The Irish-Americans in Government will hold the 16th Annual Scholarship Reception on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:00 p.m. at the Westbury Manor, Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, New York. This year we are pleased to honor two distinguished members of the Irish-American community who have dedicated their lives to government, education, community service and to the preservation of Irish culture and custom – Catherine Tully Muscente and Owen B. Walsh, Esq.
Catherine serves as the Director of The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College. She is Chair of the Irish Advisory Board, Co-Chair for Leadership and Co-Chair for Administration and Governance Middle States Task Force. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, is a member of the Baldwin Council of PTAs and has held the position of First Vice President of the Executive Women’s Golf Association on Long Island.
Owen is a founding member of Irish Americans in Government and is a Past President. He served with distinction as the County Attorney in Nassau County and as Chief Deputy county attorney prior there to. His service in the County Attorney’s offi ce spans two decades. He is a Past President of the Nassau
County Bar Association, where he also served as Dean of the Academy of Law. Owen served in the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Program and retired from the Navy in the rank of Captain. Owen was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse and a two-time team captain at Hofstra College. He was an honorable
mention All-America selection in 1952 and was an initial inductee to the Hofstra College Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Catherine and Owen have embodied a commitment to the community and a continuity of service that we are proud to proclaim.
In the true Irish spirit of friendship and hospitality the event is open to all and one need not be Irish or in government to attend. Tickets for the reception are $65..
We look forward to seeing you on September 19, 2012.