2017 League of St. Maur Dinner

September 16th


  Celebrating 7 years of the League's Revival! 


The League of St. Maur is celebrating its 7-year anniversary this year! The League was started by Fr. Edwin Watson, OSB, in 1965 but fizzled out in the 90's. In 2010 it was brought back to life by President Phil Baniewicz and has been growing ever since. The League is a private membership that provides ongoing support to further the mission of Maur Hill-Mount Academy. Any individual or married couple is eligible to join the League of St. Maur and can join annually at one of three levels: Platinum ($5,000), Gold ($2,500), or Silver ($1,000). The elite annual giving level is the President's Circle at $10,000 and above. New members are being added regularly to these essential groups that set the foundation for the ongoing success of MH-MA. 

Every year, the League of St. Maur holds a dinner honoring supporters and alumni of our school. We are honored to recognize Jonathan '87 and Shannon '87 (Rawlings) Mize with the Fidelis Award, as well as Maureen (Stork) Beckett '90 with the Alumni of the Year Award!

Thanks to our generous supporters, last year was extremely successful, raising close to $200,000! We hope with your help to raise even more this year!


 

2017 Event Details
 

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel
775 Brasilia Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64153


Schedule of Events
5:00pm - Mass
6:00pm - Sponsored Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction
7:00pm - Dinner and Program
(Dancing to follow the main program)



Honorees:
Jonathan '87 and Shannon '87 Mize

Fidelis Award recipients

 

Maureen Beckett '90

Alumni of the Year Award recipient

*Cocktail attire requested, Black tie optional

$150 per person
$1,500 per table
$75 for young alumni (2009-2017)

 

If you're planning to stay the night at the Airport Marriott, be sure to mention you're with Maur Hill-Mount Academy to get a special rate!

 

If you would like to reserve a seat or have questions, please contact Erin Hunninghake by phone at 913-367-5482, ext. 125 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

 

2017 Honorees

 

 

Jonathan and Shannon Mize

Fidelis Award recipients

Jonathan D. Mize is the son of John and Cheryl Mize. He is a 1987 graduate of Maur Hill Prep. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1990 with a degree in Marketing/Communications.

Jonathan has had a long history with his family’s company, Blish-Mize Co., starting as a part-time employee during the summers of his high school days. He began full-time with the company in 1990 as a sales trainee, then sales representative out in Denver, CO 1992-1995. He has held several positions in the last 27 years, including National Accounts Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, VP Marketing, VP Sales, VP Sales & Marketing, Chief Operating Officer, President & COO, and CEO & President, which has been his current position for the last four years. Jonathan has also been President & COO of Hardware House, LLC since 2009, which Blish-Mize is a majority owner of.

 Jonathan’s lengthy list of community and board involvement includes, Board Member for Distribution America Buying Group, Charlotte, NC– 2013 – Present, & Chairman of Distribution America – 2015-2017. Current Board Member of Hardware Group Association (HGA) 2015-Present.  Past Board member of the Atchison Family YMCA - 2000 – 2009.  Past board member of the Atchison Chamber of Commerce 2000 – 2006. Past Chairman of the board of directors for the Atchison Chamber of Commerce 2003 – 2005. Current board member of the Atchison Area Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) - 1999 – present. Current board member of the Atchison Santa Fe Depot Board of Trustees - 2004 – present. Present Chairman of the Board for the Atchison Santa Fe Depot Board of Trustees – 2006 – present. Past board member of Maur Hill - Mount Academy High School  2005 – May 2012.  Past Chairman of the board of directors for Maur Hill - Mount Academy High School - 2009 – 2011. Current Endowment Board Member for Maur Hill – Mount Academy. Current Board Member of UMB Bank, n.a. Kansas City, MO. Current Associate Board Member of UMB Bank - Eastern, KS (Atchison, Manhattan, & Topeka branches). Current Board Member of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. Member of Atchison Advisory Committee for the Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust 2012 – Present.

Jonathan was nominated by Ingram’s Magazine - 50 Kansans You Should know in June 2015, and Ingram’s Magazine – 250 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Greater Kansas City in November 2016. He is also a member of the Atchison Rotary Club, and was awarded the Club’s Citizen of the Year Award in 2006. He is also a member of St. Benedict’s Parish.   

