2020 Inductees

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  • Libby Nelson '73

    Distinguished Alumna
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  • Robert Nizzi '58

    Distinguished Alumnus
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  • Alison (Blyth) Weisheipl '00

    Distinguished Young Alumna
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Dowling Catholic proudly honors deserving alumni of St. Joseph Academy and Dowling Catholic High School. Recipients are recognized annually at the Spring Scholastic Achievement Assembly to be held April 23 this year, where they each have an opportunity to address the student body.

Distinguished Alumni Award: recognizes alumni who personify one or more of the following -- distinction in professional life, service to their community and/or serving as positive, inspiring role models to young adults and others in the community.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award: this new award recognizes graduates who are under 40 years of age who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, philanthropic and/or service capabilities and orchestrated exceptional and meaningful change as leaders in their profession or community.

Any member or friend of the Dowling Catholic/St. Joseph Academy community may nominate a graduate. You must provide supporting evidence explaining why you feel the individual is deserving of the award. Any information that you can provide regarding why and how the individual has distinguished themselves will help staff in the selection process. If your nominee is selected, this information will be used in our publications.

Annual deadline for nominations is February 15th.

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.