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Alumni Classes of the 1960s

List of 3 news stories.

  • Together Again!

    The AM Class of 1963 celebrated their 60th Class reunion on June 8th at Banchetto’s Feast!
  • Edward Fink, Jr., '64

    Edward Fink ‘64 is a retired Structural Engineer.  He has been married to Christine (Martin) for 50 years.  They have 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grand child and 1 on the way.  During his retirement, Edward has travelled to Hawaii, Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Austria, and Alaska.
  • Update from Katherine Lydon Wollaston ’65

    In June Katherine Lydon Wollaston ’65 and her husband Dan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Congratulations!
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Alumni Classes of the 1970s

List of 13 news stories.

  • Joe Clinton '79 honored with a Distinguished Service Award

    Coach Joe Clinton '79 will be honored in April with a Distinguished Service Award from the Met Basketball Writers Association.  At Dominican University, Joe just concluded his 33rd season as Head Men's Basketball Coach of the Chargers and has been Director of Athletics since 1989.
  • Falcon Fest Golf Outing Orlando Florida 2022!

    From L to R
    Tom O’Connor-1970, Steve Tomajko-1970, John Jefferson-1970, Phil Connolly-1971,
    Jimmy Peters-1971, John Kurisko-1971, Gene Baccaglini-1968, Wes Girling-1970,
    Jimmy Mulligan-1970, Terry O’Brien-1970, Sean McGuire-1974, John Kitchenman-1969, Kevin Clark-1969
    Randy Wyric- “Honorary Falcon”
  • Stephen Colucci, '72!

    I have retired from a 40-year college teaching career and am now Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

  • Tricia Reilly-Matthews, '78

    Tricia Reilly-Matthews, ’78, ‘Angels Among Us’ mural was one of two winners of the MetLife Workforce Mural contest. The contest invited aspiring artists to submit artwork celebrating the area’s vital workforce amid the pandemic. The two winning art designs are featured as large-scale murals that are now on display at MetLife Stadium.
  • Jim Parker, '77

    Jim Parker, '77, recently celebrated his 40 year service anniversary with IBM.  Jim currently lives in Sandy Hook, CT with his wife Marie and two sons.
  • Glory Days

    On March 20th, over 40 alums gathered virtually for the first alumni Glory Days event. The 1976-77 basketball team and their many fans reminisced with Coach Tom Collins ‘64, sportswriter Bill Varner and discussion moderator Greg Golden, ’78. 
  • Charlie Samoylo, '71

    After living in Rockland for over 60+ years, and Nanuet for 28+ years, Charlie,  his  wife Ellen,  and their dog,  Mr. Gibbs,  will be moving to Cold Spring, NY.  Though they will miss Rockland it was decided by Charlie and Ellen to start a new journey by downsizing their home and moving to a new location.
    Cold Spring is a beautiful quaint town and as a member of the Knight of Columbus there are plenty of opportunities for Charlie and Ellen to branch out and support their causes.  Charlie thanks Albertus Magnus High School for giving him the opportunity for a good education that launched his future endeavors.

  • Carol Lesica Conklin-Spillane, '76

    Carol Conklin-Spillane was selected as the National Association of Secondary School Principals Distinguished Service to Education Award winner for her commitment to improving and strengthening education. Recently completing a three-year tenure as superintendent of Pocantico Schools, Conklin-Spillane gained national acclaim during her 22 years as principal at Sleepy Hollow High School. While achievement remained high, Carol prided her school environment as being a place that fosters generosity, acceptance, diversity, and a collegial professional atmosphere. Under Conklin-Spillane’s leadership, Sleepy Hollow High School was identified as a Breakthrough School by NASSP in 2014 and as a School of Opportunity by the National Education Policy Center in 2015. She has also served on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force. ... Read More

