Alumni Awards and Scholarships

The Holy Family University Alumni Association is pleased to recognize our distinguished and committed alumni and students—those who have assumed lifelong responsibilities towards God, society, and self.

Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association sponsors several awards that bring recognition to Holy Family’s outstanding graduates and to those who serve the needs of its students and, in turn, its graduates. Nominees are sought from the general campus community as well as the alumni population. We invite you to send all nominations to alumni@holyfamily.edu.

Alumni Achievement Award | View Recipients

Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Award Recipient
Mary Gindhard '59
Patricia (Garczynski) Jasin, '69
Sister Frances Veitz CSFN, EdD, '62
Margaret Mattson PdD, '69
Sister Francesca Onley CSFN, PhD, '59
Barbara (Klaczynska) Schmidt PhD, '68
Grace (Kleinhans) Scullin, '68
Mary Louise (Goffredo) Bianco-Smith, '69
Pamela (Doyle) Doyle-Penne, '70
Florence (McGuckin) Hogan, '60
Agnes Rash PhD, '63
Bette (Lewis) Tokar EdD, '67
Linda (Tinelli) Sheive PhD, '62
Carol Garczynski LC GC, '67
Carol Taylor PhD, '75
John Wisniewski, '78
Flor (Saldana) Negroni, '59
Marlyn Kalitan, '77
Loretta Hennessey, '71
Faye Rogers-Lomax DO, '72
Christine Sobocienska, '58
Sister Michaelann Delney CSFN, '74*
Thomas O'Brien PhD, EdD, '73
Sister Michelle Bremer CSFN, '69
Anne (McLaughlin) Pettit, '69
Charles Roberson, '94
Trina (Thomas) Losinno MEd, '67*
James Carty Jr., '98
John Gaittens, '03
Michaelina (Lipinski) Bendig, '95
Sister Miriam Joseph Mikol CSFN, '66
Awarded
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(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

This award is given to a graduate who displays great accomplishment(s) in one or more of the following areas: professional achievement, community volunteer service, and humanitarian efforts. Through these accomplishments, these alumni bring recognition to themselves and to Holy Family University.

Distinguished Alumni Service Award | View Recipients

Distinguised Alumni Service Award Winners

Award Recipient
Sister Immaculata Kraemer CSFN, '58*
Mary Ann (Amenhauser) McBride, '62
Jeannette Barron, '64*
Ellie (Leonard) Sullivan, '68
Donna-Maria (Tocci) Meyers, '69
Claudia (Poplaski) Kirby, '73
Margery (McAneney) Walsh, '73
Christine (Moench) McDonnell, '74
Margaret (McKeogh) Gardner, '69
Ellen Mulvey-Leonard, '69*
Paula (Siravo) Gidjunis, '71
Dorothy (Covone) Turner, '68
Maryann (Mazzafro) D'Alfonso, '79
Jane Ann (Lydon) Lydon-Saile, '80
Elena Rago Sheehan, '69
Julia Bamberger-Herrmann, '83
Teresa Brady JD, '78
Charlotte (Wieckowski) Dorfman, '74
William Bankhead Jr., '82
John Boland, '86Mary (McFadden) Lutz, '62*
Sister Patrice Feher CSFN, MA, '66*
Laurie Palaia, '92
Linda (DiSandro) DiSandro, '72*
Victoria (Inverso) Lombardi, '69*
Regina (Mengis) Hobaugh PhD, '67*
Lisa Vivino, '96
Thomas Wallin MA, '96
Nelly (Contempre) Greco, '88
Dorothy Folz, '74
Virginia (Fluer) Campbell, '60
Awarded
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(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

This award is presented to an active member of the Alumni Association demonstrating long-term service and dedication to the University and/or the Alumni Association.

