As students and faculty at Christian Brothers Academy said goodbye for the summer months, they gave a special farewell to three members of the faculty/staff who retired at the end of the 2009-2010 school year: Gary Barnaba, Marilyn Goulet, and Ralph White.
Goulet began teaching religion at CBA in 1992 and was involved in mentoring students in humanitarian causes associated with peace and justice during her tenure at the school. She will be remembered as a gentle, spiritual, and caring person who was a great listener and wonderful mentor to other faculty members.
White retired after five years at CBA in the Maintenance department. His behind-the-scenes work contributed to the success of countless CBA events and activities. He will be remembered for his optimistic, practical, down-to-earth point of view, friendliness, and team spirit.
Barnaba has been an administrator, coach, teacher, and mentor at CBA for more than 40 years. In his role as athletic director, he played an integral part in ensuring the admittance of Section 3 private and parochial athletic teams into New York State competition. For the past two decades, “Mr. B’s Basketball Camp” has exposed thousands of young players to the game of basketball and the CBA experience. He has guided many students over the years both inside the classroom as a health teacher and outside as a mentor, supporter, and friend.