CBA 2017 Graduation

May 18, 2017
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Christian Brothers Academy celebrated the 55thgraduation exercises at the Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College.
CBA Principal R. Ross Fales began the ceremony recalling Bishop O’Connell’s message to the seniors at their Baccalaureate Liturgy: to remain men of integrity.
Of the 233 graduating seniors, 220 will be attending four-year schools that rank among the best universities or colleges nationally or regionally in US News & World Report. Two-thirds of the Class of 2017 received merit-based scholarships, totaling $23,576,000.
The Class of 2017 included 27 members of the National Honor Society. This senior class completed over 23,600 community service hours—an average of 102 hours per graduate.
Nicholas Harris delivered the ceremonial opening address as salutatorian, while Matthew Prince delivered the Valedictory address. Prince called to mind the story of Bill Gates, who endured many setbacks before his rise to multi-billionaire, industry-leading CEO. “Pursue your ambitions, but understand you will fail many, many times,” said Prince.
Upon receiving their diploma, each graduate received a ceremonial Challenge Coin, presented to them by an alumnus celebrating his 50th high school reunion. The coin represents a commitment—to live by the Academy Oath that all students take each year and to return back to their alma mater in fifty years to continue the tradition.
Members of the Class of 2017 will be continuing their journeys at the following colleges and universities:
Adriano, Arthur John A
Seton Hall University
Alacan, Alexander
Temple University
Alexanian, Matthew
Ocean County College
Almeida, Victor
Virginia Tech
Angeles, John H
Flagler College
Anzalone, Genaro
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Anzano, Drake J
Princeton University
Attia, Youssef A
University of Hartford
Babiak, Ronald
Seton Hall University
Baldes, Anthony K
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Bartlewitz, Richard G
Pennsylvania State University
Bateman, Ethan P
Boston College
Beck, Jack C
Boston University
Bell, Aidan J
University of Mississippi
Berger, Christian D
Villanova University
Berkowitz, Daniel H
Tufts University
Bhattacharya, Kirin K
University of Miami
Bodisch, Brendan M
Bucknell University
Boriotti, Aedan J
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Boyan, Garret C
The Catholic University of America
Boyle, Joseph F
La Salle University
Boyle, Kevin
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Brazinski, Dane B
Syracuse University
Brewer, Ryan M
University of Maryland, College Park
Broderick, Andrew
Loyola University Maryland
Brooks, Colton J
Pennsylvania State University
Brown, John R
Clemson University
Butler, Sean M
Sacred Heart University
Camacho, Matheu Raemon J
Manhattan College
Campi, Joseph G
Villanova University
Carbone, Joseph
Seton Hall University
Caruso, Marco R
Boston College
Casner, Nicholas D
Siena College
Catalano, Jonathan P
Manhattan College
Catapano, Anthony
Providence College
Cavallaro, Matthew J
Syracuse University
Cernero, John L
Syracuse University
Child, Christopher
Fordham University
Clark, Colin M
Villanova University
Clarke, Colin J
Boston College
Clifton, Corey
Quinnipiac University
Cole, Riley J
University of Colorado at Boulder
Condon, Jacob
The College of New Jersey
Contessa, Derek
Pursuing Amateur Hockey Career
Cornette, Owen C
Elon University
Corrigan, Miller
Tulane University
Costa, John A
Pepperdine University
Coyle, Colin P
Pennsylvania State University
Crociata, Nicholas J
Boston University
Croken, Jack E
The University of Scranton
Cutler, David A
New Jersey Institute of Technology
D’Aniello, John
Pursuing Amateur Hockey Career
DeFelice, Stephen E
University of Delaware
Delaglio, Jonathan
Rowan University
DeMaio, Andrew J
College of Charleston
Desravines, Fredson
Providence College
Devin, James L
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Dietrich, Nicolas R
