Distinguished Alumnae

The Ceremony is held in March (during Women’s History Month) as an assembly in front of Trinity's student body.

Trinity High school has been recognizing its distinguished alumnae for an Alumnae Leadership Award, an Alumnae Service Award and Young alumna award annually for the last twenty-two years.

2019 (celebrated in 2022)

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  • Alumnae Leadership Award

    Kathleen Kennedy started college at the University of Dayton, then returned to Chicago to graduate from DePaul University with a BA in Psychology, later graduating from Northwestern University School of Law.
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  • Alumnae Service Award

    Mary M. O’Leary, MHPEd† is a graduate of the Trinity class of 1959 and the proud recipient of the Alumnae Service Award. Mary exclaimed, “Trinity was a wonderful school. It helped boost my self-esteem. I became president of my class and I was the most valuable player on my volleyball team, all thanks to the confidence I gained through my role models, Mom, Sister Ignatius, and Sister Cordelia. There was a sense that life was good when I daily walked through the doors of Trinity.”  
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  • Young Alumnae Award

    Following the path of her mother and aunts, Abby Hanrahan became a Trinity Blazer, graduating in the Class of 1999. She credits Trinity, and her art classes with Ms. Siliunas, for teaching her to give and take constructive criticism. As an adult, Abby practices her creativity in business, where she loves finding new ways to contribute to the lives of young girls and their parents.
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  • Alumnae Leadership Award

    LuLu Romano Daly ’78 grew up in River Forest, IL the fourth child in a family of seven. LuLu attended St. Luke’s grammar school, Trinity High School, and Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame where she graduated with a BSN in 1982. After graduation, LuLu worked at Loyola University Hospital as a pediatric oncology nurse. She also practiced nursing at Mayo Clinic, St Mary’s Hospital in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. Moreover, she worked with hospice patients through the Health East System in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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  • Alumnae Service Award

    Mary Gladys Turner Enderle ’53 was born in Oak Park, IL and attended an Oak Park public grammar school. She came to Trinity not knowing one person. “MG” as she is fondly referred to by her friends flourished at Trinity and upon graduation went on to study at Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in social science.
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  • Young Alumna Award

    Bi Ade Awosika, MD, FACP FHM ’98 graduated from Trinity with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. Upon graduation Bi attended Stanford University and received a BA in human biology with a minor in French. She matriculated to the University of Illinois Chicago School of Internal Medicine earning her Doctor of Medicine in 2008. After a residency in internal medicine at Boston University Medical School through 2011 and remaining as chief resident for the 2011-2012 academic year, Bi joined the faculty at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC serving as an academic hospitalist in the Department of Medicine...
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  • Alumnae Leadership Award

    Dr. Marian Sassetti ’77 is deeply grateful for and gives credit to Trinity High School for first awakening and nurturing the very leadership qualities for which she is being recognized. She is known for her commitment to patients, especially those who have suffered violence or who have mental health needs, in her medical...
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  • Alumnae Service Award

    Muriel Quinn ’87 is the recipient of the Alumnae Service Award. Muriel graduated with a BA in Political Science from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She spent her first-year post-grad as a full- time volunteer for Amate House: the Chicago Archdiocesan Young Adult Volunteer Corp, where she worked with inner- city youth for the I Have A Dream Foundation. Muriel went on to receive dual master’s degrees in Divinity from Catholic Theological Union and in Social Work from the...
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  • Young Alumna Award

    Helen Jonas Nardi ’97 is the recipient of the young alumna award. Helen graduated from Dominican University with a BS in Psychology with a minor in Theology. While attending Dominican, Helen was struck by a pipe bomb in a tragic accident. The accident nearly caused her to lose her life. She underwent numerous operations while fighting for her life. She lost an eye as a result. This did not deter Helen from achieving her goal of graduating...
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  • Alumnae Leadership Award

