Alumni Awards

Award Criteria

The criteria for the Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award (bestowed bi-annually) are:

  • The Honorary Alumnus of the Year candidates are nominated because their lives reflect that they are living the mission of Chaminade.
  • The Honorary Alumnus of the Year candidates could be or have been an exemplary “non-alumni” volunteer who has shared his/her skills and resources with Chaminade.
  • The Honorary Alumnus of the Year candidates must have demonstrated their commitment and loyalty to Chaminade.
  • This award is bestowed bi-annually (to be awarded next in 2020).

The criteria for Alumnus of the Year (bestowed annually) are:

  • The Alumnus of the Year gives of his volunteer time, his skills, and/or his resources to his alma mater.
  • The Alumnus of the Year is involved in school/alumni activities.
  • The Alumnus of the Year gives of himself to his community outside of Chaminade in some capacity.
  • The Alumnus of the Year exemplifies the motto of Chaminade – Esto Vir.

The criteria for Humanitarian Alumnus Award (bestowed bi-annually):

  • This alumnus gives exceptional service to better his community and provides undaunted support through his time, skills and/or resources to a charitable or non-profit organization
  • This award is bestowed bi-annually (to be awarded next in 2019).

Honorary Alumnus Award:

John J. Lawrence† (2018)
Joseph Nettemeyer (2016)
Rev. Ralph Siefert, S. M. (2014)
Michael Gauvain (2012)
Michael T. Bander (2010)
James M. Zolnowski (2008)
Jimmie Frain (2006)
Bob Schmiehausen (2004)
Martin E. Michalski† (2002)
Michael A. Drone (2000)
Wayne McKim† (1998)
Bro. Frank Klapp†, S.M. (1998)
Michael H. Mooney (1998)
Russell H. Isaak (1996)
Rev. Norbert Moellering†, S.M. (1996)
Bro. William Callahan†, S.M. (1996)

Alumnus of the Year:

R. Scott Bader '76 (2018)
Fred E. Brown, Sr. '54 (2017)
David G. Bellon '83 (2016)
Dick Boyles '56 (2015)
John F. Eilermann, Jr. '82 (2014)
Kevin W. Brennan '71 (2013)
Bernard P. Schweiss '80 (2012)
Mark D. Heffernan '82 (2011)
Albert P. "Skip" Viragh† '59 (2010)
Stephen M. Schmitt '79 (2009)
James C. Kahlmeyer '52 (2008)
Edward V. Hamilton '52 (2007)
Timothy D. Sheahan '51 (2006)
Bro. Louis W. Pinckert†, S.M. '42 (2005)
Paul B. Knese '58 (2004)
Mark G. Finke '82 (2003)
Paul J. McKee, Jr. '63 (2002)
Jerry Thomasson '64 (2001)
James E. Gerker '70 (2000)
William H. McCormick† '50 (2000)
Donald J. Ohlms† '53 (1999)
Richard C. Berkmeyer '62 (1998)
Jack A. Schreiber† III '42 (1998)
Andrew F. Watson† '52 (1997)

Humanitarian Alumnus:

David McCoy '86 (2017)
Michael D. Hoover† '80 (2015)
Fr. Dan Vogt '74 (2013)
David B. Kauffman '78 (2011)
Rev. James M. Tobin, S.M. '54 (2009)
John C. Vatterott '61 (2007)
John R. Manion '73 (2005)
William D. Edwards, Sr.† '43 (2003)
Scott Hummel '82 (2001)

denotes deceased