Mount Angel Alumni

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Who are the alumni?

Mount Angel Abbey opened its first academic institution in 1887 with the opening of the Mount Angel College. Over the years Mount Angel Abbey established six different schools that include:

Mount Angel College, 1887-1946
Mount Angel Preparatory High School, 1887-1964
Mount Angel Seminary High School, 1889-1979
Mount Angel Summer School of Theology, 1973-1981
Mount Angel Seminary College, 1889-present
Mount Angel Seminary School of Theology, 1889-present

Mount Angel Seminary is the oldest and largest seminary in the West, and in 2015 celebrates 126 years as a school of the Lord’s Service. Those who attended these schools are the alumni of Mount Angel Abbey.

There are over 2,000 active alumni of the Mount Angel Abbey schools. They continue to support Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary in a variety of ways with prayers, pledges, teaching and volunteering.

If you are an alum and would like to update your contact information, please complete the Alumni Contact Form and email to or send a copy to:

Abbey Foundation of Oregon
Attn: Alumni Relations
PO Box 497
Saint Benedict, OR 97373-0497


Mount Angel Alumni reconnect at Alumni Day 2015

Alumni Day 2015 Group photo

The Mount Angel Alumni Day was held on September 16, 2015 drawing alumni from around the United States. Alumni had the opportunity to reconnect with friends, faculty, and the monastic community and attend inspiring presentations. They represented the class years 1953-2012.

Attendees included Greg ‘62 and Pam Beitel, Mike ’64 and Jill Brady, Msgr. Don Buxman ’62, Rev. Jose Campos ’12, Ron ’65 and Kathy Carino, Tony Hackenbruck ’65, Rev. William Hammelman, OSB ’71, Rev. Joseph Heuberger ’66, Michael Janisse ’74 and Ginger St. Clair-Janisse, Bill Marick ’66, Rev. Tim Mockaitis ’78, Jay ’53 and Julie Nuxoll, Rev. Ken Olsen ’65, Tom Petersik ’62, Greg ’65 and Sherry Schuler, Most Rev. Peter Smith ’01, John ’66 and Judy Vanderwerf and Frederick White ’63.

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