Distinguished Alumni

The recognition of Distinguished Alumni was created to honor those Brescia University graduates who exemplify in their lives the elements that comprise The Brescia Difference: Respect for the Sacred, Devotion to Learning, Commitment to Growth in Virtue, and Promotion of Servant Leadership.

This prestigious annual award is the only one that the University bestows upon its alumni. All other alumni awards originate with the Alumni Association.

Since the award’s inception in 2000, Brescia University has bestowed this recognition on three to six alumni a year. The Distinguished Alumni represent an elite group of individuals selected because of the breadth and scope of their life’s work and the magnitude of their impact on the regional, national, and perhaps international scene. Their examples of service and leadership distinguish them among their peers and demonstrate that they are true stars of Brescia University.

Gallery of Distinguished Alumni

Wesley Acton ’60Charles Kamuf ’62William Marvin Wathen ‘78*
Evelyn Kennedy Ambrose ‘84Eric Kyle '92Jim Weafer ‘02
Beverly A. McAuliffe Bisig ‘66Jason Kyle '96Joyce Bittel Yeiser ’69
Sr. Joseph Angela Boone ’62Sr. Larrain Lauter ‘87James E. Voyles ’65
Sr. Vivian Bowles ‘69Carl P. Lewis ‘91
Candance Castlen '93 BrakeJean Lorraine Lonergan ’58*
Bob Brewster '73Dianne M. Marcum '80
Richard E. Brown ’72Patricia O’Malley McCarthy ‘58
Jamie Buskill ‘86Alfred Mattingly ‘69
Kevin Carrico ‘86Mary H. McFarland ‘62*
Honorable Thomas Castlen ’76 John A. Meister ‘71
Kevin J. Connelly ‘76Joseph D. Moore ‘74
Dr. Paul Coomes '73Sr. Michele Morek ‘66
Mary Danhauer ‘76Donna Schueler Murphy ’81 & ‘88
Arthur Ealum, Jr. ‘06James A. Mudd ‘59
Denzil Edge ’67Tara Henderson Parker ’74
Robert Earl Fischer ’62 Ronald L. Payne ‘72
George Frey ‘63H. Joseph O’Bryan ‘72
Michael D. Gilles ‘75Larry O’Bryan ’70
W. Gerald Gough ’63*Sr. Rose Marita O’Bryan ‘65
Sue Kuhn ’80 GoughSister Dianna Ortiz ’83
Carl V. Greenwell ‘73Kathryn Raymer ‘93
J.R. Greulich '98Shirley Hawkins Raymond ‘69
J.C Hagan ‘68Carolyn Reynolds ’89*
Michael C. Hagan ‘71Roy ’68* and Vicki Duffy ’67 Roberts
Suzanne King Hagan ‘67Carmina Rodriguez-Villa '71
Susan Kulka Hager ’66*Frank R. Schadler ’60*
Susanne Wright Harris ‘79Michael J. Scherm ‘75
Earl Hayden '69Marge ’57* and Bob Slack ’62
Edward F. Hayden, Jr. ‘67Sr. Sharon Sullivan '75
Greg Higdon '69Ernest E. Taliaferro ‘70
Richard Higdon ‘86Mary Lynn Tichenor ‘71
James T. Hines, Jr. ‘63*Carolyn Kempf Veigl ’80
Gary D. Jackson ‘78H. Drew Ward ’62
Lisa Payne Jones ’93Sister Mary Matthias Ward ‘66*Deceased