Sister M. Immaculata Kraemer Memorial Award | View Recipients

Sister M. Immaculata Kraemer Memorial Award Winners

Award Recipient
Thomas McCormick PhD*
Joseph Burak EdD
Peter Frey EdD
Celia Prairie PhD
Thomas Lombardi PhD
Arthur Grugan PhD, Esq.
Family and Friends of Holy Family University
Josephine (Nardini) Grochowski*
Rev. Albert Smith OSFS
Serafina LaSalle-Tarantin, '75*
Sharon Neumann Domer, '79 and the Domer Family
Students at Your Service
Awarded
1998
1998
1998
1998
1998
1998
2001
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2007
2008
 

(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

The award is presented in memory of Sister M. Immaculata Kraemer, CSFN, for her service and dedication to the Alumni Association as its moderator from 1960 to 1972. The Kraemer Award is presented to an individual or group - not necessarily graduates of the institution - who has/have dedicated unending time and energy in support of the University community and its mission. This award is not presented every year. It is given only when the Alumni Association of Holy Family feels the service and dedication of an individual or group warrants special recognition.

Arts and Sciences Alumni Award | View Recipients

Arts and Sciences Alumni Winners

Award Recipient
Keith Lafferty MD, '89
Awarded
2010
 

(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

This award is presented to a graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences whose personal, academic, and humanitarian accomplishments exemplify and advance the mission of Holy Family University through dedicated commitment and service to the local community and society at large.

This award is given to a graduate who displays great accomplishment(s) in one or more of the following areas: professional advancement, community volunteer service, and humanitarian efforts, bringing recognition to himself/herself and to Holy Family University.

Distinguished Alumni Business Award | View Recipients

Distinguised Alumni Business Award Winners

Award Recipient
John Biasiello III, '97
Karen (Menello) Fox, '94
Awarded
2011
2011
 

(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

This award is presented to a graduate of the School of Business Administration who displays accomplishment in business as well as a commitment to his/her community through volunteer service and humanitarian efforts.

Alumni Educator of the Year Award | View Recipients

Alumni Educator of the Year Award Winners

Award Recipient
Deborah (Navazio) Chagin, '70
Eileen Baker, '95
Maryann (Bogatiuk) Molishus, '00
Georgia Trantas-Weiss, '76
Kimberly Klemmick, '96
Patricia Erickson, '00
Awarded
2007
2008
2009
2012
2012
2012
 

(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

This award is presented to a graduate of the School of Education who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the teaching profession and dedication to the community that he/she serves.

Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award | View Recipients

Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award Winners

Award Recipient
Neva (Scott) White, '85
Eileen Alexy PhD, '94
Beth Ann (Reck) Swan PhD, CRNP, '80
Ronald Kumor, '86
Susan Apold PhD, '79
Jane (McCausland)Kurz PhD, RN, '74
Loretta (Ziegler) Newsom, '83
Carol Taylor PhD, '75
Margaret Knight, '84
Barbara (Nocella) McLaughlin PhD, '78
Awarded
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2011
2011
2012
2013
2014
 

(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

This award is presented to a graduate of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions who displays accomplishment in the nursing profession as well as a commitment to his/her community through volunteer service and humanitarian efforts.

Student Awards

The Alumni Association sponsors several awards that bring recognition to Holy Family’s outstanding graduates and to those who serve the needs of its students and, in turn, its graduates. Nominees are sought from the general campus community as well as the alumni population. We invite you to send all nominations to alumni@holyfamily.edu.

Alumni Senior Award | View Recipients

Alumni Senior Award Winners

Award Recipient
Donna (Kolb) Smith CRRN, '84
James Morse Sr., '84
John O'Donnell, '85
Lisa (McCausland) Kerr, '85
Andrea Vettori, '85
Ronald Kumor, '86
David Benson, '87
Roseanna Bodner, '87
Joanne (Hofner) Capriotti, '88
Keith Lafferty MD, '89
Jennifer (Washburn) Choate, '89
Mary Anne (Ozga) Haggery, '90
Stephen Schmidt, '90
Eugene Soltys, '91
Jennifer (Domanico) Bonomo, '91
Walter Swartz Jr., '92*
Jennifer Ward, '92
Donald Coverdale, '93
Valerie (Fineman) May, '93
Claire Huckel, '94
Elizabeth (Baranyos) Wilfong, '94
Eugene Szostak, '94
Frank Burgert, '78
Andrew Nicastri, '96
Kathe' (Boehmke) Sobczak, '96
Patrick Martin Jr., '97
Elizabeth (Ornstein) Kochenash, '97
Amy (Kligge) Vengels CPA, '98*
Ronald Masciantonio, '98
Marcie (Dieckmann) Galanti, '99
Salvatore DeAngelis, '99
Denise DuBan MEd, '00
Patrick McElwaine PsyD, '00
Klaudia Dobrzycka PdD, '01
Christopher Veitz, '01
Pamela (Stein) Huckle, '092
Rhea (Jett) Jones, '02
Melissa (Murphy) Witner, '03
Michael Hoch,'03
Alicia (Spor) Gillespie, '04
Douglas Robinson, '04
Joy Arleth, '05
Christopher Jones, '06
Mary Catherine Garofalo, '06
William Toffling Jr., '07
Susan Rogers, '07
Joyce Smilowski, '08
Kaitlin McDonough, '08
Anastasia Altomari, '09
Gina D'Emilio, '10
Meghan (Meyers) Regan, '11
David Young, '12
Chelsea (Pierson) Foster, '13
Jonathan Salamak, '14
Kaitlyn (Getley) Lorino, '14
Justin German, '15
Lauren Gregory, '15
Mary Torpey, '16
Carolina Faia, '17
Jenna Brenner, '18
Awarded
1984
1984
1985
1985
1986
1986
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2018
 

