Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School honored the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame inductees during an awards dinner at NCR Country Club on Thursday, September 29.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards, first started in 1997, are intended to honor graduates of CJ and its four predecessor schools (Notre Dame Academy, Chaminade, Julienne, and St. Joseph Commercial) who have made significant impacts on their communities and professions. The awards ceremony is a celebration of the entire CJ community, highlighting the past as the foundation for the future.
Four new members were inducted Thursday evening:
The Honorable Robert L. Moore, ’63
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Judge Moore graduated from Chaminade High School in 1963 and went on to receive degrees from the University of Dayton and Ohio Northern University Law School. He has served on the Kettering Municipal Court for the last 15 years and during that time has earned an excellent reputation among attorneys and colleagues. His deep ties to the Dayton community are evident in his investment in countless community organizations, including over 40 years volunteering with Optimist International. A lover of sports, Judge Moore has enjoyed great success officiating baseball, basketball, and football games, ranging from CYO to serving as an NFL official for 13 years. He and wife Toni have three children and seven grandchildren.
Robert G. Stachler, ’47
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
After graduating from Chaminade in 1947, Robert Stachler went on to be one of the most prominent and respected lawyers in the country. His victories in sports litigation won him the spotlight in high profile cases with the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. During his 54 years as a lawyer, Mr. Stachler has been involved in numerous community and charitable organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton and University of Cincinnati College of Law and has practiced law with Taft Stettinius & Hollister since 1957. He and his wife of over 50 years, Betty, have five children and seventeen grandchildren.
Fr. Joseph M. Davis, S.M. ’55
CHRISTIAN SERVICE AWARD
The only African American in his 1955 Chaminade graduating class, Fr. Davis went on to be a strong voice for black Catholics in the church in the 60’s until his death. He was the founder and former director of the National Office for Black Catholics as well as a founder of the National Black Clergy Caucus. His ministry took him from teaching at Chaminade High School in the ‘60s to teacher and administrator in Marianist schools in Africa. Fr. Davis was a graduate of the University of Dayton and received his master’s degree from Catholic University of America. He was ordained in 1991 and served at St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland until his death in 1992.
James R. Brooks
HONORARY ALUMNI AWARD
Mr. Brooks has been part of the Chaminade Julienne community for over 30 years as educator, coach, and volunteer. His contributions to the English Department and as the boys and girls tennis coach have had a profound impact on the Chaminade Julienne community. Mr. Brooks seeks to educate the whole person both inside the classroom and out and his dedication is apparent in the ways he challenges and encourages his students. His wife and fellow CJ teacher, Peg Regan, is a 1973 graduate of Julienne and daughters Colleen and Carmen graduated in 2010 and 2011 respectively. We are pleased to honor Mr. Brooks as an honorary alum.