• North Allegheny Distinguished Alumni Gala

    The Distinguished Alumni Awards are an honor bestowed upon graduates of North Allegheny High School. The award, sponsored by North Allegheny Foundation, recognizes those alumni who have made significant contributions to society or outstanding professional accomplishments.

    2023 North Allegheny Distinguished Alumni Gala

    The 2023 Distinguished Alumni Gala will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cranberry Twp. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. To help make this event a success, we are looking for sponsorship support. Please contact us at nafoundation@northallegheny.org for more details or to purchase a sponsorship.

    2023 Distinguished Alumni Nominations

    Nominations are now open for the 2023 North Allegheny Distinguished Alumni Gala! Categories include:

    • Arts
    • Business
    • Community Service
    • Education
    • Government
    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Science
    • Young Alumni (40 and under)


    Complete this form to make a nomination. If you have any questions, please reach out to nafoundation@northallegheny.org.

    Sponsorship Packages

    Gold Sponsor: $2,500

    The package includes a table of eight tickets, a full-page message in the program, and acknowledgment in all event marketing.

    Silver Sponsor: $1,500

    The package includes six tickets and a full-page message in the program book.

    Alumni Gift Sponsor: $1,250

    The package includes two tickets and each attendee will receive a North Allegheny Alumni gift with a note recognizing the contribution.

    Tiger Sponsor: $750

    The package includes four tickets and a half-page message in the program book.

    Table Sponsor: $500

    The package includes eight tickets to the Gala.

    Honor Sponsor: $250

    The package includes two tickets and a quarter-page message in the program book.

    Individual Tickets: $75 each

     

    2022 North Allegheny Distinguished Alumni

    • Arts: Jay Woffington - 1990
    • Business: William Rothenbach - 1972
    • Community: Jay Adzema - 1981
    • Government: Bob Stone - 1992
    • Law: David Leslie - 1967
    • Medicine: Mary Wall-Komorowski - 1974
    • Science: Paula Garcia Todd - 1998
    • Young Alumni: Aishwarya Arjunan - 2006

    Previous Winners

    Art

    • 2018 Wayne Brinda, Ed.D. (1968)
    • 2019 Jeff Sewald (1979)
    • 2020 Dan Smyers (2006)
    • 2021 (V) Greg Joseph (1981) and Rob Hertweck (1984)

    Business

    • 2018 Tom Bowman (1973)
    • 2019 Yle-Hsin Hung (1980)
    • 2020 Dave Robbins (1978)
    • 2021 (V) Patty Hayes (1973)

    Community Service

    • 2018 Kimberly Boucek (1985)
    • 2019 Larry Richert (1976)
    • 2020 Steven D’Achille (2001)
    • 2021 (V) Wayne Atwell (1965)

    Education

    • 2018 Mark Nordenberg JD (1966)
    • 2019 Gregg Behr (1991)
    • 2020 Mark R. Dollhopf (1973)
    • 2021 (V) Daniel M. Gurtner, Ph.D. (1992)

    Government

    • 2018 Larry Schweiger (1968)
    • 2019 Gloria Flora (1973)
    • 2020 Hon. Melissa A. Hart, JD. (1980)
    • 2021 (V) Brigadier General (ret) Gregory J. Touhill (1979) 

    Law

    • 2018 Laura Ditka, Esq. (1981)
    • 2019 Jerry Richey, JD (1967)
    • 2020 Mark Allen, JD (1973)
    • 2021 (V) Paul McTighe Jr. JD (1966)

    Medicine

    • 2018 Robert Hillman, Ph.D. (1970)
    • 2019 William Kearns, Ph.D. (1970)
    • 2020 Mark Lanasa, Ph.D., M.D. (1991)
    • 2021 (V) Amanda J. McCoy, MD, MPH, FCS (ECSA)

    Science

    • 2018 Warren (Woody) Hoburg, Ph.D. (2004)
    • 2019 Timothy Hoellein, Ph.D. (1996)
    • 2020 Thomas Braun, DMD, Ph.D. (1965)
    • 2021 (V) Anne Milasinic Andrews, Ph.D. (1980)

    40 and under

    • 2018 Jessica Jackley (1996)
    • 2019 Ben Butler (2010)
    • 2020 Kirsten Lin, MD (1998)
    • 2021 (V) Michael Semanchik (2003)

    Special recognitions

    • Chris Jackson – PA Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year – 2019
    • Dean Boronyak - PA Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year – 2020
    • Eric Kofmehl, Ph.D. – Spirit of North Allegheny - 2021