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Volume 72 | Number 3 | Spring 2007

Validating the Vision
When there are so few schools that attempt the Regis mission of an all-scholarship, leadership education for the academically gifted, a legitimate question is how we measure our success. While we have an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, we do not participate in the Regents testing program. Without boasting, the scores our students achieve on standardized tests, beginning with our own entrance exam and running through Advanced Placement exams and the SATs are already among the highest in the nation. We would expect that from the kind of student we attract. Similarly, all of our students go to college, and the colleges they attend are among the most competitive in the country. It could be easy to become a bit complacent and self-congratulatory. All schools need to avoid the former; at Regis there might be more of a temptation to the latter. In fact, our ongoing self-assessment is both holistic and comprehensive. This April Regis will finish a year and a half-long process for re-accreditation by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We have been a member of the Association since 1929, shortly after it began itself in 1921. The accreditation process occurs every ten years. The process began with our choice of an instrument for evaluation, “Reflections on Standards of Quality: A Comprehensive Curriculum Based Self-Study Guide.” This 260 page guidebook established the rationale for a large number of school committees to evaluate every program at the school from each academic department, through areas such as Finance, Governance, and Health and Safety. Committees have been meeting since the fall of 2005 to prepare reports for the accreditation visit. The next-to-last version of the book of reports runs to some 918 pages! Each area of the school is examined in light of data collected from a community wide survey (including recent alumni and parents), a review of the goals of a particular program or department, a test of the program against our mission statement, and an assessment of strengths and accomplishments. Based on that reflection, each report notes areas that need to be addressed and three to five “action steps” for the next five years.

President’s Report

James E. Buggy
Vice President for Development

Tina Throckmorton
Annual Fund Director

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3 Validating the Vision: President’s Repor t 4 A Letter from the Regis Alumni Board 5 A Pilgrimage for Our Children’s Future 6 Regis News & Notes 8 Deo Et MTA 10 Regis and China 12 Prowlings 23 Milestones 24 Calendar of Events

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John W. Prael, Jr. ‘63
Alumni Director

Edward Stenger ‘02
Alumni Communications Director

A Steering Committee, chaired by Dr, Ralph Nofi, our school psychologist, coordinated all of these efforts and worked closely with the final and essential School Improvement Plans Committee. This last Committee was charged with reviewing the whole of our self study and identifying the school-wide goals we will address in a systematic way for the next five years, until our “mid-accreditation review.” The areas we have determined to address are: 1) to establish a regular review and assessment of standing programs, 2) to strengthen our students’ Catholic identity in light of the “religious” goal of our Profile of the Regis Student at Graduation, 3) to improve the collection, analysis, and communication of data throughout the building, and 4) to expand the skills and behaviors that characterize students as “independent learners.” While any one of these goals might sound somewhat vague, each has anywhere between seven and 15 action steps, with time-lines, responsibilities, and outcomes for accountability. All of this work comes to fruition from 24-27 April when we welcome a “Validation Team” of 12 visitors from the Commission. They will be chaired by Br. James Butler, FSC, who is a member of the Christian Brothers Leadership Team responsible for their secondary schools. As the name implies, their days of visiting classes, meeting as many members of the community as possible, and reflecting on our reports has as its goal the “validation” of our self-review. In particular, they will look to see that our mission is clear and coherent, that we respond appropriately to its challenges, and that we have real and realistic plans for growth in the coming years. There is no doubt that we will be re-accredited as always. The team’s report, though, will give constructive support and criticism of our self-measures of success and our future hopes. While the whole process is a bit grueling for the Regis community, the benefits of ongoing reflection and amendment are lessons that lie at the heart of Ignatian Spirituality and the educational enterprise. So, please know there’s no “resting on our laurels” here at the school! Enjoy the rest of this issue of the RAN, and thank you for your ongoing support of our vision and mission.

Jennifer Reeder
Executive Assistant

Chelsea Glickfield
Database Manager

Thomas A. Hein ‘99
Layout & Design

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A Letter from the

Regis Alumni Board
In less than a full year’s worth of meetings, the tack that the Alumni Board is taking in service of our fellow Regians is becoming apparent. Our meetings primarily cover those social events, outreach and volunteer efforts that speak to the experience of being “men for others” long after our graduation from Regis. We’ve tended, thus far, to confine our discussion to practical concerns of planning and outreach over the coming few quarters. It is in this vein that we have covered so much ground already in reshaping and lending our support to a number of events. In an effort to help continue the intellectual connection of alumni to Regis, the Board will make a concerted effort to advertise “The Classroom Revisited” at Regis on April 21st. Participants will be able to choose a few courses from among 20 offerings by Regis faculty and alumni across a variety of fields including foreign language, film, theology, etc. Additionally, at the urging of the Board, the Alumni office continues to gather reading lists and syllabi for a sampling of current courses offered to Regis students for posting to the alumni section of the website. These materials will give some insight into the evolving subject matter making up the Regis curriculum, and may also serve to spark interest in the texts being studied. Further, the Alumni Board has advised Regis to have its technology staff determine the feasibility of adding capability to the website for alumni to post their literary and academic work of interest for public viewing. The next “Beyond the Quad” program, featuring Regians in the entertainment industry, will take place in Los Angeles on April 17th. Though the event is not open to the public, the minutes will be subsequently submitted for publication in the RAN. We welcome suggestions for future topics to be addressed in the “Beyond the Quad” series. Early board discussions of a possible retreat program for alumni have taken root. Planning is underway for a “Day of Reflection.” Fr. Mike Holleran ’67, Fr. Judge ‘80, Tom Hickey ’53, and Bernie Kilkelly ’78 are working together on the event which will focus on Adult Christianity. We expect the retreat to occur on a Saturday in September after Labor Day. The day will run from about 9am to 3pm and be comprised of a general session and guest speaker followed by smaller, break-out groups in the afternoon. Each small group will be lead by a priest or other qualified individual and focus on any of several possible topics including: family issues, bereavement, estrangement from the church, etc. The board welcomes ideas for future retreat topics. With respect to existing, annual events, the Golden Owls event will continue this year in its usual, mass and brunch format. We anticipate having a greater time period between the Golden Owls and this year’s 50th Reunion (for ’57) to strengthen attendance at the former. The Golden Owl members of the Board will be advertising the event to their classmates as it approaches. The Alumni/Senior event will be held as a breakfast on Monday, May 7th featuring presentations by alumni and staff. The breakfast will be a welcoming of the graduating senior class into the alumni ranks and those interested in participating should reach out to the Alumni office or members of the Board. The Board discussed the format of the Deo Et Patriae celebration, which will be similar to last year’s reception. It is expected that this practical solution to the growing ranks of Order of the Owl members will be able to accommodate both those who prefer a sit-down dinner experience as well as those who would prefer to mingle during the shorter program. The 2007 Regis Alumni Basketball League season is now underway. Play started in February and continues through April playoffs. The RABL, in addition to the regular games, also features a family day on March 31st at Regis with a slate of games and a reception. Discussions of the methods by which alumni are keeping in touch with fellow Regians have lead to us to recommend making greater use of Regis website for facilitating email listserves and virtual communities to bolster those existing offline and to complement the efforts of successful alumni groups like the Regis Business Network and Regis Bar Association. Such an effort would have to wait until the end of the academic year at the earliest, but alumni may presently make use of the online Alumni Database. As always, we welcome input from all alumni on ways to be of better service to the Regis community. Chris Nooney ‘00 Member of the Board Regis Alumni Association

A Pilgrimage for Our Children’s Future (or what I learned by failing)…
By Chris Lowney ‘76
On a rainy August morning, I started walking from the French border (and Pyrenees foothills) toward Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain, one of Christendom’s most famous pilgrimage sites as the traditional resting place of St. James the Apostle. Devoted RAN readers may recall that, before leaving, I sought pledgesper-mile-walked to benefit various education and healthcare charities in the developing world (most of them Jesuit-sponsored, like Jesuit Refugee Services). Because of Regis’s nascent relationship with St. Aloysius Gonzaga secondary school, all pledges I received from Regians were allocated to St. Al’s. This relatively new school, located in one of Africa’s worst slum districts in Nairobi (Kenya), is offering a wonderful secondary education to AIDS orphans, under the auspices of the Christian Life Communities, which are rooted in the Jesuit, Ignatian tradition. I planned to walk the 500 miles in under thirty days, averaging about 17 miles a day. I carried my belongings in a backpack, slept in bunks at 50-bed pilgrim hostels, blogged from internet cafes, hand-washed my clothes each night, ate lots of bread and cheese drank Spanish wines, attended mass at medieval Churches, walked by headlamp very early most mornings, and befriended fellow pilgrims from Argentina, Japan, across Europe, and elsewhere. I had little doubt I would make it all the way to Santiago. After all, as a Regis graduate and former investment banker, I’m all about “can do” and “Type A” and “strong to endure, daring though skies be dark.” But by mile 225, I was sitting in medical center at Carrion de los Condes with one badly ulcerated foot blister, a fever, and a respiratory infection requiring a course of antibiotics. Santiago or bust? Bust. My trek had gone exactly according to plan; unfortunately for my ego, however, it just hadn’t gone according to my plan. It’s God’s world, not mine. And much though I behave otherwise, I’m not in control of this world. That was one of many lessons learned (well, re-learned) during my wonderful 225-mile trek. Here’s another lesson learned: be grateful. Let me share my prayers of gratitude with you: For a beautiful journey: My last day of walking (post-ulcerated-blister but pre-respiratory crisis) was both my most painful and happiest. I knew my foot condition would prevent me from finishing. So, for once, I wasn’t thinking about clocking extra miles and getting ahead of schedule. Instead, I was grateful for the day, happy to be alive. I was gifted with one more day to walk, look at the beautiful landscape, chat with passersby, and admire the handiwork of medieval Church-builders. For generous Regians: Regians of various generations, from around the U.S. and as far away as Hong Kong, donated enough money to support ten students at St. Al’s for a year (about $8000). I’m hoping that some of them will continue to do so (and that others of you may join us going forward). What a testament to the true spirit of Regis that we alumni as a group are helping to educate through our donations not only our own “protégés” at 84th Street, but some of the world’s neediest children in Africa. For the Regis administration: When I first floated the idea of soliciting pledges for St. Al’s from Regis alumni, I told Fr. Judge and Jim Buggy

that I would (reluctantly) understand that they may not want to publicize a pledge drive that could conceivably “cannibalize” alumni donations to Regis. They completely brushed aside that concern and supported the idea unhesitatingly. I’m grateful for their “abundance mentality,” their embrace of gospel mystery that, “give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.” Amen. What we give comes back to us, if not in our pockets, then surely in our hearts. For Regis students and faculty: Regis students have themselves raised about $7,000 to support St. Al’s students through various ingenious fundraising activities. They are also actively and insightfully discussing and learning about this modern plague of AIDS in Africa. For the St. Al’s students: the real heroes of this pilgrim story are, of course, the students of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, who are determined to make a better life for themselves and therefore walk forward with hope and optimism, despite lacking even the most basic life amenities that you and I take utterly for granted. For those who are lifting me up and carrying me forward: As I trekked toward Santiago, I was well aware that many thousands of my medieval Christian ancestors had died during this same journey and lie buried all along the route. I very palpably felt I was carrying their hopes forward as I went. Now others are, metaphorically, carrying me forward on the journey I couldn’t complete: three recent Boston College graduates, for example, will this Spring undertake the same pilgrimage to Santiago to raise money for the same causes I supported. God is good. We have today. Let’s be thankful for how much we have rather than resentful over what little we lack. Brother Regians and friends, would you be willing to commit to join me in supporting not only our successor students at Regis, but also these students at St. Al’s? We alumni and students are already sending approximately 20 St. Al’s students to school: could we keep doing at least this much or more? Please email me (chrislowney@verizon.net) if you are willing to pledge ongoing support. Or, perhaps you yourself want to mount a pilgrimage to Santiago or anywhere else (from the NY subway system or to Mt. Everest!) that could become a “pilgrimage for our children’s future” (www.pocf.org). Trekking to Santiago was one of the best things I’ve ever done; I’ll definitely try it again, and would be happy to share my practical learnings with any other Regian.

Regis Alumni Board
Mr. J. Kenneth Hickman ’46, jkenhickman@verizon.net Mr. Andrew J. Hernon ’49, hernon0613@earthlink.net Mr. Thomas J. Hickey ’53, tjhickey@warpdriveonline.com Mr. John M. Morriss ’55, jmorriss11@optonline.net Mr. John F. Tweedy ’63, john.tweedy@verizon.net Rev. Michael Holleran ’67, celestial49@msn.com Mr. William J. O’Connell ’74, billo@bestweb.net Mr. Bernard J. Kilkelly ’78, bjkilkelly@gmail.com Mr. William G. Passannante ’80, wpassannante@andersonkill.com Mr. Richard W. Morgner ’88, richard.morgner@millerbuckfire.com Mr. James F. Donohue ’90, jdonohue@wrhambrecht.com Mr. John P. Morris ’98, johnpmorris@gmail.com Mr. Christopher J. Nooney ’00, chrisnooney@optonline.net


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Regis News & Notes
Regis Class of 2011
On January 6th, 2007 each of about 230 semi-finalists for admission to Regis was interviewed by two members of the Regis community of faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. From these 230 young men, around 150 were invited to join the Regis Class of 2011. This year’s class has been hailed as a strong one- some 40 or more students than last year scored in the 99th percentile on the entrance exam. The REACH program also continued its tremendous success; nine students are set to enter the Regis Class of 2011 and the remainder of the students are in strong demand for scholarships at other Jesuit schools.

