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Alumni Awards

Each year since 2000, the Alumni Board has selected one, and sometimes two, alumni who are recognized as our "Alumni Of The Year." These people are then introduced and honored at our annual Alumni Day. The James P. Murphy Award was begun in 2019 to honor an alum who has given distinguished service to the Alumni Association.  Here is a list of the winners. There were no awardees for 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and the cancelling of our annual Alumni Day. Also, shown below, is a plaque that commemorates these special people. This plaque is located outside the entryway doors to the chapel at St. Patrick's Seminary.

Alumni Of The Year Award

2000      Most Rev. Michael H. Kenny, R'57

2001      Most Rev. Mark J. Hurley, R'39
              Most Rev. Francis T. Hurley, R'45

2002      Vincent J. Briare, R'48

2003      John J. Kelly, R'42

2004      Rev. William J. O’Donnell, R'50
              Lawrence P. Purcell, R'64

2005      Msgr. Eugene J. Boyle, R'41
              James P. McEntee, R'51

2006      Most Rev. Francis A. Quinn, R'41
              Dudley Conneely, R'64

2007      Most Rev. John S. Cummins, R'47

2008      Walter J. Harrington, R'51
              Rev. William C. Leininger, R'50

2009      Rev. Brian T. Joyce, R'57
              Rev. Larry Goode, R'58

2010      Msgr. Jack Brenkle, R'52
              Dennis O'Brien, R'61

2011      Kevin Ryan, R'53
              Rev. John J. Cloherty, R'54

2012      Msgr. Michael J. Winterer, R’61
              Rev. George Crespin, R’56

2013      Msgr. James O’Malley, R’39
              Bill Cane, R’55

2014      Rev. Jack Isaacs, R’64
              Rev. Jack O’Neill, R’61

2015      Rev. Tony McGuire, R’59
              Gilbert Loescher, R’65

2016      Rev. Thomas Seagrave, R’62
              Msgr. J. Warren Holleran, R’47

2017      James P. Murphy, R’64

2018      Rev. Mateo Sheedy, C'73
              James Kennedy, R’54

2019      Bishop Richard Garcia, C’69
              Brian F. Cahill, R'60

2022       Rev. Gerald D. Coleman, R’62
              J. Dennis McQuaid, R’59



James P. Murphy Award

2019     John Ravnik, R'59 - our photographer extraordinaire

2022     Chuck Smith, R'60 - our web master

             Pat Cloherty, R'64