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The Fifty-Sixth Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises of St. Augustine Preparatory School Class of 2018 Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. Golden Diploma Recipients: St. Augustine Preparatory School Class of 1968


GOLDEN HERMITS

50th Anniversary of St. Augustine Prep’s Class of 1968 John F. Amodeo H. Lawrence Bullock Gerritt D. Campbell Nelson P. Carvalho Kevin R. Costello John F. Dalton III Robert G. DeFeo, Colonel USAF (Ret.) Lirio R. Fiocchi Bruce E. Hirsch* Joseph A. Massare Vincent J. Mattioli*

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Robert A. Menn Thomas G. Monfardini Frank G. Olivo Frank N. Pearson Peter E. Penico Stephen F. Samchuck Michael J. Saulin* Richard W. Thayer Kevin K. Walsh, Ph.D. Joel H. Youngerman *Deceased


ST. AUGUSTINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Class of 2018

Vito S. Acosta Vincent A. Aglialoro Colin David Bailey Yiannis Vasilios Balis Vittorio Antonio Barbera Jack R. Barretta Reagan Michael Basil Brandon Michael Baskow Lucentio Joseph Basolis Sean Joseph Becker Christopher Thomas Becker Robert Anthony Belansen III Francis Vincent Bergamo Paul Joseph Biagi Anthony August Biagi Jr. John Douglas Billings II Joshua Ryan Blackley Tyler Wayne Booth Omar Nasser Borai Roman Marcus Brooks II Carson James Browne John Francis Campbell Anthony William Carella Christopher Martin Carey Salvatore A. Carfagno III Shawn Patrick Carlin Jr. Tyler Christopher Carmolingo John Louis Caselli III Samuel Wyatt Chapman Matthew Anthony Chiari Michael Paul Chiolo Alexander Raymond Chmelowitz Mark Louis Clopp Jr. George Herbert Coleman VI Casey Robert Collins Blaise Bernard Collins Shamere Anthony Collins Jack Ryan Compton

Matthew G. Compton Broderick Thomas Conley Jay Harold Copperman Michael Anthony Cornelius Zachary Joseph Costanzo Matthew Lee Cottrell Nicholas Christian Cullmann Jackson E. D’Ambrosio Anthony D’Amelio Andrew D. Dailey Ethan James Davis Cullen Schaefer Davis Jared DeFoney Nicholas Michael DeMorat Domenic Francis DeSanta Nicholas James DeVito Zachary J. DiDonato Alexander Dino DiMarco Garrett Connor Dolan Philip Joseph Dougherty IV Christopher John Dragovits Jr. Kevin Andrew Eaise Colin Joseph Fair Anthony Joseph Fama John Anthony Farinelli Ryan Christopher Field Xavier James File Payton Joshua Flesher Nathan John Fondacaro Anthony Edward Franulovic John Galia

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ST. AUGUSTINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Class of 2018

Jack Alan Gardiner John Daniel George Zachary Paul Gibney * Albert Giosa Stephen Harry Joseph Goralski Jr. Thomas Joseph Goshaw Jr. William Isaiah Gould Norman Lamor Gross Jr. Matthew Antonio Guercio Dominic Joseph Guido Angelo Nicholas Gurcsik John Martin Halbruner Jonah Hugh Hammerstedt * Jared Christopher Hannah * Marlon A. Hargis Jared Alexander Hastings Luke Patrick Henry * Colin James Hess Kevin Joseph Hewitt James Andrew Holl II Joshua Haggerty Hood * Lee Joseph Hughes Jr. Thomas John Hunt * Zachary Lee Hurban * Jack Lewis Huscher Nicholas Michael Hutchinson Daniel Robert Innocenzo * Liam Patrick Jarrett * Patrick James Kavanagh John Scott Keane Jr. Brian Leatherwood Keller * Jason Christopher Kirk * Kyle Walter Knight John Morris Kosylo * Dimitrios Kounis * Daniel R. Kuhar Jr. * Tyler Clifford Kuni * Owen James Lang Sean C. Lenzsch

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Vincent Robert Loffredo Rocco Michael Lombardo Nicholas Austin Lonetto Michael Patrick Mackley Emmett Edward Malady Evan Joseph Malgier Rajdaman Singh Mander Gary John Martinelli Jr. William Anthony Martini Christopher George Martucci Jr. Arjun Mathur Devon Michael Alexander Matthews Sean Oluwaseun Matthews Sean Michael Anthony McGlone Evan Shaw Merritt Justin Tyler Michener Christopher Miranda Michael F. Mitchell Gabriel Joseph Morales John Hunter Morris Sean K. Mulhern Brandon Joseph Nailor Robert Francis Nelson Anthony L. Neri III Steven Robert Oliver Devon Christopher Osgood Jake Tyler Ottinger Harrison Paul Parker Tyler Robert Parnell David Christian Patragnoni Adam Michael Paul James C. Pendzik

