44 was on his way out to meet some of the cousins... the Feeneys, McGarritys and Furhmans, but of course -- I was early. So I stopped by Hawk Hill to take a look at the progress of Hagan Arena, formerly known as the affordable Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
44 was on his way out to meet some of the cousins... the Feeneys, McGarritys and Furhmans, but of course -- I was early. So I stopped by Hawk Hill to take a look at the progress of Hagan Arena, formerly known as the affordable Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando is evaluating All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson for a possible return to the Magic lineup for the NBA finals that begin Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Magic spokesman Joel Glass said on Sunday that Nelson's rehabilitation from a shoulder injury is ahead of schedule but that his status remains uncertain.
Nelson has been out since early February with what had been called a season-ending shoulder tear.
Magic president Bob Vander Weide told The Orlando Sentinel after Saturday's win against Cleveland that he wanted Nelson to take another MRI and consult with doctors for a possible comeback.
Nelson has been working out and has said he has full range of motion. But Magic general manager Otis Smith has repeatedly said there is no way Nelson could return this season.
Nelson might return Orlando is evaluating all-star point guard Jameer Nelson, the former St. Joseph's and Chester High star, for a possible return for the NBA Finals that begin Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Magic spokesman Joel Glass said yesterday that Nelson's rehabilitation from a right-shoulder injury is ahead of schedule.
Nelson has been out since February with what had been called a season-ending shoulder tear.
Magic president Bob Vander Weide told the Orlando Sentinel after Saturday's win over Cleveland that he wanted Nelson to have another MRI and consult with doctors for a possible comeback.
Nelson has been working out and has said he has full range of motion. But Magic general manager Otis Smith has said there is no way Nelson could return this season.
Fortunate we were to end our season with Mass at the Jesuit Residence Chapel concelebrated by Bill Byron, SJ and Jim Moore, SJ. Thank you again for your time and spiritual direction. We know it wasn't easy.
Every Saturday, at 7:00 AM... for two years, for a guy who doesn't like to get up too early, who has to work every other Saturday 10-10... you better believe that there was something else besides my alarm clock getting me up at 5:30 -- yup, must have been the Holy Spirit!
Gratus to Tim Klarich for the invite -- he wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. Many regrets, and a new nickname, for that one.
Fr. Moore, SJ!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thank you to the many individuals who were able to join us for the Seating Program presentation and discussion sessions that were held this week. We are grateful for your commitment to Hawk Basketball. As we continue to evaluate the seating program, please know that many of the recommended changes to the program are under discussion.
We look forward to updating you on the program after an additional session scheduled for late next week is held. Updated information on the program will be forwarded to you and available on sjuhawks.com the week of June 8th.
Formal written correspondence on the implementation of the Seating Program will still be sent to you by July 24, with the seat selection process to begin by September 1.
In the interim, please feel free to email questions to Nino Vanin at email@example.com.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
To be fair we first have to set the table. The Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse was dedicated in 1949. To give you an idea of the time passage -- Wilt Chamberlain was then 13 years old. Today in college basketball there is, of sorts, an arms race. We are a smaller, Catholic, Jesuit school with a small alumni base (i.e. no government money or 100,000 rich alums). What we've done up until this point on Hawk Hill has been nothing short of miraculous. Our gym has been described as a high school gym, a band box, and the facilities outside the court may have been one of the worst in the Atlantic 10 (one I might add that no one really wanted to play in - for fear of losing). My alma mater, Holy Ghost Prep, has nicer locker rooms. My office at home is twice the size as Phil's, and can't accommodate anyone over 6'3" either. What has been done, NCAAs, NITs, #1 ranking... has been done with smoke, mirrors, great coaching and perhaps even better recruiting. To continue to compete we needed to upgrade. No question about it.
