Fathers share many bonds with their daughters, but not many are able to share their alma mater. When Eric Pittman graduated from Carroll, the all-boys Catholic high school in 1983, he couldn't fathom that one day his daughter would follow in his footsteps. "Knowing that I am walking the same halls as my father, and learning to have the same pride about a school, has made me feel even closer to him as a daughter." Tiffani Rae Pittman is beginning her freshman year at Carroll, sitting in the same classrooms her cousin, uncles, and father once used. The daughter of Eric Pittman '83 has dedicated herself to academic and athletic success.
This fall we welcome a new batch of students into the Carroll family, but one student in particular is no stranger to the mighty green and gold. Daryll D. Butler II is the son of... you guessed it, Daryll Butler, Esq. His rich family legacy within Carroll also includes President of the Board of Directors, Roger Fairfax, Esq., and John Fairfax who was a member of Carroll's first graduating class.
If you would have asked a 15-year-old Paul Dressler if he would be a Catholic priest in 2017, the answer would have been a quick no. The child of a Jewish father and a Southern Baptist mother, Fr. Dressler spent his formative years as a football player and a member of the wrestling team. During his junior year at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland, the Baptist Evangelical teen attended a retreat sponsored by the local Catholic Church of St. Peter's; this was the initial spark in his life of Catholic service. At age 17, he officially converted to Catholicism and chose to attend Mount St. Mary's College to pursue his degree while being immersed in the Catholic faith. During his collegiate years, he sensed his calling to priesthood, but continued to wrestle with the traditional familial path of life.