How do we honor our alumni?

John Carroll Alumni Association proudly honors our exceptional alumni who made an impact on their communities, their professions, their alma mater and lives around the world. Read on for a brief description of our Alumni Awards and help us celebrate deserving Patriots by submitting nominations below. Nominations for the current school year closed on November 1. However, you may nominate an alumni using the form below at any time; nominations will apply for next school year.

Our awards

Each year, the School honors deserving alumni with recognition, including the Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award which is the highest honor an alumni can receive.

Across all the awards, qualities such as outstanding achievement, community service and support for The John Carroll School are highly regarded. Recipients of these awards are expected to embody the School's values, which focus on educating the whole person and developing individuals of moral integrity through challenging academics and real-life experiences. In addition, the awardees are recognized for their positive impact on their profession, community or the School, while being socially responsible, spiritually centered and morally grounded. We also value those who have decided their careers to their purpose, making life-long commitments and leaving lasting legacies.

Congratulations to the 2023 Alumni Award winners!

You can read more about our 2023 Reverend Charles K. Riepe Award Winner, as well as our other nominees at the link below.

The Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award

The John Carroll School aims to cultivate in each student a love of learning, a respect for self, and a sensitivity to others. We provide a Catholic foundation of values, challenging academics and real-life experiences to educate the whole person; spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially. Our school community develops young men and women of moral integrity, and prepares them to serve responsibly in shaping a more just and compassionate global society.

The Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, community service and support of The John Carroll School. The winner shall be an exemplary role model consistent with the Catholic values and philosophy of The John Carroll School to educate the whole person and to develop young men and women of moral integrity through challenging academics and real-life experiences. This award is the highest honor that can be given to alumni of The John Carroll School.

The Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award is presented each year and the recipient is the Commencement speaker. Anyone from the extended John Carroll community is invited to nominate an alumnus using the form below. Anonymous nominations are not permitted, nor are self-nominations.

Any nomination submitted will remain on file for three years and considered by the Selection Committee for each of these three years. Nominations can be submitted at any time, but must be received by November 1 to be considered for the award presented at Commencement of that academic year.

Previous Award Winners
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2023
Lawrence (Larry) Burton '80
2022
Susan Weller Kutcher '85
2021
Chuck Boyle '69
2019
Tom Kelso '70
2018
Brian Olsen '90
2017
Michael Romanelli '71
2016
Eddie Hopkins '75
2015
William Boniface, Jr. '82
2014
Peter Long '85
2013
Vickie Ensor Bands '75
2012
David Sedney '69
2011
Barbara Stauch Slusher '82
2010
Jennifer McIntyre '87
2009
John von Paris '77
2008
R. Todd Bradley '76
2007
Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay '77
2006
Stephen Lozinak '87
2005
Geoffrey Garinther '77
2004
David DiPietro '78
2003
Charles Riemenschneider '70
2002
Capt. Patrick Seidel '77
2001
Stephen Mosko '74
2000
Sr. Karl Ann Homberg, SSJ '69
1999
David Hilbert '75
1998
Paul Ishak '81
1997
George Stover '69
1996
Patrick McGann '78 & Lisa Coomes McGann '79
1995
Casey Klarich Marsh '88
1994
Caryn White Stedman '72
1993
Jon Bellantoni '76
1992
Gerard DeMuro '77
1991
Joseph Wiley '74
1990
Sarah Turner Bunce '71, Jeffrey Mundth '70, Claire Salkowski '70, W. Dennis Seufert, Sr. '70, & Jeffrey Vaughn '72
1989
Michael Berna '84, Ted Boggs '76, & Pamela Byers Buhidar '84
1988
Stephen Hilbert '73
1987
James Kaper '70
1986
Anne McCollum Eikenberg '73
1985
Andrew Klein '71
1984
Joanne Hatem '73
1983
Linda Williams Hyle '70
1982
Victor Barnes '70
1981
Gregory Gay, C.M. '71
1980
Anne Schissler Parish '71
1979
Joseph I. Cassilly '68
1978
John P. Correri Jr. '70
1977
Gary Jordan '68
1976
Ralph Romanelli '68
1975
Lynn Loughlin Skerpon '71

Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

The Young Alumni Award is presented to an alumnus/alumna who graduated in the past 20 years and whose achievements and contributions have positively impacted his/her profession, community and/or John Carroll. Honorees have lived our Mission to positively influence a global society as critical thinkers and creative problem solvers while being socially responsible, spiritually centered and morally grounded.

Honorees have distinguished themselves as leaders among their peers, having excelled early in life and shown potential for continued success. The award recipients serve as outstanding young role models for current and future Patriots.

Previous Award Winners
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2023
Elizabeth Earnshaw '04, LMFT
2022
Megan Farrell '03
2021
Lauren Humphries '03
2019
Kyle Lane Hoedebecke ’02

Patriot Service Award

The Patriot Service Award is presented to an alum who has given back significantly to The John Carroll School through their time, talent and/or treasure. This individual embodies the John Carroll promise to instill in all of our students a strong sense of self; the capacity to achieve their personal fulfillment and professional aspirations; a global perspective; and a strong, moral compass to guide them throughout life.

Previous Award Winners
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2023
Kira Sconion '95
2022
Patty Dubyoski '73
2021
Sarah Klein '01
2019
Laura Larney Lang ’75
2018
Rachael Rice ’88

Patriot Pride Award

The Patriot Pride Award is presented to those individual(s) who display outstanding achievement in their career and/or long-term service to the community. All alumni are eligible for this recognition and more than one award may be presented.

Previous Award Winners
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2023
Taralyn Tharp Kohler '89, Tim DeCapite '96, & Jerry Reyerson '69
2022
Jordan Lally '98, Elaina Morris '94, & Larry Noto '94
2021
Joshua Cogan '95, Holly Montague Eid '91, & Shelly Masenior Hutchinson '90