The Alumni Association Board of Directors honored the following recipients of its annual awards at a dinner on Nov. 3:
Alumnus of the Year:
James M. Guyette ’67, president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (RRNA), oversees all Rolls-Royce companies and business units in North America. Based at the RRNA headquarters in Chantilly, Va., Guyette joined Rolls-Royce in 1997 after working for 28 years with United Airlines. He was an integral part of the team that developed the Boeing 777, for which he earned the Aviation Week & Space Technology Laurels Award. Guyette has been an SMC regent for more than 20 years and is a lifetime member of the President’s Club. Over the years, he has contributed generously to the Guyette Family Scholarship to help deserving students.
Rick Reviglio ’88 comes from a family that believes in community service. His parents Jack and Ro Reviglio, with Ed and Agnes McCaffery, and Jim and Mary Ellen Bahan, helped build the Northern Nevada Endowed Scholarship so students from the region could attend SMC. Reviglio helped raise enough to exceed a $500,000 goal for the endowment. He and his company, Western Nevada Supply, are generous philanthropists in the Reno area.
Brother Dominic Berardelli, who entered the Christian Brothers in 1955, has served in many different positions in many places, including the Philippines, Southern California, Rome and Portland. During his years at SMC, from 1994-2001 and 2005-present, he has been a great ambassador for the College and a fixture on campus with alumni, benefactors, students and staff.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle:
Shawny Anderson, associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts, was a co-founder of the Justice and Community minor at SMC and a co-author of the Academic Honor Code. She is now planning her third Jan Term trip to New Orleans, where she and her students have completed more than 10,000 hours of manual labor in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Certificate of Merit:
Jim Wood ’70, whose father Don ’46 was Alumnus of the Year in 1998, worked while in College in the movement that eventually led to the admission of women. He graduated from USF’s School of Law in 1973 and is a longtime litigator in Oakland. He was honored in 2006 for outstanding pro bono accomplishments. He organized the 2007 Brother Mel Roast which raised more than $100,000.