    Gail Conmy Hafner ‘51 was born in 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota. At the age of two, her family moved to River Forest. Gail was educated by the Sinsinawa Dominican distinguishedsisters at St. Lukes, Trinity and Rosary College. Among the lessons she learned from the Sisters were the importance of works of mercy and also the obligations of privilege. She has always been grateful for the charism of the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters...
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  • Alumnae Service Award

    Agnes Tierney Prindiville ‘46 was born in 1928 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She graduated from St. Petronille Grade School, Trinity High School and Rosary College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with teaching minors in Physics and French. Agnes came back to her alma mater and taught mathematics to Trinity students for a year until she married Jim Prindiville. The Prindiville’s had seven children and while Agnes stayed home with them, she was always anxious to take classes. She studied Russian...
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  • Young Alumna Award

    The first nine years of Maura Woznica’s ‘01 life were spent in Bolivia, Nicaragua and Mexico where her parents were volunteers in the poverty stricken countries. Maura exclaims “that is what I grew up with, this is what I know, and this is what I love to do”. Maura graduated from Ascension, Trinity and The University of Notre Dame with a degree in psychology and pre-medical studies. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, she took a year off to travel the world and explore public health practices in Kenya and the impact of HIV/AIDS in Bolivia where she learned firsthand that the world truly is the greatest classroom...
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  • Alumna Leadership Award

    Elizabeth Moore Cummings ‘75 was born in Oak Park, as one of eight children of John and Jean Moore. Bess (along with her 3 sisters) attended Trinity High School. Bess graduated in 1975 and went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Elmhurst College and an MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology.
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  • Alumna Service Award

    Dr. Victoria Saracco Brander ‘80 was born and raised in Oak Park, with her sister Mary (Trinity Class of 1981) and brother, Bill. Her parents, Vic and Hilde, were born of immigrant Italian parents and were the first in their families to attend college. Vicky graduated from Trinity in 1980 as Valedictorian. She was admitted to and graduated from the Six-Year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University.
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  • Young Alumna Award

    Jessica R. Harris graduated from Trinity High School in 2005 and went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish at Spelman College in Atlanta. In 2011 she earned a Master of Social Work Degree with a specialization in Management from Washington University in St. Louis.
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Leadership Award

Elizabeth Bertucci '49
Florence Dillon Cullerton '64
Marilyn Aiello O.P., M.D. '55
Sheila Fox McLaughlin '65
Claudia Saran '86
Angela Nuzzarello, M.D. '77
Mary Beth Smith '68
Lois Bedlek '69
Margaret Mary Toomey '55
Diane Kennedy O.P. '51
Marylouise White-Petteruti '67
Cathi Connelly '78
Patti Rigney Bellock '64
Mary Prendergast '60
Maureen Gallagher '56
Patricia Caraher O.P. '52
Christine Anlauf Sabatino, Ph.D. '68
Laurie Van Wieren '69

Service Award

Consuela Cantu Fitzgerald '49
Margaret (Honey) McGuire Powers '45
Joann Casciato Hillebrand '60
Marilyn Tyrrell Carrigan '46
Marilyn McNichols Hosty '52
Karen Judy, M.D. '82
Mary Ruth Fairman Hurley Cullicott '28
Denise Quirk Kane '63
Barbara McAllister Fiedler '54
Ellen Brown McBride '60
Anita Berman Berry '66
Judith Hogan McGah '47
Triss Brady Meyer '67
Barbara O'Brien Scheuring '58
Maureen Kelly Bransfield '54
Eileen Day Galvin '55
Joanne Tierney Person '76
Linda Cibula '72
Carole Juckniess Eipers, D. Min. '63
Felice Mooney Madda '54

Young Alumnae award

Jane Radzevicius Hill, DVM '84
Erin Cleary '90
Sherri Belmonte '91
Alicia Eder '87
Amonaquenette Parker '94
Margaret Sheehan '95
Jacqueline Ivey-Brown, M.D. '97
Courtney Barry '03
Tess Manion Ferrara '04
Julie Honcharevich '05
Nicole Kawell '01
Hallan Hanson '02
Anastasie Senat, Esq. '93
Luz Maribel Jimenez '94