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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 aged 35 or older 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 maintains a strong connection to OLSH and exemplifies one or more of the Felician Core Values (Respect for Human Dignity, Compassion, Transformation, Solidarity with the Poor, Justice & Peace)
Young Alumnus: Honors an OLSH alumnus under the age of 35 who has distinguished themselves in their profession


Congratulations to the 2023 OLSH Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients!

Professional Excellence: Felicia L. Cianciarulo, Ph.D. '80

Christian Leadership: Thomas F. Thimons '03

Alumnus with Heart: Thomas (Tom) V. Goodwin '92

Young Alumnus: Dominique Murray '15



Previous OLSH Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

Michael Kavic '98 - Professional Excellence Award
Daniel Gallagher '02 - Christian Leadership Award
Deena (Newsom) Swank '92 -  Alumnus with Heart Award
Haley Hinds '04 - Young Alumnus Award
You can learn more about each award recipient here.
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
General Manager
Pittsburgh CLO
2015 Awardee

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

Craig Kwasniewski ‘93
General Manager Human Resources
truenorth energy

Jacilyn (Wilkins) Maher '93
ISS Safety Review Panel (ISRP) Chair
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
2019 Awardee

Jennifer Reilly-McCardell ‘92
Live Video Production and Motion Graphics Specialist
2014 Awardee
William Stickman IV '98
District Judge
United States District Court
2018 Awardee
Theresa Long '86
Program Director
Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs
2016 Awardee