The OLMA Salerno Society

The Our Lady of Mercy Academy Salerno Society was created in 2012 and is named in honor of Sister Mary Dolores Salerno, D.M., Our Lady of Mercy Academy’s first principal. It was through her efforts that OLMA introduced sports as an integral part of the school’s curriculum.

The mission of The Salerno Society is twofold:  First, to honor Sister Dolores for her incredible commitment to OLMA as principal.  Secondly, to pay tribute to the many others who have contributed to the growth of our school as athletes, scholars, teachers, coaches, benefactors, and career professionals.

2016-2017 Honorees

Recognized for the profound impact they’ve had on the young women of OLMA, this year’s slate of honorees includes:

Peter & Marie Dandrea family:

As contributors, Peter and Marie Dandrea and their children have been tireless supporters of OLMA.

Victoria Imbesi:

On the field of athletic competition, OLMA’s Victoria Imbesi is the greatest track & field athlete in the proud history of the school.

Kathleen Valla:

Alumna Kathy Valla is a 1968 graduate of OLMA who was one of the most prolific basketball scorers in the school’s history.  Today, she continues to contribute her time and resources to her alma mater.

Thomas McCarville:

Thomas McCarville has served as a basketball and lacrosse coach at OLMA for a decade.  As a respected high school sports official, he provides insight on the rules and regulations as they pertain to the various sports at the school.  His love the OLMA and commitment to the girls he coaches has made him a beloved, respected figure at the school

2015 Inductees:

Rosemary “Rockie” Angelo
Kay Tanner
Jena Peacock
The Christopher Romano Family

2014 Inductees:

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Dondero
The Henry and Martha Scalfo Family
OLMA’s 2009 N.J. State Champion Track & Field Team
Lieutenant General Flora D. Darpino, The Judge Advocate General, US Army

2013 Inductees:

Peter & Enes Galetto Family
Newfield National Bank
Mrs. Michele McGrath
Mrs. Helen Trionfo
Ms. Jeanine Heil

2012 Inductees:

Mr. Philip Caporale
Mr. Carmine Catalana
Ms. Dolores Lopergolo
Mr. John Bohanna