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									                                              Summer 2009
                                           Volume IV, No. 2

Brother Frank Byrne
’75 Graduate Becomes CBA’s New President

Dolly Sullivan
50 Years at CBA

Ian Trammell ’95

Douglas Capone ’67
Summer 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Summer 2009

                            CBA           FOCUS ON SCHOOL
                                            2009 Father-Son Communion Breakfast                                                              4
                                                                                                                                                  Dear friends,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     June 2009

                                            Madonna and Son                                                                                  5      The academic year just ended — the last year in our school’s first half-century — was a
                                                                                                                                                  momentous one for the CBA community in so many ways. The loss of Brother Andrew suddenly
                                            Dolly Sullivan
                                                                                                                                             6    deprived us of the dynamic leadership that had shaped CBA for thirty years, and thousands of
                                                                                                                                                  alumni, parents, faculty and students felt that they had lost a dear friend.
                                            Sprint Barn                                                                                     10      But let us now focus on new beginnings. Our prayers and best wishes go with our new
                                                                                                                                                  graduates, the class of 2009, as they go off to shape their futures. We are very proud of them!
                                                                                                                                                  We extend a warm welcome to our new freshman families — this issue of CBA Today is
                                          FOCUS ON FACULTY                                                                                        their first. Long before the school year ended, our administration and faculty began

                                            Sean Nunan ’87                                                                                  10    working to prepare for our new students’ arrival in September. We congratulate
                                                                                                                                                  Brother James Butler on his success in his first year as principal. He has
                                            Farewell to Mr. Fili                                                                            11    certainly earned some summertime leisure, although those of us who have
                                                                                                                                                  come to know him well will be very surprised if he takes much of it.
                                                                                                                                                     And a very hearty welcome — or rather, welcome back — to
                                          THE CLASS OF 2009                                                                                 12    Brother Frank Byrne, Brother Andrew’s successor as president.
                                                                                                                                                  When Brother Frank came to CBA as a freshman, the school
                                                                                                                                                  was just a little over ten years old and our first alumni were
                                                                                                                                                  still in their twenties. It is particularly fitting now, as we
                                          Brother Frank Byrne CBA’s New President                                                           16    begin a year-long celebration of CBA’s 50th anniversary, to
                                                                                                                                                  have one of our own graduates at the helm. Brother Frank’s
                                                                                                                                                  experience in teaching, coaching, administration, and
                                          FOCUS    ON   ALUMNI                                                                                    governance, his love for his alma mater, and his commitment
                                                                                                                                                  to the teachings of St. John Baptist de La Salle enable him
                                             Father Ian Trammell ’95
                                                                                                                                            20    well to lead Christian Brothers Academy into its second half-
                                                                                                                                                  century. I look forward to working with him, and I know that
                                             Douglas Capone ’67
                                                                                                                                            22    we all wish him well.
                                                                                                                                                    Sincere thanks, as always, to all of you whose kindness and
                                                                                                                                                  generosity support and enhance Christian Brothers Academy.
                                          COLTS SPORTS
                                                                                                                                            24    Knowing the CBA family as I do, I anticipate a promising
                                          ALUMNI AT LARGE
                                                                                                                                            28    future, confident that we will continue to do all that we can to
                                                                                                                                                  make Brother Andrew’s dream a reality.
                                          IN MEMORIAM

              Brother Ralph Montedoro, FSC, Executive Vice President
                                                                                                           Christian Brothers Academy
                                                                                           850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft NJ 07738
                                                                                           Phone: 732-747-1959 •

                                                                                                                                                     Brother Ralph Montedoro, F.S.C.
              Brother James Butler, FSC, Principal
              Peter Santanello, Associate Principal for Academic Affairs                                                                             Executive Vice President
              Ross Fales, Associate Principal for Student Affairs
              CBA Today is a publication of Christian Brothers Academy, a Catholic boys’ college preparatory school in the Lasallian tradition.      St. John Baptist de la Salle, pray for us!
              News, comments and suggestions are welcome at any time. Please contact Rita Reilly, CBA Advancement Office, 850 Newman                 Live Jesus in our hearts! Forever!
              Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, RREILLY@CBALINCROFTNJ.ORG
              Design and printing: Jersey Printing Associates
              Cover photograph by Dave Schofield
             2009FATHER-SON COMMUNION BREAKFAST                                                           MadonnaINand Son
                                                                                                          COMMISSIONED MEMORY OF BROTHER ANDREW O’GARA
              One of CBA’s oldest traditions, the annual Father - Son Communion Breakfast                 A new painting, commissioned by the Mothers’ Club and Brother James Butler in
              has been held every year since the school opened. This year’s Communion                     memory of Brother Andrew, hangs near the main office.
              Breakfast speaker was Brother Leo Smith, F.S.C., associate director of the
                                                                                                          Madonna and Son, by the well-known Catholic artist Michael O’Neill McGrath, differs
              Christian Brothers Spiritual Center, which serves young adults in the
                                                                                                          from most traditional Madonnas in that it depicts an adolescent Jesus with a Mary
              Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk.
                                                                                                          who is no longer young. It thus has particular significance for CBA mothers and sons,
                                                                                                                                                                              and is an apt memorial to
                  From Brother Leo’s talk:                                                                                                                                    Brother Andrew, whose
                  Each one of us has a power within us – a                                                                                                                    own devotion to Mary and
                  power that can touch the lives of others in a
                                                                                                                                                                              whose special regard for
                  profound way – however, we must
                  remember that the power can be either                                                                                                                       the role of mothers in their
                  positive or negative depending on how we
                  channel and use it; there is a wonderful
                                                                                                                                                                              sons’ lives, inspired
                  Native American story that speaks to this:                                                                                                                  generations of CBA
                  One evening an old Cherokee told his                                                                                                                        students and their
                  grandson about a battle that goes on inside                                                                                                                 mothers.
                  people. He said, “My son, the battle is between
                  two “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil. It is
                                                                                                          Brother Ralph Montedoro and Mothers’ Club president Kathleen Cali
                  anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed,                                           unveil Madonna and Son
                  arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority,
                  lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
                                                                                                          About the painting by the artist, Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S.
                  The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love,                                              A middle-aged Mary with grey and white streaks in her                  the Annunciation
                  hope, serenity, humility, kindness,                                                     hair is seated beside her teenaged Son, Jesus, who                     and Resurrection (a
                  benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth,                                                regards her lovingly. Blue and white are the                           receptacle); pink
                  compassion and forgiveness.”                                                            predominant colors, not only because they are the                      carnations, motherly
                  The grandson thought for a minute,                                                      school colors of CBA, but because they symbolize Mary.                 love, iris, Mary’s
                  then asked his grandfather,                                                             Blue is the color of heavenly peace, and white the                     sorrow on Calvary as
                  “Which wolf wins?”                                                                      symbolic color of purity and potential.                                well as hope; holly,
                  The old Cherokee simply replied,                                                                                                                               Christmas as well as
                                                                                                          Perched on Jesus’ fingers, which are held in the
                  “The one you feed.” ■                                                                                                                                          Christ’s Passion; and
                                                                                                          traditional gesture of blessing, sits the snow white dove
                                                                                                                                                                                 the red rose, the
                                                                                                          of the Holy Spirit which descended on Mary at the
                                                                                                                                                                                 Heart and Passion of
                                                                                                          Annunciation (when Gabriel said, “the spirit of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 Jesus. ■
                                                                                                          Lord shall come upon you” ) and later on Pentecost,
                                                                                                          when she was with the Apostles in the Upper Room.
                   CHESS CLUB                                                                             Flowers remind us of heavenly gardens on earth, such                   16” x 20” prints are
                   The CBA chess club captured 6th place at the National Blitz Tournament in
                   Nashville in April, part of the US Chess Federation Supernationals. In the Open        as Eden and Easter morning. They also symbolize the                    available for $15

                   Section, junior Paul Schepel tied for 60th place in the nation. CBA’s U1600 team       fragile quality of life, beginning with childhood, and                 (unmatted) or $30
                                                                                                          the fleeting nature of beauty. Each of the flowers in                  (matted), plus shipping and handling. To order, contact Bee Still
                   finished in a tie for 2nd place in the nation, the U1200 team tied for 12th, and the
                                                                                                          Mary’s lap holds symbolic significance for her: daisies                Studio at or (215) 836-0343.
                   U800 team, for 4th.
                                                                                                          signify innocence, purity, and the eye of God;
                                                                                                          sunflowers, faithfulness, loyalty and devotion; the lily,

                                                                                                                                              At CBA’s annual Academic Awards                          ceremony on
                                                                                50 YEARS AT CBA                                               April 23, Dolly Sullivan was surprised to be called to the stage
                                                                                                                                              for a special award, honoring her for her half-century of service
                      Dolly Sullivan has the singular distinction of being the only member of the school community                            to the students of the Academy. James Christopher —Student
                                                                                                                                              Council Vice President for Underclassmen — addressed the
                      to have been at CBA for the school’s entire history. She can still be found nearly every day in
                                                                                                                                              assembled faculty, students and visitors.
                      the school kitchen or her adjacent office, overseeing cafeteria operations as she has done for
                      the past half-century.
                                                                                                                                              Today it is my privilege to recognize the half-century contribution of Dolly
                                                                                                                                              Sullivan to CBA. The longest-standing employee at CBA, Dolly is the face
                        Dolly was a young mother with four small                     the beginning. I never knew what to expect. But I
                                                                                                                                              of our school. Just like at home, where the kitchen is everyone’s favorite
                      children when her first husband, Jim Gartland,                 loved it! And I love it today like I did then.”
                                                                                                                                              hangout, Dolly’s kitchen became our home away from home.
                      graduated from college. A former Marine, he had
                                                                                       Over the years, Jim and Dolly built up their
                      attended first Monmouth (then a two-year junior                                                                         Dolly’s career at CBA started in the parking lot where she and her hus-
                                                                                     business, taking on management of food service at        band Jim served the workers from the back of their coffee truck. From
                      college) and then Rutgers on the GI Bill, while
                                                                                     several local beach clubs during the summer, and         there she moved to her post in our cafeteria welcoming in freshman boys
                      working at a variety of part-time jobs. With his
                                                                                     catering weddings and other private events as well as    and ushering them out four years later as men. During her tenure, Dolly
                      degree in hand, the young couple considered their                                                                       fed over 8,000 of us. From Dolly’s kitchen, young men went on to serve in
                                                                                     Mothers’ and Fathers’ Club dinners and alumni
                      options. “You know, I don’t think I can sit in an                                                                       Vietnam, the Gulf War and Iraq. Nourished by someone who cared about
                                                                                     reunions at CBA. Dolly continued the business on
                      office,” Jim told his wife. “That’s not me.” He had                                                                     what they would become, students went on to teach the young, care for
                                                                                     her own after Jim’s untimely death. Later she
                      noticed that there was a great deal of construction                                                                     the sick, serve the Church, run corporations, raise children, and strength-
                                                                                     married Charlie Sullivan, and he eventually gave up      en communities.
                      going on in the area — the Garden State Parkway
                                                                                     his work in insurance to join the business. He
                      had recently been extended to Monmouth County,                                                                          When Dolly started here, Eisenhower was President, Charlton
                                                                                     managed the food service in De La Salle Hall for
                      sparking a building boom — and since Dolly had                                                                          Heston won the Academy Award, and the Dodgers captured the
                                                                                     many years, and became a familiar figure at CBA
                      had some experience in the food business, they                                                                          World Series title.
                                                                                     events, manning the carving station and overseeing
                      decided to buy a coffee truck to offer coffee and
                                                                                     banquets and receptions. Previously a bachelor,          While students passed through Dolly’s kitchen, the first man landed on
                      refreshments to workers at the sites.                                                                                   the moon, video games hit the market, and the United States Olympic
                                                                                     Charlie was a beloved stepfather and grandfather to
                                                                                                                                              hockey team beat the Russians at Lake Placid.
                        “Jim came here,” Dolly recalls, “and met the                 Dolly’s large family — 15 grandchildren, with the
                      foreman of Walter Hurley Construction, who was                 28th great-grandchild now on the way — until his         Dolly experienced her own milestones here. She lost her first husband,
                      building the school. So he used to bring the truck             death in 2007.                                           Jim. Later she married Charlie who was himself a graduate of a Christian
                      here every morning, and Brother Bernard McKenna                                                                         Brothers school. She raised four children, welcomed 15 grandchildren,
                                                                                       Dolly’s niece, Donna Susino, has been manager of       and is the proud great grandmother of 27. A highlight of her time here at
                      and Brother Andrew Valentine would come over and
                                                                                     CBA food service for the past ten years, relieving       CBA was in 1998 when her niece Donna Susino came to work by her
                      have coffee and Danish with him.” Dolly got to
                                                                                     Dolly of some of her day-to-day responsibilities here.   side in the cafeteria.
                      know the Brothers, too, working with her husband
                                                                                     But she continues to come to work almost every day,
                      on some mornings.                                                                                                       One of the first to welcome and befriend Brother Andrew, Dolly showed
                                                                                     making sure that all goes smoothly in the cafeteria      us this year how to say good-bye.
                        When the school was nearing completion, Dolly                for “her boys.”
                      remembers, “Brother Bernard said to us, ‘Would you                                                                      We have grown under her kind watchful eye, fortified with Friday’s Lenten
                                                                                                                                              French toast, the best penne vodka around, and buffalo children wraps
                      like to move inside?’ Of course, Jim said yes. Then
                                                                                                                                              that no one can beat. Dolly’s breakfasts prepared us for days in which we
                      Bendix took over the plant in Holmdel, and S. S.
                                                                                                                                              had four tests, her lunches fortified us for the afternoon push, and short
                      White was across the street. They had a cafeteria,                                                                      stop-ins for a batch of the famous Dolly cookies salvaged many days.
                      and Jim was asked to run it. So I stayed here, with
                      Jim going back and forth most days, working here                                                                        Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we
                                                                                                                                              make a life by what we give.” Dolly, thank you for giving to the 8,000 of us
                      for awhile, then going there. Brother Andrew
                                                                                                                                              who have sat around your table. We are blessed to be part of your life. ■
                      Valentine came by often to help me in the kitchen.
                      We were so busy! It was all an unknown for me at

