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The Charity of Christ Urges Us On! SPRING ISSUE 2013

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THE TRADITION, SPRING 2013 Over fifty years of Academic Excellence


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TABLE OF CONTENTS Crusaders Aim for Perfection…………………………………………………………………………….. ..4 From the Headmaster…………………..…….………………………………………………………………..5 Campus News……………………………………………………………………………………………………....6 Bishop Eustace Robotics……………………………………………………………………………………....8 Fall and Winter Sports Highlights …………………………………………………………………………9 Bye Bye Birdie……………………………………………………………………………………………………..12 Crusaders for a Cause………………………………….……………………………………………………..13 Faculty Profile: Mr. Bleistine……………………………………………………………………………… 14 Ryan Ruggerio ‘05: A Voice for the Voiceless……………………………………………………...16 BE Outreach: Service Without Borders .……..……………………………………………………...19 Alumni Profile: T.J. Sharpe ‘93………………………………………………………………..…………..22 Alumni Profiles: Toni Walton ‘03 and Chrissy Walton ‘04 …………………………………..24 Alumni Profile: Meghan Baker ‘03……..…………………………………………………..…………..26 From the Advancement Office…………………………………………………………………………...27 Class of 2002 10-Year Reunion……...……..…………………………………………………………….28 Class of 2007 5-Year Reunion..……………..…………………………………………………………….29 Alumni News………………………………………………………….…………………………………………..30 In Memoriam………………………..……………………………….…………………………………………..40 Annual Fund…………………………………………………………….………………………………………...41 Eustace Goes Social…………………………………………………………………………………………. ..42 Summer at Eustace.…………………….………………………………………………………………….....43

Tradition

Volume 24, Number 1

Editors:

Richard Bannar James Brady Joseph Marquart, ‘65 Angelo Milicia, ‘95 Katie Williams, ‘04 Marylou Williams

Contributors:

Grace Carita, ‘14 Dwight Jessup David Moffa, ‘06

Photography:

Crusader Yearbook LifeTouch Photography

Director of Advancement:

Nick Italiano, ‘99

Publisher:

Garrison Printing Company, Inc.

The Tradition is the magazine of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. It is written and edited by the faculty and alumni of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School for the Bishop Eustace community. The purpose of the magazine is to keep the Eustace family and others aware of all aspects of Bishop Eustace today, to convey news about alumni via the alumni news, and to provide alumni with information about reunions and special campus events. www.eustace.org

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Crusaders aim for perfection

Bishop Eustace Preparatory School congratulates the Class of 2013 for excellence in their SAT scores. Top 10% of class (mean score) Critical Reading: 714 Mathematics: 715 Writing: 720 Top 25% of class (mean score) Critical Reading: 674 Mathematics: 685 Writing: 684 Entire class (mean score) Critical Reading: 568 Mathematics: 578 Writing: 565

We congratulate the members of the Class of 2013 who achieved perfect scores: Terry Gao – perfect 800 score in Writing (March 2012 testing date) Chae Hee Lim – perfect 800 score in Critical Reading and perfect 800 score in Mathematics (October 2011 testing date), plus a perfect 800 score on Mathematics 2 subject test (June 2011) Sean Udicious – perfect 800 score on United States History subject test (June 2012)

We congratulate the members of the Class of 2014 who also achieved perfect scores: Ronald Berna – perfect 800 score in Mathematics (October 2012 testing date) Jason Ronkin – perfect 800 score in Mathematics (January 2013 testing date) Nicholas Vigilante – perfect 800 score in Critical Reading (December 2012 testing date) Alan Wang – perfect 800 score in Critical Reading (October 2012 testing date) and perfect 800 score on the Mathematics 2 subject test (January 2013)

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FROM THE HEADMASTER Friends and Family of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, I am pleased that The Tradition is once again being published. Many thanks to the alumni and faculty who took on this huge undertaking and produced such a quality product. Kudos! One of the cornerstones of a Bishop Eustace education is Christian Service, as we follow the teachings of St. Vincent Pallotti to help those in need. While all of our students participate in Christian Service for all four years at Eustace, I am very happy to see that many choose to continue this legacy of service after graduation. One such alum, Ryan Ruggiero ’05, is featured on our cover for her work with the Peace Corps. Others are helping through events such as the Conor O’Kane Memorial Ice Hockey tournament and Alumni Game. It is very gratifying to me to see that so many took this most important lesson to heart. Our current students continue to amaze us with their many talents and abilities. In this issue, you will read about their commitment to service, exceptional scholarship as shown through SAT scores, and athletic and activity prowess. They continue to be the best part of my day! Finally, no school can survive without excellent leadership, and this is embodied by our principal, Mr. Bleistine. His faculty profile touches on just some of his many contributions to the students of Bishop Eustace Prep. I know they all join me in thanking him for his constant and caring presence in their lives. Many thanks to the alums who sent in news of their lives post-Eustace. I greatly enjoyed catching up with all of you in the Alumni News section, and encourage all alums to drop us a line with details of their lives. I wish you and your families a Blessed Easter Season. Sincerely yours in Saint Vincent Pallotti,

Brother James W. Beamesderfer, S.A.C. Headmaster, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School

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ew on campus this year is our Chinese Language and Culture Club. Under the direction of Eustace parent Mrs. Huang and advisors Mrs. Collier and Mr. Carwile, students are becoming more familiar with the pronunciation of difficult tonal vowels and consonants. The club recently celebrated the Chinese New Year and is planning future cultural experiences. The Friends of Rachel Club, which celebrates the legacy of kindness of Rachel Joy Scott, the first person killed at the Columbine High School massacre, sponsored Random Acts of Kindness Week February 11 to 15. Students were encouraged to join together in small groups to practice kindness to others. The Ukulele Club, under the direction of Mr. Dave Moffa ‘06, continues to delight audiences, such as the Bishop Eustace Book Fair in December. They are scheduled to play the National Anthem at the Ultimate Frisbee Club’s upcoming tournaments. BETV continues to provide student-produced television programming to the school community. Senior Anthony Lario and junior Cristina Johnson were chosen to participate in KYW Newsradio’s Newstudies Student Reporter Program. Both wrote, recorded, and produced segments that aired on KYW in December. Anthony’s segment highlighted the campuswide “Pink Out” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, while Cristina’s segment presented student reaction from the Rachel’s Challenge Program. On Wednesday February 6, family, friends and fans of Bishop Eustace student-athletes gathered as several seniors signed National Letters of Intent: Conner Bor (football) – Lafayette; Montana Fleming (field hockey) - University of Connecticut; Ashley Gault (girls soccer) - Duquesne University; Alexandra Pecora (field hockey) - Iowa State University; Kelly Quinn (field hockey) - University of Richmond; and Nicolette Wilkins (soccer) - Drexel University. These students joined their classmates who made their commitments during the fall signing period: Zachary Gallen (baseball) - University of North Carolina; Mikaela Gekas-Robinson (diving) - University of Richmond; Devon Griffin (crew) - University of Michigan; Kylie Primeau (lacrosse) Villanova University; Kirby Quinn (diving) - Duke University; and Kendall Wenzke (crew) - Drexel University. Other student-athletes who will continue their athletic careers at the next level include Christina Alleva (crew) - Drexel University; Taylor Baranowsky (girls soccer) - Ithaca College; Ry’n Bland (boys basketball) Catholic University; Thomas Falconiero (boys basketball) - Washington College; Jessica Kowal (swimming) - American University; Anne Stevens (crew) - Duquesne University; Troy McCartney (soccer) - University of Delaware; and Austin Lenart (boys soccer) - Bucknell University. Congratulations to all the student-athletes who continue our tradition of excellence.

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On January 23, BE Outreach presented "The Coffeehouse," an event which gives students and teachers the opportunity to collaborate musically together. The event raises money for BE Outreach, which sponsors service trips to the Navajo Nation, El Paso, and New Orleans. The library was transformed from an academic environment to a coffeehouse, as students filled every area of the library, relaxing and enjoying the wonderful music. The most memorable moments of the night came from the three faculty guest performers — Mr. DelRossi ‘06, Mr. Jaep, and Mr. Jarrett. Everyone agreed it was a great night that supported a great cause. Junior Allan Wang was selected on violin for the 2013 AllEastern Honors Orchestra. The general managers of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME): Eastern Division selected only 150 student musicians from the finest student musicians throughout the Eastern Division for the orchestra. States representing the Eastern Division are Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Eastern Division Conference, which is held every two years and is hosted by a local state Music Educators Association, will take place from April 4-7, 2013, at the Connecticut Convention Center. The 2013 All-Eastern Honors Orchestra will perform at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Mortensen Hall on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. Members of the class of 2013 traveled to Orlando, Florida, March 11-15 for the annual Senior Class Trip to Walt Disney World. Seniors enjoyed everything that Disney and Universal had to offer, including a VIP dinner “behind the velvet ropes” in EPCOT and a group lunch buffet in Margaritaville. The trip offered lifelong memories and excitement, and the friendships and close bonds formed will stay with them well pass graduation. Members of the class of 2014 traveled to Washington, D.C., March 14-15 for the annual Junior Class Trip. Students embarked on a “learning vacation” as they toured the museums and historic sites in our nation’s capital. The highlight of the trip was the twilight cruise on the Spirit of Washington, which was a great adventure with great food.

