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The Inaugural Robert M. Rodrigues History Seminar

The Robert M. Rodrigues Fund

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

The Inaugural Robert M. Rodrigues History Seminar

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Attendance at the inaugural seminar of the RMR Series is free thanks to a generous gift from a local benefactor.
Sep 15, 2017 Free  
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All donations (minus site fees) will be applied to the 2018 Robert M. Rodrigues "Good Citizen" Award scholarship(s).
Sep 15, 2017 Enter donation ($)

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Join us for the first seminar in the Robert M. Rodrigues History Series...
Pittsburgh's Connection to the USS Juneau and the Five Sullivan Brothers

For over 40 years, Robert M. Rodrigues ("Mr. Rod") inspired students at Chartiers Valley High School to further their knowledge of the past and better their communities for the future.  Each year since 2014, The Robert M. Rodrigues Fund has bestowed a "Good Citizen" Award and $1,000 scholarship on a deserving CVHS senior to honor Mr. Rod's legacy.

This year, following Mr. Rod's retirement, we introduce The Robert M. Rodrigues History Series, open to Mr. Rod's former students and colleagues as well as history lovers from around the region.  The inaugural "seminar" of the RMR History Series will focus on the pivotal role that the USS Juneau, a light cruiser in the United States Navy, and the five Sullivan brothers, played in World War II and their connection to Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Rod and Fund board member Vincent Kolo will take us back to the early days of the US's involvement in the war.  Our guest speaker, Kelly Ann Sullivan, granddaughter of Albert Leo Sullivan, the youngest Sullivan brother, will share her family's journey from sending five sons to the Pacific to rallying the nation in support of the war effort.  Lastly, Mr. Rod will help us to think about these events in the context of American history and society today.  

As part of the evening's program, we will honor the many young men from Southwestern Pennsylvania who served and lost their lives on the USS Juneau.*


 

Event Details

12:00pm: Doors open
12:30pm: Program start
  2:00pm: Program end

Mr. Rod and Ms. Sullivan will be available before and after the program to greet attendees and answer questions.  Light refreshments will be served before the presentation.  

This event is made possible by a generous local benefactor.  All donations made via eventbrite or at the event will go to The Robert Mr. Rodrigues Fund to be used for future scholarship(s).  

Please RSVP by Friday, September 1st to help us with food and venue arrangements. 


 

* If you are related to or in touch with the family or descendents of the following sailors, we hope you will join us and reach out prior to the event.  Please contact Vincent Kolo at info@robertmrodriguesfund.org or 412-508-2706.  

ASTI, Alexander Patrick
ACHESON, John Matthew
BAINBRIDGE, George Frederick
BLATTENBERGER, Cletus Clair
BIRCH, Edward David
CARR, Clifford James
CARACCIOLO, Anthony Bernard
CERANIC, Thomas Nickales Paul
CHEGUS, Steve
CWYNAR, Walter John
GESSINGER, Robert Ray
JOSEFICK, Stephen George
KELLS, Hugh Andrew, Jr.
KEPPLE, Robert Craig
KERMIN, Milo
KISTLER, Edward Glen
KNAPP, Robert Thomas
KOEPER, Edward Louis
KOKOSKA, Stanley
LENNARTZ, Carl Michael
McCANN, Robert Frederick
MICHAUX, Edward
MOGIELSKI, Frank Michael
NEWMAN, Alfred Henry
PUSTELNY, Michael Joseph
REITMEYER, John Paul
RUDOLPH, John William
SNYDER, Christie John
STAHL, William Leland
STROUP, Merle John
STULL, Robert Neal
YAROSZ, Stanley Peter, Jr. 

Have questions about The Inaugural Robert M. Rodrigues History Seminar? Contact The Robert M. Rodrigues Fund

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Peters Place Restaurant
1199 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)


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The Robert M. Rodrigues Fund

In 2011, The Robert M. Rodrigues Fund was established to honor Robert Manuel Rodrigues, or Mr. Rod, as his students call him.  

Mr. Rod taught history at Chartiers Valley High School (CVHS) from 1974 through 2017. Over the years, Mr. Rod inspired thousands of students to further their knowledge of the past and better their communities for the future.

Each year, The Robert M. Rodrigues Fund awards a $1,000 scholarship award to a senior graduating from CVHS. Mr. Rod has dedicated his career to the CVHS community; now, it’s our turn to give back in his honor. 

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