Previous Award Recipients

Our annual Community Awards Dinner celebrates the best of Cretin-Derham Hall! Distinguished alumni and friends are recognized for their significant accomplishments and the ways they live out the values of Certin-Derham Hall. 


Bishop Joseph Cretin Award

This award is presented annually to a distinguished Cretin alum in recognition of his outstanding service to the community and to Cretin-Derham Hall school, and for his achievements in his profession exemplifying the highest and best traditions of Cretin High School. This award is presented in memory of the school's founder Bishop Joseph Cretin, the first Bishop of the Diocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Bishop Joseph Cretin Award Recipients

1972    S. Joseph Speranza ’34

1973    Richard Leonard ’28

1974    Frank Bagan ’23

1975    George Sweeney ’37

1976    Harvey Buron ’30      

1977    Edward Murphy ’33

1978    Sam Buron, AFSC ’28                       

1979    Dr. James Salmen ’28

1980    Vincent Courtney ’36

1981    William Quinn ’39

1982    Dr. Albert E. Ritt ’26

1983    Thomas Salmen ’35

1984    Joseph Shiely, Jr. ’32

1985    James Thornton ’43

1986    John F. Blake ’49

1987    Paul E. Kane ‘33

1988    Eugene Lentsch ’42

1989    John Albers ’49

1990    Fred Kueppers, Sr. ’22

1991    Eugene Frey ’48

1992    William Reiling ’50

1993    Michael Maurer ’51

1994    Alfred E. Smith ’47

1995    Louis R. Tinucci Jr. ’46

1997    James Woulfe ’39

1998    Robert M. Bussen ’48

1999    Paul L. Molitor ’74

2000    Malachy J. Scanlan ’61                      

2001    Stephen “Gus” Metzger ’54

2002    Frank Sunberg ’60      

2003    Rodney P. Bailey ’55

2004    John D. Herrick ‘50

2005    Dr, Frank Pilney ‘52

2006    William J. Cosgriff ‘59

2007    John J. Mueller ‘61

2008    William J. Saul ‘54

2009    Eugene Rancone ‘47

2010    Kenneth Herriges ‘45

2011    Thomas C. Lentsch ‘68

2012    William Queenan ‘57

2013    Dr. Robert D. Christensen’58

2014    Norbert J. Conzemius’60

2015    Robert J. Stupka’73

2016    General Joseph L. Votel’76

2017    Mike Kammerer ’58


The Saint DeLaSalle Award

This award is presented annually in honor of the Christian Brothers to a distinguished alum in recognition of his outstanding service to his community and to Cretin and Cretin-Derham Hall High School. This award recognizes his achievements in his ministry exemplifying the highest and best traditions of Cretin High School.

The St. De LaSalle Award Recipients

1980    Msgr. Richard Doherty ’22   

1981    Br. Richard Gerlach, FSC ’31

1982    Msgr. P. William Coates ’32

1983    Br. Leonard Courtney, FSC ’33

1984    Rev. James Byrne ’35

1985    Rev. Richard O’Connor ’29

1986    Msgr. John Sweeney ’33

1987    Br. Edmund Whaley, FSC ’35

1988    Br. Emery Hogan, FSC ’35

1989    Rev. Richard Pates ’37

1990    Bishop Robert Carlson ’62

1991    Br. William Rhody, FSC ’45

1992    Rev. John Forliti ’54

1993    Br. Basil Rothweiler, FSC     

1994    Bishop Robert Schwietz ’58  

1995    Br. Damian Steger, FSC ’54

1997    Br. Gerard Pihaly, FSC ’37  

1998    Br. Patrick Conway, FSC ’71

1999    Br. Alphonsus Martel, FSC

2000    Rev. Patrick Kennedy ’69

2001    Br. Leonard Kromhout, FSC ’37       

2002    Br. L. Theodore Drahmann  

2003    Br. Mark LaMont, FSC

2004    Br. Timothy McNary, FSC ’40

2005    Rev. James Stromberg ’45     

2006    Rev. Kenneth J. Pierre ’55

2007    Br. Michael Lee Anderson, FSC

2008    Br. Michael Rivers, FSC

2009    Rev. Michael Anderson ’75

2010    Rev. Thomas Garvey ’47

2011    Br. James Roszak, FSC ’52

2012    Fr. Gregory Welch ’59

2013    Rev. Lawrence E. Hubbard ’60

2014    Rev. Francis L. Fried ’60

2015    Br. William Clarey, FSC 

2016    Michael Campion ’66

2017    Mark Crea ’74


Eugene & Mary Frey Community Award

This award was instituted in 1999 in recognition of the tremendous commitment Eugene '48 and Mary Frost Frey '52 have demonstrated to Cretin-Derham Hall and the larger community. This award is presented to individual(s) who reflect the mission and values of Cretin-Derham Hall through deep connectedness and involvement with Cretin-Derham Hall and other community interests.