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Class of 2018

Vincent Robert Perna Thomas Carl Peterson Jr. Nicholas A. Pilny Spencer Chase Rain Michael Francis Reader Michael Gabriel Rebbecchi Jr. John Joseph Reynolds Jr. Joseph Rice James Alex Rice James Christian Rocco Kyle P. Rowe John Stephen Sabella Matthew Albert Savela Colby Aaron Schalek John Matthew Schossig Steven Joseph Schwab Jr. Zackary James Sekel Benjamin R. Sheehan Mitchell David Shields Brendan Ryan Shortall Basilio Augustus Silla Andrew Harrison Silver Nicholas Scott Simila Jake Robert Smith Thomas Joseph Stachiotti Benjamin Frease Stailey Douglas Edward Stasuk Matthew Stefanelli Vincenzo Thomas Stellato Jordan Jacob Sterchele Joseph J. Stewart Travis Joseph Stoll Matthew Raymond Talbot Paul Louis Tsikouras Michael James Valecce Jr. Christopher M. Vitale II Jake Walters Adam Anthony Weisensee James Weston Andrew Brian White

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Baccalaureate Mass Mass in Thanksgiving to God

MAIN CELEBRANT Very Rev. Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A. Prior Provincial, Province of St. Thomas of Villanova Chair, Board of Directors, St. Augustine Preparatory School The Augustinian Friars and Guest Celebrants DEACON OF THE WORD & EUCHARIST: Deacon William Lauth ALTAR SERVERS: Mason Anderson, Joshua Diggons, Trevor Fawcett, Robert Houck, Connor Wetherington (Class of 2019) CANTORS: Nicholas A. Pilny, John Morris Kosylo, Brandon Joseph Nailor (Class of 2018) PROCESSION: “Pomp and Circumstance” — Edward Elgar GATHERING SONG: “This is the Day” — Scott Soper Refrain - This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad; for this is the day that the Lord has made; alleluia, alleluia. Verse 1 - Give thanks to God; the Lord is good. God’s mercy endures forever. Let the house of Israel say; God’s mercy endures forever. Verse 2 - The Lord’s right hand is lifted up; the hand of the Lord is mighty. I shall not die, but live to tell the marvelous works of God. Verse 3 - The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the work of the Lord, how wonderful, how wonderful, in our eyes! WELCOMING ADDRESS Jake Tyler Ottinger ’18 LITURGY OF THE WORD GLORIA: “Mass of Creation” — Marty H. Haughen - Choir FIRST READING: KINGS 8: 55 -61 — Benjamin Frease Staley ’18 RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 118 — Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good, his love is everlasting. SECOND READING: Colossians 3: 12 - 17 — Nicholas Scott Simila ’18 ALLELUIA: “Mass of Creation” GOSPEL: Matthew 11: 25 - 30 HOMILY: Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D., Head of School PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL: Roman Marcus Brooks II, Salvatore A. Carfagno, Devon Christopher Osgood, Gennaro Blaize Zappariello (Class of 2018)

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LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST OFFERTORY HYMN: “All Good Gifts” — Kevin Keil Refrain - All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; thank You, Lord. Oh thank You for all His love. Verse 1 - We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand. God sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain, the breezes and the sunshine, and soft, refreshing rain. Verse 2 - You only are the maker of all things near and far, You paint the wayside flower, You light the evening star. The winds and waves obey You, by You the birds are fed; much more, to us, you children, you give our daily bread. Verse 3 - We thank You, then, Creator, for all things bright and good. The seed-time and the harvest, our life, our health, our food. And all that we can offer, Your boundless love imparts; the gifts to You most pleasing are humble are humble, thankful hearts. PRESENTATION OF GIFTS Yiannis Vasilios Balis, Travis Joseph Stoll, Rocco Michael Lombardo, Jake Walters, John Joseph Reynolds, Jr. (Class of 2018) OFFERTORY HYMN: “All Good Gifts” – Kevin Keil Refrain - All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; thank You, Lord. Oh thank You for all His love. Verse 1 - We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand. God sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain, the breezes and the sunshine, and soft, refreshing rain. Verse 2 - You only are the maker of all things near and far, You paint the wayside flower, You light the evening star. The winds and waves obey You, by You the birds are fed; much more, to us, you children, you give our daily bread. Verse 3 - We thank You, then, Creator, for all things bright and good. The seed-time and the harvest, our life, our health, our food. And all that we can offer, Your boundless love imparts; the gifts to You most pleasing are humble are humble, thankful hearts. SANCTUS: “Mass of Creation” GREAT AMEN “Mass of Creation” AGNUS DEI “Mass of Creation” COMMUNION HYMN #1: “Shelter Me, O God” – Robert Hurd Refrain - Shelter me, O God; hide me in the shadow of Your wings. You alone are my hope. Verse 1 - When my foes surround me, set me high above their reach. Hear me when I call Your name. Verse 2 - As a mother gathers her young beneath her care, gather me into Your arms. Verse 3 - Though I walk in darkness, through the needle’s eye of death, You will never leave my side. 7


