Before the Academy's alumni association was formally organized in 1997, a long line of graduates and their parents were a part of the AAA family. With a storied history of multi-generational families and over 100 current students who are children of alumni, this family continues to grow. The family spirit embraces all those enter, fosters life-long relationships, and welcomes back old friends.
2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee
Paul G. Morrissey '89
Ancillae-Assumpta Academy named Mr. Paul Morrissey, Class of 1989, to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Mr. Morrissey was honored at a ceremony held at the Academy on Sunday, October 1, 2017, as part of its annual FIAT Day celebration.
Ancillae-Assumpta Academy established its Alumni Hall of Fame in 2005. The goals of the program are two-fold: 1) to acknowledge graduates of the Academy who have
Mr. Morrissey provides our school community an example of an alumni who exhibits the ideals and values of a Handmaid education. An excellent, well-rounded student at AAA, Paul went on to La Salle College High School, where he remained serious about his academics. He graduated in 1993 as a National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction, also serving as Class Valedictorian.
Going on to Princeton University, Paul majored in Civil Engineering. He also participated in Project '97 - a community service project which brought inner-city children to Princeton. He graduated in 1997 with honors and was inducted into the national society for scientific research.
At Villanova Law School, Paul served as director of the Public Interest Fellowship Program Auction, which helps to provide stipends for law students dedicating summers to working for non-profits. He graduated Summa cum laude in 2000 and joined the law firm of Pepper Hamilton.
In 2004, though, Morrissey's long-term interest in teaching finally won out and he joined the faculty of St. Joseph's Preparatory School. He served as a math teacher, but also was the swim coach. He established a foundation called Breaking the Waves. The foundation's goal was to raise awareness of teen depression and support programming for mental health education.
As Paul Morrissey accepted the award, he expressed his gratitude to Ancillae for helping to shape the person he is today. He also dispensed some advice to the gathered audience:
1) Be Present, whether at work, school or home;
2) Be Aware (of each other, of your surroundings), and,
3) Use your God-given talents to help others.
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the AHF Program
Ancillae-Assumpta Academy celebrated its 60th anniversary in the 2005-2006 school year with a theme of Sharing Our Story, which impelled us to reflect on our proud history. In an effort to share our story, we wanted to acknowledge individuals who demonstrate in their daily living the values of a Handmaid education. Our desire was to highlight individuals who through their accomplishments inspire the current generation of AAA students. As a result, the Alumni Hall of Fame was initiated. The Alumni Hall of Fame Awardee is announced as we celebrate Fiat Day each fall.
The Ancillae-Assumpta Academy Hall of Fame serves two purposes:
To acknowledge graduates of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy who have distinguished themselves in their personal and/or professional endeavors
To provide the current school community with examples of alumni who exhibit the ideals and values of a Handmaid education
The Alumni Hall of Fame Committee is comprised of representatives from the school community including faculty, administration, alumni, and parents. This committee is currently accepting nominations of alumni who reflect the ideals expressed in our two-fold purpose.
If you would like to nominate an alumnus who demonstrate our Alumni Hall of Fame ideals, we ask you to complete an online nomination form. Any questions or additional information can be obtained by contacting Gena Recigno Anderson, AAA Class of '76, Alumni Liason, in the Office of Institutional Advancement.
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AAA Alumni recognize the integral role they share in the life of the Academy, and they create awareness of AAA and the Handmaid ministry and of the value it brings to the current students, faculty, administration, families, alumni and communities.
William Marcinkowski, class of 2015, is working on a service project towards his Eagle Scout rank that will benefit the school garden of Ancillae-Assumpta by adding fencing to keep animals away from our harvest. Read more.
Please consider a donation towards the purchase of the needed materials for William to complete this service for our school.
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