Annual Hall of Fame & Reunion Dinner

Each year the Alumni Association and the College hold the annual Hall of Fame and Reunion Dinner on the Friday closest to the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28th) the medieval saint, scholar, and patron of the College.  The purpose of the dinner is to honor the incoming class of Hall of Fame Honorees, the Annual Spartan Award Honoree, and to celebrate the milestone graduation anniversary years.

January's Hall of Fame event

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Induction into the Hall of Fame is not a popularity contest; it is the recognition of true achievement, an acknowledgement of professional, civic, and societal accomplishment. To be eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame open to all alumni and honorary alumni, a nominee must have made a measurable and quantifiable difference in our society. Moreover, a nominee must have carried out the mission of our Alma Mater-"To Enlighten the Mind through Truth." This challenge has been presented to every STAC graduate at commencement for over fifty years. To be eligible for the Spartan Award (which includes Hall of Fame inductees for non-alumni) the nominee must have exhibited the same accomplishments and also have shown a true enlightened spirit in support of the College mission.

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St. Thomas Aquinas College
Annual Hall of Fame & Spartan Award Honorees
1998 – 2014


Class of 1998         
Dr. Mary Ann Biller-Fischetti ’58                             Sr. Mary M. Keehan O.P., ‘58
Dr. Paula Fives-Taylor ’58                                       Dr. Mary McGann Burns ‘63
Mr. James F. Hanley ’79                                          Dr. Donald T. McNelis, Hon., ‘95

Class of 1999         
Sr. Margaret M. Ryan O.P. ’58                                Sr. Eileen Clifford O.P. ‘60
Dr. Elizabeth A. Logan ’64                                      Mr. Stephen F. DeGroat ‘76
Ms. Patricia A. Murphy ’77                                       Dr. Catherine Costello Skae, M.D., ‘85

Class of 2000         
Sr. Kathleen M. Kane O, P., ’58                              Sr. Catherine Cleary, P.B.V.M., ‘68
Mr. Timothy P. Connolly ’75                                    Mr. Michael T. D’Antoni ‘80
Ms. Mary L. Duffy ’82                                                *John Cardinal O’Connor, D.D., Ph.D., Hon., ‘85

Class of 2001         
Sr. Elizabeth C. Hasselt, O.P., ’65                         Ms. Barbara A. Corcoran ‘71
Br. Michael B. Ramos, C.F.C., ’78                         Mr. Leon S. Steinberg ‘81
Mr. James R. Carter ’86                                          Dr. Patricia Ann Reilly, O.P., Hon. ‘87
*Mr. Thomas D. Daly, 2001 Spartan Award         Mr. George L. Kopac, 2001 Spartan Award

Class of 2002         
Sr. Jean Marshall O.P., ’64                                     Sr. Elizabeth Graham O.P., ‘65
Ms. Susan C. Schulmerich ’76                              *Ms. Debra Settineri ‘82
Dr. Kenneth W. Tobey, D.C., ’87                            *Bishop Patrick V. Ahern, D.D., Hon., ‘87
Mr. Laurence T. “Pete” Beckerle, 2002 Spartan Award

Class of 2003
Sr. Mary E. Mooney O.P., ’69                                  Mr. Robert M. Avdoyan ‘81
Mr. Paul P. Borghese ’82                                        Dr. John P. Lawler, Hon., ‘84 
Mr. Peter Unanue ’90                                              Ms. Kimberly Unanue ‘99      
*Dr. John Casazza, 2003 Spartan Award            Dr. Robert Schelin, 2003 Spartan Award

Class of 2004        
Sr. Elizabeth McAleavey, O.P., ’58                         Sr. Gloria J. Perez, P.B.V.M., ’64
Dr. Mary Ellen Ferraro, ’75                                      Mr. William H. Madden, ’81
Hon. Benjamin A. Gilman, ’Hon., ’77                    Ms. Romaine McNelis, 2004 Spartan Award
Ms. Barbara Vano, 2004 Spartan Award

Class of 2005
Dr. Amelia P. De Marco, O.P., ’62                          Ms. Patricia B. Magee, ‘68
Mr. Thomas L. Brizzolara, ’78                                 Ms. Linda J. Barry, ‘82
Mr. Eugene P. Winters, ‘82                                     Ms. Socorro Santos-Winters, ‘82
Dr. Deborah A. O’Connell-McManus, ’85             Mr. Vincent Abbatecola, 2005 Spartan Award