(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

This award honors a graduating student who best represents the Holy Family University student body through his or her campus involvement, community service on behalf of the University, life experience, and academic achievements. Given the prestige and significance of this award, traditionally only one student will be honored and recognized. The Alumni Senior Award is presented at commencement by the President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Mother Mary Neomisia Award | View Recipients

Mother Mary Neomisia Award Winners

Award Recipient
Mary (Grzeczkowski) McFadden PhD, '65
Amy (Byrne) Yeater, '67*
Elizabeth Pieper, '68*
Barbara (Keller) Holmes, '69
Kathryn (Ruehmling) Robinson, '70
Loretta Hennessey, '71
Margarita (Navarrette) Marnik, '73
Christine (Moench) McDonnell, '74
Waldo Tulk, '76
Clare O'Reilly, '77
Julia (Della Pia) Sangillo, '78
Janet (Smith) Althouse, '79
Jacqueline (Rosenberg) Sullivan PhD, '80
Kathleen (Donnelly) Szymborski, '81
William Derbyshire, '81
Anne Gail (Garberina) Campbell, '82
CAthering (Boland) Barr, '82
Anita (Derbyshire) Grove, '83
Donald Dougherty Jr., '84
Stephen Gregory, '85
John Boland, '86
Susan (Wieczorek) Raics, '87
Tami-Jo (Vasile) Gall, '88
Theresa Gauthier, '89
Leslie (Dreyfuss) Rossetti, '90
Patrick Yurko, '90
Ann (Grimley) Bukowski, '81
John Ott, '92*
Merle (Modes) Meloro, '93
Stephanie Barbetta MD, '94
Shannon (Hauck)McCauley, '95
Sylvia Dobrzycka, '96
James Grugan Jr., '97
Michael Garofola, '97
Marita (McAteer) Anderson, '98
Beth Ann (Whalen) Garofola, '99
Francesco Zaccone, '99
Alexis (Polce) von Schwedler, '00
Melissa (McAteer) Costello, '01
Ann Marie (Slusarski) Berry, '02
Kristy Salapata, '03
Colleen Boyle, '04
Regina Farano, '05
Erin Begnaud, '06
Jennifer Andrew, '06
Dustin Gremo, '07
Kathleen (Greene) Keefe, '07
Sara (Beck) Magenta, '08
Alison Smith, '09
Julie (Ivers) Rempfer, '10
Lauren Nestel, '11
Timothy O'Driscoll, '12
Krista Kerkow, '13
Samantha Kiger, '14
Kelly Whelan, '15
Ryan Neumann-Domer, '16
Sienna Smith, '17
Matthew Weed, '18
Awarded
1965
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1973
1974
1976
1977
1978
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(Updated as of July 2018.   * = deceased)

Criteria and award description coming soon.

Alumni Association Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1978 by the Holy Family University Alumni Association for the children of Holy Family graduates. The scholarship is awarded to current students whose scholastic record is satisfactory and who give evidence of financial need. It is a one-time award that is not renewable. The amount of the award and the number of beneficiaries vary year to year and are at the discretion of the Alumni Association Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Vice President of Alumni and Development who serves as the Board representative on the Institutional Student Scholarship Committee.