Alumni

Awards

Athletic Hall of Fame

Dowling Catholic High School proudly bestows numerous awards on St. Joseph Academy and Dowling Catholic High School alumni, including selection to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Induction is merited by excellence in athletics, coaching or a related area during high school and/or beyond at the college, amateur or professional level.

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  • 2018 Inductees

    View the 2018 Program Book to read about the inductees.

    Connor Bravard '11
    Baseball, Football

    Matt Haack '13
    Basketball, Football, Track

    Eric Howe '98
    Baseball, Basketball, Football

    Miranda Leek '11
    Archery, Olympian 2012

    Blake Waller '10
    Golf, Baseball
     
    1968 Football Team
  • History of Athletic Hall of Fame

    Since 1995, the Dowling Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame has recognized those who have helped make our athletic program strong. Perhaps more importantly, they give our current and future students examples to live by and an added incentive to always strive to be their best.

    The task of selecting inductees to the Hall of Fame is difficult indeed, given the large number of talented athletes and coaches who are nominated each year. The selection committee, comprised of both past and present alumni and staff, review the credentials of dozens of nominees each year. Selection of nominees is based on one or a combination of the following criteria:

    • Excellence in DCHS/SJA Athletics
    • Athletic coaching excellence at DCHS/SJA
    • Excellence in athletics, coaching, or related area at the college, amateur, or professional level

    Athletic Hall of Fame inductees is an elite group of individuals who embody the work ethic and sportsmanship that is expected of every Dowling Catholic student, athlete, and coach. We are proud to honor their accomplishments.

Distinguished Alumni Award

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  • 2018 Recipients

    These alumni were recognized at the Scholastic Achievement Assembly on April 19, 2018

    DISTINGUISHED YOUNG ALUMNA
    London Muse, M.D., '04
    M.D. Family Medicine

    DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA
    Kellie Markey, DHS '84
    Founder/Director at Dorothy's House

    DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS
    Howard Kerr, DHS '53
    Guest Lecturer, University of Iowa

  • Nomination Criteria

    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 20 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 January 15th.

Performing Arts Hall of Fame

Dowling Catholic High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame has recognized those who have helped make our arts program strong. Perhaps more importantly, the inductees give our current and future students examples to live by and an added incentive to always strive to be their best.

Nominations may also be delivered or mailed to:

Alumni Office
Dowling Catholic High School
1400 Buffalo Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265
ph: 515.225.3000 | fx: 515.222.1056

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.