St. Charles Recognition and Awards

Alumni Awards & Community Recognition

There are two special sets of awards presented to members of the St. Charles community which are given in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and service to the school and to others:

The Borromean Medals & Principal’s Award, presented annually at the Feast Day Mass of our school patron, St. Charles Borromeo

The St. Charles Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented each year at the Mass of Thanksgiving in November.

The Borromean Medals & Principal’s Award

In 1998, as part of the celebration of the founding of St. Charles, the Advisory Board, in conjunction with the school, established awards to recognize the school’s alumni and supporters for their outstanding career achievements and exceptional service to St. Charles. These awards, known as the Borromean Medals and Principal’s Award, are presented annually on the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo.

The Borromean Medal for Distinguished Achievement:

Presented to an alumnus who exemplifies the ideals and mission of St. Charles Preparatory School and the College and Seminary of St. Charles Borromeo:

“St. Charles Preparatory School, in recognition of outstanding achievement, bestows upon this alumnus the Borromean Medal for Distinguished Achievement. It is presented to this individual in recognition of his accomplishments which bring honor to self and school; and whose service, leadership, and concern for St. Charles support, strengthen, and exemplify the St. Charles mission to provide Roman Catholic beliefs and college preparatory education to the young men in the Central Ohio area.”

The Borromean Medal for Distinguished Service to St. Charles: Presented to an individual within the St. Charles community whose commitment to St. Charles Preparatory School and its students is a selfless and extraordinary expression given without thought of reward or remuneration:

“St. Charles Preparatory School, in recognition of outstanding service, bestows upon this member of the St. Charles community the Borromean Medal for Distinguished Service to St. Charles. It is presented to this individual in recognition of his or her service, leadership, and concern for St. Charles which supports, strengthens, and exemplifies the St. Charles mission to provide Roman Catholic beliefs and college preparatory education to the young men in the Central Ohio area.”

The Principal’s Award for Leadership & Service to St. Charles: Established in 2000 to recognize a member of the St. Charles community who demonstrates leadership and whose service to St. Charles represents an on-going commitment to the school and its students:

“St. Charles Preparatory School presents the Principal’s Award for Leadership and Service to St. Charles es to an individual, whose leadership and service continues to demonstrate concern for St. Charles, supporting and strengthening its mission.”

Honor Roll of Recipients: The Borromean Medal for Distinguished Achievement

Donald W. Kelley ’47 – November 4, 1998
Harry L. Thoman, Jr. ’47 – November 4, 1998
Robert D. Walter ’63 – November 4, 1998
Robert L. Dilenschneider ’61 – November 3, 2000
Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch ’59 – November 3, 2000
Richard C. Notebaert ’65 – November 3, 2000
Hugh J. Dorrian ’53 – November 1, 2002
Matthew A. Howard ’58 – November 4, 2003
Fr. Robert J. Schwenker, OMI ’54 – November 4, 2004
Msgr. Lawrence J. Corcoran ’3 5- November 4, 2005
Rev. W. Jared Wicks ’47 – November 3, 2006
William P. Sexton ’56 – November 1, 2007
Dr. Louis G. Martin ’57 – November 4, 2008
Msgr. Kenneth F. Grimes ’49 – November 4, 2011
Dr. Tedd Ellerbrock ’64 – November 4, 2011
Monsignor David V. Sorohan, College ’56 – November 1, 2012

The Honor Roll of Recipients: The Borromean Medal for Distinguished Service

Msgr. F. Thomas Gallen, P.A. ’40 – November 4, 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Dedger Jones – November 4, 1998
Mr. & Mrs. William Nye – November 4, 1998
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ralston – November 4, 1998
John O’Neil – May 22, 1999
Dr. Joseph M. Gallen, M.D. ’35 – November 4, 1999
Daniel J. Tarpy -November 4, 1999
Thomas J. Ryan III ’76 – November 3, 2000
James T. Foley, Jr. – November 1, 2001
Richard R. Stedman ’54 – November 1, 2002
George G. Vargo ’58 – November 4, 2003
Dr. Daniel L. Rankin III ’53 – November 4, 2004
Msgr. Ralph J. Huntzinger’42 – November 4, 2005
James P. Finn ’65 – November 3, 2006
Msgr. Thomas M. Bennett, College 1953 – November 1, 2007
Thomas M. O’Leary ’64 – November 4, 2008
John J. Ritz ’47 – November 4, 2009
Charles W. Gehring ’74 – November 4, 2010
John T.’78 and Linda Day Mackessy – November 4, 2011
Paul G. Heller ’82 – November 1, 2012