               Sprint Barn                                     TO BE REBUILT
               On a gray morning in March, a demolition crew began dismantling the old horse stable that had long been a
               familiar sight across the driveway from the main school building. Known as the Sprint Barn since its use in the
               1970s by the indoor track team, the building was one of two large stables on the horse farm that CBA acquired
               when the school was founded in 1959. (The other was remodeled to become CBA’s first classroom building, and
               now known as Henderson Hall, remains in use as classroom space today.)

                    Used in recent years for equipment storage, maintenance offices and shop, and campus utilities, the Sprint
               Barn had begun to show its age, and was increasingly expensive to maintain. The new barn being constructed
               on the same “footprint” will be a faithful replica of the old one, but its interior will provide open, flexible-use
               storage and utility space in place of the old rows of brick and wood horse stalls. ■

                                                                                                                                     CBA   9
   Sean Nunan ’87 THE YEAR
   2009 LASALLIAN EDUCATOR OF                                                                                                         Farewell to to Mr. Fili
                                                                                                                                      After 30 years of challenging students to stretch their minds, to read thoughtfully and write
       English department chair Sean Nunan has been named                                                                             creatively, Joe Fili retired when the 2008-09 school year ended.
       Lasallian Educator of the Year for 2009. A graduate of
                                                                                                                                      Fili came to CBA in 1979, having previously taught at St. John Vianney. He chaired the
       Rutgers University with an M.A. from Seton Hall, Nunan has
                                                                                                                                      English department for several years, but eventually was glad to get out of administration.
       been a member of the CBA faculty since 1991. He has also
                                                                                                                                      “I hated it,” he says. “I just wanted to be in the classroom.”
       served as a coach of the chess team, moderator of the
       student newspaper, minister of liturgical music, assisted                                                                        It was in the classroom that Fili developed two                  missing in my ability to manage students. But I also
                                                                                                                                      characteristically original innovations that have become           noticed when I was teaching seniors that you’d still have
       with several intramural sports programs, and manages the
                                                                                                                                      part of CBA culture. Fili created the course entitled “Myths,      students come in without the textbook, without a pen or a
       school bookstore.                                                                                                              Dreams and Cultures,” the senior honors seminar which he           pencil, or violating dress code. That’s ridiculous, I thought.
                                                                                                                                      taught for more than two decades. “I think it was simply a         These are 17- or 18-year old young men! So why not make
         “Strong, steady, consistent,” says faculty colleague
                                                                                                                                      matter of their having a hole in the schedule and needing          it a clean-cut business transaction. You want to buy a pen?
       Garry Koch, “Mr. Nunan is a man passionate about
                                                                                                                                      to fill it,” he recalls. They came to me and said ‘why don’t       I’ve got ‘em. You only want to rent one? No worries, you
       literature and excited about sparking an enthusiasm in                                                                         you create an elective?’ and I said ‘Sure!’”                       can rent a pen. You’re out of uniform? One dollar. You
       his students for the same subject. He reflects the spirit of                                                                                                                                                                need to rent a textbook. Sure, I
       Saint LaSalle in every aspect of his personal and                                                                                “I looked at what I thought the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   have extra textbooks. One dollar.”
                                                                                         Sean and Sonja Nunan with their children,    CBA curriculum lacked,” he says.
       professional life.” ■
                                                                                         Elizabeth, Teresa and Matthew.               “CBA does so much that’s so great                                                             “The ‘Real Man’s Club’ name,”
                                                                                                                                      in terms of presenting the reality                                                          Fili explains, “comes from what we
                                                                                                                                      of Western culture — literature,                                                            do with the money. We send it to
                                                                                                                                      math, philosophy, history. But                                                              charities that support needy
                                                                                                                                      what about the rest of the world?                                                           children. The point is that a man –
                                                                                                                                      What about Asia? What about                                                                 a real man – takes care of the kids.
                                                                                                                                      indigenous cultures? None of that                                                           A boy doesn’t think about that. A
                                                                                                                                      was going on here at that time,                                                             real man has responsibilities.
                                                                                                                                      and it happened to be a very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Of course, we’ve gotten tons of
                                                                                                                                      intense intellectual and personal interest of mine. So I
                                                                                                                                                                                                         enjoyable, hilarious mileage out of the perceived male
                                                                                                                                      thought, ‘Let’s try it out and see what happens.’ And it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                         chauvinism of the title. It’s been outrageously successful.”
                                                                                                                                      worked out very well.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                           What will Fili miss about his work at CBA? “I’ll miss the
                                                                                                                                        Fili describes MDC as an investigation of cultures that are
                                                                                                                                                                                                         interaction with the students. That’s the exciting part of
                                                                                                                                      not derived from the Judaeo-Christian tradition. “We have
                                                                                                                                                                                                         my profession. Meeting interesting, lively young minds and
                                                                                                                                      the option of looking at any indigenous native cultures, at
                                                                                                                                                                                                         seeing what they can do with their minds.”
                                                                                                                                      all the Asian cultures,” he says. “So it gives us a chance to
                                                                                                                                      go into relatively unexplored intellectual and academic              At his retirement, Brother James Bulter and the English
                                                                                                                                      pursuits. It’s a really exciting class.”                           Department presented Fili with a plaque celebrating his
                                                                                                                                                                                                         three decades as CBA’s “Socratic provocateur.” “I accept
                                                                                                                                        Fili is also the originator of the Real Man’s Club, an
                                                                                                                                                                                                         that mantle,” Fili responded. “Certainly it is far more
                                                                                                                                      institution fondly remembered by its many members and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         agreeable than what some have called me. But more than
                                                                                                                                      to their continuing amusement, frequently misunderstood
                                                                                                                                                                                                         that, it means that perhaps I have contributed a humble
                                                                                                                                      by people outside CBA. It began as a method of classroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                         moment, a flash in the pan, or a New York minute, to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         profession that is among the few redeeming reasons for
                                                                                                                                        “I have never in my career assigned detention to a               humans to occupy space on this spinning cosmic rock.” ■
   Nunan receives the award from Brother Ralph Montedoro   Former principal Brother Peter Mannion congratulates Nunan on his award.
   and Brother James Bulter.                                                                                                          student,’ explains Fili. “It would mean there’s something

