Alumni Profile: Terrence J. Kenneally ’67


Terrence J. Kenneally ’67

Terrence J. Kenneally ’67, M.A., J.D.


M.S. in Irish Studies, John Carroll University (2013)
J.D., The University of Akron (1978)
B.A., University of Toledo/Cleveland State University (1973)

Current Profession:

President and Irish Studies Teacher at Holy Name High School; Trial Lawyer

What activities were you involved with as a student at Holy Name?

I played football and ran track at Holy Name. After playing football for HN, I received an athletic scholarship to the University of Toledo to play football there. I was later inducted into the Holy Name Hall of Fame.

Who was your favorite teacher and/or what was your favorite subject?

My favorite teacher was Mr. Maras, and my favorite subject was his English class.

What is your fondest memory of Holy Name?

During the early part of my senior year, my mother had to be hospitalized for a number of weeks. The day after she was discharged we played West Tech High School in our homecoming game. I scored four touchdowns in the game, which we won.

How did Holy Name prepare you for your life as an adult?

I had to take three buses and the rapid transit to and from my house in East Cleveland every day to get to Holy Name. The perseverance that instilled in me has been a trait of mine all my life.

Terrence J. Kenneally ’67, M.A., J.D.

What does Holy Name mean to you?

From the beginning, more than 50 years ago, the Holy Name spirit captured me. As the President now and a faculty member, that spirit remains a part of what makes me who I am.