  • Ellen Kinslow Duffy, '78

    Ellen Kinslow Duffy ’78 is employed by the NYC Housing and Development Corporation as a Senior VP for Debt Issuance and Finance.  She is also a Board Member and Treasurer of Push to Walk.  Ellen graduated from Providence College in 1982.  Ellen and her husband, Thomas, have 3 children together, Tommy, Meghan, and Elizabeth
  • Update from Stephen J. Colucci '72

    Timothy A. O'Connor (Class of '16) graduated from Cornell University on December 21, 2019 with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and Distinction in Research. His senior honors research project on the relationship between the polar vortex and cold-air outbreaks in the atmosphere was supervised by Professor Stephen J. Colucci (Class of '72).
  • Update from Beth Wassmer Cozens ’76

    Beth Wassmer Cozens ’76 is celebrating her retirement from the tax collector position for the Town of Smiths Falls Ontario, Canada. She worked for the town for over 29 years.
  • Update from Liam O’Connell ’78

    In March Boston-based law firm, Nutter McClennen & Fish, appointed Liam O’Connell ’78 one of two to take over in June as a leader of the firm. Liam is on the left in the photo.
  • Update from Rachel Burckardt ’72

    We recently heard from Rachel Burckardt ’72. She tells us the boys have left the nest and her mother-in-law has moved in. Retirement in on the horizon!
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Alumni Classes of the 1980s

List of 2 news stories.

  • Sr. Jeanne Shary, '81

    On Saturday, November 20, Sister Jeanne Shary, OP, Class of 1981, was inducted into the Albertus Magnus High School Hall of Fame.
  • Denise Dougherty, '88

    Denise Dougherty ’88 was employed as an NYPD officer at the World Trade Center and then as a Ramapo Police Officer.  Seven years ago, Denise moved to Ireland with her 22-year-old daughter
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Alumni Classes of the 1990s

List of 4 news stories.

  • Class of '97 Reunion

    The Albertus Class of 1997 held their 25th (+1) reunion on Saturday June 3, 2023 at the Pearl River Saloon.
  • Rick Cabrera, '94

    Congratulations to Rick Cabrera, '94, on being named to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles All-Century Team. Rick is entering his second season as the Men's Basketball Head Coach at Tallahassee Community College.

    "My dad and high school coach had the biggest impact on me. Coach McGuinness played for coach K (Mike Krzyzewski of Duke) at Army. He was 31 years old, but he was sharp. When I played for him, I was like I want to be just like him," Cabrera said.

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  • Jen Wassmer, '90!

    In early July Jen Wassmer, Art Teacher at Albertus Magnus High School was notified by the New York State Art Teacher Association that she was chosen to be the New York State Art Teacher of the Year for High School for Region 7 which includes Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties. She was nominated by Peggy O'Hara (Clarkstown Art Teacher/Retire) and Maria Brownsell (E. Ramapo Art Teacher/Former Albertus Art Teacher). She will be recognized at the state conference in Binghamton in November 2023.
  • Update from Rick Cabrera ’94

    Arkansas State head men’s basketball coach Mike Balado has announced the hire of Rick Cabrera ’94 as an assistant coach on his staff. Cabrera comes to A-State after two seasons as an assistant coach at Austin Peay. In those two seasons, the Governors posted a 41-26 record and made one of the NCAA’s largest defensive turnarounds in 2017-18. Austin Peay went from allowing 83.8 points per game in 2016-17 to 71.2 points per game in 2017-18, the second-largest drop in points per game nationally.
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Alumni Classes of the 2000s

List of 4 news stories.

