FF Michael Cawley Benefit 4/6/19

St. Ann's Communion Breakfast 6/2/19

Stanner Golf Classic 5/6/19

Stanner Hall of Fame 3/23/19

Fashion Show 3/24/19

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Contest Details: Be the first to name at least 3 people in the photo above and you win a Molloy t-shirt! Email jsommo@molloyhs.org and include your name, address & shirt size. Winners will be announced in the following issue, and answers will be displayed as captions in a photo featured below.. Congrats to our latest winner: Carmine Coletti ’81!


Stanners are invited to watch the Online Lenten Retreat series presented by Marist Young Adults USA. The link for their week 1 video is below. The video features Molly Healy, a graduate of Marist High School in Chicago.

Week 1

Lenten Reflection by Br. Pat Hogan

Now that Lent has begun, as Marists of Champagnat let’s turn our focus on Mary and her relationship with Jesus and the Marist community and institutions. Marcellin himself, aware of his personal limitations and realizing that his newly founded community was growing quickly, entrusted all of us to Mary when he called her “Our Ordinary Resource” …. “Go to her whenever you are in need,” he told the brothers.

Today, in a church facing challenges, let us face the task of our own spiritual renewal during this period of Lent. Certainly, we can take pride in the fact that with God’s grace we have come a long way on our spiritual journey, but we must be aware that an equally difficult path lies ahead.

The work of preparing our Marist Life for a new world has been hampered at times by half-commitments, self-preoccupation, and a reluctance to change. The model of Mary at the Annunciation presents a sharp contrast to these ways of thinking and acting. Her commitment was whole-hearted, her spirit open to God’s will, her ability to change is a model for us to imitate. We can assume also that once God’s messenger moved on, that doubt and questions did not disappear. What would make us believe that our situation should be any different?

By engaging Mary in the work of renewal as a fellow pilgrim and guide, we will not only be enlisting her aid, but also hopefully taking on her spirit of faith and openness to God’s will. Let us not take this step, however, unless we are willing to deal with its consequences. For if we express to the mother of Jesus our keen desire to work for the full renewal of our Marist Life, chances are that she will accept our offer. The question remains: What should our relationship with Mary look like in the 21st century? I would like to have this formidable woman of faith in my life in a way that makes sense to me as an adult.

In a male dominated Church, we have not always considered the reality of women in the church. This resulted in an unrealistic image of Mary as the “ideal woman” missing entirely the reality of Mary as mother of Jesus and the young girl from Nazareth. The genuine life of Mary forces us to follow her through the dusty paths of her native Galilee; to draw wrinkles on her face, put an apron over the immaculate robe, see her drawing water from the well with the other women at the well, watching her as she kneads the flour to make bread, breast feeding her son, patching old cloths, and washing the floor. The reality is that Mary was unschooled, poor and powerless, promised in marriage, and living in an obscure village in an occupied country. IN SPITE OF ALL THIS: Mary knew how to listen attentively to God’s messenger with a generous heart. Think of the ramifications of her Fiat. Now formulate for yourself an image of Mary that you can relate to and talk to as well.

— Br. Pat Hogan, FMS
Alumni Spiritual Director

Read about Stanners currently making headlines!

Champagnat Society 

Billy Mitaritonna ’90 

Khalid Moore ’18 

Cayla Kumar ’20 

Sports Round-Up 

Molloy History 

Azi Paybarah ’96 

Matt Grogan ’08 

Kevin Grogan ’03 

Since 1892, the gifts of grateful alumni, proud parents, and like-minded friends have allowed Archbishop Molloy High School to become a premier college preparatory school rooted in faith and taught in the humble Marist traditions. Gifts made through the Fund For Molloy provide opportunities for the Stanner family to support and advance our mission and connect the generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends with areas of need around Molloy.

From scholarships to student research; campus beautification to student life activities; faculty support to capital projects, your support provides the resources necessary to ensure that our present is secure and our future remains bright. Without you, the traditions, purpose, values, and outstanding academics and athletics we provide would not exist. We are truly thankful for your commitment to our mission.

