Hall of Fame
After months of thorough meetings, discussions, and discernment, the Hall of Fame Committee - comprised of faculty, staff, and alumni that span all six decades of De Smet Jesuit - voted for Mr. Greg DiBlasi, Mr. Mark Guyol '78, and Brother Hank Welch, S.J., to be inducted into the De Smet Jesuit Hall of Fame.
All three gentlemen meet the necessary criteria and each epitomizes the core Ignatian principles of De Smet Jesuit. For living our motto of being "Men for and With Others," they will join the ranks of other faculty, staff, and alumni Hall-of-Famers this fall.
The formal induction, which will kick off Reunion Weekend, is scheduled to take place on the evening of Thursday, September 29, at De Smet Jesuit. Tickets can be purchased below.
Please join us in congratulating the 2022 class, and we hope to see you at the induction dinner!
Class of 2023 Hall of Fame Nominations
In order to nominate someone for the De Smet Jesuit High School Hall of Fame, he/she must meet the following standards:
Any member of the De Smet Jesuit community is eligible for nomination and induction into the Hall of Fame, including alumni, former faculty, former administration and staff volunteers, major benefactors, community leaders, parents of alumni and parents of current students. Please note that individuals employed by De Smet Jesuit at the time of voting are not eligible for that cycle.
The Hall of Fame will recognize individuals, living or deceased, for personal achievements and contributions, including but not limited to service to or support of De Smet Jesuit; major contributions to De Smet Jesuit through personal time and effort; demonstration of the highest principles of integrity and honesty in keeping with the philosophy of De Smet Jesuit, "Men for and With Others;" and bringing recognition and prominence to De Smet Jesuit and themselves through their professions, through academic or athletic accomplishments, community service or achievements in the arts and sciences. The ideal candidate ultimately embodies all the principles of De Smet Jesuit and the Jesuit Profile of the Graduate at Graduation.
3) Waiting Period
No alumnus shall be eligible to enter the Hall of Fame until (5) years from his graduation from De Smet Jesuit.
Questions pertaining to the De Smet Jesuit Hall of Fame may be directed to email@example.com
Class of 2020 Hall of Fame Program & Speeches Class of 2021 Hall of Fame Program & Speeches
Hall of Fame Introduction Videos
Previous Hall of Fame Inductees
|The Honorable Henry Autrey ‘71||1998||Mr. Bob Frederic ‘80||2009||Mr. Chris Higgins ’88||2020|
|Mr. Rich Grawer||1998||Mr. John O’Leary ‘95||2009||Mr. Bob Steiner||2020|
|Fr. Rich Bailey, S.J.||1999||Mr. Mike Sawicki ‘71||2009||Mr. Scott Wirtz ’95||2020|
|Mr. Jim Goessling ‘73||1999||Mr. Dave Welborn ‘80||2009||Mr. Larry Linkul ’71||2021|
|Fr. Thomas McQueeny, S.J.||1999||Mr. Ed Berns||2011||Mr. Brian Lavin ’72||2021|
|Mr. Frank Finnegan Jr.||2000||Dr. Mike Faddis ‘71||2011|
|Fr. G. Jacobsmeyer, S.J.||2000||Mr. Greg Pohlman ’78||2011|
|Mr. John Schaefer ‘75||2000||Dr. Craig Aubuchon ’72||2013|
|Dr. Greg Densberger||2001||Mr. Jim Kennedy ’73||2013|
|Mr. Bill R. Mueller ‘89||2001||Mr. Tim Barrett ’76||2015|
|Fr. John Arnold, S.J.||2002||Mr. Tom Suntrup ’77||2015|
|Fr. Woody Boian, S.J.||2002||Mr. Greg Vitello||2015|
|Mr. Tim Walsh ‘72||2002||Mr. John Wilson ’75||2016|
|Mr. Steve Burr||2003||Mr. William G. Mueller ’89||2016|
|Mr. Frank Cusumano ‘80||2003||Rev. Walter Sidney, S.J.||2016|
|Mr. Bob Mills ‘72||2004||Mr. Nick Lamb ’76||2017|
|Mr. Ed Nestor ‘75||2004||Mr. Kevin Klingler ’77||2017|
|Mr. Steve Stipanovich ’79||2004||Mr. Rob Klingler ’80||2017|
|Mr. Bob Christian||2005||Mr. Dick Donohue||2017|
|Mr. Chris Mess||2005||Mr. Dale Burgman||2018|
|Mr. John Faust||2006||Brig. Gen. Cal Worth, Jr. USMC ’84||2018|
|Mrs. Felicie Van de Riet||2006||Mr. Mike Nooney||2019|
|Mr. Mike Sennett||2007||Mr. Denny Cerneka||2019|
|Mr. George Hasser||2008||Mr. Ken Luecke||2019|