Stanner Alumni Reunion 11/2/19

Stanner Golf Classic 9/9/19

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*Note: Looking Back will return in September. Thanks to everyone who submitted answers and congrats to all of this year’s winners!

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, Stephanie Szpylka ’19!

Click Here for a reflection on Mary from Br. Patrick Hogan.

Grad Breakfast Invocation (6/3/19)

Do you remember four years ago when you entered this gym fearful and trembling? Then someone went to the microphone and said some things, and you can’t remember a thing they said now. They kept doing that all day long. Oh God, you thought “I am never going to succeed here.” But you did – this is the second transition that you have achieved. The first one was when you were in your mother’s womb. It was nice and warm, with plenty of food, and it was a nice cozy place to be. After nine months, however, you were told to get out. Why would you leave?

This morning you close another chapter of your life, and what lies before you are blank pages. So take the pen that you have been given by your teachers, counselors, and friends, and begin to write the next chapter: “Not for school but for life.“ And remember this: the significance of one’s life cannot be measured by the fame or by the material things we have, but by the love and compassion that we show to others every day of our lives. It is all the little things that we do for one another that are the most significant.

So live life to the fullest and don’t waste a minute. Dare to dream, dare to make the world a better place. By God, the world needs you, so go and transform this world. It is not going to be easy. When school gets difficult and relationships go south, remember this: Jesus is always with you, and you can always come back home. We will miss you, we love you, and so until we meet again…. we say “God bless all Stanners!

St. Marcellin Champagnat, pray for us, Good St. Ann, pray for us, Mary our good mother, pray for us.

— Br. Pat Hogan
Alumni Spiritual Director

Read about Stanners currently making headlines!

Walk/Run for Karina 

Stephanie Szpylka ’19 

Dr. Mark Gorman ’93 

The Stanner Newspaper 

Varsity Softball 

Jamani Fowler ’19 

Nicholas Satriano ’79 

Frank Kelly ’79 

Eleanor Langowski ’20 

Cayla Kumar ’20 

Champagnat Society

Billy Mitaritonna ’90 

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:

Education Network ’19 

Graduation ’19 

Grad Breakfast ’19 

Senior Prom ’19 

St. Ann’s Breakfast ’19 

Athletic Awards Night ’19 

Molloy Wine Tasting ’19 

Badges Night ’19 

Thanksgiving Liturgy ’18 

Stanner Reunion 11/3/18

Molloy Oktoberfest ’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 – 3/15/19

Stanner Hall of Fame Induction Dinner – Next Week!

  • PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 19TH.
  • When: Sat, March 23rd (See Event Page for Times)
  • Where: Archbishop Molloy High School
  • Who: Molloy Community
  • Admission: $100 per person
  • Contact: Matt Rizzotti ‘04 | mrizzotti@molloyhs.org | 718.441.9210

We welcome the Molloy community to come out and support our Stanner Hall of Fame Class of 2019 next week during a special dinner gala. Our new inductees have exhibited strong moral character, outstanding professional achievement, service to their community, and loyalty to alma mater. The Stanner Hall of Fame Selection Committee has agreed that these individuals embody the values reflected in our motto, Not for school but for lifeBr. Patrick Hogan, FMSChief Peter Hayden ’64 (FDNY)Lt. John “Jack” Gremse ’68 (FDNY)Major General Patrick Gallagher ’64 (USAF); and Whitey Rigsby ’74. | CLICK HERE to read more about our Class of 2019 Inductees

Also on March 23rd, Molloy will dedicate classroom 318 in Ms. Mary Pat Gannon’s honor. Former students of Ms. Gannon are invited to come out and support our beloved Ms. Gannon as we recognize her 44 years of service to Molloy.

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, Molloy plans to dedicate classroom 312 to Mr. Diorio during a different upcoming event. More details coming soon.


33rd Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic

  • When: Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Where: North Hills, Plandome, North Hempstead Country Clubs
  • Who: Alumni, Parents, Friends
  • Contact: Matt Rizzotti ’04 | mrizzotti@molloyhs.org | 718.441.9210
  • More Info: www.molloyhs.org/golf/

Download your printable invitation/reservation form here or clicking the image to the right.

