We are a group of Salesian Alumni who have come together because of our common love for Father Murphy. At some point in our lives, each one of us was touched by the giving man known as “the Murph”. We all have our own stories that will be shared on a regular basis on the website under the “Murph Stories” column.
As has been mention in this website, Father Murphy taught us through his example that if you could help those in need, you did. It was his gift to us. The gift of “Giving Back”!
So in that light, here are some brief bio’s on the group that today is known as the “Friends of Father Murphy”.
President/CEO – Steve Segura
Alumni of SHS graduated in 1967. He was a major force in starting up “The Friends of Father Murphy”.
Vice President – Richard Hugues
Is founder of A.R. Hugues & Associates, an insurance and financial services firm, offering all forms of insurance coverage and financial products.
Treasurer – Eddie Vigil
A Salesian graduate from the class of 1969, Eddie is one of the founding members of the Friends of Father Murphy. Married to his high school sweetheart, Yolanda for over 40 years they have 3 children, and 3 grandchildren. Eddie resides in Moreno Valley, he worked for Motorola Solutions for 38 years serving the national Public Safety market. Eddie is now retired and plans to take Yolanda to visit the numerous cities he has visited over his career throughout the U.S. Eddie enjoys golf, fishing, and showing his classic 1970 GTO at many of the local car shows.
My four years at Salesian High School are held with fond memories. From the pep rallies, NYC Program, pep club, the carnivals, playing in the Mustang Band, designing the seal of the school with my Brother Joe Gutierrez and knowing Father Murphy our Principal, Teacher, Mentor and Friend.
I served in the Army as an illustrator and sign painter. I ran my own graphic design studio in Hollywood, worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a little over 32 years at the L.A. Zoo and L.A.P.D. Now retired, I can focus on what I like best, hosting karaoke parties, DJing, and my Elvis tribute shows.
As Sergeant of Arms at our Monthly meetings, I am impressed with the men and women who take time out of their busy schedules to help us reach our goal to award needed scholarships to help Salesian students complete their education and move on to institutions of higher learning. As alumni join F.O.F.M. they bring new ideas and vigor which in turn help our fund-raising events be fun and successful.
Secretary – Ralph Carapia
Administrator Assistant – Diane Hanshaw