COMMUNION HYMN #2: “There is a Longing” — Anne Quigley Refrain - There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord, for You to reveal Yourself to us. There is a longing in our hearts for love we only find in You, our God. Verse 1 - For justice, for freedom, for mercy; hear our prayer. In sorrow, in grief; be near, hear our prayer, O God. Verse 2 - For wisdom, for courage, for comfort; hear our prayer. In weakness, in fear; be near, hear our prayer, O God. Verse 3 - For healing, for wholeness, for new life; hear our prayer. In sickness, in death; be near, hear our prayer, O God. MEDITATION HYMN: “Prayer of St. Augustine” — Rev. Joseph A. Genito, O.S.A. DEDICATION PRAYER TO ST. AUGUSTINE: Ethan James Davis ’18 O holy Saint Augustine, who has famously declared that “Our hearts were made for you, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.”, aid us in our own search for our Lord, that through your intercession we may be granted the wisdom to determine the purpose God has planned for us as we leave the Prep. In your wisdom and compassion, aid us to faithfully fulfill the destiny God has for all these graduates. May God bless us with the strength, courage, and wisdom to surrender our worldly concerns to His will. Intercede for us so that our most pressing concerns today will be resolved and all of our future petitions be granted. Pray that we be blessed with the courage to follow God’s will even at times when we do not understand. Ask our Lord to lead us to lives worthy of His love, that we may one day share the riches of His kingdom. Amen. RECESSIONAL HYMN: “Save Your People” — Jim Farrell Refrain - Save Your people, O Lord. Show us the way to come home. We have been wandering far from Your love. Save Your people, O Lord. Verse 1 - One thing I ask, O Lord, this I seek; to dwell forever in Your house that I may gaze on Your loveliness all the days of my life. Verse 2 - For You will hide me in the shelter of Your wings and from the arrows of my foe. You set me high on a mountaintop, saved me from my distress. Verse 3 - Listen, O Lord, to the sound of my call, for I acknowledge my offense. Wash me and I shall be purified. I shall be whiter than snow. CLOSING HYMN: “Salve Regina” INTERLUDE: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” - Paul Simon Soloists - Benjamin Frease Stailey ’18, Nicholas A. Pilny ’18 Class of 2018 Breakfast Awards, St. Augustine Prep Choir Selections, under the direction of Fine Arts Department Chair and Choral Director, Mr. Matthew Wolf (Musical accompaniment provided by the St. Augustine Prep Band under the direction of Band Director, Mrs. Mary Lou Newnam)

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Commencement Exercise PRESIDER

Very Rev. Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A. Prior Provincial, Province of St. Thomas of Villanova Chair, Board of Directors, St. Augustine Preparatory School OFFICIATING

Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D. Head of School, St. Augustine Preparatory School OPENING SONG

God Bless America WELCOME

Mrs. Carol Castelli, Director of College Guidance PRESENTATION OF GOLDEN DIPLOMAS

Mr. Dennis E. Foreman ’87, Executive Director for Advancement PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR AWARDS

Rev. Patrick B. McStravog, O.S.A., Asst. to the Head of School for Mission & Ministry Mr. Kevin P. Burke ’00, Dean of Academics Mr. Anthony M. Iaconelli, Dean of Student Leadership CERTIFICATION

Mr. Stephen J. Cappuccio ’96, Dean of Enrollment Management PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS

Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D., Head of School BENEDICTION

Rev. Francis X. Devlin, O.S.A. Prior, Allegrini Monastery FAREWELL ADDRESS

Arjun Mathur ’18 ALMA MATER

Class of 2018

RECESSIONAL

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Outstanding Achievements of the Class of 2018 $59.5 Million awarded in College Scholarships and Grants over four years 3 Military Academy Acceptances 10 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students 53 Athletes Committed to NCAA Universities 19 Conference Championships 7 South Jersey Titles (3 Wrestling, 2 Basketball, 2 Baseball) 7 State Titles (1 Crew, 1 Basketball, 1 Swimming, 2 Rugby 7’s, 2 Rugby 15’s) 3 Individual All-South Jersey Athletic Selections 13 First Team Cape Atlantic League Conference All-Stars 4 Individual All-South Jersey Chorus Selections 2 Individual All-State Chorus Selections

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Vito S. Acosta

Claremont McKenna College

Christopher Thomas Becker

Columbia University

Vincent A. Aglialoro

Loyola University Maryland Providence College

Johns Hopkins University

Rutgers University

New York University

Saint Joseph’s University

Pomona College

Seton Hall University

University of Pennsylvania

The Catholic University of America

University of Southern California

The College of New Jersey

Cabrini University

Johns Hopkins University

Sean Joseph Becker

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Rutgers University

La Salle University

Saint Joseph’s University

Neumann University Stockton University

Robert Anthony Belansen III

Drexel University

Widener University

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

University of Maryland Colin David Bailey

Yiannis Vasilios Balis

Pennsylvania State University

Rowan University

Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Temple University

The College of New Jersey

Arizona State University

Francis Vincent Bergamo

La Salle University

Vittorio Antonio Barbera

Butler University Pennsylvania State University

Monmouth University

Providence College

Saint Joseph’s University

Rutgers University

Thomas Jefferson University

Seton Hall University

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Xavier University

Cabrini University

Anthony August Biagi Jr.

Georgian Court University

Saint Joseph’s University

Monmouth University

Stockton University

Mount St. Mary’s University

The University of Tampa

Neumann University

Wagner College

Rider University Seton Hall University

Jack R. Barretta

Reagan Michael Basil

Saint Joseph’s University

The University of Tampa

Seton Hall University

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Furman University

Paul Joseph Biagi

Arcadia University

Texas Christian University

Elizabethtown College

The Catholic University of America

Lebanon Valley College Saint Joseph’s University

Brandon Michael Baskow

Neumann University

St. John’s University

Quinnipiac University

University of Connecticut

Rowan University Saint Joseph’s University

John Douglas Billings II

Virginia Tech

Stockton University Ursinus College

Joshua Ryan Blackley

Franklin & Marshall College Saint Joseph’s University

Lucentio Joseph Basolis

College of Charleston

Seton Hall University

Saint Joseph’s University

Thomas Jefferson University

The University of Oklahoma

Towson University

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Tyler Wayne Booth

Hofstra University

Salvatore A. Carfagno III

American University

Merrimack College

Butler University

Rowan University

DePaul University

The College of New Jersey

Drexel University

Widener University

Hofstra University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Loyola University Chicago