Weight rooms, the Jameer Nelson Locker Room, the Delonte West Players' Lounge, Phil's new palatial office that can now welcome 7 footers -- all were "musts" to keep up with the Jones. Again the arms race... everyone else has it, so we have to have it. As we well know it can be the little things that attract a certain recruit, and with college hoops getting one or two guys can make the difference. There was debate on whether to build a new facility (90 Million) or upgrade the facilities and add another 1,00 seats for a third of that. Since we are an academic institution with a basketball team, and not the reverse, I'm happy we did what we did. I'd rather spend the additional money on expanding the campus (Maquire), renovate the Science Center and Library, build new dorms, and offer more in scholarship dollars to deserving students than have a brand new place. While the joke is that Jesuit schools are known for their great basketball teams -- it is not at the expense of academics.
So there you have it. The Hagan will be dedicated on October 17th, and we'll open against Drexel on November 13th. We will now have a refurbished FH that the team needed and we all wanted. I hope it is worth the cost, to all of us.
The following from my buddy 6th Man. For more feedback click Hawk Hoops - Priority Seating Program for Hagan Arena..
Well, I was really impressed that Nino spent time at UConn which apparently has "set the standard" in college basketball. Not a good start. Thank God for Katie Shields or it could have gotten ugly in there tonight.babystinkbreath - given the 40% current giving rate, I think if young alums are willing to make a donation ($100 on top of ticket price gets you in the house) many will be able to get in. I think this plan will cause some people who have been hanging onto seats for years that they barely use, to depart. I think tickets will be made available. But I do hear you - they didn't seem to really have any plan to bring in new blood. The current plan rewards longevity and affluence, which makes sense. But if you can't get your foot in the door, you don't get the chance to establish longevity.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I began teaching school and that was when St. Joe's called and asked me to
replace a coach who was taking personal leave for a year. I had to interview
with Father Blee, who had just fired Jack McKinney, an extremely successful
coach at St. Joe's. It had caused a monumental uproar and the local papers were
calling him an ogre, so I dreaded our meeting. He hired me.Our team's moderator,
Father Ross, and I wound up coaching St. Joe's for two years. He was a wonderful
man who accompanied the team and said mass on road trips.
During one particular road trip - I couldn't have been more than 23 years old at the time - there was a knock on my hotel door and it was Father Ross. He handed me a bottle of White Label Scotch. I said, "Father, I don't drink." And he said, "My dear, if you stay in this profession, you might consider it." To this day, I still have that bottle, unopened. Those are the kind of people that mentored me.
Dr. Jack Ramsay, Class of 1949, Head Coach of Saint Joseph's Basketball team from 1955 to 1966, guided his teams to ten post-season tournaments. One of his many honors was to be inducted into the Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame at the Institute for International Sport in June 2003. In this photo, are two players from the Class of 1964, Jim Lynam and Jim Boyle (bottom right), who later became Head Coaches for Saint Joseph's Basketball. Fr. Emory Ross, SJ in right in the middle next to Dr. Jack.
We are thrilled to share with you that the coaches and returning players, along with our Sports Information Staff, have moved into their new offices. The Basketball Center is nearly complete and is already humming with activity. We look forward to officially announcing the name of the center in the coming weeks - and we think you will be pleased!
Work on the Hagan Arena is moving along at a rapid pace with construction on time and plans already underway to dedicate the arena on Saturday, October 17th. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for what promises to be a memorable event.As we have shared with you at various times over the last season, we will be initiating a Priority Seating program for the Hagan Arena and we are committed to having the seating complete well in advance of the opening game scheduled for Friday, November 13th against Drexel.
As we look to move this process along, we invite you to join us for an information session that will address many of your questions and also encourage you to provide feedback on the program.
Information sessions have been scheduled for:Tuesday, May 26th, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Mandeville Teletorium and Wednesday, May 27th, 8am - 9:30am Mandeville Room 111Please RSVP to Eileen Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be available.
