John is class of 1983. His daughter is Caitlin Kenney class of 2018, Son William Kenney, wife Danielle.

John Kenney ’83 with his son, William, daughter, Caitlin ’18, and wife, Danielle.

What are you doing professionally?
I am the Vice President of Design and Construction for a real estate firm. My territory includes Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Did Saint Viator/Sacred Heart have any impact on your career choice or success you have had?
Not really, though the skills and reinforcement of independence clearly contributed to my success.

What are some of your favorite memories from high school?
Father Perham, Brother (Father now) Hall, and hanging out with friends for a lifetime.

Did any teachers have a positive influence on your life?
Yes, all of them in their different ways. Rita King challenged my view on religion while others pushed their core areas of study. Constant through all was the need for hard work.

Have you stayed close to any friends from high school?
Yes, many.

What advice would you give to current students?
Try to concentrate on the positives and ignore the negatives. You can always find fault with something, but if you find the good in something you will be more apt to enjoy it and want to be a part of it.

What would you say to parents who are considering sending the children to Saint Viator?
Saint Viator is an investment in not only education but life skills that will stay with your child far past college.

What team, group, club or organization was important to you in high school?
Football, swimming, and basketball (though I didn’t play basketball).

Why have you decided to take on the role of Alumni Ambassador?
My hope is to give back, even if it is a small contribution, I hope it helps the greater picture.