in our alumni events and help us reach out to other Mustangs! We'd love to connect with you online through one of our alumni social pages so that we can share your success stories with the Breck and keep you up-to-date with news of upcoming alumni events, information about the alumni program, details for planning a visit to campus and more!