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In Via Award


Congratulations to
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

1983
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

1984
Rev. John L. Zoph

1985
The Most Reverend Daniel F. Walsh, D.D.

1986
The Most Reverend John R. Quinn, D.D.

1987
Mr. Lawrence F. Hennes
Mr. Kenneth R. Houle

1988
Mr. John J. Kelly

1990
Mrs. Katherine A. McMillan

1990
Mr. Ferencz Sipos
Mrs. Elizabeth Sipos

1991
Mr. James M. Monahan

1992
Mrs. Sheila O'Connor Burns
Mrs. Ann Fitzgerald Neumann

1993
Mr. Steven M. McLaughlin

1994
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.

1995
Mrs. Ilene Mary Christensen Houle
Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Marie Ferlick Kniffin

1996
The Most Reverend Patrick J. McGrath, D.D., J.C.D.
The Most Reverend Carlos A. Sevilla, S.J., D.D.

1997
Sister Glenn Anne McPhee, O.P.

1998
Mr. C. Michael Peterson

1999
The Most Reverend William J. Levada, S.T.D.

2000
Mr. Michael McGinley

2001
Rev. Msgr. Peter C. Armstrong

2003
Mrs. Judy Grosey

2006
Mr. Larry Kollerer
Mrs. Tish Matulich

2007
Bob & Sharon Dooley
John & Lorraine Dooley

2010
Kevin Donahue

2011
Dave Stevens

2013
Kyle Lierk


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