Alumni Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni Award winners! Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Awards are now closed and will re-open for the 2018 Alumni Awards in fall 2017.

2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award

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  • Paul Muldawer ’50

    Paul Muldawer ’50 has enjoyed a lauded and successful career in architecture and town planning for 55 years. He began practicing architecture in 1962 after completing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida and a master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under Louis Kahn. He also studied traditional town planning and urban design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

    Muldawer found his way to Marist after being disinvited from Grady High School for “excessive exuberance.” Father Dagneau, who patronized Muldawer’s father’s deli, was able to persuade Muldawer’s parents to send him to Marist College, then still on Ivy Street in downtown Atlanta. Muldawer thrived while at Marist, becoming a champion swimmer and an excellent student. In 2004, he was inducted into Marist’s Blue & Gold Athletic Circle for his swimming achievements.

    Muldawer’s many professional accomplishments include an appointment by President Jimmy Carter to the United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Board; founding of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission; conceptualization of Underground Atlanta; serving as Advisor Emeritus for the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and, election to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Muldawer has an extensive background in Historic Preservation and Urban Design throughout the Southeastern and Northeastern United States. He designed the new City Hall Annex and restoration of the old City Hall Tower in Atlanta, Ga. and was architect for the City Hall and Civic Auditorium in Warner Robbins, Ga. Muldawer prepared the design for the 1977 Presidential Inaugural Reviewing Facilities for Jimmy Carter, and in 1981, he designed the Presidential Inaugural Media Pavilion for Ronald Reagan. Muldawer also designed Savannah’s historic preservation plan in 1970 and the comprehensive development plan for Suwanee, Ga.

    Since 1993, Muldawer's practice has specialized in traditional town planning and mixed-use developments using principles of new urbanism. His professional endeavors have focused on sustainable development of greenfield areas and the revitalization of infill urban areas that have experienced decline in the past.

    Muldawer has traveled extensively, observing cities with the "eye" of an architect/town planner, and has creatively photographed urban settings in Europe, the Baltic, the Greek Islands, and the United States. He has also documented new urbanist traditional neighborhood development in the southeast United States.

    Muldawer and his wife Carol live in Buckhead. Carol Muldawer served in Ambassador Young’s Congressional Office and was his administrative assistant in the Mayor’s Office. Carol is a founding member of the PATH Foundation Board. Paul and Carol’s son, Alan, is a computer consultant in Washington, D.C. and their daughter, Elisa, is the vice president of sales and marketing at Soffee/Delta Apparel. Paul and Carol are the proud grandparents of Sydney, a junior at The University of Georgia Terry College of Business; Marria, a junior at Johns Creek High School; and Sean, a computer consultant in Maryland.
  • About the Distinguished Alumnus/na Award

    To honor and publicly recognize an individual alumnus/alumna for achievements that demonstrate the qualities of the Marist Mission present in his/her life. Such an individual should incorporate the values and principles upon which Marist School was founded into all aspects of his/her life including, but not limited to, business and civic affairs. Such recognition thereby brings to the attention of Marist School and the general public those individuals whose success reflects favorably upon the school; and brings to the attention of the student body those persons whose achievements might serve as inspiration for future generations.

    Criteria 

    The recipient may be a man or woman who is a graduate of Marist School and possesses the following qualifications: (a) Leadership/Recognition in his/her chosen profession and (b) Recognition in the community for leadership in civic and/or religious affairs.
  • Previous Award Recipients

