Mary E. (Bulger) Hill, St. Patrick’s Academy 1948 In addition to being retired from the Westford, MA Police Dept. where she served in Traffic and Detention, Mary has been active on her town’s D.A.R.E. board. She served as Warden for the Election Board and town meetings, and was active on the Recreation Commission for 7 ½ years. She taught CCD and Confirmation classes in Westford, MA, and in the Azores where her husband had served in the United States Air Force. In appreciation for her service with the Westford Police Department, Mrs. Hill was honored with a brick donated in her name to be included in a 9/11 Memorial Monument which stands in front of the Westford Police Dept.
Mary L. (Sanborn) Holmes, St. Paul’s High School 1953 is retired. She took up art for years, with a concentration in scenic painting. Mrs. Holmes would love to hear
from her fellow classmates! Please contact the Alumni & Development Office if you’d like to get in touch with Mrs. Holmes, at firstname.lastname@example.org 607.348.0337.
Sister Sandra Makowski, SSMN, J.C.L., CCHS 1965, entered the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur (Motherhouse in Buffalo, NY) with her twin sister, the late Carole Jean Makowski (CCHS ‘65). Sister Sandra spent part of her Novitiate in Namur, Belgium where, at that time, the Congregation established an international Novitiate.
She worked in the congregation in numerous ministries including education and religious education- both in the dioceses of Buffalo and Syracuse, NY. Sister received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Masters in Religious Studies. She went on to receive her licentiate degree in Canon law and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1989 with her Canon law degree.She served as the Judge of the Buffalo Tribunal from 1989 until 2006. She then moved to Charleston, SC where she served as Defender of the Bond in the Charleston Tribunal. During that time she took leave of her work in order to spend two months in Rwanda helping the Rwandans as they changed their national language from French to English. In January 2010 Sister Makowski was appointed as Chancellor of the Diocese.
She enjoys photography, as well as playing the piano, reading, and writing poetry. Sister has a musical group that entertains in nursing facilities and the like. She wrote a book called, “The Side of Kindness: Recovering the Lost Art of Being Kind”.
Jim Miller, SCHS 1966 has been honored as ABCA/Diamond Sports Company High School Division III Regional Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. He will be honored at the ABCA Annual Convention in January 2015 in Orlando, FL.Coach Miller, who recently retired as head coach of Seton Catholic Central Baseball, was honored with a proclamation from NYS Senator Thomas W. Libous saluting his service.
Kevin Cosgriff, CCHS 1967 and a retired Vice Admiral in the US Navy, took office as president and chief executive officer of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in August 2014. He was previously Senior Vice President of International Business and Government for Textron Systems Corporation.
Mr. Cosgriff graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY and began active duty with the Navy directly thereafter. As a vice admiral he commanded the US Naval Forces Central Command, overseeing roughly 30,000 sailors throughout a region encompassing 22 countries, and the US Fifth Fleet, directing naval forces in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and off the coast of East Africa.
Mary (Murphy) Bentlage, CCHS 1969 retired from IBM in March 2014 as Sr. Project Manager for Procurement eServices.
Lawrence “Larry” Cosgriff, CCHS 1971 was recently welcomed by The Institute of World Politics, a Graduate School of National Security and International Affairs to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Cosgriff received his Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security Affairs (specializing in intelligence) from the Institute in 2007. He is a retired Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer with over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry.
Briana (Cardin) Rogers, SCC 1999 recently started working for Realty USA as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Vestal, NY. E-mail: BCardinrogers@RealtyUSA.com.
Liz Sloma, CCHS 1971, retired in 2012 from the Monroe County, NY Department of Human Services where she worked as Financial Assistance Coordinator. Liz moved to San Antonio, TX, where she is learning to line dance, has volunteered at a No-Kill dog shelter, enjoys travel, and the diversity of people and foods found in that section of the U.S.
Jim Fanning, SCC 1977, is an author, historian, editor and researcher specializing in Disney. In a career dedicated to celebrating and exploring the work and life of Walt Disney, as well as his collaborators and those who carry on his legacy, Jim has recounted the history of many areas of the wide world of Disney.
Whether writing of Walt’s boyhood in Marceline, MO, relating the creation of Mickey Mouse, Disneyland or Mary Poppins, or editing a series of books starring the characters from Disney/
Pixar’s Cars, Jim’s philosophy is historical accuracy, dedication to uncovering new and little-known behind-the-scenes stories, and lively and engaging storytelling that illuminates authentic Disney “magic”
James Francis Mackin III, SCC 1979 was ordained a Deacon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, CO in January 2014. He is serving the Diocese of Denver at the parish of St. Louis in Louisville, CO.
The Mackins of Binghamton and Colorado made up a good portion of the attendees. Jim’s brothers – Chris (SCC ‘80), Tim (SCC ‘81) & Mike (SCC ’84), and sister, Kathy (SCC ‘85) along
with his parents, Rosemary and Jim Mackin (St. Paul’s ’55), were privileged to be in attendance with many relatives and friends. They also attended Jim’s first Mass and homily. Jim’s wife and six children and his in-laws, also attended the joyous ceremony and service.Jim is employed by ‘LEANIN TREE’ a gift card company located in Boulder, CO.
Patricia (Kelly) Losito, SCC 1981, completed her doctoral dissertation, EdD in Health Education, in April 2014 and received her Doctoral diploma in May 2014 at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. She received her BS in Nursing from D’Youville College in 1985 and her Masters in Nursing, and her Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Syracuse University in 1998. She practiced clinically until 2003 when she took a Nursing instructor position at Erie Community College. She became Professor/Department Head of Nursing at Erie Community College in 2009. She just celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband and is the mother of five children. She is involved in several professional organizations as well as a member of the Williamsville Central School Board of Education since 2011 and current Vice President of the Board of Education since 2013.
Cindy (Stilloe) Hollenbeck, SCC 1986, is a marketing communications manager. She published a poetry book entitled, “Suede: A Collection of Poetry” available on Amazon.
Tim Mollen, SCC 1987 recently published three books and a CD collecting his nationally syndicated humor column, “Lost Journal.” The stories center on growing up the youngest of six boys in an Irish Catholic home. Many of the accounts take place at St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary, St. Patrick’s Middle School, and SCC. Each column is accompanied by a color photo capturing funny moments and horrific fashion from the ‘70s through the ‘90s. “Lost JournalVols. 1-3” can be purchased at www.timmollen.com.
Vol. 1: Confessions of a Failed Paperboy
Vol. 2: Five Older Brothers, Twenty Bad
Jobs, and Zero Dates
Vol. 3 Some Lives Are Funnier than Others
Tom Hackett, SCC 2001 a Financial Representative and College Unit Director for Northwestern Mutual. He won the 2014 Men’s Club Championship at Binghamton Country Club.
Daniel McGraw,SCC 2010 recently graduated from Miami International University of Art and Design with a BFA in Film and Digital Production. Before he started college, Daniel worked as a costume designer at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts camp. Now, he will be moving to Los Angeles to receive his Master’s degree in Make-Up and Special Effects at the Cinema Make-Up School. Daniel recently worked on a film “For Family’s Sake” for which he was the camera operator. The film won three awards at the New York International Film Festival for Best Short Film. Daniel also wrote a screenplay titled “To Have and To Hold” for which he received many awards, and was even a semi-finalist for the 2013 Student Academy Awards. To check out Daniel’s work, visit www.fatratpictures.com