Regian Serves as 2006 Jersey City Pulaski Day Parade Grand Marshall
Kenneth Jan Kwiatkowski ’69 was chosen as the 2006 Grand Marshall for Jersey City . He proudly led the Jersey City contingent on Sunday, October 1, 2006 down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan as his father, Gary, did in 1990. Ken’s family has served the community in Jersey City for many years. He is the fourth generation funeral director with Evergreen Funeral Home and Plaza Funeral Home. Chester Kwiatkowski began the family business in 1911, succeeded by Frank and Stacia Kwiatkowski who opened a second office in 1944. Ken’s parents Gary and Sue are currently active in the family business and are happy that Ken has joined them. Ken graduated from McAllister School of Mortuary Science in 2000 and received his license as a funeral director in New Jersey. He is the vicepresident of the Hudson County Funeral Directors Association and also serves as President of St. Ann’s Polish RC Church Council.

William P. Berlinghoff ’57 One of Two Recipients of MAA’s Beckenbach Book Prize
FARMINGTON, Maine – The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) announced that Oxton House authors William P. Berlinghoff ‘57 and Fernando Gouvêa are the recipients of the prestigious Beckenbach Book Prize for their co-written book Math through the Ages, A Gentle History for Teachers and Others (Expanded Edition). The prize, “Beckenbach winning authors established in 1986, is awarded Fernando Gouvea and Regis’ to an author or authors of a William Berlinghoff ‘57 distinguished, innovative book published by the MAA. The Beckenbach Book Prize is not awarded on a regular basis, but is given only when a book appears that is judged to be truly outstanding. The citation notes:

“Math Through The Ages, A Gentle History for Teachers and Others consists of twenty-five short historical sketches of important topics in general mathematics and a 54-page mathematical ‘history in a nutshell’. The graceful writing in William P. Berlinghoff and Fernando Q. Gouvêa’s short expanded edition has the great advantage of being appealingly readable to a wide audience ranging from secondary school and liberal arts students through the mathematical community’s educators and practitioners. For each of the important concepts it treats, a carefully chosen sketch concisely brings together in a single unified chapter its many centuries of development…The beautiful writing makes it difficult for a reader to put the book down, and it is inviting to jump from one historical sketch to another.” After Regis, Mr. Berlinghoff was educated at Holy Cross, Boston College, and Wesleyan University, where he received his Ph.D. in mathematics. Now retired, he was recently a Visiting Professor at Colby College in Maine. There he often taught a first-year course in mathematics for liberal arts students. Bill is author or co-author of four college texts, including A Mathematics Sampler (5th ed., Ardsley House, 2001) and The Mathematics of the Elementary Grades (Ardsley House, 1990), and was a Senior Writer of MATH Connections, a Standards-based secondary core curriculum. He currently resides in Farmington, Maine.

Regis Mentioned in National Catholic Reporter 11/3/06
Quote from Free Tuition by Tom Beaudoin: “It is not as if there are no examples today of the free Jesuit education in the United States. Regis High School in New York offers free tuition to young men fortunate enough to be accepted, combining the traditional Jesuit commitment to education for all social classes with a special consideration for those in need. Jesuit colleges and universities have much to learn from the leadership and generosity that keeps the endowment going for this Jesuit, Catholic school that, because its very existence appears to us so radical, reminds us of what should in fact be “normal” for Jesuit education.”

Article on James Nobile ’80 in Newark Star Ledger
In the January 15, 2007 issue of the Newark Star-Ledger, John P. Martin, a staff writer, published an article entitled “Prosecutor shuns the limelight”. The subject of the article is James Nobile ’80. Jim has supervised the U.S. Attorney’s Special Prosecution’s Unit for nearly a decade. This unit is charged with investigating public corruption in New Jersey and under Jim, prosecutors have won scores of convictions against politicians and businessmen. Nobile is a career prosecutor with no political roots, party affiliation or palpable aspirations, someone so respected he has kept his post under three U.S. attorneys but who humbly runs from a spotlight that he insists belongs on the investigating agents, his assistants or his boss. Nobile credits the Dominican nuns at Saint Peter and Paul grammar school and the Jesuit priests at Regis with instilling in him the discipline to learn. Those who know him say Nobile works nights and weekends, raely takes vacation, and is known for prosecuting the small, forgettable cases- like tax evasion or petty bribes- so his line assistants can focus on the bigger ones. If Nobile allows himself an indulgence, it might be sports, particularly the Mets and Jets. Most weeknights, Nobile unwinds by running four or five miles around a high school track and listening to sports talk radio.

Regis Faculty Member Fr. Anthony D. Andreassi, C.O. Ordained by Bishop Frank Caggiano ‘77
Father Anthony Andreassi, C.O. was ordained by Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano ’77 at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface in Brooklyn on Saturday, January 13, 2007. This was Bishop Caggiano’s first ordinationRegis clearly provided him with some good practice material. Father Andreassi has been a teacher of religion and history at Regis since 2003. He joined the Oratory as a brother in 2004. Around 40 priests concelebrated the Mass with Bishop Caggiano including President Philip Judge, S.J. ’80, Art Bender, S.J. ’67, Joe Lienhard, S.J. ’58, and Fr. Bob Imbelli ’56. In attendance at the ordination were Fr. Andreassi’s family, many longtime friends, parishioners from St. Boniface, and a number of students from Regis some of whom were the servers for the liturgy. Fr. Andreassi’s order, the Oratorians, have always had a close connection with the Jesuits. St. Philip Neri founded the Oratory in Rome in 1575, and he and Ignatius were friends. Anthony now continues this tradition. In his homily, Bishop Caggiano addressed Fr. Andreassi saying, “Through your ministry at Regis you are touching many…you have revealed the face of Christ. Teach courageously. Practice what you teach.”

Salvatore Rand ’51 Honored with ASTM International Lowrie B. Sargent Jr. Award
W. Conshohocken, Pa. – On January 18th, 2007, ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants honored Salvatore Rand, Ph.D., a consultant and principal of Rand Associates in Fort Myers, Fla., with the Lowrie B. Sargent Jr. Award. The committee cited Rand for his outstanding and dedicated leadership to standards development complemented by his technical understanding and communications abilities particularly in Subcommittee D02.A0 on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels. An ASTM fellow and Award of Merit recipient, Rand serves on a number of D02 technical standards-writing groups and has been involved with the committee’s work since 1980 including a stint as vice-chairman. In addition to D02, Rand is a member of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations and a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society. A graduate of Fordham University with a B.S. in Chemistry, Rand earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For much of his career, Rand was a senior consultant with Texaco Research Lab in Beacon, NY. Throughout his professional work, he has focused on fuels research and fuels test laboratory management.

Bishop Frank Caggiano ’77 and Fr. Anthony Andreassi surrounded by Regians at Fr. Andreassi’s ordination

Interested in the Regis Archives? Find Out More Online
Although the newly-formed Regis Archives is not open to the general public, the school does hope to gradually make some of its contents available to alumni in digitized format. Currently available online at www. regis-nyc.org are transcripts of the first four years of the Regis Diary, a handwritten, official document detailing daily events of note during the school year. An article regarding the contracts from the construction of the school is also online. Make sure to check the website periodically for more updates!

Father Jim Carney, SJ, ‘43
Father Jim Carney, SJ, ‘43 has informed us that he has been assigned to Murray-Weigel Hall located on the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University. Father Carney has been staying at Murray-Weigel for the past few months and is in good health now. Our retired Alumni

Moderator welcomes visitors and can arrange his schedule with advance notice. Murray-Weigel Hall is located at 515 East Fordham Road (near the Bathgate Avenue entrance to the campus), Bronx, NY 10458. Please call Father Carney at 718-430-4936 at least one day in advance if you plan to visit him.


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The Regians kicked off their journey by boarding a shuttle train at the Rockaway Park station in Queens at 3:43 p.m. on Thursday, December 28th. Confidence was high. But there was a lot of work to be done. Team members had to document train car numbers and the exact time they stopped at each and every station, as well as gather dozens of witness signatures along the way.

Tom Noone ’96 – who brought some much-needed delicacies from McDonald’s Thursday night, and coffee on Friday morning, along with his witty banter. As the sun rose and they continued to make good time, the Subway Six knew that, barring a disaster, they would break the record easily. The journey was downhill from there. The group wrapped up their trip on a No. 2 train at the Wakefield-241st Street station in the Bronx at 4:37 p.m. Friday afternoon, surrounded by well-wishers and news crews. Their final time, 24:54:03, shattered the world record by almost an hour and a half. “The best part of the experience was the teamwork among the six of us,” said Amarosa. “Whenever one person was tired or needed a break, someone else would step in right away and take over. I don’t think we could have completed the ride without everyone doing their part.” So, the hard part is over – but the group’s journey is not complete. In order to make the record official, they had to submit an extensive package of information to Guinness documenting their journey – and they’re still waiting for the record to be verified. The earliest they expect to hear from Guinness is the end of March. In the meantime, these six Regians are soaking in the satisfaction of a job well done. And by the way, the guys also managed to raise more than $2,600 for their alma mater as well.

Will they ever convene again for another record-breaking attempt? Doubtful, they say. But these six now share a bond they’ll treasure for a lifetime. “It was a unique experience, it was definitely worth 10 years of waiting for,” said Amarosa. “It was great to spend the day on the subway with other New Yorkers, with my friends and classmates. It was just an awesome experience.” And if the 2nd Avenue subway line ever does get built … well, watch out. For more information on the record setting ride, please visit rapidtransitchallenge.com.

Six classmates from 1996 break the Guinness World Record™ for riding the entire NYC Subway system.
125 St 116 St 110 St 103 St 96 St 86 St 77 St

“We rarely got a break and I never got the chance to put my iPod on and relax during the ride,” said Boyle. “We were constantly noting our log books or preparing for the next scramble through a transfer station.” In all, the group made 75 transfers. Their longest ride on a single train was 1 hour, 9 minutes and 27 seconds, on the L train. The group spent the majority of Thursday afternoon and evening blanketing the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The overnight portion of the journey was the toughest. The guys were operating on practically no sleep and little food, and limiting their liquid intake so as to avoid lots of time-consuming bathroom breaks. (Although the group had mapped out bathroom availability along their route, too). But there were also some pick-me-ups along the way. The guys got early-edition copies of the New York Daily News Friday morning, with their pictures and story featured prominently. Members of the public and MTA workers recognized them and cheered them on, even egging them on to run between transfers. And several fellow Regians hopped on board at various points in the journey to offer support, particularly

By Kieran Darcy ‘96
Some interesting topics tend to come up in conversation at Regis reunions. Religion. Politics. And even more importantly, the Regis alumni basketball league. But occasionally other topics come up as well. And at the Class of 1996’s 10-year reunion last summer, a few Regians were talking, and dreaming, big. Guinness Book of World Records big. Bill Amarosa was the ringleader. Amarosa has always been fascinated by the subway, and ever since his days at 55 East 84th Street he’d had a dream – to ride the entire New

York City subway system on a single fare, and break the record for the fastest time. That’s the kind of lofty goal that sounds a lot more attainable after a few adult beverages. But five of his classmates were still serious about it after the reunion. “I don’t think I’ll get around to running a New York City marathon,” said Michael Boyle, “so this challenge seemed like a fair enough replacement for running through all five boroughs.” Soon, plans for the historic ride were underway. To break the record, the Regians needed to stop (doors opening and closing) at each and every one of the sprawling system’s 468 stations. (There’s another record, for which

the trains don’t need to physically stop and open the doors at every station, but that’s not officially recognized by Guinness.) The previous record was 26 hours, 21 minutes and 8 seconds – set by a man named Kevin Foster back in 1989. With the help of some computer modeling, Amarosa along with his “teammates” -- Boyle, Brian Brockmeyer, Stefan Karpinski, Jason Laska and Andrew Weir, all members of the Class of ‘96 – designed a route projected to break the record by a significant margin. Weir’s scientific approach to the route planning, combined with Amarosa’s infinite knowledge of the subway system, made for an extremely efficient ride.

