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ARCHMERE INTRODUCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS (Claymont, DE) August 28, 2012 The Archmere Academy Board of Trustees name five new members will will begin their terms this Fall. A 1983 graduate of Archmere, Elaine C. Reilly, Esq., works as Corporate Counsel for DuPont in Wilmington. She earned her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. In addition to being an Archmere alumna, Elaine is a current Archmere parent her oldest son Patrick is a rising senior. Elaine and her husband, Michael, reside in Wilmington, DE with their three children. The Founder and CEO of Delaware Diagnostic Group, LLC, owner and operator of four independent diagnostic testing facilities in Delaware and Pennsylvania, John W. Rollins III is a 1988 graduate of Archmere Academy. He earned his Bachelors at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and continued his education at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, IL. John is a member of the board of directors of Leadership Delaware, Inc, a past president of the board of directors of OperaDelaware, Inc., and a member of the executive committee of the Light Up the Queen Foundation. He and his wife Carin live in Wilmington, DE with their children. A former Archmere trustee (2002-2008), Rev. Andrew D. Ciferni, O.Praem, B.A., S.T.L., Ph.D. graduated from St. Norbert College in 1964 and was ordained on August 17, 1968. He holds an S.T.L. from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, and a Ph.D. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. He has taught at the collegiate level at St. Norbert College, Immaculata College, Washington Theological Union and the Catholic University of America. He was a member of the St. Norbert College board of trustees from 2004 to 2010, and is a founding member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He has also been the chair of the international Norbertine Associates Commission since 2006. He resides at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pa. President and CEO of Modern Mushroom Farms, Inc., Charles J. Ciarrochhi Jr. is a graduate of Villanova University. He has served on the Boards of the American Mushroom Institute, the Chester County YMCA, Preservation Delaware, the Jefferson Bank of Philadelphia, Salesianum School, and St. Edmonds Academy. He is a member of Georgetown Universitys Advisory Board to the Dean of Arts and Science and supports a number of community service and charitable organizations in Pennsylvania and

Delaware. Charles and his wife Diane reside in Wilmington Delaware with their seven children, all of whom are graduates of Archmere (Carly 04, Justine 06, Charles 07, Mary Bryan 09, Miranda 09, Avery 10, Samantha 12.) Dr. Barbara A. Wasik is a professor and PNC Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education at Temple University College of Education. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology for Temple University and a Masters in Applied Developmental Psychology and a Bachelors in Psychology from Rutgers University. She is the principal investigator for a study on Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy, focused on effective, research-based teacher professional development, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2008 Barbara was selected to participate in Governor Rendells Early Learning Council and was invited to attend the Oxford Round Table on Early Childhood Literacy. She is a current member of the advisory boards for The Kroc Center, PNC Grow Up Great, and Sesame Street, and is an expert panel member for the redesign of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey, sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, in collaboration with the Office of Head Start. Barbara and her husband, James Byrnes, reside in Glen Mills, Pa with their daughter, Julia Byrnes, a 2009 Archmere graduate and their son Thomas, a 2011 Archmere graduate. ----- Archmere Academy is a Roman Catholic, independent, college preparatory school inspired by the Norbertine tradition and a heritage of committed faculty, alumni, families, and friends. Archmere welcomes faculty and students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Through dedication to academic excellence, social development, community service, and faith reflection, Archmere focuses on the education of the whole student. This philosophy encourages and supports the unique qualities and differences of students in achieving the maximum level of their abilities. Understanding their moral obligation to the global community, young men and women graduate from Archmere prepared for college, career and vocation in life. # # #