It was an evening of laughter and tears as more than 160 alumni, family and friends celebrated our outstanding alumni at the 2014 Alumni Awards Dinner hosted by the Alumni Association in April.
JP Musgrove ’07, president of the Alumni Association, served as the master of ceremonies. Garth Flint ’63, Alumnus of the Year, shared stories about his time at Saint Mary’s, including some memorable hijinks involving members of his class. C.J. “Kit” Ruona ’63 presented the award and noted Flint’s service as a combat pilot in Vietnam, and also author Tom Wolfe’s story about Flint’s plane being shot down over unfriendly territory.
Other award recipients were Honorary Alumnus and Alumna Frank and Lois Noonan, Fred Tovar ’95 (Signum Fidei Award), Jeanne DeMatteo ’83 (De La Salle Award), Michael Collopy ’82 (Meritorious Service), Joe O’Connor ’56 (Meritorious Service) and Michael Clothier EMBA ’06 (Gael of the Last Decade).