Facts About The Ride
Stations and Transfers:
• 75 transfers were made over the course of the run • 579 stations were visited, 111 of which were repeats • All but one of the 26 subway routes were taken, the Z train being the only omission • The route was arranged to meet the requirement of stopping at the Aqueduct Racetrack station in Queens. This station is only open on racing days (there are about 120 each year), from 11am-7pm on those days, and trains stop only in the Manhattanbound direction • Both Cortlandt Street stations are closed for longterm construction, so the Guinness rules allowed them to pass through them without stopping

A Typical Hour During the Ride Included:
• Stops at 23 stations with 19 being first time visits • 3 transfers between trains • 11.7 miles of track traveled • 4 new witness signatures collected

Speed and Distance:
• The approximate distance covered during the run was 292.2 miles of track • Only 44.3% of the 660 miles of passenger track in service were covered • Excluding transfer time, the average speed was 16.1 miles per hour • Total travel time was 18 hours, 8 minutes, 17 seconds • Total transfer and waiting time was 6 hours, 45 minutes, 46 seconds

ABOVE: Bill Amarosa points out an upcoming segment to Brian Brockmeyer while on the L Train at 2:53 a.m. LEFT: At the final station on their journey: Bill Amarosa (front) with Brian Brockmeyer, Stefan Karpinski, Andrew Weir, Jason Laska, and Michael Boyle (left to right)


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Regians in China
Mr. Acosta and the Regis Chinese Program
by Kevin Gallagher ‘07
In November of 2006, Regis was visited by a delegation of Chinese representatives from the Hanban Group of the Chinese Education Ministry who are working on the Chinese AP textbook. The Chinese AP exam will be offered for the first time in May of 2007, even though the textbook will not be available until the fall. Professors Zhu Ruiping, of Beijing Normal University, and Ma Ruojiang, of Beijing University, sat in on Mr. Acosta’s Chinese classes at Regis to witness how American students study Chinese. This was a follow-up to their initial visit in February of last year. The professors chose Regis for these visits because our school offers four levels of Chinese and because they saw the high level of accomplishment of Regis students. Over the past several months, the professors have been collaborating with Mr. Acosta on the preparation of a textbook that will be used to help students prepare for the AP exam. Mr. Acosta is one of the authors of this textbook project. One of the main purposes of Professor Ma and Professor Zhu’s visit was to get to know American students, and to try to determine what sort of lessons and reading passages they would find most interesting. Students in Mr. Acosta’s Chinese classes tested out sample materials from the Chinese AP preparation book, and provided lively feedback. These interpretations were hardly limited to the pages of the textbook. Presentations on a sample lesson about traditional Chinese sports in Chinese IV soon evolved into a pantomime of various Olympic events, with students providing commentary in Mandarin. The visiting professors were impressed by the energetic classroom atmosphere, and they later remarked that they had admired the students’ ability to express themselves in Chinese. Professors Ma and Zhu returned to China in November, but they remain in touch with Mr. Acosta as work continues on the AP textbook and supplementary materials. The AP textbook will be published by Thomson Publishers and by Beijing University Press. It will be made available to high schools across the United States by the fall of 2007. Mr. Acosta has been a teacher at Regis since September of 2001. He was hired as a teacher of French and Spanish, but he also was asked to set up a Chinese program for Regis. After obtaining his B.A. in Chinese and Modern Languages at Seton Hall University, Mr. Acosta earned his M.A. and M.Phil. (all but dissertation for the Ph.D.) in Chinese at Yale University. Later on he also earned an M.A. in French at Montclair State University and an M.A.T. in Spanish at Rutgers University. Prior to coming to Regis, Mr. Acosta taught at East Hamden (Connecticut) High School for one year; at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey, for nine years; at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey for four years. He also taught Spanish parttime at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City for one year. Mr. Acosta has written articles for the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association. He contributed thirteen translations to Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic, a book edited by Karl S.Y. Kao and published by Indiana University Press in 1985. He also wrote an article on the Ming Dynasty writer Fang Hsiao-ju for the Indiana Companion to Chinese Literature (1986), a book edited by William Nienhauser, Jr. As Chinese language studies at the high school level begin to grow in popularity, Mr. Acosta says he is confident that Regians will be able to do extraordinary things with their knowledge of the language in the coming years. By Jay Jay Loftus ‘07 During the summer before my Junior year, whilst most of my friends were either on the beach or stuck at their summer jobs, I was boarding a 747 en route to Shanghai, China where I was to spend a month studying and living as part of the Glimpses of China program. Although this program is not Regis-run, I was introduced to it by my Chinese teacher here at Regis, Mr. Pedro Acosta, and was convinced to make the trip by the upperclassmen who took it before me. Although I was skeptical at first, I can honestly say that my time in Shanghai was not only one of the most rewarding experiences during my time at Regis, but of my life as well. I was able to immerse myself in an ancient and proud culture, interacting and forming relationships with local Shanghai students on a daily basis. I took intensive Mandarin classes as well as other classes with topics ranging from ancient seal carving to China’s role in the 21st century. I was able to make lasting friendships with high school students from all over the world. The other program participants hailed from countries such as South Africa, England, and Colombia. The month flew by, and I found myself not wanting to leave. I wanted to spend more time learning and experiencing the Chinese culture, and I am certain I will return in the near future. By Tully McLoughlin ‘07 “I spent a month in Shanghai with fellow Regians Kevin Gallagher, D.J. Judd, Conor Halloran, Tim McCormick, and James Melvin. It was the furthest any of us had been from home—it is almost as far away as you can go. As a part of the Glimpses of China program, in late June we met fi fty other students from around the world to study the language and culture of China. I met some phenomenal people—there was a young lady from Belgium who spoke English, French, Spanish, and some Italian, and a young man from Mexico whose native tongue was Spanish and who decided to spend a month of his summer in, of all places, China. In class, we hearda from professors of architecture, history, theater, music, and economics. But it was the time spent in the city itself that left an indelible impression on me. It was a month of enormous learning and joy: at the nearby Trust-Mart we purchased everything from dirt-cheap ice-tea to flip-flops; in open markets we bargained for bags, T-shirts, and watches decorated with the face of Mao; and on dirt fields near the dormitories we played soccer with high-school students, practicing our new languages on each other. The language barrier held its own problems and mysteries. The food took some adjustment. But the amount of pollution in the Shanghai air produced some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. And from a small vendor on a side-street I purchased, at the going rate of eight for a dollar, the most delicious dumplings I have ever had the pleasure of eating! I wrote my college essay about my trip to China, because that summer in Shanghai opened the world to me. I recommend an adventure in China to anybody. It is unforgettable.


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anniversary with a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. They enjoyed their visits to Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas but didn’t drink the water. In 2005, Jerr y O’Neil moved to Penn National, a golf community near Gettysburg, PA. He’s started playing golf after a several year layoff. He and Joan will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary next June. He reports that they’re both in good health and do a lot of visiting with their children and their families in Buffalo, South Carolina, Iowa, and near Pittsburgh. 1948 William F. Churchill, 411 Second Avenue, Satellite Beach, FL 32937, DOODNYFL@aol.com Ray Bergan, The Ashby at McLean, McLean, VA 22101, rwbergan@aol.com We have some good news, some sad news, some goings-on, and some bios. Some good news- Fr. Joe O’Hare, S.J. has volunteered to organize arrangements for our 60th reunion. Congratulations and thanks, Joe. Joe says that he “would be happy to head up a NY based committee to plan the reunion.” You can help Joe in this work by volunteering and notifying him at any of the following: johare@fordham.edu, (212) 515-0136, 106 West 56th St, New York, NY 10019. Fr. Joe would also like to hear from you regarding what kind of program you would like to have. One of you has suggested Mass at Regis and dinner at the Lincoln Center (a oneday affair). Another has suggested Mass and dinner in one place, the Lincoln Center. Another classmate suggested a boat ride to Rye Beach and everybody do the Savoy (the favorite dance in the Bronx in 1948). One class actually did have a reunion on a boat ride around Manhattan. Please contact Joe and give him your thoughts on what you think we shoul do. Right now we need an answer to the question about when we should have the reunion- fall of 2007 or spring of 2008. Joe says “that decision is our first important question. WE NEED TO DECIDE THIS SOON IN ORDER TO ADVISE REGIS PEOPLE AND GET AN EXACT DATE.” Joe asked your class correspondents (Bill Churchill and Ray Bergan) to canvass the class and get a preference. So please Bill Churchill at: DOODNYFL@aol.com, (321) 777-1780, 411 Second Avenue, Satellite Beach, FL 32937. PLEASE ADVISE Bill Churchill ASAP. FALL OF 2007 OR SPRING OF 2008? Fr. Jack Keating, S.J. tells us that since November 2006 he has been on leave from Fordham to teach a semester-long course on “The Hebrew Prophets” at Loyola School of Theology in Manila. It is a school with over 400 students, diocesan seminarians, and members of religious orders preparing for priesthood and other ministries. Jack is grateful for the chance to reconnect with classmates in the Phillipines, including Fathers Tom Steinbugler, S.J. and Jim O’Donnell, S.J., and Denis Murphy. Jack expects to return stateside by Easter 2007. Denis Murphy has published another book. It is entitled A Woman Pope, Neanderthals, and Other Stories. This is his fourth collection of short stories. Denis has also written a novel. Denis and his wife Alicia reside in the Phillipines. He has spent much of his life in social work assisting the urban poor. Their daughter Marifel now works and studies in New York City. Some sad news- Our classmate, Tom Egan, died on October 18th, 2006 in New Jersey. Tom had been an Executive at Haskins and Sells Accounting Firm in New York City for five years.

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1938 Jim Holahan, 5 Mohegan Trail, Saddle River, NJ 07458 Mrs. Lawrence J. Durney writes: “Larry would have been so happy to see our grandson, Timothy Hudson graduate this coming spring. I’m sure he will be with us on that joyful day!” 1939 Kevin Tubridy, 3524 Taft St., Wantagh, NY 11793, k.tubridy@att.net 1940 Patrick McCarthy is still an active Dickensian, trans Dickens-L (listserv@listserv.ucsb.edu), and reports that Fr. Eddie McGrath, S.J. is still fully active in India and hopes to visit the States in June. James Toolan retired from practice of psychiatry in April. He’s now 1941 Russell K. Casey’s wife, Kathleen C. Casey, died on April 30, 2006. Please keep her in your prayers. 1942 Marjorie, wife of the late John Mooney, proudly announces the first great grandchild, Donovan Patrick Mooney, born on September 15th. This also means that Gregor y Mooney ’71 is a greatuncle. Frank Schmid writes: “It’s great to see how the REACH program is working.” 1943 Al Volpe, 52-40 39 Dr., Apt. 12-F, Woodside, NY 11377 1944 Gene Maloney, 19 Cropsey Street, Warwick, NY 10990, emaloney31@yahoo.com News from Jim O’Connell. In 2006, he was honored with a plaque and a mass, followed by a small reception, for 50 years membership in the Knights of Columbus. Jim’s son , Chris, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Seton Hall Prep for swimming. He previously was inducted into the Fairfield Univ. Hall of Fame, also for swimming. Chris is an attorney in south Jersey. Bob Lynch has been stationed at Our Lady of Peace parish in Pinedale, Wyoming since the mid 80’s. It’s a small town of 1800 people. Bob says the population will increase now that natural gas deposits have been found. He enjoys crosscountry skiing to keep in shape. Bob Rafferty proudly reports that he now has a grandson at Regis. Win Holfeld had dupuytrens contraction in both hands 2 years ago. Surgery, with extended re-hab was suggested. His son, who is a TV investigator in Florida on medical issues, found a doctor in Jupiter, Fla., who had recently learned a non-invasive procedure with minimal recovery period. He did the surgery and it was taped and shown on TV. Win says the Doctor’s business “took off.” Jim Holland doing nicely in Jersey. Enjoys visiting his 2 great-grandchildren in Ohio. Sends his best to all. Jack Scully resting and taking it easy at Fordham, recovering from surgery on both carotid arteries in the early part of this year. Gene Maloney and Barbara sold their house and moved to a Condo in the same town of Warwick, NY. Gene’s 2 daughters will be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame at Albertus Magnus High School this spring. He’s proud to see that Harvard is one of the colleges with the “most current Regis graduates.” He believes that when he entered Harvard in 1944 he was the first Regis graduate to matriculate at the school. Dan Brockway gave a talk to a group called Global Decisions in his hometown in Maryland. The topic was “Nuclear Threats from Terrorists.” Dan had worked many years as an Aerospace Consultant. Incidentally, Dan earned 2 battle stars in WWII as an artilleryman in the Battle of the Bulge and Remagen Bridge. Art Colligan says things are gong pretty well and says hello to all of his old buddies. Bill Dunn admits that he is slowing down a bit. (aren’t we all). Enjoys his Barca lounge chair and beautiful Cape Cod. John McGeechan checks in from Mahwah, New Jersey. Feeling good and sends his best to all. Bill Thor warth and Noreen enjoy the easy living at their Retirement Community home in Lansdale, Pa. Bill was recently presented with an award from the Community Board for coming to the aid of an elderly resident who was the victim of an attempted mugging. Bill pursued the assailant and subdued him with his famous ju-jitsu hold, that he was known for at Regis. When the police arrived, they took the mugger and his wheel chair to the station house for booking. The Broph would be proud of Bill. Sev Ambrosio retired from his medical practice in Parlin, NJ almost 2 years ago. His son is an Allergist in the area. Sev has joined the choir at his local parish church and is considered one of the groups leading soloists. Gene (Bud) Rooney disappeared off the radar screen for awhile. We knew he was headed up from Chile to the States in Jan. Finally, in Mar., he surfaces at the Woodstock Theological Center in Georgetown. He is looking forward to a reunion in June with fellow classmates, Jack Scully, Tom Murphy, Tom Sheridan, Bob Kelly et al who will celebrate their 50 years since ordination in the Jesuit Community. Joe Williams reports that he doesn’t get around as well as he used to. Welcome to the club, Joe. Tom Glasser doing fine in the north country in upstate NY. Still manages to keep in shape by skiing. Jack Cronin and Bud O’Mara joined the Polar Bear Club at Coney Island. That’s the group that runs into the frigid waters at Coney Island in mid winter. Bud tells us that Jack fell asleep in the water and had to be pulled out by the life guards. 1945 William J. O’Brien, 92 Riva Ave., North Brunswick, NJ 08902 William J. O’Brien and his wife attended the wedding of their granddaughter, Maria Hooks, to Matthew Alberty in Houston, Texas where she works for NASA. John P McCabe is joyfully recovering from a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery in July of 06. 1946 Roman Chapelsky, 7 Clinton Pl., Cranford, NJ 07016-1938, chapelRN@verizon.net Charles Schneider, 112 Fenway, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 James G. Barron writers: “At my venerable age, I have become a first time grandfather courtesy of my son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Amy Barron. She was born February 28, 2006. Her name in Keira Rose. 1947 Joe Miranda, 269 Sparrow Dr. Estates I, Manhasset, NY 11030, jcm59@optonline.net Diva and Jim Muller are kept very busy with 14 grandchildren and number 15 on the way. Their ages range from 1 year to 17 years, eight girls and six boys. Perhaps a future student at Regis many years off- would Jim love that! Kimiko and Hank D’Angelo celebrated their 50th wedding