Eugene & Mary Frey Community Award Recipients

1999    Mimi Weinberger ’57 

2000    Michael J. Galvin ’48

2001    Mary Donovan Quigley ’48

2002    John ’57 and Cynthia O’Halloran

2003    Jane Keefe Clifford ’41

2004    William Cosgriff ’59

2005    Michael Heffron ’53

2006    William Reiling ’50

2007    Thomas McLeod ’56

2008    Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ ’40

2010    Gerald F. Sexton ’48

2011    George C. Lang ’60

2012    Therese McCloughan

2013    Dr. Terrance D. ’56 and Jacque Girard Capistrant ’57

2014    John A. and Maureen A. Knapp

2015    Dr. Timothy J. Rumsey ’66 and Rosemarie Reger-Rumsey

2016    John ’51 and Catherine Michel

2017    Terry Cummings ’58


The Carondelet Award

This award is presented annually to a distinguished woman who is reflective of the charisms of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Derham Hall. Women who receive this award have attained eminence in their particular field of endeavor.

The Carondelet Award Recipients

1976    Clare Fontanini ’26

1977    Alice Smith, CSJ ’18

1978    Helen Shatynski ’50

1980    Agnes Keenan ’27

1981    Collette Bisanz ’26

1982    Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ ’40

1983    Delores Shields Meehan ’38

1984    Jacqueline Slater, CSJ ’51

1985    Dr. Catherine Maley ’52

1986    Anne Joachim Moore, CSJ ’34

1987    C. Mildred Speranza ’29

1988    Suzanne Alliegro ’70

1989    Marie Inez Johnson, CSJ ’25

1990    Mary Alice Muellerleile, Ph.D. ’55

1991    Eleanor Goltz Huzar ’39

1992    Marlene Schuster Palkovich, Ph.D. ’54

1993    Hon. Margaret M. Marrinan ’65

1994    Gertrud Mueller Nelson ’54

1995    Sally Clements Krupich ’65

1996    Catherine Murray ’76

1997    Anne Bisanz Hannahan ’69

1998    Cherie Doyle Riesenberg ’68

1999    Sharon O’Connor Riehle ’73

2000    Heide Stefanyshyn Piper ’80

2001    Julie Hermes-Hersmann ’80

2002    Teresa Sheehy Ruhland ’79

2003    Dr. Mary “Jobbie” Pohl ’72

2004    M. Jeanne Madigan ’52

2005    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

2006    Sue Clements McCloskey ’63

2007    Gretchen Stein ’73

2008    Jan Scapanski-Viktora ’68

2009    Jan Amatuzio ’69      

2010    Barb Lehman ’61

2011    Sara Hietpas Gavin ’73

2012    Ann Galvani ’66

2013    Laura Gergen Lacina ’89

2014    Laure J. Waschbusch, MD ’84

2015    Julia Fried-Devine ’80

2016    Laura Fries ’80

2017    Tara Williams Fortune ’73


The Hugh Derham Award

This award is presented annually to a person who is reflective of the charisms of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Derham Hall. People who receive this award have exemplified Derham Hall's ideals of Christian love, service, and objectives.

