Alumni Hall of Fame

Established in 2003, with the first awards presented in 2004, The Seton Catholic Preparatory Hall of Fame Awards are given in recognition of demonstrated commitment to and application of the standards of excellence for which Seton Catholic Preparatory is known.
2023 Inductees
Rindi Eubanks-Garcia

Rindi Eubanks-Garcia, Class of 1987
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

    • Dedicated Catholic school educator, taught at St. Mary Basha for over 30 years
    • Also serves as Vice Principal
    • Volunteers on SCP Board of Trustees
James Johnson

James Johnson, Class of 1987
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

    • 30 years in the Fire Department
    • Assistant Chief Mesa Fire
    • Volunteers with City of Tempe Police Motor Assist Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Mesa
    • Currently serves as SCP Girls Volleyball Varsity Coach winning Coach of the Year multiple times
Fred and Laura DeCaro

Fred and Laura DeCaro, Past Parents
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

    • Sentinel Booster Club (SBC) members, Laura served as President for 3 years
    • Revised Sponsorship program for the SBC generated record numbers
    • Fred managed SBC social media and online presence
    • Began Trivia Night for Seton Parent Association reaching out to future families
    • Fred is the announcer for football games for 9 years at time of induction
Martin Contreras

Martin Contreras, Class of 1983
Distinguished Athletics Hall of Fame

    • As a sophomore became leading point guard, scorer and was team captain, recognized as All-State
    • Senior year he was first in points per game average (24 ppg), first in steals, and second in assists within Class C.
    • Scored over 1000 points in three years which set record for career points from 1960-1987
2022 Inductees
Pete Vlastelica

Pete Vlastelica, Class of 1995
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

    • Venture capitalist working with Elysian Park Ventures, the private venture investment fund affiliated with the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chelsea FC
    • Successful entrepreneur, executive, and investor in sports, technology, and entertainment for over 20 years
    • President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports, building and leading the team responsible for creating the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League
    • VP of Digital at FOX Sports
    • Directed the growth of and the creation of FOX Sports Go, oversaw the streaming of thousands of live sporting events, including Super Bowl XLVIII
    • Co-founder and CEO of Yardbarker, sports blog and advertising network acquired by FOX
    • Member of Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Class
Karen Hill
Karen Hill, Parent of Colleen ’02, Kelly ’06; Seton Staff since 2005

Distinguished Service Hall of Fame Award

  • Past parent and 17 year Seton employee and volunteer 
  • Team mom to both the Swim and Cheer teams. 
  • Awarded the Seton Volunteer of the Year award
  • Worked on the annual Gala as event Co-Chair, Decorations Chair and painted stunning backdrops
  • In 2005, hired as a part-time Assistant Librarian, became full time after a short time
  • Awarded the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for Faculty and Staff during only her second year
  • Became the school Events Coordinator and Advancement Associate.
  • Oversees the Toastmasters Program,
  • Helps coordinate the Ambassador Program

Haley Lawless Hessenauer

Haley Lawless Hessenauer, Class of 2012
Distinguished Athletics Hall of Fame

  • Four-years on varsity Volleyball as outside hitter
  • Won four State Championships
  • Her senior year, boasted:
    • 364 kills (6.2 per set),
    • 43 aces,
    • 134 digs and
    • 49 blocks
  • Earned All-Arizona multiple times, All-East Valley Tribune First Team and United Dairyman All-American honors
  • Ranked as #21 Senior Ace by Prep Volleyball
  • National Freshman of the Year 
  • Arizona 4A First Team All-State in 2008


2021 Inductees
Tiffany Pederson Berge
Tiffany Pederson Berge, Class of 2001
Distinguished Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Volleyball 4 year Varsity Starter, All-Metro
  • Team captain 3 years
  • Junior Year MVP, All-State 
  • 1998 Basketball Championship Team
  • Track and Field State Champion in the high jump
  • Medaled in the long jump and triple jump
  • First Seton Volleyball Player to earn a full athletic scholarship to DI school
  • Chandler Hall of Fame
1997 Basketball
1997 Championship Girls Basketball Team
Distinguished Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Head Coach, Karen Self, Assistant Coach Dave Ferrence
  • First Girls Basketball Championship Team for the school
  • Many players continued on to win championships in 1998, and 1999
Karen Self
Karen Self
Distinguished Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Earned 10 State Championships which is the State Record
  • 2nd in the State for total wins
  • Only missed semifinals once in her career at Seton
  • 25 consecutive, region championships
  • Multiple wins as Coach of the Year for different organizations
  • Spirit of Cotton Award
  • Selected as McDonald's All-Star Game Coach
  • Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame


2020 Inductees

Tom Escobedo

Tom Escobedo, Class of 1963
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame


  • Working with at risk youth in his retirement
  • Developed programs  to teach gardening to youth and promote hard work and persistence to get good results
Armando Bernasconi

