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“An Unlikely Union” by Paul Moses ’71
An Unlikely Union unfolds the dramatic story of how two of America’s largest ethnic groups learned to love and laugh with each other in the wake of decades of animosity.
Martin Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Harrison was an integral part of the fabric of Nazareth during his time there, especially the Athletic Department. He was a piece of the school that we will miss and remember.
After receiving a huge outpouring of requests from former players and students of Mr. Harrison, we proudly announce the Martin Harrison Memorial Scholarship.
To date we have received $2300 that will be given to a senior basketball player who has strong academics, the kind of player Marty loved to coach.
Checks can be made out to “Nazareth Regional HS” and mailed to:
Nazareth Regional High School
Attn: Business Office – Martin Harrison Memorial Scholarship
475 East 57th Street
Brooklyn NY 11203
To make a donation to The Martin Harrison Memorial Scholarship via PayPal or Credit Card, go to www.nazalumni.org and CLICK the “Donate” button next to the thermometer. You can specify the money to be utilized for any specific reason by entering that request in the “Purpose” area (example: Martin Harrison Memorial Scholarship).
Byron Donalds ’96 and his wife Erika have three children. In November 2014, Erika was elected to the Collier County School Board, and in March 2015, Byron announced his plans to run for Florida State House District 80 seat. The primary election is August 30th. Good Luck Byron!
Brianna Butler to play in the WNBA
Butler leaves Syracuse as one of the best players in school history. Brianna ranks fourth in Orange history with 1,640 career points scored. She holds the program records for 3-point field goals made (373), games started (135), and minutes played (4,176).
The guard ranks as one of the best 3-point shooters in NCAA Division I history, as well. Butler recently broke the NCAA Division I single-season record with 129 3-point field goals made during the 2015-16 season. She ended her career ranked 12th in NCAA Division I history with 373 career 3-pointers made. In her final season at Syracuse, she helped The Orange reach the NCAA Championship game against UConn.
Duke Blue Devils add Nazareth Alumna Sofia Roma ’14
Duke University women’s basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie announced the addition of 6-2 forward Sofia Roma, who is transferring from Wagner College. Roma will sit out the 2016-17 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining at Duke.
Roma played at Nazareth Regional High School where she led her squad to a 21-7 record, its third straight Class “A” State Championship and a runner-up finish in the 2014 GCHSAA State Finale as a senior.
One of the top rebounders in the nation, Roma is coming off averaging 10.0 rebounds, 5.7 points and 2.1 blocks as a sophomore at Wagner. Her 10.0 rebounding average ranked 25th nationally and second in the Northeastern Conference. Roma, who started 27-of-28 games, led the Northeastern Conference with an 11.2 per game average in 2015-16, while collecting 14 games with 10 or more rebounds. Her career-high 22 rebounds against Mount St. Mary’s was tied for the 14th-most in a single game in Division I this past season. Roma notched six double-doubles as a sophomore and swatted a career-high eight shots against Robert Morris. Roma boasts extensive international experience as she was a member of the 2013 Central America U17 Team that competed in El Salvador. She also competed on the 2011 Puerto Rican National Team that played in the Mexico U16 Americas Tournament.
Joe D’Aquino ’81 – Playwright
If you are out in LA, join Joe D’Aquino ’81 for a Staged Reading of his play, “Members of a Family” on Wednesday & Thursday, May 25th-26th, 7-9pm at The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave (off Normandie and one block south of Sunset), Los Angeles, CA 90029.
Joe is a member of the Actors Studio’s Playwrights/Directors Unit in Los Angeles and teaching full time at AMDA College and Conservatory for the Arts in Los Angeles.
Joe D was a member of the famed Nazareth Kingsmen Players as well as Student Body President.
Jericho Principal and Nazareth Alumni Dr. Donald Gately ’79 Honored as State Middle School Principal of the Year
The School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) has selected Dr. Donald Gately ’79, Principal at Jericho Middle School in the Jericho School District, as the 2016 New York State Middle School Principal of the Year and the NASSP New York State Principal of the Year. This award is given annually to a member of SAANYS and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to recognize outstanding principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession.
Stephen Sullivan ’78 Named Outstanding Social Studies Supervisor of the Year
Congratulations to Stephen J. Sullivan, Class of ’78, for being selected as the 2016 recipient of the Long Island Council for the Social Studies Harry C. Charles Outstanding Social Studies Supervisor of the Year Award. Stephen also taught at Nazareth from Fall ’84 through Spring ’87. Along with his numerous degrees, publications, and accolades, his greatest achievement is marrying his high school sweetheart he met at Nazareth, Donna Lauda ’79.
