At the age of 35, Sister Lucy Mendez, P.C.M. is older than most college students, she’s a nun, and she worked full time while pursuing her degree.
Bishop Cisneros, a native of Cuba who emigrated to the United States in 1961 at the age of 16, gave the invocation and received an honorary degree at the spring commencement, which was held at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island on May 23.
Following the ceremony to retire former Terriers’ standout Jeanne Zatorski’s No. 15 on Dec. 15, the No. 40 jersey of Karen Erving Schiera rose to the rafters on Feb. 9 as the women’s team battled Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J., during “Karen Fest.”
Jordan Williams was a standout student-athlete on the court for the St. Edmund Prep H.S. boys’ basketball team and is now adjusting to a new role for St. Francis College.
The No. 15 jersey of former St. Francis College women’s basketball star Jeanne Zatorski will rise to the rafters – making it the first retired number for any female student-athlete in the college’s history.
This past June, Dennnis McDermott retired after 17 years as the director of alumni relations at his college alma mater, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights. The campus on Remsen Street will not be the same with the “Face of St. Francis” roaming around.
New St. Francis College women’s basketball coach Linda Cimino is relying on her Catholic faith to help her lead the team as she prepares for the start of her first season in Brooklyn
For the young women who accept the honor of becoming one of the Great Irish Fair’s Colleen Queens, they also accept the responsibility of becoming an ambassador for Catholic schools. For the 2018 Colleen Queen Mackenzie Iburg – she embraced that responsibility with open arms.
At this year’s Great Irish Fair, set for Sept. 22 in Coney Ireland, I will be pleased to accept the second annual Al O’Hagan Memorial Award for Community Service. I am honored because in some small way it will continue to keep alive the great legacy of O’Hagan, one of the chief architects of the Fair.
Brother Donald Sullivan, O.S.F., entered the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn from St. Francis Xavier parish in Park Slope in 1947.