AHA Alumni Awards

AHA Alumni Awards

AHA Alumni Awards

The Academy of Holy Angels presents alumni awards annually.  You are invited to nominate alumni for any of these awards! (Click the heading to download the award nomination form.)

The Angelus Award

The Academy of Holy Angels' Angelus Award was established in 1991 to honor alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding lifetime contributions to their school, profession and community. 

The 2018 Angelus Award Winner is Ann Stiehm Ahlstrom '70.  She was honored at our Volunteer and Donor Recognition Night on Monday, March 19, 2018.  

Pam KerberPam Matthews Kerber ’73 is this year’s Angelus Award winner. She was very active at AHA during her years as a student. She was in AHA Student Government and was class rep, junior class president, and part of the Student Government Executive Council. She performed in three musicals and was a member of the last all-girl class to graduate. She also served as part of the team facilitating AHA’s transition to a co-educational high school. As an adult, she was part of many activities, committees, and groups. She was a Starliner Dance mom for seven years and served as team parent and coordinated costumes for the team. She was AHA Community Association Chair and Volunteer Coordinator. She helped bring back the father/son and mother/daughter banquets and helped start the ninthgrade parent mixer. She was part of the AHA Way planning group and served on the AHA Board of Trustees. Pam has been a special education teacher for the past 38 years, 31 of them in the Inver Grove Heights School District. She is the mother of Alyssa ’08 and Natalie ’11.

Learn more about the Angelus award and its winners here 

The Rising Star Award  

The Academy of Holy Angels' Rising Star Young Alumni Award recognizes the professional accomplishments and/or community involvement of young alumni under the age of 40 who have achieved significant success:

  • as a student
  • in professional endeavors
  • in civic activities
  • in community service
  • and/or in involvement with the Academy of Holy Angels

The 2018 Rising Star Award Winner is:  Mary McGuire '07.  Mary was honored at AHA's Volunteer and Donor Recognition event on Monday, March 19, 2018. 

The 2017 Rising Star Award Winner is:
Jazz Hampton '08Jazz Hampton ’08 had a busy and successful career at AHA. He competed in football, basketball, and track and field and was an honor student. His father O’Neal served as a volunteer football coach. After graduation, Jazz attended the University of St. Thomas (UST). There, he played football and rugby and was involved in performing arts and student government. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science before enrolling in UST’s law school. As a law student, Jazz served in the Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office where he appeared on the record as a Student Certified Attorney and served as a public defender. Throughout law school Jazz worked in the Community Justice Clinic and provided at-risk youth with legal services, case management, and general support. Jazz also was the president of the Black Law Students Association and completed an externship program with Hennepin County Judge Holton Dimick. While at St. Thomas, Jazz served as class president during his junior and senior years. He received the University of Saint Thomas Dease Scholarship and a Presidential Award of Excellence from President George W. Bush for assistance in the 35W bridge collapse. Today as an attorney, Jazz focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, products liability, personal injury, and professional liability. In his free time, Jazz enjoys developing mobile applications and coaching. In 2016-17, Jazz volunteered in the AHA youth basketball program, Shooting Stars.

Learn more about the Rising Star Young Alumni Awards and its winners here

The Activities Hall of Fame

The Activities Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding participants whom have brought honor to themselves, their school and the community through their citizenship and achievements. The Hall of Fame also recognizes coaches/moderators and community members who have made significant contributions to the AHA sports and activities programs.

AHA Activities Hall of Fame 2018

AHA's 2018 AHA Activities Hall of Fame inductees are listed below. They will be inducted at a ceremony during the homecoming football game on October 5, 2018. 

  • Jon Launstein '88, Basketball
  • Ashley Anklam '03, Cross Country, Basketball and Track
  • 2005 Boys State Hockey Champion Team

Learn more about our Hall of Fame and its winners here.

For more information about all of these opportunities, contact the Alumni Office at 612-798-2620 or alumnioffice@ahastars.org.


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