Alumni Awards


Each year Marian Central honors our Distinguished Alumni. However, we need your help in selecting candidates for this award. Posthumous nominations will be accepted.

Distinguished Alumni Award (up to 5 per year)
Awarded annually to an individual who models the essence of Catholic secondary education; living out the gospel message of Jesus.  This graduate may be one of great standing in the community or one who serves his fellow man through quiet dedication to Christian values.  This graduate must have attended Marian at least two years and have graduated over thirty years ago.

Young Alumni Award (up to 5 per year)
Awarded annually to alums who demonstrate excellence in one or more walks of life.  This includes, but is not limited to business, law, medicine, media, athletics, arts, education, or service to community or Church.

Alumni Excellence Award (up to 5 per year)
Awarded annually to a graduate of the past fifteen years for outstanding achievement academically, professionally, or through service to the community or Church.

Hurricane Award (up to 5 per year)
Awarded annually to a friend (non-alumnus) for years of distinguished service to the school.  This person models the essence of Catholic secondary education; living out the gospel message of Jesus.

If you have a worthy candidate in mind, please submit his/her name, address, and reasons for the nomination, and your name and address to:

Marian Central Catholic High School
Development Office
1001 McHenry Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Distinguished Alumni Recipients

  • Year Awarded
  • Name
  • Class of
  • 2017
  • John Huemann
  • 1966
  • 2015
  • William Pokorny
  • 1968

  • 2014
  • Patrick McAndrews
  • 1969
  • 2013
  • Col. Gary Vycital
  • 1963

  • 2012
  • Charie (Burgess) Zanck
  • 1970

  • 2011
  • Thomas Harding
  • 1961
  • 2010
  • Peter Wilt
  • 1978
  • 2009
  • Ronald Bykowski
  • 1963
  • 2008
  • Mary Ellen (Bolger) Stanek
  • 1974
  • 2007
  • Robert Welter
  • 1968
  • 2006
  • Eugene Wedoff
  • 1968
  • 2005
  • Victor Narusis
  • 1979
  • 2004
  • Susan (Conway) Meyer
  • 1968
  • 2003
  • Joseph Moerschbaecher
  • 1967
  • 2002
  • Regina (Leucht) Bell
  • 1970
  • 2001
  • Brad Gregory
  • 1981
  • 2000
  • Christine (Heidtke) Clark
  • 1962
  • 1999
  • Joseph Carey
  • 1972
  • 1998
  • Christine (Thelen) Nobilio
  • 1974
  • 1997
  • Thomas Zanck
  • 1961
  • 1996
  • Richard J. Thennes
  • 1964
  • 1995
  • Mary Ann (Stilling) Martinez
  • 1966
  • 1994
  • Dr. Timothy D. Conway
  • 1969
  • 1993
  • Sr. Jean Amore
  • 1961
  • 1992
  • Robert M. Bird
  • 1969

Alumni Excellence Recipients

  • Year Awarded
  • Name
  • Class of
  • 2017
  • Marley Sherwood
    Jessica Zambrano
  • 2010
  • 2015
  • Pete Merkel
    Jennifer Lada
  • 1970
    1998
  • 2014
  • Ronald Nye
    Erin (Gallagher) Smith
  • 1982
    1983
  • 2013
  • Jim May
    Michael Lalor
  • 1965
    1990
  • 2012
  • Darcy (Dick) Kriha
    Michael Green
  • 1986
    1985
  • 2011
  • Brian Kelly
    Laura Caldwell
    Dr. Nancy Parsley
  • 1983
    1985
    1985
  • 2010
  • Andrew Hartlieb
    Laura Lalor
    James Collins
  • 1985
    1985
    1996

Young Alumni Recipients

  • Year Awarded
  • Name
  • Class of
  • 2011
  • Jason Liska
  • 1996