CollectionsAlumni Association
IN THE NEWS

Alumni Association

FEATURED ARTICLES
REAL_ESTATE
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
February 29, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawrence A. Ciletti, 70, of Moorestown, president of Tru-Fit Frame & Door Corp., died of leukemia Friday, Feb. 24, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Ciletti grew up in South Philadelphia and helped support his mother and sister after leaving school in the sixth grade. A longtime friend and colleague, Glen Bennett, recalled that Mr. Ciletti was thrown out of Daniel Boone School for delinquent students. "He was this little kid and he was always fighting," said Bennett, who has been with the company for more than 25 years and now helps run it. Mr. Ciletti unloaded boxcars and worked for his uncle's catering business.
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
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
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
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.
NEWS
February 29, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawrence A. Ciletti, 70, of Moorestown, president of Tru-Fit Frame & Door Corp., died of leukemia Friday, Feb. 24, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Ciletti grew up in South Philadelphia and helped support his mother and sister after leaving school in the sixth grade. A longtime friend and colleague, Glen Bennett, recalled that Mr. Ciletti was thrown out of Daniel Boone School for delinquent students. "He was this little kid and he was always fighting," said Bennett, who has been with the company for more than 25 years and now helps run it. Mr. Ciletti unloaded boxcars and worked for his uncle's catering business.
NEWS
February 28, 2012 | Associated Press
Jerry Sandusky's attorney wants the judge in his child-sex-abuse case to delay the start of his trial until mid-July. The former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach filed a motion Monday that says he needs more time to contact and interview witnesses, subpoena records, and hire experts. Sandusky, 68, faces 52 criminal charges that he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years. He has denied the allegations. Two weeks ago, Judge John Cleland tentatively scheduled jury selection in the trial to start May 14 in the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
NEWS
February 15, 2012 | BY VINNY VELLA, vellav@phillynews.com 215-854-5905
KATIE MacTurk and Megan Edwards got the best Valentine's Day gift they could have asked for yesterday. Vindication. St. Joseph's University's alumni association announced that the lesbian couple were the winners of its controversial "How I Met My Hawkmate" Facebook contest, based on the number of "likes" their entry received. Their victory came after the university initially removed their entry from the webpage, only to reverse its decision last week amid a hail of protest.
NEWS
January 25, 2012 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
Over 45 days in 2006, wealthy philanthropists raised $68 million to stop Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic from skipping town. They unified behind civic pride and a love of art, but what mattered was reaching a magic number. On Monday, the Rev. James Olson walked into a one-shot appeal hearing with an archdiocesan education committee with a similar story to tell and a bank statement burning a hole in his pocket. The president of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High Schools, slated to close in a massive reorganization of Catholic education in the city and suburbs, had 1.1 million reasons to keep the schools open.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|