Graduate Support Program
We are are so proud of our 191 young men who have graduated from our school since its inception. We are happy to continue to celebrate our college graduates, from The De La Salle School classes of 2007 through 2011. These young men have graduated from La Salle University, Alfred State University, Manhattan College, Molloy College, SUNY Farmingdale, Hofstra University and Adelphi University. This year also members of our class of 2015 have graduated from Catholic high schools, including Regis High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School and Holy Trinity Diocesan High School. More than half of these young men will join many of our other graduates at four year colleges and universities; among the four year colleges where they will be studying are Adelphi University, Hofstra University, La Salle University, Manhattan College, Marist College, Molloy College, Mount St. Mary’s College, St. John’s University, Stony Brook University, Syracuse University, St. Thomas Aquinas College and SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Farmingdale and SUNY Purchase.
Our Graduate Support Program provides these young men with financial support for Catholic high school tuition, and we provide targeted tutoring services, including high level SAT Prep courses during the high school years. We also assist our young men with college admissions and financial aid, including arranging for college visits, and helping with scholarship applications. Every Tuesday during the school year, more than 30 of our graduates in high school regularly return after school to our school for a program that includes food, fellowship, tutoring services, sports and college admission assistance. Our graduates know that they always have a home here at The De La Salle School, and we give them the support they would not be able to get anyplace else.
Russell Fearon, Class of 2012
Russell Fearon, The De La Salle School Class of 2012, a mechanical engineer in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University Class of 2020, presented his innovation story on October 17 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. as a 2019 candidate for the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ sponsored by The American Heart Association. He was one nine national finalists in the prestigious competition. A panel of judges selected Russell for an award of $50,000!
Fearon is the co-inventor of Sugex, a wearable device that helps people manage their diabetes. He graduated in the top tier of his class at Chaminade High School on Long Island, where he honed his writing, debate, and business acumen. Since his childhood, he has always strived to make the world a better place, participating in community service and charitable endeavors. In 2015, he achieved the prestigious award and apex of scouting, the Eagle Scout rank. Over the course of his collegiate tenure, Russell has landed coveted summer internship opportunities from Northrop Grumman (aerospace) in Florida to Edwards LifeSciences (medical) in California.
In the summer of 2019, Russell began to pursue his entrepreneurial desire during the Invent@SU invention accelerator. There, working with co-inventor Ricardo Sanchez, the team synthesized affordable alternatives to help treat the worldwide diabetes epidemic. The team is now working with the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at SU Libraries to help bring the idea from concept to commercialization.