In Via Award
Pete Jensen, Tom MacKenzie and Ralph Stark
2015 In Via Award Recipients
Three extraordinary men - Pete Jensen, Tom MacKenzie and Ralph Stark were honored with the 2015 In Via Award on April 16. The In Via Award is presented each year to a non-alumnus who has led by Christian example and has shown ongoing support of Serra.
Pete Jensen coached baseball and taught Architectural Design. Tom Mackenzie served as the Serra dean of men, counselor and a football coach. Ralph Stark taught English, led the Serra Anglers Club, and was a golf coach.
"Pete, Tom and Ralph mentored our Serra Padres for many years," noted Serra President Lars Lund. "They were excellent role models who helped to develop young men of faith, wisdom and service. It's wonderful that so many of our alumni still keep in touch with these outstanding men. They obviously have had such a positive influence on their students' lives."
About Serra's In Via Award
During the Portola-Serra Expedition to Alta California in 1769, Gaspar de Portola suggested to Fray Junípero Serra that he ought to turn back because of poor health. Serra replied "Even if I die on the way, I will not turn back." This statement is now the model of Junípero Serra High School.
In this spirit, Junípero Serra High School established the In Via Award. It is presented annually to a non-alumnus who, through word and deed, has given Christian example and has shown on-going support of Junípero Serra High School and the goals and objectives of Catholic education as taught here: a spirit of sharing the Word of God, of developing Christian community, and of providing service to all people.
The support given, "In Via," makes the recipient worthy to receive this award; and with it, the status of an honorary alumnus, due all the rights and privileges that normally accompany graduation from Junípero Serra High School.
If you have questions regarding the In Via Award, please contact Alumni Director Bob Greene via email by clicking here.
IN VIA AWARD RECIPIENTS
Rev. Msgr. Vincent T. Breen
Rev. Edward R. Allen
Rev. Msgr. Thomas I. Kennedy
Rev. Msgr. James F. Maher
Dr. Harold O'Donnell
Rev. Ludwig Andre
Rev. Carl Shipper
Rev. John L. Zoph
The Most Reverend Daniel F. Walsh, D.D.
The Most Reverend John R. Quinn, D.D.
Mr. Lawrence F. Hennes
Mr. Kenneth R. Houle
Mr. John J. Kelly
Mrs. Katherine A. McMillan
Mr. Ferencz Sipos
Mrs. Elizabeth Sipos
Mr. James M. Monahan
Mrs. Sheila O'Connor Burns
Mrs. Ann Fitzgerald Neumann
Mr. Steven M. McLaughlin
The Most Reverend Pierre DuMaine, D.D.
The Most Reverend Francis T. Hurley, D.D.
The Most Reverend Mark J. Hurley, D.D.
The Most Reverend Francis A. Quinn, D.D.
Mrs. Ilene Mary Christensen Houle
Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Marie Ferlick Kniffin
The Most Reverend Patrick J. McGrath, D.D., J.C.D.
The Most Reverend Carlos A. Sevilla, S.J., D.D.
Sister Glenn Anne McPhee, O.P.
Mr. C. Michael Peterson
The Most Reverend William J. Levada, S.T.D.
Mr. Michael McGinley
Rev. Msgr. Peter C. Armstrong
Mrs. Judy Grosey
Mr. Larry Kollerer
Mrs. Tish Matulich
Bob & Sharon Dooley
John & Lorraine Dooley