La Salle University Omar Nasser Borai

Rochester Institute of Technology

Merrimack College

University of Miami

The George Washington University

University of Virginia

The University of Scranton

Villanova University

Thomas Jefferson University University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Roman Marcus Brooks II

Drew University

Ursinus College

Rowan University

Wagner College

Seton Hall University

Xavier University

The College of New Jersey Ursinus College

Shawn Patrick Carlin Jr.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Widener University

Florida Institute of Technology

Xavier University

Fordham University Rochester Institute of Technology

Carson James Browne

Florida Institute of Technology

Rowan University

La Salle University Rowan University

Tyler Christopher Carmolingo

Gettysburg College

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s University

Stockton University

The Catholic University of America Ursinus College

John Francis Campbell

Bradley University New Jersey Institute of Technology

John Louis Caselli III

Monmouth University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rowan University

Rowan University

Saint Joseph’s University

Southern Methodist University

The College of New Jersey

Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Delaware

University of Pittsburgh Samuel Wyatt Chapman Anthony William Carella

Loyola University Maryland

College of Charleston Saint Joseph’s University

Merrimack College

The University of Tampa

Rowan University

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Delaware University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Matthew Anthony Chiari

DeSales University Monmouth University

Christopher Martin Carey

Rider University

Saint Francis University

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s University

The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton

The University of Tampa

Widener University

Xavier University Michael Paul Chiolo

Pennsylvania State University The University of Tampa West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Alexander Raymond Chmelowitz

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Broderick Thomas Conley

Mark Louis Clopp Jr.

Drexel University Loyola University Maryland

La Salle University Rowan University

Rowan University

Saint Joseph’s University

The College of New Jersey

Stockton University

Widener University

Rider University

College of William and Mary

Jay Harold Copperman

Rowan University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rutgers University Stockton University George Herbert Coleman VI

Michael Anthony Cornelius

Drexel University

Zachary Joseph Costanzo

Florida Southern College

University of Utah Fairleigh Dickinson University New Jersey Institute of Technology

Gannon University

Rider University

George Mason University

Seton Hall University

Merrimack College

Stevens Institute of Technology

North Carolina State University

Virginia Tech

Rider University

Widener University

The College of New Jersey The University of Scranton

Matthew Lee Cottrell

Elizabethtown College

University of Central Florida

Fairleigh Dickinson University

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Merrimack College

Wilkes University

Rowan University The Catholic University of America

Blaise Bernard Collins

Albright College

United States Air Force Academy

Monmouth University

United States Coast Guard Academy

Rider University

University of New Haven

Rutgers University

Wentworth Institute of Technology

University of Delaware

Widener University Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Casey Robert Collins

Albright College

York College of Pennsylvania

Arcadia University Merrimack College

Nicholas Christian Cullmann

Drexel University The College of New Jersey

Monmouth University Rider University

Virginia Tech

Rutgers University

Widener University

The College of New Jersey University of Delaware

Jackson E. D’Ambrosio

Fairleigh Dickinson University Rowan University

Shamere Anthony Collins

Sacred Heart University

Saint Joseph’s University

Loyola University Maryland

University of Delaware

Rider University

University of Rhode Island

Seton Hall University Jack Ryan Compton

Rowan University Saint Joseph’s University

Andrew D. Dailey

Drexel University

Seton Hall University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

The Catholic University of America

Pennsylvania State University

Widener University

Rutgers University University of Pittsburgh

Matthew G. Compton

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Virginia Tech

Rowan University Widener University

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018. Drexel University

Anthony D’Amelio

Zachary J. DiDonato

Cabrini University Drexel University

Fairleigh Dickinson University Pennsylvania State University

La Salle University

Rowan University

Neumann University

Temple University

Rowan University

University of Delaware

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Virginia Tech Alexander Dino DiMarco Cullen Schaefer Davis

Rowan University

La Salle University

Saint Joseph’s University

Rowan University

Seton Hall University

Rutgers University

Stockton University

Saint Joseph’s University

The University of Tampa

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Garrett Connor Dolan Ethan James Davis

Christopher Newport University

American University

Salisbury University

Fordham University Loyola University Maryland

Philip Joseph Dougherty IV

Rowan University

Pennsylvania State University Providence College

Christopher John Dragovits Jr.

Duquesne University

Saint Joseph’s University

Loyola University Maryland

The George Washington University

Merrimack College

University of Connecticut

Rowan University Washington College

Jared DeFoney

La Salle University Saint Joseph’s University

Kevin Andrew Eaise

University of Pennsylvania

Stockton University Widener University

Colin Joseph Fair

Fordham University High Point University

Nicholas Michael DeMorat

American University

James Madison University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Pennsylvania State University

The Catholic University of America

Saint Joseph’s University

Ursinus College

San Diego State University University of Delaware

Domenic Francis DeSanta

Drexel University

University of Miami

Elizabethtown College

University of South Carolina

Fairleigh Dickinson University Florida Southern College

Anthony Joseph Fama

Lynchburg College

Drexel University Pennsylvania State University

Lynn University

Rowan University

Mount St. Mary’s University

Rutgers University

Pace University

University of Delaware

St. John’s University

University of Maryland

University of Miami

University of Pittsburgh

Ursinus College John Anthony Farinelli Nicholas James DeVito

Belmont University

Drexel University

Clemson University

La Salle University

Florida Southern College

Loyola University Maryland

Lynchburg College

Saint Joseph’s University

Marymount University

Seton Hall University

The Catholic University of America The University of Tampa

Xavier University

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018. Elizabethtown College

Ryan Christopher Field

Stephen Harry Joseph Goralski Jr.

