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Alumni of the Year - 2017

The 2017 Alumni of the Year are Andy ’78 and Julie Flannery Theisen ’78. The Theisens have been active parishioners in Sacred Heart Parish and Sacred Heart Academy, having do­nated hours of time behind the scenes for the church and working tirelessly on SHAgala for many years.

Andy has donated countless hours to Sacred Heart, including time spent on the “All Are Welcome” improvements to the parish, time in the new STEM Lab at the high school, clean up on Saturday mornings after Fish Fry, and volunteering as an assistant coach for SHA boys basketball. Andy is also an SHA Foundation Trustee and serves on the “Pillars of the Community” Committee to improve Community Memorial Stadium.

Julie came out of retirement from the public schools and now teaches first grade at Sacred Heart. Both Andy and Julie are Board Members of the Keisha Y. Brown Angel Wings Fund, which benefits Sacred Heart Academy. The couple also served as the Ambassadors for the 125-year celebration ceremony, making a donation for the right to ring the Academy bell 125 times. Andy and Julie are part of the longest legacy of (family) attendance at SHA. They can trace their roots back over 130 years. Andy’s grandfather is Gerald Theisen ‘20 and his dad is Bob Theisen ‘50. Julie’s grandfather is Tom Carey ‘23 and great grandmother is Nellie Garvin Carey ‘1897. Their children are Andy ‘02 (Megan Spence ‘03) and Pat ‘06, and currently grandchildren Emerson (2nd grade) and Brookston (Kindergarten) are attending SHA.

Past Alumnus

Alumnus

Year 
Graduated

Year
Selected

Bill Sowle

1951

1979

John Verwey

1949

1980

Conrad English

1954

1981

Virginia McConnell Cotter

1934

1982

Nancee Kerin Fitzpatrick

1952

1983

Dr. Alfred Spagnuolo

1936

1984

Earl G. Hartman, Jr.

1966

1985

Jim Fabiano

1961

1988

Bill Ervin

1965

2003

Shirley Honeywell Sheppard

1949

2004

Pat Heintz

1973

2005

Fr. John Cotter

1965

2006

Charlotte Simon Voisin

1960

2007

Jim Epple

1959

2008

Bill Hauck

1979

2009

Joe and Deb (McDonald) Fox

1978/1981

2010

Bill Myler

1976

2011

Tim Bollman

1975

2012

Terry Coughlin

1956

2013

Keith MacDonald

1985

2014

Jeff McDonald

1979

2015