  • Jonathan Matos, '06

    Jonathon Matos, ’03, works on launch vehicles and spacecraft for Blue Origin as the Sr. Manager of Supply Chain for their Advanced Development Programs, paving the way for humans to live and work in space. Every day Jonathon and his team are faced with challenges that impact important missions for NASA and the individuals flying on our vehicles. 
  • The First Salute Tradition shared between two Class of 2004 Albertus Graduates

    The First Salute is an old tradition for US Service Branches in which newly commissioned officers give a silver dollar to the person from whom they receive the very first salute of their career.  On December 4, 2020, Thomas Albrecht, 04, graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.  On December 6, 2020, at Piermont Pier, NY, Ensign Thomas Albrecht, ’04, US Navy, received his First Salute from Staff Sergeant Michael Rubino, ’04, US Army. 
    Congratulations to Ensign Albrecht and Staff Sergeant Rubino!  God Bless America!
  • Casey Bischoff, Class of 2016 and Sam Bischoff, Class of 2020

    Casey Bischoff,  Albertus Magnus Alumni Class of 2016, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Diplomacy & International Relations and a B.A. in Economics, while minoring in Arabic and Military Science.  She was honored as a Distinguished Military Graduate (top 20% of ROTC Cadets in the Nation) and received the General George C. Marshall Award and Cadet of the Year Award for Pirate Battalion. Casey commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army.

    Sam Bischoff, Albertus Magnus Class of 2020, is off to Campbell University where she will play D1 Lacrosse and major in Education.

    Congratulations Casey and Sam! Your Albertus fAMily is PROUD of you!

  • Update from Samantha Cu '08

    Samantha graduated from the Academy of Art University...
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Alumni Classes of the 2010s

List of 41 news stories.

  • Maria Fernandes, '16

    Maria Fernandes, Class of 2016, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercy College with a Bachelor’s of Social Work. She will now attend Ramapo College of New Jersey’s one year, Advanced Standing program to complete her Master’s of Social Work.

  • Matthew Quinones, '17

    Matthew Quinones, '17, graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) in 2021 with his B.S. in Sport Management Studies, while also receiving the Gold Key Service Award. Matthew just finished his first year of Grad School at STAC, where he is studying Business Management and is expected to graduate with his MBA in 2023. Matthew has been honored to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the 2021 STAC Graduation, STAC President Ken Daly's Inauguration, and the STAC Annual Alumni Hall of Fame & Reunion Celebration. Matthew is currently working at STAC in the Office of Student Engagement while continuing his studies. Matthew would also like to shout out his girlfriend Victoria Rooney, '18, for being Pace University's Valedictorian! 
  • Antonietta Natale, '14 and Matthew Cabillis, '13

    Antonietta Natale  graduated in 2014 and her fiancé Matthew Cabillis graduated in 2013.  Matthew and Antonietta were friends in high school, but lost touch when they graduated. 

  • Jourdan Henry, '12

    Jourdan Henry, '12, is attending Harvard University's School of Business.  He will be a member of their MBA Class of 2023.
  • Niles Davies, '17

    Niles Davies, '17,  graduated from Binghamton University 2021 Summa Cum Laude with his BA in Psychology and a minor in Health and Wellness. He was a member of the Harpur’s Ferry Ambulance all 4 years and an RA his last 2 years on campus. Over the summer, Niles attended RCC and completed the necessary pre-requisite classes in order to be able to apply to accelerated nursing programs.  We are excited to announce that he will be attending the 15-month Accelerated Nursing Program at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing this coming January 2022!

  • Casey Bischoff, '16

    Casey Bischoff graduated from the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Leaders Course on September 2nd. 
  • Update from Kevin O'Keeffe, '10

    Kevin O'Keeffe, '10, married Andie Alleva on July 31, 2021.  Over 40 AMHS alumni were in attendance.  Alumni from the Class of 1977 to 2018 were in attendance to share in the happy occasion.
  • Kelly Loughlin, ‘10, blocks COVID-19 spread in Honolulu

    Former Volleyball Standout Fights Pandemic in Hawaii.
  • Update from Ashley Maturo '16

    Ashley Maturo has been named to the University of Delaware's Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester.  To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.
  • Update from Michael Dunne '17

    Michael Dunne of Stony PointNY, was among 240 SUNY Oneonta students who earned Provost's List honors for the fall 2019 semester. To qualify for the Provost's List, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.
  • Update from Robert Ottaviano '15

    Robert Ottaviano of Nanuet, NY, was among 1,539 SUNY Oneonta students who earned Dean's List honors for the fall 2019 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.
  • Update from Tatyana Petteway '16

    Tatyana Petteway, a Criminal Justice from NanuetN.Y., was one of 1,513 studentsto be named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2019 semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, according to Joanne Z. Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs.

