Alumni family - John '72, Neal '74, Timothy '76, Lonny '77, and Peggy '79 Hurley
To honor the memory of Zenobia “Nobie” Hurley, who lived a life of faith, service and generosity; her children John ’72, Neal ’74, Timothy ’76, Lonny ’77, and Peggy '79 contributed the funds to start a financial aid endowment to honor her dream that all students have a chance to receive a quality SPX education.
“Mom was always cognizant that we were fortunate, and if you could help others get a good quality education, you should,” explained Peggy.
“She believed that although Catholic education is more expensive, it is well worth the money,” said Lonny. He counts his family as a testimony to the impact of a Pius education. Not only has he and his siblings benefited, but also his wife, Barbara (Cordova) ’77 and her siblings; John ‘76, Doug ‘81 and Marikay ’84 Cordova.
Moreover, Lonny and Barbara’s children, Kim ‘09 and Kurt ‘07 have handled undergraduate school extremely well. Kurt is attending Texas A&M School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University, and Kim is a Crimson Scholar (3.5 GPA or better) at NMSU.
The Hurley family hopes the endowment is an example to all St. Pius families, who may wish to honor their parents for the dedication and sacrifices they made, by ensuring that other children might have the opportunity to attend St. Pius X High School.