Shannon L. "Rawlings" Mize is the daughter of Ken and Joyce Snyder. She is a 1987 graduate of Mount St. Scholastica, where she made honor roll all four years, and lived as a domestic boarder for two years, commuting the other two years from DeKalb, MO. Shannon went on to graduate from the University of Kansas in 1991 with a BA in Child Psychology.

Shannon has held several different roles over the years. Most importantly, as a homemaker during all those “at home” years raising their children.  She was also a sales assistant, and dishware department buyer for Nell Hills, and currently is the human resource coordinator at Blish-Mize Co. where she’s been since 2015. She has also remained active in her community, volunteering on countless committees for the Atchison Catholic schools & Maur Hill – Mount Academy.     

High school sweethearts, Jonathan and Shannon, were married on September 14th, 1991. They are the proud parents of two children, Lauren, a 2013 MH-MA graduate and 2017 University of Kansas graduate with a BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences, and Nathan, a 2014 MH-MA graduate and a current student at the University of Kansas majoring in Strategic Communications.

Jonathan and Shannon are known for their love of the Royals, the Chiefs, the MH-MA Ravens, and especially the University of Kansas Jayhawks.

Maur Hill - Mount Academy and the League of St. Maur are honored to recognize Jonathan and Shannon Mize with this year’s Fidelis Award.

 

Maureen Stork-Beckett

Alumni of the Year recipient

Maureen Stork was born at the Atchison Hospital on August 30, 1972 to Colleen Conrad Stork and Edward Stork.  A Catholic education shaped her early life including attending Atchison Catholic Elementary School and Academy of Mt. St. Scholastica.  After graduating with honors as Salutatorian of her class in 1990, she continued in the Catholic schooling tradition by attending St. Louis University. In 1994 she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree, with a focus in Accounting. 

Her professional life began in construction accounting for a commercial insulation company in St. Louis.  After a particularly dreary Midwestern winter in 1998, Maureen decided to follow her heart in search of a better latitude.  Landing in Austin, Texas, she worked for a temporary agency while she familiarized herself with a new vibrant city.  Very quickly she found an opportunity to work in the world of commercial real estate as a property accountant which evolved into a property manager position.  Ultimately it was this specialized field which would provide the avenue to meeting the love of her life.        

Maureen’s now husband, Jesse, was a Master Electrician working for a commercial electrical firm utilized by some of Maureen’s business associates who introduced the two.  The connection was “electric” and when Jesse found himself unexpectedly unemployed, Maureen jumped at the chance to help bring life to a startup electrical company.

Beckett Electrical Services, LLC was born and evolved into one of the largest and most respected electrical contracting companies in Austin.  Specializing in commercial electrical service and construction, Beckett Electrical now employs a team of 90 men and women and continues to be a family-owned and operated business managed by Jesse and Maureen, its President.  Beckett Electrical will celebrate its 15th anniversary in business this year.  It is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and is a member of multiple national trade organizations, including Independent Electrical Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors of America.   

Maureen has remained connected with the school by serving on the MH-MA Alumni Association Board for the past several years.  She intends to continue in that role in an effort to engage past and future graduates in the positive change and growth of their alma mater.    

Maureen and Jesse have two children, Macallister “Mackey” (10) and Emery (8) and live in an aviation and lake community in suburban Austin.  Maureen manages to find time to feed her passion by training for triathlon and distance running.  One of her greatest accomplishments was completing her first full marathon in 2014 in Athens, Greece on the original course where distance running began.  She is an avid sports fan, attending all of her kids’ golf tournaments, football and basketball games and never misses the chance to cheer on the Chiefs, Royals, Jayhawks or Wildcats.

Maur Hill - Mount Academy and the Alumni Association are honored to recognize Maureen as the Alumni of the Year.

               Live Auction Items

One week stay in a Breckenridge, Colorado Condo
Escape to beautiful Summit County, Colorado where you will be treated to a week’s stay in a completely renovated Breckenridge condominium, located at the Base of Peak 8. Large, three-bedroom, three full bathrooms, two-story unit that will sleep up to 11 people. Amenities include: fully equipped kitchen, living room with vaulted ceiling and large stone fireplace, large deck, outdoor hot tubs, sauna, close proximity to paved bike trails and Breckenridge Summer Fun Park. Available all of summer 2018 with the exception of the week of June 30th through July 7th.