Click Here for past event photo galleries, or view our most recent event galleries below:

Molloy Wine Tasting ’19 

Badges Night ’19 

Thanksgiving Liturgy ’18 

Stanner Reunion 11/3

Molloy Oktoberfest 

Walk/Run for Karina 

St. Ann’s Breakfast 

Golf: North Hills 

Golf: Plandome 

Golf: North Hempstead 

Graduation ’18 

Get connected with Molloy’s professional alumni networks! Follow us on LinkedIn.com or contact us at (718) 441-9210 for more information.

The Stanner Alumni Center works with alumni to host events, spread news and promote Stanner businesses. If you have a personal or professional accomplishment to your credit, or any Molloy or alumni news that you would like us to include in The Beehive, please share it! We hope you will keep us updated on your latest Stanner stories. Email alumni@molloyhs.org.

The Beehive – 5/4/18

Stanner Golf Classic  DOWNLOAD 2018 GOLF JOURNAL

After many months of planning, we are very excited to host Molloy’s 32nd annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic this Monday, May 7th! Over 300 golfers are expected to play at North Hills, Plandome, and North Hempstead Country – and the weather looks good! We would also like to acknowledge our alumni and friends who are scheduled to volunteer at this year’s outing. Without you, our volunteers, this annual event would not run as smoothly as our golfers have come to expect.

Before the day gets underway, we would like to invite our community to download our 2018 GOLF JOURNAL. This year’s journal is filled with information about the Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic, including everything you need to know about our 2018 Chairman Robert Rossi ’81. In addition, many of the pages within feature ads donated by Stanner-friendly businesses from around the tri-state area. Please take a moment to browse the journal (in PDF format) to learn more about the Stanner Golf Classic and about the many businesses and individuals that have proudly supported this year’s event.

If you are scheduled to golf on Monday and have any questions, please contact 718.441.9210 or email mrizzotti@molloyhs.org.


Fundamental Advisors LP Host Latest Stanner Networking Event

The Stanner Alumni Center extends its deepest thanks and appreciation to Mario Kilifarski ’93 (Director of Asset Management), Laurence Gottlieb (Chairman & CEO, pictured in gallery below, top row far right) and Fundamental Advisors, LP, for hosting our latest professional networking event at their beautiful Manhattan offices on April 19th. The event was attended by over 45 Stanner professionals in finance, law, and real estate, and offered a unique opportunity for building connections and some business card swapping. In addition to networking, the program featured Mr. Gottlieb as keynote speaker, who shared his thoughts on employing simple, transparent business plans that focus on people above all else – sound advice that can be applied to countless industries. (Pictured: Mario Kilifarski ’93 and President Richard Karsten ’81)

“We are grateful to Mario, Laurence, and Fundamental Advisors, LP, as well as to our alumni who have been ardent supporters in building and sustaining our professional networking programs,” said Alumni Development Director Craig Katinas ’93, who coordinated the event. “This wonderful evening in particular was a perfect example of Stanners investing in What Matters. We hope that as our efforts in professional networking continue to evolve, we will be able to expand to other diverse venues and serve even more Stanners in the process.”

For more information on Molloy’s Professional Networks, or to find out how you can host our next event, please contact us at 718.441.9210 or email alumni@molloyhs.org.

Employment Opportunity (Tax/Accounting)

The Stanner Alumni Center recently received information regarding the following employment opportunity from a kind alumnus at NKSFB, LLC:

NKSFB, LLC is one of the premier accounting and business management firms respectively based in Los Angeles and New York. With over 300 employees and 30+ years in practice, NKSFB, LLC focuses on business management and tax while representing many of the world’s top entertainers, musicians (recording and touring), producers, athletes, executives, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

NKSFB, LLC are currently looking to expand their East Coast tax department and have various tax positions available in their Long Island location. Candidates who are qualified tax preparers or reviewers will be considered. Please contact Katie Twomey via email at Ktwomey@nksfb.com or telephone at 917-512-0879 if you are interested in scheduling an interview.

