“It’s clear that my father has prioritized education throughout his career," said Stephen in his remarks. "It’s no surprise that he wrapped his arms around [Saint Columbkille] and put his heart into it. He was passionate about the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the students. It was the most meaningful experience of his long working career.”
STCPS Dedicates Peter & Honey McLaughlin Welcome Center
On Friday, October 27, 2023, Saint Columbkille Partnership School dedicated the newly renovated welcome center in honor of Peter & Honey McLaughlin. Peter McLaughlin is a BC graduate who previously served for ten years as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Saint Columbkille. His unwavering dedication to Catholic education in general and Saint Columbkille Partnership School in particular has helped STCPS flourish since he began working with the school in 2006. The renovation was made possible by a generous donation from Peter & Honey's son Stephen McLaughlin.
The evening's program also included remarks from BC president Fr. William Leahy, St. Columbkille Parish pastor Fr. Fitzgerald, St. Sebastian's School headmaster Bill Burke, STCPS' own Kate Ward and Jen Kowieski, former STCPS head of school Bill Gartside, STCPS 7th grade student Ngozi Akukwe and Peter McLaughlin himself.
"In his ten years as chair of our Board of Trustees, Mr. McLaughlin advanced the mission of our school in many ways," said STCPS head of school Jen Kowieski. "Peter and Honey McLaughlin have blessed the Saint Columbkille Partnership School community with their warmth and generosity."
Thank you to Peter & Honey McLaughlin for their commitment to Saint Columbkille Partnership School and to Stephen McLaughlin for your generous donation in their honor.