Issue 11 Alumni & Friends Newsletter
Catholic Schools of Broome County
Development & Alumni Affairs Office, 70 Seminary Ave., Binghamton, NY 13905 Telephone 607 231-4149
Aloha Southern Tier! Aloha Hawaii!
Joe McNamara (“Mac”) CCHS ‘75, set sail for new
heights in 2007 after a phone call he received stat-
ing he had been appointed Vice President and Gen-
eral Manager of television station KHON 2, Honolulu,
Hawaii... with only eight days to move! Joe had
worked for WBNG for 24 years. In an interview with
the Alumni Office, Mr. McNamara responded as fol-
Question: How did the Catholic Schools (teachers,
classes, etc.) affect your choice of study and influ-
ence the direction you’ve taken professionally?
Answer: “Definitely my Catholic School education af-
fected my choice of study and influenced my direc-
tion in life. I believe it taught me the importance of
free speech, the ability to stand up for what you be-
lieve in and most importantly to give back to the
“Courses I remember during my high school years
include many Business, English and Math classes
that gave me a great basis, however creative writing
taught me to express myself in many ways and laid Joe McNamara makes the cover of Hawaii Business magazine.
the foundation for much of my success. I wish
though that I had given more attention and effort to my career in management.”
the Spanish classes that I took with Mr. Colonna as I Question: What kind of advancements /changes
never realized the importance of a second language. have occurred since your 2007 appointment?
I guess he was a man ahead of his time seeing how
Answer: “Since August 2007 the community has
important Spanish has become to all of us.”
reached out and embraced me and many of the
“Living in the middle of the Pacific has also shown members of the Hawaiian community have not only
me I should have worked on my Japanese, Korean become business acquaintances but great friends.
and Hawaiian. Believe it or not, the Hawaiian lan- Through the power of the television station, reach-
guage only has 12 letters and I still can not pro- ing over one million viewers a week, we have been
nounce a majority of the words.” able to inform and keep safe the community
Question: What college did you attend and what was through volcano eruptions, earthquakes and more
your major? recently the threat of a tsunami, that I am sure
many on the mainland watched with great anticipa-
Answer: “I attended Broome Community College and tion. Furthermore, KHON2 TV has been able to do
then SUNY Utica. My major was Business Administra- some tremendous fund raising for those less fortu-
tion with an emphasis on marketing and manage- nate and has consistently raised in excess of
ment and those courses certainly prepared me for $2,000,000 annually through our Lokahi Fund
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“Living and working in The Pacific Rim has exposed The Alumni Office congratulates Joe in his pursuits
me to multiple cultures, allowing me the opportunity and wishes him and his family the best!
to interact with the heads of the US Military as well NOTE: Joe’s nephew is Myles Brown, son of Joe’s
as dignitaries from places like Japan, and The sister Colleen (McNamara) Brown, CCHS ’76. Myles
Philippines. But the biggest honor was last year hav-
is graduating in June from SCCHS. See his picture
ing Hawaii’s own Father Damian of Molokai on page 9 along side Colleen’s, and Myles grand-
anointed to Sainthood in Rome. We sent a TV crew parent’s in a tribute to the Catholic Schools tradi-
to Europe to cover it live from the Vatican and pro-
duced a ½ hour special on it that won a coveted
Edward R. Murrow award. Next up for Sainthood is
Mother Maryann who spent time in Hawaii but has
strong roots to Syracuse NY, what a small world it
Question: What other job positions have you had?
Answer: “While the core of my work experience has
revolved around managing television stations in
Binghamton and Altoona, PA, as well as working on
the corporate side spearheading special pro-
jects for other TV stations on the east coast, in the
past 10 years I have become more involved on the
Joe and his wife Sue.
commodity side of the broadcast industry working
with Wall Street Investment firms like Blackstone
and many others.”