The Hugh Derham Award Recipients

1976    Dorothy Donovan McGuire ’43

1977    Margaret Hannigan ’26

1978    Mary Aloysius Sherin, CSJ

1979    Mary McCarthy Quinn ’39

1980    Sheila Quigley Boos ’52

1981    Carol Sullivan Frenette ’56

1982    Genevieve Slattery Ouellette ’15

1983    Elizabeth Hodgins Hubbard ’32

1984    Joanne McKenzie ’76

1985    Ruth Haag Brombach ’56

1986    Valerie Nash Glarner ’63

1987    Lucy Cook ’81

1988    Joan Laramy Casperson ’65

1989    Mary Jo Sweeney Groeller

1990    Nancy Parlin, Ph.D. ’52 &

            Julie Belle White Ph.D. ’61

1991    Mimi Weinberger ’57

1992    Terry Shiely Diebel ’66

1993    Molly Rumsey Park ’67

1994    Andre Nilles, CSJ

1995    Sue Schmid Morrison ’57

1996    Patricia Shiely Oxley ’69

1997    Mary Kay Mooney McJilton ’56

1998    Nora McGuire ’73

1999    Kathleen McKee ’74

2000    Mary Sweeney ’66

2001    Mary Kraft, CSJ ’60

2002    Yvonne Krefft Granse ’66

2003    Jackie Joyce Lutmer ’80

2004    Annette Mortinson Whaley ’71

2005    Lucy Gibbs Imholte ’51

2006    Judith Kavanaugh, CSJ

2007    Betsy Keyes ’74

2008    Mary Donovan Quigley ’48

2009    Kassy Kenney ’80

2010    Maureen Cullen McDonald ’72

2011    Bridget Manahan ’74

2012    Patsy Ann Buck Halvorsen ’49

2013    Joy D. Bartscher ’78

2014    Charlotte A. Hennessy

             Brian D. Lundell

2015    Michele Jeffrey Hren ’76

2016    Patricia Norusis

2017    Maria Wagner Reamer ’82


Monsignor Ambrose Hayden Legacy Award

This award is presented in recognition of Monsignor Hayden for his outstanding service to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as Vicar General. This award recognizes an individual(s) whose spirit and energy reflect an understanding of the need to preserve the past and provide for future generations. The award recipients exemplify the charisms of the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Monsignor Ambrose V. Hayden Legacy Award Recipients

1999    Monsignor Ambrose V. Hayden

2000    Andre Nilles, CSJ

2001    Eugene Rancone ’47

2002    Terry Shiely Diebel ’66

2003    Al Smith ’47

2004    Don and Delores Traxler

2005    Wayne Haag ’56

2006    Jane Richard Pfundstein        

2007    William ’54 and Martha Saul

2008    Lou ’46 and Pat Tinucci

2010    John G. Griep

2011    John Whaley ’70 and Annette Mortinson Whaley ’71

2012    Dr. Robert Christensen ’58

2013    Michael ’63 and Jane Swenson

2014    James L. Doody ’69

2015    Robert ’78 and Kathleen Uhler

2016    Robert ’51 and Carolyn Koemptgen

2017    John ’57 and Cynthia O’Halloran


The Signum Fidei Award

The term, Signum Fidei, symbolizes ‘rising star’ and this award is presented annually to one male and one female who reflects the ideals of the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of St. Joseph. The award recognizes each of the recipient’s outstanding eminence in their particular field of endeavor and/or their outstanding service in the community.

The Signum Fidei Award Recipients

2017    Matt Birk ’94                        

            Kate Steineman ’94


The Hour Glass Award

Awarded annually in recognition of a woman who exemplifies Derham Hall’s ideals of Christian love, service, and development of her talents.
This award was last presented in 2016 and is now combined with The Hugh Derham Award.

The Hour Glass Award Recipients

1976    Ann Hathaway ’69

1978    Kolleen Casey ’77

1979    Barbara Olson Asleson ’72

1980    Gigi Fourre Schumacher ’70

1981    Carol Troje ’79

1982    Mary Pat Lee ’74

1983    Kathleen Palen Geske ’76

1985    Mary Donovan Quigley ’48

1986    Judith Stoughton, CSJ ’36

1987    Cathleen Caswell Hauenstein ’69

1988    Julie Callahan Kenefick ’61

1989    Bambi Gibbs Walsh ’56

1990    Mary Beth Crowley ’64

1991    Jane Keefe Clifford ’41

1992    Theresa Murray Hughes ’77

1993    Susan Dorle ’80

1994    Katherine McMahon ’19

1995    Mary O’Hara, CSJ ’41

1996    Teresa Glass ’80

1997    Mary Frost Frey ’52

1998    Kristine Reiter ’88

1999    Mary Hayes, Ph.D. ’54

2000    Monica Nilsson ’85

2001    Dorothy Hart Fabian ’50

2002    Jackie Bohrer ’82

2003    Therese Hamburge Bartlett ’79

2004    Kathy Mullarky ’66

2005    Terry Michel O’Keefe Bierbaum ’62

2006    Cindy Laramy Ahler ’68

2007    Jane Leyden Cavanaugh ’81

2008    Kristina Thalhammer ’76

2009    Susan Oeffling, CSJ

2010    Mary Clements Michaels ’77

2011    Patty Quirk Spitzmueller ’71

2012    Sue Goulet Eschenbacher ’62

2013    Joy D. Bartscher ’78

2014    Julie Schwindel-Huppertz ’78           

2015    Kristin Goddard Sartain ’88

2016    Patricia J. Norusis

* Last year this award was presented