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Celebrating our 100th Birthday!

We are rolling out the
Purple Carpet on
@ 2:00 pm to honor our
Academy Award-Winning Alumna

Maureen Stapleton, 42!


Host, Jackson Murphy, '16

Emmy-winning film critic, entertainment reporter, host and producer, Jackson is a 2016  graduate of Catholic Central High School, and has appeared on TV, radio, online, and in print for over 18 years. Current outlets include, the LCJ Q&A Podcast and the award winning website, Critics Choice Association, SAG-AFTRA member and publisher of My Very Rocky Christmas, (available on Amazon).

Panelist, Daniel Allentuck

An award-winning writer, producer and co-founder of Daedalus Productions, Inc. (with his wife Nina), Dan’s works have been broadcast and exhibited nationally and internationally. He has devoted his 40-year career to creating documentary films about art, social photography and American social history, including the Amsterdam Film Festival’s Van Gogh Prize Winner “Ordinary Miracles: The Photos League’s New York (2012, writer and co-director). Published works in the IDA Journal, Lies of Our Times, One Last Lunch (Abrams Press-2020) and They Fight with CamerasWalter Rosenblum in World War II From D-Day to Dachau. Member of the Independent Documentary Association and NYU graduate.

Panelist, David Baecker

A professor of theatre at Russell Sage College/Theatre Institute at Sage and a Tennessee Williams scholar, David emphasizes the importance of Maureen Stapleton’s friendship and collaboration with the playwright.  Past productions at TIS include She Kills Monsters, Happy Days, The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play,  Baskerville!, The Snow Queen, Freckleface Strawberry, and Romeo and Juliet. Other directing credits include A Christmas Carol, Catastrophe, A Christmas Carol, Shipwrecked!, Let Right Be DoneThe Fat Man: An Audience with Sydney Greenstreet , The BridgeMr. Sensitivity ,  Danny & the Deep Blue Sea & Full Gallop (Theatre Voices). BA–Washington University in St. Louis, MFA–Florida State University, AEA.

Panelist, William G. Carey, Jr.

A sixth-generation resident of Troy and an alumni of Hudson Valley Community College(‘90) and Siena College (‘92), William joined the Maureen Stapleton Tribute Committee in 2013 which culminated in the Rensselaer County Historical Society exhibit, “Troy is My Home Town: The Life and Times of Maureen Stapleton” for which he was a major contributor of exhibit items.  He is a guest lecturer at Russell Sage College  and worked with David Baecker to establish the college’s Maureen Stapleton Scholarship. William is the creator and media manager of Maureen’s Facebook Tribute page and a former board member of the Hart Cluett Museum.  

Panelist, Kathy Sheehan, '73

A native of Troy and 1973 alumna of CCHS, Kathy is the Exec. Director of the Hart Cluett Museum and the current Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian. Her career began as an intern in the Public History Program at SUNY Albany.  Lecture topics include, Uncle Sam: The Man & the Legend, The Underground Railroad, Woman Suffrage, and The Changing Landscape of the County and is a location and historic background advisor for HBO’s production, The Gilded Age. Appearances include: C SPAN, the History Channel, Russian and Japanese television, WMHT, CBS6, and WNYT.  Upcoming publication of  “Architecture Worth Saving in Rensselaer County Revisited, 50 Years Later”

Crusader Kitchens
Centennial Cookbook

Jubilee Mass and Picnic

Join us for our Centennial Open House on Sunday, November 5th @ 1pm!

Join us for our Centennial Open House on Sunday, November 5th at 1 pm!