“I have to say though that living in Paradise has its
The winner of the 2009 Car Raffle is Paul
advantages when it comes to lifestyle (surfing, body Bockstahler, CCHS ‘67
boarding, swimming, hiking, you name it, it’s all The winning ticket was drawn by Fr. Buckley on De-
here) and certainly having a well balanced life cember 29th at 3pm and that was good news for
touching on all those important aspects of life.” Paul who won the 2009 MINI Cooper. The good
“My wife Sue (Harkness), a 1977 graduate of Seton news for everyone else is that we’ll be offering $5
Catholic Central, is semi-retired from real estate chances to win a new car again this year. Watch
management and now enjoys working part time as a for more information regarding our 3rd Annual Car
tour director. She is lucky enough to tour not only Raffle to arrive in the mail and in the October edi-
the Hawaiian Islands regularly, but also travels se- tion of the Alumni & Friends Newsletter.
lect tours in North America and Europe and enjoys
competitive Tennis on a daily basis at The Oahu
Proceeds from last year’s raffle were used for im-
provements to the art programs at the elementary
“Sue and I are very lucky to be able to enjoy our and middle schools and to the science program at
grandson, 20-month-old Mason, who lives here in the high school. In addition, portions of the pro-
Hawaii with our daughter Shannon, SCC ’04 (in her ceeds were used for marketing and assistance for
final semester at the University of Hawaii in General
families in need.
and Special Education) her fiancé Brendan. Our
daughters Nicole, SCC ‘02 and Allison, SCC ‘05 live
in Brooklyn Heights, NY and are both pharmaceuti- We couldn’t have done it without you.
cal representatives for Pfizer. Their Catholic educa-
tions served them very well and we are very proud
of them.” Thank You
May 2010 Catholic Schools of Broome County Page 3
Throwing in your 2 cents doesn’t cost a penny.
We’re offering you the chance to voice your opinion • Are there ways we can support our alumni we’re
through a brief online survey. This important survey not aware of?
covers several topics: reunion notifications, this • Are there topics or events where our alumni
newsletter, solicitation methods, our website and want more or less information?
more. As you can see only your input will assist us in ad-
dressing these issues, as well as others. Please,
Did you ever think “I wish they’d stop sending me take a few minutes to help us become better by im-
mail”, or “I know how they can get that done”, or “I proving the services we offer you—our family of
wonder why they did that?”. These are few things alumni and friends.
we’d really like to hear about for several reasons:
• We can’t deliver service based on your needs if The Alumni & Friends Survey is avail-
we don’t know what your changing needs are.
• Good business dictates we act responsibly and
able online, simply go to:
not send expensive mailings to people who www.surveymonkey.com/s/askme.
really don’t care. There are too many improve- We encourage you to participate be-
ments we can make to help our kids by using
resources more effectively. An example is our
cause the results will affect you
newsletter. It costs us between 70 and 80 through the services we offer, and our
cents per copy and if it is not being read we are schools will benefit through improved
wasting our money.
• Should we reach out to our alumni in different
business practices. THANK YOU
Our wish list is a simple way for us to connect donors with some immediate needs.
This program allows you to clearly see the benefits of your donation. This is espe-
cially important to parents who can see the direct benefit to their children. Perhaps
your business is related to our needs, maybe you have some gently used items you
no longer have use for, or maybe you’d just like to help out. For more information
regarding our wish list or if you have suggestions or recommendations for obtaining
items from our wish list, please email Joe Burke at email@example.com or tele-
phone 607 231-4149. Two new wishes:
Musical instruments for our music programs. We have several music classes throughout our Pre-K—12
schools that require musical instruments. It remains in our plan to offer students the opportunity to ex-
plore all the wonders music has to offer.
Project sponsor or volunteer to capture and archive as many class photos as possible to be framed and
hung in our halls. This project requires investigating all possible photo resources (yearbooks, diocesan
articles, public records, etc), restoring photos, framing, and hanging photos. While we do not have re-
cords dating back to 1847 when the first school in Binghamton opened, we do have many records dat-
ing back to the early 1900s.
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Do you know where they are? 1971-1972 graduates’ addresses needed. If you know
where they are, please contact us at 607 348-0337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Class of 1971 Wesneski, Johanna H.