Phoenix-area Regians gathered at the home of Sharon and Ollie Harper ’61 on January 24th For forty-two years, he had his own business as a Tax Accountant. Surviving are his two sons, two daughters, two grandchildren, and a sister. Dan McCabe died in December 2006 in a Pompano Beach, FL hospital after a long illness. Dan spent most of his career working for Pitney-Bowes Corp. Dan’s survivors include his sister, two nieces, and a nephew. Hank McCormack, our class president, died in Chatham, MA on February 20, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Carol, two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Hank was in charge of the Notre Dame Development Office for the New York Area. May they all Requiescant in Pace. Some goings-on- Joe Sweeting, MD reports that he has reduced his clinical medical practice but continues to teach regularly at Columbia University Medical School. In March and April of this year, Joe will be in Taiwan and China as a visiting professor at several medical schools. Like Fr. Jack Keating, Dr. Joe is hoping for an opportunity to meet our other classmates in the area of Southeast Asia. John White reports that his house escaped damage when that terrible storm went through Washington State last December. He said that, “there were a tremendous number of trees knocked down or uprooted.” Fortunately, John’s wife Carol had insisted that all the fir trees on their property be cleared before they had the hoise built. John sent us a picture of a nearby house that had ten fallen trees on top of it. In John’s planning for a possible bad storm, he had purchased a gasoline-driven engine-generator. Unfortunately, after the storm hit, all local power was lost. As a result, the local gas stations had no power to provide gasoline. John and Carol were without power for eight days. Joe Breen and his wife Allison enjoyed a mild winter in their home in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains northwest of Albany, NY until mid-January. Then a horrid ice storm hit. Power was cut off for four days. One night the outside temperature was -12 with a wind chill of -25. The generator worked hard but did not have enough juice to provide full radiant heat. The kitchen stove and the wood-burning fireplaces added some more heat to make the in-house temp a cozy 44 degrees. After power was restored, Joe and Allison rewarded themselves and went on a ten day Caribbean cruise to St. Maartin and San Juan, PR. One of Joe’s daughters, Chrissie Williams, lives in County Claire, Ireland. Joe is very proud that his grandson, Joseph Williams, was named the outstanding student last semester at Glenstat abbey, a Benedictine prep school in Limerick. Chrissie and Joseph are going to Capetown, South Africa for six weeks to teach reading to school children there. Commendable. Ray Bergan and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, have just completed their annual winter Florida vacation, with a month in Ft. Lauderdale, ten days on Marco Island, a South Caribbean cruise, stopping at Half Moon Key, St. Thomas, Aruba, Curacao, and Domenica, and finally a week in North Palm Beach. While in Ft. Lauderdale, they had lunch with Dr. Jerr y Waters ’47, older brother of the late Ed Waters. And some bio news- Len Dank. After leaving Regis, Len went to Cornell University and graduated in 1952 with a degree in zoology. Then he completed a threeyear postgraduate Medical Illustration program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He formed Medical Illustrations Company in 1958 in NYC and moved his company into St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, NYC in 1960 as Consultant Medical Illustrator and Department Head until 1983. Len has co-authored Gynecologic Operations, New York, Harper Collins, 1978, and he is the major illustrator of seven editions of the best-selling high school textbooks, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, and Principles of Human Anatomy by Gerard Tortora, New York, Harper & Row 1983-2005. Len has created illustrations and accompanying text in more than 50 books, in numerous medical journals and popular magazines. As a nationally known Medical Illustrator, Len has earned many honors and awards. His biography appears in (among others) Who’s Who in America. He lives on a horse farm in Cutchogue, in Eastern Long Island with his wife, Beryl. He also has a daughter, Mia. FINAL MESSAGE: Send your preferences, NOW to Fr. Joe O’Hare and Bill Churchill. We need to hear from you. 1949 Andy Hernon, 60 Sutton Place S., Apt.#10, New York, NY 10022, hernon0613@earthlink.net As many of you who have Internet-access know, just before Christmas Charlie Schneider ’46, the brother-in-law of Bob Groenewold, called

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me with an offer to give and ship all four of Bob’s Class Yearbooks to any member of the class who might have lost or mislaid them. Bill Storz, happily, took Charlie up on the offer. Bill in an E-mail noted: “In our 14 Navy moves (with 4 kids) my Regis year books never made it to the 14th move so I haven’t had them for some 28 years. I called Charlie Schneider … and he is going to send me the year books.” Dave O’Keeffe received a wonderful 25th wedding anniversary present in January, a letter from The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. His play, Just A Few Pennies Down, has been selected from 600 submissions as a semi-finalist for consideration in this summer’s National Playwrights Conference. If his play is one of the eight chosen, he will receive a stipend, travel, room and board for the month of July where a director and cast will work on developing the script. Dave writes: “I’m still pinching myself to see if this is some wild imagining of mine, but even if I don’t get to the finals I feel that I have at least written a half way decent comedy.” Rest assured, Dave, we are all pulling for you. Claudia and Joe Garon spent February and March in Florida after returning from a cruise on which they circumnavigated Cape Horn. Al Pinado and his wife Pat in September and October cruised the Greek Isles. On December 15th Al observed his 75th birthday but the celebration was deferred until the first week of January when three of his four children joined in the festivities. Ken Keating sent the following glad tidings: “On January 9, 2007 my wife Connie and I became grandparents for the third time. Our daughterin-law, Ingrid gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Isabella Keating. Our son, Raymond, is the proud father. For Raymond and Ingrid, Isabella is their first child.” Raymond last fall was promoted to the position of Director of Project Organization at the New York Mercantile Exchange and Ingrid is a Vice-President for Sales, Marketing and Trading in the Banknotes Department of the international bank HSBC. Rolanda Keene, daughter of Ed Romar y has done it again – she has located another of our missing classmates, Richard Geruson. To contact Rich, you can

write to him care of his son Gregory Geruson, 1008 Cypress Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046-3806. 1950 William Allingham, 5 Jill Drive, Holmdel, NJ 07733, allingb2@yahoo.com Marie and Warren C. Nolan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 2006. Their 8th grandchild, Emily Marie, was born in Virginia on Jan. 19th. Tom Farrelly has been in Seattle four years now. It’s far from NYC, but he’s seen a number of Regians come through including Jack Corrigan. Donald O’Brien writes: “On 5/28/06, St. Eleanor and I celebrated a dual anniversary50 years of marriage and my 23rd anniversary of ordination to the Diaconate. Present were 6 of our 8 children and all 16 grandchildren. So too, Laura and Rich Donovan. It was a glorious day. God is good.” We are sad to report the passing of Richie Hughes on February 24, 2007. We offer our deepest condolences to Roberta, and to Richie’s 10 children and 23 grandchildren. May he rest in peace. 1951 Donal McCarthy, 22 Shorehaven Ln., Manhasset, NY 11030-1826, finbarr@optonline.net Joseph D. Saccio’s first year of retirement has been less than satisfactory. Surgery on his left foot has terminated his mountaineering at least for the time being- the eventual outcome is uncertain. Still, he’s able to work at his sculpture studio everyday and that goes well. He says he misses caring for patients but his second career as a sculptor makes up for that loss. The 55th year party, sponsored by an anonymous benefactor, was held in December. Attending (most with spouses) were Rich Meyer, Tom Fahey, Don Butterfield, Joe Saccio, Don McCarthy, Jack Higgins, John Lawler (retired from engineering, but teaching math at St. Thomas Aquinas College), Bill O’Connor, Bob Walsh, Don DeMarco, Jack Reilly, Jim O’Rourke, Bill Foote (recently retired), Peter Mullany, Dave LaBelle, Hank Kensing, Bernie Tracey, John Ryan, and Ken Hellwig all of whom are located in the greater metropolitan area.

This year’s cooperative weather also brought Bill Hanrahan and Bob Cavalier from their upstate haunts. (This account is from memory; apologies to anyone we left out and, as usual, apologies to all the unnamed wives.) Where was everybody else? Herewith a few items that your preoccupied reporter omitted from previous Prowlings: Agnes and Sal Rand celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer. (Agnes was Sal’s date for the Regis senior prom.) Their children surprised them with a week at the Jersey Shore, and all five children, their spouses and nine grandchildren attended. One highlight of the week was a mass celebrated at a church in Wildwood Crest, during which they were presented with a scroll signed by Pope Benedict. The Summer/Fall 2006 edition of the St. John’s University Alumni Magazine recognized Rich Meyer with a cover story that briefly discussed his career but focused on his good works, specifically his substantial help in funding some of the capital costs and operations of Boys Hope Girls Hope, a unique residential program for promising students from bad neighborhoods or unstable family situations. (Rich’s generosity has had a far wider sweep than what was mentioned in the St. John’s article; as we know, he has also done a lot for Regis and for Calvary Hospital.) In October, Don McCarthy received the Silver Beaver award from the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts. This is the highest award a scout council can bestow on a volunteer leader. Don has been in Scouting for all but ten of the last 62 years, having originally joined as a boy in 1944. Dick Backe sent an email to the class requesting prayers for John Burke. I have since spoken to John. After an operation a couple of years ago, he had a recurrence in 2006 of two chordomas. If they do not grow in size, he won’t need an operation. He goes in for an MRI periodically, and – thus far – has had no growth. He is nevertheless in some pain and is unable to travel. I join with Dick in urging your prayers. Kudos to Bill Foote, who has been doing a nice job of keeping up and circulating the everchanging email address list of ’51. Many of us depend on him quite a bit. (This marks the end of McCarthy’s class notes.) 1952 James McGough, 12 Highland Ave., Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, jamcgough@optonline.net Charles A. Lynch writes: “I retired from the New Jersey Commerce Economic Growth & Tourism Commission on January 31, 2006 after eight years as Account Executive for the NJ chemical industry. Marilyn, my spouse, retired on 3/31/06 from the NJ Dept of Health & Senior Services after 23 years as Program Manager in the US/ DA-funded WIC programs.” John Keutmann’s first grandson, John, was commissioned as a 2LT in the Army at Arizona State in August. He’s at Fort Rucker, Alabama learning to fly helicopters. His dad, John, is a Captain with SWA and his uncle, Kevin, flies the airbus for FedEx. Ed Kelly is still working full-time at the Way Group, an international human resources management consulting firm. Unfortunately they have not sent him overseas on an assignment. He’s also still on the board of a concert/orchestra series. He and Kathy enjoy their grandchildren (all nearby) and overseas traveling (Salzburg and Ireland this

year). George Lardner is working on a book as an associate at the Center for the Study of the Presidency. He was awarded a residency in August at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. May the 16th marks the 55th anniversary of our graduation from Regis. It is more than appropriate that we come together once again to celebrate that auspicious happenings in our young lives and the happy friendships that evolved at 84th Street. The 16th of May (no matter what day of the week!) has become our tradition, under the leadership of Gerr y Loftus, to gather for dinner in Manhattan. The venue for many years was the Back Porch restaurant, which over time some felt was rather compressed and not very conducive to easy mingling. Last year, we met at DoTomasso - excellent Italian cuisine, private room, BUT expensive when New York prices for wine and desserts were factored into the final tab. I’ve floated the idea with some of the Class about having this year’s commoration at my home in Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County. It’s about a 50 minute train ride from Grand Central Station. Rose and I would be delighted to be hosts. Our house permits an easy flow for folks to move about. If Mother Nature cooperates with warm weather, we could enjoy our comfortable back porch (no reference to the restaurant) or spread into the back yard. Dinner would be catered, along with whatever form of sarsaparilla folks might prefer. It’s an easy format, and certainly less expensive per person than DaTomasso or most other restaurants in Manhattan. Because our 55th is literally a oncein-a-lifetime special event, the feeling has been expressed that wives and significant others (including children and grandchildren, should they be interested) definitely join in the evening’s festivities. Some guidance is sought, please: 1. May 16th is a Wednesday. Should we advance the gathering forward to the Friday, Saturday or Sunday of May 11, 12 or 13? Or, perhaps slip it back to May 18, 19 or 20? What might prove easier for travelling considerations versus other commitments? 2. Who might be interested in carpooling from Long Island, Manhattan, Jersey. Westchester, Hudson Valley? 3. Who might be interested in driving? 4. Who might prefer to come by train (Harr y DeMaio and Frank Neeson have volunteered to Run a “taxi” service fom the Philipse Manor train station to our home for those who are unable or prefer not to walk the five-minute distance) Incidentally, train service runs every hour from GCT and back to GCT. Please let me know your interest and your thoughts: jamccgough@optonline.net 1953 Thomas Hickey, 474 Kossuth St., Paramus, NJ 07652, tjhickey@warpdriveonline.com Bob Mulligan is busy enjoying his six grandchildren- ages 6 ½ to 2 years, 4 boys and 2 girls. He even finds time for tennis and skiing. In addition to his teaching duties at St. Peter’s College, Tony Aracich also acts as copastor of a Jersey City parish that boasts not one, but two churches. (John Sullivan, take note.) The first, St. Patrick’s Church, was built by Irish immigrants 140 years ago and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places; its parishioners are predominantly black and Haitian. The second, Assumption and All Saints

