Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were established in 2013 to recognize alumni of CBA Syracuse who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and/or careers have honored the legacy of excellence at CBA.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Distinguished Alumni Awards please fill out the application below. Deadline for nominations for Fall 2024 is April 1, 2024.

Distinguished Alumni Award Application

2022 Distinguished Alumni Recipients: Monsignor Fahey '51, Dr. Matthew Marion Zack '63, (awarded posthumously),  David Johnson '70 (awarded posthumously), John "Jack" Morrison '70, Edward Sayles '70, Edward Riley '72, Lindsey Martin '99. 

Pictured (l-r): Jack Morrison, Diana Johnson (accepting on behalf of her husband, Dave), Ed Sayles, Judy Ann Doherty (accepting on behalf of her cousin, Dr. Zack), Ed Riley, Lindsey Martin. Missing from photo Monsignor Fahey. 

2019 Distinguished Alumni Recipients: M.C. Antil ’72, John Brilbeck ’64, David M. Hayes ’61, Dr. Chandra M. Ivey ’91, Joseph R. Owen ’42, Mark A. Reed ’73, Rev. John Schopfer ’61, Dr. Amar Suryadevara ’95.

2019 Distinguished Alumni Story

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Pictured (l-r): John Marzocchi ’77 (event co-chair), Dr. Mark Reed ’73, John M. Brilbeck ’64, M.C. Antil ’72, Christopher Owen ’70 (representing his father Joseph Owen ’42), Fr. John Schopfer ’61, Dr. Chandra Ivey ’91, Dr. Amar Suryadevara ’95, David Hayes ’61, William Murphy ’75, Br. Joseph Jozwiak, FSC.

2017 Distinguished Alumni Recipients: Sen. John A. DeFrancisco ’64; Mr. Robert Halligan, Jr. ’71; Brig. Gen. Joseph Hammer ’86; James Mahoney, Ph.D. ’55 (awarded posthumously); Rev. Alfred Nortz ’46 (awarded posthumously); James Patell, Ph.D. ’66; Mr. Joseph R. Rulison ’74; Dr. Peter Waters ’73.

2017 Distinguished Alumni Story

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Pictured front row (l-r): Bill Murphy ’75, John Marzocchi ’77; Joseph Rulison ’74; Dr. Peter Waters ’73; Sr. Monica Nortz; Bob Halligan Jr ’71. Back Row: Brig. Gen. Joseph Hammer ’86; Peter Mahoney; Sen. John DeFrancisco ’64; James Patell, Ph.D ’66 and Br. Joseph Jozwiak.

2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipients: Dr. John A. Brennan ’77; Dr. Laura M. Cashin ’98; Joseph F. C. Dimento ’65; Matt Dwyer ’63 (Posthumously); Michael Erwin ’98; Dr. Daniel L. Georgianna ’61; Bishop Borys Gudziak ’78; Brian Kim ’00; Rev. Frederick Mannara ’55; Nicholas Pirro ’57; John C. Smith, Jr. ’48; Cong. James T. Walsh ’66

2015 Distinguished Alumni Story

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Pictured front row President, Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC with 2015 recipients: Dr. John Brennan ’77; Michael Erwin ’98; Rev. Frederick Mannara ’55; Dr. Laura M. Cashin ’98; Daniel Georgianna ’61; John Smith ’48 and Joseph DiMento ’65. Back row: Barbara Dwyer (representing Matthew Dwyer ’63); Brian Kim ’00, James Walsh ’66, Nicholas Pirro ’57 and William Murphy ’77, chair of the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner and Ceremony committee.

2013 Distinguished Alumni Recipients: Dr. Carl Baum ’58 (Posthumously); Daniel Byrne ’70 ; Rev. Louis Canino ’60; Dr. Robert Carsky ’73 (Posthumously); Joseph Charles ’30 (Posthumously); S. Richard Fedrizzi ’72 ; Rev. James Mathews ’54; Patrick Morelli ’62; Gianfranco Zaccai ’65

2013 Distinguished Alumni Story

Pictured (l-r): Rev. Louis Canino ’60, Spencer Baum (nephew of honoree Dr. Carl Baum), Amado Carsky (son of honoree Dr. Robert Carsky), Joseph Charles Jr. '61 (son of honoree Joseph Charles '30), S. Richard Fedrizzi '72, Patrick Morelli '62, Rev. James Mathews ’54, Daniel Byrne ’70, William Murphy ’75 (Master of Ceremonies) and Brother Joseph Jozwiak FSC Principal. Missing from photo is Gianfranco Zaccai ’65.