Alumnus of the Year

Since 1990 the Bishop Lynch Alumni Association has recognized those graduates who have embodied the Bishop Lynch tradition and Dominican heritage of service to the community. The Alumnus of the Year should show a commitment to the school and its missions and should serve as a model to all of what Christ has called us to become.

The criteria for the Alumnus of the Year Award include excellence in the following areas:

  • Service to Bishop Lynch High School
  • Service to the community
  • Success in his/her chosen field

2019 Alumnus of the Year

List of 3 news stories.

  • Maria Longoria Farrell - Class of 1976

    Maria Longoria Farrell has spent her life facilitating Catholic education in all its forms in the Dallas community. After graduating from Bishop Lynch in 1976, she earned her bachelor of arts in theater from North Texas State in 1980.
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  • J. Brian Walter - Class of 1981

    J. Brian Walter is a member of the Bishop Lynch graduating class of 1981. He continued his education at Texas A&M University and the University of Dallas, receiving a degree in petroleum engineering and a master of business administration, respectively. Brian has worked with his family’s oil exploration companies since 1985 while maintaining a model of ethical business practices and philanthropy. In 1988, his vision of future technology manifested itself when he formed a software development partnership with two of his college classmates to write and sell petroleum engineering evaluation software.
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  • Harold T. “Tim” Mathews, MAJ, USA (Ret.) - Class of 1987

    Harold T. “Tim” Mathews, MAJ, USA (Ret.) is a sterling example of a faithful, caring and dedicated Bishop Lynch alumni. Tim graduated from Bishop Lynch in 1987. He enlisted in the U.S. Army (April 1986) to attend basic training at Ft. Sill, OK during the summer before his senior year when he was 17 years old! He retired as a Major after 32 years of honorable service in the U.S. Army/Army Reserves.
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Recipients of the Alumnus of the Year Award include:

1990 – David Roffino ’70 
1991 – Cecelia Birkenback Reed ’69 
1992 – Paul Rottman ’75 
1993 – Joe Longoria ’77 
1995 – Kit Hoolan Sawyer ’77 
1996 – Dan O’Connell ’70 
1997 – Brian Teichman ’75 
1998 – Mike Salerno ’72 
1999 – Terry Miller May ’74 
2000 – John Farrell ’75 
2001 – Jim Hodges ’73 
2002 – John Nelka, Jr. ’70 
2003 – Maurice Keane ’81, Kevin Keane ’83 
2004 – Curtis Jaska ’73 
2005 - Kathleen Farrell Blaydes ’71 
2006 – Mary Sansone Schaar ’78 
2007 – Dennis Doughty ’74 
2008 – Bishop Michael Duca ’70 
2009 – Jim Rager ’67
2010 – Lisa Gillock Matthews '78
2011 – Steve Malouf '72
2012 – Jim McIngvale '69
2013 - Peggy Hoffman ’86, Walter “Wally” Stock ’66, Andy Zihlman ’72
2014 - Darlene Doxey Ellison '84, David Campisi '87, James McIntyre '87
2015 - Gene Schaefers '77, Stephen Arata '84
2016 - Monica Rochester '83, Jeff Brown '88, Nick Martin '01
2017 - Sandy Sellers Stansbury '82, Kevin Bailey '00, Justin Wren '05
2018 - Lauren Shircliff Caton '82, Thomas Yoxall '84


The Alumni Development Office uses a variety of print and digital media to share news about the school and upcoming events. We encourage you to keep your contact information updated by contacting Kelsie Flemister, Alumni Director.
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963