            The Class of 2009
            Daniel Abary                         Anthony Bridda                         Jean-Gerard Coupet                                                        William Gowen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CLASS OF 2009
              School of Visual Arts                Fordham University                     University of Maryland                                                    Bryant College
            Robert Aiello                        Gregory Brzozowski                     Daniel Crehan                                                             James Grammer
              Catholic University                  Elon University                        Brookdale Community                                                       University of Maryland
            David Alexis                         Matthew Byrnes                         College                                                                   Clifford Green
              Rutgers University, School of        Providence College                   Jordan Cruz                                                                 Sacred Heart University
              Arts and Sciences                  Jeffrey Cangialosi                       College of New Jersey                                                   Kyle Grimes
            William Allingham                      Georgetown University                Joseph Czech                                                                University of Miami
              Fordham University                                                          University of San Diego                                                 Tanner Hadden
            Joseph Almerini                                                             Peter D'Amato                          Christopher Faherty                  Dartmouth College
              LaSalle University                                                          Georgetown University                                                                                         John Keale                           Patrick Light                     James McMillan
                                                                                                                                 Boston College                   John Harold                             Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute     Monmouth University               Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
            Brian Anderson                                                              Joseph D'Amico                         Corey Fallon                         Fordham University
              Boston University                                                           Fairfield University                   Lehigh University                                                      John Kelly                           Christopher Lim                   Christopher McNamara
                                                                                                                                                                  Bernard Heffern                         Coastal Carolina University                                            St. Joseph’s University
            Dale Andrew                                                                 James Delnero                          Wayne Fanciullo                      Pennsylvania State University,                                             Boston University
              University of Delaware                                                      West Point Prep School                 University of Scranton                                                 Jonathan Kleeman                                                       Dylan Meade
                                                                                                                                                                  Hazleton                                University of Michigan             Stephen Loguirato
            Nicholas Angelucci                                                          Kyle DeRespinis                        Shane Fannan                                                                                                                                      Johns Hopkins University
                                                                                                                                                                  Christopher Hetem                     Randy Kondler                          Brookdale Community College
              St. John’s University                                                       Manhattan College                      Susquehanna University             University of North Carolina,                                                                              Patrick Meehan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          High Point University              Craig Londregan                     Brown University
            John Archibald                                                              Michael DeRiso                         Travis Farrell                     Wilmington
              Lehigh University                                                           Pennsylvania State University,         University of Scranton                                                 Michael Kratlian                       Catholic University             Sean Meehan
                                                                                                                                                                  Steven Hicks                            Fordham University
            Daniel Avella                                                                 University Park                      Daniel Ferrer                        Boston University                                                        Matthew Longo                       University of Notre Dame
              Monmouth University                                                       Indraneel Deshpande                      Fordham University                                                     Stephen Kuczynski
                                                                                                                                                                  Daniel Hoban                                                                 Catholic University             Christopher Milazzo
                                                                                          Caldwell College                     Joseph Fierro                                                              George Washington University
            Mark Azuolas                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lucindo LoPiccolo                   University of Notre Dame
              University of Michigan                                                    Jonathan DiBianca                        Lehigh University                                                                                                                             Andrew Miller
                                                                                          United States Military Academy       Christopher Finan                                                                                               College of New Jersey
            James Baldo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LaSalle University
              New York University                                                       Benjamin Dingledine                      Boston College                                                                                              Jeffrey Lown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ryan Miller
            Ryan Baltazar                                                                 LaSalle University                   Andrew Fink                                                                                                     Susquehanna University
                                                 Kevin Belbey
                                                                                                                                 Franklin & Marshall College                                                                                                                     Ramapo College
              Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                                          Matthew DiPoalo                                                                                                                                      Joseph Malafronte                 Douglas Mocik
            John Bartlett                                                                 LaSalle University                   Alexander Fitton                                                                                                St. Joseph’s University
                                                                                                                                 University of South Carolina                                                                                                                    LaSalle University
              Monmouth University                Dustin Caputo                          Brian Dittmeier
                                                   St. Joseph’s University                George Washington University         Brian Frake                                                                                                   Joseph Malanga                    Nicholas Montani
            Louis Battaglia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loyola College
              Manhattan College                  Kevin Carmichael                       Michael Drosos                           Dartmouth College                                                                                             LaSalle University
                                                   Quinnipiac University                  Fordham University                   Michael Franko                                                                                                Raymond Malaspina                 John Moran
            Andrew Bean
              New York University                Christopher Carnevale                  Patrick Dunne                            Brown University                                                                                              Ocean County College              Rutgers University, School of
                                                   University of Delaware                 College of New Jersey                Marc Freda                                                                                                                                        Arts and Sciences
            Kevin Belbey                                                                                                         Providence College                                                                                          Joseph Mancino
              Syracuse University                John Checton                           Michael Dzema                                                                                                                                                                          Thomas Morgan
                                                                                                                               Jesse Freitas                                                                                                   Georgetown University             LaSalle University
            Nicholas Bellino                       Colorado College                       Ramapo College
                                                 Gregory Chianetta                                                               Rider University                 A. Miller, C. Schwartz, Bellino, McLaughlin, Estephan, Morgan              Joseph Mauti                      Luke Mosley
              College of New Jersey                                                     Christian Eckstein
                                                   University of Pennsylvania             Loyola College                       John Frost                                                                                                      Quinnipiac University             LaSalle University
            Richard Berger                                                                                                       LaSalle University                 Rutgers University
              Boston University                  Anthony Cirillo                        Richard Einwechter                                                                                              Christian LaMorte                    Kyle McAteer                      William Mumford
                                                   St. Joseph’s University                                                     Jeffrey Fugedy                     Brendan Hourican                       Fairfield University
            Robert Bilotta                                                                Towson State University                                                   Rutgers University, School of                                              Boston University                 Georgetown University
                                                 Timothy Cleary                                                                  Fordham University                                                     Matthew LaMura
              Rutgers University, School of                                             Kyle Elam                                                                   Arts and Sciences                                                        Brian McCabe                      Daniel F. Murray
              Arts and Sciences                    University of Scranton                 United States Naval Academy          Scott Garley                                                              Fairfield University                                                    Washington & Lee University
                                                                                                                                 Colgate University               Steven Jacobus                                                               LaSalle University
            Charles Blasi                        Matthew Coccaro                        Michael Engemann                                                            Northeastern University             Patrick Larkin                                                         Daniel P. Murray
              St. Joseph’s University              Rutgers University, School of          Roger Williams University            Daniel Gavin                                                              LaSalle University                  Kevin McGuire                       University of Notre Dame
                                                   Engineering                                                                   University of Miami              William Johnson
            Jonathan Bonfiglio                                                          Alan Erskine                                                                University of Scranton              Patrick LeCompte                       Fordham University
                                                                                                                               Nicholas Gazzola                                                                                                                                John Naughton
              Providence College                 Michael Corbo                            American University                                                                                            University of North Carolina,       Mark McLaughlin
                                                   Pennsylvania State University,                                                Providence College               Michael Kastner                                                                                                College of Charleston
            James Boyle                                                                 James Estephan                                                              Marist College                       Wilmington                            Washington & Lee University
              Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute     University Park                        Manhattan College                    Justin Genovese
                                                                                                                                 Loyola College

            Bill Quinn, Alan Erskine                            Faculty McCaig, Dashcavich, Regan; graduates Azuolas, R. Weil, S. Meehan, LoPiccolo, Chianetta,   Alexis, Aiello                                     Sean Meehan                                      McLaughlin, McMillan, McNamara
                                                                C. Stahl, Baltazar

                                                                                                                                                              Academic Awards                                                                      2009
                                                                                                                          Thomas Stavola                    THE BROTHER JOHN HALPIN                          THE BROTHER ANDREW VALENTINE          THE DOCTOR GEORGE SHEEHAN JR.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CLASS OF 2009
                                                                                                                            Villanova University            AWARD FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE                     AWARD FOR SPANISH                     AWARD FOR SCIENCE
                                                                                                                          Michael Stephan                   Alexander Wolkomir                               Christopher Finan                     Kyle Elam and Alexander Wolkomir
                                                                                                                            Bentley College                 Next in merit...Patrick Meehan                   Next in merit...Gregory Chianetta     Next in merit...Patrick Meehan
                                                                                                                          Peter Stumpf
                                                                                                                            Iona College                    THE BISHOP GEORGE W. AHR                         THE JOHN B. HIGGINS                   THE PETER E. FLEMING
                                                                                                                          Ryan Sutton                       AWARD FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES                      AWARD FOR FRENCH                      AWARD FOR HISTORY
                                                                                                                            Villanova University            Jeffrey Cangialosi                               Patrick Meehan                        Alexander Wolkomir
            Brother James Butler             Malanga, Malaspina                          Brother Ralph Montedoro
                                                                                                                          Brendan Swan                      Next in merit...Peter D’Amato                    Next in merit...Alexander Wolkomir    Next in merit...Patrick Meehan
                                                                                                                            University of Scranton
            William Navarro                       Shawn Purves                        James Russo                         Brian Swan                        THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS                           THE BROTHER CLEMENT PATRICK GARDNER   THE DOCTOR WILLIAM J. ZAPCIC, AFSC, AWARD
              Rutgers University                    LaSalle University                  Iona College                        University of Scranton          AWARD FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICE                      AWARD FOR LATIN                       Awarded annually to the graduating senior
            Brian Neller                          Thomas Quercia                      Matthew Scavone                     Christopher Sytko                 Kyle Elam                                                                              who most exemplifies the spirit,
                                                                                        Rutgers University, School of                                                                                        Michael Franko
                                                    Rutgers University, School of                                                                           Next in merit...John Archibald and Ryan Sutton
              University of Maryland,               Engineering                         Arts and Sciences                   LaSalle University                                                               Next in merit...Tanner Hadden         ideals, and achievements of
              Baltimore County                                                        Alex Schiappacasse                  Christopher Szablewski                                                                                                   Christian Brothers Academy...
                                                  William Quinn
            Vincent Nisivoccia                      University of Michigan              LaSalle University                  Columbia University             THE BROTHER ALBERT BERNARD MCKENNA               THE JOHN C. HENDERSON                 Brian Swan
              Iona College                        Patrick Rafferty                    William Schiels                     Zachary Tanenbaum                 AWARD FOR ENGLISH                                AWARD FOR MATHEMATICS
            Brendan O'Brien                         Babson College                      Rutgers University, School of       St. Joseph’s University         Kyle Elam                                        Kyle Elam
              Fairfield University                Corey Rague                           Arts and Sciences                 Angelo Tedesco                    Next in merit...Patrick Meehan                   Next in merit...Patrick Meehan
            Guy O'Donnell                           Providence College                Brian Schmalz                         Fairfield University

              Catholic University                 Jake Raymond                          Stevens Institute of Technology   Salvatore Traina
            Brian O'Malley                          Northeastern University           Robert Schneiderman                   Loyola College
              Eckerd College                      Kenneth Reid                          College of New Jersey
                                                                                                                          Michael Troiano
            Michael O'Rourke                        Providence College                Zachary Schwan
                                                                                        St. John’s University               Rowan University
              Georgetown University               Brian Rieker
            Andrew O'Sullivan                                                         Corbin Schwartz                     Trevor vanRiemsdyk
                                                    LaSalle University                                                                                         Patrick Meehan ‘09, Salutatorian
              Norwich University                                                        Stevens Institute of Technology     National Junior Hockey
                                                  Taylor Robbins
            Michael Ottaviano                       Brookdale Community College       Jay Schwartz                        Andrew Vitkansas
              Monmouth University                                                       Northeastern University             Pace University                      “Most important are the lessons we have learned from our
                                                  David Robinson
            Joseph Panepinto                        New York University               Anthony Sclafani                    Jonathan Wallace                     academics, Christian service, and athletics, the three central pillars of
              St. Joseph’s University                                                   St. Joseph’s University             Fairfield University
                                                  Matthew Rocco                                                                                                CBA. We have been taught, have taught each other, and have taught
            Ryan Paranal                            Manhattan College                 Marc Simpson                        Brendan Ward
              Providence College                                                        Loyola College                      University of Notre Dame
                                                                                                                                                               ourselves discipline, perseverance, and resilience in face of failure.
                                                  Jon Rohan
            Charles Pataffi                         Stevens Institute of Technology   Neil Slattery                       Stephen Webster                      And for many of us, our experience has been defined, challenged, and
              Marist College                                                            Stevens Institute of Technology
            John Petrozziello
                                                  Brian Rooney
                                                                                      Dennis Smith
                                                                                                                            Seton Hall University              redefined by the major league roster of CBA teachers. Through
                                                    St. Michael's College                                                 Brian Weil
              Drexel University                                                         University of Notre Dame                                               teaching, coaching, and personal example, our teachers have served

                                                  Jeffrey Rosato                                                            Ursinus College
            Joseph Pietronico                       Ithaca College                    Matthew Smith                                                            as witnesses to the life of St. John Baptist de LaSalle and to the
              George Washington University                                              Elon University                   Ryan Weil
            James PlaHovinsak                     Stephen Rosone
                                                                                      Vincent Smurro                        University of New Haven            ministry of Jesus Christ.”
              University of Scranton                Drew University
                                                                                        College of William and Mary       Joseph White

            Brett Portelli                        Brian Ross                                                                Fordham University
                                                    Washington & Lee University       Adam Spengler
              St. Joseph’s University                                                   Johns Hopkins University          Brendan Williams
            Gregory Principato                    John Rossi
                                                    Emerson College                   Charles Stahl                         Rutgers University, School of
              Rutgers Business School                                                   Lehigh University                   Arts and Sciences
            Andrew Pugliese                       Michael Rossi
                                                                                      Patrick Stahl                       Alexander Wolkomir
              Drew University                       Keystone College                    St. Joseph’s University             University of Pennsylvania         Alexander Wolkomir ’09, Valedictorian
                                                                                                                          Zachary Wong
                                                                                                                            College of New Jersey              “Our lives are like books, and we are turning the page to a new
                                                                                                                          Jesus Zeno                           chapter that is not yet written. We have examined the past and
                                                                                                                            Fordham University
                                                                                                                                                               followed the words of Socrates, who once said ‘the unexamined life
                                                                                                                          Joseph Zorzi
                                                                                                                            Rutgers University, School of      is not worth living.’
                                                                                                                            Arts and Sciences
                                                                                                                                                               Now we must act on our reflection, for the life only examined is
                                                                                                                                                               never lived.”

