Chaminade Award

In 1975, Archbishop Riordan High School inaugurated the Blessed William Joseph Chaminade Award to honor an individual in the Riordan community who exemplifies the Marianist spirit of service and loyalty, and who has helped to advance the mission of the school. Recipients of this highest honor bestowed by the school include alumni, faculty and staff, parents and benefactors.

1975 – H.W. Eagleson
1976 – Tom O’Toole
1977 – Fr. John Bolin, SM
1978 – Ed Fennelly
1979 – Bro. Maurice Miller, SM
1980 – Kathleen Essig
1981 – James Ruffoni
1982 – Lucille Gay
1983 – William Britton ’48
1984 – Bro. James Dods, SM
1985 – Bro. John Haster ’57
1986 – Joseph Hurley ’54
1987 – Madeline Duggan
1988 – Dino Polizziani
1989 – John Rubia ’48
1991 – Gerald Bachecki ’59
1992 – Rudy Zannini
1992 – Fr. William A. O’Connell, SM
1994 – Jeffrey Holl ’72
1995 – Msgr. John O’Connor ’52
1996 – Tony Pantaleoni ’70
1997 – Ronald Isola ’61
1998 – Edward Mahoney ’65
1999 – Reno Taini ’59
2000 – Chris Callero ’70
2001 – Bruce Thompson ’61
2002 – Ronald Rosa ’60
2003 – Vincent Leveroni ’65
2004 – Genni-Marie Fong
2005 – Bro. Patrick McMahon, SM
2006 – Edward Bruno
2007 – Fr. Timothy M. Kenney, SM
2008 – Michael Mayer ’71
2009 – Joseph M. Conti
2010 – Rick Riley
2011 – Fr. Thomas Seagrave ’60
2012 – James Grealish ’38
2013 – John “Jack” McCloskey ’55
2014 – Bro. Bill Bolts, SM ’53
2015 – Steven Herrera ‘76
2016 – Lou Segale ’61
2017 – Capt. William E. Best, USNR (Ret.)
2017 – Fr. John Joseph “Jack” Russi, SM ’57*
*Posthumous Award