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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 – 8/2/18

Chicago Alumni Event – REGISTER ONLINE

  • When: August 22, 2018 | Time: 6:30PM
  • Where: On Tour Brewing Co. | Address
  • Who: Stanners & Friends (Ages 21+)
  • Admission: $25 per person (Includes drinks & food)

Stanners and friends located in the Chicago metropolitan area are invited to join President Richard Karsten ‘81 on August 22nd (6:30PM) for an Alumni Chicago Chapter Event at On Tour Brewing Company! Drinks and food will be included in your $25 per person admission fee. Family and friends are welcome. Please help us spread the word to any Stanners who may be in the Chicago area. We look forward to seeing you in Chi Town! Contact alumni@molloyhs.org or 718.441.9210 for more information.

Stanner Alumni Reunion for 3’s & 8’s – REGISTER ONLINE!

  • When: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
  • Where: Archbishop Molloy High School
  • Class Years: 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 & 2013
  • Contact: mrizzotti@molloyhs.org | 718.943.3186

Alumni from class years ending in 3 and 8 are invited to join us here at Molloy on Saturday, November 3rd for the Stanner Alumni Reunion! This is a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates and your favorite teachers, and walk the halls of Stanner High once again. See more info below:


  • 4:30PM – Check In Begins
  • 5:00PM – Mass of Remembrance (Ralph DeChiaro Theater)
  • 6:15PM – Cocktail Reception
  • 7:15PM – Welcome, Class Photos, Dancing, Dinner & Dessert
  • Valet parking available, but spots limited. Public transit or car service encouraged
  • Discounted hotel rates will be available

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you would like to serve as a class officer, tasked with finding and recruiting classmates, please let us know!

CONTACT: If you have any questions about this year’s Reunion, please contact Alumni Development Officer Matt Rizzotti ’04 (see info above).

Molloy Oktoberfest – SAVE THE DATE!

  • When: Thursday, Oktober 4, 2018
  • Where: Archbishop Molloy High School
  • Who: All members of our community (Ages 21+)
  • Contact: Joe Sommo ‘03 | 718.943.3148
  • Registration will open later in August

We are excited to announce that Molloy Oktoberfest will return to our alumni event calendar this fall. All members of our community (ages 21+) are invited to join us on Thursday, October 4th, for Bavarian style dinner and music as we kick off our event season with this fun and relaxing evening.

We extend special invitations to members of our Badges Network as well as supporters of the Br. Ron Marcellin Memorial Scholarship. This year’s Oktoberfest will be the first to honor Br. Ron in place of the annual dinner held previously every January.

Friends and family are welcome! Please spread the word and read our next Beehive for information on how to sign up.

Installation of Classroom Air Conditioning is Underway

Earlier this summer, one of the most requested campus upgrades among students took its next step toward becoming a reality. In fall 2017, students raised money for classroom air conditioning through our annual Walkathon. Once classes finished up in June, work began to implement this massive upgrade.

As part of a master plan to install air conditioning in all 52 classrooms, Molloy began work on 11 classrooms located in the east wing along Main Street. The entire project will take the next several years to complete. As part of the effort to make our classrooms more comfortable, heat-controlled window film will be applied to further enhance the energy efficiency of the new units.

President Karsten, Molloy’s Facilities staff, and members of the School Board’s Buildings & Grounds Committee led an engineering study to determine the best and most energy efficient solution for air conditioning. The solution is a commercial split system with cooling condensers on the roof. Each classroom will have its own air handler and ductwork. The initial system will provide “20 tons” of output. Each classroom will be fitted with a new drop ceiling and energy efficient LED lighting. The ceiling fans will also be reinstalled for those days that need just a slight breeze to keep the fresh air flowing. 

Elsewhere, work to repair the Manton Street entrance has also begun. Back in May, a strong storm caused two large trees to fall, damaging several parts of our front entrance. Work includes repairs to the front awning, netting used to repel birds, perimeter fencing, and the letters spelling our school’s name.

Update Your Mailing Address

Attention Alumni! We are preparing to mail the newest issue of our alumni magazine “Stanner Life” … If you have moved recently, or your son or daughter has moved, please consider informing us of new address information so everyone is sure to receive their copy. Email alumni@molloyhs.org you’re your updated contact information.

Employment Opportunity: Milrose Consultants, Inc.