Due to a faculty absence, Alumni Director Jack Prael ’63 fills in as homeroom advisor for an unsuspecting group of Regians Church, was created by an earlier merger of two parishes bearing those names and whose parishioners were originally Polish and Slovak but are now predominantly Spanish-speaking Central Americans. “Keeps me moving,” Tony adds. Tom Hickey’s daughter, Rebecca Lainovic, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Providence College. Jim Shea is an active member of the St. Charles (Arlington VA) Advocacy Committee. The group sends weekly e-mail newsletters on social justice issues to 100 or so parish subscribers who are inclined to advocate on behalf of these causes. Jim has been concentrating on affordable housing and homelessness issues but also contributes to other areas of interest such as international affairs. In a recent message, for example, he wrote an article about the Buckingham Villages affordable housing redevelopment in Arlington. He also arranged for inclusion of an article on an upcoming Just War Symposium sponsored by the Arlington Diocese and arranged by a Georgetown University group. Another affordable housing project to which Jim has contributed is the Clarendon Baptist Church’s Clarendon Views, approved last month by the Arlington County Board. The Views project will provide 70 badlyneeded affordable apartments located close to a Metro station, shopping, and restaurants as well as convenient employment opportunities. The mix of apartments will enable low-to-moderate income disabled and working individuals and families to have a safe, decent and affordable place to live. The tenants will include teachers, police, firefighters and other public servants who have been increasingly priced out of the Arlington housing market. Kathy and Brian Fitzgerald celebrated their fi fth anniversary recently. Their combined family includes seven children and eleven grandchildren. Kathy is recovering nicely from knee replacement surgery and hopes to be back, pretty close to normal for the golf season. Brian reports, “Kathy has been teaching me to golf, but I’m a slow learner. I’m hoping this will be the year I break 100!” Pete Hamill’s new novel, North River, will be released in early June by Little, Brown and Company. The novel tells a love story set on the Lower West Side with the City in the grips of the Great Depression. In a panel discussion sponsored by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in early March, Pete and five other well-known New Yorkers discussed the question of how the Irish shaped New York: an appropriate run-up to our City’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. At the annual public meeting of the Académie française in Paris on November 30, 2006, Ron Tobin was awarded the Grand Prize for the promotion of French language and literature throughout the world. The prize took the form of a medal “en vermeille”, which (for us non-Francophiles) means silver on the inside and gold on the outside. The ceremony itself was very formal, as befits an institution founded in 1635 under the Bourbon monarchy. A total of 60 prizes were given, but only 25 were “Grands Prix”. This is the first Grand Prize that the Académie has bestowed on an American in ten years and the first ever to a faculty member of the University of California. While in Washington, DC, for a meeting, Ron had supper with Phyllis and Jim Shea at their home. He notes that “Not only is Phyllis a great cook and Jim a connoisseur of wine, but Phyllis entertained us with, among other melodies, the Regis anthem, from memory, on the violin. Her first musical love, the violin has now reentered her life as she plays one of the two that the Sheas own - and she is very talented. Her passion [for the violin] warmed us all on a cold northeastern night.” Ron also alerted us to a national television appearance on The People’s Court by Joe Barbosa as a friend of the victorious defendant. According to Joe, the whole thing “was a gas! My best pal runs a group house and was sued because she did not carry Direct TV.” The parties agreed to have the case tried on People’s Court, instead of Small Claims Court in Nassau County. “So instead of going out there several times for nothing, we were picked up by a limo, got made up, shot [with a camera] etc. in about 3 hours, and Lila received $500 for defending successfully. The limo drove 5 of us (including her witnesses) to lunch, at which we spent about $250 of her award.” Our most recent class gathering at Mario’s on Arthur

Chris Connell ’67, John Dunleavy, chairman of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and Greg D’Alessio ’62 at Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria, VA


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Avenue included Jack Wallace, Joe McDonald, Ken Lally, John Cannon, Bob Golden, Msgr. John Sullivan, Joe Barbosa and Tom Hickey. A final note: For many of us, 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of our college graduation. The reunion celebrations at our various alma maters will provide additional opportunities to spend time with our classmates. We might even take time out to make car pooling plans so as to attend one - or both - of the class of ‘53 55th reunions taking place in 2008: New York in late spring and Santa Barbara post-Labor Day. Please keep on sending in your news and remember to let Tom Hickey know when you change your e-mail or residential addresses. 1954 John Conroy, 180 Forest Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804, jmconroy1@aol.com William Ungvarsky, 728 Boulevard, Westfield, NJ 07090-3212 James O’Brien’s grandson John Magarian (mother Jean O’Brien) is a freshman at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA. He plays freshman football and is in the glee club which sung at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento at Christmas time. Ben Trigani reminds everyone that he is still vertical and sends his warmest regards to all his classmates. Tom Finnegan is alive and well enough in North Carolina. 1955 John Morriss, 3 Salem Pl., Valhalla, NY 10595, jmorriss11@optonline.net Ron Polant shares the following: “Enjoying our first winter in Florida. Yes the ‘Leisure Police’ came and got Bev and Ron Polant and took them to Tierra Verde, Fl. We plan to travel as long as we are able- life being uncertain. 2007 will see us in FL, Hawaii, New York, Connecticut, and Alaska.” William T. O’Lear y III is currently enjoying 8 grandchildren (6 boys, 2 girls) from his sons Bill IV and Brian. In March he expects to have two more. In March 2007, John Morriss did the Annual Fund Phonathon and was delighted to learn that all of our classmates are enjoying their post-professional career: children and

grandchildren, travel, water coloring, physical exercise, golf, teaching, research, real estate, investing, hobbies, etc. You name it, they do it! Please keep the Alumni/Development Office up to date on your present home address, home telephone number, and e-mail address. Alumni Board minutes have been sent to some e-mail addresses, which are no longer current. Thanks, as always, for your cooperation. 1956 Paul Lennon, 17 Pine Ridge Road, Larchmont, NY 10538, PaulT.Lennon@verizon.net John McLoone writes in to Prowlings: “Great 50th reunion. I’m glad I made the trip. Although I was hoping that the prize for coming the farthest would have an automatic transmission and blue metallic paint.” Jim McShane writes that he thoroughly enjoyed reading the reunion book we sent him. Jim and Carol were enroute to Burkina Faso in West Africa, to spend Christmas with their daughter, who is serving in the Peace Corps there. 1957 John Hannaway, 67 Ridge Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804, hannawayjj@aol.com Packy Lawler, 29 Division Ave., South Nyack, NY 10960, pjjal@verizon.net Florian Storch writes: “The tomato crop this year was minuscule whereas in our graduation year, I grew a record 232 pounds of tomatoes. What a tomato grower!” Bill Byrnes was married in Mid-February, with Dan Daly in attendance. Congratulations Bill, we hope you and your wife will be at the reunion. Bill Berlinghoff has been awarded the Bechenbach book prize for his most recent co-authored work: Math Through the Ages: a Gentle Guide for Teachers and Others. This prize is awarded by the Mathematics Association of America, the world’s largest society for undergraduate mathematics teachers. Peter Schineller, S.J. writes that he is looking forward to seeing old friends at the reunion and beyond, including the golf outing. Check out his new website: www.loyolajesuit.org/peterschineller. He’ll be in New York for the month of June.

1958 Gerard McKenna, 7 Hilltop Rd., Katonah, NY 10536, colmckenna0715@aol.com Thomas Ryan checks in with the following: “This year I was appointed Benefit Fund Administrator for Local 74, SEIU, and served as grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Rockaway, Queens.” Michael Napoliello submits the following: “As many of you noted in a previous edition’s In Memoriam section, our classmate, John Kruger, passed away on June 3, 2006. Ironically, this occurred on the day preceding the passing of another wonderful classmate, Don McMahon. John and I go back 51 years, starting with sophomore year at Regis, in Class 2C (also, coincidentally, the same class of Don McMahon). After Regis, we both went to Fordham and to NYU Medical School and kept in close touch since graduation. During those student years, John and I studied together, played football together, drove around the U.S., and did trips to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. John leaves behind a wonderful family – his wife Nancy and three grown children, and his sister Carroll and a myriad of friends. Friends and colleagues were represented in abundance at the funeral, in addition to a phenomenal number of patients whom he had treated over the years (John was a gastroenterologist in the Delaware Valley area of Pennsylvania/New Jersey). The attendance, the eulogies and the many side conversations were an enduring testimony to the warmth, charisma, and excellence with which he had touched so many of us. He is terribly missed but leaves behind an ocean of memories to sustain those of us who had the privilege to know him.” 1959 Leo Tymon, 6 Greenwood Rd., Mountainside, NJ 07092, ltymon@icbny.com Jack Boorman has retired (for the second time!) from the International Monetary Fund where he was Director of Policy and Special Advisor to the Managing Director. He’s now relaxing in Florida at his home on Sanibel Island and contemplating the future. John Felago, M.M. is still in California helping his parents- mom at 92 and dad at 90. A rare blessing! Chris Conroy retired from Simpson Thacher last December and started a new job as CFO in January ’06. To quote Chesterton, “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” On a sad note, John Felago sent notice in early January of the passing of our classmate Steve Agli. For those who have not read his original notice, here are some excerpts from John’s moving tribute to his friend. “I need to share with you tonight my sadness to learn yesterday [January 8] of the death of Steve Agli. I am still in some shock. I am blessed to not yet lose any immediate family members, so it is rare for me to say of a death, ‘I can’t believe it’, but this is my true feeling regarding Steve. I feel like I have lost a brother. Steve and I were rather different, our lives went in quite different directions, but we also had much in common. At times years went by without any direct contact, but partly because geographically he was the nearest classmate when I visited my parents in Yonkers, I was somehow in touch with him, if thru his wonderful mother…Steve and I actually go back to 1A together at Regis.Mr. Quinty insisted on calling him ‘Ahl-yee’ and at least to

me, he continued to refer to himself that way for the rest of his life...I don’t know how many years it took Steve to finally get his PhD on G M Hopkins, well-known Jesuit English poet - it was surely at least 20...But he stayed with it and was still able to go back to his many studies to offer a course on Great Thinkers in his final earthly home in Holy Apostles Seminary in CT...Steve struggled with pursuing a religious vocation, I believe, thru his whole life. He finally decided, entered a seminary for older vocations and was there for only a few months before his God decided Steve had suffered enough...For me, Steve’s death is a reminder again of how fast life goes by, strengthening my hope and desire that all of us use as many opportunities as we can to be together. God bless you, Steve, and soon give you total life and joy. I know you will remember us poor brothers of yours who live in hope of joining you someday. I surely will miss you. Your brother, John F” (Please contact Leo Tymon if you would like a complete copy of John’s remarks. Many thanks to those who shared their remembrances via email.) Bob Fraleigh now is retired and enjoying his ten grandchildren. Ed Montell also reports ten grandchildren. Can anyone from the class top this? Mike Shef announced the birth on January 4th of his granddaughter, Stephanie, his and Lorraine’s second grandchild. Jack Boorman recently retired from the International Monetary Fund where he was Director of Policy for 11 years. He’s now splitting time between Washington, DC and Sanibel Island, Florida. Peter Burchyns claims to have failed Retirement 101 and has returned to work on a 75% basis at the San Mateo County Office of Education, where he toiled for most of the past 30 years. Vacation time will still allow for ample time to travel and spoil the three grandchildren. In July, Chris Daly plans to trade in his professorial gear at Duquesne Univ. for some irons and woods, but hopes to keep active with some part time consultation work. 1960 Joseph Vaccarino, 49-23 216th St., Bayside, NY 11364, JVQLA@aol.com Charles Altieri writes: “I discovered I cannot retire because I have no skills other than university teaching. So I am very glad I still very much enjoy what I do.” 1961 Joseph Carlucci, 130 Barrow Street, Apt. 219, New York, NY 10014, jfcarlucci@verizon.net Barbara and Jack O’Connell will celebrate 35 years of marriage in July. Jack is semi-retired and a consultant to the Dilenschneider Group in New York. Barbara does a thriving business in her art studio. John C. Chendo recently had his poetry published in a hardbound volume, entitled “Blessing the Animals: God’s Creatures Wild and Tame” edited by Ms. Lynn L. Caruso, 2006. The ISBN# is 1-59473-145-4. John adds that he owes Mr. Jerry Kappes a debt of gratitude for introducing him to the world of poetry in his first year of studying, and Mr. Kappes’ first year of teaching, at Regis. Bob Bonnell took an early retirement from Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, NE on Dec. 31. He and Winnie have sold their house and purchased a 38’ motor home to travel the country. “I will be able to practice my avocations of scenic photography

