AMHS HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2013 INDUCTION CEREMONY
Come out and “Feel
the Falcon Pride” with our New Class of Honorees
GREAT PEOPLE &
This year’s class of inductees is an
accomplished group of people—some, notable athletes and others, selected for
their support of Albertus and for their commitment to the four pillars of
Dominican education, established by our school’s founders: the Dominican
Sisters of Sparkill:
Prayer, Study, Community and Service.
honorees of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 are:
Emmet R. Nevin '65 is the Vicar of Rockland and pastor of St. Paul’s Parish in
Congers, NY. His lifetime of service is remarkably varied – priest, educator,
administrator, emergency medical technician, and athletic coach. Monsignor
Nevin is a true model of Christian love and service. He continues to serve the
students of Albertus Magnus as a regular celebrant of the Mass. Monsignor Emmet
Nevin is a Renaissance man who embodies altruism and dedicated commitment to
all those he serves.
Albertus patron and a great citizen of Rockland County, Thomas Downes of New
City is another "Christian Gentleman" of the highest order who has
made a tremendously positive mark at Albertus Magnus for more than four decades
and is an exceptionally strong supporter of Albertus Magnus athletics. He is also
the father of seven Albertus graduates!
great Cross Country Team of the 1970’s from Albertus who were New York State
Champions in1975. Jamie Kempton, Patrick Chambers, Tom Festa of Fesco Fence
acclaim, were among our top runners! The team will be inducted into the
Hall of Fame as a Team of
Distinction. This 1975 team is one of only a select few who were New York State
of our greatest "modern athletes," Antoine Duvert '94, of both
basketball & football renown, will be inducted as Male Athlete. Antoine was
our first basketball player to record more than 1,000 points. He is also the first football player to
be honored by our Hall of Fame, as he played on the Inaugural Varsity Team in
the fall of 1993. Antoine Duvert was an All-State Basketball player and
the Rockland County Player of the Year.
In football, Antoine was selected All-County and All-State (Honorable
lady who was our first AM Swim Team (all by herself!) in the late 1970’s, Terri
Sullivan '79 will be inducted as Female Athlete. She earned a full athletic
scholarship to swim for Boston University. While there, Terri majored in Communications Arts and today
is an accomplished TV news anchorwoman for the ABC affiliate (Channel 6) in Columbus,
Ohio. Coincidentally, this year
over twenty young women brought swimming back to Albertus Magnus as the newest
Girls' Swim Team. Terri is being honored as our “Lone Ranger” in swimming.
Cecilia La Pietra, OP will be inducted as a special contributor. As the first Campus Minister at
Albertus Magnus, Sr.Cecilia embodied the Dominican commitment to prayer, study, community, and
service. Her commitment continues
as director of One to One Learning a non-profit organization in Nyack, NY that
provides English classes and other supportive services to immigrants. Under Sr.
Cecilia’s dedicated care and guidance for over sixteen years, One to One
Learning has played a major role in the journey towards American citizenship
for approximately 4,500 immigrants in addition to furthering their education
and assisting in career planning. Sr. Cecilia’s many duties also include fundraising
and recruiting dedicated volunteers. Several Albertus Magnus students currently
volunteer at One to One Learning as teachers and childcare assistants.
member of the Class of 1965, Donna Hudson, joins fellow classmate Monsignor
Nevin, in the Hall of Fame. Donna didn't have many interscholastic sports teams
or activities available to her as a high school student in the early 60’s but
by the mid 1980’s she was considered one of the elite ultra marathon runners
(races over 50 miles) in the world. Donna Hudson held a world record in
long-distance running and traveled the globe competing in fantastic races like
the Run from Melbourne to Sydney in Australia. Donna Hudson made her mark as a
long distance runner and took her place as a "World Class" athlete.
Donna grew up with her ten siblings in West Nyack, NY. Her oldest sister, Dr. Barbara (Hudson)
Roberts ’61, was the first female cardiologist to practice in the state of
Rhode Island. Her younger brother, Matt Hudson is the proprietor of the popular
Hudson House Restaurant in Nyack.
If you are interested in attending the Hall of fame Ceremony and/or would like to congratulate our honorees in our Commemorative Journal, please download the RSVP-Journal Sponsor Form and return by November 19th.