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Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to alumni who demonstrate concern and dedication to others by embracing Cardinal Mooney High School’s Pillars of “Sanctity, Scholarship and Discipline.”

These alumni have excelled in their profession, made a positive impact on their community, live a life rooted in faith, & continue to support the strong tradition and bright future of CMHS (demonstrated continued involvement, support and/ or service to CMHS). These exceptional alumni are outstanding role models for prospective and current Cardinal Mooney students.

Previous Award Winners

1997
Mrs. Denise DeBartolo York ’68
Atty. Michael Morley ‘74

1998
Mrs. Carole Haus Halloran ‘64
Dr. M. Frank Beck ‘74

1999
Mr. Dale Gresko ‘68
Mrs. Mary Beth Gordon Gresko ’73

2000
Mrs. Susan Doyle Trewella ’69
Mr. David Handel ‘74

2001
Mrs. Catherine Pearce Wigley ’69
Mr. Ed Farris ‘70
Mr. George Farris ’72
Mr. John Farris 77

2002
Sr. Patricia McNicholas OSU ’61
Mr. Joseph Fleming ‘66

2003
Mrs. Diana Babnich Colaianni ’65
Fr. Stephen Popovich ‘72

2004
Mrs. Kathy Coppola Villella ’69
Mr. Terry Reardon ‘81

2005
Dr. Elena M. Rossi M.D., M.M.M. ’74
Dr. John Babyak M.D. ‘74

2006
Mr. John Gocala ’66
Mrs. Chrysann Metzinger Mitzel ’69

2007
Mr. Wally Dunne ‘61
Mrs. Nancy Walcott Varley ’64

2008
Mr. Frank Courtney ‘67

2009
Mrs. Marilyn Colla Daltorio ‘71

2010
Sr. Bernadine Janci, SND, ’59
Mr. Edward Reese ’77

2011
Mrs. Deborah Reardon Schiavone ’69
Dr. Thomas Boniface ’77

2012
Sr. M. Kathleen Minchin ’61
Mr. Bob Stoops ’78

2013
Dr. Willian S. Diorio ‘60
Dr. Mary Lou Kachmer McGregor ‘79

2014
Dr. Robert Gerberry ‘61
Mrs. Susan Squillace Sandine ‘65

2015
Mrs. Mary Lou Rogers ‘69
Atty. Steven Yuhas ‘78

2016
Miss Patricia Guidos ‘59
Mr. Thomas Mastramico ‘72

2017
Sr. Margaret Scheetz  ‘63
Atty. Michael C. Kilanowski ‘66
Dr. Patricia Cipriano Prelock ’72
Mr. John Zajac ‘74

2018
Mr. Robert Babyak  ‘70
Mrs. Paulette Tracik Babyak ‘70
Mrs. Judy Higgins Reardon ’83
Mrs. Jennifer Pelic Camero ‘95
Dr. James Kravec ‘95

Letters of nomination are eagerly accepted. Please considering the following questions when nominating an alumni:

  • What is you relationship to the nominee?
  • Briefly outline the work experience of the nominee.
  • Briefly outline volunteer/community involvement.
  • What particular qualities and/or activities of the nominee make you believe he or she should receive this award?
  • How does this nominee demonstrate a continuing concern for others embracing the Cardinal Mooney motto “Sanctity, Scholarship and Discipline”?
  • Describe the nominees continue involvement and support of Cardinal Mooney High.

Letters describing the nominee’s qualifications in relation to the above criterion, should be forwarded to the Alumni Office at Cardinal Mooney High School, 2545 Erie St., Youngstown, OH 44507 no later than November 15 of the preceding year.