Press Southworth ’65 & Bob Ryan ’69 honored at Thanksgiving Mass
We are very proud to announce those members of the St. Charles community who were honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Awards on Tuesday, November 20, at the school’s Thanksgiving Mass: Press C. Southworth III ’65 and Robert E. “Bob” Ryan ’69. The honorees, along with their family and friends, were treated to a light breakfast reception inthe Advisory Board Emeritus Conference Room in the Student Services & Fine Arts Center.
Press C. Southworth III, Class of 1965, was selected to acknowledge the highly-respected reputation and professional success he earned at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; to recognize his dedication to the success and growth of the Columbus arts community through his participation not only on numerous boards, such as the Columbus Cultural Leadership Consortium, but also in his executive roles with Opera Columbus, Ballet Met and now, the Jazz Arts Group. We also want to show our sincere appreciation for his years of leadership and generosity as member of the St. Charles Advisory Board and its Finance Committee.
Robert E. “Bob” Ryan, Class of 1969, was honored to acknowledge that he and his family’s Egan-Ryan Funeral Service have provided decades of compassion and professionalism to thousands of families during their most difficult and trying times; to recognize the tremendous support he has provided to Catholic education and Diocesan schools, including his alma mater; for having volunteered countless hours over two decades at fundraising and athletic activities at the schools which his children have attended; and for helping establish the Special People In Catholic Education (SPICE) program which aids in the education of special-needs children and has been embraced throughout the Diocese, state and beyond.