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Ring of Honor

The Mission

The Mater Dei High School Ring of Honor debuted in May 2001 at the 50th Anniversary Golden Gala. The Ring of Honor aims to bring the entire Mater Dei community together to celebrate our school, give thanks, and recognize people who have made Mater Dei such a great place to learn and develop. It is the dedication and commitment of each and every member of our extended Monarch family that creates the traditional appeal of Mater Dei High School.

Ring of Honor inductees are recognized each spring at the Annual Ring of Honor/Founders Circle/Legacy Society Dinner.  

Inaugural Ring of Honor Inductees

Dick Coury

Sister Jo Ann Eannareno '58

John Huarte '61

Carl Karcher

Judy McKenna, J.D. Ph.D. '72

Bishop Donald Montrose, D.D.

Bishop Jaime Soto, D.D. '74


2002 Ring of Honor Inductee

Juan Zarate, Esq. ‘89


2003 Ring of Honor Inductees

Carol Capuano Wells '62

Bishop Norman McFarland, D.D., JCD

Josef D'Heygers


2004 Ring of Honor Inductees

Rick Muth '67

Robert & Ann Hoff


2005 Ring of Honor Inductees

Rev. John Weling '72

Julie Inman '84


2006 Ring of Honor Inductees

Bishop Tod D. Brown, D.D.

David Utick '61

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange


2007 Ring of Honor Inductees

Andrew Edwards

Dave Kiley '71

The Norbertine Fathers


2008 Ring of Honor Inductees

Brother Aquinas Cassin, FSP

Chris Layton '62

John Pangrazio '62

Fr. Steve Sallot '72


2009 Ring of Honor Inductees

Dr. James Grimes

Larry Drazba '72

Frank T. Suryan, Jr.


2010 Ring of Honor Inductees

Leo Boese

Gordon Lee

Dr. Terrance Peabody '77

George Zebot '62


2011 Ring of Honor Inductees

Jeanne Bonk '79

Bob Gunton '63

Dr. Carlos Prietto

Dr. Pablo Prietto


2012 Ring of Honor Inductees

Mr. Rob Smith and the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

Justice John K (Jack) Trotter

Alex Meruelo


2013 Ring of Honor Inductees

Judge Helios "Joe" Hernandez '63

Fred '57 and Maria Loya

Ken and Barbara Strottman


2014 Ring of Honor Inductees

The LeVecke Family Foundation

Michael Luevano '81

Kathleen Keating Strottman '90


2015 Ring of Honor Inductees

Dr. Michael Burke '89

Farmers & Merchants Bank - Mr. Dan Walker

Tom Haupert '58

Matthew and Mary Ellen Moschetti


2016 Ring of Honor Inductees

Lt. Col. John Flynn '95

Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo III '99

Frome Family Foundation - Stan Frome

Teresa "Tita" Smith '65 

View photo albums from past Ring of Honor Induction Ceremonies.