Armando Bernasconi, Class of 1993

Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame


  • Began Quality Connections in Flagstaff, Arizona which helps those with developmental disabilities to become independent, productive members of the community
  • Provides employment and training services
  • Quality Connections has become leading community rehabilitation program in Northern Arizona
Joe Campanella

Joseph Campanella


  • Served as an advisor for school leadership and Advancement office during Capitol Campaigns
  • Supported the school in multiple ways including financially
Shannon Desmond
Shannon Desmond, Class of 2007
  • Lead soccer team to 4 state championships
  • Undefeated against 1A, 2A, and 3A schools
  • Received many recognitions for her athletic successes
  • Played at Seton Hall nd named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

2019 Inductees

Dr. Tom Foster

Dr. Thomas Foster, Class of 1969
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame


  • Army Veteran
  • Worked in higher education as Adjunct Professor and was Business and Computing Studies Division Chair
  • Designated Professor Emeritus by Maricopa Community College District for his career contributions in education
  • Supported veteran services, online learning, sustainability efforts, and technology literacy during his career
Steve Saville

Steven Saville, Class of 1979
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame


  • Degree in Journalism, and was President and Publisher of multiple Flagstaff publications including NAU's "Lumberjack" and "Mountain Living Magazine"
  • Humanitarian, involved with 17 non-profits in his career including YMCA, United Way, and Big Brother
  • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Philanthropist of the Year in 1998
Pat Collins

Patricia Collins, Past Principal
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame


  • Seton Librarian, oversaw library through upgrades with computers, the internet, and other technological advancements
  • Principal from 2005-2017
    • Oversaw land purchases, moving the football field,  construction of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel and the Fine Arts Building
  • Concluded tenure as principal with Seton acknowledged as a National Blue Ribbon School
Jack Marsh

Dr. Jack Marsh, Class of 2005
Distinguished Athletics Hall of Fame


  • Won individual state championships in Tennis all 4 years
  • Did not lose a single match his entire Seton career
  • First 3A player to win four consecutive state titles
  • Lead team to state championships his sophomore and senior years
Tiff Tate

Tiffany Tate-Eckes
Distinguished Athletics Hall of Fame


  • Assistant girls basketball coach, joined the program in the 2008-2009 season
  • During tenure of 9 seasons, Seton won state championships for 7 of them
  • Suffered from cystic fibrosis was an inspiration to girls basketball and Seton as a whole for perseverance and grade and will be remembered for her sacrifices and importance to our program

2018 Inductees

Andres Contreras, Class of 1988
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Dedicated life to service of others
  • 26 Years of experience working in non-profit and for profit work
  • Currently the Executive Vice President of Social Services and Education at Chicanos Por La Causa, an all-encompassing organization for the underserved

Gabriel Ortiz, Class of 1988
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Vice President of Sales for current medical device company receiving many very presitigous awards
  • Received Presidents Club Award 4 times which earned him Olympus Club reserved for top 1%
  • Served Board of Directors, currently Board President

Armand Ortega, Past President
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Participated in fundraising with Christian Brothers for much needed gym
  • Financially began wrestling program and funded program through years of its early existence.
  • Wrestling program was first non-traditional sport at Seton; allowed others to follow
  • Wrestling boasts some of the first AIA State Championships

Renae Richardson Jensen, Class of 1984
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Leading scorer girls basketball, averaging over 20 points per game
  • Received many awards including, MVP, All-Around Player, and Fr. Hurtado Award for Senior Scholar Athlete
  • NHS President, Valedictorian

2017 Inductees

✝ Erin Bellefeuille, Class of 2002
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Lived consecrated life at Regnum Christi and began Haiti mission trips
  • Lived and did missionary work in Mexico teaching English as a second language

Bernard McBryan
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Founded Robotics Club; helped run it for 15 years
  • The success of Robotics Club led to addition of engineering classes at Seton Catholic Preparatory
  • Robotics Club modifies Power Wheels for kids with disabilities

Joanna Usher Murphy, Class of 2002
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • 2nd place in Arizona 3A blocks in a career with 262 blocks
  • 5th place in Arizona 3A blocks in a season with 110 blocks
  • All-Region and All-State

Andrew Belus, Class of 2007
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Cross Country team captain for 3 years
  • Track team captain for 2 years
  • Holds the school record for the 5K and the 2 mile

Kimberly Zadrozny Higginbotham, Class of 2002
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Part of 2002 State Championship soccer team
  • 2 time MVP, 3-time captain in softball
    • .462 High school career batting average
    • 3A South Region Player of the Year, NFCA first-team All-Region, AZ Republic Small School Player of the Year

