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January 29, 1995 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Say the words "alumni association. " If the next two words that pop into your mind are "annual donation," then you are typical of everyone who has graduated from school since Grog the Cro- Magnon finished the first cave-painting course. Put two and two together, in other words, and it probably means a check in the mail and another mustard stain on the old school tie. These days, however, not every letter from your alma mater involves your reaching into your billfold or purse for a C-note or two. Drexel University in Philadelphia, and schools elsewhere including UCLA, the University of Virginia and Georgia Tech, are offering younger, less affluent alumni an easier time of securing a home mortgage.
NEWS
July 30, 1995 | By Wendy Greenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jim Worthington, Hatboro-Horsham Class of 1974, is kind of a one-man clearinghouse for former Hatters, taking 10 to 15 calls a week from alumni who want to locate classmates or yearbooks or both. Now the owner of a Newtown racquet and fitness club, Worthington heads a 6- year-old alumni association that awards about $12,000 in scholarships to needy Hatboro-Horsham seniors each year. Worthington, whose family has lived in Horsham for years, surprised even himself with the strength of his ties to his high school.
NEWS
June 15, 2016 | By William Bender and Alfred Lubrano, STAFF WRITERS
Last month, Akyra Murray signed a national letter of intent to attend Mercyhurst University on a full-ride scholarship for basketball, a sport she once doubted she was good enough to play. Omar Mateen had other intentions for the recent West Catholic Prep graduate. Murray's name was added Monday to the list of victims that Mateen shot and killed early Sunday at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where she was celebrating her graduation. After Mateen opened fire, Murray, 18, called and texted her parents as she bled.
NEWS
April 2, 1986 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The alumni association of Roman Catholic High School will extend until Sunday its offer of a $100 tuition discount for students who register early for September's freshman class, according to an alumni association official. The discount will be available to students who sign up at an open house at the school from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, according to George S. Forde, chairman of the alumni association's planning committee. Originally, the alumni association had planned to offer the discount only until yesterday.
NEWS
July 4, 2002 | By Gloria A. Hoffner INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There will be no Collingdale High School Marching Band in the town's Fourth of July parade today. The music ended 20 years ago when the small-town school closed. However, the school will be represented in the parade by members of the Collingdale High School Alumni Association, who are determined to keep the spirit of the school alive, according to Francis McCoy, class of 1941. "This school was the focal point of the community in a town where everybody knew each other," McCoy said.
NEWS
June 25, 1986 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Roman Catholic High School Alumni Association is opposing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, once again. The alumni group has asked the city to historically certify the school building at Broad and Vine Streets. The archdiocese has said it would politely decline the honor. Today, the two sides face off. The Philadelphia Historical Commission is to consider the certification request at the commission's regular meeting today in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall.
NEWS
February 19, 1986 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The trustees of Roman Catholic High School's alumni association approved a recruiting plan last night aimed at attracting the 250 new freshmen that the school must find if it is to stay open. About 100 alumni trustees voted unanimously at a meeting in the school cafeteria to commit $50,000 to the recruitment effort, according to Joseph R. Glancey, president judge of Philadelphia Municipal Court and a Roman alumnus. That money will go to run a recruiting office at the school and to pay for advertising, Glancey said.
NEWS
March 23, 1992 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Their school's green-and-gold bumper stickers have turned up in Hawaii, Florida, Bermuda and even Bangladesh. T-shirts bearing the school's scowling Golden Bear logo were so popular in Delaware County a few years back, the logo had to be registered as a trademark to cut down on knockoffs. St. Tommy "Forever" More. The Catholic boys' school opened in 1936 to ease overcrowding at West Catholic School for Boys. Caught between rising costs and declining enrollment, it closed in 1975.
NEWS
January 10, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY and VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writers
Fearing the archdiocese will abandon Roman Catholic High School this June, some 250 of the school's alumni last night guaranteed a fight to keep the historic school open. Members of the alumni association approved a resolution informing the school's board of trustees that they are "dead-set opposed" to closing Roman, the oldest Catholic high school in the nation, and urged the trustees to vote at a meeting Feb. 10 against closing it. But the alumni association made no other immediate plans to fight the proposed closing, as members voted down a suggestion to hire an attorney to gather ammunition for a court challenge.
NEWS
June 25, 1986 | By JOE CLARK, Daily News Staff Writer
The guys from the "Class Of The Wintery Thirty" are now in the autumn of their lives. And Sam Bick wants to get them together before the last leaf falls. It hasn't been easy. Bick, a few months shy of his 74th birthday, is trying to organize a reunion of South Philadelphia High School for Boys, Class of February 1930. If he pulls it off - even if it's only a two-man reunion - it will be a historic get-together. Because the "Wintery Thirty" is the only graduating class in the school's 81-year history that has never had a class reunion.