            Delnero, Kuczynski, Londregan, Caputo, Pietronico, Schwan

               Brother Frank Byrne CBA’S NEW PRESIDENT                                                                         buses that were then provided for participants in after-     In addition to teaching and coaching at St.
               Brother Frank Byrne, a 1975 CBA graduate, has been appointed by the New York District of the De LaSalle         school activities, and “pretty much never went home,”       Raymond’s and later at LaSalle Academy on
                                                                                                                               he says. He continues to treasure “a ton of high school     Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Brother Frank has served
               Christian Brothers, in consultation with the CBA Board of Trustees, to succeed the Brother Andrew O’Gara as
                                                                                                                               memories” as well as his lifelong friendships with for-     as vocations director for the New York District, assis-
               President of Christian Brothers Academy. Brother Frank will accede to his new position when his present term
                                                                                                                               mer CBA classmates.                                         tant principal and principal at St. Raymond’s, and
               as Provincial for the New York District ends in August. Brother Ralph Montedoro, who has been in charge of                                                                  since 2002, as Provincial of the New York District of
                                                                                                                                 He went on to Notre Dame University — one of the
               the president’s office since Brother Andrew’s death in November, will continue to serve CBA as Executive Vice                                                               the De La Salle Christian Brothers. He has served on
                                                                                                                               fourth generation of Byrnes to do so — and graduated
               President.                                                                                                                                                                  CBA’s Board of Trustees since 2002 and is also a trustee
                                                                                                                               with a B.A. in accounting in 1979. An M.S. in religious
                                                                                                                                                                                           at Manhattan College, La Salle Institute in Troy, New
                                                                                                                               education from Fordham University followed in 1987,
                                                                                                      It may not have been                                                                 York, and the La Salle School in Albany.
                                                                                                                               and Professional Certification from Manhattan College
                                                                                                    an auspicious first
                                                                                                                               in 1995.
                                                                                                    encounter, but Frank
                                                                                                    Byrne was eventually         While still in college, Byrne had thought occasional-
                                                                                                    to feel much more at       ly about the possibility of a religious vocation. He had
                                                                                                    home both at CBA and       kept in touch with the Brothers at CBA, and decided
                                                                                                    with the De La Salle       to spend the year after his Notre Dame graduation liv-
                                                                                                    Christian Brothers.        ing and working with the Brothers in one of their
                                                                                                                               ministries. While he was home for spring break during
                                                                                                      The second of
                                                                                                                               his senior year, Brother Joseph Miggins drove him up
                                                                                                    Richard and Clair
                                                                                                                               to the Bronx to meet the principal of St. Raymond’s
                                                                                                    Byrne’s five children,
                                                                                                                               High School for Boys, Brother Andrew O’Gara. To
                                                                                                    Brother Frank grew up
                                                                                                                               Byrne’s surprise, what he had thought would be a gen-
                                                                                                    in Shrewsbury in a
                                                                                                                               eral exploratory conversation, quickly turned into a
                                                                                                    lively, close-knit fami-
                                                                                                                               job interview, and a rather one-sided one, at that.
                                                                                                    ly. He attended St.
                                                                                                    James Elementary             “I didn’t really get a chance to speak much,” he
                   Brother Frank Byrne vividly remembers his first
                                                                       School, Red Bank, with his brother and sisters, and     recalls. “Brother Andrew said, ‘You went to CBA so
               visit to CBA. “I was about three years old,” he
                                                                       followed his brother Richard to CBA in September        you had Brother Bernard McKenna for math. All right,
               recalls. “The school hadn’t been built yet. There
                                                                       1971. A member of the Student Council, of the           you can teach math. I see you went to Notre Dame. I
               were a few old farm buildings, and a lot of trees
                                                                       intramural football program, and a hurdler on Tom       presume you took religion there, so you can teach reli-
               and horses.” His father, vice president of the com-
                                                                       Heath’s indoor and outdoor track teams, his days        gion. And you ran track for Tom Heath, so you’ll
               pany that was building the school on the grounds
                                                                       were full. He was a regular passenger on the late       coach the track team. Good, you’re hired!’ I said, ‘Can
               of a former horse farm, had driven over with his
                                                                                                                               I think it over awhile? I’m not totally sure about this.’
               young son one afternoon to check on the
                                                                                                                               ‘Oh, you’ll love it,’ Brother Andrew replied, ‘It’ll be
               progress of construction.
                   “The Brothers had a dog,” Brother Frank
                                                                                                                                 Byrne began teaching and coaching at St. Raymond’s
               remembers. “It was a very big dog, maybe a
                                                                                                                               the following September — under a new principal, as
               German shepherd, and as soon as I saw it, I
                                                                                                                               Brother Andrew had just been appointed principal of
               refused to get out of the car. Some of the
                                                                                                                               CBA — and his work there, together with the year of
               Brothers came over and tried to coax me out.
                                                                                                                               living with the Brothers in the St. Raymond’s commu-
               But there was absolutely no way I was going to
                                                                                                                               nity, confirmed his decision about his vocation. He
               get out of that car with that dog there!”
                                                                                                                               entered the Brothers the following year.

                   An avid golfer when his                                                                                                            served in campus ministry here and as           How do you see CBA’s future?                  but whose family didn’t have the means
               schedule permits, Brother                                                                                                              associate principal and principal. He has a                                                   to afford it. That’s certainly my number
                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is our 50th anniversary year, so we’re
               Frank is also an active                                                                                                                great love for this school, and tremendous                                                    one priority in following him. It would be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      thinking a lot about what we’ve achieved
                                                                                                                                                      knowledge of its history and tradition. I’m                                                   a great accomplishment for us to make
               member of the award-win-                                                                                                                                                               here over the past 50 years, and what we’re
                                                                                                                                                      looking forward to working with him.                                                          sure that our doors are open to everybody
               ning Manhattan College                                                                                                                                                                 looking forward to over the next 50. Some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    who wants to come here.
               Bagpipe Band, and march-                                                                                                                                                               of the big needs are going to be making
                                                                                                                                                                                                      sure that we maintain good facilities and
               es with his fellow pipers in                                                                                                           What are the responsibilities of a president
                                                                                                                                                                                                      that we increase our endowment. We
               New York’s annual St.                                                                                                                  in a school like CBA? How does the                                                            Do you foresee any changes at CBA?
                                                                                                                                                                                                      have plans for a new library and media
               Patrick’s Day Parade as                                                                                                                president’s job differ from the principal’s?
                                                                                                                                                                                                      center — our present library dates from       One thing I’m absolutely sure of — I’ve
               well as the Band’s frequent                                                                                                            The simple way to describe it is that the       the 1960s — and new classrooms in the         said it many times to all the schools in
               performances elsewhere in                                                                                                              principal focuses on what’s going on inside     science wing and some additions to our        my time as Provincial — is that we
               the region.                                                                                                                            the school, the president looks outside. On a   athletic facilities.                          should always be looking ahead. What do
                                                                                                                                                      business model, the principal would be the                                                    we have to do to prepare ourselves for
                   Above all, he is com-                                                                                                              chief operating officer, the COO. The                                                         what’s down the road 5, 10, 20 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Certainly one of the most important
               mitted to the educational                                                                                                              president would be the CEO.                                                                   from now?
                                                                                                                                                                                                      things that we have to do is to build up
               mission of the De La Salle                                                                                                                                                             our endowment — the money we put
               Christian Brothers,                                                                                                                    It’s essential to have a good, competent        aside for financial aid for students. At      All options should always be on the table.
               inspired by the vigor of the Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. “It all began.” he says, “with accepting                           person in charge of the operation of the        present, we give about $1 million per         But when we do consider new programs or
               God’s invitation to explore the life of the Brothers, and has resulted in almost thirty great years of serving                         school, and thankfully we have that in          year in financial aid for students. One of    policies, we have to make sure we think it
                                                                                                                                                      Brother James. My job is to make sure that      Brother Andrew’s great achievements           through properly — in terms of how it fits
               Him through the ministry of educating young people.”
                                                                                                                                                      he has the resources he needs to deliver        was getting our endowment to where it is      into why we’re offering the education that
                                                                                                                                                      the education that we aim to provide here.      today, and reaching out to the alumni to      we’re offering. And in terms of how it
                                                                                                                                                      If something isn’t going well, it’s up to me    help support our financial aid program.       benefits the students. If there’s anything that
                                                                                                                                                      to make sure we find a way to fix it. And       Brother Andrew didn’t want to turn away       would be beneficial for the students, it

               Talking with Brother Frank
                                                                                                                                                      when things are going well, it’s my             any student who really wanted to come         makes sense to look at it. ■
                                                                                                                                                      responsibility to make sure that we keep        to CBA and was qualified academically,
                                                                                                                                                      thinking ahead, and have everything in
                                                                                                                                                      place to do what needs to get done.

               ABOUT HIS NEW ROLE AT CBA
                                                                                                                                                      Will you be dealing with students?
               How did your appointment as CBA’s             and elsewhere, and Brother Ralph             come back as president in our 50th
                                                                                                                                                      Absolutely. When I was principal at St.
               new president come about?                     seemed like the obvious choice. He’d         anniversary year, and they interviewed
                                                                                                                                                      Raymond’s, I taught at least one course all
                                                             been principal here for 14 years, and        me and offered me the job. So as it
               The decision developed over a little bit of                                                                                            the time. And when I took this job, I asked
                                                             he’d been working with Brother Andrew,       turned out, I appointed myself as
               time. Since I hold the office of Provincial                                                                                            Brother James to put me into the teaching
                                                             in the office of executive vice president,   president. But it wasn’t something I had
               — which is the head Brother of the New                                                                                                 schedule — math or religion, wherever
                                                             for the past three years.                    looked to do initially.
               York Province of the Christian Brothers                                                                                                they could use me. I really like being in
               — it was actually my responsibility to                                                                                                 the classroom, going to games and events,
               appoint a new president, in consultation      Brother Ralph was willing to consider it,                                                talking to students, parents and alumni. It
                                                                                                          Brother Ralph will continue as vice
               with the CBA Board of Trustees. When          but after thinking about it awhile, he                                                   reminds you why you’re doing what you’re
               we lost Brother Andrew unexpectedly           said to me, “Why don’t you do it? I think                                                doing. And if I’m going out there to tell the
               last fall, the Board of Trustees set up a     I’d rather stay where I am.” So we           Yes. He’s done a wonderful job over the     story of CBA, to explain to people what
               committee to identify possible                talked it over, and eventually presented     past six months, serving basically as       we’re doing and why we want support, I’d
               candidates. There were a lot of               the idea to the Board. They liked Brother    acting president. He first came to CBA to   better have a really good knowledge of
               conversations with people here at CBA         Ralph’s idea of having a CBA graduate        teach as a young Brother in 1971. He’s      what’s going on in the school.

