Saint Ignatius High School

The Honorable John V. Corrigan '38 Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Honorable John V. Corrigan '38 Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to an individual who has distinguished himself in his career and has exemplified being a "Man for Others."

In 1994, the Saint Ignatius Alumni Association inaugurated the Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2005, this award was renamed to pay tribute to one of its own distinguished recipients, the late Hon. John V. Corrigan ’38. The award honors an alumnus who:

  • has distinguished himself through outstanding achievements in his chosen field or profession

  • uses his talents and skills for those in need, consistent with the theme, “Men for Others”

  • serves as a positive role model for Saint Ignatius High School students through consistent application of high moral and ethical standards and service to the school.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Neil P. Smith '76
Michael H. Thaman '82
Oliver F. Luck '78
Anthony J. Hyland '90
Frederick D. DiSanto '80
Dick Russ Hlabse '71
Robert M. Mooney '64
Duane A. Drotar '70
Larry J. Dolan '50
Peter A. Carfagna '71
Rev. Jim Gartland, S.J., '76
The Hon. Harry Hanna '57
Fred M. DeGrandis '68
Karl J. Ertle '79
Rev. John J. Cregan '53*
George F. Wasmer '50
Lt. Gen. John T. Myers '53
Terrence E. Sauvain '58
Thomas J. Bader '46
Rev. Howard J. Gray, S.J., '48*
James E. Rohr '66
George Samenuk '73
Rev. Thomas S. Acker, S.J., '47
David J. Citino, Ph.D., '65*
Noel A. Clark, Ph.D. '58
Rev. Robert J. Welsh, S.J., '54
Patrick J. McDonnell '50
The Hon. Leo M. Spellacy '52
Dr. Charles M. Geschke '56
James O’Neill '47*
Dominic Ozanne '71
Rev. Timothy P. Broglio, JCD, '70
James L. Callinan '78
Thomas Driscoll '48*
The Hon. John V. Corrigan '38*
Kenneth L. Woodward '53
John J. Corrigan '70
Rev. Timothy T. Shannon, S.J., '70
Donald P. Traci '44*
James C. Boland '58
Matt J. Likavec, M.D, '66
Michael J. Cleary '52*
Maj. Gen. Robert R. Ivany '65
William M. Malley '49*
Alex C. Guira, M.D., '54
The Hon. Peter M. Sikora '70*
Rev. Thomas E. Gafney, S.J., '50*
John C. Laschinger, M.D., '72
Paul F. McManamon, Ph.D., '64
Thomas M. O’Donnell '54*
Paul J. Lammermeier '57
Michael F. Pennock, Ph.D., '64*
Andrew E. Szucs '64
Robert W. Van Auken '54
  • Neil P. Smith '76

    Besides raising a family, running an urgent care in Rocky River and being president of Fairview Hospital, last year Smith developed an after-school “Medical Mystery Tour” course for Saint Ignatius and Magnificat students. Gradually discovering clues about a fictional patient, teams compete against each other to find the correct diagnosis.

  • Michael H. Thaman '82

    Thaman is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to broaden their world through employment, education, and mentoring. In addition to being President and CEO of Owens Corning, he is on the board at St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he has two alumni sons and four current students. He and his wife have also helped provide Chromebooks for Saint Ignatius students who can’t afford a laptop.