Value: $2,250
Donated by: Brian Arensberg ’81, Robert Arensberg ’82, Mark Arensberg ’84, and Dan Nass ’82

Build Your Own Dream Vacation
Get away for an entire week with a dream Platinum Timeshare vacation of YOUR CHOICE! Choose from more than 150 locations with dates that go through Spring 2019! Choose when and where you want to go from the list below the poster with options from Branson all the way to the Bahamas! Pick your layout from a quaint 1-bedroom to a spacious 3-bedroom. Most units come with a full kitchen and washer/dryer units. This platinum status gets you the widest window for reservations up to 15 months in advance with confirmation at 11 months. Flip through the book below the poster to see some of the great options! Note that only places with a blue or white season are available. Whether it’s a romantic trip for two or a big family vacation, this trip can be custom made just for you!

Value: Up to $4,500
Donated by: Mark ‘89 and Amy Begley

Notre Dame Football Weekend
Cheer on the Fighting Irish with this Notre Dame Football Weekend package! Enjoy a long weekend in South Bend while experiencing the unique atmosphere a Notre Dame football game offers. Stroll the streets of this quaint college town, enjoying all the shops and restaurants within walking distance. Then unwind and relax for two nights in the Comfort Suites just down the road from campus. This package includes two tickets for the North Carolina State football game on October 28th, two nights in the Comfort Suites, two front row tickets to the Nebraska hockey game on October 27th, a $200 gift card to the Notre Dame bookstore, a $100 gift card to the award-winning and historic Tippecanoe Place restaurant, a Notre Dame stadium blanket, a Notre Dame football, and a Notre Dame hockey Tervis Tumbler cup.

Value $2,000
Donated by: Dan ‘78 and Dolly Fangman and the MH-MA Alumni Association

The Lodge at The National Golf Club
Stay in the luxurious three-story vacation lodge overlooking the first tee on the course designed by PGA legend, Tom Watson! Guests will enjoy spectacular views and golf on Kansas City’s premier private golf club. The Lodge is comfortable for eight or more guests and includes the following: Four modern bedrooms, two queen size beds in each room; Four complete master baths; Cozy Loft area; State of the art open kitchen; Spacious hearth room; Adjacent to first tee box; Indoor/outdoor fireplace; Large deck with outdoor cooking grill; Chip shot from practice facility. This package is for a one-night stay Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday with unlimited golf on the National Golf Course.  Subject to availability. Or a one-night stay Friday, Saturday or Sunday with one round of golf on the National Golf Course.  Subject to availability.

Value $1,800
Donated by: Sandy Sampson ‘77

Name the Drive at MH-MA for the next year
Every day, hundreds of people travel in and out of Maur Hill-Mount Academy. How would you like it to be on a road that is named after you? Here’s your chance to name the main drive at MH-MA for the next year. You can honor a family member, friend, former teacher, coach, class, or just keep it in your name. Whatever name you choose, we will put it up for everyone to see and then send you the sign when the year is through.

Value: Priceless
Donated by: MH-MA

 

 

 



 

2016 Honorees

 

 2016 Fidelis Award Recipients, Roberta Wolters and the late Philip Wolters '47

 
Philip Wolters was a true Atchisonian, through and through. He was born in Atchison, Kan. on January 20th, 1929 as one of 10 children. He grew up playing sports, shooting marbles and swimming in the Mighty Mo.
 
He attended St. Benedict’s grade school and Maur Hill Prep, graduating in 1947. Phil was known in high school for his athleticism and winning personality. He was a member of one of Maur Hill’s most successful football teams, as well as the school’s basketball team.
 
Phil worked at the Pillsbury Mill the summer after graduation before attending St. Benedict’s College. He was at St. Benedict’s for two and half years before leaving to serve the US Army for two years.  After receiving an honorable discharge in 1952, Phil went on to work at Midwest Solvents as a bookkeeper and was soon promoted to Grain Buyer. Phil gradually worked his way up in the company, eventually becoming the vice president of what is now MGP Ingredients.  Phil retired from MGP after 43 years with the company.
 