    Students eligible for the Dean's List are those who have attained a 3.50 quality point average or better and are enrolled full-time.

    The letter grade "B" earns 3 quality points per credit, and the grade "A" earns 4 quality points per credit.
  • Update from Justine Smith '19

    Justine Smith and a select group of singers attending Rockland Community College performed at the Nyack NAACP Youth Council event on September 22nd.
  • Update from Maria Fernandes '16

    After finishing her Associates Degree in Social Sciences at RCC in December 2019, Maria moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on January 10, 2020. She is continuing her educational career at Middle Tennessee State University, studying to be a social worker. Over the next few years, she hopes to obtain her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work.
  • Update from Timothy A. O'Connor '16

    Timothy A. O'Connor (Class of '16) graduated from Cornell University on December 21, 2019 with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and Distinction in Research. His senior honors research project on the relationship between the polar vortex and cold-air outbreaks in the atmosphere was supervised by Professor Stephen J. Colucci (Class of '72).
  • Hashtag Updates - Wow!

    Falcons are doing really well in Scranton...
  • Update from Addie Gerber '16

    SUNY New Paltz student Addie Gerber ’16 was part of ...
  • Update from Anna Hennelly '17

    Anna Hennelly ‘17 was named ...
  • Update from Emily Star '15

    Emily Starr ‘15 graduated ...
  • Update from Erin Curley '16

    Erin Curley ’16 was named to ...
  • Update from Gabrielle Favre ‘17

    Gabrielle Favre ‘17 was named t...
  • Update from Gianna Pisano '15

    In May, Gianna Pisano ‘15 graduated ...
  • Update from Joanna Todd '15

    Joanna Todd ‘15 was recognized ...
  • Update from John Humphrey '15

    John Humphrey ‘15 exhibited his work in ...
  • Update from Kevin Gelock '15

    Kevin Gelok ‘15 graduated ...
  • Update from Kyra Berkner '16

    Kyra Berkner ‘16 has been named to ...
  • Update from Maia Cham '19

    Maia Cham '19 has begun attending St. John’s University this fall.
  • Update from Mason Cham '17

    Mason Cham '17 is currently attending RCC.
  • Update from Michael Dunne '17

    Michael Dunne ‘17 was one of 23 students ...
  • Update from Michael Walker '17

    Michael Walker ‘17 was recognized ...
  • Update from Paiyam Kardgar ‘17

    Paiyam Kardgar ‘17 was one of 13 ...
  • Update from Robert Ottaviano '15

    In April Robert Ottaviano ‘15 was selected ...
  • Update from Tim Brenner '15

    Timothy Brenner ‘15 was recognized ...
  • Update from Daniel Brooks '17

    Daniel Brooks ‘17 graduated from SUNY Delhi this Spring.
  • Update from Daniel Richard Miller ‘14

    In May Daniel Richard Miller ‘14 received a certificate degree ...
  • Update from Katelyn Spicer ‘11

    Katelyn Spicer ‘11 graduated from SUNY Delhi this Spring.
  • Update from Kelly Guarino '14

    Kelly Guarino ‘14 was selected as the ASUNWBB...
  • Update from Maliq Cham '14

    Maliq Cham ‘14, graduated on May 17th ...
  • Update from Victoria Slowik ‘12

    Victoria Slowik ‘12 graduated from SUNY New Paltz this May with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts.
  • Update from Class President Andrew Pierre '15

    Andrew graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas this May...
  • Update from Ronnie Arvanites '15

    Ronnie Arvanites (’15) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Manhattan College...
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