Rick Manhey is a class of 1964 graduate and an active supporter of CBA. “My legacy gift is to provide funding to the administration for necessary expenses to the school. As I get older, I am able to give back to CBA in a way that will hopefully offer young men the same opportunity given to me.
“I’ve been very fortunate in life. At a critical juncture in my early years, Christian Brothers Academy nurtured a mediocre student into a young man with a new found passion for learning. I left CBA for college determined to make something of my life. The fire was ignited while at CBA. I believe in the mission of the Christian Brothers. I am especially in awe of the college acceptance rate of 100% of CBA graduates for the past 34 years. Most of all, I want to help insure the future of this great institution that is Christian Brothers Academy.”
Once a CBA Mom, always a CBA Mom! That is how Cindy Pettit feels about Christian Brothers Academy. Cindy’s son Brandon graduated in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel, Brigade S-3. He went on to The Catholic University of America for his undergraduate degree and Masters. He is now the Associate Director of Communications and Special Events at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
In the summer of 1954, my parents and I visited Christian Brothers Academy. As I was from Schenectady, I knew little of the school or its history. However, by the time we left the school that day, I was enrolled as an incoming student for the fall semester. From Plebe Week to Graduation, I was afforded both spiritual guidance and a well-rounded education in the Lasallian tradition. That education laid the groundwork for me to move forward, confident and proud, trusting in God.