Greitzer, Catherine C. Soltero, Margaret A.(Smisko)
Dobrzynski, Donald F. Calhoun, Phyllis A. (Reagan)
Dwyer, Eugene R. Magill, James A.
Cormier Kathryn L. (Cordick) Takas, Thomas A.
Huk Dana Z. Deuel, Stephen F.
Iacovazzi, Joseph A. Baker, Patricia A. (Larkin)
Connelly, James P. DiTommaso, Arthur C.
O'Riordan, Elizabeth C. From the class of 1973
Allen, Marie (Siedlarczyk) Lee Helen C. Lisi
Kelly Michael P. Pallini Karen M. Allen
Kennedy, Mary Anne McDonald John A.
Larkin, James J. McMahon, Mary
Pagano, Cynthia A. (Costello) Green, Daniel W. III
Bishop, Louise A. (Tirrell) Hillis Timothy G.
Hueber Vicki M.(Gigante) Coleman John A
D'Angelo, Theresa (Baumgartner) Kollar, Mary E.
Rent Edward F. Nealon, Robert J. Jr.
Butkiewicz, Frank S. Pine, William E.
Hamill, Doris L. Veninsky, Edward J.
Brereton, Peter E. Byron, Mary M.
Bryde, Linda S. (Siroskey) Dunphy, Robert N.
DeLuca, M. Susan Fendick, James E.
VanDuzer, Patricia A. (Burczak) Carros, Mark V.
Eggleston, Patrick J. Williams, Anthony T.
From the Class of 1972 Buckland, Herbert F. Jr.
Sullivan, Kevin P. Hollenbeck, Valerie A. Ligi
Singleton, Susan M. (Smith) Harendza, Lucille M.
Prokopchuk. Denise M. (Matteo) Johnson, Margaret M. Tirrell
McKiever, Joan K. Esworthy, John T.
Koffman, Margaret R. (Lawrence) Dudnow, Chester E.
O'Connor, Elizabeth M. Winkler, Margaret E. James
Lemoncelli, Judith F. Tomanek, Robert G. Jr.
Buckley, Patricia A. Demarco, Anne E. Schulte
Fitzpatrick, Brian J. William Canny
Godbay, Diana L.
Leva, Joseph J. Jr. The Catholic Schools of Broome County
Liccione, Michael J.
Carr, Thomas J. Our Lady of Sorrows/Seton Campus
Cromarty, Ellen E. St. James Middle School
Aber, Thomas A. St. John the Evangelist School
Brady, Joann (Balles) Thomas Aquinas School
Cooper, Geraldine M. (Mahoney) St. Joseph’s School
Triano, Martin F.
Seton Catholic Central High School
Dempsey, Patricia J.
Vehlies, Charlene A. (Kulik)
Walters, Kathleen M.
Campon, Christine A.
May 2010 Catholic Schools of Broome County Page 5
Alumni This & That
Through the Years… professional excellence in the ceive a Finger Lakes winery
1960’s healthcare industry and in to manage as a wedding gift.
Francis L Battisti, SCHS ‘66 the community. It’s available in Binghamton
was selected by the Morning at RiverRead Books, 5 Court
Knights Toast masters of En- 1970’s St., and also at Amazon.com.
dicott to receive the Hal Blair William A. Canny, CCHS For more information visit:
Award for Excellence in Com- ‘73, served as head of the in-
munication and Leadership. ternational Catholic Relief
Services effort to aid victims Mary (Maribeth) (Kamin)
In addition to serving as a
of the February 2010 earth- Farrell, SCHS ‘75, was cho-
professor of psychology and
quake in Haiti. Mr. Canny sen to participate in the IBM
human services at Broome
Corporate Service Corps in
Community College, Mr. Bat- returned to Haiti to oversee
CRS efforts after handling the October 2009. Modeled on the
tisti is an internationally
church’s relief work there fol- Peace Corps, this highly se-
known organizational devel-
lowing massive hurricanes in lective program helps develop
opment specialist, seminar
2008. He had been the CRS employee leadership skills
presenter and keynote
representative in Haiti for and builds good will for the
speaker addressing issues in
three years before becoming company in the developing
the areas of team enhance-
the international agency’s di- world. For 35 days, Mary and
ment, organizational change
rector of emergency opera- nine other IBM-ers from six
and strategic planning.