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BISHOP EUSTACE ROBOTICS

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tudents at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School are now participating on a robotics team providing hands -on experience in the fields of science, engineering, and technology.

The robotics competition is a highly regarded international program developed by F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – www.usfirst.org). Conceptualized by Dean Kamen, a research scientist in the field of robotics, the F.I.R.S.T. program seeks to combine the rigors of academic excellence and the excitement of sports. With the assistance of teachers and professional engineers, students learn about electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, as well as web programming and design, as they build their robot. This experience will help shape their scientific interests and build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills that may motivate them to pursue opportunities in the hard sciences. The robotics season started on January 5, 2013, with a live web cast from NASA revealing the competition specifications for this year. Teams are required to build a robot that will throw/place Frisbees in scoring areas, as well as climb a pyramid. With help from faculty advisors, Mr. Carlin and Mr. Jessup, three “mentors” from Lockheed Martin — Mr. Hemann, Mr. Schnell, and Mr. Sharp — and Mr. Milberger and Mr. Vandegrift of the Eustace Maintenance Department, students worked after school and on Saturdays to complete the design. The robot has taken on a personality and the team named the robot “Bert” (Bishop Eustace Robotics Team). The first competition was March 15 and 16, 2013, at The College of New Jersey. The team had the only rookie robot that made it into the quarter-finals and received the "Highest Rookie Seed Award" and the "Rookie Inspiration Award". A second competition was March 23 and 24 at Seneca High School in Tabernacle, NJ. The program would not be possible without sponsors who help pay the entrance fee, buy the required base kit, provide meals during the long working days, and purchase supplies for the design and build of the robot. If you would like to become a robotics team sponsor by assisting with any of these needs, the team would be most appreciative. Your generous donations assure the success of this program and our endeavor to prepare the students for careers in engineering, computers, business, machining, and manufacturing. If you would like to meet our team or would like more information, please feel free to contact the advisers: Mr. Ray Carlin (rcarlin@eustace.org) or Mr. Dwight Jessup (djessup@eustace.org). 8

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Fall and winter sports recap

FALL Highlights FOOTBALL (2-8) First Team All-Conference Selections: Conner Bor, Harrison Brown, Cameron Lindh, and Samuel Steele Second Team All-Conference Selections: Jack Brandt, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Roy Hansen, Eddie Hill, and Vince Papale The Touchdown Club of South Jersey honored Cameron Lindh, Conner Bor and Phil Livecchi for their game day performances. Sean Cirone was honored as the team’s Unsung Hero and Dan Metrick and Sam Steele were named to the All-Academic Team. Dan was also recognized as Scholar Athlete of the Year. CHEERLEADING In addition to preparing for competitions held during the winter season, the squad continued the tradition of supporting our teams and promoting good sportsmanship. They also ran a cheerleading clinic for grammar school children for a fifth consecutive year.

South Jersey Track Association All Non-Public Team: Natalie Kelly The team placed second in the Olympic Conference. Girls Soccer (14-9) First Team All-Conference Selections: Taylor Baranowsky, Alexandra Fiato, Ashley Gault, and Nicolette Wilkins All South Jersey Selection: Nicolette Wilkins NJ Coaches’ Association All-State Selection: Nicolette Wilkins First Team All Non-Public: Nicolette Wilkins The team played in the state sectional finals and finished the season ranked #5 overall in Non-Public rankings by the Star Ledger. Boys Soccer (16-6-2):

Conference Champions

First Team All-Conference Selections: Nick Hanuscin, Jake Heyser, and Alec Palmieri Second Team All-Conference Selections: Patrick Biché, Ernie DiVincenzo, Vince Maiorino, Marc-Daniel Montinard, and Andreas Papadourakis Boys Cross Country (4-1) All South Jersey Selection: Nick Hanuscin First Team All-Conference Selections: NJ Coaches’ Association All-State Selections: Nick Eric Franklin and Anthony Morelli Hanuscin, Jake Heyser, and Alec Pamieri Second Team All-Conference Selections: First Team All Non-Public: Alec Palmieri Shawn Hutchison, Alexander Stelmaski, and D’vonne Second Team All Non-Public: Nick Hanuscin Trumbo The team played in the state sectional finals and All-South Jersey: Eric Franklin finished the season ranked #9 in the Courier Post Top Third Team All Non-Public: Eric Franklin Ten, and #8 overall in the Non-Public rankings by The Individually, Eric Franklin placed 51st among the Star Ledger. state’s best runners at the Meet of Champions and set Girls Tennis (16-6): school records at Holmdel Park, Delsea HS, and Conference Champions Gloucester County College. First Team All-Conference Selections: Girls cross country (4-1) Ania Krawiec, Julia Rosen, and Chelsea Stratton First Team All-Conference Selections: Second Team All-Conference Selections: Dominique Ceretti and Sarah DiDomenico Juliana Bidic, Valerie Huertas, Sarah Sperling and

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Fall and winter sports recap Caitlyn Sorelle All South Jersey Selection: Ania Krawiec Star Ledger Non-Public First Team: Ania Krawiec The girls won their conference championship for the 15th time in the past 17 seasons. Ania Krawiec led the way with a 28-3 record and ended her career with 103 wins. Field Hockey (20-2) :

Conference Champions, South Jersey Champions, State Champions

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hosted its annual “Show Night” that featured local middle and grammar school teams, and also competed in six competitions in local, state and national events. They took 3rd Place at American Masters Nationals in Baltimore, MD and 3rd Place in NJCDCA State competition against nine teams in Mega Varsity Division. They also placed third overall for the Group Title in the Non-Public Division. Lara Mabanta was named team MVP. BOYS BASKETBALL (18-10)

First Team All-Conference Selections: Montana Fleming, Sarah Furey, Alexandra Pecora, and Kelly Quinn Second Team All-Conference Selections: Eileen Dzwill and Lauren Crudele First Team All South Jersey: Alexandra Pecora, Kelly Quinn Second Team All South Jersey: Sarah Furey First Team All-State: Kelly Quinn Second Team All-State: Montana Fleming, Alexandra Pecora Third Team All-State: Sarah Furey Field Hockey Coaches of South Jersey “Rookie Coach of the Year”: Danielle Senior

Despite returning only one starting member of last year’s squad, this year’s team continued their winning tradition, highlighted by two wins over rival Camden Catholic and a win over previously undefeated Paul VI. The team went 6-1 in Showcase Tournaments, and lost in the state quarterfinals to defending state champions St. Joseph’s Metuchen. Senior Ry’n Bland was selected to participate in the senior all-star game.

The Star Ledger ranked Eustace Field Hockey #3 overall, #2 in South Jersey, and #1 In Group 2.

GIRLS BASKETBALL (11-12)

Winter Highlights Cheerleading In addition to cheering at basketball games, the squad

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First Team All-Conference Selection: Ry’n Bland Second Team All-Conference Selections: Brandon Cazan, Shofolahan Da-Silva, Thomas Falconiero

The team finished in second place in their conference and once again qualified again for the state tournament. Junior Darby O’Kane was honored by the Girls Basketball Club of South Jersey as Unsung Hero. Senior Taylor Hudspeth was named to the All-Non Public team by the GBB Club of SJ. Taylor joined Bishop Eustace’s 1000 point club and ended her career with 1,168 points.

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-16.5 conference record, and finished third in sectionals. Nicole Schields was named team MVP.

First Team All-Conference Selection: Taylor Hudspeth Second Team All-Conference Selections: Natalie Alleva, Alexis Santarelli, Kelly Quinn

First Team All-Conference Selections: Nicole Schields, Caitlyn Sorelle, Chelsea Stratton

Wrestling (3-27)

Girls swimming (4-9)

The wrestling team qualified for the NJSIAA tournament and several wrestlers competed in Districts. Senior Michael Lenihan placed third at Districts, third at Regions and participated at the individual state tournament in Atlantic City this past month. Mike was also named team MVP.

The girls qualified for the state tournament and upset rival Gloucester Catholic in the first round. Senior Kirby Quinn was named Co-Female Diver of the Year by the Swim Coaches’ Association.

