Friars' 75th Anniversary
The Friars' Society celebrated 75 years of leadership, honor, virtue and service on Saturday, September 8, 2012. 84 alumni and friends attended the event, of which 61 were current (undergraduate) and Alumni/Honorary Brothers. The event started off with a wonderful cocktail hour at 6 PM which brothers used to catch up with old friends and look at various Friar memorabilia on display, which included the 1938 Serpentine, a collection of the Friars' Newsletter ("The Torch") from 1973-2012, scrap books from the late 1980's through the 2000's, and various awards the organization has won for their community service.
The cocktail hour was followed with dinner and presentations from Alumni Brothers Matthew Holliday (Director of Records), Brendan Cotter (Director of Advancement), David Sears (Director of Brotherhood), John Nickolas (Executive Director) and current President of the Friars' Society Michael DePrince (active brother). Each presenter spoke about the tremendous work and achievements of the Friars' Society over the last 75 years. Most notably are the efforts to raise approximately $3,500 for our Adopt-a-Family Holiday Project and a trip to Alabama to help those less fortunate in 2011/2012. The night ended with music and dancing, and lots of memories and laughs were shared by all. “I had a great time catching up with all in attendance,” said Dean Gentekos, Director of Communications. “This event truly showcased why we are all so Proud to be Friars.”