Archbishop Molloy High School is proud to announce the establishment of The Lt. John K. Gremse Graduation Assistance Fund. This new, critical fund will help students whose parents face unexpected and overwhelming financial difficulties leading to their inability to pay for the remaining tuition in their son’s or daughter’s senior year. Please continue reading for more information about the inspiration for this fund in memory of Lt. John “Jack” Gremse ’68.
John “Jack” Gremse was beloved in many circles of his life. He was a family man, a loyal friend, and a dedicated member of the FDNY. He was humble, never taking credit for saving lives or property. “I was only doing my job,” he would always say. Some of Jack’s happiest memories were with his Molloy classmates from the Class of 1968. He and his fellow Stanners would gather for mini-reunions at the Gremse family home every other summer, a tradition that has carried on for over 20 years.
On September 11, 2001, and in the months that followed, Jack, alongside many other first responders, took on the onerous task of what at first was hoped to be a rescue mission, but sadly turned into a recovery mission. Just five days after the attacks, Jack was promoted to Lieutenant, an achievement he took great pride in and a role he served in with dignity. Unfortunately, Jack’s work at the World Trade Center would eventually result in 9/11 related cancer. He passed away in September 2014. In memory of Jack, the Class of 1968 continues to reunite at the Gremse family home each summer...Read More
Pictured: Co-Chairs Sabina Kobinski ’04, MaryAnn Safrey, and Kerry Henning with Molloy students.
Molloy held its first ever annual Fashion Show at The Inn at New Hyde Park on Sunday, March 24th. Over 230 students, parents and family members, faculty and staff, and alumni were in attendance for this historic occasion. Proceeds from the event supported the newly established Girls Leadership Scholarships Fund, which will benefit future young women entering Molloy.
The theme of the Fashion Show was Dress for Success. Featured designers loaned or donated clothing and accessories that promote dressing with confidence and an eye toward success. Many items were samples right off the runway. Students and faculty, male and female, participated in the runway portion of the show. Featured designers for women’s wear included Abbey Glass, Curete Collection, Donna Degnan, Everly, F.H. Clothing Co., Habitat Clothes, Heydari, Minan Wong, Niche, and Kate Spade...Read More
Above: Stanner Hall of Fame sketches by artist Paul Gatto.
On Saturday, March 23rd, Archbishop Molloy High School inducted five outstanding individuals into its Stanner Hall of Fame. Congratulations to (sketched above left to right): Br. Pat Hogan, Chief Peter Hayden ’64 (FDNY), Whitey Rigsby ’74 (Voice of Wildcats Basketball), Major General Patrick Gallagher ’64 (USAF), and Lt. John “Jack” Gremse ’68 (FDNY, posthumously)...Read More
Thank you to Monica Ferreira Gimlett ’06, who served as a guest speaker after school on February 13th. Monica is the Director of Sponsorship Strategy and Business Development at the National Football League (NFL), a role she has served in since 2018. Monica’s presentation was open to all interested students and faculty and included how the NFL establishes and maintains relationships with dozens of sponsors, how constantly evolving technology plays a role in marketing, the importance of social media as a brand awareness tool, and more. Monica also answered many thoughtful questions during a Q&A and shared advice on how to build a versatile skillset in college and how to work your way up in the professional world. Monica’s visit was sponsored by the G.E.R.L.L. Club (Girls Empowerment for Real Life Leadership), which was founded earlier this year by a group of enthusiastic seniors. Thank you to the GERLL Club and Ms. MaryAnn Safrey for coordinating Monica’s visit.
Pictured above: Chris Murphy ’87, Robert Werdann ’88, President Richard Karsten ’81, Br. Pat Hogan, and Matt Morscher ’16.
Molloy welcomed over 80 alumni and friends to its Badges Network Night on February 8th. Guests enjoyed a spirited reception featuring food and refreshments, as well as VIP seating in the Jack Curran Gymnasium for the varsity basketball game of the night (Molloy vs. Christ the King High School).
During the event, Mr. Ed Shannon ’84, Molloy’s Director of Safety and Security and a former sergeant with the NYPD, led a presentation and remembrance of Firefighter Michael Davidson ’99. Firefighter Davidson tragically passed away on March 23, 2018 while battling a five alarm fire in Harlem...Read More
(Pictured above: Preview of Class of 2013 group photo)
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the over 580 alumni and guests who attended this year’s Stanner Alumni Reunion on November 3rd. Eight decades of Stanners were represented, including some who traveled great distances (Alabama, California, and Oregon!) to reunite with their classmates. It was a memorable evening, and we thank everyone again for their enthusiasm and Stanner Pride! Click the blue button below to see all the photos! Photos are by Frank Bailey '75 (Delmar Studios), Katie Giustiniani '12, Joe Sommo '03, and Isabella Fazio '19. Once again, we thank everyone who helped make this a special night. Don’t forget, if you have photos to share, post them on social media using #StannerReunion or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes ending in 4 & 9, your Reunion is next up on Nov 2, 2019!
In our August 16th issue of The Beehive, we provided a brief update on several capital projects that were being addressed over the summer. In today’s issue, we would like to share an additional update on the progress of these important campus improvements.
Back in May 2018, a strong storm caused two of the large trees on Manton Street to fall toward Molloy’s main entrance. This resulted in damage to our front awning and netting around the cross, parameter fencing, and the sidewalk. After the trees were removed, administrators decided to take advantage of the situation by planning several improvements to the Manton Street entrance. The pathway has since been replaced and widened with new concrete, damaged fencing has been removed, and new light poles in round planters have been installed near the street on both sides of the entrance. The new lights should improve visibility in the evening hours, making it easier for our Safety & Security Officers to monitor activity in the area. The addition of the lights is part of Molloy’s ongoing commitment to improving safety and security throughout our six acre campus. Repairs to the front awning and landscaping continue...Read More
For decades the Stanner Alumni Center has recognized and endeavored to meet the evolving needs of its alumni by creating events and opportunities for Stanners to connect personally and professionally.
In the last decade, networking has progressed with the founding of several professional networks, each one highlighting very large sectors of the professional landscape. The goal of these networks is to connect Stanners in the industries of law, finance, real estate, and law enforcement/public service through events and personal outreach. We also welcome alumni to recommend and provide insights as to what professional networks should be established next.
We have seen our professional networking events hosted by generous alumni and companies such as Fundamental Advisors LP, RFR Realty LLC, UBS, and Venable LLP.
The Alumni Center continually seeks to build new relationships with Stanners whom may be interested in hosting future professional networking events at their companies. Our networks are only as strong and vibrant as the community who supports them. We always welcome your stewardship.
Hosting an event for Stanners serves as an excellent opportunity to build awareness for your company and its services as well as to create greater opportunities to connect and collaborate with fellow Stanners. If you or someone you know may be interested in hosting one of our professional networking events, please contact Craig Katinas ’93 at email@example.com.