ICE HOCKEY (3-16) The ice hockey team played in the highly competitive Gordon Conference, which features the best NJ high school ice hockey programs. They participated in the Gordon Cup playoffs and qualified for the state tournament for the 10th consecutive season. Sophomore Anthony Altamuro was the teams unsung hero, starting all nineteen games in goal. Senior Christopher Lem received a Coaches Award and Nicholas Tarquini and Eric Tomasello were each named team MVP. Boys bowling (25-31) Although this year’s team was filled with young talent, it finished with a 17-15 division record and a 25 -31 conference record. The team is expected to content for a conference title next season. Michael Mastrangelo was named team MVP. First Team All-Conference Selections: Michael Mastrangelo, Praveen Vulimiri Second Team All-Conference Selections: Thomas Dewitt, Anthony Miraglia

First Team All South Jersey Selection: Kirby Quinn Second Team All South Jersey Selection: Mary-Kate Davis Boys swimming (5-7) The boys qualified for the state tournament. Ian McGroarty received the team’s sportsmanship award, and John Alloway, Anthony DiCarlo and Matthew Georgetti received Coaches Awards. First Team All-Conference Selection: John Alloway Girls winter track The girls team enjoyed another successful season. Junior Gina Bischof qualified for the Meet of Champions and the 4x400 team of Michelle Carrie, Katherine Damato, Gina Bischof, and Kristine Biche ran the fastest time in South Jersey. Kathleen Simalchik received a Coaches Award and Gina Bischof was named team MVP. Boys winter track

The boys team enjoyed another successful season. The 4 x 800 relay team of Alexander Stelmaski, Girls bowling (35.5-16.5) : Benjamin Tso, Connor McTear, and Eric Franklin Conference Champions broke the school record and qualified for Nationals. The girls won the Freedom Division Title in the Connor McTear and Alexander Stelmaski received Olympic Conference with a 27-5 division record, 35.5 Coaches Awards and Eric Franklin was named MVP.

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he Performing Arts Department of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School proudly presented Bye Bye Birdie March 7 through 9 at the Collingswood Theatre.

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CRUSADERS FOR A CAUSE: Conor o’Kane’s legaCy lives on

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o his friends and teammates, Conor O’Kane ’09 was larger than life. A four-year varsity defenseman for the ice hockey team, Conor was an intimidating force patrolling the blue line with a unique blend of size and skill. However, Conor’s tough guy on-ice persona differed from the person who strolled around campus. He was an outgoing young man with a smile on his face, the team jokester everyone loved. He was also known for bursting into 90s pop songs. Vanessa Carlton’s “Thousand Miles” became the unofficial anthem for the 2008-09 squad. He was "easily the most popular" player on the ice hockey team, said varsity coach Mike Green. “Looking back on that 2008-2009 team, I have so many great memories of those guys. We had such a great team and were ranked #1 in the state for most of the year,” added former assistant coach Angelo Milicia ’95. “Conor was definitely a ‘defensive defenseman.’” Conor passed away suddenly during his sophomore year at LaSalle University from a congenital heart condition. Since his death, Conor’s zest for life has been honored each November in the Conor O’Kane Memorial High School Ice Hockey tournament and alumni game. This year’s alumni game featured many of Conor’s teammates from both Eustace and La Salle University. The entire weekend supports the Conor O’Kane Foundation, which was created to preserve Conor’s legacy by promoting faith, family and friends. The goal of the Foundation is to encourage the Catholic faith and education, promote community service, recognize peer respect, and honor commitment to family. Since its inception, the Conor O’Kane Foundation has distributed $30,000 in tuition aid and scholarships for students attending various Catholic schools, including Bishop Eustace. For friends and family, the weekend is a chance to come together and remember a young life that ended too soon, but it is also much more than that. It is a celebration of a young man full of energy and promise. For those who play in the alumni game, the final score doesn’t matter. It is a chance to skate together one more time in memory of a beloved teammate and friend. Lifelong friend and teammate Zach Green ’09 summed it all up perfectly: “The part of the game I like the best is that in the locker rooms; no matter where guys are now or how much we've kept in contact, it is like we are all back in the high school room again joking around and remembering him. It's one time a year where we are all thrown back in time a little to when we were all together.” The third annual Conor O’Kane Memorial High School Ice Hockey tournament and Alumni game is scheduled for November 29 – December 1, 2013. More information will be posted on the Eustace Facebook page as it becomes available. www.eustace.org

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Faculty profile: mr. bleistine

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or many graduates, there are members of the faculty who are unequivocally synonymous with Bishop Eustace. One such individual, who has been a vital part of the Eustace experience for close to forty years, is Mr. Cyril Bleistine. Since his arrival at Eustace in 1974, Mr. Bleistine has been a fixture at a variety of Eustace events and has witnessed first-hand the evolution of Bishop Eustace as an institution. Mr. Bleistine is originally from Penns Grove, NJ, and attended Saint James High School in Carney’s Point. Ironically, it was at Saint James that his involvement with Bishop Eustace began, as the two schools were athletic rivals. In addition, Mr. Bleistine attended Boys State with Eustace’s Student Council President Jim Maccaroni ‘62, a friendship that still exists today. He attended Saint Joseph University as an undergraduate and attended graduate school at the University of Southern California’s satellite campus in Japan and Glassboro State College (today known as Rowan University) for his degree in education. Before joining Bishop Eustace, Mr. Bleistine spent four years in the Air Force, taught for two years at Saint James, and served as Administrative Assistant for Secondary Schools (a position later renamed to Assistant Superintendent) for the Camden Diocese, which he remembers as being “a little too far away from the students.” He was named Eustace’s Vice Principal of Academic Affairs in the summer of 1974. In that position, he acted as the school’s College Placement Officer, created the master schedule each year, and planned faculty meetings. He is credited with helping to establish the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and overseeing the school’s first Middle States Accreditation in 1977. In 1986, his title was revised to Vice Principal. He was named Acting-Principal in December 1999, and in September 2000 he was officially named Principal, a title he still holds. His career has been filled with many professional highlights, including co-teaching a course on Charles Darwin and coaching the golf team for two seasons. A high spot for him, however, was the ‘07 senior class trip. Bad weather closed Philadelphia International Airport on the day the students were to return home. While there are certainly more intimidating places to be stranded than sunny Florida, being stranded with 200 students and faculty chaperones could have been nervewracking, but Mr. Bleistine took it all in stride. “That ‘07 trip is one of my fondest memories. Those students and chaperones were fantastic. I remember at graduation that year saluting what we called ‘the final 24,’ the students who didn’t arrive home until early Monday morning, nearly three full days later than anticipated.”

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education.” He feels that being a Eustace parent allowed him a better insight into what Eustace was doing as an institution for its students, and is grateful to the Pallottines for giving him that opportunity. He recalls, “I’d like to think I became a better educator and better administrator because of it.” Much has changed since Mr. Bleistine’s arrival at Eustace, such as newer buildings, and improvements on campus. There have also been ebbs and flows in student enrollment: “That class of ’75 had 122 students and total school enrollment was between 525 and 550,” but the school’s reputation continued to grow. Mr. Bleistine commends the Pallottines for their continued support and their willingness to adjust accordingly with the times to move the school forward. “The programs we offer now are so much more sophisticated than when I first arrived. We may have had only one AP course, and now we have over fifteen. The quality academic program we offer and the people we have here are all a testament to the support of the Pallottines.”

"Remember that the Christian life is one of action; not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well."

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Saint Vincent Pallotti

CRUSADERS HELPING CRUSADERS In the tradition of Saint Vincent Pallotti , Bishop Eustace Preparatory School makes every effort to provide a quality education for deserving students, regardless of their family’s financial situation. The current economic climate, however, finds many of our families facing financial hardship. Crusaders Helping Crusaders endeavors that all students can complete their education at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. Sponsors can donate any amount. To take part in Crusaders Helping Crusaders, please send a check payable to Bishop Eustace Preparatory School with “Crusaders Helping Crusaders” in the memo section to: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Finance Office 5552 Route 70 Pennsauken NJ 08109. Thank you and God bless you for your support of the students of Bishop Eustace! www.eustace.org

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Ryan Ruggiero: “a voiCe for the voiCeless” Grace Carita ‘14

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ishop Eustace, in addition to fostering quality education and providing a positive community in which students thrive, holds fast to the motto Quod Deus Vult – “that which God wills.” This motto is reflected in all members of the Bishop Eustace family – students, faculty, and alumni. For almost sixty years, Eustace graduates have carried this powerful motto with them. Ryan Ruggiero ’05 has made great contributions to the Peace Corps, forming an organization to teach and train invaluable skills to underprivileged South African youth, organizing “Stars of Tomorrow” in January 2011. Ruggiero says, “I wondered why it took me coming as an American – 8,000 miles away – to educate people in the community about HIV.” This altruistic attitude, in addition to strong willpower and confidence, has carried Ruggiero to her current degree of success. But how did she get to this point? It all began at Bishop Eustace. In all aspects of her high school experience, Ruggiero noticed an underlying message: because she was so blessed, she felt it was her responsibility to help others. She learned at a young age that “poverty is not a choice, but a cycle.” Ruggiero got involved in campus ministry and traveled to Appalachia for a weeklong service retreat. After the retreat, Ruggiero continued to give back to her community by orchestrating the annual homeless event and hunger banquet at Eustace her senior year. She cooked meals at St. Mary’s homeless shelter twice a month, providing not only hot meals but a listening ear to those who were hungry. She also volunteered at a center for the mentally disabled. When the time came for senior year awards, Ruggiero earned the “Serving Spoon” award and the “Corpus Christi – Love of Christ” award for her outstanding acts of charity. Ryan’s passion for helping others goes hand-in-hand with her fierce determination. “I do not like to quit,” she says. Being a