Mrs. Kathleen Ryan Paolini- November 4, 2013

Honor Roll of Recipients: The Principal’s Award for Leadership and Service

Louis V. Fabro ’49 – November 3, 2000
James M. Paccioretti – May 23, 2001
Timothy M. Kelley ’76 – November 1, 2001
Leonard J. Iannarino, Jr. ’58 – November 1, 2002
Homer V. Beard ’46 – November 4, 2003
Helen A. Cobler – November 4, 2004
R. Douglas Montgomery – November 4, 2004
Henry J. “Hank” Sherowski- November 4, 2005
David L. Pemberton, Jr. ’79 – November 3, 2006
Stephen and Marty Savko – November 1, 2007
Matt Weger ’89 – November 4, 2008
Gregory A. Krivicich ’75 – November 4, 2008
John L. Sauter ’58 – November 4, 2009
Sister Margaret Hoffman, OSF – November 4, 2009
Susan H. Gruber – November 4, 2010
Bill Riat – November 4, 2011
Thomas J. Mackessy ’77 – November 1, 2012

Robert W. Horner III ’79 – November 4, 2013

 

The Distinguished Alumnus Award

In the spring of 2005, the St. Charles Advisory Board established the Distinguished Alumnus Award to recognize alumni who have honored St. Charles Preparatory School by their outstanding professional achievements, volunteer activities, and community-organization advocacy. These alumni have shared their affection for St. Charles Preparatory School and its community, and been shining examples of high moral and ethical standards.

In the Old Testament Book of Sirach, this wise man of God wrote in praise of Israel’s great ancestors. He spoke of men, who through achievements and beneficial social activities, had earned the praise of the people of God. In Chapter 44, verse 1, he says: “Let us now sing praises of famous men, our ancestors in their generations.”

St. Charles has specifically chosen the Mass of Thanksgiving as the forum at which to honor these men because it enables the school to publicly acknowledge their achievements and to present them as visible role models for our student body to
emulate.

Honor Roll of Distinguished Recipients

Rev. John J. “Jack” Dreese ’50 – August 26, 2005
Arthur E. “Art” Lee ’52 – August 26, 2005
William L. Moran ’39 – (Posthumous) August 26, 2005

Robert H. Albert ’49 – November 21, 2006
Daniel D. Connor ’57 – November 21, 2006
Francis R. Kreber ’46 – November 21, 2006

Albert J. Bell ’78 – November 20, 2007
Albert L. Bell ’48 – November 20, 2007
Frederick J. Gottemoeller ’58 – November 20, 2007
Terrance A. Trojack ’65 – November 20, 2007

Brian P. Davis ’85 – November 25, 2008
Msgr. Paul P. Enke ’64 – November 25, 2008
Msgr. James P. Hanley ’43 – (Posthumous) November 25, 2008

John J. “Jack” O’Reilly ’52 – November 24, 2009
Michael L. Bradley ’62 – November 24, 2009

Frank J. Bettendorf ’55 – November 23, 2010
Dr. Richard E. O’Brien ’48 – November 23, 2010

Dr. Mike A. Oddi ’65 – November 22, 2011
Dr. Dennis R. Durbin ’79 – November 22, 2011

Press C. Southworth III ’65 – November 20, 2012
Robert E. Ryan ’69 – November 20, 2012

Christopher L. Harvey ’80 – November 26, 2013
Timothy H. Hamburger ’84 – November 26, 2013

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