Stanners are invited to review the following information in regards to an employment opportunity with Milrose Consultants, Inc. The position is Mailroom Associate. Founded in 1988, Milrose brings nearly three decades of experience navigating the complex municipal compliance path to deliver compressed construction schedules and accelerated occupancy for their clients. Their in-depth knowledge of the various municipal codes that govern construction projects allows them to identify potential problems and execute the proper filing strategy to ensure project success. Click the thumbnail image to the right for more information. | Download Job Description as PDF


Molloy Hosts Summer Camps for STEM, Theater, College Guidance, Basketball & Baseball

We are excited to recap several well-attended camps hosted at Molloy this summer. These camps have benefited students in academics, athletics, computer science and engineering, theater, and college guidance:


STEM Campis a week-long workshop serving 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The focus is on innovative, fun, hands-on learning opportunities in computer science, engineering, technology, and math. Students engage in Computer Assisted Design, 3D design and printing, prototyping with embedded systems, and programming for Android devices. This year’s field trip was to the Hall of Science, where our campers participated in two STEM workshops. A special treat came on the final day of this year’s camp, as Dr. Adam Young visited Molloy to serve as guest speaker. Dr. Young, of Bloomberg, is a world-renowned authority in cryptology and the author of Malicious Cryptography. Dr. Young has graciously accepted our invitation to return to Molloy in the fall to serve as a guest speaker on Ransomware/Cybersecurity. Thank you to Ms. Edit Boral, Dr. Young, and counselors Justyna Jablonska ‘17 and Eric Mun ’17 for a great camp! Contact eboral@molloyhs.org for more information.

Memorial 5 Camps

The Memorial 5 Camps, honoring the late Jack Curran, provide an inclusive, safe environment where young players can develop their skills in baseball and basketball while competing in games and contests. The basketball camp runs daily for two weeks (10 days) and features morning stretches, instructional time, drills, games, and challenges. The Elite Camp for baseball is held for one week (4 days) and is for serious players who wants to focus on intense training in the major skills of the sport. Activities include morning stretches, conditioning, strength and agility training, drills, and hitting, fielding, and pitching exercises. Visit http://memorial5.com/ for more information.

College Guidance Workshop

College Counselor Mr. Gus Esgro has led a very successful inaugural Summer College Workshop, including three separate installments benefiting nearly 60 current Molloy students in total. The five-day program consists of a series of instructional sessions and application walk-throughs. Students also have the opportunity to visit universities in the metro area under the guidance of Mr. Esgro. These schools include Adelphi University, Fordham University, Hunter College, Pace, Queens College, St. John’s University, and Stony Brook University. “By partaking in a workshop over the summer, these students should come into senior year with less stress and more confidence in the college application process,” said Mr. Esgro. On more note, at Hunter College, our students were joined by tour guide Joelle Tirado ’15 (pictured center in group photo below left). Thanks, Joelle!


Theater Camp

Theater Camp serves 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and offers a week-long workshop that covers storytelling, acting and improvisational activities, and monologue/scene work. Campers are encouraged to come out of their shells in a creative, judgment-free zone while making new friends. The week includes a field trip and concludes with a theater production featuring all of our campers. This year’s field trip was to Camp Broadway at Pearl Studios in Manhattan, where our campers enjoyed a unique workshop led by Mr. Jeff Shade. Visit the Stanner Players on Instagram (@stannerplayers) or email stannerplayers@gmail.com for more information. Thank you to Director Ms. Shannon Winters ’06 and counselors Rob Dittus ’15, David Di Maggio ’16, Katie Van Riper ’17, and Chè Negron ’19 for running a successful camp! (See Instagram below!)

Champagnat Society Fulfills Service Trip in Jamaica

Earlier this summer, over 20 students, faculty, and alumni representing the St. Marcellin Champagnat Service Society (SMCS) traveled to Jamaica for a week-long service project. The trip was coordinated through Mustard Seed Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to “caring for the most vulnerable populations in society.” Mustard Seed provides services for children and adults with disabilities, teen mothers, those in need of proper nutrition and education, and many other individuals. SMCS assisted with landscaping and the construction of new lodging facilities, stocked pantries with food, clothing and toiletry donations they brought with them, and spent quality time with residents. (Photos courtesy of SMCS)

Alumni Track Reunion

We would like to take this opportunity to correct an omission in our last newsletter. When recapping the Walk/Run for Karina event, we neglected to mention the alumni track reunion that took place the evening prior. On June 22nd, over 25 alumni and coaches gathered at Trinity Restaurant & Bar in Floral Park to reminisce and show their support for Phil Vetrano ’74 and his family. The following day, several of the alumni and coaches who attended the gathering also participated in the Walk/Run for Karina. Our community’s support of the event resulted in over $38,000 raised for the Karina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship, benefiting future young women at Molloy. If you haven’t yet, please consider making a gift to Karina’s scholarship today at www.molloyhs.org/donate/ … Special thanks to Frank Gambino ’74 and Craig Katinas ’93 for coordinating the track reunion.

Thank You, Dr. Poole-Petit!

Archbishop Molloy High School sends thanks and congratulations to Dr. Leslie Poole-Petit, Ed.D, who has served as our Director of Admissions since 2013. Dr. Petit announced in spring that she would be leaving Molloy in pursuit of a new opportunity as Principal of Dominican Academy in Manhattan. She began fulfilling her new duties in mid-July. Dr. Petit is a graduate of The Mary Louis Academy and has worked in a variety of educational settings including Fordham University, Boston College, Columbia Business School, and Marymount Manhattan College. She also has extensive experience working with Regis High School’s R.E.A.C.H. Program as well as the Westchester Italian Cultural Institute.

