January 29, 1995 |
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.
July 30, 1995 |
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.
April 2, 1986 |
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.
January 11, 2012 |
There is life after the death of a Catholic school, Michael Ritz wants students and parents to know, a spiritual resurrection. Two decades ago, the archdiocese announced the closing of Ritz's beloved St. James Catholic High in Chester. Prayers, tears, and protests followed, the same emotional turmoil now experienced by the communities of 49 institutions slated for elimination. St. James closed anyway. June 1993, as if the alumni could forget. Assistant principal John Mooney, Class of 1950, St. James English teacher of 39 years, athletic director, coach of three sports (six Catholic League and two city baseball championships)
July 4, 2002 |
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.
June 25, 1986 |
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.
February 19, 1986 |
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.
October 3, 2014 |
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.
March 23, 1992 |
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.
January 10, 1986 |
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.