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,
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.