         CBA T
                        ALUMNI NEWS
                ATHER AN RAMMEL
                                                                                                                             Catholic Campus
                                                                                                                             Ministries and chaplain at
                                                                                                                             Rider University,
          CBA ’95                                                                                                            Trammell was recently
          CBA graduate Ian Trammell returned to campus on April 23 to celebrate the annual school                            appointed administrator
                                                                                                                             of St. Gregory the Great
          Mass that honors St. John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Brothers of the Christian
                                                                                                                             Parish, Hamilton. In
          Schools and patron saint of teachers. Each year, the Mass of Saint LaSalle is the last
                                                                                                                             addition, on July 1, he
          occasion for which the entire school assembles — the seniors graduate two weeks later.                             will become director of
          The Mass is followed by a ceremony in which the Brothers publicly renew their vows, and                            the diocesan Office of
          the annual Academic Awards ceremony.                                                                               Life and Justice
                                                                                                                             Ministries, a newly
                                                                                                                             formed office of the

              Father Trammell focused his                                                University and Catholic             Diocese of Trention. ■
          homily on the importance of an                                                 University, Trammell was
          individual’s sense of identity,                  This is the point in your     ordained at St. Mary’s
          speaking passionately to the              life when people follow or they      Cathedral, Trenton, on May 21,
          students not only as a priest, but        lead. One or the other. There’s      2005. His first assignment was
          also as a fellow Academy man. In          no middle ground.                    as parochial vicar at St. Joan of                                 Father Trammell with Teresa and Elizabeth Nunan.   CBA chaplain Father John Folchetti, Father Trammell,
          his work as chaplain to the                                                    Arc Parish, Marlton, where he                                                                                        Deacon Joseph Prioli ’86.
                                                    You may not feel like you have
          Catholic students at Rider                much authority in your life          also served at Virtua Hospital on

                                                                                                                                 COLT CUP AWARDED                                         FRESHMAN HOMEROOM 9
          University, he said, he has found         right now, but I’m here to           the hospital’s bioethics
          that “the thing that separates me         challenge that idea. You do!         committee, helping to review                                                             TO
                                                    You make the decisions about
          from many of them is that I really                                             policies and providing resources
                                                    the friends you keep, which                                                  The Colt Cup, a new award instituted this year by the administration and the Student Council, was won by James
          know who I am. And I knew who                                                  for medical professionals and
                                                    girls you go out with. You make                                              Speidel’s freshman homeroom. The Colt Cup competition challenged homerooms to accumulate points both for
          I was going from high school into                                              patients’ families on end-of-life
                                                    the decision of how fast you’re                                              performance in various group efforts and for individual achievements by members of the homeroom.
          college. I didn’t have any question       going to drive. You make the         issues.
          about what my identity was. That          decision about whether you’re                                                Speidel and his students took up the challenge with remarkable energy, raising several thousand dollars in charity
                                                                                           Trammel has served since
          was the great gift that the               going to experiment with drugs                                               fund drives, bringing in more than 17,000 items for the Thanksgiving food drive, achieving record attendance at
                                                                                         2006 as Coordinator of Respect
          Academy gave to me and, I hope,           or not. You make the decision                                                sporting events and other after-school activities, and more. The homeroom also received points for academic
                                                    about how you’re going to treat      Life Ministries for the Trenton
          continues to give to all of you.                                                                                       achievements by individual students, and for
                                                    your family. You make the deci-      diocese, responsible for
          This place, in the spirit of St. John                                                                                  representation on the championship
                                                    sion about how much you’re           promoting — through diocesan
          Baptist de la Salle, informs us of        going to study, or work on
                                                                                                                                 intramural football team.
                                                                                         and parish activities, and in the
          our identity. There’s no skirting         things that you’re not supposed
                                                                                         secular media — the Church's            Speidel, a 1991 CBA graduate, has been a
          around the issues, there’s no             to be working on. You may feel
                                                                                         teachings on the theological            member of the Academy’s math faculty
          watering down of our faith here.          like other people have authority
                                                    over you, but you’re the one         and moral issues surrounding            since 1995. He donated several hours of SAT
          We are Catholic men, Catholic
                                                    making the decisions. Right          abortion, euthanasia, capital           preparation and math tutoring as prizes in a
          gentlemen. And that means

                                                    or wrong, for better or              punishment, cloning and the             successful charity that helped his homeroom
          something, even if outside these          for worse.                           continuing confusion                    accumulate the winning point total. ■
          doors people don’t always
                                                    From Father Trammell’s homily        surrounding stem cell research.
          understand it.”
                                                                                           Following a year as Director of
              A graduate of Fordham

       CBA C
                  OUGLAS APONE ’67
                                                                                                                                     and organisms such as the
                                                                                                                                     cyanobacterium Trichodesmium,
                                                                                                                                                                                 regarded volume on the marine
                                                                                                                                                                                 nitrogen cycle, Nitrogen in the Marine
                                                                                                                                     ubiquitous through the tropical ocean       Environment (second edition, 2008).
          MARINE SCIENTIST                                                                                                           and a substantial source of fixed
                                                                                                                                                                                   A leading expert on the marine N
          Doug Capone’s fondest memories of his CBA years include soccer, cross-country running on                                   nitrogen. His work has revealed how
                                                                                                                                                                                 cycle, Capone is called upon
          crisp fall days, dances featuring early Rolling Stones songs played by the Mods, drama club,                               nitrogen fixation may be a major
                                                                                                                                                                                 frequently to provide definitive
                                                                                                                                     determinant of the capacity of the
          and the earth science course taught by Brother C. Michael (Brother Michael Dougherty).                                                                                 overviews on the subject at national
                                                                                                                                     oligotrophic tropical oceans to take up
          That course, Capone speculates, “may have affected my ultimate career choices.”                                                                                        and international conferences and
                                                                                                                                     atmospheric carbon dioxide.                                                           Deploying deep sediment traps at sea.
                                                                                                                                                                                 workshops. At one of these, several
              Today Capone conducts research      faculty, more than 150 graduate            has participated, frequently as chief     Last January, Capone’s work took          years ago, he was delighted to renew      Director of Research at USC’s
          in marine biochemistry,                 students and 700 undergraduate             scientist, in more than 30 major        him to the McMurdo Dry Valleys of           his acquaintance with CBA classmate       Wrigley Institute for Environmental
          microbiology, biogeochemistry and       majors.                                    oceanographic expeditions to the        Antarctica, where liquid water is an        Robert Arnone, an environmental           Studies. Capone and Duguay are the
          microbial ecology, focusing on the                                                 tropical Atlantic, Caribbean and        extremely scarce commodity. He and          scientist working with satellite remote   parents of two daughters, Jenny,
                                                     Capone’s research focuses on the
          microbial ecology of nitrogen                                                      Pacific Oceans including to the                                                                                               who works in planning at the
                                                  role and importance of marine
          transformations, pollutant impact                                                  Great Barrier Reef. He has also                                                                                               Arlington (Virginia) County
                                                  microbes in major biogeochemical
          on the microbiota of marine                                                        conducted research at remote field                                                                                            Development Office, and Rebecca, a
                                                  cycles, particularly those of
          sediments, and the role of                                                         stations in the Caribbean, Great                                                                                              law student at Loyola, Los Angeles.
                                                  nitrogen and carbon, both from
          microorganisms in environmental                                                    Barrier Reef, McMurdo and South                                                                                               Their grandson, Rhys Alexander
                                                  the perspective of the fundamental
          detoxification.                                                                    Pole Stations of the US Polar                                                                                                 Barrett, “is a total cutie at eleven
                                                  ecology of these ecosystems and
                                                                                             Program.                                                                                                                      months,” says Capone, “and I have
              After graduating from CBA in        their physical, chemical and biotic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           no bias!”
          1967, Capone attended Seton Hall        factors controls. In projects                 In particular, Capone has shown
          University and completed his B.S.       supported by the National Science          nitrogen fixation to be a key                                                                                                   Capone often includes trips back
          in biology at the University of         Foundation, NASA, the National             biogeochemical process in several                                                                                             East in his travel schedule. He and
          Miami, where he earned a Ph.D. in       Oceanic and Atmospheric                    marine ecosystems. He                                                                                                         his family returned to New Jersey
          marine sciences in 1978. He joined      Administration, the Environmental          documented the quantitative                                                                                                   most recently for the 60th wedding
          the faculty of the Marine Sciences      Protection Agency, the US                  importance of nitrogen fixation in      Deploying a rosette water sampler at sea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           anniversary of his parents, Lou and
          Research Center of Stony Brook          Geological Survey, and other               tropical seagrass ecosystems during                                                                                           Marie Capone, “who sent me to
          University (New York) in 1979 and       agencies, he has studied diverse           his Ph.D. studies. More recently, he    his colleagues were studying the            sensing at the Naval Research             CBA.” ■
          the Center for Environmental            systems including the tropical open        has focused on open ocean systems       microbial mats that form at the edges       Laboratory, Stennis Space Center,
          Science of the University of            ocean, coral reefs,                                                                of the ice-covered lakes and in the         Mississippi. “I had seen his name in
          Maryland in 1987. Since 1999, he        mangroves,                                                                         summer meltwater streams.                   conference programs for years,”
          has held the Wrigley Chair of           temperate estuaries,                                                               “Normally,” Capone explains, “there         Capone says, “and often wondered if
          Environmental Biology at the            groundwater aquifers                                                               is no direct precipitation in the Dry       it was the same Bob Arnone.”
          University of Southern California,      and Antarctic snows.                                                               Valleys, but we managed to encounter
                                                                                                                                                                                   Capone has been married for more
          where he is also Chair of Biological    Making use of diverse                                                              a rare snow storm, which may have
                                                                                                                                                                                 than 30 years to Linda Duguay, “a
          Sciences, overseeing three graduate     approaches and                                                                     been a result of the general warming
                                                                                                                                                                                 nice French Catholic girl from Rhode
          research sections (marine               technologies (e.g. of                                                              trend in this part of Antarctica.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 Island,” whom he met while both
          environmental biology,                  physiology,                                                                          Capone has published more than            were completing their Ph.D.s at the
          neurobiology, and molecular and         biochemistry,                                                                      150 peer-reviewed articles in scientific    University of Miami. Duguay, also a
          computational biology) and six          molecular biology,                                                                 journals including Science and Nature,      marine scientist, is Director of the
          graduate programs consisting of         geochemistry and                                                                   and, served as lead editor for a highly-    SeaGrant Program at USC and               In the Miers Valley, Antarctica.
          about 60 tenure/ tenure track           remote sensing), he       With grandson Rhys Barrett.

                                                                                                                                           The Colts shot a 329, just 2 strokes
                                                                                                                                           under the 331 Bergen Catholic four
                                                                                                                                           man total, with sophomore Mike

                                                          COLTS SPORTS
                                                                                                                                           DeGennaro (77) leading the Colts to

