Laurie Albano '76

Congratulations to Laurie for recently being selected as the CT Parks and Recreation Association's Distinguished Service Award winner. It is the highest honor the Association gives out annually. It was awarded at the State Convention in the fall. Laurie was also awarded a Proclamation from the City of Stamford's Mayor and the Board of Representatives for receiving the award. She has had 35 years in the Parks & Recreation profession, all in positions of increasing responsibility. Laurie commented, "I have always said that IHS was critical to my professional and personal life. Immaculate has given me fond life long memories that I treasure dearly. I am always very proud to say that I am a graduate and a Mustang!" Laurie is working with fellow alumni in planning the Class of '76's 40th reunion this fall.

At Immaculate, Laurie was on Student Council, a 4-year member of the Girls Basketball Team (captain senior year) and a member of the Art Club. After graduating from IHS, Laurie went on to Southern Connecticut State University. When asked how her Immaculate education prepared her for her future, Laurie said, "How didn't it is the real question!" She went on to share, "Immaculate gave me such a sense of purpose and was truly a second family to me. The small environment, the school spirit, the caring teachers, and the intangible constant sense of being a part of something greater and outside of myself was invaluable. I learned and took away so many life lessons that were applicable to not only the work place, but relationships with other in this often difficult, wonderful, beautiful and crazy thing called life! IHS has meant so much to me. A lifelong camaraderie with friends from my class and other classes. When we meet for whatever the reason it is a mutual feeling of pride that we will always be a part of this wonderful experience called Immaculate High School."

Thank you Laurie for sharing your story! We are so happy that you were able to join us for our 50th celebration in the fall and are grateful for your ongoing support of the Immaculate Fund. Congratulations again, and we look forward to celebrating the Class of '76 in the fall!