Drexel University

Saint Joseph’s University

Iona College

The University of Tampa

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Ursinus College

La Salle University Longwood University

United States Military Academy

Xavier James File

Loyola University Maryland Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Payton Joshua Flesher

American University

Mount St. Mary’s University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Rowan University

George Mason University

Saint Joseph’s University

Regent’s University London

St. Bonaventure University

University of East London

Stony Brook University

Villanova University

University of Delaware

Drexel University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Loyola University Maryland

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Towson University Nathan John Fondacaro

University of Mary Washington Anthony Edward Franulovic

Merrimack College Rowan University

William Isaiah Gould

Georgian Court University

Saint Joseph’s University

La Salle University

Seton Hall University

Merrimack College

The Catholic University of America

Monmouth University

University of Delaware

Rider University Rowan University

John Galia

Cabrini University

Saint Joseph’s University

Flagler College

Stockton University

La Salle University

The Catholic University of America

Saint Joseph’s University

The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa

Widener University

University of Rhode Island Matthew Antonio Guercio Jack Alan Gardiner

Cumberland County College

Montclair State University Rowan University

Dominic Joseph Guido

The University of Tampa

Merrimack College Pennsylvania State University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Rowan University University of Delaware

John Daniel George

Liberty University Rowan University

Angelo Nicholas Gurcsik

Fairfield University Loyola University Maryland

Zachary Paul Gibney

Clemson University

Mount St. Mary’s University

Rutgers University

Quinnipiac University

Saint Joseph’s University

Rowan University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

The University of Alabama University of Massachusetts, Amherst

John Martin Halbruner

University of Rhode Island Albert Giosa

Drexel University Pennsylvania State University Saint Joseph’s University West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Jonah Hugh Hammerstedt

La Salle University

Lee Joseph Hughes Jr.

George Mason University

Quinnipiac University

La Salle University

Rowan University

Monmouth University

Saint Joseph’s University

Montclair State University

Seton Hall University

Saint Joseph’s University

University of Delaware

Stockton University

Ursinus College Thomas John Hunt Jared Christopher Hannah

Clemson University

Bentley University

Drexel University

Quinnipiac University

North Carolina State University

Saint Joseph’s University

Northeastern University

Campbell University

Stevens Institute of Techn

Rowan University Marlon A. Hargis

College of the Holy Cross

Temple University University of Maryland

Jared Alexander Hastings

Rider University

University of Pittsburgh

Rowan University Saint Joseph’s University

Zachary Lee Hurban

Drexel University

Wagner College

Merrimack College

Widener University

Rowan University Stevens Institute of Technology

Luke Patrick Henry

Saint Joseph’s University

The Catholic University of America

The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

The Ohio State University

Villanova University

The University of Scranton University of Dayton

Jack Lewis Huscher

Marywood University

Xavier University

Merrimack College Mount St. Mary’s University

Colin James Hess

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Neumann University

Jacksonville University

Quinnipiac University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Rowan University

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Saint Joseph’s University

West Virginia University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Western New England University

Widener University

Kevin Joseph Hewitt

Bradley University

Nicholas Michael Hutchinson

Merrimack College

Drew University Drexel University

New Jersey Institute of Technology

La Salle University

Rider University

Loyola University Maryland

Rochester Institute of Technology

Moravian College

Saint Joseph’s University

Rider University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Rutgers University Saint Joseph’s University

James Andrew Holl II

Georgia Institute of Technology

Seton Hall University

Hofstra University

Temple University

Rochester Institute of Technology Syracuse University University of San Francisco Joshua Haggerty Hood

University of Pennsylvania

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Daniel Robert Innocenzo

Drexel University

Kyle Walter Knight

Merrimack College Neumann University

Lafayette College Rowan University

Quinnipiac University

Rutgers University

The University of Tampa

Saint Joseph’s University

University of Vermont

Temple University The College of New Jersey

John Morris Kosylo

George Mason University

The University of Scranton

La Salle University

University of Delaware

Rowan University

Villanova University

Saint Joseph’s University

Widener University

The Catholic University of America Ursinus College

Liam Patrick Jarrett

Boston College College of the Holy Cross

Dimitrios Kounis

High Point University

Drexel University New Jersey Institute of Technology

Merrimack College

Rutgers University

Rowan University

The College of New Jersey

Seton Hall University

University of Connecticut

The Catholic University of America

University of Delaware

Ursinus College Villanova University

Daniel R. Kuhar Jr.

Xavier University

Clemson University Thomas Jefferson University University of Delaware

Patrick James Kavanagh

Boston University

Virginia Tech

Providence College

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Rutgers University University of Maryland John Scott Keane Jr.

