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Immaculata Announces Eighth Hall of Fame Class

Immaculata High School has announced the members of its eighth Hall of Fame class, who with their induction next year will join the ranks of those previously inducted into the Hall of Fame, which includes 54 individuals and members of two teams.
Posted on 01/03/2023

Immaculata High School has announced the members of its eighth Hall of Fame class, who with their induction next year will join the ranks of those previously inducted into the Hall of Fame, which includes 54 individuals and members of two teams.


The newest class will be inducted as part of a March 23 gala at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset. Click here for ticket and sponsorship information.


Recognized for their respective contributions to the parochial Catholic high school and its surrounding Somerville community, those who are inducted into the Hall of Fame are honored at a gala and their contributions memorialized with a formal plaque placed prominently in the front hallway of the school. 


Members of the eighth Hall of Fame class are:


Kelms Amoo-Achampong, M.D. ’05: Now an orthopedic surgery sports medicine fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Dr. Kelms Amoo-Achampong was a standout varsity football and basketball player and three-time letter-winner during his time at Immaculata High School. He received the Courier News first-team all-area and The Star Ledger first-team all-county honors his junior and senior years. His senior year, he was named News 12 New Jersey’s Player of the Week, Old Spice Red Zone’s Player of the Year, and The Star Ledger's Offensive County Player of the Year. Amoo-Achampong went on to play four years of Division 1 football at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in health and societies. He later went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.


Rick Bobrowski ’79: Top-ranking former U.S. Marine Master Sergeant Rick Bobrowski enlisted in the military three years after graduating from Immaculata High School and served until his retirement in 2008. His long-spanning military career and service in Operation Desert Storm earned him the highest rank an enlisted Marine can achieve: Master Sergeant, a rank reserved for individuals who provide technical leadership and serve as specialists in their specific military occupational specialties. His professional achievements only added to the stack of personal achievements he racked up while attending Immaculata, among them his status as an honor roll student and his contributions to the school’s respective baseball, bowling, and football teams, garnering him 11 out of 12 possible varsity letters. 


Hope Pellicane Boczon ’89: Second-time Immaculata High School Hall of Famer and High School Teacher Hope Pellicane Boczon was first inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019, when the 1987 Immaculata High School Spartan girls’ basketball team was inducted as part of the sixth Hall of Fame class for their state championship win. Before beginning her college basketball career at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., the four-year letter-winning high school athlete was commended for her skills on the court, earning her a long list of accolades, among them the Somerset County Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award, the Spartan Club Outstanding Women’s Basketball Award, Courier News all-area, Home News all-Somerset County honors, and Mountain Valley All Conference Team honors. Boczon later went on to earn the Athlete of the Year Award during her career at Lehigh University and still holds records in their women’s basketball record book to this day.


Robert Goitz, M.D. ’84: Orthopedic surgeon and former team physician for U.S. Paralympic athletes, Dr. Robert Goitz received the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete award during his tenure at Immaculata High School, where he played varsity football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to study biomedical engineering and graduated summa cum laude from Boston University before securing a place in the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Well-known in his field for his many publications on various orthopedic conditions, Goitz now serves as a professor and the chief of hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout his distinguished career, he has developed a patented prosthetic joint for the hand and has pioneered successful hand transplantations. 


Teresa Lavin Kuboski ’69: An alumna and retired faculty member of Immaculata High School, Teresa (Terry) Lavin Kuboski is a longtime presence in the school community. While a student, she was the editor of the school’s newspaper and was involved in the student council and the prom committee. After graduating as class salutatorian, Kuboski went on to study at Seton Hall University in South Orange, where she graduated with honors, earning her bachelor’s degree in communications. Along with her responsibilities in the classroom, the former journalism and English teacher tutored and taught summer study skills, served as the school’s director of communications and its archivist and historian, and oversaw the production of 23 yearbooks and 20 video yearbooks. Too voluminous to name in their entirety, Kuboski’s contributions to the school span decades and still continue today through her leadership of the school’s Spartan Memorial Mass held each February. 


Sister Regina Karen McNeill, IHM: Known by generations of Immaculata High School Spartans, Sister Regina Karen McNeill, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, faithfully served the school community for 36 years, first as a theology teacher and department chair, and then as a campus minister. Now living at the community’s motherhouse in Immaculata, Pa., Sister Karen – as she is affectionately known by Spartans past and present – once served schools in Peru, Miami, and Pennsylvania, before settling into her long tenure at Immaculata High School. She is credited with helping to pave the way for the school’s robust campus ministry program and for influencing the lives of thousands of faculty members, students, and alumni, always keeping faith at the forefront. 


Gamal Mohamed, M.D. ’09: A frontline healthcare worker during the COVID-19 global health crisis, Emergency Medicine Doctor Gamal Mohamed was a high-achieving student athlete at Immaculata High School before beginning his career in medicine. He was a three-year starter in basketball, which earned him a varsity letter in the sport each year. His junior year, Mohamed was awarded first-team all-area and his senior year, he was named first-team all-state and Somerset County Player of the Year. Ending his Spartan basketball career with a total of 1,681 points, he was a member of back-to-back state champion boys basketball teams and the two-time tournament MVP. He earned a full scholarship to play Division 2 basketball at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, a Catholic college where he studied pre-med before earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He now practices emergency medicine at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.


State Champion Football Teams of 1984 and 1985: The first Immaculata High School Spartan football teams to win state titles in the school’s history, the 1984 and 1985 football teams will be the third school team to be inducted into the Immaculata High School Hall of Fame. Their respective wins, under the coaching of longtime Immaculata Football Coach Pierce G. Frauenheim, prompted the phrase “Repeat the Feat” to be printed on bumper stickers and plastered to cars around Somerset County.


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Immaculata High School, a co-ed college preparatory high school founded in 1962, is committed to the development of the whole person within the framework of Catholic traditions and values. Guided by the pillars of Faith, Scholarship, Service, and Friendship, Immaculata integrates a challenging academic curriculum that promotes spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth while fostering moral responsibility to self and others. For more information, visit: immaculatahighschool.org.