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member of a two-time state championship soccer team taught her the importance of resilience – she worked hard after losses because they renewed her drive to win. Her coach’s mantra “No excuses!” left an impact on her, even when she was not on the field. After graduation, Ruggiero continued to pursue her interest in volunteering at Lehigh University. Enrollment in a Global Citizenship Program took her to Africa after her freshman year. She fell in love with it, eager to return. Soon after, she ventured to Tanzania where she worked with the mentally disabled. The more time Ruggiero spent in Africa, the more she realized that she wanted to continue serving there, despite obvious challenges. Ruggiero continued to pursue her international interests during college. She was elected President of the Global Union, the largest student organization on campus. In this position, she was able to interact with many international students and organize events to engage other students’ interest in global affairs. Ruggiero took what she loved and shared it with her classmates – she was that passionate about it. Finally, in her senior year, she decided to enlist in the Peace Corps. Since then, she has been making great progress in bettering the lives of countless people. Ruggiero was drawn to the eye-opening aspect of the Peace Corps. “You get to live with and like the people you are working with as closely as possible, which allows you to see life through their eyes,” she says. Ruggiero has made dozens of friends in her experiences; she has helped one get accepted to a youth ambassador program, another hired by the police force, and another earn a degree in social work. These relationships began with Ruggiero’s desire to educate out-of-school youth in South Africa. “Stars of Tomorrow”, her youth development project, focuses on addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the KwaZulu Natal area of South Africa. After its inception, the organization distributed surveys and informational handouts to determine how much the general public knew about the disease. Ruggiero was surprised at how little people knew about AIDS, considering that 38% of the population suffered from it. She began educating the community right away, especially youth, about HIV/AIDS prevention, contraception, abuse, and other “stigmatized” sexual health issues. As she worked, Ruggiero began realizing just how much help the people needed – not just in sexual health education, but in life skills and job training. Many resources that American jobhunters take for granted are not accessible to the people of KwaZulu Natal, such as job-seeker services, listings of available jobs, or even copy machines to duplicate a résumé. (continued on page 18) www.eustace.org

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Also, because of the high percentage of AIDS victims in the area, many children are left orphaned, with no one to direct them in the job-hunting process. These injustices, as well as the despicable corruption of many employers and municipal leaders, inspired Ruggiero to take further action. “The Stars of Tomorrow” program has evolved into an organization called “Simunye”, meaning “we are one” in Zulu, emphasizing the unifying struggle faced by so many young African people. This youth development program provides computer training, volunteer opportunities, and job-seeker services to out-of-school and unemployed African youth. The knowledge and skills taught by Simunye allow these young people to acquire a stable job and earn a living. Ruggiero, although incredibly proud of the people she has helped, knows that in order for Simunye to work best, the youth must run it themselves. She has faith in their capability and will offer guidance and mentorship from the U.S., but feels that it will soon be time for her to move on to a new chapter in her life. She provided the spark necessary to start Simunye, and trusts those that she trained with tending its flames. Ruggiero’s time in the Peace Corps has been a give-and-take experience. While she offered life skills, the people she met offered her life lessons. “I learned that just when you think things are ending, it is very possible that they are just beginning,” she says. This realization reminded her to never give up. She firmly believes that any one person has the power to make a huge impact on the world. All it takes is perseverance, hard work, and a goal. Of course, challenges arise on all journeys. Ruggiero has struggled to keep her youth motivated – they have been disappointed many times before by volunteers who made empty promises, only to leave before providing real assistance. By being patient, Ruggiero slowly built trustworthy relationships with many people to prove how serious she was about helping them. She knows that they are very capable of making a difference with the proper skills and knowledge, and often she reminds herself of this to stay motivated. All the time and hard work Ruggiero has put into the Peace Corps over the past four years have definitely paid off. In addition to improving the lives of countless African youth, she has made many self-discoveries: “I have had my morals, beliefs and standards tested on many occasions, and it has forced me to look deeper at who I am and why I do the things I do.” Her service has taught her how strong she is and how much she is capable of achieving. She is not done yet. When asked where she hopes to see herself in five years, she described her goal of holding a master’s degree in an international development field. Also, she has high hopes for Simunye, envisioning it as a strong, sustainable organization that inspires similar programs to form across South Africa. Ruggiero’s inspirational accomplishments manifest the great impact one person’s willpower can have in making a difference. 18

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be outreach: Service without borders

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ishop Eustace has always been committed to providing its students with unique opportunities to serve the community, and BE Outreach extends the boundaries of that community to reach new lengths. Based in the foundation of Christian Service, BE Outreach is a year-long program which culminates in a cultural immersion experience. Participating students meet bi-weekly before school throughout the year, with a focus on education and community building. BE Outreach challenges students to develop a heightened awareness of social justice and spirituality. Currently, the program offers three different service destinations, each with a uniquely different focus. When BE Outreach began, there was an emphasis on the social justice issues associated with our country’s Native American tribes, and that continues in the Navajo Nation experience. Students are taken to a Navajo reservation in northern New Mexico, where they experience and contribute to the Native American culture of the Navajo Nation. Volunteer projects include building community gardens, learning and working with organic and traditional farmers, assisting with water conservation efforts, and learning adobe construction. Another opportunity that Outreach offers Rustic Pathways, an organization in New Orleans, Louisiana. Participants in the New Orleans experience work to rebuild the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students partake in various service outings, including the rehabilitation of houses and organizational work within charter schools. Students also tour the areas to understand the impact on the entire New Orleans community. The newest service opportunity is based in El Paso, TX, and Las Cruces, NM, two cities along the Mexican border. Eustace students will work and live side-by-side with the predominantly Mexican communities, where they will be immersed in the culture of the American Southwest to provide an unfiltered experience within an immigrant community and a glance into global concerns that extend beyond our nation’s boundaries.

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Reflections from be outreach

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ll three BE Outreach service trips offer a unique and powerful experience. Outreach alumni have gone on to assume numerous leadership roles within their college ministry programs, with some choosing career paths related to community building, service, and social justice. The program continues to challenge young minds and bolster the tradition of service at Bishop Eustace. “The service learning experience of the BE Outreach program has been invaluable to me, and has undoubtedly shaped my path in life and my studies at Gettysburg College.” Michael Lahoda, ‘07

“We were taught at Eustace that the charity of Christ urges us on and that service was an integral part of our faith. Through BE Outreach, I gained a deeper appreciation for all the blessings I have in my life and developed a deeper and more profound faith in God. I am forever in debt to Bishop Eustace for all they have given me and for BE Outreach, which helped me grow into the person I am today.” Xavier Roque, ‘07 “I learned a lot about the value of community service from Bishop Eustace and BE Outreach. I am grateful for all the opportunities I had, and I look forward to traveling and meeting people and forming relationships on future service opportunities.” Hayley Boyle, ‘08

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“I honestly had the best experience of my life, and I’m holding back tears thinking about it because I wish we could stay together on the Navajo Nation forever.” Nicole Aguiar, ‘11

“BE Outreach Navajo Nation was the most amazing experience of my life. It was uplifting, enlightening, humbling, beautiful and transforming.” Luke Mazzochette, ‘11

“BE Outreach has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of. It has made me realize that an easy way to make yourself happy is by making someone else happy. One smile can change a person's life.” Kevin Love, ‘12

“The experience I had working in New Orleans charter schools really made me appreciate the educational atmosphere at Bishop Eustace. Sometimes we take for granted that not every child is lucky enough to go to a school where the teachers are supportive and the environment is so welcoming ” Kristen Leen, ‘12

“Because our experience was so positive and transforming, we decided to continue the work we started last summer with the BE Outreach Program and return to the Reservation, this time as Bishop Eustace Alumni.” Nevin O’Kane and Gianna Murabito, ‘12 www.eustace.org

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A profile of courage:

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ourage is not some fictitious super hero who can fly or climb a building. Courage is not people who dare themselves to go high speeds or jump out of a plane. Courage is a selfdescribed man of many titles – father, husband, son, brother, friend, and fighter. Courage is Eustace grad T.J Sharpe ’93. T.J. has already battled stage 4 melanoma once, and is now in his second battle. It’s a grim diagnosis, and yet T.J. points out it’s not absolute; his positive attitude that serves as an inspiration for all who closely follow his story in his blog for philly.com. At an early age, T.J. knew he wanted to be a Crusader. His father and aunt were alumni and his brother and cousins would soon follow in his footsteps. He has many fond memories of the school. Some were within the classroom: Father Nolan’s world history class and any large group lectured by Mr. Lange stand out. What T.J. remembers most is the life-long bonds that began at Eustace. T.J. played football and baseball for four years, and credits those four years for shaping a lot of his future and friendships. The time spent with teammates transformed classmates into best friends, culminating in the ’93 senior trip to Walt Disney World. T.J. recalls, “Our senior class trip capped off all that shared time, a week of running around Disney and acting like the teenagers we were, knowing that in a few short months, we would all go our separate ways to college and life beyond that. I still think of that trip every time I go to Orlando and smile, and likely always will.” Success in the classroom and athletics led to admission to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and the chance to play Division III football. He majored in psychology and business and credits Eustace for some of his success. “The freedom allowed by Eustace gives a great ‘prep’ for learning on your own once you are really on your own. I wasn’t the best student when I arrived at Eustace, but being in a challenging academic environment enabled me to understand how to study and spend my time wisely.” After college, T.J. became an IT consultant and relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after stints in Hoboken, NJ, and Haverford, PA. He met his wife Jen in Florida and the pair married in April 2008. The couple have two children: 2year-old Josie and 5-month-old Tommy. Shortly after the birth of Tommy, T.J.’s life “came to a screeching halt.” A weekend with a high fever prompted him to go to the hospital, where he faced grim news – there were multiple tumors in his lungs, spleen, liver, and small bowel. The diagnosis was stage 4 melanoma. During his hospital stay, he lost 30 pounds, had the small bowel tumor removed, and began to prep for a long battle with cancer.