Katie Shields, Assistant Vice President
College B-ball Coach Recites Rosary Before Games
Phil Martelli, the popular and successful coach of the St. Joseph’s University men’s basketball team (And my alma mater) does have his quirks.
He revealed some of them April 10 at a St. Martin of Tours School communion breakfast in which Archbishop Edward J. Adams, class of 1958, was inducted into the school’s new Hall of Fame.
Martelli said that on game days, he’s a bundle of nerves. He wonders: Has he fully prepared the team? Most of the time he doesn’t go in to his office, doesn’t shower or shave or eat, or even talk much, until the last minute before leaving home for the game.
But once Martelli is at the basketball arena, things change. Alone in the locker room, he calms down, recites a rosary, and says a prayer to St. Joseph. Finally, he takes a dog-eared old memorial card out of his pocket and recites the prayer to St. Michael printed on the back.
This is a fascinating story from the Catholic Standard and Times about a great basketball coach who won National Coach of the Year in 2004 and how friendship and mentorship and faith all played a role in his life.
It's a good story about a man I've had the pleasure of talking to a few times and who seems like a good and loyal man.
May 18, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Saint Joseph's head men's basketball coach Phil Martelli has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Ethics Coalition, an independent committee of current and former basketball coaches. The group will be charged with promoting ethical conduct through leadership, education and mentoring.
The newly established NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Ethics Coalition held its first meeting last week in Indianapolis. The coalition board will consist of 14 members, including 11 head men's basketball coaches, two assistant coaches and one former head coach.
Members of the coalition board in addition to Martelli are: John Beilein, Michigan (chair); Jeff Capel, Oklahoma; Johnny Dawkins, Stanford; Dave Odom, University of South Carolina (former head coach); Al Skinner, Boston College; Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt; Brad Stevens, Butler; Gary Stewart, UC Davis; and Doug Wojcik, Tulsa. Two assistant coaches, a current head coach, and a former head coach will be added to the coalition in the near future.
"Coaches have as large a role in improving the men's basketball environment as anyone and it's important to hold each other accountable," said John Beilein, University of Michigan head men's basketball coach and chair of the coalition. "The majority of coaches want to make the right decisions and stay competitive in an ethical manner. This new coalition provides a needed opportunity for us to examine ethical issues and provide a forum for discussion to make so many areas of our great game even better." The coalition board will identify key rules and issues that challenge the coaching community in making ethical decisions. The board will provide guidance about those types of issues and serve as mentors and as a resource for the men's basketball community.
St. Joseph’s Phil Martelli, the man who coached guards for both clubs – Orlando’s Jameer Nelson and the Cavs’ Delonte West – was on hand in Cleveland for Friday night’s Game 2.
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Okay, okay, I know that this is somewhat inside-baseball, but I also know that there are several readers who are interested in things Jesuit, and, also, not a few Jesuits who read this blog (and even more who read the mag). In any event, as the General Congregation winds down, here is something that has so far gone unremarked upon. (Or upon which has gone unremarked.)
That is, Father General seems to have decided--at least for now--not to wear a cassock.
A little history may be helpful. St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, never wished for the members of the Society of Jesus to have any distinctive garb, as did most other religious orders of the time. His idea was that the Jesuits should wear the dress of a "priest in good standing" in the locale. The Constitutions note that the clothing we wear should be "first...proper; second, conformed to the usage of the country in residence [or "not altogether different"]; and third, in keeping with the poverty we profess." [Const. 577] Elsewhere, in what are called our Complimentary Norms, it states plainly "there is no specified habit." His thinking seemed to be that Jesuits would dress as other priests did in the region, out of a sense of modesty and poverty, and in solidarity with the rest of the clergy.
Of course time and tradition took over and soon (for just how soon you might want to consult some Jesuit historians) there was in fact a distinctive Jesuit habit: a long black cassock tied together with a black cincture or belt (as opposed to the diocesan version with its long row of buttons.) This gave rise to the term "the long black line." Many American high school and college students who attended Jesuits schools from the 1940s through the 1960s would know that silhouette instantly. And it’s what you see most of the Jesuit saints wearing in statuary, on holy cards, and in stained-glass windows. It passed from use some time after the Second Vatican Council.
