Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni

2019 Distinguished Alumni Honorees

Burton H. Pearson '41
Burton H. Pearson II '74
Martin Rollinger '78
Anna Clark '99

Distinguished Alumni Award

The St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation honors alumni who have excelled in their professions and/or made significant contributions to their community. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes exemplary St. Joseph High School graduates. No one actively employed by the school system or currently serving on the School Board or Foundation Board will be considered.

Distinguished Alumni achievements, strength of character and citizenship serve as a valuable model to inspire and challenge current students. Nominees will be accepted in the following categories: Professional Achievement, Community Service and Volunteerism.

The SJPS Foundation is proud to add four more names to the exclusive list of alumni who have been honored with a St. Joseph Public Schools Distinguished Alumni Award. Honoring local businessmen, a serviceman with a worldwide military career, and a nationally recognized author is a tribute to the educational excellence that the St. Joseph Public Schools offers its students, past and present.

Bob Ehrenberg, '71 - SJPS Foundation Board of Directors and Distinguished Alumni Chair

Selection Criteria

  • Graduate of St. Joseph Public Schools of ten or more years.
  • Demonstrates a high level of achievement in his/her category and has made significant contributions.
  • Exhibits inspirational leadership, character, and service.


Applications for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award are due December 15, 2019.