tions in October 2009. different countries worked in
In September 1997, he was Luxor, Egypt. The project
Ed Ramsay, CCHS Class of
a member of an international that Mary worked on involved
’67 is the owner of The Dry-
team that planned the state helping two women's centers
ing Shed restaurant in San
funeral for Mother Teresa of which teach disadvantaged
Calcutta. At the time, he was women to create traditional
hand crafted items that can
Nancy (Hanagan) Henneber- serving as director of Catholic
Relief Services in New Delhi, be sold to tourists. These cen-
ger, CCHS ‘68, Executive
India. ters weave traditional carpets,
Vice President and Chief Op-
In May 1999, Mr. Canny, scarves and tapestries, and
erating Officer of the Health-
who currently lives in Balti- create beautiful hand-made
care Distribution Manage-
pottery and brass etchings.
ment Association (HDMA) was more, MD was inducted into
Seton Catholic Central’s Hall “Being part of the first IBM
honored by the Center for
Corporate Service Corps team
Healthcare Supply Chain Re- of Fame for his standout ef-
forts in baseball, basketball in Egypt was exciting. Even
search and Genentech, Inc.
and tennis. though the assignment was
with the Nexus Award for
Lifetime Achievement at the Nubian Center
2009 HDMA Annual Leader- Mary Pat Hyland, SCHS ‘74, Potter
ship Forum in Orlando, Flor- published her second novel
ida. The Nexus award, the “A Sudden Gift of Fate” in
healthcare industry’s highest September 2009. The novel is
award honor, recognizes lead- a sequel to her first, and fol-
ership, exemplary service and lows an Irish couple who re-
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Alumni This & That
short in duration, we saw the and City Campus in December 1990’s
immediate implementation of 2009. Mrs. Losito earned a Joseph Shay SCC ‘99 and
our improvements under the bachelor’s degree in Nursing Laura (Zevan) Shay, SCC ‘98
direction of the Governor of from D’Youville College and a welcomed their baby boy, Jo-
Luxor,” Mary says. “The peo- master’s degree in Nursing seph, Jr., April 2009 who
ple of Egypt were so warm, and certificate of advanced joined his big sister, Rachel
friendly, and thankful for the study for adult nurse practi- Marie. Congratulations to the
opportunity to make use of tioner from Syracuse Univer- Shay family!
our expertise. These projects sity. She is currently a doc-
touched my heart, and I’m toral student in health educa-
proud to be a part of a com- tion at D’Youville College.
pany who uses their resources She is also a member of the
to help the world.” American Academy of Nurse
As president of the Broome Practitioners, New York State
County Catholic School Board, Coalition of Nurse Practitio-
Mary is also working with ners and Alumni Board of D’Y-
teachers in the district to cre- ouville College.
ate a school partnering project Mrs. Losito resides in Wil-
which will link some of our liamsville, NY with her hus- Joseph and Rachel
schools with schools in Luxor, band Patrick and five children.
