Reunions

Class of 1977 40th Reunion-Sept. 29 & 30

Class of 1992 25th Reunion-Sept. 29 & 30

Class of 1997 20th Reunion-Oct. 5 & 6

Class of 2007 10th Reunion-Nov. 24

Class of 1968 Golden Jubilee Reunion-June 1-3

For more information on your class reunion or to help with planning, please contact Helen Kelley, Director of Alumni and Annual Giving:  (315) 446-5960 x 1122 or hkelley@cbasyracuse.org.

CBA Class of 1967 Jubilee Reunion Weekend

Four days of fun, fellowship and frolic flew by for the members of the Class of 1967 50th reunion attendees. The weekend activities began for 14 guys with a round of golf on Thursday, June 1 at Radisson Greens Golf Course in Baldwinsville. Thanks to months of record rain, the hearty golfers had to walk their first nine holes, but their spirits were not dampened! Huge thanks to Greg Massaro for coordinating this wonderful outing!

On Friday night, June 2, the Callahan Gym on the CBA campus was all decked out to accommodate the crowd of more than 100 partiers – Jubilarians, guests, Board members and staff – who enjoyed a fabulous steak dinner, prepared and served by the staff of American Food and Vending (the CBA cafeteria providers.) Re-connection was the theme of the evening, and it did not take long for the years to melt away and memories to come flooding in. Of course, the wonderful table wine, provided by Bob Mattucci’s Stone Age Winery, helped to loosen lips.

Jim Glisson and John Marshall served as emcees for the program portion of the evening, and they led the group in a moment of silence in honor of their deceased classmates; thanked all who played a role in the planning of the weekend; and shared their favorite memory of their time at CBA. The mic was passed to several members of the class, who followed suit. Coach Cappelletti was a special invited guest, and he took his turn as a speaker to congratulate (and tease) the Jubilee class. The evening set the stage for the rest of the busy weekend.

Marty Cregg offered up his glorious polo property in Skaneateles for a picnic on Saturday, June 3. The sun cooperated and shone on the more than 70 guests who enjoyed delicious food, beautiful vistas and continued ‘Brotherhood.’ Marty demonstrated some polo moves for those gathered. A wonderful time was had by all. Thank you, Marty and Amanda, for sharing your slice of heaven with your classmates and guests.

Saturday night, the Jubilarians and their guests attended the Baccalaureate Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville to honor the Class of 2017. They were truly moved by the service and the participation by the students in the readings and music.

The party was not over yet…following the Mass, close to 70 revelers gathered as guests of Al Barbagallo at his restaurant in East Syracuse. Al attended to every detail, decorating the lovely Ivory Room in purple and gold linens, and offering an abundance of tasty food. Big thanks to Al and his wife, Kathy, for their hospitality.

On Sunday morning, 30 members of the Class of 1967 and their guests were treated to the capstone event of the weekend – The 117th commencement exercises for the CBA Class of 2017 – held, for the first time, at the Henninger Athletic Center at LeMoyne College. The Jubilarians processed ahead of the graduates, were seated in a special section and received a gift from CBA President, Brother Joe Jozwiak. Jubilee representatives, Marty Cregg and John Marshall, presented Br. Joe with a check in the amount of $130,000 to establish an endowed scholarship, in honor of the Class of 1967 Jubilee Reunion. What an amazingly generous group!

Thanks to all who helped with the planning of this fabulous celebration,* to all who attended, and to all who donated on behalf of the Class of 1967 Gift!!

*Jubilee Reunion Planning Committee:  Al Barbagallo; Dennis Cabrey; Marty Cregg; Brian DeJoseph;  Jim Glisson; Pat Hayes; Jim Jerose; David Klym; John Marshall; Greg Massaro; Jim Mechowski; Tom Myers; Dan O’Leary; Joe Panabianco; Chuck Pietra; Jim Sparkes; Dick Storto; Frank Vavonese