Christina Wirth, Class of 2005
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Career Stats
    • 2550 points (1st in 3A, 3rd in the state)
    • 1173 rebounds (2nd in 3A, 13th in the state)
    • 312 steals (7th in 3A)
    • 266 assists
    • 120 blocks (6th in 3A)
    • 577 free throws (1st in 3A, 2nd in the state)
  • Arizona Player of the Year, USA Today All-American
  • Played at Vanderbilt, WNBA Indiana Fever, Slovakian team BK PU Bemaco Prešov

Dr. Michelle Doroz, Class of 1992
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Dedicated to service, volunteered medical services in Kolkata, India, Guatemala, Ccapi, Peru and with a shelter for homeless and uninsured

2016 Inductees

Debbie Eubanks Defreyn, Class of 1985
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • Represented CPS in civil actions protecting abused and neglected children and prosecuted physicians and other health care providers who engage in conduct harmful to patients

Nicole Hank, Class of 1996
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Volunteered and worked with organizations that try to find treatments and cures for epilepsy, brain cancer, MS, ALS, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuropathy, and Myositis
  • Developed a vitamin, Neuro-V, that rejuvenates nerves to help neuropathy patients with pain and suffering

Sister Marie Theresa Rishel, Teacher and Volunteer
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • At various times while at Seton taught Math and Theology, tutored students in Math, and was a substitute teacher
  • Took students to volunteer at Andrew House to work with homeless
  • Became a missionary, worked in Mexico and Guatemala, helping those in orphanages, and teaching religious education
  • Traveled to parishes promoting Missions in China, Ecuador, and Korea

Chris Gummel, Class of 1986
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • In football received All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-State recognition multiple years,  played offensive and defensive line, and won the Golden Helmet
  • In baseball received All-Conference, All-State recognition multiple years, and played right field and catcher

2015 Inductees

Matt Meister, Class of 1995
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Worked with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) researching thunderstorm initiation and automated forecasting and tracking systems.
  • Weekend meteorologist at CBS affiliate and ABC
    • First meteorologist in southern Colorado to be recognized as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by American Meteorological Society
  • Developed Storm Tracker 13 in Colorado Classrooms, 5th grade weather book/curriculum

LeRoy Meister, Voice of the Sentinels
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Volunteered labor at Seton assisting in construction of gym, installed sprinkler systems, irrigation and infield sod on baseball field, and did general maintenance of baseball fields
  • Public announcer for Seton Football starting in 1996, more than 100 home games and 20 seasons

Meghan Mullin, Class of 2005
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Star softball player, had a high school record of 21-1 and never hit below .415 in a season, won state championship 4 years in a row
  • Won many accolades all 4 years at Seton including All-East Valley 2A-5A Player of the Year, Republic’s small school Player of the Year, and All-State teams
  • Senior Year: .567  batting average; 23 RBIs, .611 on base percentage, 16 stolen bases and 1.02 ERA


2014 Inductees

Fr. Christopher Fraser, JCL, Class of 1989
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Parochial Vicar of SS Simon and Jude Cathedral and St. Andrew the Apostle
  • Licensure in Canon Law and works full time in the diocesan Tribunal and serves as Judicial Vicar

Kevin McCarthy, Faculty Member and Volunteer
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Started teaching the year of the fire, taught Government, AZ History, Free Enterprise, PE
  • Helped reaching out to feeder schools
  • Was the Dean of Discipline and Athletic Director, Football and Baseball Coach
  • Served on the Board of Trustees

Theodore “Tino” Valenzuela*, Class of 1978
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • In football received All-Conference and All-State recognition
  • In baseball won 4 state championships in a row, had only 1 loss in 3 years, and received All-State recognition multiple times
  • Played professional golf for almost 10 years


2013 Inductees

Kate McBryan, Class of 2003
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Helped found and then, as an alum, mentored our robotics team
  • Earned Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering
  • Works in University of Maryland’s Space Systems Lab in Neutral Buoyance Research Facility
    • Work on projects including high speed robotic arm to service satellites in space, small satellites that flies around to inspect outside of ISS, underwater robot that gathers ocean floor samples

Eveline Heath, Faculty
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Taught French and English for 22 years
  • Participated in Kairos retreats
  • In addition to teaching was French Club moderator, World Language Department Chair,  and instituted World Languages laboratory
  • Upheld standards of school on Discipline Board
  • Received St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award in 1999

Brother Mark, Faculty
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Was Principal for 4 years, first year was the year of the fire, History teacher and school yearbook moderator
  • Added Latin, French, Psychology, and Advanced Mathematics classes
  • Worked to beautify the campus
  • Worked to continue Seton after the fire, ordered portable classrooms so classes could continue
  • Increased enrollment even during the time of the fire from 117-180

Avel Medoza, Class of 1978
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • In baseball won 4 State Championships as the starting pitcher, multiple All-State recognition and was the Batting Crown winner twice
  • Was the starting quarterback his junior and senior years and passed over 1200 yards both years