                                                                                                                                           Colts Lacrosse regained the conference
                                                                                                                                           title with a 7-6 overtime victory over
                                                                                                                                           Rumson – Fair Haven in the Shore
           Fall                                            Bowling                                Wrestling
                                                                                                                                           Conference Tournament finals.
           Cross Country                                   The Colts finished the 2008-09         The wrestling team had a strong
           The Colts took their 25th Shore                 season with an impressive 28-17        season, highlighted by the first-ever    Tennis
           Conference tournament title at                  record.                                win by a CBA wrestling team over         CBA tennis had a great year, capturing
           Ocean County Park on October 30,                                                       Ocean Township High School.              the Division Parochial A Title for the
           totaling 68 points with sophomore               Indoor Track                           Senior Dylan Meade was District          second year in a row. The Colts were
           Mike Mazzaccaro finishing in 15:39              The winter track team completed        Champ at 160 lbs.                        led by a senior-dominated team and
           and senior Dennis Smith, tenth in               a very successful campaign,
                                                                                                                                           strong singles lineup of Randy
           15:46. Junior Dan Bailey placed                 highlighted by triumphs at the         Spring
                                                                                                                                           Kondler, Jordan Cruz and Kyle
           13th, junior Mark Lee, 19th, and                Monmouth County Relays and the         Baseball
                                                                                                                                           Connor. Cruz was the team's anchor
           senior Brenda Swan, 20th. "They ran             State Championship Relays. The         CBA capped a 25-4 season with a
                                                                                                                                           at Second Singles, finishing the year
           very, very well," said Coach Tom                relay team of Michael Mazzaccaro,      triumph over Delbarton on Sunday,
                                                                                                                                           undefeated at 21-0. For the fourth
           Heath. "That was clearly our best               Daniel Bailey, Brendan Swan, and       June 7, capturing the Non-Public A
                                                                                                                                           year in a row, the team was stopped in
           race of the year."                              Mark Lee took home second team         state title. The victory was
                                                                                                                                           its bid for a state title, losing to St.
                                                           All-American honors.                   particularly sweet as it earned the
                                                                                                                                           Augustine in the quarterfinals round.
           Soccer                                                                                 Colts their first state championship
                                                           Ice Hockey                                                                      They look forward to next year, when
           The Colts finished the 2008 season                                                     since 1977, and followed five
                                                           The hockey team enjoyed a terrific                                              the team will build on a strong
           with a strong 11-8-1 record, earning                                                   unsuccessful trips to the state
                                                           winter, posting an impressive 22-                                               underclassmen roster.
           CBA 5th place in the Monmouth                                                          tourney since 2001. The Colts, were
           County rankings. The Star-Ledger                5-2 record. They reached the state     down twice earlier in the game, and      Track
           named senior Pat Rafferty to both               finals at the Prudential Center in     put together their 8-5 victory in the    At the June 4 NJSIAA All-Groups meet,
           the All-Monmouth and the All Non-               Newark where they lost the Non-        eighth inning when senior Dan            junior James Tully set a new Academy
           Public second teams.                            Public Championship to                 Avella, in the last at-bat of his high   record with a new implement by
                                                           Delbarton.                             school career, hit a two-run double,     hurling the javelin 183'1" to take
           Winter                                                                                 and was doubled home by junior           fourth in the state. Sophomore Mike
           Basketball                                      Swimming                               designated hitter Mike Hanlon.
                                                           The Colts finished the 2008-09                                                  Mazzaccaro ran 9:07.05 to place
           Finishing the season with a 27-3                                                       Coach Marty Kenney (CBA ’66) was
                                                           season with an 8-2 overall record.                                              second in the group in the 3200 meter
           record, the Colts captured CBA’s                                                       named State Coach of the Year by
                                                           They won a 19th consecutive                                                     race, becoming CBA's 21st distance
           15th Shore Conference                                                                  the Star-Ledger.
                                                           Monmouth County and Shore                                                       runner to score in the all-groups.
           Tournament Championship, and
                                                           Conference Tournament                                                           Previously, on May 23, Mazzaccaro
           received the Jerry White Memorial                                                      Crew
                                                           Championship, and defeated St.                                                  had broken the 22-year CBA
           Sportsmanship Award for                                                                The CBA crew team capped the year
                                                           Joe's Metuchen by the largest                                                   sophomore record in the 1600,
           Monmouth County. In NJSIAA                                                             with a strong showing at the
                                                           margin in school history.                                                       running 4:15.92, putting him ahead of
           competition, CBA advanced to the                                                       Stotesbury Cup Regatta — the largest
                                                           Individually, senior Alex Fitton set                                            the 4:18 record set by John Coyle,
           state tourney, ceding to                                                               high school regatta in the world —
                                                           a new school record in the 200                                                  CBA 1989 graduate and later a Notre
           Immaculata in the Non-Public A                                                         in Philadelphia on May 15-16,
                                                           Free.                                                                           Dame All-American.
           Finals.                                                                                finishing in 3rd place in the Boys
                                                                                                                                           On May 24, the Colts took their first
                                                                                                  Junior Eight Semi-Final 2. Senior
                                                                                                                                           NJCTC title in five years, edging out
                                                                                                  Brian Frake was a stand-out, placing
                                                                                                                                           Pope John XXIII 66-65.
                                                                                                  2nd in the Boys’ Senior Single Semi-
               Pitcher Pat Light ’09 was selected by the                                          Final 2, and 4th in the Boys Senior      Volleyball
                                                                  Photo by Alex Stamoutsos ’81

               Minnesota Twins on June 10, the second day                                         Single Final                             The Colts volleyball reached its 100th
               of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.                                                                                 win on April 21 against Howell High
               Light finished his CBA career with a 20-0                                                                                   School, achieving an important
                                                                                                  CBA won a double state
               record, believed to be the best pitching record                                                                             milestone for a young CBA program,
                                                                                                  championship on Monday, May 18,
                                                                                                                                           which had its first varsity season in
               in the history of the Shore Conference.                                            at the Meet of Champions
                                                                                                  Tournament, taking both the Non-
                                                                                                  Public A crown and the overall state.

                                                                                                                                                                                      CBA   25
           2009 Colt 5K Run
                 The annual Colt 5K Run on April 28 brought more than a
                hundred CBA runners back to campus, as well as a lively group
                of family and friends to cheer them on. The runners included
                current students and CBA alumni, ranging from current
                freshmen to John Kilduff ’69, representing CBA’s earliest

                 Tom DiChiara ’95 was first past the finish line at 16:55, with
                Chris Bennett ’94 right behind at 16:56. Also in the first 10
                finishers were Victor Alfonso ’96 (19:27), Steve Apostalacus ’80
                (20:16), Ray Bogan ’10 (20:32), Kevin Olsen ’12 (20:49), John
                D’Agostino ’98 (20:50), and Joe Castle ’90 (21:31). ■

                                                                                                                                                            The Mike Memorial Golf Classic
                                                                                                                                                                MIke Memorial Golf Classic
                                                                                                                                                            Monday, July 20th Rumson Country Club
                                                                                                                                                            “The Mike” Memorial Golf Classic, an annual event now in its seventh year,
                                                                                                                                                            honors the memory of Michael Tucker ‘79 and Michael McCabe ‘77, who both perished at the
           Ray Bogan ’12 and Victor Alfonso ‘96                                                           Joe Castle ’90            Steve Apostalacus ‘80
                                                                                                                                                            World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Inspired by the enduring friendship of “the two
                                                                                                                                                            Mikes” and by their own generosity of spirit, the event funds scholarships for students at CBA
                                                                                                                                                            and at the local elementary schools that Tucker and McCabe attended. To date nearly $250,000 has been raised for CBA
                                                                                                                                                            scholarships, which has so far supported the education of eight students, four of whom have already graduated. CBA is
                                                                                                                                                            grateful to Ray Tierney ‘77, who has spearheaded the event since its inception, and to all of the Mikes’ friends and
                                                                                                                                                            associates for their generous support of these students.

                                                                                                                                                            More information, along with registration forms for The Mike, are available at
                                                                                                                                                            w w w. t h e - m i k e. c o m

           Tom DiChiara ’95 and Chris Bennett ’94 approach the finish line. Holding the tape are Brother James Butler, principal, and Tony Palma ’75.

                                                                           ALUMNI AT LARGE
                                                                           '78                                                        Lou Kuhlmann — now lives in Brooklyn and is              John Stampfel — currently lives in the                      enjoying the area's outdoor activities and beaches.          Scott Mazzella — and his wife, Elizabeth, were

