Alumni

Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our 2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

    • Hall of Fame 2017

Congratulations to our
2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
 
 
INDUCTEES
 
Dave Cromwell `61
Retired Police Captain, Princeton Township Police
 Two Time PBA Valor Award Recipient
 
Aline Ziomeck `61 Guzzo
 Associate Advisor, Government Research
TTP Government Relations
 
Harriet Smith `72 Riley
St. George’s Scholarship Foundation
 
Al Rhodes `93
Lieutenant, Ewing Police Department
PBA Valor Award Recipient
 
Marybeth Janis `85 Consiglio
Assistant Registrar, Westminster Choir College
Diocesan PTA Regent
 
Matt Letinski  `06
Investment Associate, AFLAC
Notre Dame High School Advancement Committee
  
John McKenna
Notre Dame High School
Athletic Performance Director

 
 
 
 

Hall of Fame 2015

List of 8 items.

  • Melinda Armenti '86

  • Daniel Bartram ’66

  • Edward Bloor ’68

  • Ben Chrnelich ’92

  • John A. (Jack) Chebra ’63

    John A. (Jack) Chebra ’63, is a 1968 graduate of the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, Chebra held various engineering and management positions at the former General Motors plant in Trenton. In 1993 he was transferred to the GM-Delphi general office in Troy, Mich., as an Engineering Group Manager. From 1994 to 1998, he was a factory manager at the GM-Delphi plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was nominated for the GM President’s Council Honors. Retiring from GM in 1998, Chebra was named the plant manager of the Alusuisse-Lonza Group’s Wheaton Molded Glass Plant in Millville, New Jersey. In 2004 he was appointed Director of Glass Operations for the Glass Group, Inc., which had purchased the molded-glass company. He retired from GGI in 2006.
     
    Chebra has worked with the Delaware Valley United Way as a Loan Executive. A Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, he is a Past Grand Knight of the St. John’s Council of Yardley, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Carol Catanese Chebra ’63 reside in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, and are members of St. Joseph Church in Somers Point. The Chebras serve as mentors for couples preparing for Christian marriage. They have two daughters, Kristin Chebra McAuliffe ’93, who resides in Boston, Massachusetts, and Lori Chebra Foy, who resides in Franklin, Tennessee. His brothers Ron ’66 and Gene ’72, sister-in-law Angela Zoladz Chebra ’66, nephews Jamie ’90 and David ’98, and niece Nikki ’93are all graduates of Notre Dame. He worked on the first alumni committee and served as the first president of the Notre Dame High School Alumni Association.
  • Dr. Louis Crivelli ’93

    Dr. Louis Crivelli ’93 attended Muhlenberg College and graduated with a B.S. in biology in 1997. He was elected by his classmates as one of the college’s commencement speakers that year. He enrolled at the National University of Health Sciences and graduated with a D.C. in chiropractic in 2001. While in chiropractic school, Louis enrolled in the University of Bridgeport’s Master’s program in nutrition. He earned his M.S. in nutrition in 2003. He is currently the vice president of the Maryland Chiropractic Association, chairman of the association’s insurance committee and the developer and chief instructor of Maryland’s Chiropractic Assistant Program. In 2011 he was given the President’s Award for outstanding service to the chiropractic profession.

    Crivelli is a Silver Council member of the National Italian American foundation, a charitable organization that promotes Italian American culture. The foundation sponsors educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants and mentoring. He also works with the Cenacoli Mariani Foundation, a charity that supports orphanages in Italy. He volunteers his services to nearby members of the police and fire departments, and to clergy at Catholic University, and is the official chiropractic physician for the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has organized successful charity drives for Soles for Souls, the Maryland Food Bank, Hurricane Sandy relief and the Wounded Warrior project. He and his wife sponsor children’s Christmas through the Salvation Army of Maryland. As part of the Maryland Chiropractic Association, he meets regularly with insurance companies and policymakers to ensure equal access to quality healthcare. He and his wife Christiane have two children; a son, Louis William, and a daughter, Harper Penn. His mother Ann Persichetti Crivelli ’62 and brother Marco ’95 are also Notre Dame Alumni.
  • Mary Carlin Komjathy ’75

    Mary Carlin Komjathy ’75 began her teaching career upon graduating from Rider University. She is currently the lead mathematics teacher at Crockett Middle School in Hamilton Township. She is completing her requirements for a Master’s degree in mathematics and education at the College of New Jersey. For the past 34 years, Komjathy has been an accomplished educator, tutor, counselor and adviser to students, as well as a mentor to new teachers in the district. Her love of learning and teaching has been the reason for the success of so many of her students and colleagues. She spends countless hours tutoring students to prepare them for the SAT or their next level of mathematics in high school, college and beyond. She has been an active adviser of the national MATHCOUNTS program for Crockett and Reynolds middle schools; she is proud of the success her teams have achieved since the program began more than 25 years ago. Her selfless dedication was recognized and honored by her colleagues when she was named Teacher of the Year at Crockett Middle School.