Daniel Patrick, SCC ‘81, is a 2000’s
Jim Potter, SCHS ‘76 asks if new author with a book re- Kristin Dupre, SCC ‘02, a
anyone from SCHS Class of leased in December 2009 doctoral student in the behav-
‘76 would like to join him at called, “The Dragons of Rose- ioral neuroscience program at
the starting line of the 2010 mar: The Dragon King Proph- Binghamton University, has
“Musselman” Half Iron Man ecy”. Mr. Patrick’s lifelong love earned a prestigious honor
Triathlon in Geneva, NY in of fantasy books and role play- from the National Institute of
July 2010. Please contact him ing games inspired him to Health (NIH) for her research
at email@example.com if inter- write his first novel. He served of Parkinson’s disease. Miss
ested. “Hey, it’s only about in the military for over twenty Dupre received the National
seven hours out of your life,” years, where he learned good Research Service Award,
Jim says. For more informa- fighting strategies that helped funded by NIH, a two-year
tion visit the official Mussel- him write his novel that in- training grant that will provide
man website at musselman- volves the troubled Land of her tuition and the time and
tri.com. Rosemar and, a 17 year old resources needed for work on
kitchen boy, Daniel who knew a dissertation about a disease
1980’s nothing of being a soldier or that affects 1 million people in
Patricia (Kelly) Losito, RN, anything of magic. The boy is the United States. Fewer than
MS, ANP, SCC ‘81 was named taken on an incredible adven- 20 percent of all applicants
as new Director of Nursing De- ture when he discovers three receive funding. Kristin works
partment/Program at Erie strange objects and a dragon as one of four doctoral stu-
Community College’s North that change his life forever. dents in the lab of Christopher
Bishop, assistant professor of
May 2010 Catholic Schools of Broome County Page 7
Alumni This & That
psychology. Bishop’s lab is In Memory
studying the side effects of SCHS 1966 – 45th Reunion James G. Maume
Parkinson’s treatment: Pa- Plans for a 45th class reunion St. Paul’s 1940
tients taking medication often in late summer of 2011 are in
Walter T. Gorman
develop abnormal movements the early stages. Details will
St. Patrick’s 1944
called dyskinesia after nine to be announced at a later date.
ten years. Miss Dupre is help- Please email contact informa- Elizabeth (Rogan) Miller
ing to determine how a class tion including email address, St. Patrick’s 1951
of compounds can work to re- mailing address and phone
duce the effects of dyskinesia. number to Dave Bilek at Kathleen (Miller) Smith
Kristin did her undergradu- firstname.lastname@example.org (607-785- Seton Catholic 1960
ate work in psychology at Le- 8030) or cmusca-
Moyne College in Syracuse. email@example.com. Ray Coyle
Seton Catholic 1962
She received her master’s de-
gree in psychology in the CCHS '70 40th Reunion
spring of ‘09 hoping to have a September 3&4 2010, The Catholic Central 1964
career in research, and aspires Beef (Friday) and the Relief
to work for the NIH. Pitcher (Saturday). $40 per Thomas J. Miller
In her spare time, Kristin en- person, contact Cathe Catholic Central 1967
joys playing soccer, kickball McCarthy at: east-
and the drums. firstname.lastname@example.org Mauretia Kelly
Catholic Central 1973
CCHS '75 35th Reunion
Teacher Talk October 2, 2010, Binghamton Valerie A. (Moreiko) Richards
Ms. Diana Simpson, SCCHS Regency. Contact Betty Jane Catholic Central 1974
Chemistry teacher was re- Dahulick at (607) 729-0131,
cently awarded the 2009 or email Camille Muscatello at Christopher Lewis
American Chemical Society email@example.com Seton Catholic Central 1980
Division of Chemical Educa- SCCHS ‘80 Reunion, Friday, John Miller
tion Northeast Region Award July 2, 2010 Endwell Greens. Seton Catholic Central 1980
for Excellence in High School Contact Laura (Muscatello)
Teaching. O’Neill at: Gregory J. Wynne
Seton Catholic Central 1981
Upcoming Reunions Sgt. Michael P. Lynch
SCCHS ‘85 Reunion Please
Seton Catholic '61 50th Re- Seton Catholic Central 1982
contact Kathleen (Harding)
union- Any Interest? Patty
Denight at: threeboyz-
(Sbarra) Vasisko is interested Correction: Eugene F. Don-
in forming a reunion for the nelly was listed in the fall
Class of '61 Seton Catholic, SCCHS Class of '90-- Reun- 2009 A & F Newsletter Memo-
Endicott. Please contact Patty ion plans underway. Contact rial section as being from St.
at (607) 754-1321 or va- Camille Muscatello at cmusca- Paul’s Class of ‘49. He was
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. from St. Paul’s Class of ‘47.