Around the School

Stanner Players’ Production of “Charlie Brown” A Big Hit

Photos by Photography Club Members: Jennifer Marry ’19, Vassilia Plakas ’18, Katelyn Ramowtar ’21, & Stephanie Szpylka ’19

Congratulations to Molloy’s Stanner Players, who once again delighted audiences with their spring musical. This time, the Players presented You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, written by Clark Gesner, featuring additional dialogue and original direction by Michael Mayer. The musical tells the story of a day in the life of the iconic Charlie Brown, played by Anthony Autera ’19, and fellow “Peanuts” Lucy (Genesis Barreto ’18), Linus (Che Negron ’19), Schroeder (Matthew Ingrao ’19), Snoopy (Taylor Garcia-Lawson ’19), and the rest of the gang.

Director Ms. Shannon Winters ’06 describes the show as relevant today despite the notion that the characters might seem dated to some. “Charlie Brown, teaches us that while things will go wrong, we have to keep pushing forward and find happiness in the things and people surrounding us. There’s something very profound about a character who keeps getting beat down, but internally he can find his own strength and endure.”

In her director’s notes, Ms. Winters thanked all of her Stanner Players for their amazing work, with a special shout out to the seniors who will be graduating in June: Ariana Cardoza, Deirdre Ballesty, Sally Kremer, Sven Larsen, Mykah Absuelo, Genesis Barreto, Enrico Cecchi, Joanna Wong and Sub Yu.

Be sure to read future Beehive newsletters or visit www.molloyhs.org for information on the Stanner Players’ fall 2018 production and spring 2019 musical!

Students Nominated, President Karsten to be Honored by Josephine Foundation at 16th Annual “Follow Your Dreams Gala”

Molloy is proud to announce that five individuals associated with The Stanner Players have been nominated for Josie Awards in anticipation of the upcoming “Follow Your Dreams Gala” hosted by The Josephine Foundation. The nominees are:

Erin Mardenborough ‘20 / Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank (Best Performance by a Female, 13-19 years old)

David Kemp ‘17 / Sid Sorokin, The Pajama Game  (Best Performance by a Male, 13-19 years old)

Annette and Charlie Siguenza / The Pajama Game (Choreographer of the Year)

Shannon Winters ‘06 / The Diary of Anne Frank (Director of the Year)

Nominees from other schools and organizations join our Stanner Players in each of a variety of categories. Winners will be announced at the Gala on June 15th, which is to be held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. In addition, President Richard Karsten ’81 has been announced as one of the Josephine Foundation Chairman’s 2018 Honorees, in recognition of his support of high school theatre and the arts.

According to their literature, The Josephine Foundation “raises money and distributes 100% of these funds to help give individuals and approved programs an opportunity to achieve their goals in life. Through the disciplines of properly run music, arts and sports programs, young people and adults can reach for their dreams regardless of race, creed, nationality, gender, age, or financial status.” In 2017, The Josephine Foundation awarded two generous grants to Archbishop Molloy High School: a $1,000 grant in support of our theater program, and a $500 grant in support of our music program.

Swimming Alumni Reunion – REGISTER NOW!

  • When & Where: June 9th, 2018 | 5:00PM @ Molloy
  • Who: Alumni, family members, friends
  • Tickets: $80 per person; $40 for Classes of 2007-2017
  • Contact: Craig Katinas ‘93 | 718.943.3151

Attention all Stanner Swimmers! Join us on Saturday, June 9th for a reunion event celebrating the success of our over 45 year old swimming program. In recognition of this special occasion, we will be honoring all athletes, coaches and staff who have been a part of this amazing and decorated program for so many years. Your admission includes cocktail hour, a dinner reception, and open bar. Register online at www.molloyhs.org/events/ or contact Craig Katinas ’93 for more information.

Walk/Run for Karina – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 11AM – 11PM
  • Where: Archbishop Molloy High School
  • Contact: Matt Rizzotti ’04 | 718.943.3186
  • Save the Date

Join us at Molloy on Saturday, June 23rd as we again remember a beloved member of our Stanner community, Karina Vetrano ’04. Last year, Molloy held a two day, overnight walk/run vigil in remembrance of Karina. This year, our walk/run event will kickoff at 11:00AM and conclude at 11:00PM, all on June 23rd (11 being Karina’s favorite number). More details and registration info will be released soon. All proceeds from this event will support the Karina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship, benefiting future young women entering Molloy. More information will be announced soon. Please save the date, or contact Matt Rizzotti with any questions.