John “Gemini” Lombardi ’79
Gemini is a Comedian, Ventriloquist, and Stand Up Comedian/Magician. This one man wonder will blow your mind. Gemini Comedy is your one stop source for the best Stand-up comedy show you may ever see! Gemini combines stage illusion, dance, comedy, romance, audience participation, ventriloquism, and great fun into one astonishing show! Visit his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ComedianGemini/?fref=ts or on the web at http://www.geminicomedy.com/ to find a performance near you!
Eugene McCarthy Memorial Run/Walk (5K) June 4th, Marine Park, Brooklyn
Photos from the event are posted on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NazarethRHS/
Graduates Honor 1966 Alumni, 50th Anniversary of the First Nazareth Graduating Class
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the FIRST graduating class of Nazareth High School. The Class of ’16 invited members of the Class of ’66 to relive that day by attending their graduation on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at Brooklyn College. Robert McAndrew, Esq., the Salutatorian of the Class of ’66, addressed the graduates, their families and friends at the ceremony, followed by a luncheon in their honor back at Nazareth.
“I had many ’66 Alumni ask to re-create photos that were published in their yearbook back in 1966” said Gary Brasco; Development and Alumni Director at Nazareth. “Emotions reached a peak as the Class toured the school they called “Home” so many years ago. They remembered their times at the school as well as classmates who could not be there and those who are no longer with us”.
“Welcome your life,” Bob McAndrew said to the graduates, “hold those you love and those that love you close. Find your passion and start investing in yourself. If you do these things you will grow in wisdom, age, and grace and you will be better off for it.”
For photos of the luncheon, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NazarethRHS/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154035190675067
Dr. Paul Florentino ’73 Honored
A ceremony unveiling a plaque dedicated to Dr. Paul Florentino, Nazareth Class of ’73, at Bethesda Naval Hospital on June 17th. The honor acknowledged Paul the Man as well as Paul the Doctor. Paul passed away in August of 2011.
Following his graduation from Nazareth, Paul received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University, cum laude, in 1977. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine on an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and received his medical degree, magnum cum laude, in 1981. Paul then completed his internship and specialty residency in Internal Medicine in 1984 at the Cornell Cooperating Hospitals – North Shore University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York City.
Immediately following his residency, Paul as an Internal Medicine Specialist at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, followed by an overseas tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan. While at Misawa, he was a practicing internist and Director of Emergency Services for the 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing. In 1987, he transferred to Brooks AFB School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, Texas where he earned his wings as a United States Air Force Flight Surgeon.
While serving as a Captain in the Air Force, Paul was nominated to serve as Vice President George H. Bush’s physician at the White House. He was then stationed at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 1994.
Following his retirement, Paul worked for the Group Health Association of Washington, D.C., the oldest HMO in the country. He served on its Executive Committee and as a Representative of the Capitol Alliance of Physicians. In addition, Paul was a Red Cross Volunteer at the National Naval Medical Center’s Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine Clinics. In 2001, he officially joined the staff of NNMC followed by a swift rise to the Primary Care Leadership Team in 2002.
Paul was eventually appointed as Associate Director of Medical Services in 2004 and at the time of his passing he had been appointed as the Director of Medical Services at Bethesda National Naval medical Center. In addition, he was in charge of the merge between Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Military hospital in 2011.
Throughout his career Paul was also very active in the American College of Physicians, serving on the Governor’s Council of the Virginia Chapter as early as 2001. Just prior to his passing he had been elected as the Governor for the Chapter and would have served as Governor from 2011 through 2015.
He was also longtime volunteer staff member of the Whitman-Walker Clinic and served on the Alexandria Commission for HIV/AIDS from 2000-2005.
Paul received numerous awards throughout his military and civilian careers, including at least three NNMC Civilian Awards of Excellence.
Joe Ferrari ’74 Wins Psychology Award, Named Fellow
This June, the Italian American Psychological Society, a special interest group of the American Psychological Association, named DePaul’s Joe Ferrari as the sole recipient of its 2016 Distinguished Italian American Psychologist Award. The award recognizes Ferrari for his extensive research, mentoring and public service. Ferrari will receive his award at the APA’s annual dinner in August in Denver.
The APA also named Ferrari a fellow of its Division 8, a special interest group within the organization focused on social-personality psychology. Ferrari is one of few psychologists who are fellows in more than one APA division.
A renowned expert in social-personality and applied social-community psychologies, Ferrari is a professor of psychology and St. Vincent de Paul Professor. He was director of the master’s in general psychology program and founder of the Ph.D. in community psychology program at DePaul, and is a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church for the Diocese of Joliet. Joe is a member of Nazareth’s Class of ’74.
The American Psychological Association has more than 150,000 members and is the prominent professional association for scientific and practice psychology. The APA has more than 55 divisions, and Divsion 8 promotes the scientific study of social and personality psychology issues.
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