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Subsequent tests confirmed it was a reoccurrence of a malignant melanoma that was removed twelve years earlier. Months after a diagnosis that would paralyze many in fear, T.J. is determined to beat the odds. He is currently receiving treatment, the first of its kind, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, in a clinical trial which combines a new FDA-approved drug (Yervoy) with an existing experimental treatment involving his own T-cells. He draws strength from a support network of family and friends, including two generations of Eustace grads. He says, “My lasting friendships with many of my classmates and teammates have endured nearly twenty years since graduation. Our class was something that almost all of us cherished – there were a lot of differences in the individuals from 1993, but together we were a pretty close group. Eustace helped foster that sense of community.” This past fall, the Eustace football team sent an autographed ball and get well card arranged by Coaches Rob Cormier and Vincent Angelucci ’92, a heartwarming gesture that showed just how large T.J.’s extended Eustace family had become. T.J. continues to blog the ups and downs of his treatment for philly.com’s health page and twenty years after receiving his diploma on the quad, he offers this advice to the next generation of Crusaders, “Take advantage of everything Eustace has to offer – there are few high schools in the area that can match the opportunities you will be given over those four years. I was surprised when I went to college how different my experience was compared to many of my Carnegie Mellon classmates and teammates. You have a chance to be part of something special, not just in the four years you are a Crusader, but for a long time afterwards. Build those relationships – with your classmates, the students in grades above and below you, even your teachers. You will be surprised at how many times many of them end up in your life well past graduation.” T.J. is determined not only to live his life to the fullest, but also to share his inspirational story with others. Through it all, he remains as positive as he was in his days at Eustace. “Tomorrow is a new day and another one to choose to define life instead of letting its circumstances define me.” Inspiring words from an inspiring man, indeed. You can follow T.J. Sharpe on his blog www.philly.com/philly/blogs/patient1/, and www.tjsharpe.com. You can also support T.J.’s charity work by visiting apromtoremember.org.

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alUMni profiles: toni Walton ‘03 anD Chrissy Walton ‘04: sWeet eats at sWeet t’s Katie Williams ‘04

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ver since they were little, Toni Walton '03 and her sister Chrissy Walton '04 knew they would open a shop together. They used to think maybe it would be an ice cream parlor, but their dream became a reality in an even sweeter way. The two sisters are the owners of Sweet T's Bakeshop, located in Haddonfield, which specializes in creative specialty cakes and inventive desserts. The shop, which opened in November of 2011, has become a South Jersey sensation. It’s a cozy, friendly spot, with a large exposed kitchen that lets customers watch the staff prepare their treats. Toni has been baking since she was a child, but she was always focused on other art mediums. After graduating Eustace, where she created the banner for the Class of 2003, she attended the University of Hartford and earned a fine arts degree in illustration and graphic design. It wasn’t until she was asked to make a friend’s wedding cake, however, that she realized that cake creation was how she wanted to use her talents. Hoping to get more experience in cake decorating, she decided to move to New York. On a random stroll through Hoboken, NJ, she passed a bakery that “called out” to her. She immediately ran inside and asked for a job. A week later she was hired as an intern. As fate would have it, that bakery was Carlo’s Bakery, run by Buddy Valastro. Two weeks into her internship Toni would be on national television, appearing in seasons 1 and 2 of TLC’s Cake Boss. From there, Toni moved out to LA to get a different perspective on the field. Chrissy joined her on the West Coast, and the girls began to craft their dream store. Returning to New Jersey, the two worked out of their house for a year until they were able to move into 24

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their Haddonfield store. Still an artist first, Toni finds cake decorating to be the most exciting part of the process. One of her favorite creations was a hand-painted Victorian wedding cake. “I love making new flavors and being creative. That’s what this is all about,” Tori said, standing in front of the counter displaying the dozens of cupcake flavors available every day. Blueberry velvet cake is the shop’s specialty invented by Toni, though Chrissy noted that “the people’s favorite” is chocolate peanut butter. They offer everything from standards like Chocolate, Carrot Cake, and Cookies and Cream, to specialties like Apple Maple Bacon and Root Beer Float. Their menu even asks that customers feel free to invent their own flavors if they want something that is not listed. Their favorite cake so far was one they made for Haddonfield’s 300th anniversary party. Weighing almost 400 pounds, the five-story cake featured hand-painted decorations, a model of the Haddonfield dinosaur, a train, and a spinning top. “It was a family project,” Toni explained. “Everyone helped work on it. Our brother Michael ‘01 painted the clock tower, and our mother [former Eustace faculty member Gia Walton] did the base layer.” “Our family follows us,” Chrissy said with a laugh, “here, from Eustace.” A community vibe is a part of their shop, which is why they are so grateful to the Eustace community. “They’ve been very supportive,” the sisters explained. “They’re a big part of our customer base.”

Sweet T’s Bakeshop is located at 7 Kings Ct. Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Phone: 856-428-0222. Visit www.sweettbakes.com

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alUMni profile: Meg baKer ‘03 froM eUstaCe “Morning annoUnCeMents teaM” to netWorK neWs

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eghan Baker ‘03, most recently a journalist for the Fox News Channel and freelance reporter for Philadelphia Fox 29, had a very different start in reporting. “When I’m asked in interviews ‘how did you get started in the news industry?’ my halfserious response is ‘As the morning announcement girl at Bishop Eustace Prep.’”

After graduating Bishop Eustace in 2003, Meg attended Lafayette College. After her graduation in 2007, she began working in New York City. She started at ABC Family in advertising, and then moved to news at ABC, working in production for the show 20/20. After that, it was on to Fox News as a news editor and reporter. More recently, she worked locally for Fox 29 and is working for a new show called Chasing NJ, which will air in the New York and Philadelphia markets on a major network this spring. Meg remembers, “It was the late Mr. Kiessling, my track coach at the time, who got me involved with the morning announcements at Eustace. ‘I know you can run, but can you read,’ Kiess asked me in his sarcastic tone.” That comment got her involved in working on Mr. Kiessling’s no-frills morning announcements. This first introduction to broadcasting helped relieve any camerashyness Meg might have had. “Kiessling's no muss, no fuss, just do it attitude pushed me to do just that – read the announcements on TV in front of the entire school.” Meg came full circle with morning announcements at Eustace. Last winter Angelo Milicia ’95, an adviser for BETV, invited Meg to talk to the current morning announcers. However, she took it to the next step by inviting the group to help her shoot a segment for an "App Attack" video based column at Fox. She also continues to mentor alumni and current students interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Some of her fondest Eustace memories also involve Mr. Kiessling. “From the outside, he was a prickly old man you weren't sure you wanted to say hello. But those close to him knew he was all mush and love on the inside. As my coach and mentor for years after graduating Eustace, he gave me the confidence to see my strengths and pursue my dreams.” He and assistant coach Roxanne Hughes ‘95 encouraged Meg in running the 800m sprint, known as one of the hardest races; Meg went on to run Division I track in the Patriot League, and currently holds the 800m record at Lafayette. Running has been her connection to many opportunities. While a member of the ABC running team at ABC Family, her fellow runners told her about an open production assistant position at ABC News 20/20. Meg summarizes her success in the news industry by saying “Bishop Eustace gave me the confidence and support I needed to set big goals and forge my way through a tough industry. Thank you, BE Prep!” 26

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From the advancement OFFICE: Excalibur and Hall of Fame Nominations

Excalibur Award “This word evokes an image of courage, audacity, tenacity and tradition. Bishop Eustace Prep School has always encouraged these characteristics in its students; it is therefore fitting that its most prestigious alumni award carries the name Excalibur!” Frank McGrath ‘60 The Alumni Association introduced the Excalibur Award in 1991 to recognize alumni for civic, religious, humanitarian, professional or academic accomplishments. The award could be for a single act or for a lifetime of achievement. We are proud to announce the Bishop Eustace Preparatory School graduates who have been designated to receive this year’s Excalibur Awards. The honorees are: Maj. Gen. John Casciano, USAF (Ret.), Class of 1961 Mr. Carmen Mitcho, Class of 1966 Mr. Richard Miller, Class of 1970 Dr. Joann (Rigolizzo) Gurenlian, 1974 Mr. Gerald “Gerry” Browne, 1974 (posthumously)

Athletic Hall of Fame Since 1958, many of the over 7,500 men and women who have graduated from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School have made significant contributions to the school’s sports programs. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals, regardless of their sport, who had a significant impact on the athletic program at Bishop Eustace and projected a positive image of the Crusaders, to the community outside of our school.

Upcoming Ceremonies The Excalibur Awards and the Athletic Hall of Fame Awards are given biennially. The next Hall of Fame induction will take place in April 2014, while the subsequent Excalibur Awards ceremony will occur in April 2015. If you would like to nominate a distinguished alumnus for either award, please submit their name and as much supporting information as possible to alumni@eustace.org, or mail the nomination to: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, 5552 Route 70 Pennsauken, NJ 08109 Attn: Director of Alumni Relations

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Class of 2002 - 10 YEAR REUNION

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n Friday, November 23, 2012, members of the class of 2002 met at the Public House in Philadelphia. Over seventy-five classmates, class advisers Mrs. Penza and Mr. Brady, as well as Alumni Director Mr. Bannar were in attendance. Special thanks to all who made it a memorable night, especially organizers Katie Ross and Romeo Pacifico.

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Class of 2007 - 5 YEAR REUNION

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n Friday, November 23, 2012, members of the class of 2007 gathered at Bridget Foy’s in Philadelphia. Over 80 classmates and Alumni Director Mr. Bannar were in attendance. Special thanks to all who made it a memorable night, especially organizers Madeleine DiLeonardo and Phil Jaworskyj .

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ALUMNI NEWS

Class of 1960 Ralph Ipri has been elected to the South Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame. The long time tennis coach at Cherry Hill East High School was inducted in a ceremony on March 7, 2013.

Class of 1962 The Class of ‘62 celebrated its 50th reunion on September 15, 2012. Classmates from around the country came home for a weekend of activities. Some attended the Eustace home football game versus Gloucester Catholic, some took a guided tour of the campus on Saturday afternoon, and all attended Mass at Christ the King Church, celebrated by classmate, Msgr. Roger McGrath, with a reunion dinner immediately following Mass.

Wellsprings of Character, Hope and Imagination are the seminal sources of those aspects of Leadership that are relevant to the presenting opportunity or challenge.”

Class of 1964 Robert Schneck recently retired from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School after 42 years of teaching physics and computer science. He and wife Barbara reside in Hollywood, Florida.

Class of 1965 Col. William F. Reyers, USA (Ret.), has been appointed the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Command and Control. Col. Reyers retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 and until this appointment was Vice President of program management at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Fairfax, Virginia. He and wife Kathy have three children — Courtney, Katie, and Billy.

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Mark Lonetto was inducted into the Camden County Sports Hall of Fame October 25, 2012. Mark is also a member of the Bishop Eustace Athletic Hall of Fame as

an individual and a member of the 1973 Basketball Team. Brian O'Reilly is a writer/ producer and was the creator and executive producer of Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible. His new book, Angelina’s Bachelors is his third book and first novel, after Mission: Cook! and Impossible to Easy. His culinary collaborator is his wife and partner, Virginia, a lifelong cook and culinary producer of their production company.

Class of 1975 Lawrence Mroz is a doctor of optometry at the The Eye Professionals in Millville, New Jersey. He and wife Linda have two children, Douglas and David.

Class of 1978 Anthony Ierardi, who was promoted to a Major General in the United States Army in November of 2010, was named commander of the US 1st Cavarly, based at Fort Hood, Texas. His most recent assignment was the director of force management for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff in Washington, DC. He held numerous assignments during his career and spent two previous stints with the 1st Cavalry-

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division operations officer and commander of the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade.

Class of 1979 Diana (Castorina) Behling recently traveled to Malawi in Southeast Africa to educate birth attendants through a "Physicians for Peace" program. She has traveled to other parts of the world to train caregivers, reinforcing the importance of a holistic approach. Patty Leone received her D.O. from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005, finished her residency in 2008 at Long Beach Medical and is now practicing family medicine in Manhattan. She lives in Long Beach, Nassau County, New York.

Class of 1981 Joe Bovino is a practicing attorney in Hollywood, California, and is also a successful author, who released a new book Field Guide to Chicks of the United States. Shahid Saigol has written an ebook called Guerrilla Interviewing...Closing the Sales Job You Want on the First Try.

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Class of 1982 J. Kenneth Leap has completed yet another wonderful stained glass project at the New Jersey Transit station in Lindenwold, NJ, and was featured in an article in the Courier Post on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Ken has been a stained glass artist for the past 21 years and has completed many other high-profile projects in the state of New Jersey.

Class of 1986 Kim (Anderson) Iles and husband Michael live in Medford, New Jersey with sons Mike and Max, both members of the Class of 2016.

Class of 1992 Trae Lamborne is the President of Egress Solutions, Inc.and TraeDon Construction, Inc. He and wife Donna (Perrone) live in Wenonah, NJ, with children Grace (8) and Jack (7). Dr. Matthew Pinto was recently profiled on 6-ABC for his work helping patients successfully lose weight. He recently helped Tony Luke Jr. lose an amazing 125 pounds.

Class of 1993 Vincent DelPidio is a business analyst for a company called

Cynergy, The Experience Agency, which helps companies develop strategies for design and development for the web, mobile and desktop technologies. Donna (Perrone) Lamborne is the Director of Marketing and Assistant to the Dean of Temple Law School. She and husband Trae live in Wenonah, NJ with children Grace (8) and Jack (7). Carmen Mitcho is an Executive Producer, having worked on many television shows on E! Entertainment television and other networks. After 18 years in Los Angeles, CA, he and wife Tara now live with their son Charlie in Montclair, NJ.

Class of 1994 Marlena (Cianciarulo) Kennard is the Brand Manager for ILEX Consumer Products Group based in Baltimore, Maryland. She and husband Matt make their home in Baltimore.

Class of 1995 Birth: to Jamie (Brady) Kuchta and husband Mike, a daughter Abigail Rae born on February 10, 2012. She entered the world at 7 lbs. and 20 1/4 inches and joins her big sister Samantha. Kim Field married Andrew Jacobs on September 8, 2012 in Asheville, NC. The couple THE TRADITION, SPRING 2013

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ALUMNI NEWS resides in Bellefonte, PA and is expecting their first child in June. Kim is the Director of Development for Student Affairs and Undergraduate Education at Penn State University. She received her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Higher Education from Florida State University in 2011.

Kathleen (Linck) Monforto was featured in Kevin Callahan’s Courier Post segment called “Where Are They Now?” Kathleen, a standout in track and cross country, both at Eustace and Georgetown University, was elected to the Bishop Eustace Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Roxanne Hughes earned her Doctorate and was honored by Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK), the premier professional association for educators. PDK named her research one of five outstanding doctoral dissertations internationally. Roxanne is a former faculty member of Bishop Eustace.

Birth: to Angelo Milicia and wife Bobbiann, a daughter Alexandra Grace born on December 25, 2012. Their beautiful “Christmas present” arrived at 7:25AM and joins big brother Anthony and big sister Ava.

Engaged: Nicole Johnson to Cale Pendergrass. A September 20, 2013, wedding is planned at the Breakers in Palm Beach Florida. Classmates Katie Nickels and Lisa Galliera will attend her in the wedding. Nicole recently became a partner in the accounting firm of Hafer & Company in Palm Beach. Ryan Lawrence is the Phillies beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News. He is routinely a guest on Daily News Live on the Comcast Network and Sports Radio WIP.

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Matt Mitcho is a Brand Director for Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He and wife Morgan live with their son Gray in Raleigh, North Carolina. Matt and Morgan are expecting a baby girl in July. Keith Parker, a Senior Strategist at Deutsche Bank in New York, is responsible for global asset allocation research. He and his wife Colleen live in Garden City, NY, with their three children Logan, Braden and Katelyn. Birth: to Luke Repici and wife Judy, a daughter Norah Mae born

on March 17, 2013. She joins big brother Joshua. The family lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. John Schmidt is currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. He is teaching at Yeditepe University’s Law School. Birth: to Jocelyn (Smith) Talbert and husband Richard, a son Richard Eric Talbert III, born on March 12, 2013. Married: Bryan Weist and Lisa Kinney on December 3, 2011. In attendance were Eustace classmates Greg Brown, Andrew Lund, Luke Repici, John Schmidt, and Angelo Milicia.

Class of 1996 Joe Vallee is the owner of the website 'philly2philly.com' which has its finger on the pulse of what's happening in the greater Philadelphia area, i.e., politics, sports, entertainment, etc. Joe also wrote a book entitled A Snowballs Chance-Philly Fires Back Against the National Media.

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Charles (CJ) Schiavino is a sales representative for Volvo Rentals in Bristol, Pennsylvania, dealing in the rental of construction heavy equipment. CJ lives in Swedesboro, New Jersey with wife Tracy, step-son Zach, and four dogs.

Most Valuable Player for the Rutgers-Camden track program. Married: Paul Drzal and Christina Mathewson on April 7, 2012. Paul is an architect for Paul Drzal, LLC in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia PA.

Emma Frances born on August 16, 2011. Emma entered the world at 6 lbs., 4 ozs. and 19 1/2 inches. Sandy is formerly director of the library and media services for Fairfield College Preparatory School. The family lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Class of 1999

Married: Drew Chiesa and Jennifer Juice in September 2012. A graduate of Gettysburg College in 2001, Drew graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 and is now a Gastroenterology Fellow at UMDNJ in Stratford, New Jersey. Jennifer is a resident at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware.

Birth: to Bruce Ciallella and wife Danielle (Feigenbutz) '01, a son Brayden Blair born on August 19, 2012. Bruce received his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law in May of 2012 and is currently the Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey. Prior to his appointment, Bruce was the Head Index Derivative Trader at McGowan Investors.

Matthew Collings was inducted into the Rutgers-Camden Athletic Hall of Fame for 2009. He was a three-sport letterman (track, golf and cross country) and was a two -time NCAA Division III AllAmerican in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. Matt was also a three-time participant in the NCAA Championships, a three-time winner of the Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, and a four-time

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Class of 1998 Birth: to Justin DiGaetano and wife Kristie, a son Joseph born January 25, 2013. Joe arrived at 6 lbs., 3 oz. and 19.5 inches. Justin is a partner in the accounting firm of Fidato Partners, LLC in Wayne, Pennsylvania and the family lives in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Marc Sauer is a former pitcher for the Florida Marlins and Oakland Athletics baseball organizations. He has been the Northeast area scout for the Oakland A's and was recently promoted by the A's to East Coast Supervisor and has relocated to Tampa, Florida. Birth: to Sandra (Stock) Beyerly and husband Mark, a daughter

Birth: to Nicholas Italiano and wife Amanda, a daughter Juliet Catherine born on November 25, 2012. Juliet was 8 lbs., 7 ozs. and joins big sister Maddie. Nick is the Advancement and Admissions Director at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School and the family lives in Marlton, New Jersey. Birth: to Matt Morgan and wife Liz, a son Charles Oakes born on October 26, 2011. The family lives in Elkton, Maryland. Matt is the director of business THE TRADITION, SPRING 2013

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ALUMNI NEWS development at Tutor Perini Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Birth: to Angela (Zielinski) Lamorte and husband Tom, a daughter Danielle Rose born on October 2, 2011. The family lives in Sicklerville, New Jersey.

Class of 2000 Birth: to Mike Iannucci and wife Christie (Sacchetti), twins Alexandria Elizabeth and Lucas Michael, born on July 14, 2012. Mike is an attorney with Blank Rome in Philadelphia, and Christie, who received her Master's Degree in School Counseling, works at Resource America, Inc., also in Philadelphia. The family lives in Marlton, New Jersey. Birth: to Dan Mancini and wife Paula, a daughter Ava Celeste born January 9, 2013.

from Richard Stockton College in 2009 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy, BS in Biological Sciences and a BFA in Dance. She is employed at Cross Keys Physical Therapy in Turnersville and teaches classical ballet and modern dance at L'Ecole de la Dance in Mt. Laurel, NJ. She and her husband Brad currently live in Sewell, NJ Mike Drzal is a Multimedia Artist at Exponent Inc. He specializes in visual communication techniques including studio photography, digital imaging, and accident and site investigations using both photography and video. He is responsible for photographic and video evidence, video postproduction, and creation of demonstrative evidence used in litigation support. He currently lives in South Philadelphia. Mike is a Philadelphia Mummer and banjo player in the Pennsport String Band.

master's degree in public health at Emory University in 2007, graduated from Georgetown Medical School in 2011 and is now an internal medicine resident at Georgetown University Hospital. She and Darren live in Chevy Chase, Maryland. J.P. Mangalindan recently wrote the cover story on the turnaround of eBay for the February 25th issue of Fortune magazine. A graduate of Fordham University, J.P. has written for GQ, Popular Science, Entertainment Weekly, and nymag.com. Dr. John Mirmanesh married Holly Sortino on December 1, 2012. John’s groomsmen included Best Man Michael Mirmanesh ‘06, Anthony Nordo ‘01, Bill Colarulo ‘01, and Michael Walton ‘01. John is a Physician with Advocare Pediatric and Adult Medicine in Marlton, NJ.

Birth: to Danielle (Feigenbutz) and Bruce Ciallella ‘99, a son Brayden Blair born on August 19, 2012.

Class of 2001 Stasia (Botis) Bahring graduated

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Married: Margaret Gatti and Darren Mays on April 10, 2010. A graduate of Trinity College in 2004, Maggie received her

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Married: Cameron Morgan to Lindsay Smith of Moorestown in April 2012, at the Methodist Church in Moorestown, New Jersey. Cameron joined the law firm of Parker McCay in 2012, practicing school board law.

Class of 2002 Birth: to Megan (Ferber) Clinthorne and husband Graham, a daughter Charlotte Grace born on May 18, 2011. Charlotte was 7 lbs., 6 ozs. and 21 inches. The family is doing well and living in Oaklyn, New Jersey. Bob Hennefer is the Head Golf Professional at the Links Golf Club in Marlton, NJ. He has been named the 2013 Philadelphia PGA Section Player Development Award Winner for growing the game of golf in our area. He and wife Diana have a son Chase, who was born on November 2, 2011.

Katie Ross co-authored a paper that published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled "A Randomized Study of www.eustace.org

How Physicians Interpret Research Funding Disclosure." Katie received her M.B.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and works full time doing research at the American Board of Internal Medicine while writing her dissertation for her doctoral program. She recently completed a marathon in Birmingham, AL—the 26th marathon of her 50 state mission! Number 50 is scheduled for November 2015 in New York City. Married: Meghan Smith to Dave Gentleman on July 28, 2013. After receiving her degree in elementary and special education from Mount St. Mary's, Meghan began her teaching career as a 5th grade special education teacher at Walter Hill School in Swedesboro, New Jersey. She and Dave are living in Cherry Hill.

Class of 2003 Barbara Angelino has been accepted into Purdue University Veterinary School for the Class

of 2017. Married: Meghan (Bleistine) Morgan to David Morgan on June 11, 2011. She received her M.Ed from Holy Family University and is a member of the faculty at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School.

Birth: to Christine (Blom) Sands and husband Mike, a daughter Erin Elizabeth born on March 14, 2013. Erin was 7 lbs. and 20.5 inches Married: Mark Kohler and Julia Gaffield on January 26, 2013. Mark recently received his Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Duke University. He is working as a consultant for PriceSpective in Morristown, NJ. Engaged: Lauren Kramer to Kyle Moran. The wedding will take place on June 15, 2013. Lauren is a graduate of Fairfield University, is doing recruiting for PepsiCO, and is pursuing her master's degree at UConn. Kyle is a UConn grad who works in finance for Pepperidge Farms.

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ALUMNI NEWS Mike Regina is working in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, California. He has worked on the production staffs of several motion pictures and television series. He is currently working on Go On, starring Matthew Perry. Married: Michael Wagner and Ashley Kline on October 20, 2012.

and they now live in New York City. Married: Nick Tomasello and Erin Cowan on June 2, 2012. Many Eustace alum attended, including father Jim Tomasello ‘77, sister Kristen Tomasello ‘09, brother Eric Tomasello ‘13, Joseph Marquart ’65, Nick Regina ’77, Joan Perry ’84, Ian Sbalcio ‘04, John Khouri ‘04, and Alex Sbalcio ‘07.

Class of 2005 Class of 2004 Todd Johnson is a correspondent and video producer for NBC News’ theGrio. His work has been featured on NBC's Today Show. Married: Eric Krawiec and Christine Moylan (‘05), on November 9, 2012. Married: Joseph Licata and Kim Wong, on May 6, 2012. Married: Christina Maniaci and Chad Berner (of Clifton Park, New York) on September 8, 2012 in Philadelphia. Several Eustace classmates were in attendance. Christie met Chad while attending Georgetown University 36

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Engaged: Christopher Bernardi and Amanda Pasquarella on September 22, 2012. The wedding is planned for October 18, 2014. Birth: to Will Hargrave and Adriana (Capella) Hargrave, a son Dylan Paul born on January 29, 2013. Dylan was 7 lbs, 12 oz and 20.5 inches. The family lives in Williamstown, NJ. Married: Christine Moylan and Eric Krawiec (‘04), on November 9, 2012.

therapist currently attending Drexel University for Health Sciences and Nursing. Thomas graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Business and is employed by Cardone Industries in Philadelphia.

Class of 2006 Franny Buderman received a B.S, in Natural Resources, with a concentration in Applied Ecology from Cornell University and a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State University. She is currently working toward her Ph.D at Colorado State University. Her doctoral research focuses on movement and connectivity modeling of large carnivores. Birth: to Adriana (Capella) Hargrave and Will Hargrave, a son Dylan Paul born on January 29, 2013. Dylan was 7 lbs, 12 oz and 20.5 inches. The family lives in Williamstown, NJ.

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Nicole Grace Haslett is an emerging opera professional in New York City. In addition to studying in the studio of Ashley Putnam, she most recently has performed at the Martina Arroyo Foundation, the Hanyu Academy of Vocal Arts in China, and will perform at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Michael Mirmanesh is a thirdyear medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine. David Moffa graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 2010, and has returned to Bishop Eustace as a faculty member in the History Department. He facilitates Kairos retreats throughout the school year and coaches the Crusaders Girls’ Soccer team. Caitlin Smith was nominated for the MAC Conference 100 Century Team. She played field hockey for Elizabethtown College and was voted AllConference in 2007 & 2009.

Class of 2007 Katie Burdalski will graduate in May with a PharmD from the University of the Sciences. Lindsay Gallagher is a first-year veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania. www.eustace.org

Class of 2008 Jessica Bravyak graduated with a degree in nursing from the University of Delaware and is currently an Emergency Room nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Caitlin Fox recently graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Business Management and now works as an allocator for Burlington Coat Factory. She also returned to Eustace in the fall of 2012 to coach our Freshmen and JV girls soccer teams. Leah Furey graduated from Fairfield University with Honors and is a risk financial analyst for UBS' Investment Bank in Stamford, CT. Tara Hall graduated from Fairfield University and is a nurse at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT. Her roommate is Crusader classmate Leah Furey. Kaitlin Margraf founded "Hark Society," a New York non-profit organization of young professionals inspired to help children in underserved communities develop their passions through extra-curricular and extra-classroom activities.

Jeffrey Savio, a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in finance, is an analyst for Goldman Sachs in New York. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Keep It Warm, LLC, a socially responsible apparel startup specializing in winter wear. For every product they sell, Keep It Warm will donate one warmth item to someone in need: "One for one, warmth for warmth."

Class of 2009 Kevin Casey is a senior at Lafayette College, majoring in Economics. He is still playing baseball and spent this past summer playing in the Alaska Baseball League. After graduation, he has the opportunity to play baseball as a fifth year at the College of William & Mary, where he will pursue both his baseball career and his interest in Economics

Class of 2010 Greg Bukowski recently returned from study in Australia, He will be spending the summer conducting chemistry research at Ramapo College. Meg Comunale continues her studies at Catholic University. She is a member of the field hockey team which recently

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ALUMNI NEWS captured its second consecutive conference championship. Clayton Cozzan received an award for "Best Undergraduate Poster" at University of Florida’s I-Cubed Graduate Student Research day for his research titled "Novel Processing Conditions for Ferroelectric Thin Films for Capacitors." Clayton participated in the 2012 Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP), sponsored by the United States Army Research Office.

Elise DiDonato continues her studies at Drexel University, where she helped lead the Drexel University field hockey team to the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Championship for the first time in program history Gabrielle Giunta is a junior Food Marketing major with a minor in Family Business Entrepreneurship at Saint Joseph University. She is currently interning with Love Beets. She

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will take part in a study tour this spring that travels to several Italian cities to learn about authentic food production, etc. Heather Hotz transferred to Delaware State University on a full equestrian Division I scholarship. A Movement Science major with a 4.0 GPA, Heather works at the Wellness Center on campus, and was recently invited to an individual invitational to compete against other D1 equestrians in Texas in March. Fran Iula attends Loyola University, where he is producing a show called The Pilot, a comedy about a group of kids who are looking to produce a TV show yet they cannot agree on a single idea - basically every episode is a new pilot. Fran was also selected to lead a Loyola Men’s Retreat, a small group of men who are trying to figure out who they are, as men, in the world. Stephanie Kass, a neurosciences major at Lafayette College, is studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Alana Keeley is a junior at Iona College. She was selected for a spring internship with NBC Studios in Stamford, Connecticut.

Alana will be working behind the scenes of both the Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos shows. Jenna Snyder is a third-year student at Northeastern University. She is employed at Children’s Hospital of Boston, is a service learning teaching assistant on campus and is the coordinator of Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break Program.

Class of 2011 Adam Bartholomew is a sophomore Entrepreneurship major at York College of Pennsylvania and is currently a member of the Spartan baseball team at York. Catherine Casey is a sophomore Communications Major at Villanova University, where she earned first semester Dean’s List Honors. She will study abroad for five weeks in Greece this summer. Jay Furey is a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in Medical Diagnostics at the University of Delaware. He has made the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 and Fall 2012 semesters and intends to go to Medical School. Jay is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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and serves as the Scholarship Chair and Vice President of the Epsilon Pledge Class for the Delta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. His undergraduate research will focus on social value orientations. Lauren Farmer is a second year student in the PharmD program at University of the Sciences on the Dean’s List. She is involved in a Professional Sorority (Kappa Epsilon), Student Government Association, and a student/peer mentor of the Stepp program. Samantha Walters, an aerospace

engineering student at the University of Maryland, will be spending the summer in Southern California working at NASA’s jet propulsion lab.

Allie Canal is a freshman at Georgetown University and a writer for the website “Her Campus: Georgetown.” Katie Ewell made the Dean’s List in her first semester at Boston College.

Sarah Wulk is a sophomore at West Chester University after transferring from Rider University. Erin Logue made the Dean’s List Sarah was part of West Chester’s in her first semester at Penn State Atlantic Region Champion soccer University Park. team. Allie Salisbury made the Dean’s Class of 2012 List in her first semester at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Annie Caglioti made the Dean's University. List in her first semester at Notre Dame University.

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In memoriam ALUMNI Nicholas Kellmayer ‘58

Robert Jamison ‘63

Rocco Santoro ‘74

Steve Weir ‘58

Stephen Weglarz ‘63

Michele Radcliffe ‘78

Robert 'Greg' Wood ‘58

William Bogsch ‘65

Steven Donlin ‘79

Daniel Connelly ‘59

Robert J. Eith ‘65

Patricia Szczepanski Strauser ‘79

Silvio DiMedio ‘59

Gregory Hufner ‘65

Anthony D'Angelo ‘80

Chester Kozarski ‘59

Arthur Croce ‘68

Christopher Besoushko ‘82

Mark Lacovara ‘61

Joseph Kelly ‘68

Matt Potena ‘83

Ronald LaVoie ‘61

Eusanio Giancola ‘69

Leslie Frayne ‘85

Oswaldo Sandora ‘61

John McCurry ‘69

James Martin ‘86

Louis Scalfani ‘61

Dennis Calvarese ‘70

Michael Furey ‘88

Nicholas Bovino ‘62

Greg Coffey ‘70

Gia McGinley ‘90

John Rodgers ‘62

Kieran Lynch ‘70

Jonathan Page ‘96

Robert Waite ‘62

Lawrence Massanova ‘72

Michael Pelliciari ‘01

Frank Ward ‘62

Gerald Browne ‘74

Conor O'Kane ‘09

James Carroll ‘63

Dennis Deacon ‘74

Russell Henderson Downs, Jr. Edith Knetz Vivian Martinez-Vidal Teresa Mungiole

FACULTY AND STAFF Fr. Angelo Palermo, S.A.C Jerry Remenicky RoseMarie Santanello Suzanne Stashis

This list reflects all alumni deaths of which we have been notified since March 15, 2009, until publication.

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THE ANNUAL FUND

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he Annual Fund is our ongoing giving campaign to meet the critical needs of families that request financial aid each year. In addition, it has financed equipment purchases, campus enhancements and special projects through unrestricted gifts. The annual fund allows our donors to help the future generations of Bishop Eustace graduates and fulfill the Mission Statement of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School.

For nearly sixty years, our alumni, parents and friends have contributed to the mission of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. The contributions of our supporters continue to help our students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Bishop Eustace. In addition, it has provided new equipment for our athletic teams and student activities, created new opportunities for faculty development, and increased opportunities for our students to give back to the community through Christian Service. When one considers the fact that tuition only covers eighty-eight percent of our expenses as a school, every student receives some type of financial aid. Every year, we ask our alumni, parents and friends to support our Mission and help future generations of Crusaders. Every gift can make a difference for our students - no gift is too small or too great. Our annual giving year runs from July 1 to June 30 the following year.

Levels of Support: Society of Saint Vincent Marco Martorelli Guild

A gift of $10,000 or more A gift of $5,000 to $9,999

Father Ralph Firneno Society Headmaster's Society Principal's Circle Black and White Society Eustace Ambassadors Eustace Friends

A gift of $2,500 to $4,999 A gift of $1,000 to $2,499 A gift of $500 to $999 A gift of $250 to $499 A gift of $100 to $249 A gift of $1 to $99

How to Give: For gifts through check, make check payable to Bishop Eustace Prep and mail donation to Bishop Eustace Preparatory School Office of Institutional Advancement 5552 Route 70 Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4798 For gifts through Visa or MasterCard, please call the Institutional Advancement Office at (856) 662-2160, extension 252.

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Bishop Eustace goes social

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n addition to our website, www.eustace.org, did you know Bishop Eustace has its own official Facebook page and several Twitter feeds?

Stay connected to all things Eustace by “liking” Bishop Eustace at www.facebook.com/BishopEustace. Bishop Eustace utilizes several Twitter feeds that are designed to keep you informed: 

Follow BishopEustace for updates from the Advancement Office.

Follow BEPCrusaders for sports scores and more.

Follow BEPAlumni for updates from the Alumni Director.

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SUMMER AT EUSTACE For more information on any of the Bishop Eustace Summer Programs, visit www.eustace.org/summer

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