Throughout his life, Phil served many organizations, including Maur Hill’s 500 Club, the Atchison YMCA, Bellevue Country Club, The Knights of Columbus, The Elks Club, The VFW, the American Legion, the Atchison Chamber of Commerce, the Fellowship Club, and was president of several grain associations.
 
Phil passed away in 2009 at the age of 80 years old. He is remembered for his dedicated years of work, as well as his love of golf, hunting, bowling, the Royals and Chiefs, but above all, his love for his family.  
 
Just like her husband, Roberta (Besette) Wolters is a proud and loyal Atchison native. Roberta was born October 2, 1937 in Atchison, Kan.  She graduated from ACCHS in 1955 where she was involved in many activities, including marching band, vocal groups, and was president of the Kayette organization and vice president of the Future Homemakers of America.
 
Roberta began work at Midwest Solvents (MGP) after graduation. She worked as the switchboard operator, receptionist and billing clerk. This is also the place where she met the love of her life, Phil.
 
After meeting Phil, Roberta joined the Catholic Church and was baptized in November 1956. The couple was married October 25, 1958 at St. Benedicts Church in Atchison.
 
After working for a few months, Roberta decided to stay home to be a mother and homemaker. She spent time volunteering in church groups, as a room mother at Sacred Heart School and as an office substitute in the town’s schools. Roberta then became a volunteer for the Atchison Hospital Auxiliary, where she received her 40-year pin and certificate this past spring. She is currently the vice president of the auxiliary, but has held many positions throughout the years, including Scholarship Chairman for 25 years and received a volunteer of the year award.
 
Phil and Roberta had six children together, all of whom are alums of Maur Hill and Mount St. Scholastica Academy (Karen Wolters-Schultz ‘77, Katherine Wolters-Kohler ‘77, Kimberly Wolters-Lewman ‘78, Deborah Wolters-Rigden ‘82, Philip "Mark" Wolters ‘84, Denise Wolters-Thomas ’87).
 
The Raven legacy has continued a third generation with four of Phil and Roberta’s 19 grandchildren attending and graduating from Maur Hill - Mount Academy (Andrew Lewman ‘07, Austin Lewman ’12, Avery Lewman ’16, Philip Saragusa, freshman this year). Roberta still attends all of her grandchildren’s school activities and can always be found with her family in the MH-MA stands cheering on the Ravens. 
 
For Phil and Roberta, their family and faith always came first. There was never a question about being a part of the Catholic Church or about their kids attending Atchison’s Catholic schools. They are a family who has always been faithful about attending Mass and Holy Adoration. Roberta also continues to be a significant financial supporter of MH-MA.
 
Maur Hill-Mount Academy and The League of St. Maur are grateful for the example of faith and family that the Wolters have shown, and we are honored to present Roberta and Phil (posthumously) with the 2016 Fidelis Award.

 




  2016 MH-MA Alumni of the Year, Abbot Barnabas Senecal, OSB '55

 

Abbot Barnabas Senecal, OSB, was born as Thomas Senecal on October 6, 1937 in Atwood, Kan. along with his twin brother, Timothy. Tom and Tim were two of seven Senecal siblings.
 
Tom attended and graduated as valedictorian of Maur Hill Prep in 1955 before attending Benedictine College, the University of Kansas and Emporia State University.  He was a star pupil at Maur Hill as an honor student participating in glee club, choir and band. He was the editor for the school newspaper and served as both vice president and president of the student council. It was in the athletic arena, however, where he really excelled. Tom was known for being a standout on the football, basketball and baseball teams, all led by legendary coach, Guy Galley. 
 
After school, Tom joined the seminary at St. Benedict’s Abbey where he took his first vows in 1958 and was ordained as Father Barnabas on May 30, 1964.
 
Father Barnabas made his way back to his high school alma mater in 1968 as an administrator and teacher at Maur Hill. He then spent the next twenty-four years at the school, serving as Headmaster for 12 of those years, as well as director of Camp St. Maur from 1977-1990.
 
Barnabas cherished his time at Maur Hill, and in fact, has said his favorite job over his long career was as the alumni director of Maur Hill. That sentiment for Maur Hill has always been returned by his co-workers and alumni.  
 
Barnabas was elected Abbot of St. Benedict’s Abbey in 1994 and reelected in 2002 for a 10-year term. In 2005, the Catholic Education Foundation named him “Person of the Year” for his leadership on the boards of Maur Hill - Mount Academy and Benedictine College, as well as his work with parishes in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas.
 
