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St. Thomas Aquinas College To Host
The 14th Annual Hall of Fame and Reunion Dinner

(SPARKILL, NY – January 24, 2011) -  St. Thomas Aquinas College's Alumni Association will induct nine  alumni and two 2011 Spartan Award honorees into its Hall of Fame at the College’s 14th annual induction ceremonies on Friday, January 28, 2011, at The IBM Executive Conference Center (Palisades, NY). 
“Each year we look forward to honoring the new inductees at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner.  We are proud of the variety of individuals who have either graced our campus as undergraduate and graduate students or taken a keen interest in our growth as friends of the College,” said Dr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick, S.C., president of the College.
The following individuals will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame:

Eileen Barrow, OP, B.S. M.L.S. (New York, New York) a member of the Class of 1961, serves as Assistant Principal at St. Elizabeth School in Washington Heights, New York City

Michael J. Monahan, B.S., FHFMA (Ramsey, New Jersey), a member of the Class of 1974, works for Dell Systems Healthcare & Life Science.

Daniel J. O’Kane, Jr., B.S. (Haverstraw, New York), a member of the Class of 1979, owns O’Kane Associates Construction Company in Garnerville, NY.

Wesley Lem, B.S.  (Pleasanton, California), a member of the Class of 1977, serves as Major Accounts Manager Voyage-Air Guitars in Livermore, California.

Robert Lem, B.S. (Chappaqua, New York), a member of the Class of 1981, serves as Director of Global Financial Systems for Weight Watchers International, Inc in New York, New York.

Edward Lem, B.S. (Edison, New Jersey), a member of the Class of 1986, is a Corporate Tax Specialist for Hess Corporation in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Raymond J. Farrell, Jr., B.S. (Hawthorne, New York), a member of the Class of 1982, is a Captain in the FDNY.

Eileen Farrell, B.A. (Hawthorne, New York), a member of the Class of 1982, serves as Art Director for the Scarsdale Inquirer and Public Relations Coordinator for Mount Pleasant Central Schools.

James T. Russell, B.S., M.A. (Sparkill, New York), a member of the Class of 1999, is a Social Studies Teacher at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, N.Y.

The STAC Alumni Association's 2011 Spartan Award (with Hall of Fame induction) honorees are IBEW Local Union 363 which serves Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Delaware, and Greene Counties and The Rockland Country Club Foundation in Sparkill, New York for their assistance in higher education in the Rockland and Bergen County, their dedication to helping students reach their full potential, and their support of St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Tickets for this event are $175 per person, with special pricing for couples and young alumni (2000-2010).    For more information about the event, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 845-398-4284 or e-mail at

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs. Graduate degrees are offered in business and education. For more information visit




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125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976



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