Norwich University
DiLeo, Christopher M
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Dolan, Christopher
The Catholic University of America
Dunigan, John G
Villanova University
Durney, Brendan M
Syracuse University
Dyer, John L
Stevens Institute of Technology
Ebert, Nick Anthony
Virginia Tech
Egbert, Will R
Saint Joseph’s University
Errichetti, Ben T
Boston College
Esposito, Salvatore M
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Falcone, Carmine S
The New School – All Divisions
Farina, Thomas Richard
Union College (New York)
Farr, Thomas J
Susquehanna University
Farrell, Andrew V
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Farrell, Matthew
Pennsylvania State University
Fazio, Dylan Anthony
Manhattan College
Fazzolari, Carmelo J
Quinnipiac University
Ferrigine, Christopher J
Princeton University
Fioretti, Thomas D
Fairfield University
Franco, Louis P
Clemson University
Frawley, Anthony J
Sacred Heart University
Freyre, Andrew A
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Gardner, Riley M
Bucknell University
Gatta, Michael F
Monmouth University
Gaudio, Shane
Elon University
Gentile, Tyler M
Georgetown University
Gilmartin, John K
Kean University
Gioia, Thomas A
Fordham University
Giordano, John T
The University of Scranton
Golden, Brian P
University of California, Santa Barbara
Gotterup, Christopher J
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Grable, Timmy
Wilkes University
Graeff, Connor J
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Gregory, Matthew
Seton Hall University
Griffin, Connor
University of Delaware
Grillo, Brandon Francis
Franklin & Marshall College
Guglielmo, Val M
Brookdale Community College
Hakim, Kel S
Rochester Institute of Technology
Harris, Jeremy A
Boston College
Hayes, Kyle J
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Healy, John H
Rowan University
Hettwer, Christian
College of William and Mary
Holsey, Bryan G
Delaware Valley University
Holt, Ryan P
Michigan State University
Huber, Joseph R
Lehigh University
Hurley, Collin M
James Madison University
Iannone, Christopher J
University of Delaware
Iovine, Joseph A
Cornell University
Jacoutot, Timothy T
Monmouth University
Jinks, Timothy R
Drew University
Jose-Pacheco, Luis G
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Judge, Thomas M
James Madison University
Kane, Kevin F
Quinnipiac University
Karris, Nicholas G
Northwestern University
Kelly, Matthew R
Boston College
Kolb, Matthew B
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Kollman, Patrick M
Carnegie Mellon University
Koury, John E
Virginia Tech
Krall, Michael A
Quinnipiac University
LaForgia, Joseph
University of Pennsylvania
Lang, Cooper Joseph
The College of New Jersey
Lankau, Colin P
Arcadia University
Lautato, Christopher
Providence College
Lautato, Matthew
Providence College
Lazzaro, Emanuel C
University of Notre Dame
Lenhart, Maxwell D
Fairfield University
Lentini, Joseph
Pennsylvania State University
Leonard, Shane
Xavier University
Leonardo, Brandon
Assumption College
Lim, Joshua K
Elon University
Lowicki, Christopher
University of South Carolina
Lucarelli, Gregory T
University of Delaware
Lucchese, Frank
Philadelphia University
Lundborg, Tad C
New York University
Lynch, James E
Pennsylvania State University
Lynn, James K
Villanova University
MacGregor, John
Caldwell University
Madalone, Ryan Scott
Skidmore College
Maes, Robert C
Webb Institute
Magno, Christopher P
Virginia Tech
Magoulas, Aris
The Catholic University of America
Mahedy, Christopher R
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Manetto, Giancarlo A
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Markowski, Matthew
New York University
Mawson, Matthew P
University of Michigan
Mayo, Alex W
Saint Joseph’s University
Mazzarella, Lucas D
Arizona State University
McCabe, Daniel B
Ocean County College
McGowan, Jake N
University of Delaware
McGuiness, Ryan C
Fordham University
McHeffey, Christopher L
Bryant University
McKay, Connor P
Sacred Heart University
McNamara, Jack T
