Achievement Awards

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Bishop Chatard High School presents its Achievement Award at the school’s Annual Fund Dinner to honor faculty, alumni, community members and volunteers who epitomize the Catholic mission and values lived out daily at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis North Deanery High School. Presented annually since 1994, the Achievement Award is Bishop Chatard’s highest non-academic honor. It recognizes the important role the extended community plays in educating, nurturing and forming today’s students — tomorrow’s leaders.

Nominations are submitted by the BCHS community in the following categories: Alumni, Community and Volunteer.

2017-2018 Achievement Award Honorees

John Ryan, Community Award
Community Honoree
John Ryan, Sr.
St. Vincent de Paul
George Dury - Alumni
Alumni Honoree
George Dury, ’83
Lisa Barnes, teacher
Faculty/Staff Honoree
Lisa Barnes

Michael and Mary Ball, Volunteer
Volunteer Award
Mary Ellen and Michael Ball

View Video Profiles of this year’s Honorees

Community Honorees

  • Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, OSB
  • Lucia Corcoran, Cathedral Soup Kitchen
  • CSO Architects, Jim Schellinger
  • John Elcesser, Indiana Non-Public Educators Association
  • Daniel J. Elsener, president, Marian College
  • Doug French, former CEO, St. Vincent Hospital
  • Bob Hill
  • Joseph Hollowell, President, Roncalli High School
  • Rev. Gerald Kirkhoff, Pastor of St. Pius X Parish
  • Annette “Mickey” Lentz, Secretary for Catholic Education: Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Virginia Marten, Community Leader
  • Bill Michaelis
  • The Monks of St. Meinrad
  • Pastors of the North Deanery
  • Printing Partners, Michael & Joel O’Brien
  • Riley Children’s Foundation, Kevin O’Keefe
  • John Ryan Sr., St. Vincent de Paul
  • Anne Ryder, WTHR News
  • Jerry Semler, Board Chair: OneAmerica Financial Partners
  • Sisters of Saint Benedict
  • SPG Graphics, Bob Poorman
  • Rev. Msgr. Kenny Sweeney, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Ed Tinder, Catholic Youth Organization
  • Phil Wilhelm, President, Southeastern Supply Company
  • Mike and Becky Weaver

Administrators, Faculty, Staff Honorees

  • Elaine Alhand
  • Lisa Barnes
  • Kathie Church
  • Nancy Clapp
  • Doug Donahue
  • Missy Ellis
  • Mike Ford, ’76
  • Barb Gaffney
  • Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger
  • Joseph P. Harmon
  • Brenda Henry
  • Sr. Louise Hoeing, O.S.B.
  • Ida Horr
  • Ann Hunnicut
  • Gayle Kaster
  • James Kedra
  • Kaky Kinghorn
  • Robin Kontor
  • Ellen Landers
  • Rick Leppert
  • Sr. Susan Marie Lindstrom, OSB
  • Tracy Luke
  • Vince Lorenzano
  • Jamie Marx
  • Becky McCurdy
  • Dan McNally
  • Stephen Noone
  • Richard Powell
  • Carol Purichia
  • Jennifer (Rea) Klee
  • Katie (Rakowski) Schaffner
  • Ruth Roell
  • Kim Shaw
  • David Soots
  • Harv Sutton, In Memoriam
  • Sr. Vincetta Wethington, O.S.B.
  • Nancy Wathen
  • Mary Wheatley
  • Jim Zeller

Parent/Volunteer Honorees

  • Robert Alerding
  • Maureen Allen
  • Linda Baker
  • Mary Ellen and Michael Ball
  • Joe and Laurie Breen
  • Mike & Sylvia Brunette
  • Thomas & Helen Burke
  • Charles “Jug” & Bea Eckert
  • Ed & Val Fillenwarth
  • Richard Freeh
  • Steve & Therese Hartley
  • Al & Dee Hirt
  • Dan & Judy Hoyt
  • Bill & Liz(Mark) Hurrle
  • Ed & Eileen Johnstone
  • David & Mary Ann Kenney
  • Casey and Magee Land
  • John and Regina Leone
  • Jim & Jeanne Norton
  • Mary Loughery
  • Pam Martin
  • Melissa Mates
  • Bob & Barb McLain
  • Carol Nungester
  • Tom & Joan O’Brien
  • Theresa & Kevin O’Brien ’80
  • Dorothy Pipes
  • Julie (’88) & Rob Pruitt
  • Maribeth Ransel
  • Rhonda Rolfsen
  • Reva Sahm
  • Dave & Sue Schnieders
  • Cliff & Mary Ann Seufert
  • John & Mary Shaughnessy
  • Dan Wagner
  • Susie (Dessauer) Young, ’82

Alumni Honorees

  • Steve Berg ’72
  • Pat (’82) & Mattie (’82) (Burch) Boyce
  • Elaine (Ross) Carson ’67
  • George Dury ’83
  • John Dury ’76
  • Nancy (Akin) Dury ’76
  • Lauri (Eckert) Fehribach ’80
  • Greg Fehribach ’76
  • Joe Ford ’69
  • Jan (Breiner) Frazier ’69
  • Al Grau ’65
  • Kyle Guyton, ’11, In Memoriam
  • Mike Harmon ’84
  • Linda (Vogelgesang) Kavanaugh ’68
  • Dan Kinghorn
  • Joe Krier ’74, In Memoriam
  • Barb (Redding) Krier ’74, In Memoriam
  • Mary (Kenney) Marsh, ’84
  • Debby (Doyle) McCalley ’74
  • Pat Murphy, ’90
  • Jim Pappas ’74
  • Sherry (Adamson) Pappas ’74
  • Tim Queisser, ’73
  • Mary (Alerding) Schaffner ’76
  • Bill (’76) & Cokie (’75) (O’Brien) Scheidler
  • Julie Schnieders, ’75
  • Kevin Shine ’73
  • James Smeehuyzen ’80
  • Pat Sullivan ’78
  • Celeste (Stocker) Thompson ’74
  • Ron Thompson ’74
  • Carol (Lyons) Wagner ’78
  • Rick Wagner ’78

Other Honorees

  • Rev. Eric Johnson, President’s Tribute
  • Rev. Patrick J. Kelly, President’s Tribute
  • Will Kuhn, ’10, President’s Tribute
  • Bill Lawless ’76, President’s Tribute
  • Tom Mahaney, Courage & Commitment Award
  • Elaine Stephens Molberg ’65, President’s Tribute
  • Sharon A.P. Smith, President’s Tribute
  • Warren “J.C.” Smith ’90, President’s Tribute
  • Vicki Traub, Courage & Commitment Award

Bishop Chatard Student Medal

  • Kim Tyler, ’09
  • Emily Schaefer, ’10
  • Katie Shaugnessy, ’11
  • Nick Rulong, ’12
  • Lauren Brown, ’13
  • Liz Gore, ’14
  • Mason Atha, ’16
  • Grace Lundy, ’17
  • Bridget Nash, ’18

For the 8th consecutive year, @BishopChatardHS has received an 'A' letter grade from the Indiana Dept. of Education! Thank you to the teachers, students, staff, parents and all in the BC community who support the important work happening each day at BCHS! @BCHS_Principal

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