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    In Hoc Signo Awards

The General Alumni Association presented the annual In Hoc Signo Awards at the reunion banquet this past June. This year's recipients were David A. Doern '62, John M. Flavan '53 and Robert P. Trudel '64.

David A. Doern '62
A tireless leader on behalf of Alma Mater, David A. Doern '62 has long displayed his dedication to the College, as class chairman from 1972 until 1977, class reunion chairman in 1977, class reunion gift committee chair in 1982 and co-chair in 1987. A member of the President's Council since 1977, he has served on the board of the New York Regional Club and as president of the Rhode Island Club. A GAA Alumni Board director, he has served on the Alumni Board Senate, the Bishop Healy Committee and the Nominations Committee. The recipient of the Matthew P. Cavanaugh Award for Outstanding Class Chairman, he was the GAA vice president for 2001-2002 and is currently the board's president-elect.

Doern retired in January 1998 from Insignia/ESG, a national real estate company headquartered in New York City. He and his wife, Maureen, reside in Little Compton, R. I. They are the parents of Maura, Kelly, Colleen '89 and Timothy '91.

John M. Flavan '53
A charter member of the President's Council, John M. Flavan '53 was an early member of the alumni admissions program. He has served as president and director of the Holy Cross Club of St. Louis and the Holy Cross Club of the Florida Suncoast. A member of the alumni board senate, Flavan is also a passionate supporter of the 1843 Society.

A graduate of Stanford Business School, he has enjoyed a multifaceted business career. In 1966, he designed, developed and opened the first Noah's Ark Restaurant and Motor Inn in St. Charles, Mo. Building on that establishment's rapid success, Flavan opened an additional restaurant in Acapulco, Mexico. In 1975, he acquired a beachfront motel property on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and, soon after, formed an investment and real estate development company that operates in Florida, Missouri, Colorado and the Carolinas. Flavan makes his home in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Robert P. Trudel '64
Chairman of the Class of 1964, Robert Trudel '64 is also the class correspondent. In 1993, his bi-monthly newsletters earned him the Perotta Award. As president of the Class of 1964 Charitable Foundation, he has led the effort to assist those suffering from illness or injury. Trudel co-developed and administers the Class Networking Program, which matches classmates seeking employment to fellow classmates looking to fill positions within their organizations. A member of the College's career education and resources committee, he is also a class agent and has served as director of the Fairfield County Regional Alumni Club.

Since 1993, Bob has operated Trudel Associates, a title examination company that researches real estate, tax and probate records, providing comprehensive title certification to law firms, mortgage lenders and abstract companies. He lives in Haddam, Conn., with his wife, Mary Lou. They are the parents of three children.




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