We apologize for the error.
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A Thousand Words… The Tradition Continues...Presenting SCCHS 2010 Seniors with parents and grandparents.
Kathleen (Maher ) James Foley Paul Sheredy Patricia (Sheredy) Daniel Foley Brendan Foley
Foley, St. Patrick’s ’43 St. Paul’s ’43 St. Patrick’s ’47 Foley, SCCHS ’77 SCCHS ’77 SCCHS ’10
Eugene Donovan Thomas Donovan Dylan Donovan
Mary Jo (Trasolini) Gabriel Slavik Gabriel Slavik
St. Patrick’s ’44 SCCHS ’77 SCCHS ’10
Slavik SCCHS ’83 SCCHS ’83 SCCHS ‘10
Shaheen, SCCHS‘78 Maria (Hidock) De- Amanda DePersiis William “Pete” Galla- Sheila (Gallagher) Martin Joseph Martin
Persiis, SCCHS ‘77 SCCHS ‘10 gher, St. Patrick’s ’44 SCCHS ‘82 SCCHS ’10
Katie Shaheen James Hranek
SCCHS ‘10 CCHS ‘76
Jennifer Donahue Sarah Gordon
Coletti, SCC ’89 SCCHS ’10 Victor Mariano
Mariano, SCC ’78 SCCHS ‘10
May 2010 Catholic Schools of Broome County Page 9
Frances (Kane) Martin J. Kane Devin Kane Jan De Angelo Giordano DeAngelo Arlene (Nannery) Nathan Dobrzynski
McNerney ‘41 CCHS ’70 SCCHS ’10 SCCHS ‘82 SCCHS ’10 Dobrzynski SCC SCCHS 2010
Marlyn (Murray) Wil- Michael Farrell Haley Farrell Frank McNamara Alice (Haus) McNa- Colleen McNa- Myles Brown
son, St. Patrick’s ’49 SCCHS ‘79 SCCHS ’10 St. Paul’s ‘37 mara, St. Patrick’s ’44 mara Brown ‘76 SCCHS ’10
Kathleen (Mahoney) Patrick Loughlin Jack Armstrong Mary Armstrong
Molly (Reynolds) Dennis Fitzgerald
Laughlin SCCHS ’82 SCCHS ’10 SCHS ’75 SCCHS ’10
Fitzgerald SCC ‘78 SCCHS ’10
Libby (Sandiford) Julia O’Connor
O’Connor SCC ‘78 SCCHS ’10 Beverly (Coffey) Kelle- Liam Kelleher Lisa DePalmo Mat- Jenna Matthews
her, St. Paul’s ‘45 SCCHS ’10 thews, SCCHS ’77 SCCHS ‘10
Issue 11 From the Development & Alumni Affairs Office Page 10
2009/10 Annual Alumni & Friends Appeal
A heartfelt thank you to everyone that made a dona-
The 6th Annual Don Hengel Memorial
tion to this year’s campaign. Our net proceeds were Sports Classic will be held on June 17th
down considerably and we’re attributing this to the At the Traditions Resort in Johnson City,
economic downturn. Following is a brief summary: NY. For more information, or if you’d like
• 3% of alumni made a donation. to participate in this premier golf event as
• 41 friends made a donation. a player or sponsor, please email Mary
• Members from 59 of our 83 active graduating Ellen Salanger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
classes donated. Come out and meet the celebrities!
• The three most generous classes were 1964,
1971 and 1972.
