Alumni Honors & Awards

Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award was created by the Alumni Council in 2001 to honor an alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated the highest standards of achievement, leadership, and service that represent the enduring principles of Sewickley Academy. Their names, along with their photos and mini-biographies, are featured in Nichols-Snyder School Center.

Current Distinguished Alumni
Judge William L. Standish '46
Torie Clarke '77
Lt. Col. Michael Fincke '85
J. Stephen Mikita '74
Dr. James Bower '80

Arts Hall of Fame

The Arts Hall of Fame is a society reserved for Sewickley Academy alumni and former faculty who have distinguished themselves in the visual or performing arts at Sewickley Academy and have gone on to further distinction in higher education and beyond. Click here for criteria to be considered for the Arts Hall of Fame.

2014 Arts Hall of Fame Inductees
Madeline Lord '66
Mario Melodia
Judith Mikita '76
John Moyer '82


2009 Arts Hall of Fame Inductees
James K. Caruso '76
Katherine Clarke '70
Gregory P. Nicotero '81
Anna P. Singer '76
Garner Tullis '55

Sports Hall of Fame

The Sports Hall of Fame recognizes those athletes or coaches who have distinguished themselves in athletics at the Academy and have gone on to further distinction in college and beyond, including national recognition, becoming an All-American, or reaching significant milestones on a top-ranked college team. The athlete must exemplify the best qualities of sportsmanship and character in accordance with the enduring principles of Sewickley Academy. Click here for criteria to be considered for the Sports Hall of Fame.

Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Timothy P. Appleton '73
Maury Brassert '49
W. Ridgely Diven '67
Kate Dresher
Scott F. Fetterolf '76
Maria A. Gaydos '84
David Gibson '58
Shelly Harris '96
Timothy C. Hastings '77
Christiana Hays '70
Hal Partenheimer '74
Timothy D. Kaiser '91
Stanwood Partenheimer
Steven M. Partenheimer '68
Ben Powers '89
Joan Schenerlein
Carol Semple Thompson '66
G. Whitney Snyder, Jr. '79

Call for Nominations

Members of the Sewickley Academy community are invited to submit nominations for the Distinguished Alumni award, the Arts Hall of Fame, and the Sports Hall of Fame. Awards in each category are made every three years, and winners are honored each October during Reunion Weekend. Please submit your nominations to alumni@sewickley.org.

2015 - Distinguished Alumni
2016 - Sports Hall of Fame
2017 - Arts Hall of Fame
Sewickley Academy is a premier Pittsburgh private school enrolling students in pre-k through grade 12 on a single campus.