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Distinguished Alumni Awards

distinguished alumni logoRecognizing excellence among OLSH alumni

The OLSH Distinguished Alumni Awards were created in 2017 to recognize graduates who have achieved outstanding accomplishments and who serve as role models for students currently enrolled at OLSH.  Alumni can be recognized in one of four categories:
Professional Excellence: Honors an OLSH alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their profession
Christian Leadership: Honors an OLSH alumnus who has distinguished themselves
through community service, devotion to faith, and/or philanthropic
Alumnus with Heart: Honors an OLSH alumnus who exemplifies one or more of the Felician Core Values (Respect for Human Dignity, Compassion, Transformation, Solidarity with the Poor, Justice & Peace) and maintains a strong connection to OLSH
Young Alumnus: Honors an OLSH alumnus who has graduated within the past 15 years who has distinguished
themselves in one or more of the following areas: service, leadership, academics, professional achievements
All nominees are kept in consideration by the selection committee for three years following their initial nomination. The eligibility period may be extended on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the committee. If you have any questions about the Distinguished Alumni Awards, please send an email to alumni@olsh.org

Announcing the 2020 OLSH Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees:

Professional Excellence
Michael Kavic '98
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Physics, State University of New York at Old Westbury
Christian Leadership
Daniel Gallagher '02
Religion Faculty & Assistant Campus Minister, Central Catholic High School
Executive Director, Move a Mountain Missions
Alumnus with Heart
Deena Swank '92
Director of External Communication, Felician Sisters of North America
Young Alumnus
Haley Hinds '04
Anchor & Reporter, Fox 13 News, Tampa, FL
You can learn more about each award recipient here.


Previous OLSH Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees



Jacilyn (Wilkins) Maher '93 - Professional Excellence Award
Jessica (Woessner) Hoyson, MD '02 - Christian Leadership Award
Jessica (Zerishnek) Sellman '02 - Alumnus with Heart Award
Anne Collier, DVM '10 - Young Alumnus Award


Dr. Andrea Mastro '62 - Professional Excellence Award
Amanda (Klein) Gonzalez '02 - Christian Leadership Award
William Stickman IV '98 - Alumnus with Heart Award
Sandra (Cahalan) Merrill '11 - Young Alumnus Award


Christy (Tancraitor) Uffelman '95 - Professional Excellence Award
James Rosenwald '84 - Christian Leadership Award
Christine (Plucinski) Glatz '78 - Alumnus with Heart Award
Alexander Vallejo '11 - Young Alumnus Award


Theresa Long '86 - Alumnus with Heart Award


Michael Cerchiaro '96 - Alumnus with Heart Award



Jennifer Reilly-McCardell '92 - Alumnus with Heart Award

Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee

Michael J. Cerchiaro ‘96
Education Programs Manager
Pittsburgh CLO

Dr. Neal Fanelli ‘77
President and CEO
Allegheny Medical

Sr. M. Francine Horos ‘68
OLSH Math Department Chair

Craig Kwasniewski ‘93
General Manager Human Resources
truenorth energy

Judge Mary P. Murray ‘88
Pennsylvania Superior Court

Dr. Maria Pacella-LaBarbara, PhD '02
Research Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Reilly-McCardell ‘92
Live Video Production and Motion Graphics Specialist