• We received a total of $31,000 as of March 10
from our alumni (campaign ends June 30). There are endowment funds benefiting various pro-
• We saw 30 alumni donate as first time givers. grams within the Catholic Schools of Broome
Our 2010-2011 Alumni & Friends Annual Appeal County. Here we “spotlight” one such fund:
begins in September 2010 runs through June
2011. The Robert W. Hillis Scholarship Fund
The fund was as a testamentary gift from his aunt,
Regina Tripp, in memory of Bob. The fund
Centralizing for a Brighter FutuFuture is designated to assist students wishing to attend a
Christopher Mominey, Superintendent of Schools Catholic School in Binghamton. This year’s scholar-
for the Diocese of Syracuse, announced a reconfigu- ship was presented to Samantha Stento, the
ration plan for the Catholic Schools of Broome daughter of Frank and Monica Stento, and a gradu-
County. These actions are recommended by the Re- ate of St. John's Elementary School. Saman-
configuration Committee, a grassroots effort, and tha learned about the scholarship from family and
others and are to ensure a sustainable future for friends while seeking financial aid to continue her
our schools. The group’s work was thorough, de- education in the Catholic Schools. Samantha is a
tailed and above all it carefully kept in mind what freshman at SCC and says she is challenging her-
models of education best serve the needs of our self academically by taking courses in Physics and
students in the future. The plans for 2010-2012 are Geometry. She is also involved in extra curricular
activities including History Club, Fan Club, JV Girls
Basketball and Varsity Softball.
• For the 2010-2011 school year the Catholic
schools in Endicott (St. Joseph’s and OLS-Seton Robert's family and friends are very pleased to
Campus) will combine their operations at the cur- have his name on this fund. All seven of his chil-
rent Our Lady of Sorrows-Seton Campus. dren attended Catholic Schools and agree their fa-
ther would be proud to provide similar opportuni-
• For the 2011-2012 school year all middle
school operations will be combined at Seton Catho- ties to other deserving students. The fund is held
by the Catholic Education Foundation of the South-
lic Central High School with all 7th-12th grade stu-
ern Tier. We plan to grow the fund so others may
dents housed at this site.
receive the same opportunity as Saman-
• For the 2011-2012 the Catholic Schools of tha. Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund may
Broome County will combine the PreK-6th grades do so by contacting the Development Office at 607
operations at three sites: Saint John the Evangelist, 231-4149 or mailing donations payable to
St. James and OLS-Seton Campus. This requires “Catholic Schools Hillis Fund” to Development Of-
moving all students from St. Thomas Aquinas. fice, 70 Seminary Avenue, Binghamton, New York
May 2010 We’d Like To Hear From You Page 11
Name: ____________________________________Class of _____ School ____________________________
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Email _____________________ Home Telephone ______________ Work Telephone _________________
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Honor Someone Special Today pot⋅pour⋅ri
Customized Certificate of Appreciation Our graduates live in 12 different
This program allows current and prior students to honor a countries.
teacher, coach, staff member and/or benefactor for his or her
efforts. It seems everyone has that special person who helped in Our graduates live in 49 of the United
a special way during their time at the Catholic Schools of States.
Broome County. Well now you can let that person know just how Our eldest living graduate is from the
much you appreciate their contribution by sending them a certifi- class of 1927.
cate of appreciation. For an administrative fee of only $20 the
There are 34 graduates with the sur-
Development Office will have a certificate, suitable for framing,
name Giblin and 28 named Gallagher.
printed and delivered to that special person. To recognize that
special someone simply send payment along with a note identi- Our students pray for our alumni and
fying the person you’d like to recognize to “Development Office benefactors at every Mass.
Recognition Program”, 70 Seminary Ave, Binghamton NY The number of annual reunions is on
13905. Please make check payable to “Catholic Schools”. the rise.
The Hourigan Society
The Hourigan Society is made up of special people who care enough about our Catholic Schools to make
a commitment through estate planning. Becoming a member is easy. Simply complete this form and re-
turn it to our office and you’re a member! Development Office, 70 Seminary Ave. Binghamton, NY 13905
Name/s ___________________________________ Street ________________________________________
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Development & Alumni Affairs Office
Catholic Schools of Broome County PAID
70 Seminary Avenue BINGHAMTON, NY
Binghamton, NY 13905 Permit No. 184
“The Mission of the Development & Alumni Affairs Office is to grow resources to support the advancement and enrichment of the Catholic Schools of Broome County”