There are plenty of good reasons for a distinctive religious habit. First, it makes the question of what to wear rather simple. (And with a habit, there’s less of a need to do much clothes shopping.) Second, it is a sign to the larger world about the very presence of men living in a religious order. Third, it ties the Jesuits back to all those who wore the habit in centuries past. I’ve only worn the habit twice. (And that’s two more times than most of my Jesuit brothers.) First, when I was working with street gangs in the housing projects of inner-city Chicago during philosophy studies. (The person running the ministry said that simply wearing a black clerical shirt would not do: a more distinctive garb was needed so we wouldn’t, in his words, "get shot at.") When I first saw myself in the mirror, all I could think of was St. Isaac Jogues.
Interestingly, the gang members called us "Blackrobes," just as the Native Americans did in New France in the 17th century. The second time was in Lourdes, on my first visit there with the Order of Malta. Two Jesuits and I mistakenly thought they were required at the shrine, so we desperately scrounged some up--to subsequent acclaim from the Knights and Dames of Malta.
Both times I felt very Jesuit wearing the cassock, and thought a great deal of all the heroic Jesuits who wore them, including the saints and blesseds. At the same time, I felt extremely anachronistic, since, like it or not, Jesuit priests and brothers in the States don’t wear them any longer.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., the Superior General from 1983 until the election of Father Nicolas, from what I understand, continued to wear the habit as part of the more recent tradition of Jesuit Fathers General. (He may also, for all I know, have worn it in his previous jobs in the Near East and in Rome.) But Father Kolvenbach was one of only a handful of Jesuits I’ve met in the last 20 years who still wore one.
I’ve no idea whether the new Jesuit Superior General will return to the cassock, but for now I’m happy that Father Nicolas is wearing the garb of the priests of our day and eschewing a habit in favor the simple Roman collar and suit. It seems modest and "proper," and closely aligned with what St. Ignatius intended. (And for that matter, the Holy See, since the Constitutions are, technically, a Vatican document.)
While some were surprised that Father Nicolas showed up to meet Pope Benedict XVI sans cassock, it reminded me of the need for the Jesuits to use every means to adhere to St. Ignatius’s idea of "this least Society," and it seemed a humble thing to do before the pope, and before the world.
Friday, May 22, 2009
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will host the Father of the Year Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 11 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. The event is an opportunity to recognize men who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives while achieving a high level of success in their careers, as well as being outstanding role models for their children. Since 1999, the Father's Day Council has partnered with the ADA to host this wonderful event and together have raised more than $10 million to benefit the ADA's mission - to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
I receive your emails and since you are in touch with the SJU community I would love it if you could mention it in your next email (I know it is the offseason). I am a graduate of SJU and so is our co-chair of the event Kevin R. Boyle, Esq. and we love the SJU community to get involved.
Here is the website: American Diabetes Association
Thanks for your help!
Donna M. Burke
Father of the Year 2009 Anthony Conti
Anthony Conti - Managing Partner, Philadelphia Office - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Tony Conti is the Managing Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia and joined the firm in 1973 and was admitted to the Partnership in 1980.
Tony is a native Philadelphian and a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Temple University.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
We cannot blame the president for this one. During his campaign for president, Mr. Obama spoke honestly about the aggressive pro-choice agenda he intended to pursue -- as he assured Planned Parenthood, he was "about playing offense," not defense -- and his actions have been consistent with that pledge. If only our nation's premier Catholic university were as forthright in advancing its principles as Mr. Obama has been for his.