In a press release issued by Dominican Academy, Richard Karsten ’81, President of Molloy, shared, “While Molloy will miss Dr. Petit and all she contributes to our institution, I have every confidence that her talent and dedication will be an invaluable asset to Dominican Academy.” | Click Here for More Information

An announcement regarding Molloy’s Director of Admissions position will be featured in our next Beehive.

Young Alum Honored for Volunteer Work

Bryant Quito ’16 is a rising junior at Baruch College. In June, Bryant was honored by Reading Partners for his outstanding community work, volunteering as a Reading Partner tutor at PS.3 Bedford Village. Bryant also served as official speaker at the Reading Partners 5th Annual Benefit, where over 350 educators, tutors, and Reading Partners board members and sponsors (Scholastic, Barclays, etc.) raised over $340,000. Reading Partners is a non-profit organization that collaborates with NYC public schools and communities, placing trained and dedicated volunteers in low-income schools to provide one-on-one tutoring for students who struggle with reading.

“This opportunity to volunteer along with Ikpechukwu Obayi ’16 and help out the community not only gave me a chance to become a role model, but also to help inspire students to break through barriers and obstacles that stand between them and their full potential,” said Bryant. “Not only have I seen growth in their reading, but I have also seen their confidence and enthusiasm for reading skyrocket. I believe that through reading, one can have a better level of awareness and understanding of the world and one’s self. Reading is not just a skill for school, but for life.” (Pictured L-R: Bryant and Ikpechukwu)

Bryant encourages other Stanners interested in volunteering with Reading Partners to visit https://readingpartners.org/.

Stanner Architect Honored, Debuts New Work in Venice

More Information: PRESS RELEASE – Design After Darwin | http://www.knoops.us/

Architect Johannes Knoops ’80 was recently honored by the Fashion Institute of Technology and the State University of New York (SUNY) with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Creative Scholarship and Creative Activities. The award was presented in Mat at FIT’s Faculty Recognition Celebration. A citation from the event reads:

Johannes Knoops | Associate Professor, Interior Design, School of Art and Design, Classroom Faculty
For over three decades, Knoops’s scholarship has earned him numerous prestigious research residencies and fellowships, including the Rome Prize in Architecture, the Catherine Boettcher Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, the John Dinkeloo Traveling Fellowship, and the Emily Harvey Foundation residency in Venice, where he is conducting research on a pioneering 16th century printer. Called a “wellspring of information on design theory, historical precedent and culture,” he has long been an important influence on design scholars. Noted for the elegance of his work, his list of exhibits, architectural commissions, and design competition prizes is extraordinary, and includes recognition from such prestigious venues as the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Institute of Architects, from which he has won numerous awards. Consistently active at the departmental and college-wide level, he has developed innovative curricula that, according to peers, “challenge students as well as faculty,” and has served with distinction on many departmental and college-wide committees. (Pictured: “Oculi” from two angles. Inset: SUNY Chancellor’s Award Medal)

In addition to this honor, Knoops’ new lighting concept “Oculi” was recently featured in the 2018 edition of “Design.VE” in their exhibit titled “Design After Darwin. Adapted to Adaptability.” The theme of the exhibit “showcased the ability of design to be receptive to alternative uses as the function multiplies and stratifies, contrary to a notion of any singular predetermined use.” Oculi resides in Palazzo Morosini-Gatterburg in Venice.

Please join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of Melissa Evelyn ’11.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Michael Barretti ’62. The following is credited to an obituary published in the Green Valley News: “Born Dec. 28, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York to Anna Maria Palazzolo and Ralph Richard Barretti, Michael graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in Jamaica, New York. Michael was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1966 and became a Trinitarian Catholic monk for 10 years in Maryland. He pursued a secular life and received a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate. Michael was a nationally certified school psychologist and worked many years for the Baltimore City school system. Later in his career, he was a college professor for psychology and professional counseling in Tucson and Green Valley. During his life, Michael was a church organist and an accomplished harpsichordist. Since the age of 8, Michael was in love with growing and learning about plants at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. He had a special affinity for orchids and was president of the Maryland and Tucson Orchid Society. After the monastery, Michael continued his life of service by counseling young adults for little to no money. Michael always believed and said, ‘I like working with youngsters, because the human race marches forward on tiny feet.’” | Link

We are saddened to share the passing of Mary Breed Connolly, mother of Gerard Connolly ’76. Please keep Mary and the Connolly family in your prayers.

We are saddened to share the passing of George Brandin Sr., father of George Brandin ’82. Mr. Brandin is survived by his wife, Marge, his son, George, and his three daughters, Cathy, Karen, and Mary. Please keep the Brandin family in your prayers.