Distinguished Alumna Award

The Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1990 to recognize the achievements of our Nazareth Academy, Saint Therese Academy and Saint Joseph Academy graduates. Alumnae candidates are chosen for their service to Catholic education, their church, their community and to women's leadership causes; service in their chosen vocation; living out the mission and philosophy of their Alma Mater; achievements or special recognition in their career or volunteer work. The nominee must have graduated from one of the Academies for fifteen or more years, and their achievements in their personal life or career must reflect the pursuit of excellence instilled and inspired by the Congregation of St. Joseph.

Beginning in 2016, the Distinguished Alumna Award was presented at during Saint Joseph Academy's "Celebrate the Academy" gala. The 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award recognizes the hard work and contributions of Maureen McCafferty Arbeznik '69! Congratulations, Maureen! 

List of 16 items.

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2014

    Joan Dever Conrad ’49
    Joyce Mone Barra ’67
    The Honorable Geraldine Soat Brown ’68
    Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor N’69
  • 2012

    Patricia Kozak, CSJ '64 
    Catherine Witt '68 
    Deborah Ghazoul-Mills, MD '79
    Colleen Gallagher Thomas, CAPT. NC USN '82 
    Natalie Leek-Nelson '85
  • 2010

    †Jeanne Knoerle, S.P., Ph.D. '45 
    Katherine (Kay) Lockwood Allen, Esq. '51
    Catherine (Cathy) Lanning Knittel '67
    Maureen Brady Johnson '69 
    Linda Quinn, Ph.D. '79
  • 2008

    Mary Ellen Egan N'74 
    Linda Kane '75 
    Felicia Petruziello, CSJ '56 
    †Mary Berry Reynolds '32
    Rita Bontempo Thiron '70
  • 2006

    Sheila Donnelly MD '66 
    Ann Quinn Doran '48 
    Nora Hennessy J80 
    Sally Bubnick Niklas N'60 
    Patricia Twohig, CSJ '60
  • 2004

    Maura Corrigan '65 
    Mary Jordan '79 
    Kathleen Kilbane, CSJ '52 
    Ruth Koehl '54 
    Roberta Joecken Schaidt N'70
  • 2002

    Mary McQuaid Doyle '50 
    Eileen Reynolds Durante '60 
    Anne Dellinger Flannelly N'70 
    Doris Gottemoeller, RSM '53 
    †Michael Francis Hearon, OSU T'29
    † Florence Murphy Lackamp '19
  • 2000

    Rosemary Haas Cochran '41 
    Dorothy Durkin Egan '47
    †Marie Fillo, CSJ '59 
    Constance Fulgenzi Buran N'72
    Ann Marie Kelly, OSU '49
    Leah Gary N'71
  • 1998

    Jacqui Bishop-Klee N'77
    †Kathleen Carey, CSJ '49 
    †Karen Coughlin '66 
    †Mary Patrick Hastings, CSJ '40 
    Kathy Marsh Wintour '70 
    Mary Lou Vrnak Stricklin '61
  • 1996

    Nancy Conway, CSJ J'65 
    Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis '71 
    Mary Ann Fischer '66
    †Agnes Roche Lanning '45 
    Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ '39 
    †Mary Sheila Sweeney, CSJ '40
  • 1994

    †Brigid Griffin, CSJ '42
    Karen Hren Kleinhenz N'71
    †Mary Westerhold Masten T'43 
    Martha Walther '72
  • 1992

    Corita Ambro, CSJ '53 
    †Eileen Murray Dooley T'43
    Mary Lou Wasmer Durkin '54
    Vivian Habrat N'64 
    Christine A. Quinn Janicki, MD '63
  • 1990

    †Mary Fournier Bill ’42
    †Donna Hawk, CSJ N’60
    Nancy Wilkes McCann ’59
    Pearl Mackert Olearcik T’45
    Peggy Murphy Widder ’65
    †Rosemary Smith ’39