Lisa Wangler Moser, Class of 1998
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Played softball and won 3 state championships, All-Tournament, and her senior year the team was ranked one of the top 50 softball programs in the nation by USA Today Magazine
  • Distinguished Athlete from the US Marine Corps
  • In college, received many recognitions including All-Conference Team, All-American, set Oregon record for single season hits, MVP and Rookie of the Year, Big XII All-Tournament

1997 Football State Championship Team
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • First football championship for the school, coached by Coach Timpani
  • Season record of 6-2
  • Tied Record for
    • Touchdown receptions: Scott 2
  • Set records for
    • Most points in a quarter: 28
    • Most points in a half: 31
    • Highest scoring game: 60
    • Longest field goal: Zovko, 47 yards
    • Longest pass completion: Koehneman to Scott, 70 yards
    • Most points after a touchdown: Zovko, 5
    • Longest punk: Spetz, 57 yards
  • 14 of 42 players in championship game played in college


2012 Inductees

Sharolyn Thun Hohman, Class of 1963
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Served as President and CEO of Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce for 24 years
  • Helped establish one of the country’s largest shelter for domestic violence where 90% of women do not return to the abusive situation
  • Involved civically with many organizations including Southwest Lending Closet which provides medical equipment at no cost, Tri-City Boys’ and Girls’ Club, CTE Advisory Board to the AZ State Board of Education, and Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience
  • Received multiple awards including Soroptimist Rose Award, Lion of the Year in 2004, Phoenix and Maricopa Workforce Connections Super Start in 2002, and Arizona Woman magazine Trendsetter in 1998

Mary Ann Rich
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Teacher for 25 years at Seton, 37 total working in Catholic education
  • Served as the Foreign Language Department Chair for close to 10 years and initiated the Foreign Language Festival, and was the only Spanish teacher at Seton for 8 years
  • Participated in many Kairos retreats and involved in spiritual formation
  • 1993 Edmund Rice Distinguished Education Award nominee
  • 1997 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton award recipient

Fred Buelna, Class of 1977
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Played football and was selected for All-State team 4 times, was 2 time MVP, two time offensive back of the year, led in rushing, pass receptions, touchdowns and leading scorer for all AIAA
  • Played basketball and was selected for All-State team 3 times
  • Played baseball and was selected for All-State team 4 times, was 3 time team MVP, selected as All-State Baseball MVP Junior year and won 2 state championships
  • Received Fr. McGloin Award for outstanding athlete of the year
  • Also received AIAA Player of the Year award and Chandler Arizonan Newspaper Player of the Year Award

David Walker, Class of 1984
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Played football and selected as All-State in offence, All-State in defense, Runner up in conference at quarterback
  • Played baseball and was conference champions twice, selected as All-State, and pitched 10 innings in the semifinal and final games in the same day to win State Championship junior year
  • Received Fr. McGloin Award for Outstanding senior boy athlete
  • Was the assistant coach with Kevin McCarthy for 2 years after graduation

2011 Inductees


Nicole G. Harrison, Class of 1988
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Helped start alumni program at Seton Catholic, dedicating many hours over 4 years (at the time of induction)
  • Served term as chairperson for Alumni Association and Chairperson for Hall of Fame committee, including ensuring that the event continued
  • Played basketball at MCC for 2 years, UofA girls basketball team manager, held multiple Assistant Coach and Head Coach positions
  • Currently works for Phoenix Fire Department, is a Paramedic, and teaches EMT classes at MCC

Dr. Vincent Sheridan, Coach and Teacher
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Taught Social Studies for 4 years, “Felt like God put me in the right place at the right time”
  • 2nd year at Seton became baseball coach, was a part of AIAA B Region, had only 8 players so made a deal with another student to have a full team, finished 2nd place, left Seton with 4 region titles, 3 state titles, and a record of 31-0 over 3 title seasons
  • Became Principal at Gerard until it closed, then became Principal at Our Lady of Mt Carmel before retiring

Steven Turkovich Jr., Coach
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Coached football, basketball, baseball, started Track and Field and Cross Country
  • Won multiple ASIAC championships, one in football, one in basketball, 2 in baseball, and one in track and field.
  • Became Athletic Director with Fr. Eigel, helped establish a champion attitude with students, treated them each as they all had the potential to do great things

2010 Inductees

Marcia Burdette-McNulty, Class of 1962
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • 12 year career as teacher at St. Mary Basha, Queen of Peace, Christ the King and a substitute teacher at Seton.
  • Served Iowa Pharmacy Association Board of Trustees, Iowa Heath Systems Pharmacists Board of Trustees, and Ventura Community School Board of Education for 9 years
  • Worked with SBCM Corporation as a consultant pharmacist, worked with 30 nursing homes to assist older adults in finding more affordable medication regimens and monitoring outcomes

Thomas Camptell, Class of 1970
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Stellar Scholar-Athlete, played football basketball, baseball, Track and Field
    • Senior year in football, completed 85 of 156 passes for 1664 yards, 18 touchdowns, rushed for 456 yards, scoring 4 touchdowns and kicked 10 extra points
  • First athlete at Seton to receive a full athletic scholarship to a Division I university, recruited by Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford, ASU and UofA which he ultimately attended
  • Had a full football career at UofA, played fullback and tight end, became a started his sophomore year, and his senior year beat ASU for the first time in 10 years.