    2016: Mary Humann Judson '84
    2015: William G. Roche '76
    2014: Bret Baier '88
    2013: Richard Stanton "Dick" White, Jr. '52 
    2012: Rev. James Lawrence Harrison, III '46
    2011: Ernie Johnson, Jr. '74
    2010: Gordon J. Azar, M.D. '52
    2009: John B. Attanasio '72
    2008: Frank J. McCloskey '68
    2007: R.J. “Jim” Griffin, Jr. ’62 
    2006: H. Hamilton Smith ’53 
    2005: M.P. “Pat” Greene, Jr. ’48 
    2004: Edward J. Fechtel, Jr. ’53 
    2003: James A. Kelly ’54 
    2002: Dr. Joseph A. Snitzer ’49 
    2001: Charles W. Harrison ’48 
    2000: Paul V. Applegarth ’64 
    1999: Richard H. Leike ’60 
    1998: Dr. William C. Waters ’46 
    1997: W. Terence Walsh ’61 
    1996: Hon. Philip F. Etheridge ’60 
    1995: Herbert J. Dickson ’43 
    1994: William W. Murphy ’39 
    1993: Francis J. Manley ’48 
    1992: John H. Kelly ’57 
    1991: Richard J. Reynolds ’52 
    1990: James S. Carroll ’61 
    1989: Julian B. Mohr ’48 
    1988: Frank S. McGaughey, Jr. ’41
    1987 : Charles A. Fitzgerald ’41 
    1986: Robert Strickland ’44 
    1985: R. Carl “Hap” Chandler ’35 
    1984: Lindsey Hopkins, Jr. ’23 
    1983: William J. McAlpin ’23 
    1982: Michael G. Walsh ’60 
    1981: A.V. Gude ’39 
    1980: Donald Oberdorfer ’18 
    1979: Alex Smith ’41 
    1978: Emory Cocke ’15 
    1977: George Craft ’27

2017 Outstanding Young Alumna

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  • Titania Gibson Jordan '99

    Titania Gibson Jordan ’99 has an extensive background in technology, social media, public relations, marketing, blogging, and digital media. She has held various roles throughout her career supporting and connecting parents through different apps and social media platforms.

    Jordan attended the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business after graduating from Marist School. She is the most recent host of NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA’s weekly television show, Atlanta Tech Edge, and is launching a new innovation show on YouTube called Connect with Titania Jordan this spring. Jordan started her own full-service marketing consulting firm after gaining experience as an account executive with Lincoln Financial Media, working with clients like Whole Foods, Nikon, Samsung, and Zerorez to create copy, radio ad campaigns, and digital promotions targeting women in the Atlanta market. She served as the CMO of KidsLink, co-founder and CMO of PRIVET, executive director of Band of Coders Girls Academy, and most recently, CPO of Bark.us, a platform that helps keep tweens and teens safer online. Jordan enjoys helping startups (like RedRover and Hirewire) launch in the Atlanta market and frequently appears as a tech contributor on Atlanta & Company. She travels the country appearing on programs such as The Doctors and the Today Show, speaking at esteemed conferences such as DigSouth, Mom 2.0, and Dad 2.0, and emceeing events like the Atlanta Hawks Agency Shootout. Jordan was named a tech innovator and a mother of invention by The Atlantan in 2015 and one of the “Women Who Lead & Light Up Atlanta’s Tech Ecosystem” by Hypepotamus in 2016.

    While at Marist, Jordan was involved in cheerleading, the Peer Support Program, Model U.N., Emmaus, and served as a Damascus Leader her junior year.

    As an alumna, Jordan has remained closely connected to Marist. She has returned to campus to sit on a career panel during Women’s History Month and was the guest speaker at the 2016 Alumni Women’s Luncheon. In addition, Jordan has served as a Marist Career Connections internship host since 2016.

    Jordan enjoys painting and building LEGO cities with her family in her downtime. She and her husband, Bjorn Jordan ’96, live in Brookhaven with their son Jackson.
  • About the Outstanding Young Alumnus/na Award

    To recognize a young alumnus/alumna whose achievements in career and/or service to the community have demonstrated excellence. Service or support of Marist School is also a consideration.

