Nine alumni of the former Saint Vincent Preparatory School will be honored during Prep Reunion Weekend 2011 at a 6 p.m. dinner Saturday at the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College.
This year’s awardees include Prep Hall of Fame recipients Thomas A. Bauer, P’63, of Lorain, Ohio; the Rev. Gilbert J. Burke, O.S.B., P’53, C’58, S’62, of Saint Vincent; Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., P’61, C’66, S’69, of Saint Vincent; the Rev. Dr. William J. Hisker, P’65, C’69, S’05, of Greensburg; Martin G. Mullen, P’65, of Alexandria, Va.; Ronald G. Rosemeier, Ph.D., P’70, C’74, of Monkton, Md.; and Leo R. West, P’46, C’51, of Pittsburgh (15235). Faculty recipients are the the Rev. Chrysostom V. Schlimm, O.S.B., P’52, C’57, S’61, of Saint Vincent, and Charles G. Manoli, P’45, C’51, D’05, of Latrobe.
He was ordained a priest on June 2, 1962. He has served the Saint Vincent Community in a variety of positions including director of public relations, Archabbey guestmaster, college moderator, chaplain at Carmel of the Assumption Monastery, foreign mission procurator, moderator of women’s auxiliary, director of alumni for the College and Seminary, assistant to the president and assistant to the archabbot. He has served in parishes including Sacred Heart and Ascension, Jeannette, St. Bruno, South Greensburg, and Saint Vincent Basilica, all in the Diocese of Greensburg, and St. Benedict, Covington, Ky.
He is presently serving as weekend assistant at Our Lady of Joy Parish, Holiday Park, in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He has served as director of the Saint Vincent Development Club since 2006 and is a Seminary Alumni Consultant. A member of the board of directors of Saint Vincent College and the Gilbert Straub Plaza, he is a member and president of the Rotary Club of Latrobe.
He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1222, of Jeannette, and a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, Assembly 918 of Latrobe/Jeannette; Ancient Order of Hiberians; and the Latrobe Ministerium. He was honored with the presentation of a Saint Vincent College Alumni of Distinction Award in 2002.