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 Distinguished Centurion Awards

2020 Distinguished Centurion Awards


Greensburg Central Catholic's Distinguished Centurion Awards are intended to honor individuals that have made significant contributions to his/her community, workplace or our school and provide a positive model for our students today.  The awards serve to bring honor to the school community and advance the mission of the school.


Nominations will be accepted for individuals in the following categories:

1)     Distinguished Centurion: Service Award—This award recognizes an alum who

demonstrates strong Catholic values and a commitment to faith, family and community.


2)     Distinguished Centurion: Achievement Award—This award recognizes an alum

for their outstanding professional achievements and community involvement.


3)     Distinguished Centurion: Young Alum Award—This award recognizes an alum

under the age of 40 that has demonstrated the value of their Greensburg Central Catholic education through their post-college professional and/or service achievements.


4)     Distinguished Centurion: Community Award—This award recognizes a Greensburg Central Catholic alum or non-alum

who has positively impacted the Central community through the devotion of time, efforts and/or talents.

Nominees must exemplify faith, values, and humility as shown by the official mascot of Greensburg Central Catholic, the Centurion.  (Refer to: Matthew: 8, 5-10, 13 and Mark: 15, 37-39)

An alum needs only to be nominated once to be considered for the award.  Having multiple individuals nominate the same alum will not have an effect on the process

Note:  An individual may only receive the recognition of "Distinguished Centurion" once.  Previous winners are not eligible.


1)     Nominations—Nominate a GCC alum by completing a nomination form.  Nominations are open to the public.

Nomination forms are due by Tuesday, November 19, 2019 and can be found online at www.gcchs.org under the "Alumni" tab. 


Nominations will be accepted in the following ways:

·        Complete a paper copy and mail to:

Greensburg Central Catholic

Advancement Office

911 Armory Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

·        Email Dennis Cremonese at Dcremonese@gcchs.org.

2)     Applications—Nominees will be contacted by the Advancement Office soon after a nomination is made.  Nominees are required to complete their own application form to be used for review.

Application forms are due by Friday, December 20, 2019 and will be directly emailed to the nominee. 

3)     Review/Selection Committee—Once all applications are received, the selection committee will blindly review the applications.

Awardees will be notified by Friday, January 10, 2020.  All awards will be presented at GCC's annual Auction on the evening of Friday, February 21, 2020 at Stratigo's Banquet Center in North Huntingdon, PA.  Awardees must be in attendance at this event.  

Distinguished Centurion Eligibility and Selection Process CLICK HERE

Distinguished Centurion Nomination Form CLICK HERE

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 Past Distinguished Centurions


Achievement- Timothy Dugan '79

Community- Mr. James Farrell

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Achievement- Bibiana Boerio '71

Service- Kevin Kacvinsky '05
Young Alum- Will Merchant '03
Community- Joanna (Pietropaoli) Stillwagon '65


Service-Rob ’92 and Julie (Shamitis) Dlugos ‘92
Achievement- Marie Milie Jones ‘81
Community-Rosemarie (Palko) McGarrity ‘65

award recipients

2016:  Charlene Utz Vitale - Class of 1980
2015: Benedetto "Ben" Falcone - Class of 1965
2014: Father Kevin Thompson, OFM, Cap. - Class of 1976
2013: Mary Beth (Roitz) Spore - Class of 1975
2012: Robert Butler - Class of 1965
2011: Jeffrey Peterinelli - Class of 1979
2010: Richard Finoli - Class of 1979
2009: Eugene Dangelo - Class of 1973
2008: Richard Kovach  - Class of 1966
2007: Norman Rish - Class of 1965
2006: Teresa (Fragapane) Reha - Class of 1972
2005: Mary Beth (Lapa) Happ - Class of 1977
2004: Julie (Boerio) Goates - Class of 1971
2003: Gregory Bisignani - Class of 1985
2002: Robert DePasquale - Class of 1971award recipients