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St. Joseph's Collegiate Inst. 

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How did Andrew Erdman '18 spend part of his summer? Facing the challenges of working inside a pharmaceutical research lab at UB. On a team led by alum Dr. Joseph Balthasar '85, the research is focused on the discovery and development of new immunotherapies for antibiotic or cancer applications #intern #science #laboratory

Thomas Dunia '18, second from the left, spent the past 7 weeks participating in the inaugural 43North Student Fellowship Program. Last night, Thomas and his three student colleagues presented an individual and joint pitch - sharing their own insights and solutions on how we can continue to support entrepreneurship in Buffalo. Photo courtesy of 43North #buffalo #entrepreneurs

“God expects you to touch hearts.” - St. La Salle. Thank you to Mr. Brad Devlin '05 and Mr. Tony Shilen for making the trip to Camden, NJ with some of our students in order to serve the residents of one of the poorest cities in America #lasallian

Robert Gilbert '18, Jesse Brodka '17, and Jack Westner '18 recently spent the morning at Phillips Lytle LLP, followed by an afternoon observing judicial sentencing by U.S. District Judge Michael Arcara '93. Internship Director James Roland '69, seated with the students, tagged along for the unique experience organized by Attorney Robert Greene '62. The alumni network in action #sjci

Vocal Music Teacher Michael Hooker is on day three of the 7-day Empire State Ride to raise money for the fight against cancer. The riders will cover over 500 miles across the state. Join us in cheering on Mike and all of the participants #lasallian #proud

Tim Paglione '18 is interning this summer with the WNY Professional Golfers' Association (PGA). Connected to the position through our Internship Program, he is exploring his interest in business and marketing - assisting with on-site operations and marketing at special events #golf #countryclublife #internship

On his way to Alaska, Religion Teacher Deacon Hynes made a stop at Powell's in Portland, OR - the world's largest bookstore! He sends this message across the miles to all of our students: "Hope everyone is working on their summer reading list!" #summer #roadtrip #deacs

Vocal Music Teacher Michael Hooker ’06 and Science Teacher Anthony Shilen recently spent a few days engaged in prayer, study, and reflection at the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice. The two-year program is designed to deepen their ability to articulate and share our Lasallian mission #brotherhood #summerlearning #lasallian

Rain can't stop the St. Joe's men from working on their golf game today at the annual Alumni Golf Tournament - kicking off Alumni Weekend #golf #wheredidmyballgo #sjci #alumni #brotherhood

This month, Mr. Russ Owens is retiring after 43 years of teaching and inspiring young musicians. He has absolutely loved his career and describes the students as respectful as they were years ago. Traveling with the different ensembles to places such as San Francisco, New Orleans, and the Bahamas are some of his favorite memories.
His plans for the future? Definitely spending more time with his family and finding every opportunity to play that trumpet. Please join us in wishing Russ Owens a harmonious retirement. Thank you for the many, many years of incredible music.

Social Studies Teacher Mr. Michael Gromek will be retiring at the end of the school year after 33 years of service. He credits his own AP American teacher in high school for creating the strong interest in a teaching career. At that time, he could not have predicted the deep friendships he would develop among the faculty or the exciting changes in classroom learning as technology began to influence pedagogy. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Gromek coached within the hockey, baseball, and bowling programs.
Please join us in congratulating Michael Gromek, thanking him for his unwavering care of our students, and wishing him well #retirement

Mr. Martin Fedchak was hired in 1984 and has spent the last 32 years teaching Economics, Accounting, and Business courses - and giving his friend, Mr. Ted Lina, a hard time every chance he could get.
In 1986, Mr. Fedchak jumped at the opportunity to assist with the St. Joe’s Food Basket campaign, eventually taking the faculty leadership role. Today, this initiative continues to involve and inspire our entire school community while providing meals for needy families in WNY.
Outside of the classroom, he also spent years coaching hockey and serving as an advisor to the senior class.
Martin Fedchak will be retiring at the close of the school year, and looks forward to spending more time with his grandchildren. Congratulations and thank you for your years of service to the young men of St. Joe’s.

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