Bishop O’Connell Joins CBA Alumni at Networking Night

The CBA Alumni Association had a special guest on Thursday night for its seventh annual Networking Night at Beacon Hill Country Club: Most Reverend David O’Connell, Bishop of Trenton.

Bishop O’Connell was the keynote speaker of the evening, but was able to socialize and dine with the alums in attendance as well.

The Bishop spoke about the value of Catholic education, with prominent examples of the success earned by the CBA-educated men in the room. He asked the alumni to hold that experience close to their hearts, as the next generation comes through Catholic schools such as the Academy.

Networking Night allows Academy alumni of all graduating years and other CBA community members to connect in an exclusive CBA setting. Graduates from the late 1960s through the 2010s were in attendance on Thursday night.

It is at these networking nights where you see the wide range of positions that CBA graduates hold. Alumni in fields such as architecture, education, finance, medicine, sales and technology enjoyed a cocktail hour, a buffet dinner and Bishop O’Connell’s address during the evening.

The Networking Night series, which was created and organized by Alumni Relations Director Pat McGann ’71, has been a major success for the Alumni Association. Each school year features a winter event and a spring event, which will be held on May 17th at Jack Demsey’s in Manhattan.

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Thank you to the following for sponsoring Networking Night:

Oliver L.E. Soden Agency (Hal Soden ’00)

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP (Walter Brasch ’70)

Servpro of Aberdeen/Holmdel (Bill Thompson ’82)

Provident Bank (Bill Ruckert ’77, Joe Cangelosi ’96)

I&E Insurance Agency (Ernest Caponegro P’18)

Triad Wealth Advisors (John Shibles ’96, Mike Oberdorf ’96)

Molzon Landscape Nursery (Paul Molzon ’72, Gerry Molzon ’74)


About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.5 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at