We've been here before. In his response to an inquiry from this reporter, Dennis Brown, the university's spokesman, wisely ignored a question asking whether "ambiguity" would be the word to describe a similar decision in 1984 to give Mario Cuomo, then governor of New York, the Notre Dame platform he so famously used to advance his personally-opposed-but argument. Or the decision a few years later to bestow its highest Catholic award on Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, another supporter of legal abortion. It seems that whenever Democratic leaders find themselves in trouble over their party's abortion record, some Notre Dame honor or platform will be forthcoming to provide the needed cover.
Probably Notre Dame is rich enough that it can safely thumb its institutional nose at the 70 or so bishops who publicly challenged the university for flouting their guidelines on such invitations. Nor can we expect much from Notre Dame's trustees. At a time when Americans all across this country have declared themselves "yea" or "nay" on the Obama invite, the reaction of Notre Dame's board is less the roar of the lion than the silence of the lambs.
Pro-lifers are used to this. They know their stand makes them unglamorous. They find themselves a stumbling block to Democratic progressives -- and unwelcome at the Republican country club. And they are especially desperate for the support of institutions willing to engage in the clear, thoughtful and unembarrassed way that even Mr. Obama says we should.
With its billions in endowment and its prestigious name, Notre Dame ought to be in the lead here. But when asked for examples illuminating the university's unambiguous support for unborn life, Mr. Brown could provide only four: help for pregnant students who want to carry their babies to term, student volunteer work for pregnant women at local shelters, prayer mentions at campus Masses, and lectures such as a seminar on life issues.
These are all well and good, but they also highlight the poverty of Notre Dame's institutional witness. At Notre Dame today, there is no pro-life organization -- in size, in funding, in prestige -- that compares with the many centers, institutes and so forth dedicated to other important issues ranging from peace and justice to protecting the environment. Perhaps this explains why a number of pro-life professors tell me they must not be quoted by name, lest they face career retaliation.
The one institute that does put the culture of life at the heart of its work, moreover -- the Center for Ethics and Culture -- doesn't even merit a link under the "Faith and Service" section on the university's Web site. The point is this: When Notre Dame doesn't dress for the game, the field is left to those like Randall Terry who create a spectacle and declare their contempt for civil and respectful witness.
In the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, there is a wonderful photograph of Father Ted Hesburgh -- then Notre Dame president -- linking hands with Martin Luther King Jr. at a 1964 civil-rights rally at Chicago's Soldier Field. Today, nearly four decades and 50 million abortions after Roe v. Wade, there is no photograph of similar prominence of any Notre Dame president taking a lead at any of the annual marches for life.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
You ought to obtain a copy of Alex's student address at the SJU graduation on Saturday and then forward to your loyal e-mail friends. It was quite good and was delivered very well by Alex.
I aim to please ;-) Here's the speech from our girl... a smart young lady, a pretty young lady, and not a bad basketball player (according to her). We are all proud of her, and all her friends who are leaving Hawk Hill ;-( Will have the video for you once Shannon gets back from Georgia.
Yes, the time has come at last. It seems like only weeks ago that we sat on this very same field for orientation. And yet here we sit again, clad in our caps and gowns, surrounded by smiles and tears. Some of us crying because we’re saying goodbye to the best time of our lives, and some of the parents crying because their kids are coming back home.
Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I love to tell stories. And so, that’s where I will begin. When I first came to St. Joseph’s University, it was not what I had expected. I was not sure that I fit in with the people, and I began to second guess my decision to come here. And as the cost of tuition increased, so did my chances of transferring. My dad, a Hawk alumn himself, started to come here every other week to take me out and cheer me up over dinner. At the end of the meal, in another crowded restaurant, he would look at me and say the same thing. It was something so simple, that I didn’t take it seriously at first. He said, “Are you picking up the check?”