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ALUMNI AT LARGE
              Kevin Kearney — and his wife are the parents of              Brian Daley — is a professor in the department of          looking to connect with any CBA grads who live in the    Netherlands with his wife Christian and two                 Mike is a financial advisor with Raymond James and           married in May 2008. Scott just completed his
              two daughters, ages 12 and 9, who, Kevin writes,             surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center      city.                                                    daughters, Mary Grace (4) and Katherine (2). John is        Bonnie is a first grade teacher.                             second year as seventh grade social studies
              “sail, swim, and run fast!”                                  at Knoxville. He sends “my congratulations to Mr.                                                                   managing director of Eaton Electric BV.                                                                                  teacher at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old
                                                                           Heath for his continued success and the small              '82                                                                                                                  Matt Kawas — and his family moved to                         Bridge, and is also a real estate sales associate for
              Bob Laskowski — was recently elected to a                    recognition of his efforts in having the Freshman Run      Tim Malone — has owned and managed                       '87                                                         Washington, DC, last summer after eight years in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hampton Roads area. Matt is spending two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coldwell Banker in Matawan (scott.mazzella
              second three-year term on the Millersville University                                                                   Guaranteed Landscaping, in Middletown, New Jersey,       Tom Levier — is "living in New York City, working a                                                            
                                                                           named for him. Although I have many fond memories                                                                                                                               working as a political-military action oficer on the Joint
              Foundation Board of Directors, and is also President of                                                                 for the past 21 years. His son Troy has just completed   a project superintendent for Jeral Construction, and
                                                                           of running for Mr. Heath, my most amusing CBA                                                                                                                                   Staff in the Pentagon before heading back to a ship.         Greg Moore — is in his first civilian job after over
              the Board of Directors of the Middletown Township                                                                       his freshman year at CBA.                                finding old alumni friends on Facebook."
                                                                           running story involves the Freshman Run. I had                                                                                                                                  He sends “Congrats to Coach Heath and the cross-             eight years in the Army as a tactical intelligence officer
              (NJ) Public Library Foundation. He participated in the
                                                                           forgotten any kind of running shoes or sneakers, so I      Kieran Roe — writes that he is "living happily in the    Max Pizarro — is a political reporter for                   country team. It's great to see that the streak is still     with the 10th Mountain Division and 5th Special
              2009 Colt 5K Run on the CBA campus in April.
                                                                           competed in my brand new Johnson and Murphy                mountains of Asheville, North Carolina." Since 1999,                                           alive!"                                                      Forces Group (including four tours in Iraq). He is
              Bill Perrin — retired from Northwest Airlines in             cordovan kiltie tassel loafers. I was not first, but the   he has been executive director of the Carolina                                                                                                                                    working for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems &
              October 2008.                                                upperclassmen along the route made sure I knew I           Mountain Land Conservancy, a nonprofit organization      Len Wierzbicki — is senior manager of
                                                                                                                                                                                               transportation and reverse logistics at BDHHI Group,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           '92                                                          Global Services business area in Denver.
                                                                           was the best dressed!”                                     that has protected over 18,000 acres of farm, forest,                                                                Marc McDonald — and his wife Katrina's first
              '70                                                          Paul Kennedy — runs the family business, Kenco             park and natural land. His wife, Miriam, has just        Charlotte, North Carolina. He and his wife, Beth, live in   future cross country runner, Evelyn "Evie" McDonald          '96
              Phil Genovese — recently published his first novel,                                                                                                                              Matthews, North Carolina, with their three sons,            was born last August.
                                                                           Wire and Iron with his sister, Mary, and brother,          earned her C.P.A. and son Conor, now in the sixth                                                                                                                                 Colin Carman — has accepted a Visiting Assistant
              The Grandfather Clause, a crime thriller set in New                                                                                                                              Matthew (8), Drew (5), and Ryan (2).
                                                                           Stephen ’75, and recently became “engaged to               grade, is a young scientist.                                                                                                                                                      Professor position in the English Department at Colby
              Jersey. The novel won first prize for fiction in the Santa                                                                                                                                                                                   Len Velez — and his wife, Carleen, are active in
              Fe Trail Creative Arts Council Fiction Book Award            Sandy, the love of my life,” he writes. “Going to be 50
                                                                                                                                      '83                                                      '89                                                         ministry at American Martyrs parish in Manhattan             College in Maine, where he will be teaching upper-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        division courses on British Romantic literature.
              Contest for 2008, and was a 2008 semi-finalist for           next year! How about all you 78's? Yes, you're going                                                                Keith Donohue— and his wife, Michele, became                Beach, California. Their elder daughter, Veronica,
                                                                           to be 50, too!”                                            Patrick Ambrosio — is an athma and allergy               the parents of three with the birth of their daughter,
              fiction (suspense/thriller category) for the Eric Hoffer                                                                                                                                                                                     recently turned 3, and Lily is almost a year old.            Brian Lynch — and his wife, Kim Clijsters,
                                                                                                                                      specialist practicing in North Brunswick.
              Award for Independent Books.                                                                                                                                                     Chiara, in December. Chiara’s brothers are Antonio          Leonard manages sales in the American West, Latin            welcomed their first child, Jada Elle Lynch, in February
                                                                           '80                                                        James Schatzle — and his wife, Susan Duffy,              (31/2) and Francesco (21/2).                                America and Australia for ClariFI, a software platform       2008. Kim has resumed professional tennis, and
              '71                                                          Chris Barnett — returned to CBA as a parent when
                                                                           his son, Tom, began as a freshman last September.
                                                                                                                                      founded Team Life Inc., in 1994 as a provider of
                                                                                                                                                                                               Daniel Hamm — is the principal owner of a full-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for quantitative finance. He is also an EMT at Little        recently joined fellow stars Tim Henman, Andre Agassi
              Bob Norman — writes that he is "Proud to be a                                                                           emergency medical training courses. Their business,                                                                  Company of Mary Hospital, and is pursuing a master's         and Steffi Graf at Wimbledon for exhibition matches
                                                                           Chris sends “A hello to all my fellow alumni. With a son                                                            service engineering firm, Hudson Design Group, in
              Colt, as always!"                                                                                                       based in Colts Neck, New Jersey, has grown to include                                                                degree in theology at Loyola Marymount.                      that opened the remodeled Centre Court. Brian, who
                                                                           now in CBA, it was great to see all the familiar faces                                                              North Andover, Massachusetts. His daughter, Lauren,
                                                                                                                                      the sale of automated external defibrillation (AED)                                                                                                                               has been playing professional basketball in Europe
              '72                                                          again. It seems like only yesterday when we were           units and tailor-made training courses for emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                               is four years old, and son, Mason, is one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           '93                                                          since 2000-01, signed a two-year contract with the
              James Kelly — has been a public high school                  there as students."                                        services personnel, the staffs of health clubs and       Michael Santamaria — and his brother David ’98              Dave Lardieri — and his wife, Erica, welcomed                Antwerp Diamond Giants last August.
              teacher for 32 years, and he and his wife, Barbara,                                                                     gyms, hotels and resort companies, as well as large      have opened a physical therapy office — Shore               their third child, Alison Claire, on October 25, 2008.
                                                                           Eamon Wall — has started a new patent law firm,                                                                                                                                 Alison joins big sister Juliet (7) and big brother           Ross Maghan — and his wife live in Matawan,
              recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.                                                                     corporations, churches, medical offices, schools and     Wellness Center — in Shrewsbury, in addition to
                                                                           Wall & Tong, LLP, with partner Kin-Wah Tong, six other                                                                                                                                                                                       where Ross is the owner of the Ross Maghan Agency,
              Four of their five children have already graduated from                                                                 universities. Schatzle serves on the township            Mike's two other practices, in Oakhurst and                 Matthew (4).
                                                                           attorneys and a patent agent. Eamon’s son Liam has                                                                                                                                                                                           an insurance agency, and serves as president of the
              major universities; their youngest son is a junior at                                                                   committee in Colts Neck, where the couple live with      Middletown.
                                                                           just finished his freshman year at CBA.
                                                                                                                                      their two young sons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kevin Lynch — and his wife, Robin, welcomed their            Matawan Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.
              Rochester Institute of Technology.                                                                                                                                               Gregory Witkowski — is an assistant professor of            first child, Avery Patrick Lynch on March 27, 2008. In
              '73                                                          '81                                                        '85                                                      history at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He     October, Kevin became a partner at Egan & Lynch              Bob O'Connor — and his wife, Rose, proudly
                                                                           John McGrath — is an otolaryngologist and facial                                                                    spent the 2006-07 academic year as a Fulbright              Financial Group.                                             announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Kate
              Frank Fortunato — is CEO of CATEX (Catastrophic              plastic surgeon in Turnersville, New Jersey. He was
                                                                                                                                      Dean D'Angelo — lives in Chevy Chase,                    Scholar in Germany. Witkowski's first research project                                                                   O’Connor, on October 18, 2008. Bob is a religion
              Risk Exchange, Inc.), which he co-founded in 1995.
              Previously, he was Assistant Counsel in the New
                                                                           selected as a South Jersey Top Doctor for 2008.
                                                                                                                                      Maryland, with wife, Tracey, and their three children,
                                                                                                                                      Madeleine, Andrew and Peter.
                                                                                                                                                                                               analyzed the communist use of campaigns to                  '94                                                          teacher at CBA and Rose is a religion teacher at
                                                                                                                                                                                               implement an ambitious program of modernist state           Eric Kolasa — lives in Allentown, Pennsylvnia, with          Trenton Catholic Academy.
              Jersey Governor’s Office, and was on the staff of the        Doug Sickles — has been married for 16 years to                                                                     planning, tentatively titled, Workers to the                his wife, Heather, and their children Sarah (6), Josh
                                                                                                                                      Raymond Kyriakos — is a radiologist at Grand
              U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.                 Catherine Teague, an electrical engineer at Custom
                                                                                                                                      View Hospital, Sellersville, Bucks County,               Countryside! Mobilizing the Masses in East Germany.         (4), and Ellie (1). Eric is an engineer with Air Products    '97
                                                                           Computer Specialists. Their son, Ryan, is 11 years                                                                  His second research project involves an examination         and Chemicals.                                               Thomas Tunnington — is the father of Katelyn
              '74                                                          old. Doug received his BSEE from Rensselaer
                                                                                                                                      Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Myriam, are the
                                                                                                                                      parents of Jonathan (2 ½) and Emily (1).                 of East German charitable and philanthropic                                                                              Scarlett Tunnington, born on December 4, 2007.
              Peter Luccarelli — has retired as Associate Chief            Polytechnic in 1985 and spent 17 years at                                                                           campaigns which supported causes in African                 Craig Lennon — and his wife, Kelli, are the parents
              Intellectual Property Counsel of the Siemens                 Underwriters Laboratories, as a safety engineer
                                                                                                                                      '86                                                      nations.                                                    of two: Grace (2 1/2) and Brady (3 months).                  '98
              Corporation and is back in private practice at               traveling frequently to Europe and Asia. After a year                                                                                                                                                                                        Louis Bruno — is a teacher with the Old Bridge
                                                                                                                                      Mike Mitchell — recently completed his                                                                               John Trojanowski — lives in Naperville, Illinois,
              Michaelson & Associates, Shrewsbury, New Jersey,
                                                                           and a half as R&D director Steamaster, a
                                                                                                                                      doctorate in educational leadership at George            '90                                                         with his wife, Meghan McCormick, a fellow Marquette          Township Board of Education.
                                                                           manufacturer of steambath equipment, he formed                                                                      Robert Tyls — a USAF Major, is currently
                                                                                                                                      Washington University, and has presented the                                                                         University graduate. John is a senior federal account        Andrew Dombrowski — is working on his MBA
                                                                           his own company, Sickles Engineering and                                                                            Commander, 4th Comptroller Squadron, Seymour
              Tom Woods — is Chief of Procurement and Supply               Consulting, LLC, and also works as a senior staff
                                                                                                                                      dissertation and findings at the International Society                                                               manager at CDWG computer sales in Chicago.                   at the University of Chicago Graduate School of
              Services at NJ Transit, responsible for purchasing,                                                                     for Educational Planning in Istanbul, Turkey, as well    Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina — home of
              materials management and contracting, supporting
                                                                           engineer at Heimer Engineering, doing expert
                                                                           witness testimony, building inspections, and code
                                                                                                                                      as the Student Research Conference at Harvard            the F-15E Strike Eagle. He was recognized as the Air
                                                                                                                                                                                               Combat Command's Comptroller of the Year for fiscal
              statewide rail, bus and light rail service, and capital                                                                 University. He is currently a special education                                                                      Geoff Billet — married Jacqueline Sidisin last               Matt Falvo — recently returned from a 13 month
                                                                           compliance. Doug became an Eagle Scout while he            administrator for the Bartow County (Georgia)            year 2008, and has been selected to attend the Air                                                                       deployment to Afghanistan. His next assignment will
              projects including the new rail tunnel under the                                                                                                                                                                                             November. Jacqueline is with KKR in New York; Geoff
                                                                           was at CBA, and is now Assistant Scoutmaster of            School System, where his wife, Kristy is also            Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force                                                                           be as a logistician with 5th Special Forces Group at
              Hudson River.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is varsity basketball coach at CBA, where he also
                                                                           Boy Scout Troop 403 and Committee Chair of Cub             employed as a second grade teacher. Mike and             Base in Alabama, in August 2009.                                                                                         Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           works with Garry Koch on media relations.
              ‘77                                                          Scout Pack 322 in Commack, New York. A member
                                                                           of the CBA chess team that won the high school
                                                                                                                                      Kristy are working on turning the property on which
                                                                                                                                                                                               '91                                                         Matt Coleman — is park manager of the                        John Forsman — married Gwyneth Murray-Nolan,
              Kenneth Clark — is a B777 Captain with American                                                                         they live into a small horse farm.
