Alumni Awards

Alumni Award Nomination Form

All alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate an individual for each of the awards described below. Each January, a Nominating Committee will review the entries and select recipients based on the criteria below. Recipients are announced in the spring of 2017. Nominations are due Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Please list the person who you think would deserve special recognition for his/her achievements.

2016 Distinguished Alumna Award

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  • Mary Humann Judson '84

    Mary Humann Judson ’84 is the President of The Goizueta Foundation, a private charitable foundation established in 1992 by Roberto C. Goizueta to provide financial assistance to educational and charitable institutions. He envisioned a philanthropy that would improve the quality of life for individuals through education and human services. Mrs. Judson works with a Board of Trustees comprised of the next generation of the Goizueta family to continue their parents’ philanthropic legacy.
    While at Marist, Mrs. Judson participated in the Key Club and Junior Classical League, excelled at academics, and was renowned for her lack of athletic ability.  Following her junior year at Marist, she matriculated at Agnes Scott College, returning to graduate with her Marist class in May 1984.  While at Agnes Scott, Mrs. Judson served as a four-year member and as Treasurer of Social Council, as Activities Chair of Orientation Council, and as President of Mortar Board Honor Society.  In 1987, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and joined the Corporate Banking Training Program of the Citizens & Southern National Bank, where she worked in the U.S. Corporate Banking Division and the Private Banking Group (1987 - 1992).
    Prior to joining The Goizueta Foundation in 2016, Mrs. Judson served as Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer of the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation (2007 - 2016).  Her other professional experience includes serving as Manager of Community Relations and Pro Bono at Troutman Sanders LLP (2005 – 2007), as Executive Director of the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation (2002 – 2005), and as a Senior Campaign Manager at Coxe Curry & Associates (1992 – 1993 & 1998 – 1999).  Mrs. Judson was selected to participate in the Hull Fellows Leadership Program of the Southeastern Council of Foundations in 2003.
    Mrs. Judson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Marist School, where she has served as Chair of the Educational Policy and Mission Accountability Committee and as Co-Chair of the Alumni Committee of The Way. The Hope. The Promise. She recently completed her term as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and currently serves as Chair of the Program Committee and Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee.  She has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Foundation for North Georgia and of Reach for Excellence.
    Mrs. Judson was married to Mark Judson in 1988, and they are the proud parents of Marist graduate Hadley ’11, who is currently a Faculty Fellow at Wesleyan School and will begin her studies towards a Master’s degree at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education in June.  Mary and Mark shared the honor of chairing Centre College’s Parent Committee during Hadley’s senior year there and are parishioners at Cathedral of Christ the King.  
  • 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.


    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

    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

2016 Outstanding Young Alumnus

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  • John A. Lanier '04

    John A. Lanier ’04 is the Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a Georgia-based private family foundation honoring the legacy of the late Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011). Lanier joined the Foundation in May 2013 to assume his current role at the helm of the Foundation that bears his grandfather’s name. Ray was a globally recognized industrialist and pioneer for environmentalism, and Lanier continues his legacy today through Foundation programs that seek to create a brighter, more sustainable world by funding innovative, educational, and project-based initiatives. Under his leadership, the Foundation has made charitable grants in excess of $3 million to organizations and universities committed to advancing environmental sustainability.
    From September 2011 to May 2013, Lanier worked in Atlanta as an Associate Attorney in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP's Tax Practice Group, specializing in U.S. Federal taxation. He represented the interests of various Atlanta-based nonprofits, gaining experience in nonprofit formations, compliance, and applications for recognition of tax-exempt status. During that time, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation was one of his clients.
    Lanier currently serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for the Southface Energy Institute, the Southeast's nonprofit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Project Drawdown, a California-based nonprofit assembling and presenting the best available information on global climate solutions, highlighting their beneficial financial, social and environmental impacts. Finally, Lanier serves on the Board of Directors for Chattahoochee NOW, a Georgia-based nonprofit that facilitates and promotes the transformation of the Chattahoochee River into a dynamic corridor, offering a balance of preservation, recreation, and economic development for the Atlanta region.
    Lanier is a graduate of the 2014 class of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL), a network of diverse statewide leaders collaborating to solve Georgia’s environmental challenges. He also serves as the Vice President for Service and Spirituality of the Marist School Alumni Association in Atlanta. He earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law and he holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in History and Economics from the University of Virginia. He is an Atlanta native and a college sports enthusiast who enjoys travel, hiking and a good glass of scotch in his spare time. John and his wife, Chantel, live in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta and enjoy frequenting the many local businesses.
  • 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.


    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

    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

2016 Father Hartnett Service Award

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  • Stephen M. Raeber

    Steve Raeber retired in 2014 after a fifty-year career in the securities and investment management business. Raeber moved to Atlanta in 1966 and began a career in retail brokerage sales. Later he was involved with providing research and trading to institutional accounts throughout the Southeast. Over the years, he managed offices for several New York Stock Exchange firms and was active in a number of securities industry educational and regulatory groups. In 1994, Raeber opened a Southeastern regional office in Atlanta for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where he served as Managing Director. In 2000, DLJ was purchased by Credit Suisse, where Raeber continued to manage for several years.
    Over the years, Raeber and his wife Carol’s activities paralleled the growth of their three children, Mary Shannon (’84), Mike (’86), and Scott (’88). Raeber served as Chairman of the Christ the King Board of Education for three years. Raeber and Carol were active, involved parents over the seven years their children attended Marist. Later, Raeber and Carol served for two years on the Parents Council at Sewanee, where Mike attended college.
    Raeber continued to be involved at Marist after his children graduated. In 1992, at the request of Father Hartnett, he organized and chaired a planned giving program which eventually became the Marist Heritage Circle. For 12 years, he has been a member of the Marist Investment Committee and in 2007, Raeber joined the Board of Reach for Excellence.
    In addition to his support of Marist School, Raeber has been a member of the building committee and is currently a member of the finance committee at St. Helena Church in Clayton, Georgia. He is also a member of the investment committee of the North Georgia Community Foundation. For many years, as a volunteer, he has provided financial counseling to families seeking assistance from Buckhead Christian Ministry.
    Raeber and his wife have both served as trustee and president of the Lake Rabun Association. Since his retirement, he spends considerable time in his role as Executive Director of the Lake Rabun Foundation. The Foundation provides college scholarship assistance to Rabun County students, as well as grants to local charitable and educational entities.
    Raeber was born in Evansville, Indiana, where he attended Memorial High School (Holy Cross Brothers). He graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he and his wife met. In his spare time, Raeber enjoys sports, fly-fishing, and spending time at Lake Rabun with his wife, three children, seven grandchildren, and Maddie, his golden retriever.
  • 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.


    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

    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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