Hall of Fame

Hallahan Hall of Fame 2016 Honorees

Our Lady of Hallahan

Dolly Borgia ’45

Bernadette Dugan ’73

Patti Henry ’78

Jana Monaco ’83


John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School established the Hallahan Hall of Fame Awards Program in 2001 to formally recognize alumnae that help define and advance Hallahan and its mission.

Since its inception we have successfully inducted 20 outstanding Hallahan alumnae into the Hall of Fame. We are proud of all of their accomplishments and look forward to welcoming more alumnae into the Hall of Fame this year, 2016.

This recognition honors alumnae who have exemplified dedication, involvement and faithfulness to the mission and ideals of Hallahan through personal or professional accomplishment.  Nominations for this award are accepted on an ongoing basis from anyone in the Hallahan community, and selected annually by an appointed Selection Committee. Recipients must be graduates of Hallahan. This award can also be given posthumously.

Additional Criteria and Nomination Process

  1. All nominees must demonstrate Catholic values that represent Hallahan and its mission. 
  2. The nominee must be a graduate of Hallahan at least five years prior to nomination.
  3. “Exceptional professional or personal achievement” shall be deemed appropriate and worthy of recognition as determined by the Selection Committee.
  4. Areas of “outstanding achievement in profession, vocation or avocation” may include – but not are not limited to – fields of industry, religion, science, business, the arts, medicine, the military, or athletics.

Please include with your nomination a written description stating clearly how the nominee meets the criteria for selection. In addition to the letter, the nominating person(s) should but not required to provide supporting material that is thorough, interesting, and pertinent to the selection criteria, such as resume, press articles, reviews, etc.

The selection of each award recipient will be made by a consensus of the committee and not by individual votes.

Send email submissions to: 

Alexis Leonard


Mail nominations to:

John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School

Office of Advancement – Hall of Fame Nomination

311 North 19th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hall of Fame Inductees


Dr. Mary Longo Papola, ’36

Sr. Mary Jean Cavanaugh, IHM ’37

Sr. Peg Hynes, SSJ ’51

Cecilia Hing Moy Yep, ’47

Rafaela Bermudez, ’76


Marie D. Signs, ’42
Sr. Maureen B. McCann, RSM ’52
Germaine L. Edwards, ’80


Dee M. Bernhardt ’77

Theresa Letterie Carfagno, PhD ’59

Sr. Francis Christi, OSF

Eileen Callahan Erikson ’61


Sr. Ida Marie Nicklas, OSF ’45

Sr. Clare Carty, OSF ’54

Barbara Murray Rilling ’59

Hilda K. Carr ’61


Dr. Rosalie Ghilardi Mirenda, ’55

Geri Swift, ’63

Margaret Pelullo Goldschmidt, ’77

Alexandra Muschynka Wills, ’79

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