    Komjathy is as an active parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Trenton, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister. She continues the traditions of her father, the late James Carlin, who was the first treasurer and one of the founding members of the Trenton Select Committee. She is now the treasurer for this local organization, which honors individuals who have used athletics to make a positive contribution to the community. The committee raises funds to award scholarships to outstanding local student-scholar athletes. Additionally, Komjathy traveled abroad during several of her summer vacations working with a missionary group at a dental clinic and orphanage in Romania. She also volunteered her time in Peru at the Mother Teresa Missions of Charity. Furthermore, she has volunteered countless hours at Anchor House Foundation, a shelter for runaway and abused children in Trenton. Komjathy was instrumental in automating many of the important processes associated with Anchor House’s annual Ride for Runaways, a 500-mile bike ride that raises funds needed to keep the shelter open. One of her greatest joys is helping make a child’s life just a little bit easier; so many children have been blessed by the love and kindness of Mary Carlin Komjathy.

    The Carlin family has strong roots at Notre Dame High School. Her father Jim was active in the ND Father’s Club; her mother Joan supported the PTA; her brother Jim is a graduate of the ND Class of 1973; and her sister Anne Carlin Spedding is a graduate of the ND Class of 1977.
  • Mary Joan Maruca ‘72

    Mary Joan Maruca ‘72, graduated from Trenton State College in 1976. After graduation she began her career as a legal secretary working for several lawyers in their private practices. She ended her career as a legal secretary in the office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey. In 1989 she received the best title of all—that of Mom. In 1996 Maruca became the director of the Hot Lunch Program at St. Ann School. Since February 2005, she has been Manager of Notre Dame’s Leprechaun Shop. The shop has grown under her direction, and now the Leprechaun Shop also has an online store. Maruca has also been instrumental in the founding of ND Cares, Notre Dames fundraising and support network for families dealing with a member who has breast cancer.

    Maruca has done volunteer work at Shiloh Baptist Church, Luther Towers, the Auxiliary Board of the Children’s Home Society, the Foster Parents Club of the Children’s Home Society, the New Jersey Junior Tennis Association, Lifeline and Anchor House. She has served as president of the Trenton/Mercer Legal Secretaries Association, Hillcrest Civic Association and St. Ann’s School PTA. She has been a member of the Notre Dame Hall of Fame Committee, chaired three Post Proms and has volunteered her time and talents to many of the fundraising and special events at Notre Dame.

    Married to Joe Maruca, ND class of 1970, she is the mother of Joey, class of 2008, and Nick, class of 2010. Maruca is a parishioner of St. Ann’s Church.

List of 8 items.

  • Mark Freda ’74

  • Richard Schmierer ’68

  • John Walbridge ’65

  • Diane Wargo

  • Sean Sheppard ‘86

    Sean Sheppard ‘86 was listed in Who’s Who Among High School Seniors. Following his Notre Dame graduation, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown Sheppard founded Young, Gifted and Black, the university’s first African American yearbook, earning him the title Outstanding Senior and a listing in Who’s Who Among College Seniors. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in physical education from San Diego State University.

    Sheppard began his professional career as director of sales for ICR Tracking Systems in San Diego, before becoming a graduate teaching assistant in the physical education department of San Diego State University. He then embarked upon a ten year coaching career in the field of strength and conditioning with stops at San Diego State University, Kansas State University and Boston College before ending his coaching career as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Ohio State University. During this time, his men’s basketball team at Boston College was Big East Tournament champion and Big East Conference champion in 1996; the Ohio State University men’s basketball teams made a Final Four appearance in 1999 and were Big Ten Conference champions in 2000.

    In 2000 Sheppard founded the Shep-Ty Inc.—Embrace Program. Embrace is a nonprofit organization rooted in the promotion of social and physical wellness programs that serve underprivileged communities in a variety of ways. Embrace programs are designed to connect college student leaders to San Diego’s multi-cultural community in the areas of social and physical wellness through service learning and volunteerism. The organization is built on the philosophy that serving less fortunate members of civilian and veteran communities brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or cultural upbringing. Since its inception, Embrace has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing outstanding community service.

