CBA Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2018
February 12, 2018
Four deserving individuals and two championship athletic teams were formally inducted into the Christian Brothers Academy Hall of Fame on Friday, February 9th.
Hosted by the CBA Alumni Association, the fifth annual gala was held at The Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury. Led by master of ceremonies Paul Molzon ’72, each inductee and both teams were introduced to the CBA community with a short video, followed by the awarding of a commemorative trophy and a thank-you speech.
Congratulations to the following for best exemplifying what it means to be a CBA Colt:
- Mark T. Apostolou ’72: a heralded municipal court judge in New Jersey for nearly 25 years. Prior to his retirement in 2011, he served in jurisdictions such as Asbury Park, Brielle, Eatontown, Neptune City, and Shrewsbury, among others. He remains active in his retirement, recently earning the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award from the Superior Court of New Jersey.
- Lou Aversano ’84: the Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy USA, a dynamic business strategy and marketing company. While at Ogilvy, he has directly managed clients such as IBM and American Express. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross.
- Jack Brennan: the CBA guidance department chair for over 20 years. He helped thousands of students with the often-stressful college application process and became well-known for his approachability. Before arriving at CBA, he served as the Director of Admissions at Manhattan College.
- Frank C. Scheuer ’77: the long-time Chief Operating Officer for the Jefferies’ Wealth Management Group. He recently established the Stinger Business Solutions Group, where he serves as president and CEO. He also currently serves as a trustee for both the Monmouth County Boys & Girls Club and Monmouth Conservation Foundation.
- The 1978 Indoor / Outdoor Track Team: CBA’s first state championship track team, led by legendary head coach Tom Heath ’65. This track team set the standard for what can now only be referred to as a “dynasty” among New Jersey high school sports, having now won over 40 Non-Public A State Indoor & Outdoor Championships.
- The 1970 Tennis Team: CBA’s first state championship tennis team, led by head coach Brother Patrick Martin. Since this championship, the Colts have won 23 additional Non-Public A State Championships, the most in New Jersey high school tennis.
“The 2018 Hall of Fame was a great way to acknowledge our alumni, faculty, and coaches for the good work they have done, not just here at CBA, but also in their chosen professions,” CBA President Brother Frank Byrne ’75 said. “These men truly embody the values stated in our Latin school motto: Religio, Mores, Cultura. Congratulations to Pat McGann and the Hall of Fame Committee for a memorable event.”
Each inductee will be enshrined on the Hall of Fame display outside of Alumni Hall at the Academy. The Class of 2018 joins nearly 90 individuals and teams that have been previously inducted into the Hall of Fame.
About the CBA Hall of Fame:
The Christian Brothers Academy Hall of Fame honors those members of the CBA community who best exemplify what it means to be a Colt. Through their achievements at and beyond the Academy, these individuals have pushed the boundaries of what it means to be a part of the CBA community, bringing credit and distinction to their alma mater along the way. Established in 2013, the Hall of Fame finds its origins in the Alumni Awards program, which had been conducted by the Alumni Association from 1990 until 2012. All recipients of the Alumni Awards were formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at the first Gala in November 2013, along with several newly-nominated individuals and one team.