Tyler Clifford Kuni

Arcadia University

Owen James Lang

Rochester Institute of Technology

Lynchburg College Arcadia University High Point University

Rowan University

Merrimack College Roger Williams University

Brian Leatherwood Keller

Lebanon Valley College

Sacred Heart University

Rutgers University

Saint Joseph’s University

Temple University

Seton Hall University

The Ohio State University

Susquehanna University

Towson University

The University of Scranton

University of Connecticut University of Maryland

Sean C. Lenzsch

Drexel University

Xavier University

Gannon University

Drexel University

Saint Michael’s College

Life University Jason Christopher Kirk

Florida Institute of Technology Loyola University Maryland

Vincent Robert Loffredo

Syracuse University

Merrimack College Neumann University

University of Delaware

Rider University

Virginia Tech

Sacred Heart University Rocco Michael Lombardo

Neumann University Palm Beach Atlantic University Rider University Widener University

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018. Cumberland County College

Nicholas Austin Lonetto

Arjun Mathur

Case Western Reserve University

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Drexel University Georgetown University

Michael Patrick Mackley

Drexel University

Northeastern University

Rowan University

Rowan University

Rutgers University

Union College

Seton Hall University

University of Pittsburgh University of Rochester

Stevens Institute of Technology

Emmett Edward Malady

Ursinus College Villanova University

University of Maryland

Evan Joseph Malgier

Devon Michael Alexander Matthews Kutztown University of Penn. Rajdaman Singh Mander

Drew University

Louisiana State University

Drexel University

Rowan University

Hofstra University

Saint Joseph’s University

Rowan University

The University of Tampa

Saint Joseph’s University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Syracuse University

Widener University

Temple University University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Sean Oluwaseun Matthews

James Madison University

Ursinus College

Montclair State University

Washington College

Rowan University

Widener University

Seton Hall University University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Gary John Martinelli Jr.

Ithaca College

Widener University

La Salle University

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Loyola University Maryland Merrimack College

Sean Michael Anthony McGlone

Arizona State University

Pennsylvania State University

Merrimack College

Quinnipiac University

Pennsylvania State University

Rowan University

Saint Joseph’s University

Rutgers University

University of Maryland

Saint Joseph’s University University of Delaware

Evan Shaw Merritt

Clarkson University

University of Missouri Columbia

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Widener University

Mount St. Mary’s University Rowan University

William Anthony Martini

Pennsylvania State University Providence College

Justin Tyler Michener

Monmouth University

Villanova University

Rider University

Xavier University

Seton Hall University Stockton University

Christopher George Martucci Jr.

Drexel University

Widener University

Merrimack College Rochester Institute of Technology

Christopher Miranda

Rowan University

Rutgers University Saint Joseph’s University Temple University Ursinus College

Michael F. Mitchell

Monmouth Univeristy Mount St. Mary’s University

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Gabriel Joseph Morales

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Steven Robert Oliver

Drew University

King’s College

Duquesne University

La Salle University

East Carolina University

Merrimack College

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Rider University

Merrimack College

Rowan University

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Saint Joseph’s University

Sacred Heart University

Widener University

Saint Joseph’s University

Cumberland County College

The Catholic University of America

Seton Hall University John Hunter Morris

The College of New Jersey Sean K. Mulhern

Bryant University

University of Delaware

College of Charleston Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devon Christopher Osgood

Johns Hopkins University

Florida Southern College Gettysburg College

Jake Tyler Ottinger

Drexel University Villanova University

High Point University La Salle University Merrimack College

Harrison Paul Parker

Furman University

The University of Tampa

James Madison University

Cabrini University

University of Delaware

Gettysburg College

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The University of Tampa Brandon Joseph Nailor

Neumann University Rosemont College

Robert Francis Nelson

Tyler Robert Parnell

Drexel University

Rowan University

North Carolina State University

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s University

The Catholic University of America

University of Delaware

The College of New Jersey

Ursinus College

Rowan University

David Christian Patragnoni

Drexel University

Saint Joseph’s University

North Carolina State University

The University of Tampa

Saint Joseph’s University

Xavier University

Temple University The University of Tampa

Anthony L. Neri III

Drexel University

University of South Carolina

Merrimack College Pennsylvania State University

Adam Michael Paul

Stockton University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology

James C. Pendzik

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Rowan University

La Salle University

Rutgers University

Merrimack College

The College of New Jersey

Neumann University

University of Maryland

Rowan University

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Widener University

Virginia Tech Widener University

Vincent Robert Perna

Clemson University Rowan University University of Delaware Virginia Tech

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Thomas Carl Peterson Jr.

Monmouth University

James Christian Rocco

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Rowan University

Rider University

Stockton University

Rutgers University Saint Joseph’s University

Nicholas A. Pilny

Hood College

Seton Hall University

La Salle University Lycoming College

Kyle P. Rowe

College of William and Mary

Methodist University

Lehigh University

Pennsylvania State University

Saint Joseph’s University Temple University

Rowan University

The College of New Jersey Spencer Chase Rain

Florida Atlantic University

University of Richmond

Rowan University

Villanova University

Saint Joseph’s University The Ohio State University

John Stephen Sabella

Arcadia University

University of Kansas

Fairleigh Dickinson University

La Salle University

Muhlenberg College

Gettysburg College Michael Francis Reader

Merrimack College

Rowan University

Neumann University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Rutgers University

Susquehanna University

Saint Joseph’s University

The Catholic University of America

The University of Tampa

The University of Scranton University of Hartford

Michael Gabriel Rebbecchi Jr.