    A member of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, Sheppard was on the Board of Trustees of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. He continues to work as a community organizer for Serving the Homeless, leading volunteers in feeding more than 200 homeless civilians and homeless veterans each week in downtown San Diego. He is a San Diego State University Ambassador for Higher Education, promoting SDSU’s interests on a local, statewide and national level. Sheppard is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, an organization of sons and grandsons of U.S. veterans, dedicated to preserving American values and traditions and to teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. In 2012, in recognition of his service to the homeless veteran community, he was named an honorary member of the legendary Buffalo Soldiers, an organization that preserves, promotes and perpetuates the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers toward the development and defense of the U.S.
  • Ronald Szejner ‘66

    Ronald Szejner ‘66, is being honored tonight along with his wife Sandra Szejner. He graduated cum laude from Providence College with a B.A. in political science. After serving in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Szejner went on to earn his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He began his professional career as a trust officer at the Continental Bank in Chicago, then moved on to the American National Corporation in Chicago, where he was promoted to progressively responsible positions. A move to First Michigan Bank Corporation, where he served as President and CEO of Brokerage Services and as Corporate V.P. and Director of Marketing, was followed by a stint at Trans Financial, Inc., in Bowling Green, Ky. As Executive V.P. and Chief Trust Officer and President of Trans Financial Investment Services, he assumed responsibility for a then money-losing trust department and added to and upgraded services, resulting in assets increasing to more than $500 million and the achievement of attractive profitability. In 1998 Szejner joined Mastrapasqua Asset Management in Nashville as Senior Vice President. He contributed significantly to increasing the firm’s $250 million assets to $2.7 billion through the marketing of investment services to institutional clients. He was Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Team Director for Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky at BB&T Corporation, where he was responsible for providing personal financial services to high-net-worth clients. Currently serveing as Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for the Diocese of Nashville, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to provide for the long-term financial stability of the Catholic Church within the 38 counties comprising the Diocese of Nashville.

    Szejner was a director of the Union League Club of Chicago, trustee of Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Mich., trustee of Pope John Paul II High School in Nashville and Director of Aquinas College in Nashville. He served on the National Leadership Council of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland, and as President, Director and Life Trustee of the CFF in Nashville. He is Director of Catholic Community Investment and Loan in Nashville, a member of the Providence College National Board of Overseers, and Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

    Szejner’s brothers Rich and Bob also graduated from Notre Dame, as did his sisters-in-law, Mary Bacsik Szejner and Janet Skorupa Szejner.
  • Sandra Lupo Szejner ‘66

    Sandra Lupo Szejner ‘66, earned a B.A. in history/political science education from Douglass College in 1970. She has worked as a 6th Grade social studies teacher in Virginia and in New Jersey, as a children’s librarian in Michigan and Illinois, and was the development director of Kids on the Block, a non-profit in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that produces educational programs for children using puppetry. Since 1999, she has been the director of Hillwood Playcare, a church non-profit preschool in Nashville, overseeing more than 100 students and 18 teachers.

    Sandra Szejner has generously donated her time to numerous volunteer activities, including serving on the Inverness Women’s Club Board, the Children’s Memorial Hospital/Chicago Auxiliary Board, and the Warren County, Kentucky, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Board. She is a member of the National and Nashville Area associations for Education and Young Children. She and her husband Ron, also an honoree tonight, are members of St. Henry Church in Nashville, where they lead the Engaged Couples ministry. She is an RCIA Sacrament of Matrimony speaker and a member of the Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League.
     
    Sandra and Ron Szejner have three children: Laura Marie Wise, Stephen Francis Szejner and Cythia Ellen Gross; and four grandchildren: Samantha Kay and Kyle Stephen Szejner, Caroline Rose Wise and Nathaniel Jordan Gross.
  • John Tattory ‘83

    John Tattory ‘83, attended Rider University, graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in accounting. While at Rider he played varsity soccer, earning all-conference honors twice. Tattory began his career with Ernst & Young and spent eight years in the firm’s audit practice. He moved on to Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he spent the next eight years in a variety of financial roles of increasing responsibility, ending his tenure there as finance director for the U.S. Primary Care business. He then joined Tyco International as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Flow Control Segment. In 2008 he joined Discover Laboratories, a publicly traded biotechnology company developing technologies that address unmet medical needs in respiratory critical care. As Vice President, Finance, his responsibilities include management of the company’s financial operations, investor relations and the raising of capital to fund operations.

    Since 1991 Tattory has been a member of St. Gregory the Great parish, where he served on the new church building steering committee, the school board and the parish finance council. He is a member of the board of trustees at the Mt. Carmel Guild, where he is currently serving as treasurer. He has volunteered his time to the Robbinsville Soccer Association, coaching for ten years. He has been a member of the Notre Dame finance committee since 2010 and has served on the ND Hall of Fame committee.

    Tattory’s service to Notre Dame is a family affair: his father, Dr. Carl Tattory, was a longtime supporter of ND boys and girls soccer; his mother, Bernice Tattory, was ND’s school nurse from 1982 to 2004; and his wife Christine is a loyal supporter, volunteering with the Harvest Moon Auction, Post Prom and Fashion Show. His sister, Carol Tattory Pitonyak, and brother, Chris Tattory, are ND alums, as is son Michael. Daughter Lindsey will graduate this year, and son Andrew will be a member of the class of 2018.

Dan Danko ‘80, Parent of Danny Danko ‘13

“I am very excited to have my son continue the Danko tradition. My sisters and I all went here to Notre Dame, as did some of their children. These next four years will go by so quickly, my wife and I will have to treasure each moment.”

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.