La Salle University
Meagher, Cianan R
La Salle University
Meehan, Ronald
The University of Alabama
Menendez, Evan
University of Delaware
Mentesana, Anthony
Pace University, Westchester Campus
Millward, Christian E
Messiah College
Misson, Matthew
Clemson University
Misson, Scott H
Susquehanna University
Moran, Noah C
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Morreale, Salvatore P
Pennsylvania State University
Murphy, Jack C
Haverford College
Mustillo, Robert M
Villanova University
Muñoz, William
University of California, Berkeley
Nerbetski, John C
La Salle University
Niedermeyer, Alfonse J
Fordham University
Nigro, Ryan J
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nowak, Edward J
Rowan University
Nowak, Nicholas E
Rowan University
O’Brien, Sean G
Pennsylvania State University
O’Connor, Ryan P
Loyola University Maryland
O’Hara, Aidan M
Providence College
Owens, Zachary C
Virginia Tech
Pannullo, James V
Purdue University
Pell, Brian P
The College of New Jersey
Pepe-Lage, Michael
Pennsylvania State University
Pisciotti, Nicholas J
New York University
Povelaitis, Michael
North Carolina State University
Prefer, Erik C
The College of New Jersey
Prince, Matthew
Cornell University
Quinn, Peter A
Cabrini University
Read, Peter
Fairfield University
Redaelli, Lance E
Pennsylvania State University
Reich, Nicholas L
Fairfield University
Reilly, Sean T
The College of New Jersey
Riccio, Dillan G
The University of Alabama
Rinaldi, Salvatore Dominick
Salve Regina University
Roberts, Zachary J
Brookdale Community College
Robertson, Aaron R
Rowan University
Rooney, Andrew C
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Rosa, Michael Christopher
The University of Alabama
Schuhardt, Travis N
New York University
Scully, Liam Michael
Virginia Tech
Seebeck, Collin M
Clemson University
Sepko, Dominic J
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Shea, John P
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sinahon, Jarod J
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Smith, James F
Villanova University
Somers, Andrew J
High Point University
Somers, Trevor R
Providence College
Sorrentino, Neil P
King’s College
Spaanstra, Edward B
Rowan University
Sparber, Joseph A
University of Miami
Spohrer, Joseph Anthony
Virginia Tech
Squillaro, Domenico L
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stark, Joseph P
Bucknell University
Steenland, Benjamin M
Wagner College
Straine, Finn P
University of South Carolina
Suky, Nicholas J
Fairfield University
Sullivan, Owen J
Rochester Institute of Technology
Thorsheim, Matthew T
Bucknell University
Toppi, Matthew G
The Catholic University of America
Totland, Jake
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Trabattoni, Alec C
Monmouth University
Trezza, Sean L
Lafayette College
Trigani, Colin
Boston College
Tsarnas, Evan E
Quinnipiac University
Tsarnas, Stephan E
State University of New York at Albany
Turi, Nicholas Edward
Brookdale Community College
Tutrone, Domenick P
University of Florida
Vaccaro, Andrew T
The University of Alabama
Venezia, Andrew
Lafayette College
Waller, Christopher J
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Waraksa, Lucas A
Seton Hall University
Ward, Connor J
Fairfield University
Weber, Sam
University of Michigan
Weinhofer, Paul A
Stevens Institute of Technology
Wickham, Luke
Jacksonville University
Wilhelm, Jonathan R
Sacred Heart University
Wilson, Clinton F
Curry College
Wilt, John M
Belmont University
Worden, Julian M
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Yuro, Noah G
University of Richmond
Zaborowski, Zachary J
Salve Regina University
Zachariah, Chris V
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
 
Past CBA vice president, principal, and CBA Hall of Fame inductee Brother Ralph Montedoro, FSC received a standing ovation in recognition of his 50 years of service to CBA.
The evening concluded with a formal congratulations from CBA president Brother Frank Byrne, FSC. Principal Fales led the seniors in a closing prayer.