VOLUNTEERS: We’re looking for volunteers! Please let us know if you are available to volunteer during any portion of our event honoring Karina Vetrano. Contact Matt Rizzotti if interested (see info above).

Track & Field Alumni Gathering

  • When: Friday, June 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM
  • Where: Trinity Restaurant & Bar (Map)
  • RSVP to: Craig Katinas ‘93| ckatinas@molloyhs.org

ATTENTION: TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE ‘70s — On Friday evening, June 22nd, at 7:00 PM, we will gather at Trinity’s Restaurant & Bar In Floral Park. This informal night is the brainchild of Phil Vetrano and myself, both of the Class of 1974.  It is envisioned as an opportunity to get together, hang out at the bar, have a few drinks, perhaps some food, tell a few stories, and exaggerate some past accomplishments. There will be no collection of money beforehand (just like the old days), just show up at the bar. On the other hand we would like to give some notice to the proprietor as to how many will probably be attending, so if you plan on being there please let Craig Katinas ’93 know by emailing ckatinas@molloyhs.org. We are also hoping for a few of the old coaches and teachers to show up. This gathering takes place the evening before the Karina Vetrano Memorial Event at Molloy on Saturday June 23rd, so if anyone is coming from out of town you may be interested in attending that as well. Whether you’re already in town or not, we hope you will consider coming out to one of these events to reminisce and support the Vetranos. (Depending upon how it goes at Trinity’s, a few may go directly from the bar to the event…). I look forward to seeing you in June.

— Frank Gambino ‘74 / Molloy Faculty, Track Coach

St. Ann’s Communion Breakfast – RSVP!

  • When: Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 10:00AM
  • Where: Archbishop Molloy High School
  • Contact: Merl Doyle | mdoyle@molloyhs.org | 718.441.9210

The Stanner Alumni Center is proud to announce our St. Ann’s Communion breakfast for all graduates of St. Ann’s Academy (Molloy was known as St. Ann’s from 1892 – 1957) as well as graduates from the Classes of 1960-1967. If you have connections to St. Ann’s or are a graduate from these years, please consider attending this free event on June 3rd. The program includes Catholic Mass celebrated at the school, followed by a delicious buffet breakfast. We will also display yearbooks and other items for a dose of nostalgia. Your RSVP is requested. Please contact Ms. Merl Doyle to RSVP or for more information.

Rebecca Power-Hassard ’08 Inducted into GCHSAA Hall of Fame

The Stanner Alumni Center, coaches, faculty and staff of Molloy congratulate Rebecca Power-Hassard ’08, who was inducted into the prestigious GCHSAA Hall of Fame on April 19, 2018. Rebecca joins fellow alumnae Angelina Waterman-Reinecker ’07, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude ’05, and Jessica McEntee ’05 in the GCHSAA Hall of Fame.

Rebecca was a talented two-sport athlete at Molloy, competing in Volleyball and Track and Field. In 2007, as co-captain for Molloy’s Volleyball team, she was voted First Team All Queens. In Track and Field, Rebecca held the CHSAA League record for the Indoor and Outdoor Pole Vault. She was a five time National Championship Qualifier in Pole Vault and an 11 time NY State Qualifier in Shot Put and Pole Vault. Rebecca won 13 Brooklyn/Queens CHSAA Individual Championships and 11 CHSAA Intersectional Individual Titles. In 2007 and 2008, she was selected for the Daily News First Team All City for Track & Field. In 2008, she was voted Outstanding Field Athlete at the Indoor CHSAA Championships. She was not only an elite performer, she was a respected leader, serving as Molloy’s field team captain. (Pictured right: Rebecca Power-Hassard ’08 center with parents Pam Power & AJ Power ’84)

