The Hall of Fame Golf Outing and Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Grand Oaks Country Club. This year, we will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Jeannie Mantopoulos ’02. She is the Chief Operating Officer for Resolve to Save Lives. In this role, she provides leadership and management to promote operational excellence in Resolve’s two components: Resolve to Save 100 Million Lives and Resolve to Prevent Epidemics. Prior to joining Resolve to Save Lives, Jeannie served as Director of Programs for Yale University’s Global Health Leadership Institute where, in addition to other responsibilities, she led the implementation of the institute’s global health initiatives in Africa, Asia, UK, and the US. We applaud Ms. Mantopoulos’s impact on the community through public health initiatives.
We are proud to present The Lanigan Family with this year’s Moore Catholic Family Award. Margie Lanigan and her three children, Danny ’02, Bobby ’05 and Megan ’09, continue to honor the memory of their father, Kevin Lanigan’ 77 through the generosity of the “Always a Maverick” Kevin Lanigan Memorial Scholarship. Established in 2009, this award is presented each year to a graduating student-athlete who exemplifies the spirit and character of Kevin, to assist with college expenses.
The Hall of Fame committee has selected another exceptional graduate to be inducted into the Moore Catholic Hall of Fame. Karen McKendry-Rudick ’78 personifies school spirit in all aspects of her time at Moore Catholic. As a student, Karen assisted in the main office each morning before school began and was Co-Captain of the cheerleading squad in her senior year. Now in her thirty-sixth year at Moore, she continues to impact the lives of many students in her capacity as our Dean of Students and Mathematics Teacher. Her love and dedication to Moore Catholic can be observed on any given day through her interactions with the students and her colleagues.
Kathy Brier ’93 graced the Moore Catholic stage with leading roles in The Pajama Game and No No Nanette and was an award-winning member of the Forensic team. After graduating, she continued to pursue her dream and starred on the Wagner College stage. Among her many professional accomplishments, Kathy was nominated in 2004 for a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” in the ABC -TV soap opera One Life to Live. While starring on television, Kathy joined the Broadway cast of Hairspray in her groundbreaking role as Tracy Turnblad. We are thrilled to induct Ms. Brier into this year’s Hall of Fame.
Kyle McAlarney ’05 finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer on Staten Island. During his illustrious career, Kyle was a member of the Presentation Scholars Academy and was recruited by more than one hundred universities. During his senior year, he received the honor of having his #23 uniform retired, a rarity in high school athletics. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he continued to excel as a Big East all-conference player. The stand-out point guard enjoyed a successful nine year career overseas, playing the final five seasons for the Orléans Loiret Basketball team in the French Pro League. Mr. McAlarney returned home to his alma mater as the Associate Athletic Director and Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Basketball Team. It is very fitting that Kyle’s amazing career is celebrated with induction into the Moore Catholic Hall of Fame.
You can pay tribute to these exceptional individuals by enjoying a day on the golf course, attending the dinner, acknowledging them with a page in the souvenir journal, or by taking a golf sponsorship. Please join us for a very special event for our honorees and Moore Catholic High School.
Gela Mikalauskas ‘73