Molloy is proud to present the 33rd Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic on Monday, May 6, 2019. Since 1987, the Stanner Golf Classic has raised over $2 million in support of our scholarship program, which impacts academically gifted students as well as those in need of critical financial support. Your participation makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. Find out how you can reserve a spot for your foursome, sponsor a journal ad, purchase raffle tickets, make a gift, or donate auction prizes! Contact Alumni Development Officer Matt Rizzotti ’04 for details.


Molloy’s First Annual Fashion Show – Last Call!

  • When: Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 12:00 PM
  • Where: The Inn at New Hyde Park (214 Jericho Turnpike)
  • Who: Molloy Community
  • Admission: See Registration Form for Ticket Info
  • Contact: alumni@molloyhs.org

Last Call for Molloy’s first Fashion Show! This event is the initial fundraiser for Molloy’s Girls’ Leadership Scholarships. The Girls’ Leadership Scholarships will enrich the school community by helping attract the best and brightest young women to our Molloy family.

The theme for the event is Dress for Success. The program includes a DJ, dancing, and full brunch. Valet parking and coat check are complimentary. There will also be a Silent Auction, Gift Basket Raffles, and a 50/50 drawing. See our registration form (click button above) for tickets or for more information.


Click the flyer below for information about the upcoming Firefighter Michael J. Cawley Memorial Foundation 18th Annual Benefit.


St. Ann’s Communion Breakfast

  • When: Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 10:30AM
  • Where: Archbishop Molloy High School
  • Who: St. Ann’s & Molloy Alumni, Family & Friends
  • Contact: Joe Sommo ‘03 | jsommo@molloyhs.org | 718.943.3148
  • Save the Date!

The Stanner Alumni Center welcomes St. Ann’s Academy alumni, Molloy Grads from the Classes of 1960-1968, family and friends to join us on Sunday, June 2nd for our St. Ann’s Communion Breakfast. This event is an annual celebration of our roots at St. Ann’s, which opened its doors at Lexington Avenue and 76th Street in 1892. Our program includes Mass celebrated here at Molloy, followed by a buffet breakfast. Save the date! Contact Joe Sommo ’03 for more information.

Download Our Annual Giving Report for 2017-18

The Stanner Alumni Center is pleased to share Archbishop Molloy High School’s Annual Giving Report for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Molloy’s fiscal year runs from September 1st through August 31st of the following year. Our school community supports a wide range of scholarships, technology enhancements, facility upgrades and renovations, and other campus priorities through their generous annual gifts. When you give to Molloy, you enhance our Catholic Marist mission and create opportunities for students to achieve their goals. It is your example that encourages others to give. Depending on the amount or designation of your gifts, we are very pleased to induct our benefactors into the giving societies within this Annual Giving Report. Giving Reports from 2010 through 2017 are available on our website. For donor information prior to the 2010-11 fiscal year, please contact the Stanner Alumni Center at 718.441.9210.


90s Grads the Stars of “Meet the Authors”

On Thursday, March 7th, Molloy proudly welcomed two Stanner authors for a special “Meet the Authors” event. Billy Mitaritonna ’90 and Rich O’Malley ’93 were the stars of the evening, each showcasing their new sports-themed books. Billy and Rich talked about their work and answered questions from the audience.

Billy is the author of Last of the Redmen, a memoir chronicling his relationship with his father, Angelo, and his love for and career playing basketball. The story includes the ’93-’94 season when he walked-on in the Big East with St. John’s University. Coach Jack Curran is also a major part of Billy’s story. “The experience of coming back to Molloy brings back so many memories. To go back to the Jack Curran Gymnasium was special. I spent a lot of time there and I felt comfortable despite never playing a minute of high school basketball,” said Billy. “It was so much fun to be back at Molloy to share stories about high school and Last of the Redmen. Thanks to Craig Katinas ‘93 for hosting this event for us.”

