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What is the 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 grow. The dedication and commitment of each member of our extended Monarch family creates the traditional appeal of Mater Dei High School.
 
Criteria

The Ring of Honor seeks to recognize individuals who have achieved various levels of recognition through their church, school, community or professional life. The honoree must display commendable character and dedication to the values and mission of Mater Dei High School. Inductees are not required to be Mater Dei alumni. All members of the Mater Dei community will have nomination privileges. A call for nominations is sent in the spring of each year via e-mail and the Mater Dei website. 

Ring of Honor inductees are recognized in June at the Annual Donor Appreciation 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 

Juan Zarate, Esq. ‘89

 

2003 

Carol Capuano Wells '62

Bishop Norman McFarland, D.D., JCD

Josef D'Heygers

 

2004 

Rick Muth '67

Robert & Ann Hoff

 

2005

Rev. John Weling '72

Julie Inman '84

 

2006 

Bishop Tod D. Brown, D.D.

David Utick '61

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

 

2007 

Andrew Edwards

Dave Kiley '71

The Norbertine Fathers

 

2008

Brother Aquinas Cassin, FSP

Chris Layton '62

John Pangrazio '62

Fr. Steve Sallot '72

 

2009 

Dr. James Grimes

Larry Drazba '72

Frank T. Suryan, Jr.

 

2010 

Leo Boese

Gordon Lee

Dr. Terrance Peabody '77

George Zebot '62

 

2011 

Jeanne Bonk '79

Bob Gunton '63

Dr. Carlos Prietto

Dr. Pablo Prietto

 

2012 

Mr. Rob Smith and the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

Justice John K (Jack) Trotter

Alex Meruelo

 

2013 

Judge Helios "Joe" Hernandez '63

Fred '57 and Maria Loya

Ken and Barbara Strottman

 

2014 

The LeVecke Family Foundation

Michael Luevano '81

Kathleen Keating Strottman '90

 

2015 

Dr. Michael Burke '89

Farmers & Merchants Bank - Mr. Dan Walker

Tom Haupert '58

Matthew and Mary Ellen Moschetti

 

2016 

Lt. Col. John Flynn '95

Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo III '99

Frome Family Foundation - Stan Frome

Teresa "Tita" Smith '65 

 

2017 

The Thomas & Bernice Heffernan Family Foundation - Represented by Bob '65, Pat '71 and John '68 Heffernan

Lisa Hendey '81

Steve Oedekerk '78

 

2018 

Dr. Robert Jackson '86

Reverend Edward Poettgen, Jr. '72

Michael J. Trotter '81

John & Leslie Widera

 

2019 

Michael Gallagher '02

Mark '63 & Paul 64 Schley

Christopher Job '96

Vanessa Maldonado Reyna '02

2021 
Patrick and Marti Murphy

The Sisters of Saint Louis

Robert Webber '59