The ranks of over 9,000 Chaminade graduates include exceptional individuals who are leaders in business and the community, who incorporate Marianist values in their everyday lives. Each winter, in combination with Catholic Schools Week, Chaminade honors its Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna of the Year.
The key criteria are the individual's willingness to lead and the individual's philanthropic record. Through extraordinary commitment to their families, neighbors, schools, churches and other community activities, nominees consistently improve and uplift the quality of life for those around them. They embody dedication to others in an immediately personal way. To be eligible, their time of service must consist of more than fifteen years since leaving Chaminade and the honoree must be able to attend the event.
If you would like to nominate an alumnus/alumna, please contact Peggy Smith, Alumni Relations Manager at 818-444-1750.
On January 30, 2015, we will honor Gary Simons '77 as the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus. For more information, please contact Peggy.
Several of the past recipients at the 2014 breakfast: Ron Prechtl, Fr. Ted Ley, Pamela Meyer,
Brian McGilvray, and Ken Purcell with President Jim Adams
Past recipients are
2014 - Pamela Gonzalez Meyer '76
2013 - Ben Labrot '94 and Sky Labrot '99
2012 - Ron Prechtl '79
2011 - Brian McGilvray '76
2010 - Mike Lynn '75
2009 - Dr. Diana Zschaschel '87
2008 - Fr. Ted Ley, S.M. '58
2007 - Thomas J. Wafer '59
2006 - Charles "Bud" Hayes '69
2005 - Ron G. Insana '79
2004 - Fred L. Gabourie '59
2003 - James B. Watters '69
2002 - Jay Leupp '81
2001 - Richard Hunsaker '58
2000 - Thomas Condon '56
1999 - Henry Burdick '60
1980 - Charles Behm '57
1979- Kenneth J. Purcell '57