Rich is the author of One Lucky Fan, which follows Rich on his journey to visit at least one home game of all 123 teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB over 25 years. “It was both exciting and comforting to return to the place where the writing bug first bit me, the halls of Molloy, and chat about the fulfillment of a dream I’ve had ever since: writing my own book,” said Rich. “To be surrounded by friends and classmates, and to share the stage with Billy, whose tale is similar to mine in his reaching for the stars, made it all the more special. I want to especially thank fellow Class of ‘93er Craig Katinas for putting Billy and I together and organizing the event.”

We invite all Stanner authors to share their latest work with us! Email alumni@molloyhs.org with details about your book(s).


Updates on Kenny Anderson ’89 & Br. Bob Andrews

In our last Beehive, we reported that former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson ’89 was recovering after suffering a stroke. Kenny continues to recuperate and is undergoing rehabilitation. Kenny’s wife, Natasha, released the following statement: ““We would like to thank everyone for reaching out on behalf of Kenny. Our family is extremely grateful for all the prayers and love that we have received over the last few days. We appreciate you continuing to respect our privacy as Kenny heals.” We ask the Stanner community to continue to keep Kenny in their prayers while he continues his recovery. | More Information

In January, we reported that Br. Bob Andrews was recovering following a stroke he suffered in December. Br. Bob continues to improve each day, but he is still in need of your thoughts and prayers as he continues his rehabilitation. If you would like to reach out to Br. Bob either with a visit or a letter, please contact alumni@molloyhs.org.


Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, Molloy students and faculty received their ashes during a Mass held prior to the start of classes. A brief service was also held after school for students who had yet to receive their Ashes. Thank you to our Mr. John Kramer, Mr. Mike Germano, Fr. Anthony Rosado, and the Liturgy Committee for their efforts.


International Fair Celebrates Diversity

Photos by Ryan Plut ’22 & Nyah Balram ’19

Molloy hosted its annual International Fair on Sunday, March 10th. The International Fair, previously known as International Day, celebrates the diversity of Molloy’s students and families through traditional homemade cuisine, and cultural clothing, dance, and activities. Students represented countries including but not limited to the United States, India, Spain, Greece, Italy, and France, as well as from the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. Each visitor received a passport that was stamped after visiting each country.

“Molloy’s International Fair is an important celebration of the traditions and cultures that make up our Stanner community,” said President Richard Karsten ’81. “Our students and their families had the opportunity to sample many wonderful dishes and witness performances that brought the uniqueness of faraway lands right here to Molloy. We are grateful to all of our students and their families, and to our faculty and staff for supporting this annual tradition.” The Beehive extends special thanks to Ms. Dorothy DeNoto and Ms. Jessica Pastore ’04, who served as the moderators of this year’s International Fair.


NYC Science & Engineering Fair

Several Molloy students participated in the preliminary round of the 2019 NYC Science & Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) on March 3rd. The fair, hosted at The City College of New York, showcases the scientific research of hundreds of students from across the five boroughs. These students also enjoy opportunities to network with other NYC high school students and leading STEM professionals. Stanners who participated are all active in Molloy’s Science Research program, which is moderated by Ms. Mary Mallia. These students have overseen the entire lifespan of their projects, from conception to fair-ready presentations. Congratulations to the following seniors:

  • Efecan Balci ’19Automatic Labeling of Topic Models using Deep Learning
  • Nicholas Labranche ‘19New Designs in Superconducting Microwave Cavity Resonators
  • Ashmanie Persaud ‘19Who is a Leader?: Correlations between High School Students and their Perceptions of Leadership
  • Nikitas Sgantzos ‘19Strength Training: Dropset vs. Conventional

Download the Latest Edition of The Stanner

Readers of The Beehive are invited to download a PDF version of the new Winter 2019 issue of The Stanner. Founded in 1944, The Stanner is Molloy’s most widely circulated student-run print publication. Topics range from school news, to senior and teacher spotlights, to sports, politics, movie reviews, pop culture, and anything else the staff considers relevant to the lives of teens today. Visitor our website at www.molloyhs.org/stannernewspaper/ to download the winter 2019 edition. Volumes from the past few years and select archives are also available for download.