              Airlines. He ran in the Colt 5K Run in April.                state championship in 1980, he continued playing                                                                    Mike Giblin — and his wife Bonnie are pleased to            Manasquan Reservoir Recreation Area, part of the             an attorney, in June 2007. John recently started a
                                                                           chess in college, and eventually achieved an               Sam Shiffman — lives in Portland, Oregon, with           announce the arrival of Daniel Patrick Giblin on            Monmouth County Park System. He married Brynn                new business opportunity in sales at Network
              Peter Koch — is director of racing at the                    international rating. He congratulates the CBA             his wife and two boys. A piano teacher, he also          December 5, 2008. Mike and Bonnie moved to                  Carhart in September 13, 2008; Matt and Brynn live           Hardware Resale, Inc., in Hoboken, after leaving his
              Meadowlands.                                                 chess team on its continued success.                       performs at private events and fundraisers.              Wilmington, North Carolina, three years ago and are         in Locust.                                                   previous job in New York. The couple live in Hoboken,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In Memoriam
                                                                                                                                                                                                 James F. Collins ’64, father of         James T. Papworth’66                                           Daniel J. Petraitis ‘75, brother of Mark Petraitis ’71
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Christopher J. Collins ’04              Anthony Stegner ’68, brother of Frederick Stegner ’67          Michael Wheeler ’96, brother of James Wheeler ’91
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Denis Canavan ’66                       Frederick P. Hillmann ’73                                      and Stephen Wheeler ’98
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Keith Hart ’66                                                                                         Dennis K. McGackin, Jr. ’00
              and travel frequently — recent destinations included    Patrick Hosfield — joined the development                  '05
              Africa, Spain and Portugal, Hawaii, and Egypt.          department of the American Symphony Orchestra
                                                                                                                                 Ryan Eckberg — a student at Georgtown,                                                                                                   Faculty
                                                                      after working in a similar position at Carnegie Hall. He
              David Santamaria — and his brother Michael              graduated from Harvard in 2005, and recently               graduated last fall from the Army Reserve Officer                                            Brother Andrew Robert Lamb, F.S.C.                    Brother Andrew O’’Gara, F.S.C.
              ’89 have opened a physical therapy office —                                                                        Training Corps leader development and assessment
                                                                      completed a master's degree in music at Rutgers,. He
              Shore Wellness Center — in Shrewsbury, in                                                                          course, "OperationWarrior Force," at Fort Lewis,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Family and Friends
                                                                      performs around the New York area as a singer and
              addition to Mike's two other practices, in Oakhurst
                                                                      conductor.                                                 Tacoma, Washington.                                       Mildren Kean Barnett, mother of John        Joseph P. Finn, father of Joseph P.        Edmund J. Ley, father of Edmund Ley        Stephanie Sokoloski Schindel,
              and Middletown.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Barnett ’65, Peter Barnett ’67, Michael     Finn ’89, Matthew J. Finn ’99, and         ’65, Thomas Ley ’77, and Robert Ley        mother of Dennis Schindel ’68
              '99                                                     '02                                                        Jordan Hagaman — graduated in May with a                  Barnett ’69, and Stephen Barnett ’71        James M. Finn ’02                          ’78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Patricia Shannon, mother of Michael
                                                                      Erik Dombrowski — lives in San Francisco and               degree in nclear and mechanical engineering from
              Mike Loconsolo —writes that he is “heading              is working for Google.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Leola Ann Barry, grandmother of Kyle        Andrew J. Fleming, father of Kevin A.      Jean McCarthy, mother of Vincent           J. Shannon ’83
              out in a couple of weeks to Afghanistan. The                                                                       Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was awarded          Fannan ’06, Shane Fannan ’09. and           Fleming ’88                                McCarthy ’65
              picture is my team that I’m deploying with.             Ben Fink — completed his bachelor’s degree in              RPI’s Willie Stanton Award, presented annually to the     Kieran Fannan ’11                                                                                                                 Philip Shiffman, father of Samuel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Peter Fleming, Jr., son of one of the      William McKay, father of Ronald            Shiffman ’86
              They’re the best the military’s got. Please keep us     social psychology at Hofstra, and is a program             graduating senior judged to have contributed the most
                                                                                                                                                                                           Frank Bongarzone, father of Ronald R.       founders of Christian Brothers Academy     McKay ’85 and W. Scott McKay ’89
              in your prayers!”                                       analyst at GOSO (Getting Out & Staying Out) a New          in service to the student body.                           Bongarzone ’65                                                                                                                    Barney Silkworth, father of William
                                                                      York non-profit dedicated to drastically reducing                                                                                                                Clifford Green, father of Clifford Green   Christine McKenna, wife of Edward          Silkworth ’80, grandfather of Sam
                                                                      the recidivism rate for 18- to 24-year-old men             '06                                                       Carmella Bowman, mother of William          ’09                                        McKenna ’68, mother of Sean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Silkworth ’13
                                                                      through purposeful education and directed                  Vincent Avella — is a junior first baseman with the       F. Bowman ‘78                               Michael J. Grega, brother of John          McKenna ’04
                                                                      employment. Fink recruits clients at Rikers Island         Wagner College Seahawks. He was a Second Team             John J. Caliendo, Sr., father of            Grega ’64 amd Charles Grega ’66                                                       Andrew S. Soldini, father of Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Helen L. Meade, mother of Vincent
                                                                      and is the first contact with clients when they                                                                      Nicholas Caliendo ’64                                                                  Meade ’68, Robert Meade ’73, Brian         Soldini ’75
                                                                                                                                 All-Northeast Conference selection as a sophomore,                                                    Mildred Guido, mother of Ronald
                                                                      come to the GOSO offices. He arranges ongoing              and was named to the pre-season 2009 Brooks                                                                                                      Meade ’77, Kevin Meade ’81 and             Jean Somers, grandmother of Steven
                                                                                                                                                                                           Margaret Campanella, mother of              Guido ’68
                                                                      individualized services for each client, and also                                                                                                                                                           Brendan Meade ’84                          M. Somers ’89, Eric W. Somers ’92,
                                                                                                                                 Wallace Player of the Year Watch List. The Wallace        Christopher Campanella ’87                  Richard Halloran, father of Richard
                                                                      works with clients as a counselor and coach.”                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael J. Somers ’98
                                                                                                                                 Award is presented to the nation's top collegiate         Howard C. Cannon, Jr., father of            Halloran ’72 (deceased)                    Michael Mosco, father of Michael
                                                                      Jason Iapicco — graduated in May 2006 with a               baseball player in conjunction with the College           Howard C. Cannon III ’73                                                               Mosco ’71 and Anthony Mosco ’74            Frank Stavola, father of Frank Stavola,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Joseph A. Henderson, father of
                                                                      B.S. in computer science from Rowan University in          Baseball Hall of Fame's annual induction festivities.     Diane Collucio, mother of Jeffrey           Joseph A. Henderson ’74, William T.        John F. Moynihan, father of Brian J.       Jr. ’71 (deceased) and Michael J.
                                                                      Glassboro, New Jersey, and is currently working                                                                      Collucio ’06 and David Collucio ’10         Henderson ’76 and Matthew G.               Moynihan ’75                               Stavola ’74
                                                                      towards a M.S. in software engineering at                  '07                                                                                                   Henderson ’81, grandfather of Barton       Felix J. Murphy, father of Kathleen        Gordon G. Stillwell, stepfather of Scott
                                                                                                                                 Sean Kilduff — is interning for the summer at the         John J. Conklin, Jr., father of John J.
                                                                      Monmouth University, planning to complete the                                                                                                                    Henderson ’08 and James Cleary ’10         Bracken, guidance staff                    Belford, varsity crew coach
                                                                                                                                                                                           Conklin ’75
                                                                      degree in December 2009. He has been working               Office of Legislative Services in Trenton. He just                                                    Dorothy Nelson Johnson, mother of
                                                                                                                                                                                           James J. Coughlin, father of James                                                     Raymond D. Noonan, father of Dennis        Francis “Bernie” Stover, father of
                                                                      for the U.S. Army as a software engineer at Fort           finished his sophomore year at Georgetown’s School                                                    John Johnson ’78, Joel Johnson 79,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Coughlin ’02 and Michael Coughlin ’05                                                  Noonan ’78                                 Gary Stover ’63, Glenn Stover ’66, and
                                     Michael Loconsolo, center.       Monmouth since last July, having been with                 of Foreign Services, majoring in international politics                                               and Robert Johnson ’83
                                                                                                                                                                                           Joseph P. Curley, son of Mark F. Curley                                                Robert M. O'Gara, father of Thomas         Steven Stover ’71
                                                                      Vonage in Holmdel for the previous year and a half.        with a concentration in security studies. During the                                                  James E. Kelly, father of Shawn Kelly
              '00                                                                                                                spring semester he interned in the office of              ’74
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ’70 and Doane Kelly ’75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  O'Gara ’73 and Kenneth O'Gara ’76          Keith Stover, son of Gary Stover, Sr.
              Sean Devlin — completed his master's degree in          '03                                                        Congressman Rush Holt.                                    John Walter Czarnecki, father of John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Martin J. Koenigsamen, father of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Daniel J. O'Keeffe, father of Michael      ’63
              archaeology at the College of William and Mary in May   Daniel Kjersgaard — is a building contractor in                                                                      Walter Czarnecki III ’92                                                               O'Keeffe ’04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jonathan Koenigsamen ’00 and                                                          Jack Sullivan, father of Brian L.
              2008.                                                                                                              Chris Rorke — has just completed his sophomore
                                                                      Pawleys Island, South Carolina.                                                                                      Filomena DiGuiseppe, mother of              Andrew Koenigsamen ’03                     Matthew J. Penney, brother of William      Sullivan ’78
              John McCormack — is working on a PhD in                                                                            year at Stanford, and received a fellowship for           Douglas DiGuiseppe ’69                                                                 Penney ’07
                                                                      John Niedrich— graduate from York College in               summer research with Stanford physics professor                                                       George W. Kraft, father of Joseph Kraft                                               Susan Scarpellino Tiernan, sister of
              history at the University of Notre Dame. He graduated                                                                                                                        William J. Doyle, father of William J.                                                 Lorraine Preston, widow of William
                                                                      Pennsylvania in May with a degree in business and                                                                                                                ’93                                                                                   Michael Scarpellino ’66 (deceased) and
              from Yale in 2004 with a BA in history, and                                                                        Professor Blas Cabrera on the construction and            Doyle, Jr. ’74                                                                         Preston, maintenance supervisor 1977-
              received an MA in religion from Yale in 2006. He        finance. He was CBA’s last region champion and                                                                                                                   Catherine M. Kristiansen, mother of                                                   John Scarpellino ’66
                                                                                                                                 refinement of low temperature particle detectors. A                                                                                              2002
              recently married Erica Hansen, of Visalia,              continued wrestling at York College. John’s college                                                                  Patricia R. Drinkwater, mother of           Brian Kristiansen ’78, mother-in-law of                                               Lorraine T. Townsend, mother of
                                                                                                                                 double major, he is also continuing with his saxophone                                                                                           James W. Prunty, father of Peter
              California.                                                                                                                                                                  Peter Drinkwater ’91                        Sean F. O’Brien ’79, grandmother of                                                   David Townsend ’02
                                                                      career record is 77 wins and 25 loses, including a         with a second major in music performance.                                                                                                        Prunty ’92
                                                                                                                                                                                           Robert W. Durkin, father of William J.      Brendan S. O’Brien ’09 and Griffin R.
              '01                                                     30-8 record his senior year. He was a 2008
                                                                      Academic all American, a 3 time Monarch Tourney            Daniel Rorke — is at Stanford University, double          Durkin ’75                                  O’Brien ’12                                Adrienne M. Raftree, mother of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Beatrice R. Washburne, mother of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Edward G. Washburne ’71
              Michael Albanese — has recently been                                                                               majoring in engineering physics and music                                                             J. Clifford Lamb, father of J. Clifford    Matthew Raftree ’93 and Sean Raftree
                                                                      Champion, a Spartan Tourney Champion and 2008                                                                        Thomas A. Eadon, Jr., father of
              admitted to the New York Bar, and has been                                                                                                                                                                               Lamb ’82                                   ’97                                        Anna R. Whitehead, mother of Vincent
                                                                      national qualifier. He made the finals of every            performance (piano). Last summer, following his           Thomas A. Eadon III ’68 and Gordon
              appointed Assistant District Attorney of New York                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whitehead ’70 and Clifford J.
                                                                                                                                 freshman year, he was awarded a Stanford fellowship       Eadon ’73, grandfather of Bryant            Francis H. Lambert, father of Thomas       Arnold “Mickey” Rathlev, father of
              County. He lives in Brooklyn.                           Division 3 tourney during his 4 year career. Not                                                                                                                                                                                                       Whitehead ’74
                                                                                                                                 for summer reseaerch aimed at building                    Eadon ’00                                   Lambert ’79                                George Rathlev ’71
              Robert DiPano — lives in Miami, where he                bad for someone who never wrestled until he
                                                                                                                                 instrumentation to measure cosmic microwave               Alice Evans, mother of Michael G.           Matthew LaPadula, brother of Charles       Edward M. Rosell, father of Bernard        Lucille Zabriskie, mother of Glen
              attends law school.                                     entered CBA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Zabriskie ’97
                                                                                                                                 background (CMB) fluctuations from the Big Bang. He       Evans ’89                                   LaPadula ’86 and Marc LaPadula ’88         Rosell ’68
              Michael Griffin — is a financial consultant with        Matthew Treharne — is a flight instructor at               is currently continuing his research on CMB.              Matthew F. Ferrigno, father of Michael      Lawrence J. Levine, father of Daniel       Eugene Sadowski, father of Stephen         Katherine E. Zimmerman, sister of
              AXA- Advisors in Manasquan. He has also recently        Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach, Florida.                                                                                Ferrigno ’73 (deceased)                     Levine ’76                                 Sadowski ’78                               Paul Zimmerman ’03
              changed to an inter-locking grip, which, he says,                                                                  '08
              will probably hurt his score in the Alumni              '04                                                        Matthew Woolley — made the dean's list in his
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              Association’s Whackers and Hackers Tournament,          Robert Taintor — graduated from Dartmouth in               first semester at Fairfield University, where he is
              but will take strokes off in the long run.              2008 and is currently working as a math developer          majoring in politics and television media .■                By    Mail:          CBA Advancement Office, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
              Greg Harris — is a Peace Corps volunteer in             for Memento Security in Acton, Massachusetts                                                                           By    Email:
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Saturday, September 12, 2009      Sunday, October 4, 2008                         Saturday, November 7, 2009
Freshman Class Family Mass        Open House for Prospective Students             Entrance Examination for the Class of 2014
                                  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Monday, September 14, 2009                                                        Sunday, November 8, 2009
50th Anniversary Celebration      Monday, October 5, 2009                         50th Anniversary Mass
for students, faculty and staff   The Brother Andrew O`Gara Fall Golf Classic     for CBA students, alumni, faculty and staff, families
                                  CBA’s 37th Annual Fathers Club Golf Outing      and friends Bishop John Smith, Celebrant
Friday, September 18, 2009
                                  Trump National Golf Club, Colts Neck
50th Anniversary Clambake                                                         Sunday, November 8, 2008
Annual Benefit for the            Sunday, October 25, 2009                        Lt. Dennis W, Zilinski II Memorial Run/Walk
Alumni Scholarship Fund           50th Anniversary Mothers’ Club Luncheon         PNC Arts Center, Holmdel
Waters Edge, Sea Bright           Shore Casino, Atlantic Highlands
                                                                                  Friday, November 20, 2009
                                                                                  50th Anniversary Alumni Awards Dinner
                                                                                  PNC Reception Center, Holmdel

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