Senator John DeFrancisco ‘64 is one of eight Christian Brothers Academy alumni who will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Nov. 4. (Submitted Photo)
The third installation of the Christian Brothers Academy Distinguished Alumni Awards will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Marriott Syracuse Downtown.
The award recognizes CBA graduates who have made significant contributions to society; and whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at CBA. The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented bi-annually, alternating with the Lasallian Athletic Hall of Fame Award. Nine graduates of the school were honored in 2013, the inaugural year of the award.
The 2017 Class includes Senator John DeFrancisco ’64 who has served Central New York as its State Senator for 25 years. Additional recipients are: Rev. Alfred Nortz ’46 of Syracuse (deceased); Mr. James Mahoney, PhD ’55 of Eagle, Idaho (deceased); Mr. James Patell, PhD ’66 of Stanford, California; Robert Halligan, Jr. ’71 of Syracuse; Dr. Peter Waters ’73 of Boston, Massachusetts; Joseph Rulison ’74 of Rochester; and Brig. Gen. Joseph Hammer ’86 of Holmdel, New Jersey.
Tickets to the event are $85 and may be purchased at bit.ly/2017alumawards or contact the CBA Advancement Office at 315-446-5960 ext. 1140.