So many of our Alumni have distinguished themselves as Catholic Christians, outstanding parents, model citizens and successful professionals. In 1998, the Distinguished Alumni Award was created to honor these Alumni for all of their outstanding accomplishmnets. Friends of St. Thomas Aquinas High School have also played an important role in advancing the mission of the school. For this reason, in 2009, the Distinguished Service Award was created.

Past Distinguished Alumni & Service Award Recipients

2012
Donald Caster ’68
Mark Milano ’77
Anne Piero Silagy ’78
Service Award – Theresa Pepple Zink

2011
Stacey Arena Dougherty ’82
Greg Duplin ’74
Service Award – Mark Hoffman

2010
Kelly Kelleher ’76
John Mahon ’73
Colette Gibbons ’69
Service Award – Ron Chessler

2009
Rodney Napier ’79
Barbara Gaskell ’76
Service Award – Ralph Dublikar

2008
Frank Forchione ’78
Lisa Vernier Bray ’78
Russ Phillips Jr. ’80
Virginia Addicott Albanese ’81

2007
Judy Spehar Keim ’72
Jennifer Michel Coon ’82
Nancy Fladung Dublikar ’68
James Gwin ’72

2006
Bob Aman ’77
Carmen Bauer Dempsey ’81
Georgann Keeton Foltz ’82
Douglas Foltz ’82

2005
Andrew Pederzolli ’71
Pamela Greku Schott ’74
Gary Conny ’77
Thomas Fladung ’78

2004
Thomas Cecconi ’69
Diane McDonald Chessler ’76
Lisa Zaina ’79
John Dempsey ’81

2003
Joseph Gerzina ’74
Taryn Stambaugh Heath ’75

2002
Gerard Mastroianni ’74
Barbara Zaslona Maceyak ’75

2001
Michael P. Valentine ’78
Marilyn J. Llewellyn, C.S.J. ’68

2000
Paul Bluman Jr. ’76
Patricia DeChellis Wackerly ’81

1999
Paul Renner ’68
Barbara Garofalo Frustaci ’73

1998
John Vega ’68
Lynne Warner Dragomier ’68


For information on how to nominate an Alumni or Friend of St. Thomas Aquinas for this award, please contact Jacci Adams, Director of Alumni, Events & Volunteers, at jadams@youngstowndiocese.org.