Alumni of the Year

The "Distinguished Alumni" awards began in 1966 by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, recently, the title of the award has changed to "Alumnus of the Year". The honorees are acknowledged at the annual Alumni Senior luncheon, which began in 1987.

This award is presented to an alumnus who sets and achieves exemplary standards for themselves personally as well as their chosen fields. To be nominated for the award, an alumnus must meet the following criteria: His outstanding loyalty and support of U of D Jesuit serves as an example to all members of the U of D Jesuit Community. He has distinguished himself through outstanding achievement in his chosen field or profession. He uses his talents and skills for those in need, consistent with the theme "Men for Others." He serves as a positive role model for U of D Jesuit students through consistent application of high moral and ethical standards. Nominations for the award should be sent to the Alumni Office for consideration. Contact Jack Donnelly '99, Director of Alumni Relations, at 313-927-2304 for more information.

Tim Dinan '83 (center) was honored as Alumnus of the Year in 2018.


Listed alphabetically below are the individuals who have been recognized with this honor.

Mike Alioto '66 Butch Hollowell '77 Michael Parks '61
Eric Ayers '80 Mario Iacobelli '56 Ed Parks '57
Tim Babcock '60 David Jansen '73 Tom Payne '47
Arthur Barkey '41 Frank Jerneycic '66 Douglas Pearl '22
Charlie Batcheller '54 Jeff Jorissen '63 Jerome Petz '33
David Bayne '35 Larry Joseph '66 Val Pieronek '35
Bill Blackwell '73 Tom Kavanagh '34 Dick Pieronek '44
Ray BonAnno '58 Howard Keating '38 Cass Pieronek '40
Walter Booker '80 Terry Keating '56 Mitch Pieronek '42
Otis Brawley '77 Dan Kelly '53 Michael Porter '71
Michael Brennan '38 Bill Kovacic '70 Bernie Powell '30
Lawrence Britt '29 Dick Krajenke '40 George Reno '40
Dave Buchanan '57 Ed Kronk '64 John Rhea '83
Frank Canfield '54 John Kruse '44 Ron Rice '90
Malcolm Carron '35 John Langan '57 Don Sarin '53
Mike Cavanagh '58 Elmore Leonard '43 Paul Schafer '28
Con Chapman '51 Mike Leonatti '54 Carl Schmidt '37
Thomas Conlan '30 Raymond LeVeque '18 Richard Schroeter '33
Jim Conlan '33 Marshall Lochbiler '14 John Schwarz '39
Guy Consolmagno '70 Pat Longe '51 John Shepanek '54
William Cooney '31 Paul Louisell '67 Ed Shumaker '31
Tom Coyne '62 Art Loveley '31 Gene Simon '43
Jack Curley '63 Hubert Maino '23 Toby Small '59
Jim Curran '62 Sal Malek '67 Clarke Smith '60
Walter Czarnecki '61 Dan Malone '71 Steve Snider '65
Bob Delonis '70 John Malone '44 Joseph Starrs '26
John Desmond '63 Dave Marantette '26 Celestin Steiner '16
Terry Desmond '59 Larry Marantette '67 Rudy Stonisch '48
Moe DesRosiers '55 Bill McBrearty '19 Bob Storen '58
Dan Devine '52 Jack McCabe '38 Bill Swain '40
Tim Dinan '83 Brian McCabe '44 Father Sweeney '30
Jim Dingeman '34 Jim McDonald '57 Jerry Tannian '53
Dave Doherty '54 Pat McKeever '57 Rick Tarnas '68
Larry DuMouchelle'52 Dick Measelle '56 Mike Tenbusch '87
Tom Eckert '66 Edward Miotke '16 Paul Teranes '54
Charles Fellrath '25 Jim Montie '64 Jim Thompson '55
Robert Finley '22 Frank Moran '36 Mike Timmis '57
Alfred Fisher, Jr ‘38 George Morris '34 Ron Torina '65
Norman Fredericks '31 Chuck Muer '55 Andrew Valenti '44
Edmund Gallagher '33 Jerry Mularoni '47 Dan Varner '87
John Gregg '74 Joseph Mulligan '61 Larry Wisne '66
Francis Hally '31 James O'Hara '43 Vern Witkowski '37
Edward Harrigan '22 Tom O'Keefe '64 Robert Witt '43
Arthur Hayes '22 Bill Oldani '30 Mel Woodbeck '29
Monsignor Hickey '11 Mike Workings '77