CALL FROM THE HALL

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CHEL­TENHAM >> Kristin McEl­roy ‘97 has been in­ducted into An­cil­lae-As­sumpta Academy’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

McEl­roy was hon­ored at a cer­e­mony held at the academy as part of the school’s an­nual FIAT Day cel­e­bra­tion. She was joined by her hus­band, Ed­die Manzi, as well as her par­ents, Larry and Mau­reen McEl­roy; her fam­ily; and friends.

An­cil­lae es­tab­lished its Alumni Hall of Fame in 2005 as part of its 60th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion. The goals of the pro­gram are to ac­knowl­edge grad­u­ates who have dis­tin­guished them­selves in their per­sonal and/or pro­fes­sional en­deav­ors and to pro­vide the cur­rent school com­mu­nity with ex­am­ples of alumni who ex­hibit the ideals and val­ues of a Hand­maid ed­u­ca­tion.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from An­cil­lae, McEl­roy at­tended Arch­bishop Wood High School, where she par­tic­i­pated in two ser­vice trips to Ap­palachia re­pair­ing homes in a poor re­gion. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing in 2001, she at­tended Se­ton Hall Univer­sity, where she stud­ied diplo­macy and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions and grad­u­ated magna cum laude in 2005. McEl­roy’s com­mit­ment to ser­vice con­tin­ued dur­ing her col­lege years as she spent her spring breaks work­ing at an or­phan­age and nurs­ing home in El Sal­vador. She has re­turned to her alma mater to su­per­vise that trip for un­der­grad­u­ates, as well as a ser­vice trip to Haiti.

McEl­roy be­gan her pro­fes­sional ca­reer work­ing at the Earth In­sti­tute in New York City. While there, she earned a Master of Arts de­gree in in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tional de­vel­op­ment from Columbia Univer­sity. She then re­turned to Philadel­phia to at­tend the Tem­ple Univer­sity James E. Beasley School of Law. While there, McEl­roy worked as a le­gal in­tern for both Bucks and Mont­gomery County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fices.

In 2012, McEl­roy joined the Bucks County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice as an as­sis­tant dis­trict at­tor­ney. She is cur­rently the chief of spe­cial vic­tims, as well as the su­per­vi­sor of the pre­trial pro­gram, su­per­vis­ing le­gal in­terns for the of­fice. Many of the vic­tims she serves are chil­dren or adults with dis­abil­i­ties who have been abused. McEl­roy is the re­cip­i­ent of the 2018 Ros­ner Award, rec­og­nized by fel­low pros­e­cu­tors for her pub­lic ser­vice, pro­fes­sion­al­ism and in­tegrity.

“This is the school that is most spe­cial to my heart,” said McEl­roy as she ac­cepted the Hall of Fame award. “The best ed­u­ca­tion em­pha­sizes care for the in­di­vid­ual. The foun­da­tion that I re­ceived at An­cil­lae went be­yond aca­demics; it was driven by val­ues. I will for­ever be grate­ful for the ed­u­ca­tion that nur­tured my whole per­son.”

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — AN­CIL­LAE-AS­SUMPTA ACADEMY

Kristin McEl­roy re­ceives the Academy’s Hall of Fame award dur­ing the school’s an­nual FIAT Day cel­e­bra­tion.

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