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

2017
Neil P. Smith '76
Michael H. Thaman '82
2016
Oliver F. Luck '78
Anthony J. Hyland '90
2015
Frederick D. DiSanto '80
Dick Russ Hlabse '71
2013
Robert M. Mooney '64
Duane A. Drotar '70
2012
Larry J. Dolan '50
Peter A. Carfagna '71
2011
Rev. Jim Gartland, S.J., '76
The Hon. Harry Hanna '57
2010
Fred M. DeGrandis '68
Karl J. Ertle '79
2009
Rev. John J. Cregan '53*
George F. Wasmer '50
2008
Lt. Gen. John T. Myers '53
Terrence E. Sauvain '58
2007
Thomas J. Bader '46
Rev. Howard J. Gray, S.J., '48*
2006
James E. Rohr '66
George Samenuk '73
2005
Rev. Thomas S. Acker, S.J., '47
David J. Citino, Ph.D., '65*
2004
Noel A. Clark, Ph.D. '58
Rev. Robert J. Welsh, S.J., '54
2003
Patrick J. McDonnell '50
The Hon. Leo M. Spellacy '52
2002
Dr. Charles M. Geschke '56
James O’Neill '47*
Dominic Ozanne '71
2001
Rev. Timothy P. Broglio, JCD, '70
James L. Callinan '78
Thomas Driscoll '48*
2000
The Hon. John V. Corrigan '38*
Kenneth L. Woodward '53
1999
John J. Corrigan '70
Rev. Timothy T. Shannon, S.J., '70
Donald P. Traci '44*
1998
James C. Boland '58
Matt J. Likavec, M.D, '66
1997
Michael J. Cleary '52*
Maj. Gen. Robert R. Ivany '65
William M. Malley '49*
1996
Alex C. Guira, M.D., '54
The Hon. Peter M. Sikora '70*
1995
Rev. Thomas E. Gafney, S.J., '50*
John C. Laschinger, M.D., '72
Paul F. McManamon, Ph.D., '64
Thomas M. O’Donnell '54*
1994
Paul J. Lammermeier '57
Michael F. Pennock, Ph.D., '64*
Andrew E. Szucs '64
Robert W. Van Auken '54
*Deceased
  • 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.