    Criteria

    The recipient must be an alumnus/alumna of Marist School who graduated no more than 20 years ago, and who demonstrates excellence in career and/or service to the community.
  • Previous Award Recipients

    2016: John Lanier '04
    2015: Wynne P. Kelly '96
    2014: Leigh Torrence, Jr. '00
    2013: Matt Harpring '94
    2012: Michael D. Moroski '97
    2011: Adam M. Murphy '93
    2010: Michael J. Cascone '92
    2009: K. Benjamin "Ben" Lawder '00
    2008: W. Alec Millen '88

2017 Father Hartnett Service Award

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  • Sarah Carr Evans '93

    Dr. Sarah Carr Evans ’93 is a principal consultant at Leadership Insights Consulting, LLC, providing executive assessment, coaching, leadership development, and succession planning. She has partnered with numerous Fortune 500, private, and nonprofit organizations to design, implement, optimize, and measure the impact of human capital initiatives that extend the full breadth of the leadership life cycle from selection to succession.

    A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from The University of Georgia, Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology in 1997 and returned for a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology in 2002. After completing her education, Evans served as a consultant, executive coach, and onboarding expert to leaders, C-suite executives, and their boards of directors before establishing her own consultancy practice in 2015. Through this work she has created and delivered leadership and board development programs, conducted “bench strength” analyses, and provided critical recommendations regarding organizational design and succession planning. Evans also serves as a senior consultant with NuBrick Partners, which supports executive search and provides talent and leadership solutions to a variety of industries including healthcare and insurance.

    While at Marist, Evans was involved in concert band, junior varsity and varsity cheerleading, tennis, the Peer Support Program, and was a Peer Leader her senior year. Evans was also the recipient of Marist’s St. John the Baptist Peace Prize in 1993.

    As an alumna, Evans has volunteered in numerous roles on the Marist Alumni Board including class representative for the Class of 1993, decade chair for the 1990s, member and previous chair of the Service and Spirituality Committee, host committee member for the annual Alumni Women’s Luncheon, and previous chair of special events. She currently serves as the co-chair for the Alumni Annual Fund for Tuition Assistance (AAFTA) for the Marist School Alumni Association and also facilitated and moderated the 2016 Marist Alumni Leadership Retreat. Evans grew up in Dunwoody, where she currently resides with her husband, David Evans, and their two sons, Harrison and Palmer.
  • About the Father Hartnett Service Award

    To bring public recognition to an individual alumnus/alumna or friend who has distinguished him/herself by demonstrating exemplary service to Marist School. Through said service, the individual has revealed that the values and principles upon which Marist School was founded and the qualities of the Marist Mission are present in his/her life. Such recognition thereby brings to the attention of Marist School and the general public those individuals whose success reflects favorably upon the school; and brings to the attention of the student body those persons whose achievements might serve as inspiration for future generations.

    Criteria 

    The recipient must be a man or woman who is a graduate or friend of Marist School. The recipient should have demonstrated exemplary service to Marist School.
  • Previous Award Recipients

    2016: Stephen M. Raeber
    2015: C. Knox Withers '96
    2014: Dee Lane Eades '79
    2013: Albert Michael Ashkouti '61 
    2012: Patrick Crawford '77
    2011: Brooks A. "Tony" Nicholson '58
    2010: Marianne Ravry McDevitt '89
    2009: William J. "Joe" Bruckner '62
    2008: Michael S, Reeves '67
    2007: William “Bill” M. Rich ’59
    2006: Timothy J. Cambias, Sr.
    2005: Celine Sherman Stribling ’78 
    2004: Asbury Snow
    2003: J. Robert Fitzgerald 
    2002: John J. Tarleton, Jr. ’51 
    2001: George V. Belkofer ’62 
    2000: Mark W. Hennessy ’72 
    1999: Clarence H. Smith ’68 
    1998: Thomas O’Haren 
    1997: Michael W. Trapp 
    1996: H. Timothy McKane ’65 
    1995: E. H. Mattingly, Sr. 
    1994: E. Vincent McMahon ’31 
    1993: R. Reid Trapani 
    1992: Bill Medbery ’71 
    1991: R. William Murray ’65 & Rev. Charles F. Brogley, S.M. 
    1990: William Jordan ’35

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