Rich Pfeiffer ’68, Larry Ehmer ’78, Greg Tino ’78, and Joe Torregrossa ’62 at Mr. Pfeiffer’s home for the Philadelphia Regional Reunion on December 8th and writing, while seeing this beautiful country and visiting the four kids and four grandkids in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.” 1962 Ron Ferreri, 4776 Alberton Court #2702, Naples, FL 34105, rferreri@swfla.rr.com Richard Wendt retired from Towers Perrin in May, 2006 and now spends his time trying to beat the stock market and visiting his kids in Atlanta. His first grandchild, Dylan, was born in July, 2006. K.B. Meagher’s daughter Caitlin is in the 3rd year of a Ph.D. program at U. of Wisconsin. His son Evan is in his first year of ID/MBA program at Northwestern. Retirement delayed. In preparation for our 45th Anniversary and Reunion the “Regis Road Show” toured the Robert Trent Jones Trail (as in golf trail) throughout the State of Alabama. Yes, Alabama, the place to which Ron Ferreri fled in 2002. John Paxton organized the trip which began on April 12th and ended on April 19th. Greg Burke, Dave “Wild Man” Birch, Ned “Do Over” Butler, Curt “It was Supposed to Go Straight” Brand, Bob “Do they allow Georgians to play” Radics and Ron rounded out the group. Anyone attending the reunion will hear all of the gory details. 1963 John Tweedy, 26 Huron Rd., Floral Park, NY 11001-4007, john.tweedy@verizon.net John Prael, 34-06 81 St., Apt. #1, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, john.prael@gmail.com John Sesody’s son John was married on December 9th to Laura Marchisi at Sacred Heart Church in Brooklyn. Richard A. Chiarello’s father, Carmelo Joseph Chiarello, passed away October 9th, 2006 at the age of 98 (still driving until 97 years old). Daughter Stephanie married Brent Grissom on April 29th, 2006. For his own part, Dick “starred” as Jacob in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Theatre Arlington. Last year Denise and Jack Stack and Barbara and Dick Chiarello attended each other’s daughter’s wedding. Stephanie Chiarello was married in Austin TX in April, and Karen Stack tied the knot in Stamford CT in June. Notably, Jack and Dick each served as the other’s best man many years ago. 1964 Ken Beirne, 417 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2317, kjbeirne@mindspring.com Dennis Moulton, 326 E. 90th St., #4-E, New York, NY 10128, moultond@saintignatiusloyola.org Louis Scheeder is the Associate Dean of Faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Ron Malanga writes: “Rosemarie and I are enjoying retirement. We now have three grandsonsAnthony Malanga (3), Dominic Malanga (4 months) and Noah Schafer (6 months). Two oldest children, Chris and Veronica, are married and doing well. Youngest, Monica, will graduate from Northwestern in June, 2007. Louis Fuoco says: “My daughter will be married in August to Matt Landry and my son just moved out on his own and is doing very well.” 1965 George Griffith, 73 Sunset Rd., Blauvelt, NY 10913, gtg1esq@aol.com Brendan Reilly is the subject of a 15-page section of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Blink (2005). Gladwell’s prior work, Tipping Point, is one of the most influential books of the past decade. In Blink, he describes Brendan Reilly’s innovation as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Cook County Hospital. The innovation involved how to rapidly recognize and treat patients presenting with potential heart attacks in the ER. 1966 James Maguire, 419 Third Ave., #4D, New York, NY 10016, jmaguire@courts.state.ny.us Bob Mollenhauer, 225 W. 34th St., Ste. 1800, New York, NY 10122, yobob928@aol.com Charles Webel spent the fall term as Fulbright Senior Specialist in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Rome. His next book, the Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies, is to be published this winter by Routledge in London. Bob Mollehauaer’s daughter is expecting her third child. Bob has moved to Malverne,

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LI. He and Jim Maguire spent another warm Christmas on Maui. Vinny Hevern, S.J. was recently promoted to full Professor in the Le Moyne College Psychology Department where he has taught for 16 years. Lawrence Sheerin writes: “Another productive winter: Alice Quinn Mayer was born on October 28th, 2006 in Athens, GA and joins her sister Katie Rose (b. 3/6/05). Matthew James Irwin was born on February 2nd, 2007 (125 years after Jame Joyce!) in Garden City, NY and joins his brothers Brendan (b. 5/7/03) and Sean (b. 1/15/05). And now I have a basketball team! Can’t wait for 2009!” 1967 Bill Armbruster, 42 Van Wagenen Ave., Apt. 8, Jersey City, NJ 07306, billarmbruster@comcast.net Frank Prestipino’s son, Frank Jr., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida, Gainseville, FL, in August 2006. Chris Connell writes: “You New Yorkers might enjoy my pictures from Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Alexandria, Va., which claims to be the first in the nation each year. They are online at: www.kodakgallery.com/connellphotos/parade. I was the official photographer for the Ballyshaners, who put the parade on. I inherited the volunteer duties from another Regian, Greg D’Alessio ‘62, who came to my Regis alumni cocktail party last November. We got a picture of ourselves taken with John Dunleavy, the chairman of the NYC parade, at historic Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria after Saturday’s festivities. He looks like a million bucks and we look like schlubs, which I guess it is our respective positions in life.” Victor Skowronski has had a couple articles published in IEEE Computer. The first, in August 2004, was a critique of a computer software development methodology called Agile Methods. His theme was that the verbal communication style used by Agile Methods might be incompatible with the working styles of some very capable people. One example that Victor used was St. Thomas Aquinas, so quiet in college that he was called “the Dumb Ox.” Some of the comments that Mr. Skowronski received from the first article were to the effect that Agile Methods managers did

not want solitary geniuses working for them. This gave him the idea for the second article, which was that these managers were frustrated because they did not know how to communicate with these geniuses. As it turns out, he was able to use St. Thomas Aquinas as an example because he had earlier asked Arthur Bender, S.J. to recommend a biography of him. Victor says: “With a Masters Degree in both History and Theology, I knew Arthur was the perfect choice. At the time, I was interested in determining whether Aquinas’s life history was consistent with autism and Asperger Syndrome. It was. So I think we can say that my Regis education helped me with the articles.” 1968 James Sherwood, 325 Riverside Dr. #32, New York, NY 10025-4156, jcs@schlamstone.com For Fall of 2006, Carl Guarneri was at Colgate University as A. Lindsay O’Connor Visiting Professor of History. His book, America in the World: United States History in Global Context, has been published by McGraw-Hill. Terence Chorba retired from his distinguished career at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), much of which was spent overseas promoting global health in African and Asia, in May, 2006. At that point, he accepted a position as Vice President in the Applied Research Division of Macro International, Inc., with responsibility for overseeing Macro’s Global AIDS program. Jim Ross ‘65 is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the division Terry joined. Tom McCormick, who attended Regis from 1964-67 writes: “Although I never graduated from Regis (Chemistry was my Achilles heel), I still relish the time spent with so many wonderful friends, faculty and Jesuits priests who made my three years there unforgettable. The Jesuit influence was such that I landed in Omaha, Nebraska in 1968 where I attended Creighton University, graduating with a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications. After stints as a disc jockey, director or communications for Mutual of Omaha, development director for a local parish and free lance writer, I am now a

customer service specialist for a major employer in Omaha that is owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Company. I have many fond memories of Regis– playing table hockey with Gerry Purtell (With two popsicle sticks and three dimes if I remember right). Taking the subway to the George Washington bridge bus station with Bill Mullin, Rich Pfeiffer, Dennis Degnan, Dan Murphy and the rest of the New Jersey crew. Running track for Mr. Ferguson, knowing, no matter how poorly I ran, if I passed the baton to Mike Plate, we were always in the running for a medal. Mr. Clancy curling my lips so I could learn how to “twill” the “r” sound. Mass in the chapel. Walking Jug, only to find out I wasn’t supposed to be there. (I was “excused” because so many others New Jersey classmates were also late because of a major accident on the bridge. I found this out after Jug was over). And so many other great times. I would love to hear from my friends and classmates who graduated in 1968. If any Regians make the annual trek to hear Warren Buffet, aka “The Oracle of Omaha”, address shareholders at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting held in May, or if you would like to experience the treasure that is the annual College World Series held each June in Omaha, please let me know. I promise you sizzling steaks, cold beer and warm hospitality. If any of my former classmates know the whereabouts of two other close friends of mine who did not graduate with the class of ‘68– Steve Stock or Joe Molloy – I would appreciate an address. I thank John Prael for allowing this Chemistry-challenged former Regian the opportunity to be included with my class of ’68 update and sending me copies of the Alumni Newsletter. Now that I know there are other Regians here in the Omaha area, I would hope to be able to get a Regis reunion organized in the near future. I have already heard from Kevin Cassidy ’87 – also a Creighton alumnus - so ‘the wheels are turning.’ I would ask you to kindly remember my parents, who passed away recently, in your prayers as I will remember all of you in mine.” 1969 Bart Robbett, 76 Hillandale Rd., Westport, CT 06880, Bart@Robbett.com David Krol writes, “After over twenty five years of working for major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, I have moved to Prague, Czech Republic, as the Deputy Director of The Princely Collections, Lobkowicz Palace Museum, on Castle Hill in the heart of the city. The website www.lobkowicz.cz gives the remarkable history of this amazing collection (including Breughel’s Haymaking and other major paintings, the manuscripts of Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Sixth symphonies, firearms, furniture, porcelain, castles, palaces, vineyards and a brewery!) and its restitution after The Velvet Revolution. Nothing like uprooting to a new city to let you know how much stuff you have accumulated over the years!” Mike D’Angelo writes: “Our oldest daughter, Gina, is getting married June ’07. Matt is still sailing with Moran. Meredith is in her junior year at Florida State; she will be interning with Ritz-Carlton this summer. Jen is in her freshman year in the BFA Drama program at Syracuse University.

Deb and I are adjusting to the empty nest.” Lou Coglianese says it was terrific to be in the city for his son Charles’ wedding in October. The ceremony was right on the old neighborhood at 80th and Lex. The reception was at Gramercy Park. It was a day to reflect on how life, love, and learning are refreshed and renewed every year. Bill Quinn who is a Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, is currently a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. “I have been married to Tricia Reed Quinn since 1977, and we have two children: Catherine (21) and Bill (19).” Bart Robbett recently had the pleasure of working with former classmate Rich Schrader who is the New York legislative director for Natural Resources Defense Council. Rich has had an interesting career including a stint as head of NYC Department of Consumer Affairs where he took the lead in passing one of the nation’s first laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors. And, just in from John Twomey, “My wife, Uli, and I presently reside in the DC suburb of Springfield VA, where I commute daily to my vineyard labor as an IT manager in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Uli and I recently celebrated, or in her perspective, suffered, our thirtieth wedding anniversary. Our twenty-three year old daughter, Alessandra, who, though born in Texas, grew up while I was stationed in Germany with the Department of the Army, hopes to graduate this coming May from the US Coast Guard Academy, incidentally, Bernie Roan’s Alma Mater, and pursue a career in the USCG, guarding the coasts and saving lives. Not bad work. Give my best to our classmates.” 1970 Robert Leonard, 56 Highland Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928, robert.leonard@dbr.com Michael Fitzgerald’s son, a Regian of the class of 2010, has won his first medal on the track team. He also attended his first Regis vs. Xavier basketball tripleheader- from his account, it appears times haven’t changed the Regis-Xavier rivalry. J. Herbie DiFonzo received the Stanley Cohen Distinguished Award for “outstanding research in the field of family and divorce.” Tomas “Muggs” O’Dalaigh reports that Thomas J. Daly IV and Antonia Victoria Petrizzo-Daly are expecting Thomas J. Daly V in May 2007. Siobhan Erin Daly-Ruperto is expecting a boy also in May. Which grandson will be #3 and #4? CPL Martin J. Daly II, USMC has returned to Camp Le Jeune, NC after desert and urban training in California. Please keep him in your prayers. He adds, “yours truly started working at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in Hell Kitchen in October (Psych Unit & Detox).” Bruce Williamson has both sad and happy news to report. In the Spring of 2005 his marriage to Roberta Bell Williamson ended with a separation and, in early 2006, divorce. On October 14, 2006, mirabile dictu, he married Marianne C. (now)Williamson in Canandaigua, New York. Kevin Br yant was there with Joan and their daughter Annie. Annie, 10, stole the show Saturday night at an after-reception gathering that included Bruce’s daughters Erin and Sarah. Annie watched them play charades and word games, said “I know a game!”, and became the life of the party...until her bedtime an hour or two later. Kevin, Bruce, Marianne

The Beyond the Quad panel listens as Vin Maher ’73 and Ken Lynch ’63 deliver some remarks and their Australian mate Ian McNeilly toured Regis on November 4, 2006 (Admission Exam day). McNeilly, in to run the NYC Marathon the next day, sports a multi-color cap topped by a propeller. Bruce, Marianne and Kevin wore like hats in Ian’s honor. Kevin and Bruce explained to several prospective members of the Class of 2011 who gave us skeptical looks that we were Class of ‘70 and “this is what happens when you get old.” A pleasant time was had by all. 1971 Luke Garvey, 3 Ridge Road, Weston, CT 06883, ltgarvey@aol.com Roger Rooney, 203 Carrollwood Dr., Tarrytown, NY 10591, rooney414@aol.com Edward Miller continues as a psychologist at Aurora. He has a daughter who is a senior in high school and a son who is a freshman in high school so he has his hands full. He would also like to hear from anyone who visited with Bill Roethel before his untimely death last year. Alfred W. Pirovits completed the 2006 LA Marathon with a pulled hamstring, hangover, shingles, and recent infectious tick bite without training. 1972 Michael Davies, 887 Park Ave., Huntington, NY 11743-4520, mdavies1@optonline.net Kevin Farrelly, 272 First Ave., Apt. 11F, New York, NY 10009-1804, kjf@farrellylaw.com 1973 John O’Toole, 4 Haldimann Lane,Blairstown, NJ 07825, john.o’toole@morganstanley.com After many years as a partner with Dewey Ballantine, effective November 27th Tom Giegerich accepted a partner position with the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery as head of the deferral tax practice in their New York office. Bill Popovich writes: “My oldest son Bill just got a JD from Rutgers-Camden this December in 2 ½ years, after an electrical engineering degree in 3 years at Villanova. I’ll be starting at Rutgers-Camden part time as a first year law student myself, following in my son’s footsteps, this fall, after 30 years in technology, the last 20 for the East Windsor, NJ school district. My sons Bill, 24, Brian, 22, and Nick, 20, as well as my wife of 26 years, Lee Ann, and myself, were all in college at the same time a few years ago, my wife completing her bachelor’s, my sons working on their undergraduate degrees, as I finished an MBA in technology management. We have lived in Robbinsville for the last 3 years.” 1974 William O’Connell, 26 Peachtree Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567-5232, billo@bestweb.net Jim DiMartini Mandala says: “It’s interesting to watch my oldest as she goes through the college application process as a high school senior. My son is finishing up 8th grade and reminding me that I am growing old.” Bill O’Connell writes: “On December 7, I joined several members of the class of ‘74 at Polonia Restaurant on First Avenue to fete Mark Koltko-Rivera on the occasion of his 50th birthday. Mark’s wife, Kathleen, organized the affair. Jim Solloway and his wife Elaine attended as did Damian Pezzano and his wife Olya. Kudos to Peter Rivera who presented Mark with selected photos from his years at Regis. One picture from the Regis Dramatic Society brought the house down. On a serious note, Dr. Harold Takooshian, longtime Fordham Professor, surprised Mark with the presentation of a medal from American Psychological Association - Division 1, honoring Mark’s contribution to psychological theory, especially in the area of Worldview and multi-cultural psychology. We also learned that Kathleen will soon be joining the Fordham family when she embarks on her doctoral studies in counseling psychology. Needless to say, a grand time was had by all! On a personal note, my wife Lynne has recently joined Fordham in the capacity of Assistant Dean of Admissions at Fordham College of Liberal Studies at Tarrytown.” 1975 Steve Tranchina, 124 Dartmouth Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030, satmd@hotmail.com Michael Del Rosso, 2404 Old Ballard Farm Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901, m.j.delrosso@ieee.org

