Marist High School will host its annual alumni reunion and awards dinner on Friday, March 24, at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest. The night will include Hall of Fame inductions, Time & Eternity Award presentations, and reunions for the classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002. All alumni and friends are welcome.
The awards ceremony will begin at 6:00pm. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Kate Grunauer Ferguson ’06 for accomplishments with the basketball program, the late track and cross country standout John Guldan ’68 who was killed in Vietnam, John Mooney ’68 for his notable records as a baseball and football player, Jim Ryan ’72 for his career as a college football referee, and Patrick Wrona ’96 for his wrestling success. The Time & Eternity Award is given to alumni who exemplify the Marist tradition of excellence either professionally or in service. This year’s recipients are Sean Connolly ’92 for his military service, Carl England ’72 for his vocation as a music minister, Jerry Joyce ’87 for his dedication to Marist and the community, Pat Malloy ’67 for his devotion to Catholic education, and Tom Skalitzky ’82 for his dedication to Marist and Catholic education.
The reunion portion of the evening begins at 7:30pm. The cost is $75 per person, and includes three hour premium open bar, appetizers, and dinner buffet. Tickets, event details, and honoree biographies are available here.