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Thursday, we recognized our 2022 Homecoming award recipients. Greg Whitten was named the Pillar Award recipient for his dedication to the advancement of Peoria Notre Dame. Karen Flaherty received the Fulton J. Sheen Distinguished Alumni Award for her lifetime achievements, commitment to Catholic education, and her service to the greater community. And CAPT John Grzesik...
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2021 PND graduate Thatcher Spears was recently awarded the Stamp Scholarship. He was selected as one of only 247 recipients among 413,000 applicants nationwide! The Stamps Scholarship, totaling $40.5 million this year, covers up to the total cost of 4 years of undergraduate studies and provides additional funds for “enrichment programs” such as abroad studies...
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The Pillar Award is given to an individual who has shown generous and ongoing support to the Peoria Notre Dame community by sharing their time, talent, and treasure. The recipient could be a parent, alumni, former faculty, or anyone in the community that has given themselves over the years to support the school. Mitch Gilfillan...
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This award is in memory of General Wayne A. Downing, (5/10/40-7/18/07) a 1958 Spalding Institute graduate who retired as a four-star general from the U.S. Army. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and received an MBA from Tulane University. He finished his career as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command in 1996. The...
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The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Distinguished Alumni Award is an annual award given to an alum of the Academy of Our Lady, Spalding Institute, Bergan High School, or Peoria Notre Dame who has shown loyalty to Catholic education, is active in the Catholic community, and has reached professional achievements. James Rochford James (Jim) Rochford has...
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The Pillar Award is given to an individual who has shown generous and ongoing support to the Peoria Notre Dame community by sharing their time, talent, and treasure. The recipient could be a parent, alumni, former faculty, or anyone in the community that has given themselves over the years to support the school. Dr. Phillip...
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The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Distinguished Alumni Award is an annual award given to an alum of the Academy of Our Lady, Spalding Institute, Bergan High School, or Peoria Notre Dame who has shown loyalty to Catholic education, is active in the Catholic community, and has reached professional achievements. George J. “JJ” Rothan, Jr. George...
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This award is in memory of General Wayne A. Downing, (5/10/40-7/18/07) a 1958 Spalding Institute graduate who retired as a four-star general from the U.S. Army. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and received an MBA from Tulane University. He finished his career as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command in 1996. The...
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