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June 15, 2016 | By William Bender and Alfred Lubrano, STAFF WRITERS
Last month, Akyra Murray signed a national letter of intent to attend Mercyhurst University on a full-ride scholarship for basketball, a sport she once doubted she was good enough to play. Omar Mateen had other intentions for the recent West Catholic Prep graduate. Murray's name was added Monday to the list of victims that Mateen shot and killed early Sunday at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where she was celebrating her graduation. After Mateen opened fire, Murray, 18, called and texted her parents as she bled.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two law degrees for the price of one! Well, kind of. Now that the Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark law schools have become one Rutgers Law School, alumni have the option of receiving a new diploma, printed fresh from the university's press in New Brunswick, N.J. Alumni can register to get a new diploma mailed to them free while keeping their old one. "Our merger is still within Rutgers, and the Rutgers Law School in Camden has always been...
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November 26, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY president Robert Jennings resigned yesterday amid criticism over comments he made about sexual assault earlier this semester. The university announced Jennings' departure in a statement from board of trustees chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd. A university spokeswoman said the resignation is immediate, but she would not provide a reason. Valerie Harrison, the school's general counsel, will serve as acting president while the trustees look for a long-term replacement.
NEWS
October 26, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Citing falling enrollment, sluggish fund-raising, and a turnover in staff, the faculty union at Lincoln University this week took a vote of no confidence in the school's president, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The vote came about five months after the university's alumni association voted no confidence in Robert R. Jennings, who has presided over the historically black university since January 2012. "Overall," said Robert Ingram, president of the 700-member alumni association, "there's a loss of confidence in his ability to lead the university at a very critical time for colleges and universities in America" - especially historically black colleges and universities.
NEWS
October 3, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francis J. McCoy, 91, of Springfield, Delaware County, a car sales executive and a tireless civic worker, died Sunday, Sept. 28, of cancer at Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Known as "Fran," Mr. McCoy landed a job in 1946 as the parts manager for Terminal Chevrolet in Upper Darby. He rose to sales manager, beginning a four-decade career as a car sales executive. Mr. McCoy moved to Ferraro Cadillac in Springfield as the used car sales manager in the 1960s and 1970s.
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
A new coalition of Pennsylvania State University alumni, touting a focus on the future rather than the tumultuous recent past, is backing a slate for three seats on the board of trustees. Calling itself "Upward State," the group includes three past presidents of the university's alumni association. It aims to make the university more affordable and accessible, and emphasize academic excellence. The group also wants a student to get a permanent seat on the board upon election by the student body.
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN ED WHITE'S family would drive past Northeast Catholic High School for Boys on Torresdale Avenue, they could easily envision a halo around the building. The image came to mind because of the near-holy reverence Ed had for his alma mater. What was it about that school that Ed White held in such deference? A quiet man of few words, Ed might have had trouble putting his feelings into words, but his family attributed it to the gratitude he had for the education he received there, and his deep respect for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who run it. Whatever it was, Ed continued to serve the school long after he graduated in 1955.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | BY VALERIE RUSS & SARA KHAN, Daily News Staff Writers russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
KEN SCHAMBERG gazed up at Germantown High School on Thursday and said he couldn't believe that the school district plans to close the nearly 100-year-old school. "Look at that building," Schamberg said. "I love the columns. I love the majestic entrance. " At Germantown High, Schamberg has been a "guest teacher," a term he prefers over substitute . The retired teacher taught there full time for 13 years beginning in 1993. Many students seemed angry after the district announced Thursday that the school, on High Street at Germantown Avenue, is on the list of schools recommended for closing.
NEWS
October 16, 2012 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's one thing to celebrate yourself and your longtime friends at a high school reunion. It's another to come together just to celebrate your high school - the reason about 170 West Philadelphia High grads from across the years partied under a tent in Fairmount Park on Sunday evening. Their dinner on the grounds of Belmont Mansion was the culmination of a year of programs honoring the school, which moved to a new building a few blocks away last fall and turns 100 this year. A multi-tiered anniversary cake sat off to the side while the alumni dined on chicken and tilapia, traded stories, renewed friendships, and honored several of their own. The musical group Destiny provided the jazz; two of its members are alumni.
NEWS
July 9, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
George F. Di Domizio, 77, of Green Lane, a longtime Merck employee and friend of Elvis Presley, died Friday of esophageal cancer at Rockhill Mennonite Community. He was 77. Mr. Di Domizio was the first quarterback of the Lansdale Catholic High School football team and a member of the school's first graduating class, in 1953.He earned a bachelor's degree from Ursinus College. Mr. Di Domizio worked for Merck for 35 years, starting as a mail boy and eventually rising to become director of creative services before retiring in 1992.
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