Can you believe it has been 40 years since we traveled down the hallowed halls of Kenmore East? It is time to get together and share memories of our high school days at our 40th reunion.
Please join us the weekend of July 19-21 for some fun!
We’re getting many inquiries about a Class of ’63 reunion this summer. Is anyone heading up this gathering… or is anyone interested in doing so? Click here to email us if you have any information.
The Kenmore East Alumni Association invites you to attend three events. Click here to email us with questions you have about any event.
May 10 – KE Alumni Night at Caputi’s Pub
All graduates are invited to gather at Caputi’s Pub, 2351 Sheridan Dr. for an evening of camaraderie and festivity. Bulldog tales will fill the evening! A challenge has been issued for all members of Iota, Gam, Knights, Phi Sig, Beta, Epsilon, BGDs, Cheerleaders, Band members, Color Guard, all sports teams, and any another group associated with KE to attend. Those with the greatest number will win a prize! Call your classmates, get all your friends together and celebrate your memories of KENMORE EAST… the best high school ever!
- Drink Specials and 50/50. 7:30 – until close.
May 10 – Hall of Distinction Ceremonies
Kenmore East and The KE Alumni Association will conduct its fourth induction ceremonies for the Hall of Distinction. Those selected for this honor are graduates who have displayed the values fostered and nurtured at Kenmore East in their adult lives. This year’s class includes:
- Dr. Robert Boyd, 1965
- Pamela Fishback Christie, 1971
- Don Fishback, 1974
- Gigi Grizanti, 1980
- David Hilfiker, 1962
- Jim Keller, 1975
- Brian Martin, 1980
- Bill Munson, 1968
- Induction Ceremonies will be held at 7:00 PM in the school auditorium. All attendees are welcomed to the KE Alumni Night at Caputi’s after the ceremony.
May 17 – Kenmore East Performing Arts Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies
The second class of the Performing Arts Hall of Fame will be inducted on May 17th at 7:00 PM in the school auditorium. The Performing Arts Hall of Fame recognizes contributions to the arts as a faculty member, or a graduate whose professional endeavors merit recognition. The inductees are:
- Louis Baroudi, Faculty, 1962-85
- Dick Bauerle, 1970
- Tom Bauerle, 1981
- Brian Blaziak, 1998
- Nikki Casseri, 2002
- Tom Doyle, Faculty, 1977 – 2005 (and the Company of Song)
- Jim Pritchard, 1995
- Justin Rizzo, 2002
- All are invited to attend for a guaranteed entertaining evening. A reception at school will follow.
2013 Kenmore East Alumni Association Scholarship Criteria:
• The award will go to a senior who is the child or grandchild of a member of the Kenmore East Alumni Association — this person will be identified as the Candidate Sponsor
• Application MUST include two (2) letters of recommendation
Either you (the Applicant), or your Candidate Sponsor can download the KEAA Membership Form. The Candidate Sponsor is required to complete the form and submit it as indicated on the form. You can also print and mail the KEAA Scholarship Application Form. (If the Candidate is already a LIFETIME Member, there will be no need to complete an additional KEAA Membership Form.)
Once the candidate sponsor has established membership with the KEAA, the applicant (student) is to acquire a KEAA Scholarship Application through the Kenmore East Counseling Center.
The deadline for applications is May 22, 2013.
The scholarship will be awarded at the Senior Awards Night held on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
To apply, download the 2013 KEAA Scholarship Application and mail to Ralph Critelli.
James Burns, 1967, Vietnam Veteran, Community Servant
Carl Calabrese, 1970, Consultant, former Deputy County Executive
Dr. Robert Greene, 1969, Biology Department Chair, Niagara University
Honorable Melissa Lin Jones, 1988, Administrative Appeals Judge
Dr. Deborah Myers, 1973, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University
James Oberg, 1962, Space Engineer, Consultant
Andrew SanFilipo, 1969, New York State Deputy Comptroller
Frank Williams, 1960, Regional Vice President, The Marriott Corp., Community Servant
Judy Elliott, 1978, Chief Academic Officer; Los Angeles Unified School District
Robert Engel, 1971, President and CEO; CoBank, Boulder,Colo.
Ken Friedman, 1972, Partner and Practice Area Leader; Hodgson Russ, LLP
Dale Goodrich, 1976, Lead Systems Engineer; The Mitre Corporation, Marine Corps Program
Marc Panepinto, 1983, Partner; Cantor, Lukasik, Dolce & Panepinto
Ross Runfola, 1961, Professor; Medaille College; Poet, Attorney, Journalist
James Turner, 1981, Vice President; Surgical and Cardiac Care Services, Erie County Medical Center
Jon Luther, 1961, CEO (retired) and Chairman of the Board; Dunkin Brands, Inc.
Robert LaMendola, 1962, President and CEO; Surety and Construction Ins. Div., St. Paul Companies (retired); Senior Advisor to Renaissance Reinsurance, Ltd.
Donald Ogilvie, 1963, District Superintendent; First Supervisory District, Erie1 BOCES
Mark Farrell, 1965, Senior Justice; Town of Amherst; Innovator of therapeutic justice programs
Mary Lynn Dobmeier Lenz, 1973, President and CEO; Professional Business Bank, Pasadena, Calif.
Duane Paddock, 1982, President and CEO; Paddock Chevrolet
Gregory Peck, 1987, ISS Systems Manager; NASA