Class of 2006
Ms. Maureen P. Kelleher, ’63                                 Sr. Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., ‘70
Ms. Jean M. Santora, ’77                                         Mr. Norman J. Huling, ‘83     
Mr. Bernard Nicolosi, ’86                                        Ms. Victoria C. Strayton, ‘87  
Mr. Jerome Belson, 2006 Spartan Award            *Mrs. Maxine Belson, 2006 Spartan Award
Mr. Donald J. Riley, 2006 Spartan Award            Mrs. Donna G. Riley, 2006 Spartan Award

Class of 2007
Sr. Cecilia M. LaPietra, O.P., ’63                           Ms. Ann P. Sullivan, ‘95
Mrs. Portia Boggia Davidson, ’71                          Dr. Naomi Kaplan, Hon., ‘05
Mr. David Wemmer, ‘82                                          The Ducey Agency, 2007 Spartan Award
Mr. James M. Dugandzic, ’86                                 Mr. Michael McManus, 2007 Spartan Award

Class of 2008
Sr. Joanne Deas, O.P., ’58                                     Mr. Robert J. Maestri, Jr., ‘90
Mr. Kevin P. Duignan, ‘75, MBA ’06                       Ms. Barbara A. Wallenstein, ‘90
Bro. Michael J. Harlan, O.F.M., ’78                        Ms. Carole Phillips Marolda, ‘99
Mr. Dennis O’Donnell, 2008 Spartan Award       Mr. Harold J. Peterson, 2008 Spartan Award

Class of 2009
Sr. Patricia A. Murtha, O.P ’59                                Dr. Mary Ann Hatala, 80
Mr. Raymond Kondracki, ’81                                  Mr. Gordon J. Johnson, ‘82
Mr. Joseph Brady-Amoon, ’86                                Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Joan McSweeny, 2009 Spartan Award

Class of 2010         
Sr. Maureen Massett, O.P. ‘60                               Mr. Robert Kilduff, ‘79
Mr. Mark Romano, ’79                                             Mrs. Maria Kilduff, ‘79
Mrs. Michelle Nash, ’86                                           Ms. Erin Kilduff, ‘08
Mrs. Virginia Hand, ’88                                            Mr. Barry Dorfman, 2010 Spartan Award              
Class of 2011          
Sr. Eileen Barrow, O.P. ‘61                                     Mr. Michael Monahan, ‘74
Mr. Daniel O’Kane, Jr.  ’79                                      Mr. Wesley Lem, ‘77
Mr. Robert Lem, ’77                                                 Mr. Edward Lem, 81
Mrs. Eileen Farrell, ’82                                            Mr. Raymond Farrell, ‘82
Mr. James Russell, ‘99                                           Rockland Country Club Foundation, 2011 Spartan Award   
IBEW Union # 363, 2011 Spartan Award                                                                                                              

Class of 2012
Sr. Patricia Walsh, O.P.  ’62                                   Mrs. Kathleen M. Doherty, ‘70
Mr. John S. Hogan, ’79                                            Mr. Thomas Kaechelle, ‘80
Mrs. Susanne Kaechele, ’82                                  Mr. James Mahaffey, ‘82
Mrs. Kerrin Mahffey,  ’85                                          Mr. Vincent De Lucia ‘87
Mrs. Dianne De Lucia, ’88                                      Mr. Craig J. Zucker, ‘97
Mr.  Anthony “Babe” Mongilia, 2012 Spartan Awards Honoree
Brigadier General Robert Winzinger, US Army, 2012 Spartan Awards Honoree

Class of 2013
Sr. Sheila Mullins, O.P.  ’63                                    Dr. Breda Murphy Bova, ‘67
Ms. Maureen Fay, ’70                                               Mrs. Lynn M. Donovan-Krakaur ‘78
Mr. Andrew Krakaur ‘79                                           Mrs. Barbara Sullivan McConnell ‘80
Ms. Christine Colacino, ’82                                    Mr. Thomas Donovan ‘83
John Paulding Engine Company No. 1 Sparkill-Palisades Fire District, 2013 Spartan Awards Honoree
South Orangetown Ambulance Corps, 2013 Spartan Awards Honoree

Class of 2014
Sr. Eileen Richard Leavy, O.P. ’64                        Mr. Chistian Kopf, 77
Ms. Jeanne Ubriaco Costello, ’82                        Ms. Janet Ubriaco Humiston, 82
Mr. Leonard Guddemi, ’84                                     Mr. James Schneider ‘86
Ms. Hayley Marshal Schneider ’86                       Mr. Blair DeWitt, 93
Mr. Thomas F. Collins, 2014 Spartan Award        
Mr. Anthony F. DiPilla, 2014 Spartan Award



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