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Ursinus College

Loyola University Maryland Rowan University

Matthew Albert Savela

Seton Hall University

Johnson & Wales University La Salle University

The College of New Jersey

Rowan University

Thomas Jefferson University

Widener University

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Ursinus College

Colby Aaron Schalek

Elizabethtown College Hartwick College

John Joseph Reynolds Jr.

Clemson University

Merrimack College

Drew University

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Fordham University

Moravian College

Merrimack College

Pace University

Miami University, Oxford

Stockton University

Seton Hall University

Virginia Wesleyan University

The Catholic University of America University of South Carolina

John Matthew Schossig

Drexel University

Villanova University

Merrimack College

Washington College

Monmouth University

West Virginia University

Rider University Rosemont College

James Alex Rice

Sacred Heart University

Rowan University Seton Hall University

Joseph Rice

Sacred Heart University

The College of New Jersey Widener University

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Steven Joseph Schwab Jr.

Colorado School of Mines

Jake Robert Smith

Drexel University

Gannon University

Loyola University Maryland

Rowan University

Pennsylvania State University

The College of New Jersey

Rutgers University

West Virginia University, Institute of Technology

University of Delaware

Wilkes University

University of Maryland

Worcester Polytechnic Institute York College of Pennsylvania

Thomas Joseph Stachiotti

La Salle University Rutgers University

Zackary James Sekel

Drexel University

Saint Joseph’s University

University of Delaware

Seton Hall University

University of Maryland

Temple University

Villanova University Virginia Tech

Benjamin Frease Stailey

Hofstra University Rowan University

Benjamin R. Sheehan

Merrimack College

Rutgers University

Quinnipiac University

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s University

Ursinus College

Seton Hall University Stockton University

Mitchell David Shields

Douglas Edward Stasuk

Fairleigh Dickinson University

The College of New Jersey

Florida Gulf Coast University

University of Delaware

The University of Tampa

La Salle University

Matthew Stefanelli

Saint Joseph’s University

Florida Gulf Coast University The University of Tampa

The College of New Jersey Vincenzo Thomas Stellato Brendan Ryan Shortall

Basilio Augustus Silla

Loyola Marymount University

La Salle University

University of California, San Diego

Rowan University

University of California, Santa Barbara

Saint Joseph’s University

Ursinus College

Florida Institute of Technology

Jordan Jacob Sterchele

Cabrini University

La Salle University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Rutgers University

Rowan University

Stockton University University of Delaware

Joseph J. Stewart

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Fairfield University James Madison University Saint Joseph’s University

Andrew Harrison Silver

Florida Institute of Technology

Temple University

Merrimack College

The Catholic University of America

Rowan University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The University of Scranton University of Florida

Travis Joseph Stoll

Drew University

Washington University in St. Louis

Merrimack College

Georgian Court University

Salisbury University

Rowan University

Thomas Jefferson University

Moravian College Nicholas Scott Simila

The Catholic University of America

Ursinus College

Ursinus College

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Wheeling Jesuit University

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Class of 2018 College Acceptances As reported by the students as of May 7, 2018.

Matthew Raymond Talbot

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Justin Alan Wright

Arcadia University

Temple University

Clemson University

The University of Tampa

Moravian College Rutgers University

Paul Louis Tsikouras

American University

Temple University

George Mason University

University of Maryland

Loyola University Maryland

University of South Carolina

Merrimack College Saint Joseph’s University

Phillip Anthony Yurgin

High Point University

The Catholic University of America

Rider University

University of Delaware

Rowan University

University of Maryland

Saint Joseph’s University University of Delaware

Michael James Valecce Jr.

King’s College Rider University

Robert Zaccaria

Arcadia University

The University of Arizona

Cabrini University

University of Pittsburgh

Eastern University

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Immaculata University

Widener University

Kean University

Xavier University

La Salle University Monmouth University

Christopher M. Vitale II Rowan College at Gloucester County

Rider University Saint Joseph’s University

Jake Walters

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Seton Hall University

Rowan University

The University of Tampa

Saint Joseph’s University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The University of Tampa

Widener University

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Mark A. Zandanel Adam Anthony Weisensee

Drexel University

Drexel University Pennsylvania State University

Rowan University

Quinnipiac University

The College of New Jersey

Saint Joseph’s University The Ohio State University

James Weston

Elon University Gennaro Blaize Zappariello Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Andrew Brian White

High Point University James Madison University Pennsylvania State University The University of Tampa University of Central Florida West Virginia University

Joseph Nicholas Wilhelm

Rowan University The Ohio State University Thomas Jefferson University University of Maryland University of Pittsburgh Ursinus College