After graduating from Molloy, Rebecca continued her athletic career at SUNY Albany, where she received a BA in Sociology. She continued her dominance in the America East Conference Championships in Pole Vault, Shot Put and Javelin. Her class records in Pole Vault and Javelin still stand at Albany. After college, Rebecca combined her love of athletics with her love of helping others, as she currently works with young adults with physical and developmental challenges. To further assist young adults with challenges, Rebecca started her own company, Fitness with Becca, which provides personal athletic training for this community. Her love of sports also helped spark her friendship and eventual marriage to Stephen Hassard, a teammate at Albany. The happy couple welcomed their daughter, Aayla, into the world in January 2018. Rebecca is the daughter of Molloy teacher and coach Mr. AJ Power ’84 and the sister of Mary Grace Power ’16. (Pictured below: Vintage Rebecca at Molloy performing Pole Vault & Shot Put, and in uniform for Volleyball)

Class Updates

Last month, John Dunne ’88 was named as the new Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Marist College. Prior to the move, Dunne had served as Head Coach at St. Peter’s College from 2006-2018. While at the helm at St. Peter’s, the Peacocks advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament (2010-11) and were crowned CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) Champions (2016-17). Dunne also became the first head coach in history to lead a #9 seed to the quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament thanks to the Peacocks’ victory over #1 seed Rider University (65-55 final score on March 2, 2018). In a press release, Dunne was quoted as saying he is excited to join the Marist and Hudson River Valley communities. He has also been impressed with the Marist program having watched them in the MAAC for years, and he looks forward to the team’s potential moving forward. Congratulations, Coach Dunne! | Marist Hires John Dunne as Men’s Basketball Head Coach | (Photo courtesy of Marist College Athletics)


The following update was submitted by James Wilhelm ’52:

“For the record, I am James J. Wilhelm – Class of 1952 of St. Ann’s Vintage. Still alive and well, with Catherine, my bride of 60 years, three married daughters, with great spouses, and 11 grandkids. In summer 2018 we will have three grandkids married, and one of them, our oldest granddaughter, is expecting – our first great grandson.

My exposure to a Catholic education was at both elementary at St. Luke’s In Whitestone, NY and my unforgettable experience at St. Ann’s Academy, which set my course in life from within. In the early years it was Brothers Aquinas, Kiernan, Oswald (who was retired and was part of the frame work on the roof residency), and Brothers Laurence, Peter Louis, Damian, and Edward Conrad from my junior and senior days. There were many others in my life which developed who I am today, and I thank God for that! I did keep in touch with many of my classmates over the years, but as life would have it, it all moves in different directions, different places that one loses track, and too, I am still running my race at 83.5 years and counting with the help of my partner for life, Catherine!

Richard Mezic ’86 submitted the attached “mashup” photo for the “Pride for 125” contest we announced last month. The photo is split in two, with Richard to the right and his son, Lukas Mezic ’20, on the left. Richard holds his senior yearbook, while Lukas holds his freshman yearbook. In Richard’s words, “I like how ‘Non scholae sed vitae’ is a perfect caption for the photo. My son is in school now, and it’s lifetime advice for me.” Great job, Rich!







Cierra Word ’17, who made news in March as a walk-on freshman on the University of Central Florida’s Division I softball team, has continued her early season success. Cierra has a 4-2 record in 31.1 innings pitched. While her walk rate is high, her impressive 1.79 ERA suggests she plays her best when under pressure. (Photo courtesy of UCF Athletics)



We are saddened to share the passing of Frederick A. Edwards ’64 on April 11, 2018. According to classmate John Murphy, “Frederick was a friend to all, a straight shooter, a Vietnam veteran, an attorney, and all around good guy. He will be sorely missed.” Please keep Frederick and his family in your prayers.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kevin T. Rooney ’85.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rachel Rafferty, daughter of Gary Rafferty ’81.

We were recently informed of the passing of Noel Beuschel ’63 on June 2, 2017. Please keep Noel and his family in your prayers.

We were recently informed of the passing of John C. Dugrew ’63 in August 2017. According to a family member, John “was always very proud to be an alum of Molloy.” Please keep John and his family in your prayers.