Achievement Awards

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Bishop Chatard High School presents its Achievement Awards at the school’s Annual Fund Dinner to honor faculty, alumni, community members and Parents/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.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Trojans for Life is the motto of Bishop Chatard alumni, and the Alumni Achievement Award recognizes a graduate who has continued to live the faith-based values learned at BCHS. Alumni award winners motivate their fellow alumni to pay it forward by engaging in today’s Bishop Chatard community.
Parents who give their time and talents are the lifeblood of a school community. The Parent/Volunteer Achievement Award recognizes individuals who inspires others to get involved and serve as an advocate for Bishop Chatard High School, engaging in and supporting the important work that occurs daily at the school.
Education in the 21st Century is multi-faceted, requiring equipment, facilities and opportunities that will prepare young people to meet modern challenges. Educators cannot do this alone and, fortunately, the Bishop Chatard community is ever-present to provide needed support. Bishop Chatard’s Community Achievement Award recognizes those who answer the call to service and support of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis North Deanery High School.
Bishop Chatard is blessed with teachers who inspire students, making them want to learn. Dedicated faculty and staff members make our archdiocesan high school a place for exploration and inquiry. The Faculty/Staff Achievement Award recognizes individuals who, in and outside of the classroom, empower young people to learn and grow into the people that God is calling them to be.

Nominations for 2019/2020 awards are now closed.

2018-2019 Achievement Award Honorees

Karen Winternheimer

Volunteer Award
Karen (Church) Winternheimer ’86

Mike Dury
Alumni Honoree
Mike Dury ’03
Beth Brogan
Faculty/Staff Honoree
Beth (Heneghan) Brogan ’86

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Community Service Honoree
Matt Jennings ’94, Jim Albin
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  • 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
  • Beth Brogan ’86
  • 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
  • Karen Winternheimer ’86
  • 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
  • Mike Dury ’03
  • 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, Class of 2009
  • Emily Schaefer, Class of 2010
  • Katie Shaugnessy, Class of 2011
  • Nick Rulong, Class of 2012
  • Lauren Brown, Class of 2013
  • Liz Gore, Class of 2014
  • Rebecca Doyle, Class of 2015
  • Mason Atha, Class of 2016
  • Grace Lundy, Class of 2017
  • Bridget Nash, Class of 2018
  • Michael Mates, Class of 2019

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