Then we would laugh, and he would give me the best piece of advice I have ever received. He would say, “Go to the Fieldhouse.” The Fieldhouse? I didn’t understand at first what he was actually telling me. What did this archaic gym, the soon to be refurbished Hagan Arena, have that could help me? I finally took his advice seriously and went there to play basketball, and I had an epiphany. I realized that what my dad had actually been telling me all along was to seek out activities that incorporated my passions, which would lead me to find others who shared in my interests as well. It soon became an everyday expedition for me, going to the Fieldhouse and playing ball with people I met there. It was through my participation in sports and clubs that I was able to find my niche at St. Joseph’s, and its what allowed me to fall in love with the University and its people.
Now, in the subsequent 4 years here, a multitude of historical events occurred both at St. Joe’s, and in the so-called “real world.” Hm… the real world. Something has always bothered me about people referring to life after college as this “real world,” as if college is some sort of isolated utopia. Though college may not be as rigorous as the real world, there is a lot of reality that we have experienced as well. In the words of the great Charles Dickens, in these past 4 years, it has been the best of times, and the worst of times. I would like to now recap on a few events to put this into perspective.
In the “real world”:
- the United States engaged in an ongoing war in the Middle East
- Bob Barker retired from the Price is Right
- In the real world, the subprime mortgage crisis and banking industry exploded
- Michael Phelps took home 8 gold medals from China
- And, EVERYONE learned how to do the Soulja boy dance
- In the real world, a man landed a crashing plane in the Hudson River
- The first African American President was elected
- The Phillies won the World Series
- And, there was a serious epidemic of Facebook addiction
- Sourin dorms continued to be without air conditioning
- We completed four years with having a total of only 2 snow days
- Finnessey field administered serious turf burn
- We mastered the art of procrastination
- We had friends and family members pass away
- We had teachers that made a lasting impact
- We got lost finding our first class in Barbelin
- We heard the word “preeminent” and the phrase “men and women for others” over a thousand times
- We went to Hand in Hand or helped the community in some way
- And lastly, we had roommate disputes, and lost and found friends with whom we made everlasting memories
We are entering a new stage in our lives at a time of great economic turmoil and uncertainty. Looking to your left and right are the concerned faces of those without jobs, and of those with jobs who are unsure of how long they will get to keep them.
But, do not be discouraged. This too, shall pass.
Trust that in your time here at SJU, you have been equipped with the skills and talents to face all of life’s curve balls that will inevitably get thrown your way.
And so, to send you off on this day of our graduation, I wish upon all of you the blessings of hope in these hard times. Hope and faith that you will find your niche in this infamous new campus called the “real world”, and that you will surround yourself with the right tools and people such that you will have a positive impact on yourself, your family and your community.
John Prendergast, SJC '67, husband of Ann, father of Kristen, SJU '96 and Kelly, friend of 44
A special intention for Rich Brennan, SJU '81
Trish McCarty, daughter of Barb McCarty - friend of 44 and Novaboy
Intention for a special friend of Thomas Carmody, SJU '81, / Al Hollingsworth, friend of Art Berrodin, SJC '63
Patricia Heesen, mother of Andrew Heesen, SJU '95 / Anthony Conroy, father of David Conroy, SJU '96
Michael, nephew of Sister Joan Noreen, OLME / Kyra Simone Rettew, daughter of David Rettew, SJU '88
Theresa Klarich, wife of Steve Klarich, LaSalle '76 / Stephen Lineman, SJU '80, husband of Julie Lineman
Peggy McKenna, friend of Rich Devine, SJU '81 / Dave Fabry, SJU '04, friend of Kathy Klarich
Merrill King, friend of Randall Kiernan, SJU '82
Thomas Brennan, Scranton, '71, husband of Corinne, Misericordia, '69, father of Sara Brazil, SJU '01 and Tommy Brennan, SJU '05
Bill White, friend of Kathy MacDonald / Jack Mc Kenna, SJC '59. father in law of Mike Mc Nulty, SJU '85
Leo Carlin III, grandson of Leo Carlin, SJC '59 and Robert Groggin, SJC '58
For the soon to be born child of Becky and Mark Annen, friends of Steve Klarich, SJU '99
Robert R. Stroman, SJC '73, friend of John Lindros, SJC '71
Brian Hickey, friend of Michael Regan / Christine Beck, president of the Gesu School
Mary Katherine Olley, daughter of Michael Olley, SJU '85
Loretta Mullin, wife of Jerry Mullin, SJC '59, mother of Carolann Mullin-Leuthy SJC '79 and Loretta Mullin-Kenney, SJU '82,
sister-in-law of Stan Glowacki, SJC '57, grandmother of Corinne Vile, SJU '06.
