Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni and faculty each year by presenting three prestigious awards; The Fred B. McCashland Outstanding Alumni Award, The Fr. J. Paul O’Brien, S.J. Service Award and the Echon Educator Award.  These awards honor individuals for their commitment to Brebeuf Jesuit and to their communities.

Click here to submit your nomination for our Alumni Awards.

Echon Educator Award

Echon, the name by which Brebeuf was known among the Hurons.
The nominees for the Echon Educator Award shall meet the following qualifications:

  • Be nominated by a Brebeuf Jesuit Alumnus.
  • Be a current or former faculty or staff member at Brebeuf Jesuit for five or more years.
  • Exemplify the fundamental Ignatian principles and values of Jesuit Education.

Award Recipients

2017 – Eric Graham
2016 – Mary Ann Wallace
2015 – Sherry Annee
2014 – Jim Huse
2013 – Carol Bobis
2012 – Patti Brown
2011 – William Hicks
2010 – Fred B. McCashland
2008 – Joe Harvey
2007 – Patricia Watko
2006 – Sara Compton
2005 – Patricia A. McCarthy

The Father J. Paul O’Brien, SJ Service Award

(Affectionately known as the “OBIE” Award.)
The Father J. Paul O’Brien, SJ Service Award recognizes alumni for their long-term and unselfish service to Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School.
The nominees for The Father J. Paul O’Brien, SJ Service Award shall meet the following qualifications:

  • Be nominated by a Brebeuf Jesuit Alumnus, Faculty or Staff Member.
  • The alumnus nominee will be eligible after giving a minimum of ten (10) years of service to Brebeuf Jesuit.
  • Have supported Brebeuf Jesuit through his or her time, talent and treasure.
  • Exemplify the fundamental Ignatian principle of men and women for others.

Award Recipients

2016
Greg Lord ’79

2014
Casey Cronin ’74

2013
Wally Brant ’67

2012
B. Matt Giles ’86

2011
Bart Collins ’01
Phil Drew ’73
Rick Webber ’70
Jack Woodside ’68

2010
Denise Dillon Perry ’80

2008
Clyde E. Peach ’66
Dana A. Altum ’81

2007
Terence S. Sullivan ’77
Patrick W. Zachary ’90

2006
Joseph F. Shikany ’67
Robert S. Wynne ’75

2005
Henry J. Kreutzinger III ’67
Karl T. Knerr ’74
Paul W. Kite ’81

2004
Robert W. Poorman ’68
Russell D. Wilhite ’71
Gregory H. Coleman ’78
Heather Clark Iffert ’83
Kelly Ivcevich Noga ’88

2003
James J. Kiefer ’66
Michael B. Drew ’68
Michael J. Hebenstreit ’70
R. Martin Hill ’70
Patricia Hebenstreit Lane ’79

2002
Robert V. Meyer ’66
Kevin P. McGoff ’71
E. Victor Indiano ’73
Brian J. Brase ’77
Sally Bindley Millman ’88

2001
Stuart B. Countryman ’66
Leo N. Stenz, ’66
William J. Witchger ’66
Richard J. DeCamp ’67
Colleen C. Brown ’82

Fred McCashland Outstanding Alumni Award

The recipient of this highest Brebeuf Jesuit alumni honor personifies the fundamental Ignatian principles and values of Jesuit Education.

The nominees for the Fred McCashland Outstanding Alumni Award shall have achieved outstanding success in:

  • Service to family, church and fellow man.
  • Contributions to profession or business.
  • Contributions to civic or social work.
  • Promotion of intellectual or cultural pursuits.

Award Recipients

2016 – Kevin Chavous ’74
2014 – Bob Poorman ’68
2013 – Sally Bindley-Millman ’88
2012 – Richard Wagner ’67
2011 – Fr. Terry Charlton, S.J. ’66
2010 – William J. Witchger ’66
2008 – Leo N. Stenz ’66
2007 – R. Mark Lubbers ’72
2006 – John J. Dillon ’78
2005 – John D. Tinder ’68
2004 – Morgan J. Burke ’69
2003 – Timothy J. Kelly, MD ’71
2002 – G. Frederic Glass ’77
2001 – J. Murray Clark ’75