1979 Girls Softball Team
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Coach: Kim Cramer, Assistant Coach: Lefty Soto
  • Team included: Suzanne Guerin (First base), Valerie Valenzuela (Short Stop), Marisol Lucas (Third base), Terra Palmer (Outfield), Margie Martinez (Pitcher for all playoff games), Gracie Martinez, Paula Anderson, Diana Austin, Amy Dupke, Pam LaPaglia, Cathy Trostheide, and Cathy Valdez
  • First team to win an AIA State Championship
  • State Runners-up for the next 3 years, won championship again in 1983


2009 Inductees

Bob Adlhoch, Class of 1987
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Career in production and live sporting events
  • Phoenix Suns TV Producer and Director
  • Past President of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy Awards)
  • Received 8 Emmy awards for producing, directing and graphic design (since induction has been inducted into the Silver Circle)
  • 2009 class of Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”

✝ Fr. John Fahey
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Taught at Seton, Religion, English, and History and filling in other subject areas that the Sister of Charity needed fulfilled.
  • Helped secure financial donations from the community during Seton’s hard times in order for the school to continue
  • Helped begin a Head Start program for underprivileged children in the community

Jerry Mullin, Teacher and Coach
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Coached at taught at Seton for 24 years (at time of induction) including Director of Counseling
  • Coached at total of 46 seasons in Boys Varsity Basketball, JV Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, JV Girls Basetball, Girls Varsity Basketball for 22 seasons
  • As Softball Coach, coached 9 of the 11 State Championships in AIA, 20 teams to AZ State Softball playoffs for 22 years, made it to 16 consecutive state playoffs, a part of the AIA Coaches Association, recognized by AZ Republic and Tribune as Coach of the Year many times, and produced more than 15 players who continue on to play softball at the college level

Gerard "Gerry" Ruhland, Class of 1973
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Graduated from the police academy in 1977
  • Worked from Chandler Police Department
    • Field Training Officer for 12 years
    • Range Master, and the first full time Range Master
    • SWAT team foe 27 years
    • 1999 Officer of the Year
    • 2008 Tactical Operator of the Year

Brother Tim Smyth
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Started as Principal in 1983, after the fire when the new campus was being built
  • Under tenure, the mission changed from parish school to help local students to a college preparatory school
  • Taught Physics to ensure students met curriculum requirements
  • Feels his legacy is in the students who graduated from Seton in the years he was Principal

Poncho Valenzuela
Distinguished Service Hall of Fame

  • Rescued Seton’s athletic programs after the fire, as no fundraising was able to be completed
  • Volunteered at Seton after landscaping job and used his own equipment to mow lawns, prepare fields for games, chalked football fields, set up bleachers
  • Helped prepare fields at new campus


2008 Inductees

Paul Girvan, Class of 1964
Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame

  • Served in the US Navy, was stationed in Yokohama, Japan
  • Served on The Destroyer, USS Theodore E Chandler
  • President of Catholic Young Adults Club
  • Worked in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 25 years
  • Served on the Hall of Fame Committee

Rosa Bernasconi, Class of 1998

Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame
  • All State in Basketball for 4 years, 110-7 record
    • Senior year was Gatorade Player of the Year for Arizona and AIA Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Championships
    • 1997 and 1998 2A Girls Basketball
    • 1996 High Jump State Champion
    • 1997 and 1998 Triple Jump State Champion
    • 1998 High Hurdles State Champion
  • Records
    • Most steals in a game for 2A, 3rd in the state
    • Most steals in a season for 2A, 3rd in the state
    • 793 total steals, most steals in a career for the state
    • High jump
    • Long jump
    • Triple Jump
    • 110 High Hurdle
  • Jersey #24 was retired

1968-69 Varsity Basketball Team
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • First State Championship team at Seton, coached by Fr. Eingel
  • 71-70 Victory over Judson for First of 3 consecutive Basketball State Championships
  • ASAIC play-offs were played in newly constructed Seton gym
  • Played at AZ Memorial Colliseum before Suns/Atlanta Hawks game
  • 2 seniors, 4 juniors including Tom Camptell,  5 sophomores, 1 freshmen

1969 Varsity Baseball Team
Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame

  • State Champions, score of State Championship game was 14-0
  • 17-5 record, 7-0 division record
  • As of induction date, 10 state championships in baseball
  • Coached by Harry Camptell


