Christian Brothers College High School

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Honoring the Life of Lt. Col. Al Shiffert

Lt. Col. Alvin “Al” Shiffert passed away on Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 75.

Lt. Col. Shiffert taught at CBC from 1991-92 until retiring in 2015. He taught various Social Studies courses including a popular elective on Terrorism. He also spent time as an assistant basketball coach. A Vietnam veteran, Shiffert served in the Army for more than two decades and was the last ROTC commander at CBC.

“Col. Shiffert was truly great,” said Social Studies teacher Ryan Batliner ’10. “He was more than a teacher. He expected the best from everyone and not just in his classroom but in the hallways, at your job, at the dinner table, etc. He helped me become a man throughout high school. He is the reason I am a teacher today. The impact Col. Shiffert had on me is the impact I want to have on my students. Rest In Peace to the greatest storyteller, mentor, and man I have ever met. Thank you for everything Colonel.”

“Col. Shiffert was very impactful in forming the man I am today,” alum Jake Burger ’14 said. “I’ll never forget the life lessons he taught us every day, including how to respect each other. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Col. Shiffert. One last Hooah for the Col. RIP.”

The entire CBC community is grateful for Col. Shiffert’s commitment to our school and we will hold the Shiffert family in our prayers during this time.

St. John Baptist De La Salle – Pray for us.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever.