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Molloy Magazine Summer 2010 Vol. 11 No. 2

Nursing launches Ph.D. program!

C ontents

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4 Nursing Launches Ph.D. Program 6 The Green Economy Conference 14 Earth Week 2010 8


Lions’ Spring Athletic Review

11 No-Hitters 12 Amazing Season for Softball 18 New Board Members 19 Saying Goodbye to the Mahers 20 President’s Awards 2010


23 Night of Song 30 Commencement 33 Alumni Community



Mission Statement Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service, and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership.

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Message from the



Edward J. Thompson Vice President for Advancement

Supervising Editor Ken Young Director of Public Relations


here did the school year go? It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming a new group of freshmen to Molloy.

Editor Jacquie Rath Assistant Director

So much has happened in the last few months.

For starters, the

construction of our Public Square student center/theatre is well under way and on track to be completed by Fall 2011. We concluded the school year with a couple of major accomplishments. On the

of Public Relations

Designer Francis Bonnet Graphic Artist

academic front, I am thrilled to announce that we have received final approval to offer a Ph.D. in Nursing, Molloy’s first doctoral program. This approval was the culmination of a team effort that involved the Nursing Division and numerous other individuals and departments, and I would like to thank each and every person who helped to make our accreditation a reality. The inaugural class will begin their doctoral studies this fall. On the athletics side, the women’s softball team concluded a fantastic season by winning their conference tournament and the NCAA East Regional Championship to advance to the College World Series. The Lady Lions were one of only eight teams in the entire country playing in this tournament. In the winter, the women’s basketball team won the conference title to advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time. Congratulations to the student-athletes and the coaches for these tremendous achievements. We closed out the academic year with Commencement 2010 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-Flowers, delivered a moving and entertaining message focusing on embracing change and making connections with those around you. Our students are prepared to make a difference in the world by developing positive solutions that will ultimately help transform their communities. As you read the following pages, take a moment to savor the many accomplishments and achievements the Molloy Community has enjoyed in the last few months. I’m sure you will agree that it has been a busy, incredible semester. Take a deep breath, though – the new semester is right around the corner!

Drew Bogner, Ph.D.

Contributors Susan Cassidy-Lyke Valerie Collins, Ph.D. Debra Falk Veronica Feeg, Ph.D. Beth Fiteni S. Dorothy Fitzgibbons, O.P. Marion Flomenhaft, Ph.D. Diane Fornieri Michelle Fradua Regina Gorney Janet Jansen Frank Koester Scott Levy Marilyn Marra Madeline McDonagh Cynthia Metzger Jeannine Muldoon, Ph.D. Catherine Muscente Sherry Radowitz, Ph.D. Michael Russo, Ph.D.

Ian Schraier Mary Scanio Cody Snapp

Nursing Launches

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olloy is proud to offer its first doctoral program, a Ph.D. in Nursing. The doctoral students will begin their studies in Fall of 2010. According to Veronica Feeg, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N, Associate Dean and Director of the Doctoral Program, “Doctoral education is important for our profession and the Ph.D. at Molloy will produce the researchers and scholars who will lead the discipline.”

“We are pleased to launch Molloy’s first doctoral program,” said President Drew Bogner. “The process actually began more than five years ago, and I want to thank the many people at the College who have spent an enormous amount of time and energy to bring us to this important milestone in our continued growth.” “2010 is the International Year of the Nurse, so the timing is ideal for launching our Nursing Ph.D. program,” said Jeannine D. Muldoon, Ph.D., R.N., Dean of the Division of Nursing. “We expect that our Ph.D. graduates will leave Molloy prepared to serve our communities, develop the next generation of nursing leaders and have a strong voice in health policy decisions that affect us all.” “This milestone event further demonstrates the College’s commitment

to academic excellence,” said Valerie H. Collins, Ph.D., Vice President of Aca-


the undergraduate program is the sixth largest in the U.S. – so we are pleased that the College’s first doctoral program comes from this Division.” A Ph.D. from Molloy will prepare nurses for leadership roles in academia, health policy formulation, healthcare administration and clinical practice. The curriculum will focus on theory, research, the humanities and methodology. Essential elements of the curriculum feature leadership through caring, both in educational and organizational/ policy settings, as well as theory and research in the nursing profession. Stu-

want to thank the many people at the College who have spent an enormous

amount of time and energy to bring us to this important milestone in our continued growth.” - President Drew Bogner

demic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. “Molloy’s Nursing programs have always been among the finest in the country –

dents will be required to complete forty-five credits of coursework and a dissertation.

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Th e Ni n t h J o s e ph F . M ah e r L e ad e r s hip F o rum

The Sustainability Institute’s

Green Economy Conference


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olloy College’s Sustainability Institute hosted a conference entitled “The Green Economy: Promise and Potential.” The March 12, event included a panel featuring “green” industry leaders who discussed the skills needed to obtain jobs in their industries, as well as a second panel of political leaders who focused on how government policy can promote green job creation. Peter Fusaro, Chairman and Founder, Global Change Associates, provided the conference’s keynote address. “People want to know if the green economy is real and, if so, what we can do to ensure its success so that a significant numbers of new jobs are created,” said Drew Bogner, Ph.D., President, Molloy College. “We have assembled a number of ‘green leaders’ to tackle these issues and, hopefully, provide some answers to these very important questions.” Conference participants included: Richard M. Kessel, President and CEO, New York Power Authority; Kevin S. Law, President and CEO, Long Island Power Authority; Steve Bellone, Supervisor, Town of Babylon; Alfonse D’Amato, Former U.S. Senator and Founder, Park Strategies, LLC; John Cameron, Managing Partner, Cameron Engineering; David Schieren, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, EmPower; John Durso, President, Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW; Kristopher Shaw,

Senior Project Designer of Sustainable Design and Administration, Crescent Energy, LLC; and Neal Lewis, Executive Director, The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College. Event sponsors included: VHB Engineering, Global Change Foundation; Liberty Mutual; Austin & Williams; Liberty Mutual; Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union; Northville Industries; Damon G. Douglas Co.; Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C.; F.X. Murray Cleaning

Contractors, Inc.; Astoria Federal Savings; WRS Environmental Services; National Grid Energy Services; Lackmann Culinary Services; EnLink; and Green Street LI, a Newsday publication. The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College serves as a core resource on environmental excellence, and promotes positive solutions towards sustainability for both the students and employees of Molloy College and for the larger Long Island community of which Molloy is a part.

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LIONS Spring Athletic Review

Atinuke Adebowale

By Ian Schraier, Sports Information Director

at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games on February 12.

Indoor Track & Field It proved to be quite a year for the Molloy College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams. On the men’s side, the Lions posted seven school records, and shattered four, while the women set eight marks, and broke four as well. Senior Matthew Badamo (Floral Park, NY) recorded the marks for the mile and 800-meter run with clockings of 4:31.12 and 2:02.70, respectively. He was also a member of a 4x200-meter relay squad that established the school record at the USA Track and Field Developmental Meet on January 10. Graduate Matthew Walsh (Wantagh, NY) also made his presence known in the distance races as he posted record-setting times in the 3,000- (9:21.44) and 5,000-meter (15:52.00) events. As for the sprinters, freshman Eric Wong (Massapequa Park, NY) shattered the record for the 400-meter dash (56.02), while senior Anthony Dalli (Valley Stream, NY) set the mark in the 200-meter at the USA Track and Field Championship Meet on February 7. On the women’s side, the Lions received strong performances in the distance events from graduate Elizabeth Weiss (Oceanside, NY). With that said, she established school records in the 1,500and 3,000-meter runs after posting times of 5:44.80 and 11:58.70 in the respective events. In the field, freshman Atinuke Adebowale (Elmont, NY) recorded a new school mark in the long jump (4.81 meters), while freshman Cassandra Beggen (Massapequa Park, NY) broke her own record in the triple jump (10.50 meters)

Men’s Lacrosse In his first season at the helm of the Molloy College men’s lacrosse program, which started up the 2010 campaign as the No. 9 team in the USILA Division II poll, Head Coach Eric Petrullo led the Lions to an overall record of 5-9 and an East Coast Conference ledger of 4-6. Prior to taking over in Rockville Centre, Petrullo served as an assistant coach at Molloy for the past three years. Senior midfielder Albert Maione (West Islip, NY), who was selected as an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America first-team honoree, lived up to expectations as he amassed a team-best 50 points on 30 goals and 20 assists. Seven of those goals Albert Maione

Shannon Skeggs ’10

Lori Sollitto

also came with the extra-man opportunity. Moreover, the West Islip native picked up 34 ground balls and caused seven turnovers. As a result, he received All-East Coast Conference first-team accolades. Junior defenseman Joe Vissichelli (Hicksville, NY) was picked to the All-ECC second-team following his exceptional play on Petrullo’s back line. In 14 appearances (13 starts) on the field, he compiled 91 ground balls, which ranked fifth in the country, and a league-leading 45 caused turnovers. Senior attackman Matthew Dolan (North Massapequa, NY) earned honorable mention laurels. He was second on the team with 39 points (22 G, 17 A). The North Massapequa native also converted on seven man-up chances. Junior midfielder Peter Boucher (Oceanside, NY), who was a two-year transfer from Nassau Community College, came on strong in his first season as a Lion with 37 points (23 G, 14 A). He also registered a team-best .854 shot-on-goal percentage. 2009 ECC Rookie of the Year, and sophomore attackman Ryan Kudlek (Oceanside, NY) added 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points. Between the pipes, freshman cageminder Tommy Bruno (Wantagh, NY) turned aside 145 shots in 11 starts. Women’s Lacrosse During the 2010 campaign, Head Coach Tom Campolettano, who is in his fifth season at the helm of the Molloy College women’s lacrosse team, led the Lions to a program-best overall record of 152, and an East Coast Conference mark of 6-1. Three of those victories came against

Dowling College, University of New Haven and Pfeiffer University – all of which were then slotted in the IWLCA Top-10 poll. As a result of those efforts, Molloy capped off the year ranked No. 10 in the country. The Lions established new records as well. They shattered 17 single-season marks and seven single-game records as a squad. Individually, three Lions combined to take down 14 single-season marks. Those three players, who are senior midfielder Kristie Sosnowski (Massapequa Park, NY) as well as senior attackers Rebecca LaFlare (Lindenhurst, NY) and Lori Sollitto (Wantagh, NY), were all selected to the All-East Coast Conference first-team and IWLCA All-North Region second-team. Sosnowski finished with a team-leading 70 points on the campaign off of 52 goals and 18 assists. She also had 147 draw controls, 48 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers. Her draw total also converted to an 8.65 average, which led all of NCAA Division II. In addition to that, she was ranked in the Top-60 across the country in every offensive statistical category. Meanwhile, amongst the ECC, Sosnowski was slotted fourth in shot average and caused turnover average, while continuing to lead the way in draw average. Sollitto contributed her best season as a Lion as she registered a career-best 64 points, which ranked second on the Lions, off 39 goals and a team-best 25 assists. She was also the go-to shooter in the free position with six tallies from inside eight meters. Moreover, Sollitto headed up the league with six game-winning goals. LaFlare posted her fourth-straight 50-plus goal campaign in 2010. She also took a team-high 122 shots – 88 of which were on the cage, which placed third-best on the conference leaderboard. On the back line, senior defender Samantha Modik (Levittown, NY) earned the other IWLCA All-North Region secondteam accolade for Molloy. In 17 appearances on the field, she raked 29 ground balls, while assisting the defense in holding the opposition to just 162 goals. Between the pipes, junior goalie Jackie Bove (North Massapequa, NY), who received 2010 AllECC second-team accolades, was 15-2 overall. She also recorded 121 saves and a 9.45 goals-against average, which was eighth-best in the country.

sported an overall record of 30-24 and an East Coast Conference ledger of 20-10. The Lions also came up just shy of their first ECC title and a NCAA Division II tournament bid as they lost to C.W. Post, 6-5, in an 11-inning affair. The season was filled with memorable moments though – one of which was the first no-hitter in program history by sophomore pitcher Chuck Fontana (Staten Island, NY). Fontana, who was named to the AllEast Coast Conference First-Team and ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region SecondTeam, achieved this brilliant feat on March 31 against Queens College. He went nine strong, and struck out a career-high 19 hitters in the process. The Staten Island native also surrendered just four walks. That outing proved to be one of several impressive ones for him this season as he registered an 8-1 mark with a 1.87 earned run average and 80 strikeouts. Fontana also held the opposition to a .173 average. Another highlight came from senior infielder T.J. Greig (Staten Island, NY). In a contest with defending national champion Lynn University, Greig hit a pitch over the right-field wall in his first at-bat. That home run gave him the all-time hit mark at the school – surpassing former standout catcher Chris Irwin. On the year, Greig batted .376 with six homers and 37 RBI. He also stole 25 bases in 28 attempts, while posting a .540 slugging and .446 on-base percentage. As a result, Greig reaped in the benefits as he was picked to the All-ECC, NCBWA, Daktronics and ABCA/Rawlings All-Region teams.

T.J. Greig

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In addition to Fontana and Greig, Molloy had four others receive All-ECC accolades. Junior first baseman Robert LaRusso (Bayside, NY), who was also a Daktronics All-East Region second-team honoree, raked in first-team kudos. He hit .321 on the season with five home runs and a team-best 49 RBI. Senior catcher Brian Benes (Omaha, Neb.) and senior third baseman Anthony Luisi (Bethpage, NY) were also selected to the first-team at their respective positions. Benes had a .246 average with five doubles, four long balls and 22 RBI, while Luisi was a .266 hitter with 19 ribbies and 17 runs scored. On the mound, freshman righty Patrick Brown (Howard Beach, NY) went 2-0 with an earned run average of 2.60. He also fanned 22 hitters, while yielding just five walks in 45.0 innings pitched. Freshman Matthew Metz (West Hempstead, NY) made his way into Fucarino’s rotation in 2010. He had a 5-3 record with a 2.03 ERA and 43 strikeouts. Metz also led all pitchers with six complete games. Sophomore hurler Justin Jorgensen (Bethpage, NY) picked up six victories (6-4) to go with a 2.34 ERA and 48 strikeouts. Outdoor Track & Field The Molloy College outdoor track and field season reached some unexpected heights in just the first-ever year for the men’s and women’s programs. On the women’s side, freshman Atinuke Adebowale (Elmont, NY) leapt an NCAA Division II Championship provisional qualifying distance in the triple jump at the New York City Qualifying Challenge (11.71 meters) on May 7. Meanwhile, senior Matthew Badamo (Floral Park, NY) came ever

ter dash with a time of 25.60 at the Richard Stockton Invitational. Freshman Eric Wong (Massapequa Park, NY) owns the records for the 400-meter dash and intermediate hurdles as well as the javelin throw. Badamo and graduate Matthew Walsh (Wantagh, NY) each shattered their own times in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter run, respectively. As for the women, Adebowale, who already made team history with her NCAA provisional distance in the triple jump, was a member of the record-setting 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams along with freshman Cassandra Beggen (Massapequa Park, NY), who broke her own record in the long jump event at the All-American Invitational. Fellow freshman Christina Imbert (Valley Stream, NY) also excelled in the field as she set records in the shot put and discus with respective distances of 10.10 and 28.78 meters. Men’s Basketball The Molloy College men’s basketball team completed the 2009-10 campaign with an overall record of 12-18 and an East Coast Conference ledger of 10-11, which was good for a fourth-place standing. Junior forward Brian Hutchinson (Elmont, NY) received All-East Coast Conference and All-Met Basketball Writers’ Association first-team honors. That marked the firstever time in his career that he took home post-season recognition. For the year, Hutchinson averaged a team-best 15.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He also shot 50.3 percent (152for-302) from the floor. Furthermore, the Elmont native amassed eight doubledoubles, and picked up his 1,000th career

O’Hagan Named ECC Coach of the Year For the second time in his four years at the helm of the Molloy College women’s basketball program, Tim O’Hagan received East Coast Conference Coach of the Year accolades. In 2009-10, he guided the Lions to a program-best overall record of 22-8 and a league ledger of 16-5. In addition to that, O’Hagan led them to their second ECC title and NCAA Division II Tournament appearance.

so close to pulling off the same feat for the 1,500-meter run. The two squads also combined to establish 20 school records, and broke eight. For the men, senior Anthony Dalli (Valley Stream, NY) set the mark for the 200-me10 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

point in the regular-season finale against Dowling College on February 28. Nationally, Hutchinson ranked 37th in rebound average. Meanwhile, in the ECC, he was slotted in the Top-10 in five different statistical categories.

Carl Palmer

Senior guard Carl Palmer (Brooklyn, NY) proved to be the deep threat as he knocked down 59 attempts from threepoint range. Against University of New Haven (Nov. 15) and Saint Michael’s College (Dec. 29), he drained a season-high five three-pointers each. In the process, Palmer earned a 14.1 scoring average, which ranked second-best on the Lions. The Brooklyn native also pulled down 109 rebounds in 30 games played. Senior forward Girard Fitts (Uniondale, NY) and sophomore guard Edward Freeman (Washington, D.C.) posted scoring averages of 11.9 and 11.2, respectively. Fitts also dished 69 assists and swiped 30 steals. Moreover, he scored his 1,000th point in the final game of his career, which was an overtime loss to New York Institute of Technology in the first round of the ECC Tournament. As for Freeman, he sported the second-best free-throw percentage in the nation (91.0). Running the point was senior guard Harley Fuller (Gloversville, NY), who came over as a transfer from Division I program Florida International University. In just his one year in a Lions’ uniform, he established a new single-season record for assists at the school with 181 in addition to leading the team in steals (59). Fuller was also second in rebound average (6.6) and sixth in field-goal percentage (.414).

Molloy’s baseball and softball teams shut out the competition in March


Hitters Baseball On March 31, sophomore pitcher Chuck Fontana did something that no Molloy baseball player had ever done. He threw a no-hitter, striking out 19 in a 4-0 win over Queens College. Fontana was dominant from the very beginning, striking out five of the first six batters he faced. The closest Queens came to a base hit was a dribbler that Molloy third baseman Anthony Luisi made a play on in the third inning. “You could tell it was going to be a special game,” said Molloy catcher Brian Benes, a senior. “Chuck’s fastball had a lot of movement on it, and he was just blowing it by people.” Benes, a senior, had never caught a no-hitter. He and Fontana came close last year, also against Queens College, when Fontana carried a no-hitter into

the ninth inning before giving up a hit. “I was definitely nervous in the ninth inning,” said Fontana. “I had thrown a no-hitter in high school, but that doesn’t compare at all to the thrill of throwing one in college.” The pitching gem was sealed with a called third strike on the last batter. Benes and the entire team raced to the mound to hug their pitcher. “I’m so proud of what Chuck did,” said Coach Joe Fucarino. “For Chuck, Brian, their teammates, the coaches, everyone – it was something none of us will ever forget.” Softball Freshman Megan Butterworth pitched a no-hitter in her very first game at Molloy to lead the Lions to a 2-0 win over Southern Connecticut on March 13. “I was a little nervous, particularly since

Chuck Fontana makes another legendary pitch

it was my first game in college,” said Butterworth. Senior catcher Tiffany D’Alessandro said that Butterworth was “calm and business-like” throughout the game. “She’s very composed,” said D’Alessandro, “and when she got the first three batters out, I could tell that she was on her game.” Butterworth faced a major scare in the last inning. With one out and a runner on first, the Southern Connecticut batter hit a hard shot to deep rightfield. Molloy outfielder Erin Rut made a leaping catch and then had the presence of mind to throw the ball back to first, doubling up the runner and sealing Butterworth’s no-hit gem. “It was the perfect way to end a nohit game,” said Coach Susan CassidyLyke. “Everyone did their job and the result was a very special game for all of us.” Summer 2010 •

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Amazing Season for



nly eight softball teams in the country – including Molloy’s Lady Lions – earned the right to participate in the 2010 College World Series.

Here’s how this extraordinary season unfolded….. Coming off of a campaign in which it sported an overall mark of 21-27, the Molloy College softball team made noise in 2009 as it battled its way into the semifinals of the East Coast Conference Championship. But, in 2010, Head Coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke and the Lions wanted more. Returning its top four hitters from a season ago, along with a slew of rookie talent and two new arms, a projected fourthplace finish in the league was not going to be enough to meet expectations. Instead, Molloy had its eyes set on a firsttime berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament, as well as capturing an ECC crown. This task was going to be anything 12 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

but simple because the team didn’t have a field to call home. They had to play their entire home schedule on the road due to the fact that the college is building a new student center and theatre (“The Public Square”) where the baseball and softball teams once played. “Sometimes we had to travel an hour or more by bus or van just to play a game during the week,” stated Cassidy-Lyke. “This didn’t take away from the focus of the team, though. It actually brought us closer than we anticipated over the course of the season.” Molloy, which began the year on its annual Spring Break trip to Clermont, Fla., wasted no time getting to work as it

recorded a 5-1 ledger in its first six contests. Four wins came by way of a pair of sweeps over Southern Connecticut State University and Franklin Pierce University. In the season opener with the Owls, the Lions earned a 2-0 victory behind the first collegiate no-hitter from freshman pitcher Megan Butterworth (North Bellmore, NY). In the start, she threw the full seven innings while fanning six. As Molloy flew back to Long Island, the team was about to begin an 11-game winning streak. That improved them to 21-7 on the year, which brought the team votes in the NFCA Top-25 poll. On the field, sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna (Floral Park, NY) had a .500 average with six home runs and 23 RBI. Meanwhile, in the circle, Butterworth had a 7-0 record with three complete games (one shutout), 48 strikeouts, and a dazzling 1.80 earned-run average. As a result, she was named the East Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week. Fellow freshman Kelley Jansen (Long Beach, NY)

also held her ground as she was 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA and 50 strikeouts. Following two losses to Philadelphia University, the Lions won eight consecutive games, which placed them right in the middle of the playoff picture. During that streak, the Lions out-scored their opposition by a count of 82-7. Individually, freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood (Lake Elsinore, Calif.) hit .577 with four homers and 20 RBI. She also produced an impressive 1.154 slugging percentage and .586 on-base percentage, earning ECC Rookie of the Week accolades. Molloy wrapped up its regular-season schedule by going 4-5 to head into the East Coast Conference Tournament with a record of 36-16 overall. The Lions kicked off post-season play with back-to-back comeback wins. In the first game against Dowling, they trailed 2-0 heading to the top of the seventh. Senior catcher Tiffany D’Alessandro (Wantagh, NY) slapped a two-RBI single to right field, which sent the contest into extras. Junior second baseman Alexandra Sydor (Glen Cove, NY) then gave her team the lead for good with a two-RBI base knock of her own. The other rally came the next day against New York Institute of Technology. Down 5-3 in the seventh, Molloy strung together a trio of hits to start the frame. It was Sydor that played hero yet again though as she pushed across the tying and game-winning runs with a single to center field. The Lions were just one win away now from securing a conference title. But, they were unable to find their stroke against Dowling pitchers in either contest in 1-0 and 3-0 losses.

The ECC announced their All-Conference selections during the tournament as well. Leading the way were Calderwood and Cassidy-Lyke, who were named the Rookie and Coach of the Year, respectively. For Cassidy-Lyke, this is the second time in as many years that she has been the recipient of the award. In addition to Calderwood, Campagna, Butterworth and freshman outfielder Jeana Frey (Island Park, NY) were all picked to the first-team. Jansen got second-team kudos. As Selection Monday approached, Molloy sat back and waited to see if its name was selected for the Big Dance (the national tournament). After hearing several teams announced, the Lions received the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Division II Sub Regional, which was slated for a return trip to Golden Lions’ Field in Brookhaven,

NY Once again, Molloy got off to a quick start as an early scoring attack topped No. 3 seed and 24th-ranked C.W. Post, 15-1. The next day saw a re-match with Dowling. The Lions jumped out to an early 1-0 edge after two innings of play, but the Golden Lions answered with one of their own in the sixth. They got it back though in the latter half of the inning on a Calderwood foul out, which plated Frey. Molloy was now placed in the same situation with the same opponent for the second-consecutive week. Needing just one win again, the Lions answered the call early as they rallied for a 4-3 victory to secure themselves a trip to the NCAA Division II East Super Regional at the University of New Haven. “As the season started, this was the year that I thought we were going to prove that we belonged in the NCAA Tournament,” stated Cassidy-Lyke. Molloy had its work cut out for itself in the Super Regional as it had 10thranked University of New Haven sitting in the on-deck circle. After suffering a 6-5 loss in the opener, the Lions came back from the brink of elimination to knock off the Chargers, 2-0 and 1-0. Butterworth led the way for her team as she threw a pair of complete-game shutouts. The second gem was in an eight-inning affair, which brought home an NCAA Division II East Region Championship to Rockville Centre. The team was now headed for the NCAA Division II College World Series in St. Joseph, Mo. Despite suffering losses to North Georgia College and State University, and Bloomsburg University, Molloy defied the odds, and made it where no one expected them to be. Can they repeat? Find out in the spring of 2011! Summer 2010 •

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Earth Week 2010 A Great Success


olloy’s Earth Week 2010 was a great opportunity for the Molloy College campus to learn about issues relating to water use. The week featured many activities including workshops, a film screening, a play, an art exhibit, and a contest, all focused on how we can better appreciate water by conserving it and protecting it from contamination.

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“The wide variety of activities attracted people from throughout the Molloy Campus to one or more events. We also had over 100 people calculate their water footprint, which was a very eye-opening tool,” said Beth Fiteni, Earth Week Coordinator and Program Director of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy. “The planning committee did a great job and I think the Molloy Community really learned a lot.” Fiteni also acknowledged Danielle Mule, who won the Earth Week logo design contest. Her work was featured on all Earth Week materials. Members of the Molloy community gathered as the Earth Flag was raised amidst thematic music performed by students and faculty from our music department, which really set the tone for the week. The Earth Week Committee dedicated a large mural painted by students in the Molloy Art Club. The mural is on display in the Wilbur Lobby. It was designed to bring attention to the need for clean water. That same day, speaking from direct experience, Sr. Arlene Flaherty of Catholic Relief Services powerfully showed us how conflicts can unfortunately arise over water rights around the world. This theme was echoed in the criticallyacclaimed 2008 film “Flow,” which was shown during Earth Week. The EcoTwinning lunch raised $200 to send to a farming community being served by Dominican clergy in Nigeria. On Earth Day, 100 people attended

Earth Week participants prepare for the Eco-Twinning lunch.

a keynote address by Kelly Coleman, from the California-based organization Save the Rain, whose organization helps African villages construct water catchment systems. These systems ultimately transform communities in a positive way. Workshops presented by Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Suffolk County Water Authority and Operation Splash followed the keynote address. All of the workshops discussed what we can do to help protect our local

drinking water, and how water bodies that surround Long Island can be kept clean and healthy. Earth Day concluded with an artists’ reception in Kellenberg Hall Art Gallery to discuss the beautiful video installation provided by the art department for the month of April, and a student written and performed Play “H2Zero,” which had a humorous take on the serious issue of what would happen if we ran out of clean water. As part of the week’s events the Math Club collected plastic water bottles in a mini-greenhouse located in front of the Casey Building. Contestants were invited to guess how many water bottles had been collected. Out of about 40 entries, the winner, Liz Lee, came closest, winning an Ipod Shuffle. In addition to being a fun event, it also was a visual reminder of the large amounts of waste plastic water bottles create and that a better solution is to use re-usable water containers. Stainless steel water bottles were given out to all who participated in Earth Week activities, courtesy of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College. To volunteer to help with Earth Week activities for next year, contact Beth Fiteni, or x7561.

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An adventure of epic proportions on the unexpected challenges of international travel

Escape From Europe Mission Impossible:

By Dr. Valerie Collins, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty


his was the headline that blared across the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on our fourth day in Oslo, Norway. Two College Deans, Jeannine Muldoon, Dean of Nursing, and Maureen Walsh, Dean of Education, along with Kathy Reba, Director of International Education and I, had concluded a successful trip to Norway as part of our initiative to identify university partners in Europe for an exchange program for Molloy students who wish to study abroad. This planning for international students is in anticipation of the opening of our first residence hall on campus for the Fall 2011 semester. The opening of a residence hall on campus will enable the College to set up an exchange program for Molloy students spending a semester abroad while students from partner universities in Europe spend a semester at Molloy. Any reader of the Molloy Magazine has heard about the Molloy Global Studies Program, which was launched in 1996. 16 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

Over the last fourteen years the Global Studies Program has offered a variety of educational trips for students lasting from 10 days to a full semester abroad in dozens of locations including France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Australia, Greece, Japan and England. Our discussions in Norway successfully concluded, we prepared to return to New York. This was not to be, however,

due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland. The BBC, with all reports in English, became our link with the rest of the world since no one in our group could speak Norwegian. We began to number our days and to seek alternate routes home. This was all to no avail as we quickly learned that trains heading south were already booked several days in advance and that railway hubs were crowded with A “welcome home” volcano

passengers desperately seeking airports not closed from the volcanic ash. One by one, airports in cities such as Oslo, London, Madrid and Paris closed. Athens airport, which remained opened, was too far to the south to get to easily and the Queen Mary’s return voyage from England to the United States was fully booked within three days and we were told required a $500 non-refundable fee for an individual to be placed on the waiting list. On “day four” of our extended stay in Norway, we identified eight possible escape routes. It was impossible to book a train or plane ticket on the phone or online. Any planning necessitated trips to the railroad station, travel agent or airport. We listened to airline representations on the BBC comment on the danger of volcanic ash to plane engines and

airline pilots describe what to do if a plane flew into volcanic ash (“Turn 180˚ and get out. Bring down the power on the plane. If one engine fails, the plane can still fly on the other engines.”) On day eight, when our rescheduled KLM flight to New York via Amsterdam was cancelled due to volcanic ash, we considered another alternative – a flight home via Iceland. Although it was counterintuitive to fly “to the volcano” in Iceland to get home, we booked a flight on Icelandair. We observed the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano spewing ash from the window of the plane as we approached Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik, Iceland. Our flight home from Reykjavik via Boston necessitated a longer plane route at higher altitude since the volcanic ash was now blowing towards Canada. Soon after our flight took off from Reykjavik, the Keflavik International Airport was closed due to volcanic ash. Our adventure gave us opportunities to consider the unintended aspects of international travel. Throughout our extended stay, the Norwegian people were understanding and extremely helpful. We look forward to continuing to strengthen the Global Studies Program for our students. Hopefully, the volcano will cooperate.

Hazlitt’s Exhibition


he work of Don Hazlitt, the Chairman of Molloy’s Art Department, is featured in an exhibition at the Andre Zarre Gallery in New York City. The gallery, which is located at 529 West 20th Street, will host the exhibit of Professor Hazlitt’s work through July 10th. Although some of Professor Hazlitt’s older works are featured in the show, the exhibit features his more recent paintings and constructions. Over the years, his works have been prominently featured at this gallery, which can be contacted via their website at The opening reception for the exhibit was held on June 1, and was attended by many members of the Molloy community who ventured into Manhattan to be a part of the event.

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New Trustees Join Board


he Molloy Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members: John (Jack) Ahern and Fr. John P. McGuire, O.P.

John (Jack) Ahern is President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest regional labor council representing over 1.4 million workers, and the Business Manager and Financial Secretary of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 30, a chief executive leadership position he has held since 1996. A union leader for over 35 years, Jack represents the interests of public and private sector workers, and leads the fight for economic justice and job safety on behalf of New York City’s workforce. Raised in Brooklyn, the son and grandson of union carpenters, Jack became involved in the trade union movement at an early age when he landed his

John (Jack) Ahern

first job as a floor cleaner in the New York City public school joining local 74 of the Service Employees International union. In 1974, Jack began his service with IUOE Local 30 as an apprentice, and rose steadily within the New York based mechanical and engineering workers’ union. As the leader of the IUOE Local 30, Jack has successfully negotiated hundreds of strong wage and benefit contracts on behalf of the 4,000 members of the union. Jack is an elected Trustee of the International Union of Operating Engineers and a Trustee of the IUOE Northeastern conference, as well as a member of the Stationary Advisory Committee. In addition to these leadership posts, Jack also serves as a Vice-Chairperson to the NYC Municipal Labor Committee on Apprenticeship, a trustee for the National Association of Power Engineers Chapter 11 and is active within the Irish American Coalition. Fr. John McGuire, O.P., is a member of the Dominican Order and a native New Yorker. After attending Providence College, he spent five years as a Trappist monk but then felt he was called to a ministry more directly involved with people. Following ordination and the completion of a Master of Divinity and a Master of Philosophy, he did his doctoral work in Ecumenical Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (The Angelicum). Fr. John’s ministries have included

Cino Named Dean

Lou Cino, who has served as the Director of the Continuing Education and Professional Development Division for several years, will now serve as Dean of that Division. In his new position he will continue to address off-campus concerns regarding both the 18 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

being Director of the International Ecumenical Center at Coventry Cathedral in England. In this capacity, he was the first Roman Catholic priest employed by the Anglican Church. While a research fellow at Yale’s Divinity School, he was pastor of St. Mary’s Church at Yale and remains a fellow of the University’s Jonathan Edwards College. He was then elected ViceRector of the Angelicum, a position he held for ten years.

Fr. John McGuire, O.P.

Fr. John accepted the position of Director of NYU’s campus ministry in 1995 as an opportunity to engage again in direct ministry to students. NYU’s 18,000 Catholic students present him with this possibility. Fr. John has also led numerous retreats for students, laity, and clergy (Catholic, Anglican and Protestant) in the United States, Italy, England and Ireland. He is also the author of numerous articles on ecumenical and spirituality topics.

for-credit and not-for-credit programs offered at the College. He will continue to provide leadership for many of the off-campus initiatives launched by the College’s academic programs, and will oversee many of the conferences held at Molloy.


n May 6, 2010 the Molloy Community received the news that Peggy Maher, wife of Molloy Adjunct Professor Joe Maher, had passed away. Two days later our sense of loss was compounded by the news that Professor Maher passed away as well.

The Mahers, of Glen Head, were married for 65 years. They are survived by their five children: Kathy Maher, Pat Maher Arcodia, Ann Maher Barlow, William Maher and Peggy Philbin; and 14 grandchildren. They were active members of the Church of St. Mary Parish in Roslyn. Theirs was a life full of love, laughter and faith. The College was truly blessed over twenty years ago when Joe Maher signed on as an Associate Professor of History. A dedicated professor and a person of genuine concern and caring, Professor Maher quickly became a favorite of Molloy students. His incredible life experience, which included service in the Navy during World War II (six invasions in the Pacific including the Battle of Iwo Jima), and an FBI career, added an extra dimension to his classes. His natural talents as a leader, educator and mentor followed him through all of his endeavors. The annual Joseph F. Maher Leadership Forum was created by Professor Maher’s daughter, Ann Maher Barlow, as a vehicle through which her father’s name would be honored. The annual event has featured such speakers as Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Editor of Newsweek Fareed Zakaria, and the former Prime Minister of Ireland, Hon. Bertie Ahern. “Joe and Peggy had become fixtures at Molloy in the last decade as the Joseph Maher Leadership Forum became a popular annual event,” said Molloy President Drew Bogner, Ph.D. “Joe Maher’s dedication to public service and to the Dominican motto of ‘Veritas’ were the animating principles of the Maher Forum. He leaves a deep and lasting legacy at Molloy.”

Saying Goodbye to the


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President’s Awards The 2010


he 2010 President’s Awards honored many members of the Molloy College Community for their outstanding service, support and dedication. Molloy employees who have reached significant milestones in their careers were given

awards marking their time at the College. Additional awards were given to those who went above and beyond the traditional service expectations.

Carol Guarcello and President Bogner S. Rose Teresa Amor, O.P.

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Service Awards Susan and Marty Bevilacqua

Maryse Lamercie Emmanuel-Garcy

Rita Cleary

Ten Year Service Awards Danielle Albanese Charlotte Allen, M.S.W. Helena Barani Michael Battle, B.A. Dorothy Bock Drew Bogner, Ph.D. Maureen Cintauri, B.S. Kathleen Dervin, B. S., ‘99 Dawn Egan Edward Farrell, M.S. Richard Ferri, M.S. Kathleen Flood Lisa Galella, B.A., ‘00 Roger Gennari, M.S., M.A. Natalie Hammerman, Ph.D. Virginia Hayes Donald Hazlitt, M.A., M.F.A. Gregg Heyward Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. Isidoro Korn, B.A. Sean Laurie Peter Lynch, Ed.D. Manuel Mendez Cynthia Metzger, B.S., ‘09 Ellen Murphy, M.S. ‘61 Lynn Nuzzi, B.A., ‘08 Dolores Ortega Lilian Osorio, B.S. ‘08 Kathleen Reba, M.F.A. Mary Scanio, A.A., ‘08 Anthony Tolvo, Ph.D. Rogerlyn Velez, J.D. Theresa Zenobio, M.S.W. Twenty Year Service Awards Ana Abreu Peter Arcese, J.D., ‘86 Alexandra Bliven, M.N. Christine D’Ambrosio, M.S. Anne Dupre, M.A. Drue Kerls-Spoto, A.A. Barbara Tutunjian, M.A. Norman Weil, M.A., M.L.S.

Twenty-Five Year Service Awards Louis Capone, B.A., ‘85 Kathleen Duffy S. Dorothy Anne Fitzgibbons, O.P. ,Ed.D. Patricia Kehoe, B.A., ‘97 Rosemary Latham, M.A. Denise Lozano, M.A. Elizabeth Morr, B.A. Lois Moylan, Ph.D., ‘07 S. Mary Pat Neylon, O.P., Ed.D., ‘72 Kathleen Shevlin, B.A., ‘97 Joyce Vaaler Thirty Year Service Awards S. Jean Dominici DeMaria, O.P., Ph.D. Douglas Egan, Ph.D. Marion Lowenthal, M.A. Margaret Mullarkey, M.S. Forty Year Service Award Carol Guarcello, M.A. Fifty Year Service Award S. Rose Teresa Amor, O.P., Ph.D. Distinguished Service Awards Richard Kiley, M.A. Ann LoCastro, B.S., ‘07 Ana Lockward, M.S. Jeannine Muldoon, Ph.D. Daniel Rush Maureen Sanz, Ph.D. Robert Tralongo, M.B.A. St. Catherine of Sienna Medal Rita Cleary Caritas Medal Maryse Lamercie Emmanuel-Garcy, L.M.S.W. President’s Medal Marty and Susan Bevilacqua

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Social Ethics: Interreligious Challenges in a Globalized World


n Sunday May 2, the Molloy Community welcomed Catholic scholar and renowned social ethicist Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Ph.D., to the campus. His visit was part of the spring programming presented by the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue at Molloy College under the leadership of Marion Lowenthal. Rev. Pawlikowski serves on the faculty of the Catholic Theological Union, which is an integral part of the ecumenical cluster of theological schools at t he University of Chicago. He is a Professor of Ethics, and he has written and lectured extensively on ideology-driven violence, its prelude, its aftermath and its many ethical implications.

The 2010

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Honorees: William K. Duffy, Jr. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138 Lifetime Achievement Award

Irene V. Villacci, Esq. ‘86 Distinguished Alumni Award

In the fall of 2010, Molloy College will hold its annual black-tie gala. Monies raised from this event support the College’s unwavering commitment to scholarship funding and access to quality education. The College will honor three distinguished members of our community. Each is being acknowledged in recognition of their years of strong leadership and corporate citizenship. Each honoree exemplifies the ideals on which Molloy College stands and has been a collaborator in the development of Molloy College and its mission of supporting students.

Theresa Elkowitz Principal, VHB Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture P.C. Corporate Leader Award Recipient

For more information contact Cynthia Metzger, Senior Development Officer for Corporate Affairs

516.678.5000 ext. 6723, or


n Saturday evening May 8, the College opened its doors to family, friends, and community members for the 52nd An-

nual Night of Song. The event, which originated as a showcase for the concert choir, spotlighted vocal as well as instrumental talents of Molloy students. Major Treble, the Molloy women’s a cappella group, performed and the evening included Alumni members who came to participate as well.

Night of


The musical program was as diverse as the students participating in the performance. The evening began with the “Star Spangled Banner,” included traditional selections like “Ave Maria” and “Molloy’s Alma Mater,” experimented with innovative music styles with “In the Beginning of Creation,” and concluded with a rousing version of “Oh When the Saints Go Marching In.” Diane Griffin, Director of the Concert Choir, paid tribute to graduating seniors in the group. Many of the seniors were highlighted as soloists during the evening’s program, including Tommy Barone (who had a solo during “Mille Cherubini”), and Olivia Cohen (who was the soloist during “Alleluia”). Ms. Griffin also honored each of the seniors with a gift of thanks and read a poem she authored which touted their amazing individual talents. Summer 2010 •

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Business Students Visit

Mr. Michael Cheah

Morgan Stanley

Business Speaker Series


n January 10, 2010, a group of students from Molloy’s Business Division traveled to London for a week’s stay. They were accompanied by faculty member S. Judy Olsen. The highlight of the trip from a business perspective was a halfday visit to the Morgan Stanley offices in London. Hosted by former Morgan Stanley Managing Director (and Director of Molloy’s M.B.A. program) Ron Carman, the students heard four presentations regarding trading emerging markets debt, equity research, professional development and an overview of the firm. The program culminated with a trader’s discussion overlooking Morgan Stanley’s football field size trading floor.

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r. Michael Cheah and Mr. David Monk visited Molloy’s Division of Business to speak to the students on April 21st.

David Monk is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. He spoke to the students about his academic choices that lead him to his current position, and how he connected some of his personal passions (acting, for one) to his career. He inspired the students because he has worked in various fields but ended up a financial success. Michael Cheah is a Senior V.P./Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of High Grade Bonds for AIG SUNAMERICA Asset Management. His topic was “Monetary and Fiscal Policies: Transmission and Limitation - A Year After Crisis.”

Mr. David Monk


or Molloy’s nursing students the annual pinning ceremony is the culmination of their initial journey to professional nurses. The ceremony is held twice a year and is a bridge from nursing’s past to nursing’s future.

At this special ceremony held for the graduating nursing students, family and friends, the students ask a faculty member who helped them along their journey to “pin” them. There were 135 nursing students who took part in this year’s ceremony. History of the Pin The Molloy College Nursing pin was designed by the first graduates of the Nursing program. Shaped in the form of a shield to represent the Coat of Arms of the Sisters

Nurse Pinning of St. Dominic, the pin is bordered in black so that the name engraved “Molloy College” stands out. The original symbol of the ancient healers was a single staff entwined with one snake (the snake representing wisdom). Over the years this symbol, called a caduceus, was gradually changed to the one depicted on the pin. This emblem is the ancient Greek symbol of the winged staff of Mercury (the messenger of the gods). The caduceus has long served to identify the professions of nursing and medicine.

On top of the caduceus is a cross which represents our Christian heritage. Included are the ideals of compassion, service, and the belief that each individual is entitled to self-esteem and dignity. Above the cross and caduceus is the Book of Knowledge, which is embossed with the Greek letters Alpha & Omega that symbolize Christ as the beginning and the end. Finally, the Crown atop the pin stands for Mary’s Crown, representing Our Lady of Confidence. The College is dedicated to Mary under this title. Summer 2010 •

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Hope for


Speakers at the Molloy College Hope for Haiti event included (from left): Molloy College President Drew Bogner, Ph.D.; S. Dorothy Fitzgibbons, O.P., V.P. Mission, Molloy College; Maryse Garcy, L.M.S.W.; Claudine Sapini-Vilus, R.N., Adjunct Nursing Professor, Molloy College; (back row) Rev. Tom Donohoe, Miraculous Medal Church; Nicole Memnon, Molloy Alumna; and Rimbol Renous, Molloy College, Student.


n Thursday, April 15, 2010 The Office of Mission at Molloy College, which is headed by S. Dorothy Fitzgibbons O.P., sponsored an event to raise awareness of the need for continued relief for the people of Haiti. The event was entitled “Hope For Haiti.” Presentations at the event included speeches from individuals who have visited the country since the devastating earthquake and witnessed the need for aid first-hand. Molloy College volunteered to send school supplies to Haitian children in need.

Fiteni Receives EPA Award B

eth Fiteni, The Sustainability Institute Program Director (and also the Molloy College Earth Week Coordinator) has received the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest honor awarded to the public sector -- The 2010 EPA Environmental Quality Award. She is being recognized for her dedication to educating the public on environmental health issues. According to the EPA, Ms. Fiteni has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health. She continues to advocate for environmental health and legislation.

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Boxtown XI Fall 2010 Programs The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College works to illuminate and document the central role Irish Americans have played, and continue to play, in the United States; and to extend and enrich exchanges between Irish Americans and those from other cultural backgrounds. The Institute will highlight the rich history, integration and cultural exchanges of the Irish throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Fall 2010 Classes: • Irish for Beginners, Saturdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 17, 23, 30, November 6; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Instructor: Hazel Conroy Chrobet: Fee: $160 (eight sessions) • Irish Level 3, Saturdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 17, 23, 30, November 6; 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Instructor: Hazel Conroy Chrobet: Fee: $160 (eight sessions) Fall 2010 Lectures: Times/Location: All lectures are at 3:00 p.m. in the Campbell Reception Room, Kellenberg Hall. Fee: No Charge, unless otherwise specified. (check website for additional lectures scheduled, • Sunday, October 3 The Tragic Wrecks of the Bristol and the Mexico on the South Shore of Long Island Art Mattson, Author • Sunday, December 5 The Irish Catskills, Brendan Dolan, Presenter Entertainment/Exhibits: 38th Annual Feis and Festival – Nassau County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians


hrough prayer, donations, and participation the Molloy community came out in full-force to support Boxtown XI. The annual event once again saw participants sleeping outside in cardboard boxes showing solidarity with the homeless, whom they donating their sponsorship monies to. The recipient of the evening’s fundraising efforts was Bethany House.

Before going out to their boxes for the night, community members gathered in Quealy Gym for prayer and reflection. Women from Bethany not only shared their stories, but also their voices in song. All who attended were touched deeply as the Bethany House Gospel Choir sang. Over 100 students, faculty, staff and administrators formed Boxtown outside the Student Life Center. This year seven women from Bethany House joined the Molloy community for the event and stayed with them overnight. As a result of this year’s efforts Bethany House has received $7,870. This money is slated to be used for a new home that will be opened to benefit older women who are homeless.

Sunday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Molloy College campus, Rockville Centre Irish dance and pipe band competitions, vendors, entertainment Contact AOH for details and fees (Sean O’Rourke 516-3165249) For more information on the Irish Studies Institute and for registration, contact Catherine Tully Muscente (516) 678-5000 ext. 6218, Online registration can be found at IrishInstitute. Summer 2010 •

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Palliative Care

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olloy College, in collaboration with F.E.G.S Health & Human Services System and other community partners, offered its second Palliative Care Conference on Friday, April 30, 2010. The all-day event took place in the Wilbur Arts Center on the Rockville Centre campus. The agenda for the day included a keynote speaker, a series of topics offered during two concurrent sessions, and a panel session. The events of the conference ranged from discussions regarding the realities of health care and the compassionate continuum of palliative care to the thoughts and actions of the caregivers and those they serve. It has been said that the first step to compassion is competence. The main objective of this year’s conference was for the participants to come away empowered to provide professional, competent, empathetic care to patients and their families. At the conference, attendees were provided with presentations by frontline health and social care professionals on a wide variety of palliative care topics, presented by an outstanding group of speakers. The attendees included: physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, clergy, psychiatrists, therapists (including physical, recreational and occupational), dietitians, EMTs, teach28 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

ers, students and volunteers. The keynote address, “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Palliative Care 2010 Heart, Brain and Courage” was presented by Terry Altilio, LCSW, who is Coordinator of Social Work for the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She is a recipient of a Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship Award 2006 and a Social Work Leadership Award from the Open Society Institute’s Project on Death in America, which supported a social work post-graduate fellowship and a social work listserv, both of which are continuing programs within the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care. In 2003, she received the Social Worker of the Year award from the Association of Oncology Social Work and a Professional Volunteer Recognition award from the American Cancer Society. She is on the Advisory Council of the

Alliance of State Pain Initiatives and the editorial board of the Journal of Social Work and End of Life Care. Prior experience includes 14 years in Oncology Social Work; seven years with the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and seven years in a community hospital. In addition to direct work with patients and families, she has lectured nationally and internationally on topics such as pain management, ethics, palliative care and psycho-social issues in end of life care. She lectures in the postmasters Palliative and End of Life Care Program at New York University School of Social Work and Smith College School of Social Work, teaching Pain and Symptom Management and Ethics. She has co-authored publications on pain and symptom management, psycho-social issues in end of life and caregiver advocacy issues.

Terry Altilio, Keynote Speaker

St. Baldrick’s Day


olloy Student Government sponsored a St. Baldrick’s Day event to raise money to help children battling cancer. Volunteers shaved their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, and family and friends gave generously by sponsoring the volunteers. The event, which had 54 participants, raised over $5,000 toward children’s cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation uses the donations to fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the United States Government.

Philosophy Week T

he week of April 12-17, 2010 was designated “Philosophy Week” at Molloy College, as students, faculty, and community members joined together in celebrating Philosophy’s presence at Molloy. The week’s activities included a two-day student debate on the ethics of health care reform. On Monday, 16 new inductees were welcomed into the Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society in Philosophy, having excelled at multiple Philosophy courses at Molloy. The film “The Matrix” offered the opportunity for students to see a sci-fi contemporary classic film that embodies the philosophical concepts of appearance and reality, autonomy, and free will. On Thursday afternoon the department’s Open House brought current and

prospective majors and minors together with philosophy faculty to interact outside of the classroom and to talk about future program developments. Molloy hosted the Long Island Philosophical Society meeting on Saturday, an all-day conference featuring keynote speaker Amy Baehr from Hofstra University and 28 scholarly presentations from philosophy professionals at universities on Long Island and across the country. All these events were part of an effort by the Molloy College Philosophy Department to reinterpret the ancient discipline of philosophy for a new generation of college students in the 21st century. “For several centuries, philosophy was the cornerstone of a liberal arts education, and this was particularly true at Catholic universities and colleges,” said

Dr. Michael S. Russo, chairperson of the department. “Although colleges around the country are reducing their philosophy requirements, the discipline still is one of the best preparations for professional life that you can find.” As Dr. Russo observed, the skills that philosophy develops—high order critical thinking and oral and written communications skills—are prized by nearly every profession. In their attempt to reimagine the discipline of philosophy for contemporary students, the faculty of the Department of Philosophy have taken a decidedly pragmatic approach. “We’re not interested in promoting an elitist degree for the special few,” says Dr. Russo. “We have students majoring in philosophy at Molloy who are planning to go on to careers in law, government, health care, and business. What all of these students recognize is that having a major in philosophy gives them an edge that a straight business major, let’s say, wouldn’t have. Employers know that a student with a degree in philosophy knows how to think and that’s extremely important to them.” Summer 2010 •

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he 2010 Molloy College Commencement Liturgy took place at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre on May 21, just three days before the commencement ceremony at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Mass and the ceremony were moved to off-campus sites because the field behind Kellenberg Hall, where they were traditionally held, is the site where the new Public Square is being constructed. Most Rev. William F. Murphy, D.D., S.T.D. of the Diocese of Rockville Centre presided over the service, and members of the Molloy community participated in the choir, as Cantors, as Ministers of Holy Communion, and Concelebrants. The service was attended by graduating students, their families, faculty, and friends of Molloy. Bishop Murphy encouraged the graduating students to live their lives as people of faith in a pluralist society. The bishop also explained that the real reason for Molloy College’s existence is to give the students the tools to deal with life’s many challenges. This year’s commencement exercises saw 895 students graduate from the various College Divisions. Molloy’s President Dr. Drew Bogner welcomed each attending graduate on stage with a handshake as their names were announced to those in attendance. This year’s commencement speaker was Jim McCann, chief executive of 1-800-Flowers, based in Carle Place. Mc30 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

Cann had a career as a social worker before starting the company, and urged students to go out into the world and make a difference. His message perfectly paralleled Molloy’s mission of service to others. The class of 2010 valedictorian was E.J. Dreyer, of Floral Park, 21, a nursing

student who also played on the women's basketball team, which made the NCAA Tournament this past season. "We have all had to achieve a balance in our lives, and have made sacrifices to do so,” she said. “We are now finally realizing the success that has come out of our sacrifices."

Annual Golf Classic RAINDATE: August 23, 2010 The Seawane Golf & Country Club and The Woodmere Club Event Co Chairs: Jeffrey H. Greenfield & Lisa M. Tepper Honorees: Michael P. Demetriou, President, Demetriou General Agency Inc. Scott T. Melnik, Managing Vice President, Claims, Tower Group Companies

For further information contact Cynthia Metzger, Senior Development Officer for Corporate Affairs at 516.678.5000 ext. 6723 or e-mail

Haggerty Receives

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olloy Security Officer Daniel Haggerty was the recipient of the Security Officer of 2009 award from ASIS, a premier association for security professionals. Officer Haggerty was honored as a result of his quick thinking during an incident that took place on the Molloy Campus in December 2009. Officer Haggerty came to the assistance of an employee who was feeling ill during an event held on campus last December. The individual had experienced a cardiac incident and was unconscious. Officer Haggerty was first on the scene with an automated external defibrillator (AED). He applied the AED and coordinated the rescue efforts among security team members and other responders on the scene. As a result of Officer Haggerty’s quick thinking, and the team efforts of all involved, the individual was successfully transferred to the hospital for treatment and made a full recovery.

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What Molloy Means to Me by Claire B. Joseph, Class of 1975


hen I first entered Molloy Catholic College for Women as a freshman in the fall of 1971, I was secure in the knowledge that I was beginning studies at an excellent college, but, I had no idea of the life-altering and life-long adventure I was embarking on! As a painfully shy teenager, I appreciated the small, warm atmosphere of Molloy. I quickly found a level of respect and acceptance here that I had not experienced prior to this in a school setting. I flourished in my four years at Molloy, truly four of the happiest years of my life. The mission statement of Molloy emphasizes its Judeo-Christian framework and Catholic and Dominican traditions, and affirms its commitment to the Dominican ideals of “truth, academic excellence, and openness to diverse world-views.” Molloy, and the good sisters of St. Dominic, truly offered an “environment where academic freedom, a spirit of inquiry and respect for each individual’s worth and dignity prevail.” Molloy offered the nurturing and encouraging environment that allowed me, and my fellow students, to flourish in our own soil, in our own individual

way. What’s more, the Dominicans and the entire faculty led by example. Molloy College has always had a reputation for offering a quality education. Graduates of 2010, like graduates from 1975, leave Molloy fully prepared to pursue their chosen life’s work, including earning advanced degrees. Molloy truly offers the foundation for any and all future endeavors. Molloy does not forget its graduates! An active and innovative Alumni Department keeps its graduates in touch and offers a wide variety of activities and events, (not to mention Homecoming!) to help alums stay connected. I was the first college graduate in my family, a feat that was a cause of great pride for all my family, but especially for my beloved and dedicated mother, Lillian Emmerich Joseph. When she passed away in 1995 I thought it only fitting to start a scholarship in her

name to enable, even in some small way, others from similar backgrounds to reach their dream and goals. I am proud to say that in the fall of 1988 I joined the faculty of Molloy College, becoming an Adjunct in the Royal English Department, led by the inimitable Dr. Robert Kinpoitner (long may he reign!). It is as true now as it was in 1971 that Molloy College offers an excellent education to its students, whatever their field of endeavor may be. Along with academic excellence, Molloy promotes critical thinking and challenges its students to strive for personal moral growth and to develop a deep sense of ethical, social, economic and political responsibility. When a student leaves Molloy College now, as when we did in 1975, they are well-prepared to make a positive difference in their chosen profession and in their lives. After an association of nearly 40 years with Molloy, I can truly say that I think of the College as a beloved member of the family. I could never begin to repay Molloy all that it has given to me, personally and professionally, but, like any good daughter I will continue to do everything in my power to promote and support my dear “Alma Mater, Molloy!” Summer 2010 •

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Alumni Community Class Notes 1960s


Members of the Class of 1964 gathered for their 45th college reunion on October 18, 2009 Homecoming Weekend at Molloy College.

Mary Ellen Szwejkowski Class of 1971 Major: Biology Maiden Name: Rosnack

Standing L to R: Linda Vreeland Cotter, Maureen Manning Volk, Pauline Koller, Richelle Atkinson Mullins, Barbara Spero Trimarco, Barbara Schimmenti Erhartic, and Carole McNally Bella Schoenfeld Seated L to R: Julia O’Keeffe, S. Grace Regina (their professor) and Maureen Molloy Purgar Nancy Horan Class of 1964 Major: Education Maiden Name: Bergold

Nancy is a year-round resident of Boynton Beach Florida. This past Christmas 2009 she had snow delivered to her driveway as a present to her grandchildren and their friends. 34 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

Mary Ellen is grandmother of two babies born four weeks apart. Pictured is Mary Ellen holding her granddaughter Keira Mary Szwejkowski, born February 4, 2010. Then on March 8, 2010 her grandson Tyler Francis was born. Jean “Jeannie” King Class of 1973 Major: History Maiden Name: Guarnaccia We became grandparents twice during the holiday season. Our daughter Kristin gave birth to Eliana Kristine Litvak on November 21, 2009; and our son Jeremy is the proud father of Isaiah Jamir Michael King, who was born on December 11, 2009. Both babies and their respective parents are doing well. Margaret “Peggy” Pecoraro Class of 1977 Major: Math Maiden Name: Kramer Peggy Pecoraro was unable to join her fellow alumni in the audience of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in the 2009 season. As a member of the awardwinning Greater Nassau Chorus of Sweet

Adelines International, Peggy had the opportunity to take the stage and performed “Carol of the Bells” and “I’ll be Home for Christmas” with the ensemble. As a Molloy undergraduate student, Peggy sang second soprano in the Molloy glee club led by Mr. Paul LaMedica and played piano for a smaller vocal group called the Music Makers. The fond memories from her Molloy choral experience eventually inspired her to find a new musical outlet. Peggy joined the Greater Nassau Chorus with her mother, Peggy Kramer, in 1996 and they quickly became active members. With the chorus, they competed in seven worldwide Sweet Adelines International competitions and numerous regional-level competitions. In their most recent contest in October 2009, they earned a fourth place medal, surpassing over 600 other groups from around the world.

1980s Irene V. Villacci Class of 1986 Major: English As seen in the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, East Rockaway Village Trustee Irene V. Villacci was one of 19 women who were awarded with the Nassau County Legislature’s “Trailblazer/ Women of Distinction” award by Legislator Francis X. Becker on March 22, 2010 (pictured here). Irene was elected as a trustee of the Village of East Rockaway in the spring of 2005, and re-elected in 2009. Currently, she serves as the liaison to the Department of Public Works, the Ethics Board, the Library Board, the Tree Advisory

Class Notes Committee, the Houses of Worship, the Special Events Committee and the CATV Committee. She is also a member of the Village’s Recodification and Negotiations Committees. Trustee Villacci recently began her term as a Vice President of the Village Foundation of East Rockaway. She has resided in East Rockaway since 2000, but her love for the village began when she was a child. As an active member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, she held every officer position, including President from 2003-2004. During that year, she co-founded the chapter’s pro bono clinic, now a regular monthly legal clinic held at the Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead. Since 2000, Irene has been a member of the Advisory Council

to Nassau-Suffolk Law Services, Inc., and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the New York State Bar Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association. Irene has been an attorney for twenty years, and established her own law practice in Rockville Centre in 2007. Her practice concentrates in the areas of elder law, trusts and estates, probate, guardianships, and real estate. She is the corresponding secretary-elect of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. She is a lifelong parishioner of St. Raymond Church in East Rockaway. Irene will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Molloy Ball on November 13, 2010. This recognition is awarded annually to a Molloy College

alumna/us who has made significant contributions to the College, and whose professional career is characterized by a series of outstanding achievements. Congratulations Irene!

1990s Heather Donnelly-Bell Class of 1996 Major: Nursing Heather received her Doctor of Medicine degree in May 2009 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Heather had received her BA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1994, and her BS and RN from Molloy College in 1996. For the past ten years she has

Attention Molloy Alumni! Do you have news to share with your classmates? Go online to and use the first time login number printed next to your name and address on the back of this magazine. Or, complete this form and return it to Dr. Marion Flomenhaft, Alumni Development Officer, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., P.O. Box 5002, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002, or fax it to 516.678.7410. Your Name:___________________________________________________________________________ Class Year: ________________________________ Update My Information: Street Address_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City___________________________________________________________________State________________ Zip________________________________ Phone________________________________________________________ E-mail___________________________________________________________ Business Information: Name of Employer________________________________________________Title__________________________________________________________ Department___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Business Phone_____________________________________________ Business E-mail______________________________________________________ Send in your news on another sheet of paper with this attached. Summer 2010 •

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Alumni Community Class Notes been an Oncology nurse in the bone marrow transplant unit of MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. She is currently doing her residency in anesthesiology at St. Mary’s Hospital in Houston, TX. She and her family reside in Pearland and Galveston, TX. Her husband, Hillary, is an Oncology nurse at MD Anderson Hospital. They have five children Kyle 10, Matthew 8, Erin 7, Jake 5, and Nicholas 1-1/2. Kerrie Brothers-Roberson Class of 1995 Major: Nursing In October 2009 I was promoted to Clinical Nurse Educator of the Patewood Memorial Campus in the Greenville Hospital System. I cover the ortho/spine unit for the hospital as well as being the lead process improvement outcomes and reinforce our hospital’s commitment to excellence. My husband Eric also works for the same hospital system. He started his new position in October 2009 as a materials specialist. Our daughter Caitlin is a 3rd grade honors student at Lyman Elementary. She is also a Junior Girl Scout and is in the process of obtaining the Bronze Award. I am on Facebook – keep in touch!

2000s Donna Henderson Class of 2008 Major: Nursing As a US Navy Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Donna Henderson was cited in a recent British Military publication earlier this year as one of a few medics who help save the lives of Afghan children who are injured during military operations. Here she is pictured carrying one of two Afghan sisters Kamila and Wasila to the Role 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield accompanied by the girls’ father. 36 Molloy Magazine • Summer 2010

Alumni Spotlight Eileen McDonnel, ‘84


ileen McDonnell, ’84, the first woman president of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, did not initially plan to be a leader in the financial services industry. She began as a Nursing major but found herself captivated by the growing importance of computers in modern society. She switched her major to mathematics and computer science and launched a career that has seen her hold senior positions at such well-known companies as Guardian Life Insurance, New England Financial, and AXA/Equitable. “I think it is important that people learn how to reinvent themselves,” Eileen said. “I was told that it would be difficult to switch my major halfway through my time at Molloy, but I didn’t let that stop me from pursuing what I knew was right for me. “I’ve also had to take time off from my career to handle major personal events,” she said. “At one point my father was extremely ill and required a great deal of support. On another occasion, I needed to take a leave of absence to adopt my daughter. After both of these events, I successfully resumed my career. You can make personal decisions at key moments in your life without having to set aside your career goals.” Eileen followed her two sisters to Molloy. Theresa, ’80, was an Education major and Jean, ’83, graduated with a degree in Nursing. Their late father was an adjunct professor at Molloy, teaching Modern Math to Dominican nuns. In his memory, Eileen endowed a scholarship in his name. “My father believed in education,” said Eileen, who also holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Investments from Adelphi University. “He would have loved the idea of his scholarship helping Molloy students reach their educational goals.” During her time at Molloy, Eileen served as Treasurer of Student Government and also participated in the Business Club. She was a member of Molloy’s Board of Trustees, as well as honoree at the College’s annual gala. “Molloy is rooted in a tradition of strong ethics and personal conduct, and that philosophy has greatly influenced how I conduct both my personal life and my professional life,” she said. “I am so pleased to see how the College has grown in recent years, and I can’t imagine that any student could make a better choice than Molloy.”

Alumni Obituaries Rosemary “Rarie” McGloin Nappi Class of 1964 Rarie Nappi, longtime resident of Garden City, NY, devoted wife of Thomas Nappi, passed away on February 20, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Rarie grew up in West Hempstead, and was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Molloy College, and Adelphi University. She was an elementary school teacher in Lindenhurst, NY before starting her family. She belonged to the Church of St. Anne in Garden City, where she was an active parishioner for almost 40 years, teaching religious education and volunteering in the parish. When her children were of school age, Rarie returned to teaching and worked at Garden Manor Playschool in Garden City for over 17 years. Rarie was a self taught artist in her younger years, and she used this creative spirit as a nursery school teacher. Rarie and Tom were truly best friends and had a wonderful marriage for more than 41 years. They always enjoyed each other’s company and loved to go to restaurants, take rides in the car, and vacation together, especially their annual fall foliage trips and beach vacations. Rarie was very devoted to her family and always attended her children’s sporting events when they were younger, spent time with them at the beach, enjoyed regular family dinners, and encouraged them in all that they did. She loved children and was delighted to welcome each of her eight grandchildren into this world. She always loved spending time with them, and they always brought a smile to her face, even as her memory faded. She was a loving mother to Kerin and Bill Schieck of Garden City NY, Tricia and Mark Karr of Malverne, NY, Tommy and Julie Nappi of Brooklyn, NY , and Laura and

Kevin Connolly, of Hampton Bays, NY. She was adored by her eight grandchildrenWill, Caroline, and Connor Schieck, Kaitrin, Jack and Brett Karr, and Wilson and Anna Nappi. Her family and friends are all so grateful that she touched our lives, and she will live in our hearts forever. Donations in Rarie’s memory can be sent to the Litwin-Zucker Alzheimer’s Research Fund, 125 Community Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021 S. Dorothy Anne Ammon, OP Class of 1973 Sister Dorothy Anne Ammon passed away on March 15, 2010 at the age of 76; she was a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic for 58 years. S. Dorothy Anne was the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Ammon of Brooklyn. She became acquainted with the Dominican Sisters in St. Boniface in Elmont. In 1951 she entered the Dominican Congregation as a candidate and received the habit and her religious name Sister Ellen Thomas in 1952. The following year she pronounced her religious vows. For 20 years the classroom was her ministry; in the schools of St. Joseph, Long Island City; Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevelt; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst; St. Patrick, Huntington; St. Joseph, Kings Park, St. Ignatius Martyr, Long Beach; and St. Agnes, Rockville Centre, where she was an assistant principal. After completing her education at Molloy College in 1973, S. Dorothy used her talents as a pastoral ministry in a few parishes and was co-director of the Diocesan Spanish Apostolate. While in that role she visited two children at North Shore University Hospital, who were from the Dominican Republic and about to undergo surgery. “It was a very positive experience for me,” she said and in 1984 S. Dorothy decided to work at North Shore full-time. Through Heart-to-Heart International, S. Dorothy traveled between 1984 and

2002 with North Shore heart surgeons to underdeveloped countries. Fluent in Spanish, she served as an interpreter and helped to bring about 50 children in desperate need of heart operations to the United States. Despite a long and varied ministry that included education, parish work, hospital administration, and the Spanish Apostolate, S. Dorothy always felt a pull toward mission work. She once said “that the Lord came in through the back door. Instead of me going to the children, the children came to me.” One incident during her long illness summarizes her many years of devotion to the children. A group of doctors from North Shore arrived at her door to serenade S. Dorothy. At the conclusion the spokesperson, Dr. Quiros from Colombia, said “You are the mother of all international children.” Patricia Perry McConnell Class of 1980 Patricia Perry McConnell passed away on January 22, 2010, after a long bout with kidney cancer. Patty was a loving wife and mother and was very active in her community. She was co-coordinator of the Saint Martha’s Learning Center, a special need religious education program of the Catholic Diocese of Trenton. She was a “team mom” in the Toms River East Little League Challenger Division. Patty volunteered as a greeter for the Brick Township Schools, and was a den leader and committee member for the Jersey Shore Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Patty is survived by her husband Tom, her sons Tommy and Danny, two sisters, six nieces and a nephew. Patty was always proud of her alma mater, and her participation in the Concert Choir, including Night of Song. In fact, Patty and her husband Tom met when the Villanova Singers performed with the Molloy Concert Choir on February 17, 1979. Summer 2010 •

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Alumni Community Scholarship Update Sister Rose Teresa Amor Scholarship This year was the celebration of S. Rose Teresa Amor’s 50th year of dedicated service to Molloy College. Sister was honored on Friday, March 26 at the annual President’s Awards Ceremony, followed by a private party for S. Rose in the Reception Room of Kellenberg Hall. Her family, friends and colleagues came to congratulate and reminisce with Sr. Rose. Donations were generously given in honor of the Sr. Rose Teresa Amor Scholarship Fund. Pictures of the evening can be found at on the College website. Alexander Cathcart Scholarship* Molloy College alumna, Professor Liz Levenson, ’84 and the Department of Alumni Relations sponsored a Memorial Scholarship Concert in honor of her son, Alexander Cathcart, on April 14 in the Anselma Room. Entertainment was

provided by 3 Man Acoustic Jam, led by Alex’s brother, Ian Cathcart. Professor Brian Cogan supported the event by donating three autographed copies of his book, Punk Rock Encyclopedia, all of which were purchased by lucky attend-

ees. All proceeds went to the Alexander Cathcart Scholarship Fund and the event helped raise over $1,200. Consuelo Cervantes Isabella Scholarship* This scholarship is in remembrance of Consuelo Isabella, who was a 1970 graduate with a degree in Spanish. Her son, Jay Isabella, started this scholarship for his

mother when she passed away in April of 2009. Consuelo started her college education later in life, part time, while raising her five children and taking care of the home. Her perseverance and dedication was obvious when, after almost 15 years, she finally received her degree. The Therese M. Hughes Scholarship* Therese was a 1979 Biology major who passed away in May 1987 from complications of Muscular Dystrophy. Every year at Class Night, the Biology department awards this scholarship to a graduating senior who has displayed the ideals that Therese emulated in her life and has successfully achieved academic excellence. We are still in need of assistance to continue the growth of these scholarships towards endowment. If you would like to donate, please contact Mary Scanio at or call 516-678-500 ext 6405. *Working towards endowment

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2010 Alumni Calendar of Events July 15, 2010, Thursday Ducks Game First pitch 7:05 pm **Special Pre-game performances by the Molloy College Dance and Cheerleading Teams begins at 6:05pm. $10.00 per person / parking free Contact: Mary Scanio at 516-678-5000 ext 6405 or email RSVP by June 15 (tickets are non-refundable) September 25, 2010, Saturday Osprey Dominion Vineyards welcomes Molloy College for Wine, Art and Conversation Cocktails and art show - 5:30 to 7:30 pm $25 per person / 2 for $40.00 Contact: Mary Scanio at 516-678-5000 ext 6405 or email RSVP by September 13 October 15, 16 and 17, 2010 HOMECOMING REUNION WEEKEND Friday, October 15 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at 7 PM

Saturday, October 16 - For Us, By Us Division of Education Social Studies and Mathematics Workshops and Roundtable Discussions on Best Practices 9 a.m. – Noon, Free Molloy College Sunday, October 17 Alumni Award & Banquet Reunion Celebration Mass Banquet and entertainment Contact: Mary Scanio at 516-678-5000 ext 6405 or email Details to follow December 4, 2010, Saturday A Christmas Carol Matinee -3 pm (Dickens’ Weekend)

December 8, 2010, Wednesday Legacy for Learning Dinner Anselma Room, Kellenberg Hall, 6 - 9 pm Molloy annually takes the opportunity to express its gratitude to those individuals who have donated scholarships to the College and provides students with an opportunity to meet with those whose generosity has impacted their lives. Last year, one of the scholarship recipients, Cheryl Jenkins, addressed the audience by thanking her donor for the generosity of the scholarship award that she had received.

This year Molloy College and the Alumni Association are proud to offer you, “A Christmas Carol” @Theatre Three on Main Street in Port Jefferson. $20.00 per person. Contact: Mary Scanio at 516-678-5000 ext 6405 or email Seats are limited, so reserve now (tickets are non-refundable)

COMING THIS FALL… The Division of Nursing has much to celebrate in the International Year of the Nurse. Be on the lookout for the upcoming festivities this Fall, as the Division of Nursing launches its PhD Program in Nursing. In honor of the centennial celebration of Florence Nightingale’s death, the year 2010 has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse, and an ideal time for the launch of this new program. We invite our Alumni to celebrate with us as we embark on this journey and acknowledge this milestone in Molloy College history. Dates for exciting events are forthcoming… Summer 2010 •

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