Anthony Charles Wilson

American University Dickinson College La Salle University

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Notes on Academic Dress* The history of academic dress begins in the early days of the oldest universities. A statute of 1321 required all “Doctors, Licentiates, and Bachelors” of the University of Coimbra to wear gowns. In England during the second half of the 14th century, the statutes of certain colleges forbade “excess in apparel” and prescribed the wearing of a long gown. It is still a question whether academic dress finds its sources chiefly in ecclesiastical or in civilian dress. Gowns may have been considered necessary for warmth in the unheated buildings used by medieval scholars. Hoods may have served to cover the tonsured head until superseded for that purpose by the skull cap. The cap was later displaced by a headdress similar to ones now recognized as “academic.” European institutions continue to show great diversity in their specifications of academic dress. However, when American colleges and universities adopted a system of academic apparel a half century ago, a code was devised for all to follow. GOWNS The gown for the bachelor’s degree has pointed sleeves and is worn closed. The gown for the master’s degree has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, with the sleeve base hanging down in the traditional manner. The rear part of the sleeve’s oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. It may be worn open or closed. The gown for the doctor’s degree has bell-shaped sleeves and may be worn open or closed. Bachelor’s and master’s gowns have no trimmings, but the doctor’s may be faced on the front with black or colored velvet and with three bars of the same across the sleeves. If color is used, it is the color distinctive of the subject to which the degree pertains, and it matches the edging or binding of the hood. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctors’ gowns, edgings of hoods, and tassels of caps, the colors associated with the different subjects are as follows: Agriculture – Maize Arts, Letters, Humanities – White Commerce, Accountancy – Drab Business – Drab Dentistry – Lilac Economics – Copper Education – Light Blue Engineering – Orange Fine Arts – Brown Forestry – Russet Journalism – Crimson Law – Purple Library Science – Lemon

Medicine – Green Music – Pink Nursing – Apricot Oratory (speech) – Silver Gray Pharmacy – Olive Green Philosophy – Dark Blue Physical Education – Sage Green Public Administration – Peacock Blue Public Health – Salmon Pink Science – Golden Yellow Social Work – Citron Theology – Scarlet Veterinary Science – Gray 24


HOODS Hoods are lined with the official color or colors of the college or university conferring the degree. The binding or edging of the hood is the color indicative of the subject to which the degree pertains, except that the doctor’s cap may have its tassel of gold thread. CAPS Mortarboards are generally worn as part of the academic costume. The long tassel fastened to the middle point of the cap’s top is either black or the color appropriate to the subject. It is customary for degree candidates to wear the tassels on the right front side before degrees are conferred and to shift them to the left when the degrees are awarded. This custom is in some respects a substitute for individual hooding. * Adapted from “An Academic Costume Code and Ceremony Guide,” A (Washington, DC: American Council on Education, 1959). Universities and Colleges.

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Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova PROVINCIAL LEADERSHIP Very Rev. Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A. PRIOR PROVINCIAL, PROVINCE OF ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA Rev. Francis J. Horn, O.S.A., J.C.D. SECRETARY/TREASURER COUNSELORS Rev. Francis J. Doyle, O.S.A. Rev. Robert P. Hagan, O.S.A., J.D. Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D. Rev. Joseph L. Narog, O.S.A. Rev. Arthur P. Purcaro, O.S.A., D. Min. Rev. Luis A. Vera, O.S.A., D. Min.

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ST. AUGUSTINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Board of Directors 2017-2018 BOARD OFFICERS

Very Rev. Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A. CHAIR, PRIOR PROVINCIAL, PROVINCE OF ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D. HEAD OF SCHOOL, ST. AUGUSTINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL Rev. Mr. William C. Lauth (G ’15, ’17) VICE CHAIR Mrs. Dana K. Catalana (P ’07) SECRETARY Rev. Francis J. Horn, O.S.A., J.C.D. TREASURER

BOARD MEMBERS Mrs. Rose Davis Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D. Rev. Christopher J. Drennen, O.S.A. Mr. A. Steven Fabietti, Esq. ’89 Mr. Cornelius J. McPeak, Jr. ’05 Mrs. Patricia B. Siganos (P ’04 ’15) Mr. R. Douglas Smithson Mr. James H. Stewart Dr. Mary Ellen J. Terrels (P ’16) Mr. Robert F. Woods 27


Ceremonial Mace & Head of School Medallion Historically, the mace is a symbol of authority dating from medieval times when knights carried them during processions with their kings. As the tradition grew, the mace became a ceremonial symbol of peaceful leadership, and maces were embellished with jewels and metals. Today, an independent school’s mace is carried before the head of school, platform-party dignitaries, and faculty during commencement exercises and other academic ceremonial processions. Head of School medallions are closely aligned with maces and are traditional symbols of authority. A Head of School medallion is typically inscribed with the seal of the institution and is worn over academic regalia on ceremonial occasions, particularly at commencements and academic convocations. The Head of School medallion honors the current Head of School, Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., and his predecessors, Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A. (President), Rev. Paul W. Galetto, O.S.A. (President), and Rev. Stephen J. LaRosa, O.S.A. (President). An adaptation of the seal of the Order of St. Augustine, the seal of St. Augustine Prep, is one of the school’s most ubiquitous images. The HEART is the symbol of love and charity, which is the first rule of St. Augustine. The CROSIER and MITRE symbolize the bishopric of St. Augustine, one of the Fathers of the Church. “TOLLE LEGE; TOLLE LEGE” (Take and Read) were the words spoken by a voice heard by St. Augustine and which led him to his conversion. SAPIENTIA ET SCIENTIA (Wisdom and Knowledge) is the traditional motto of Augustinian schools based on the knowledge and wisdom of St. Augustine. St. Augustine Preparatory School was founded in 1959.

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2018 UPDATED Baccalaureate and Commencement Program  

Baccalaureate and Commencement Program for the Class of 2018

2018 UPDATED Baccalaureate and Commencement Program  

Baccalaureate and Commencement Program for the Class of 2018