DR. IVAN LAMOURT '82
Ivan attended Newark Public Schools up to sixth grade, where his principal at Avon Avenue School encouraged him to enroll in Project Link School. There, the sisters urged him to continue his education at The Hive. While at St. Benedict's, Ivan participated in the wrestling program and received his varsity letter under legendary coach Michael DiPiano H'82 and on the track and field team coached by Fr. Philip Waters '63. Ivan was a captain and commander in the early years of the Backpacking Project and a counselor for the freshman overnight, both of which were under the supervision of Fr. Mark Payne '68.
Dr. Lamourt received his M.A. in Counseling from New Jersey City University and a Professional Diploma in School Psychology. Ivan received his doctorate in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2013.
Dr. Lamourt has also established relationships with the psychology departments from Rutgers-Newark, NJCU, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, Caldwell University, New York University and St. Vincent College in order to provide practicum experience for undergraduate and graduate students.
In 2005, Dr. Lamourt, along with Dr. Figurelli and later Jill Hall, helped establish the Velvet Rope program in the Leahy House, which helps resident students deal with a variety of socio-emotional issues that impact their learning. In 2009, at the urging of Fr. Edwin and Stephen N. Adubato, Dr. Lamourt ran for and was elected to the Newark School Advisory Board with the help of Newark North Ward Councilman, Anibal Ramos and the North Ward Center. He served the students of Newark for three years. He is currently an adjunct psychology professor at New Jersey City University and Montclair State University, and he serves on the board of trustees at St. Anselm College.
Dr. Lamourt was honored by Steve Adubato and the North Ward Center with the Msgr. Geno C. Baroni award in 2014. In 2017, he received the Illustrious Award for Education by the Institute for Latino Studies. He was recognized as a distinguished teacher by the St. Benedict's Alumni Association in 2012 and is a member of the St. Benedict's Hall of Fame as a coach with the 1991 wrestling team. Dr. Lamourt has appeared on film representing the students and community of St. Benedict's including Religion and Ethics, NJ Caucus, The Rule and 60 Minutes.