Archbishop Ryan High School alumni are creating a Ryan Business Association and a Ryan’s Young Professional Group. The organization will meet on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Katie O’Donnell’s, 4501 Woodhaven Road. There will be a cash bar. For more information, call Mary Anne at 267-280-2034. ••
Archbishop Ryan High School student Kathy Nguyen earned the grand prize for the second consecutive year in the annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Art Contest. Northeast-based students won seven of 11 total awards.
Kent Lufkin, president and CEO of 3rd Fed Bank, was among six people honored last week at Community College of Philadelphia’s 15th Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards The awards are presented for outstanding contributions to higher education and the local community. Lufkin was honored with the Business Award.
Archbishop Ryan High School recently dedicated a stained glass window in its chapel to the memory of Timothy Connors, a 15-year-old freshman who was hit by a car and died on the afternoon of May 17, 2011.
Philadelphia Police Detective Martin Connors, 48, never thought he would believe the words of grief counselor Mickey Hirsch: Connors would eventually help other grieving parents whose children had died.