2007 Inductees


Jon Harrison

  • Has volunteered at Seton since 1984
  • Got chauffeur’s license and drove girls and boys athletic teams to away games for 15 years
  • Kept scorebook and/or stats for girl’s teams
  • Interim Athletic Director for 7 months at Seton Catholic Preparatory
  • Has been on the Diocesan School Board for 20 years
  • President of the Seton School board for 12 years

Ann Meyer-Wheeler, Class of 1964

  • 27 year career as a nurse
    • worked at the Coronary Care unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Banner Healthcare
    • taught classes in Critical Care at MCC
    • was an emergency medical technician and certified emergency paramedic
  • Hospice Volunteer
  • Relief Dispatcher for Rim County Rescue
  • Used motto “Be More Human” that can be seen at the top of the Matterhorn in Switzerland with a crucifix

The Honorable Timothy Ryan, Class of 1979

  • 18 year career as a trial lawyer
  • Worked for Maricopa County Attorney’s office and Public Defender’s Offices
  • Appointed a Judge of Maricopa County Superior Court in 2005
  • Board Member of Housing for Mesa, a non-profit organization that works to make affordable housing available to working families

The Seranno Family

  • Supporters of Seton financially and with goods
  • Donated linens to Seton
  • Allows 20% donations through SCRIP
  • Raised community minded children

The Sisters of Charity

  • Apostolic community of women religious, baptized in Christ, and vowed to continue the mission of his Church
  • 35 Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill have served at Seton
  • First principal was Sr. Mary Ronald, and her sister Sr. Joan Marie was at Seton for many years


2006 Inductees

Eduardo Delci, Class of 1969

  • Joined the Peace Corps and worked in Ecuador in a school construction program with Ecuadorian ministry of Education and US Aid Office
  • Coordinated Field Training Program for Latin America Training Center at the University of New Mexico and supervised field training activities for new Peace Corps volunteers serving urban renewal program in Ecuador
  • Director in Administration in Peru until 1971
  • Worked as a probation officer for the State of Arizona
  • Worked at ASU as Associate Director of Minority Recruitment and Retention, creator, initiator, supporter and motivator to many efforts including Faculty advisor especially to Chicano faculty and staff

Ampy Lee Cogswell, Class of 1985

  • Worked for Food for the Hungry International, established office in Hong Kong, raised funds for the poor in China and including orphanage in remote village
  • Volunteered for one year to lead initiative for Food for the Hungry in Philippines and managed a lending program that developed self-sufficient among poor families, and business skills training for women
  • Director of Community Outreach for Louisville Real Estate Company to facilitate homeownership in disadvantaged neighborhood, urban revitalization, helped economically disadvantaged families become first time home owners

John Rodriguez, Class of 1961

  • Army veteran with a career of over 20 years, one of the first war combat veterans during Vietnam Era
  • Green Beret
  • Military Intelligence in Fort Knox
  • Received numerous awards including Presidential Unit Citation Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor, and Meritorious Service Medal.
  • Worked for US Postal Service in Tucson and Nogales
  • Commander in Santa Cruz Country Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2066

Mark and Sylvia (Valdez) Stoll, Class of 1958

  • Members of the first graduating class
  • Mark was the first Senior class President
  • Sylvia played “Charlie” in the first play, “Here Comes Charlie”
  • Married in 1961
  • Mark started Masonry and contracting company, consistently ranks among “Top 10 Masonry Contractors” in Arizona Business Magazine
  • All 4 children graduated from Seton
  • 10 Grandchildren have attended Seton 
  • Stoll Masonry Inc built current gym and science “B” building
    • Built convent at St. Mary’s parish in the 60s and the rectory in the 70s
    • Built Knights of Columbus Hall in one day
    • Constructed additions to Mount Claret retreat center

Thomas White, Class of 1959

  • Pima Native American
  • Airborne and special forces in US Army
  • AZ National Guard
  • Involved in trial government
    • Served on Gila River Pima Tribal Council
    • Lieutenant Governor
    • Governor of Gila River Pima Indian nation for 5 years
  • Spokesman for Native American Indian Nations
  • Represented multiple American Indian communities in various states through appointments and commissions on national boards

2005 Inductees

Teresa Brice Heames, Class of 1973

  • Earned Juris Doctorate at ASU
  • Successful law career in Mesa for Community Legal Services specializing in housing law
    • Co-founded and Senior Vice President for Housing for Mesa
    • Served on committee to create Mesa’s first Housing Master Plan
    • State Housing Commission
    • Advocate for Latino community through work with Association of Hispanic Citizens and East Valley Hispanic Coalition
  • Awarded Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Design School

Brother Dan Casey

  • Teacher and Vice Principal
  • Very involved teacher forming strong relationships with students
    • Taught English and religion
    • Moderator for Student
    • Coached JV Basketball
    • Inspired and motivated students, including cartwheels in the back of a classroom
  • Vice Principal starting in 1990
    • Inspired faculty to rise to their highest level
    • Teachers credit him with instilling confidence in themselves
    • Instrumental in adding “Catholic” to Seton Catholic
    • Helped built gym
    • Enrollment grew tremendously during his tenure

