Brandon Briscoe ’98 Recognized as Archdiocesan Distinguished Alumnus from Jesuit
In recognition of the positive impact that graduates of Catholic schools have on the church and community, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has created a new initiative to celebrate a distinguished alumnus from each archdiocesan elementary and secondary school. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to a member of each school community whose contributions attest to the efficacy of Catholic education in faith formation, character development, and civic responsibility. The recipient from Jesuit High School is Brandon Briscoe ’98.
Briscoe, accompanied by his wife, Sarah Jane McMahon Briscoe, received the award at a special recognition celebration hosted by Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Dr. RaeNell Houston on Friday, May 11. Recipients were nominated by the leadership of the respective schools for exceptional contributions in service to the Church; accomplishments in their chosen fields; service to local, state, or national entities; and/or exceptional service in support of their school.
Briscoe is a successful litigation attorney with the firm of Flanagan Partners LLP, having litigated and resolved many high-stakes business disputes and having argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court. He takes his spirituality very seriously and seeks to enhance the spiritual life of other Catholics as evidenced by his service as president of the St. Louis Cathedral pastoral council, president of the board of directors of Dumb Ox Ministries, and an at-large member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Ninth General Synod. As one who embraces history, Briscoe leads tours of the St. Louis Cathedral Church for college and high school students visiting New Orleans on service trips and provides a history of each of the churches to the participants in the annual Good Friday Jesuit High School Nine Churches Walk. Through his participation in Jesuit’s annual 8th grade pilgrimage to the San Antonio Missions and other spiritual trips such as the Pro Life trip to Washington, D.C., he has a direct impact on the spiritual formation of the school’s students. Also, Brandon and his wife presented at last year’s Truth and Glory program, a joint adoration experience for the students of Dominican High School and Jesuit. Brandon has been an active alumnus, in service both to his alma mater and his Class of 1998. Jesuit High School proudly recognizes Brandon Briscoe ’98 as its inaugural Archdiocesan Distinguished Alumnus.