On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, members of the Shamrocks for Veterans Club, at school and from home, had the pleasure and privilege of welcoming home to CC, United States Navy Commander Brendan Byrne, MD '98. Dr. Byrne and the young men of CC discussed student life at CC, career paths, the military, and being a man of goodness, discipline, knowledge and service for others. The time spent together was topped off when Dr. Byrne presented CC with a United States of America Flag that was flown on May 26, 2020 over Coalition Location Antonik, at the end of mission in Afghanistan. He did this on behalf of "The men of Catholic Central - Live n' Die for CC High!"
When not working with the United States Navy Seals, and Marine Corp, Dr. Byrne is an ER doctor at The University of Michigan Hospital. Also, he is heavily involved at VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. He is married and has four young children.
While at CC, Dr. Byrne was a National Merit Semifinalist, involved in many student activities, and a member of the wrestling team.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.