On October 26, 2019 Archbishop Carroll celebrated its third annual Carroll Hall of Fame Event, recognizing alumni, faculty, coaches, and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the Archbishop Carroll community since its founding in 1967. Over 350 guests were in attendance as 2 teams and 9 individual honorees were inducted into the Carroll Hall of Fame. The 2019 Hall of Fame honorees were the 1969 Boys Cross Country Team, 1974 Girls Basketball Team, Dorothy M. Arimond, Esq. ’78, Daniel Bielli, Bishop Joseph Coffey ’78, Sr. Marianna Fieo, SSJ, Jane Morro Mullany ’76 and Hank Mullany ’76, Anthony Mullen ’74, Ann Troyan ’79, and Bill Zwaan ’72.
The evening began with a beautiful Mass in the Carroll Auditorium celebrated by Bishop Joseph Coffey. Father Michael Speziale was the Homilist. President Francis E. Fox ‘77 introduced 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee, Barry Kirsch, who presented the Barry Kirsch Scholarship for Distinguished Service to Emma Sutter ’20.
Joe DeBarberie ‘73 was the emcee for the evening. “My Carroll years were a tremendous experience. I am humbled to be the emcee and be able to introduce these great individuals and teams that have truly made Carroll proud,” noted DeBarberie. Inductee William Zwaan commented, “It was great to see so many friends and teammates again. Joe DeBarberie did a great job introducing all the Hall of Famers.”
Before the late Tony Mullen was inducted, a video tribute played. His children, Kimberly Adam, Andrew Mullen, Kelly McGrath, and Matt Mullen accepted the award on his behalf.
“This was one of the most memorable experiences of my life,” said inductee Sr. Marianna Fieo. “It was an honor and a privilege to be inducted in Carroll’s Hall of Fame with so many other wonderful people.”
Bishop Joseph Coffey stated, “It was especially joyful that my eight siblings were able to be in attendance as well as other family members and many classmates and old friends. I was inspired by the other recipients and grateful for all who helped me along the way especially my parents and the teachers, coaches, administration and staff at Carroll. The wonderful evening brought back many great memories of my time at Carroll and made me so grateful that the school is thriving. I hope it will be for many years to come.”
Inductee Ann Troyan added, “The phrase ‘Carroll Cares’ has a genuine meaning. The relationships, tradition and history of Archbishop Carroll were on full display in a way that I was proud to have been a small part. All of the honorees had inspiring stories.” Troyan thanked Fox for his vision to remember who we are and who we represent. “When one is surrounded by great people, great things happen.”
“It was great to see the joy from the attendees who got to reconnect with fellow alumni. It was like they were coming home to Carroll,” added Lauren Henninger ’15, Carroll’s Alumni Engagement Manager.
Congratulations to our 2019 honorees. Thank you for your many contributions to the Archbishop Carroll community and for making Carroll proud! To read more about the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees, click here!