Alumni Awards

Each year the Alumni Association recognizes individuals in the Carmel Catholic community who deserve special recognition for their great success, leadership or commitment to Carmel or the outside world.
 
The nomination process takes place in the fall, with the recipients receiving the awards in December. The alumni of the year award is the only one to which nominations are limited to alumni; the other two nominees can be anyone in the Carmel community.
Lamp of Knowledge Award
Jerry Rejc '74
BVM/Carmelite Award
Jet Collette
Alumni of the Year Award
John Brennan '07
 
BVM/Carmelite Award
The BVM/Carmelite Award honors the Carmel Catholic High School Founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Order of Carmelites. Their lives celebrate the ideals of a Christ-like life of giving, leadership and support of Carmel Catholic High School. It is their teachings, beliefs, and hard work upon which Carmel Catholic is built today. This award recognizes an alumnus, alumna, parent or friend for their exemplary service to the Carmel Catholic community.

Past Recipients: Gail (Hoffmann ’71) Wegener, Barry Heinrichs ’72, Cathy Smolka, Lynne Strutzel, Millie Renkosiak, Marisue Lacher, Christine Drew ’97, Jim Nolan

Lamp of Knowledge Award
The Lamp of Knowledge represents life and spirituality as well as a burning desire to always live the best life possible. This award celebrates a spirit-filled life in Christ Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit to use our God-given gifts of time, talent, and treasure to touch the lives of others, and is given to an alumnus, alumna, retired or present faculty, or staff of Carmel Catholic High School who has demonstrated leading the best life possible by truly using his or her position and their gift of knowledge to make a difference in the lives of those they teach or mentor.

Past Recipients: Theresa Kaiser, Sr. Mary Sattgast, BVM, Dr. Elliot Egan, Jennifer (Slater ’90) Burkhalter, Jane Conarchy, Michael Fitzgibbons, Joyce Masterson (posthumously), Paulette Stith

Alumni of the Year Award
The Alumni of the Year Award is presented in recognition of an alumnus or alumna who is contributing significantly to the welfare of our communities, country, or humanity within or beyond the Carmel Catholic community. This award celebrates the life lived in the Gospel spirit of freedom and love found in the Carmel Catholic mission. Its recipient brings his or her heart of humility and love to serve the community in extraordinary ways.

Past Recipients: Daniel T. Drew ’66, Jerry Rejc ’74, John Looby, III ’69, Sr. Mary A. Walker ’82, Joe May ’78, Ted Bond, Jr. ’84, Samer Attar ’94, Andrew Stith ’97