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Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1974 and is our highest award. It is a way to honor those alumni who have distinguished themselves and simultaneously brought honor to the University and the Alumni Association.



Qualifications

The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes a graduate of Christian Brothers University who has achieved a notable level of success in life, made significant contributions to his or her profession, supported the efforts of CBU, and contributed to society through public service and/or church activities.



Eligibility

To be eligible, a person must be a graduate of Christian Brothers University with a bachelor or master’s degree, and must be 35 years or older. Unless there is a compelling reason to merit an exception, only one award will be given each year.

Previous Winners


  • 2012 John Mitchell "Mitch" Graves ('83)
  • 2011 Harold McNeil, (‘79)

  • 2010 Timothy Keough, (’60)

  • 2010 Lori Patton, (’91)

  • 2009 Lt. Col. Mike Verhage ('90)
  • 
2008 Gina Miller Cooper ('91)
  • 
2006 Father Scott Binet, M.D., OSCam ('85)
  • 
2005 John "Zonk" Lanzillo ('60)
  • 
2004 Al Lostocco ('69)

  • 2003 Jerry France ('68)

  • 2002 Judge Rita Stotts ('73)
  • 
2001 Leo Arnoult ('70)
  • 
2000 Bobby Fisher ('70)

  • 1999 Dr. Linda Smiley ('80)
  • 
1998 George Franks ('68)
  • 
1997 Jim Metz ('60)

  • 1996 Hon. Thomas Higgins ('52)
  • 
1995 Frank Wapole ('66)

  • 1994 Brian Splan ('69)

  • 1993 Steven Reed ('67)

  • 1992 Donna Chandler Newman ('77)
  • 
1991 Charles H. Cotros ('60)

  • 1990 Johnny Ventura ('65)

  • 1989 Paul Hanson ('64)

  • 1988 Jack Benware ('62)
  • 
1987 William B. Plough ('77)

  • 1986 Hank Pellegrin ('59)

  • 1985 Henry Brenner ('68)

  • Joe Pascente ('62)

  • 1984 Larry Welch ('51)
  • 
1983 Lance Forsdick ('61)

  • 1982 John R. McCabe ('60)

  • 1981 Richard Gadomski ('62)

  • 1980 Brother Vincent Malham ('54)

  • 1979 Dr. Thomas V. Stanley ('49)
  • 
1978 Dr. Donald W. Crone ('48)

  • 1977 Dr. John D. Pera ('42)
  • 
1976 Judge Charles Nearn ('51)

  • 1975 W.Cullen Kehoe ('48)

  • 1974 David Silberberg ('56)

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