Dennis Clinch, Class of 1977

  • Joined Seton staff in 1990 as teacher and Athletic Director
  • Athletic Director
    • established Bishop’s cup between Seton and Bourgade
    • reinstituted 3 major athletic awards helping to bridge tradition between old and new campuses
    • helped develop wresting program
  • Teacher
    • represented state of Arizona at “Applied Economics Teacher Fellowship in Colorado
    • was nominated for the Edmund Rice Distinguished Educator award
    • 2002 Junior Achievement Educator of the Year
    • 2004 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award
    • AP grader for AP US History test each summer
    • attended 15 Kairos retreats
  • Coach
    • Track and Field Championship in 1995 and Runner up in 1996 and 2003
    • Received Coral Torrence Team Excellence Award for being top 3A-1A athletic and academic girls track team in the state
    • Girls Cross Country Regional Championships in 2002 and 2003

✝ Joe Martinez, Sr.

  • Built first Seton campus, first wing, science rooms, business rooms and PE building
  • Built the altar at first campus used for May Crownings, graduations and other special events
  • 14 children graduated from Seton
  • Volunteered great efforts to make Seton a success in its early days

✝ Fr. Peter McGloin

  • Vice Principal starting in 1956
  • Taught Latin, religion, music appreciation
  • Athletic Director
  • Principal starting in 1967
  • Superintendent of Schools for Diocese of Tucson
  • In his name, an award called, Fr. McGloin Award, was created to give to a male student who best exemplified “the leadership, academic development, and ideals that Fr. McGloin stood for and inspired in his students”
  • “I was just an ordinary man and I hope I did more good than harm.”- Fr. McGloin

Lucia Rodarte, Class of 1968

  • Community Relations Director at Chicanos Por La Causa
  • One of the first Hispanic women to produce and host a weekly television program on KTAR, show ran for 9 years
  • Director of Broadcast Promotion and Community Service
  • Vice President of Community Relations for 15 years with KPNX TV
  • Appointed by President Bush to serve on 3 year commission on Defense Advisory Committee on Women Services
  • Founding board member of Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame
  • Served as Chairperson of committee planning activities of Diocese of Phoenix and served on board of the Catholic Community Foundation at the invitation of the Bishop
  • Won many awards including, “Community Involvement” award from Chicanos Por La Causa, YMCA’s Outstanding Woman of the Year, along with husband honored as Leaders of Distinction by anti-defamation league

Severiano Rodarte, Class of 1962

  • First Seton graduate to become a lawyer, practiced for 32 years
  • Specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation in federal and state courts
  • Past president and board member of Los Abogados, the Hispanic Bar Association of Phoenix
  • Served on Arizona Bar Committee to evaluate the bar exam
  • Participated on many councils and committees including President of Chandler Council of the League of United Latin American Citizens, MCC Special Services Project to lower attrition rate of minority students, and Estate La Colina
  • Past member of Seton Development Council

2004 Inductees

Diane Collins

  • Taught English at Seton for over 30 years
  • Promoted activities that benefitted all and helped make Seton feel like family
  • Incorporated service into her classes
  • Teacher of the Year recipient multiple times
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton award recipientRegarded by many as favorite teacher

✝ Michael Eubanks, Class of 1986

  • Beloved faculty member and alum
  • Spanish teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Dean of Discipline
  • Supported gym building
  • Holds legacy at Seton Catholic
  • Stadium named in his honor


Don Kramer, Class of 1962

  • Four year Varsity in Football, Basketball, and Baseball
  • MVP in Football his Senior Year
  • Assistant Head Coach at Mountain View
    • 11 State Champion games, 7 Championships
    • State Assistant Coach of the Year 3 times
    • AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year

Dr. Ernest Lee, Class of 1986

  • Earned MD at University of Texas Medical School at Houston, awarded 2003 Dr. Sun Memorial Award during graduation at Harvard
  • Flight commander in the Navy at Tinker Air Force Base
  • Responsible for the healthcare of 22,000 active duty and civil service employees while in the Navy
  • Founded feeding program for malnourished children in the Philippines
  • Worked with First Lady Kirsty Gusmao of East Timor to establish her country’s first medical school

✝ Sister Mary Ronald Madden, Sisters of Charity

  • First Principal of Seton 
  • Developed initial building blocks of Seton
  • Directed Girls’ choir
  • Librarian
  • Teacher
  • Left Seton to become Director of the Seton Hill College Library

Sister Joan Marie Madden, Sisters of Charity

  • Holds legacy at Seton
  • Taught English, US History, and religion
  • Librarian
  • Registrar
  • First recipient of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton award