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1976 Neil Grealy, 17 Overlook Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, grealc@ldcorp.com Joe Bringman writes: “June 2006 brought to an end my 3-year term as a King County Bar Association trustee (including one year as Secretary). At the KCBA Annual Dinner, I received the 2006 President’s Award “for Distinguished and Exemplary Service” to KCBA, in recognition of my contributions, while a trustee, to the efforts of the Audit Committee (which I chaired), and subcommittees on task forces addressing issues of judicial campaign standards, allocation of judges to different divisions of the King County District Court, and same-sex marriage. No longer a trustee, I’ve been using my “leisure” time to write articles- profiles, really- concerning some of the more prominent local lawyers. I’m currently working on one concerning William Neukom, President-Elect of the ABA, which will appear in the January 2007 Bar Bulletin. As to non-leisure time, it’s mostly a combination of securities, antitrust and other complex commercial litigation at Perkins Coie, where I’ve been practicing law for the last 21+ years.” 1977 James Shanahan, MD, 37 Crystal Farm Rd., Warwick, NY 10990-3028, shanahan@warwick.net Michael Gutierez is Standard and Poors director of U.S. servicer evaluations. He was recently honored by the National Hispanic Corporate Achiever Organization as their 2006 Corporate Achiever. He was featured in an article in The World, the news letter for McGraw- Hill Company, and was honored at a banquet at The Waldorf Astoria. Congratulations Mike! 1978 Bernie Kilkelly, 595 Scranton Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563, bjkilkelly@gmail.com Jim Baldassarre has worked overseas (England 3 years and Italy 2 years) and has traveled throughout Europe with his family. He’s back in the states and still travels extensively. He’s the proud father of two girls and one boy. Stan

Parchin has been researching the lost painting “Leda and the Swan” by Italian High Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) for an upcoming article on About.com, The New York Times Company’s’ educational website. His scholarly essay, “Sacred and Profane: Christian Imagery and Witchcraft in Prints by Hans Baldung Grien,” is now available by link from Wikipedia. Robert Spring ‘58, Stan’s neighbor who shares many of his academic interests, just gave him brand new Encyclopedia Britannica software on European paintings and museums. Father Ray Sweitzer. S.J. ‘63 is happily teaching German and Latin at Fordham Preparatory (High) School in The Bronx. Gregory Rapisarda, retired (?) Dean of Regis’ faculty, enjoys tutoring some of our alma mater’s present students in Spanish. Bob Marraccino, who teaches at City University of New YorkHunter College, looks forward to the opening of the new Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History. Jack Fowler of “The National Review” checks in periodically from his publishing duties. Both Regians and their families are doing quite well. Fresh from her successful Venezuelan Consulate gallery opening with five of her contemporaries (opposite St. Patrick’s Cathedral off Fifth Avenue), Hilda O’ConnellHarris has more students in her Senior Year Studio Art course. She continues to nurture Matisse (what else?), her German Shepherd/ Beagle mix pup; “Matty” will turn two this April. Chicago’s Armando Pauker contacted Stan about taking Clara, his eight-year-old daughter, to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And Jerrold Kappes ‘52, past English teacher of “Landmarks in Literature” fame and director of an uproarious production of “The Mikado” by Gilbert & Sullivan, resurfaced “sans scrim” at Regis this past January. 1979 Richard Weber, 176 Broadway, #4F, New York, NY 10038, rick.weber@mccann.com Mike McConnell continues at Stanford as an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine doing imaging research and clinical work. He and

Lena Wu had their 15th anniversary this year and spent a week on the Big Island. His daughters Kelly and Mia are now 11 and 8. 1980 William Passannante, 7 Hook Rd, Rye, NY 10580, wpassannante@andersonkill.com Peter Schiano writes: “We now have 2 teenage boys, so we’ve assumed crash positions. Still doing process control engineering with Siemens outside Philly. Lisa & I have gotten sucked into the local zydeco dance cult which helps keep us in shape.” Mike McLoughlin sends in the following: “My wife, Jennifer, and I and our two sons, Evan, 5, and Kyle, 2, recently moved from Providence, RI to Pittsburgh, in order to be closer to Jennifer’s family who live here. I’m enjoying my new job as a psychologist at Allegheny Children’s Initiative and adjusting to life in ‘Steeler country.’ Pittsburgh’s a very hilly and surprisingly treefilled city with lots of great things to do with kids. It’s also kind of cool having a 26 yearold mayor- Luke Ravenstahl”. Dr. Giuseppe (Joe) Del Priore is the lead author of a study related to uterine transplants for young female cancer patients, which was discussed in the January 30 edition of the New York Times at F5. 1981 Robert Schirling, 63-46 252 St., Little Neck, NY 11362, rschirling@nyc.rr.com Romeo B. Mateo is currently living in Westchester, New York with his wife Zora and two boys: Vincent and Stephen. His email is romeobmateo@optonline.net. He’d love to hear from old friends anywhere in the country. 1982 John McGuinness, 175 Union Avenue, Apt E102, Rutherford, NJ 07070-3520 john.o.mcguinness@jpmorgan.com Lt Col Gene Zuratynsky was deployed to Afghanistan in October and will be serving there until April of this year. He is an Air Force security police officer. Please pray for Dan McGrath’s father who passed away on March 11th, 2006. Sean Reddington is living in Montclair with his wife, Hollie. They have 3 children- Paige (8), Grace (6) and Callum (3). He’s looking forward to catching up with the class at the 25th reunion. 1983 Joseph Accetta, 140 Grand St., 9th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601, jsaccetta@aol.com John J. Zipay writes: “I am still working on the Space Shuttle tile repair project, have participated in a lunar lander study and am working on the requirements for the spacecraft that will go back to the Moon. I also played the King and choreographed the sword fight for a local production of Hamlet.” Gerard Forster writes: “Believe it or not, my daughter Janine is now a Junior at Whittier College, in Calif., and just spent the fall semester as an intern at the United Nations in NYC with the UN High Commission on Refugees. I got to visit her several times over the semester and was impressed at how quickly she has become a New Yorker. My son Patrick will be graduating high school this year and then my wife and I will be ‘empty nesters.’ Does that make you guys feel old or what? I know it makes me feel that way.”

1984 Emanuel Grillo, 130 Aldershot Lane, Manhasset, NY 11030, lgrillo@optonline.net Michael Murphy, 102 Park Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596, mickmurph@hotmail.com 1985 Thomas Flood, 5 Reed Avenue, Floral Park, NY 11001, tflood@rcdob.org Joseph G. DiMare is presently working as a statistician for mlb.com. Edward Straka married Yuko in Hawaii last September 19th. They’ll continue to live and work in Tokyo. He’s still at Citigroup and Yuko is still working for JAL as a flight attendant. 1986 Robert Sciarrone, 3158 Perry Ave. #5B, Bronx, NY 10467-4137, rob_bxny@yahoo.com 1987 John Wing, 309 Avenue C, #10B, New York, NY 10009-1606, johnw@tzell.com 1988 John Middleton, 411 E. 53rd St., Apt. 8G, New York, NY 10022, jrmiddleton92@post.harvard.edu Bill McGeveran writes: “I’ve moved (in 2006) to St. Paul, Minnesota where I’m a law professor at the University of Minnesota (teaching civil procedure, data privacy, and intellectual property), and survived open-heart surgery. Big year. My wife and I have fun with 3-year old Estella.” Keith Murphy retired from the FDNY in July 2006. He’s currently a full time stay-athome dad for Gretchen, and she has him working harder than ever! 1989 Joseph Macchiarola, 91 Adams Street, Garden City, NY 11530, joseph.macchiarola@thehartford.com Jeremy Clifford and his wife Laura have moved to Watertown, CT and are now teaching at the Taft school. Aldina and David Kennedy are happy to announce the birth of Jonah Declan Vazao Kennedy on January 17th, 2006. 1990 James Donohue, 59 West 76th St. Apt. 4E, New York, NY 10023-1553, jdonohue@wrhambrecht.com Joseph Sciabica, 62 Verbena Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001, jsciabica@wagroupllc.com John Farrelly shares the following news: “On April 13, 2006, Aileen and I had our fourth child, Aileen Mary Farrelly. Aileen Mary’s godfather is Kevin Moclair. Big sisters, Ellen (9) and Clare (6) and big brother, Sean (3) are great with their new baby sister.” Jim Wilson will be getting married to Michele Tate on May 12 in DC. Kevin Moclair reports the birth of his third son, Aidan Joseph, on June 6, 2006. He joins Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. Jason Creux married Kathryn Young of Houston, TX on July 2, 2006 in Hastings-On-Hudson, NY. Kathryn works as a Speech Pathologist at the Westchester School for Special Children in Yonkers, and Jason works as a Systems Engineer for Instinet Incorporated in Manhattan. They live in Bronxville, NY. Woody Victor writes that he is currently the Director of On-Air Operations for Black Entertainment Television. Ricky Kullen got married 1/13/07 to Vicki Casker, in sunny Jupiter, FL. The wedding took place on the beach

“Attendees at the wedding of Emma Brazier and Peter Buff ’91 included Tom Downey ’91, Jonathan Iwaskow ’91, best man Paul Henninger ’93, Jose Marquez ’91, Fr. Dan O’Reilly ’93 who celebrated the wedding, James McGovern ’91, Tim O’Reilly ’91, and Peter Henninger ’98” at sunset. They were joined in the ceremony by ring bearers Dakota and Daniel, and flower girls Morgan and Alexandra. The celebration included other Regis alumni: Mike Kullen ‘92 with wife Kathy, Mike Lorraine with wife Stephanie, and Mark Reilly. Chris Ocampo and his wife, Iris Kassem, had their first child on January 3. His name is Ryan Kassem Ocampo, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 4oz. Eddie Gamara is busy trying to do the Hollywood thing, setting up film and TV projects. Ed writes that, “The big buzz out here is ‘hedge funds,’ so if any of those fiscally successful Regians out there want to get in the game, I’d love to chat - eddiegamarra@hotmail.com.” 1991 Chris Caslin, 770 Elm Ave., River Edge, NJ 07091, ccaslin@coleschotz.com Nolan Shanahan, 61 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ 07059, Nolan@TheShanahans.org Tom Rodi is expecting #2 this May. Terr y Wilson and his wife are expecting their first child June 29th. Elizabeth and Todd Cosenza had their first child, Matthew Todd, on September 15, 2006. On December 16th, 2006 Peter Buff married Emma Brazier in Cambridgeshire, England. The couple live in London. Among those attending included Tom Downey, Jonathan Iwaskow, best man Paul Henninger ‘93, Jose Marquez, Father Dan O’Reilly ‘93 who celebrated the wedding, James McGovern, Tim O’Reilly and Peter Henninger ’98. 1992 Michael McCarthy, 76-15 35th Avenue, Apt. 2-P, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, mccarthym@stpetersprep.org Major Christopher Dougherty is separated from active Air Force after 10 years as a pilot- 4 tours in Iraq, landed in North Korea, now flying for the Delaware National Guard and looking for commercial pilot slots. Cedric G. Heraux and his wife recently bought their first house in East Lansing, MI, and Cedric started work at the University of Michigan. Any Regians in the area are welcome to look him up. Tim Gallen was recently named to the Strategic Planning Committee for the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling. His big news, though, is that he recently became engaged to be married to Susan Naab, an alumna of St. Joseph’s University and a production editor with the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. 1993 Brendan Loonam, 227 E. 88th Street, Apt. 5W, New York, NY 10128-3398, Loonambk@yahoo.com Daniel Roche, 600 West 246th St., Apt. 409, Bronx, NY 10471, droche@talkpoint.com Brian Fodera recently graduated from USC Law School and passed the California Bar. Denis Reilly left Kodak in January after working there for more than eight year. He moved to a smaller company, Spectracom Corporation, which is also in Rochester, NY. Abner Louissaint, M.D. PhD from Cornell, is at Mass General Hospital in Boston with his wife Dr. Angelica Louissaint. Dave LoRe got engaged to Amber Field on February 23rd. The wedding is tentatively scheduled for April or May of 2008. Christian Talbot recently had the chance to catch up with Andy Lee in Palo Alto, CA while he was there attending the JSEA Seminars in Ignatian Leadership. Christian will be moderating the third “Beyond the Quad” roundtable discussion in Los Angeles on April 17th. The topic is the entertainment industry. He’s also written two psychological thrillers and is currently looking for a literary agent. In his spare time, he rescues kittens from burning buildings. Barrett Comiskey writes: “Jojo (wife), Lia (stepdaughter) and I have been here in Shanghai for about 2.5 years now, and I’m happy to report we are well settled in, personally and professionally. I was recently in Boston, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company we started out of undergrad in ‘97, E Ink. E Ink is doing well, with products in the market by Sony, Lexar, and Motorola. E Ink is also a customer of my current company Nicobar – we’ve built most of the manufacturing infrastructure here in China and still support E Ink on production and logistics – it’s been rewarding for me to see the technology through from conception to very high volume. Our newer company (Nicobar Group) is