 

 

 


Blood Drive Results

Thanks to the generosity of our students and faculty, the NY Blood Center collected 116 units of blood during Molloy’s Blood Drive on March 5th (exceeding last year’s total of 103). It is estimated that these units will save the lives of up to 348 people. Ms. Maria Gallagher, RN, announced that a record 27 Stanners used the Alyx machine, which is technology that allows donors to give two units of blood. “The NY Blood Center staff complimented our students on how well they conducted themselves, and also said the students who volunteered were extremely helpful,” said Ms. Gallagher. Thank you to everyone who donated blood, Ms. Gallagher for coordinating the Blood Drive, and to the NY Blood Center for spending the day at Molloy.


Esopus Seeking New Executive Director

Br. Dan O’Riordan ’85, Stanner Hall of Famer and current Vice Provincial of the United States, recently announced that the Marist Brothers Center at Esopus has begun its search for a new Executive Director. Br. Dan also offered congratulations to Br. Owen Ormsby ’74, who has served in the role for the past seven years. “All of us in the USA Province are incredibly proud and grateful for the amazing leadership and vision that Br. Owen has displayed over the past seven years in helping to lead and further deepen the mission of the MBCE,” said Br. Dan. The Province has established a search committee and released a full job description. Please download or forward the following PDF if you or someone you know might be interested! | MBCE Executive Director Job Description

Thank you to Br. Owen for the hard work he has poured into Esopus for so many years. Esopus has been and will continue to be a cherished safe-haven for countless Stanners thanks to your care. (Photo by Andie Ratilla ’20)

Submit Your Update for Next Stanner Life Magazine!

Alumni are invited to submit a brief personal update and photo for publication in the next issue of our annual magazine, Stanner Life. Have you recently landed a new job, switched careers, gotten married, had a child, or met up with a fellow Stanner? Is there a personal or professional accomplishment you’d like to share? We want to hear your Stanner Stories! Send your updates/photos to alumni@molloyhs.org. Please remember to provide captions for your photos. If you or your child recently moved, remember to share new addresses with the Alumni Center so you can be sure to receive your copy of the magazine.


Congratulations to Danielle Olsen-Picerni ’04 and Christopher Picerni, who were married on October 19, 2018. Danielle shared a photo from the wedding, which she described as “full of past and present Stanners, including my sisters, brothers, dad, and father-in-law.” Danielle attempted to name everyone for The Beehive. From left to right: Matthew Jordan ’03, Natalie Jordan ’19, Jack Warren ’19, Nick Bauer ’04, Louis Martinelli ’04, Anthony DeVito ’03, Anthony Picerni ’78, Nicole Siegel ’04, Danielle Olsen-Picerni ’04, Bridget Marie Heller-Basile ’04, Diana Oerzen-Mazzello ’04, Natasa Negovan-Martinelli ’04, Matthew Olsen ’02, Jacqueline Klein ’04, Harold Olsen ’77, Thomas Culhane ’13, Lauren Barbera ’17, Christina Jordan ’17, and Nicole Matera-Wicelinski ’04.

On December 27, 1971, Edward J. Weissenback ’60, of Richmond Hill, Queens, was part of a crew aboard a plane headed for Xaignabouli Province, Laos. Edward and his crew were on a resupply mission for the US Agency for International Development during the Vietnam War. While over Laos, communications with the plane were lost. Search and rescue efforts were unsuccessful, and Weissenback and the other three members of the crew were reported missing. On December 20, 2018, the remains of Weissenback, pilot George Ritter, and co-pilot Roy Townley were identified and accounted for. The announcement was made by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and ended a 47 year search for answers. We ask that you join us in prayer for Edward J. Weissenback and his crew. Please use the following links as additional resources. Thank you to Dan McKnight ’70 for informing us of these developments. | Read Full DPAA Announcement | Remembrance by Karen Weissenback Moen (Page 9)