Mike Caramanico, husband of Nancy (Curtis) Caramanico, SJU '83, '03, nephew of John Deeney, SJ, father of Danny, Julie, SJU '07 and Michael, SJU '13, sister-in-law of Mary Gill, brother-in-law of John Gill, SJC '67, brother-in-law of Thomas Curtis, Drexel '75, brother-in-law of John Curtis, SJU '81, uncle of John Gill, SJU '00, Stephanie Curtis, SJU '08, Anna Maloney, Fordham, '00.
Nicole (Schmid) Davis, SJU '99, sister of Rick Schmid, Scranton '95, Sean Schmid, SJU '98, and Patrick Schmid SJU '01
Peggy McFadden and Steve Cambetti, friends of Jim McLaughlin, SJC, '70
Sheldon Moskovitz, Scranton '49, uncle of Melvyn Freid, Drexel '80
Michael Scanlon, Nova '83, husband of Kathy Gormley Scanlon, SJU '82
John Dougherty, friend of Bernie Cunniffe, SJC '71, Rich Brennan, SJU '81 & Rick Davis, SJU '81
Christine Grosso, SJU '99 and her special friend / Marguerite McGarrity, aunt of Lucinda Brzozowski
Cpl. Matthew Sondermann, USMC / Martha Francese, grandmother of Lisa Griese, GMU '91
Marc Mandeville, URI '95, SJU '04, friend of Rick Davis, SJU '81 / Noah Hawks, friend of Marcella Petrarca, PSU '85
Daniel Harrer, SJC '62, brother of William, SJC '58, friend of Peter Urbaitis, SJC '64
A special intention for Joseph Ruggieri, Nova '76 / Jane Stone, friend of Corinne Brennan
Joseph McCarthy, SJU '79, friend of Brian Murphy, SJC '78 / Ellen Levy, aunt of Stephanie Graff, SJU '04
The Bartolomeo Family Thomas Bonner, Nova '70, friend of Michael Korolishin, SJC '70
Jason Early, friend of David Owsik, SJC '70/ Fr. Michael Hegarty, LaSalle '66, friend of 44 and Novaboy
Thomas Curtis, grandfather of John Gill, SJU '00, Jen Gill Angelucci, SJU '97, Julie
Caramanico, SJU '07, and Stephanie Curtis, SJU '08, father of John Curtis, SJU '81
and Nancy Caramanico, SJU '83, father in law of John Gill, SJC '67.
Dorella Brown, grandmother of Steve Kelly, SJP '98 / Frank Lannon, aunt of Patty Martin
Peter Reid, SJU '97, husband, of Jennifer (Gregoire) Reid, SJU '98
John Calathes, Jr., twin brother of Pat Calathes, SJU '08, son of John Calathes and Dee Calathes McCord
Hazel Lynam, mother of Jimmy Lynam, SJC '64 and mother in law of Don DiJulia, SJC '67
Jean Ramsay, wife of Jack Ramsay, SJC '49 / Kay Carlin, wife of Leo Carlin, SJC '59
Sr. Kathleen Klarich, RSM, sister of Tim Klarich, SJC '75, aunt of Steve, SJU '03,
Mary Kate, SJU '05, Maureen, SJU '07, Tim, SJU '09, and, Brian SJU '11.
Mickey Witcofsky, father of Mary Brady, father in law of Matt Brady.