Mgsr. Jerry McCarthy, Class of 1964

  • Attended St. John’s Seminary College
  • Earned doctorate in Graduate Theological Union, Berkley
  • Director of Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
  • Author, editor, consultant and presentation speaker
  • Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Tucson

Msgr. John McMahon

  • Pastor of St. Mary's Parish, which was one of the 3 schools of "Tri-City Seton" and was very involved in the activities of Seton
  • Very involved with fundraising for Seton including Cinco de Mayo celebration
  • When Seton rebuilt after the fire coordinated with many to gift what was needed to the school to continue through gifts or helping build
  • Donated and encouraged people to give to build the gym and "B" Building

Al Mendoza, Class of 1975

  • Vice President of Retail Operation for Northern Division of Bashas
  • Man of the Year for Bashas in 1989
  • Ran retreats for juniors and seniors at many parishes for 15 years after leaving Seton to show what an adult relationship with God looks like

Marc Olivier, Class of 1988

  • 2A State Championship for 100 and 200 meter sprints, at time of induction still holds the record
  • High School All American senior year
  • Ran Track for 3 years at UofA
    • 4X100 NCAA Championship relay team
    • Broke 5 UofA Records, 3 still stand at the time of induction
  • Ran track professionally for 7 years
  • Track coach at UofA and MCC
  • Police officer with Chandler Police Department

✝ Fr. Joseph Patterson

  • Founder of Seton Catholic
  • Created the school for the Spanish-speaking migrant families in Chandler
  • Started a college scholarship fund for disadvantaged students
  • Dedicated time to children, including those at Seton and had a very large impact

Jim Ryan, Class of 1968

  • Obtained bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, and law degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland.
  • Spent 12 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community, holding successive positions as an intelligence analyst, intelligence team chief, Cryptologic Staff Officer, and attorney for the National Security Agency.
  • Returned to Arizona in 1983, and had a distinguished career as a senior litigation partner with the Phoenix office of a national law firm.
  • Appointed to various leadership positions in the American Bar Association, including Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation's Trial by Jury Task Force.
  • Served the Chandler community in various capacities, including multiple terms as a Director and Officer of the City's Industrial Development Authority, Chair of the City's 2003 Citizens' Bond Committee, and Chair of the City's successful 2004 Bond Election Campaign.
  • Served the Seton Catholic community as Chair of Alumni Fund-raising for the Seton Gymnasium campaign, was twice elected as a member of the Seton Catholic School Board (now, the Advisory Committee), and served several years as School Board President.

John Thornell, Class of 1964

  • Earned degrees at University of Hartford, Salve Regina University, and Doctorate from Columbus University
  • Military career from 1972-1999
  • Founded, developed, and provided direction and guidance for national and international IT companies
  • Works with “Birthday Blessings”, a VA organization that provides birthday wishes for terminally ill children

John Omohundro

  • Took ownership of baseball field to turn an inconsistently maintained field to one of the best in the state using his own large amounts of time
  • Trainer with the Cardinals and used his connections to solicit auction items, equipment and anything else needed at the time
  • Volunteered to help improve football field and softball field
  • Uses resources to move items as needed from Gerard to Seton

✝ Deceased

Alumni Relations Contacts

Maggie Brown '02
Alumni Relations Manager
480.963.1900 Ext. 4060
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Hall of Fame Award Descriptions


Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame
The nominees would include graduates who have distinguished themselves in life after their time at Seton Catholic Preparatory.  These accomplishments go above and beyond and should set them above their peers which could include: Lifetime achievements, Significant accomplishments within the community, Significant accomplishment or contribution within in their field.

Distinguished Athletic Hall of Fame
The nominees would include graduates who have who have stood out among their peers and created a lasting legacy in athletics.  This also includes coaches who distinguish themselves through coaching merits, and./or volunteers or staff who have made a lasting impact on the athletics program at Seton.  These accomplishments should often still be significant 10 years after their graduation.  Some examples of accomplishments these exemplary individuals may hold are: Multiple championships, School and/or state records, Significant statistical achievements, All-State and/or All-Region recognition or other era-specific awards, Founding an athletic programs.

Distinguished Service Hall of Fame
The nominees would include graduates of Seton Catholic Preparatory, faculty, staff, volunteers, and/or parents who have made an impact on Seton Catholic Preparatory through outstanding achievement or contributions to Seton Catholic Preparatory as a school or community.  Individuals in this category must have served Seton for a minimum of 4 years.  Some examples of these exemplary individuals are: Staff members who have significantly impacted the growth of Seton, Volunteer/Parent who have sacrificed their own time and demonstrated a significant dedication to Seton Catholic Preparatory, Volunteer/Parent who facilitated the inception and/or continuation of programs or events, Alumni who have returned to Seton and had a significant impact on Seton beyond a career achievement (teacher, etc.).