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also doing well, we have offices in Shanghai and NYC and a good mix of clients. We’re working on interesting problems in manufacturing, logistics, and international investments. You can check out the website at www.nicobargroup.com. MOST IMPORTANTLY – it’s sometimes lonely over here on the other side of the world, so PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH! Technology has dropped the cost so much, so stay close. EMAIL: bc@nicobargroup.com”

1994 Christian Browne, 16 Main Street, Apt. 2N, East Rockaway, NY 11518, cb9498@yahoo.com Basil Kolani, 403 Pacific Street #3, Brooklyn, NY 11217, bkolani@mac.com Paul McGuire is a freelance writer from Las Vegas. He covered the 2005 and 2006 World Series of Poker for Fox Sports and Poker Player Newspaper. He recently returned from a month long assignment in Melbourne, Australia where he covered the Aussie Millions poker tournament. He’s a partner in LasVegasVegas.com. Dana and Jeff Briscoe announce the birth of their third child, Joseph Thomas Briscoe, born October 10th, 2006 in Port Charlotte, Florida. Joey now joins son Jimmy, age 4, and daughter Anna, age 2, in a crowded, loud, but very blessed household! Frank Martignetti submits the following online: “I’m in my second year of teaching college as an adjunct, at the University of Bridgeport. I love it! I direct the University Singers and Chamber Singers, give lessons, and teach one class a semester in music or music education. It’s great! I’m in my fourth year at High School in the Community in New Haven, where I was hired to start a music program from scratch in 2003. It’s been rough, but it’s finally there. There are a few aspects of it that are suspiciously like Band/Chorus... This past spring, the New Haven Symphony gave me their Excellence in Music Teaching Award. That was humbling, as it usually goes to much more experienced people. I’m living in New Haven (a great town these days) and have room for guests if anyone is passing though!”

1995 Stephen McGrath, 1421 Hemlock Farms, Hawley, PA 18428-9067, sdm25@columbia.edu John Zadrozny, 57 Montague Street, #8K, Brooklyn, NY 11201, zadroznyj@dany.nyc.gov Frank R. Cowan, IV will transfer to the Naval Postgraduate School in March 2007 to study electrical engineering for the next two years. Michael O’Brien has moved to Hackensack, NJ 07601, 310 Prospect Ave, Apt 404 (212-228-4262). He continues his employment where he began as an intern when he was 18. He is now a director at Blackrock Finance and played a key role in the recent merger with Merrill Lynch. Joe King’s father, Joseph P. King, passed away on February 2, 2007. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Regis in his name. Please keep his family in your prayers. Paul Zummo was married to Lauren Streusand in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, February 17, 2007. John A. Zadrozny performed best man duties (and somehow managed to not lose the rings on the way to the church), while Mike Francis served as one of several of Paul’s groomsmen. Other Regians in attendance at the wedding included Denis Brogan, Imre Knausz, Rich O’Connor, Spencer Reames, Rob Votin, and Ted LaBarbera ‘94. Michael Francis send the following: “Greetings! I’m writing to announce the birth of Samantha Grace Francis, born November 27, 2006. Wife Kim and big brother Alex are quite happy fawning all over her, though we are not quite as happy to be experiencing sleep deprivation again. I’ve posted pictures at my blog, http://francaseplace. blogspot.com. In addition, I also began the MBA program at Georgia State University. I continue to work for Bank of America after a promotion earlier this year into the Business Capital (Risk) department. We are all doing quite well here in Atlanta, so if you happen to be in town, drop by!” 1996 Michael Boyle, 349 Village Pointe Dr., Apt C, Akron, OH 44313, boylemj@gmail.com Brian Lennon, 40 Sutton Place, Apt. 5F, New York, NY 10022, brlennon@gmail.com

Luis Gutierrez is living in Chicago and attending Northwestern University part-time pursuing his MBA. Stefan Karpinski is still out on the left coast working away on his graduate studies and longing to move back to the east coast soon. 1997 John Rossiello, im2bigred@yahoo.com 1998 Daniel Kirchoff, 180 West 82nd Street, New York, NY 10024, ddk2107@columbia.edu John Morris, 33-55 14th Street, Apt 4C, Long Island City, NY 11106, johnpmorris@gmail.com Jerr y Carita just got back from Austin, TX where he was producing a pilot for MTV. This is his second producer role for MTV. Between creating trashy reality TV programs, Jerry works as a location scout for such network shows as “Love Monkey” for CBS and “The Black Donnellys” for NBC. He is planning a trip to Mardi Gras this year along with fellow alum James Veneruso. Joe Kondel finished his MS in Computer Science at Fordham University, a feat made more impressive by his being located in Washington, DC, where he works at NASA Headquarters. Jesse Saviola has become a master of the 3am wakeup call, a result of working in production on Law & Order: SVU. Mike Griffin has matriculated at his third Jesuit school, this time as a graduate student in Fordham’s MBA program. Russell Capone is working at the New York office of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. Matthew Connolly will start working at the Nassau County DA’s office after graduating from Hofstra Law this May. Mike Zanetti writes from Chicago, “I moved from Germany to Chicago and bought a place in Naperville. I also transferred my commission from active duty Army to the National Guard and now I am training future officers for service in Iraq and Afghanistan. I accepted a management position with Caterpillar and have been working there (quite a bit I might add!) since midDecember. Beyond the necessary settling in, my next big event is that I will be getting married on September 29th, 2007. So all in all, lots going on but definitely very positive across the board.” Rich Paulis is practicing emergency medicine at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. He’ll be getting married on September 8, 2007, to Lisa Asgaonkar, whom he met while the two were students at Albany Medical School. Lisa is a physician at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia, where she’s completing her residency in radiology. 1999 Tom Hein, 5 Midland Gardens, Apt. 4G, Bronxville, NY 10708, tomhein@heindesign.org Brian Hughes, 149 Park Drive North, Staten Island, NY 10314, RWiggum99@aol.com Andy Horner is working in the Marketing & Communications Department of the New York Mets. 2000 Chris Nooney, 359 East 62nd St., Apt 3B, New York, NY 10021, chrisnooney@optonline.net Daniel Shapiro is still living in the Seattle area and working on the new, upcoming 787 “Dreamliner” for the Boeing Company. John Witkiewicz reports that life is good in Colorado. He is teaching Theology full-time at Arrupe Jesuit High School in Northwest Denver, coaching the

Soccer team, and doing his best to mold ‘young men and women for others.’ He is getting married in June of this year to Kelsey Hanno in Boulder, CO and hopefully heading back East after a stint down in Mexico. He’s divided his time between freeing his heels in the mountains, playing indoor soccer, and organizing and executing eccentric pub crawls. He spent some time last summer in Northern India and might be in the market for a degree in counseling in the near future. His Subaru is still alive, though he no longer drives it in the mountains. He hopes everyone is well. Chris O’Lear y is finishing up his 2L year at BC Law and will be a summer associate at Thacher Proffitt & Wood in NYC. Jim Walsh is nearing completion of his final year at Brooklyn Law and looks forward to starting a career in the Real Estate Development arena. Denis Lyons and Angela Cogswell are engaged to be married this September in Cape Cod. The two have been together since their undergraduate days at Georgetown. Adding to anecdotal evidence that there is something in the water at G-town, fellow Regian and Hoya, Kevin Bailey proposed to his undergraduate sweetheart, Mary Dombrowski on December 9th. Fortunately for him, she accepted, and the pair plan to wed on December 15th, 2007 in New Haven, CT. Intellectual journeyman Neil Toomey has accepted a new role as School Affairs Coordinator at the Harlem Success Academy, a charter school run under the stewardship of former NYC Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz. The school opened to an inaugural class of 150 K-1st graders and will expand one grade per year until it is fully K-8. 2001 Kevin Galligan, 19 Rutgers Pl., Scarsdale, NY 10583, Kevin.Galligan@hotmail.com Mike Schimel, 16-59 155th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357, MMSchimel@aol.com Peter James Cook graduated from Yale in 2005 (along with Kevin Abels and Mike Palmieri) and majored in History and Theater. He spent the 2005-2006 school year at Regis as an Alumnus Mentor. Summer 2006 saw him in a directing internship sponsored by Drama League at Hanger Theater in Ithaca. He’s currently acting in and directing plays around NYC, including “Hell House,” for fun, not money. Tom Corsillo is currently working as an Assistant Account Executive at the Marino Organization, a public relations firm located in midtown Manhattan. 2002 Anthony Manganiello, mangan@cooper.edu John Donodeo, Manhattan College class of 2006, was recently accepted for a full-time position with AIG, a global investment firm in NYC. Greg Gencarello, Hamilton College ’06 Phi Beta Kappa, was awarded The Edwin B. Lee, Jr. Prize in Asian History/Asian Studies and The Jeffrey P. Mass Prize in Japanese History from the college. Bobby Heaney has been awarded a full, 3 year scholarship to the New England School of Law in Boston. Ted Stenger has been awarded a scholarship of sorts to study well-crafted beer under the tutelage of Jack Prael ’63. 2003 Bennett Chan, bcc2101@columbia.edu Mathias B. Weiden will graduate from Holy Cross in May 2007, after majoring in Economics,

Pablo Torre ’03 (center) leads a scholarly discussion amidst the masses at College JUG Night at Regis on December 27th with a minor in German. Mathias is the captain of the Holy Cross crew team. Evan SimkoBednarski writes: “Chris Stanton and I spent the week of New Year’s in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, assessing and gutting flood damaged houses so that they can be rebuilt. This was my fourth trip to the ninth, and Chris’ first. If any Regians are interested in doing hurricane relief work, or coming along on a grand southern roadtrip should I make a fi fth visit, please email me at esimkobednar@wesleyan.edu. An all-Regian house-gutting crew, complete with crowbars, respirators and collared shirts, would be a sight to be seen.” Nicholas Zimick and John Latella will be Alumni Mentors in the AMP program for the 2007-2008 school year, while Nick applies to Medical School and John figures out Law School. 2004 Chris Seneca, cjs58@georgetown.edu Michael Nanna is a junior at Colgate University – premed. Dean’s List 04-06, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Co-Editor Sports Section Colgate Maroon, Co-Captain Baseball Club, Biology Honor Society. Thanks Regis! 2005 Kevin Bowles, kbb25@georgetown.edu Peter Gallotta, PeteNYC343@aol.com 2006 Edward Walsh, etw5@georgetown.edu Daniel Denicola, dan.denicola@gmail.com

Marriages Bruce Williamson ’70 and Marianne C. Williamson on October 14, 2006 Jason Creux ’90 and Kathryn Young on July 2, 2006 Richard Kullen ’90 and Vicki Casker on January 13, 2007 Peter Buff ’91 and Emma Frazier on December 16, 2006 Paul Zummo ’95 and Lauren Streusand on February 17, 2007 Births Jonah Declan Vazao on January 17, 2006 to Aldina and David Kennedy ‘89 Aileen Mary on April 13, 2006 to Aileen and John Farrelly ‘90 Aidan Joseph on June 6, 2006 to Dyan and Kevin Moclair ‘90 Ryan Kassem on January 3, 2007 to Iris and Chris Ocampo ‘90 Matthew Todd on September 15, 2006 to Elizabeth and Todd Cosenza ‘91 Joseph Thomas on October 10, 2006 to Dana and Jeff Briscoe ‘94 Samantha Grace on November 27, 2006 to Kim and Michael Francis ‘95 Deaths Charles W. Lynch ’30 on March 3, 2007 Harry P. Cronin ’32 on December 6, 2006 William P. Richardson ’34 on January 21, 2007 James J. Brant ’35 on September 20, 2006 Robert J. Fitzgerald ’35 on January 18, 2007 Harold T. Broderick ’40 on December 19, 2006 Robert F. Walsh ’41 on August 18, 2006 Daniel L. McCabe ’48 in December, 2006

Faculty members take part in “Faculty Feud,” a Family Feud take-off organized by the student government. Teams competed to find out who best knew Regis trivia- the winners received the proceeds from the audience of students to donate to a charity of their choice

Henry A. McCormack ’48 on February 20, 2007 J. Richard Hughes ’50 on February 24, 2007 William F. O’Leary ’55 on March 4, 2007 Stephen M. Agli ’59 on January 8, 2007 Robert D. Juliano ’67 on October 15, 2006 Gerald P. Jeromski ’68 on December 18, 2006 John P. Suozzo ’68 on December 3, 2005

Calendar of Events
April 14 April 19-22 April 21 April 21 April 28 May 4 June 9 June 16 5 Year Reunions at Regis for the Classes of 1977 and 1992 Regis Alumni Events in San Francisco The Classroom Revisited at Regis 5 Year Reunions at Regis for the Classes of 1962, 1972, & 1987 5 Year Reunion for the Class of 1967 Vision to Lead Celebration at Regis 5 Year Reunions at Regis for the Classes of 1997 and 2002 Class of 1957’s 50th Reunion at Regis

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