Abbot Barnabas is not only a Maur Hill - Mount Academy icon, but he is truly loved by everyone who has had the pleasure of knowing him.  Alums continue to attest to the way Abbot helped shaped their lives from inexperienced adolescents into thriving and professional adults.
 
Maur Hill - Mount Academy’s Alumni Association is honored to award Abbot Barnabas Senecal as the 2016 Alumni of the Year.
 



2016 Silent Auction Items
 

               - 2017 Baseball College World Series tickets + parking pass- Tim and Sue Regan
               - McCormick 360 Vodka + Royals tickets package- Mick and Geri Harris
               - Kendra Scott Jewelry- Maureen Stork Beckett
  - Virginia’s Famous Pies for a year-  Liz Wagner and Virginia Kuckelman
               - Yeti Tundra 45 cooler-  Ray and Theresa Miller
               - MGP gift basket- Dave and Brenda Rindom
               - Weston's St. George Hotel stay + dinner - Mike Harris
               - Blish-Mize tool set- Jonathan Mize
               - BC Fan Basket- Steve and Amy Minnis
               - KU Basketball tickets + parking pass basket- Exchange National Bank & Trust
               - Salsa Grill gift basket-  Jamie and John Lomshek
               - Christmas gift basket-  Jon and Kelly Seibert
               - Paddy O'Quigley's Pub and Grille gift basket- Dan and Tim Carrigan
 
 

2016 Live Auction Items
 

Go On Set With a Hollywood Director
Renowned television producer/director and Maur Hill alumnus, Deran Sarafian ‘76, has donated a once in a lifetime Hollywood getaway. Known for his work and Emmy nomination on the hit series HOUSE, and his work on CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, and film Terminal Velocity, to name a few, Sarafian is currently producing and directing ROSEWOOD on FOX. This Hollywood bling package includes round trip flight tickets for two, a four-day and three-night stay at a world famous Hotel Maya in Long Beach, half a day on the set of ROSEWOOD observing Sarafian directing an episode, lunch on the ROSEWOOD set with Sarafian, two ROSEWOOD hats, and a script autographed by Sarafian. A fun and exciting, once-in-a-lifetime chance, to see a “Maur Hill Boy” do his thing Hollywood style.
*Trip is only available May 2017
 
Value: $3,000
Donated by: Deran Sarafian ‘76
 
One week stay in a Breckenridge, Colorado Condo
Escape to beautiful Summit County, Colorado where you will be treated to a week’s stay in a completely renovated Breckenridge condominium, located at the Base of Peak 8. Large, three-bedroom, three full bathrooms, two-story unit that will sleep up to 11 people. Amenities include: fully equipped kitchen, living room with vaulted ceiling and large stone fireplace, large deck, outdoor hot tubs, sauna, close proximity to paved bike trails and Breckenridge Summer Fun Park. Available July 29th-August 5th, 2017
 
Value: $1,540
Donated by: Brian Arensberg ’81, Robert Arensberg ’82, Mark Arensberg ’84, and Dan Nass ’82
 
Getaway Trip to Key West, Florida
Escape to the gorgeous Florida Keys with a $1000 Southwest flight voucher and a four-day, three-night stay at Pier House Resort and Spa. This is a prime location with an attentive staff and abundant amenities. This quaint property comprises of a heated outdoor pool and its own private stretch of white-sand beach. Guests will also have access to the full-service spa plus so much more!
 
Value $2,000
Donated by: MH-MA Alumni Association and Maureen Stork-Beckett ‘90
 
Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame Suite
Watch the reigning World Champions from the comfort of a Hall of Fame suite next season! You pick the game (certain games excluded), then arrive in style in a Raven charter bus with 29 friends. Once at Kaufmann, you’ll enjoy all of the amenities, which include a spacious climate-controlled interior, large outdoor patio, exclusive access to the Hall of Fame, parking passes, drinks, unlimited snacks, and an all-you-can-eat catered meal of your choice.
 
Value: $2,600
Donated by: Anonymous
 
Name the Drive at MH-MA for the next year
Every day, hundreds of people travel in and out of Maur Hill-Mount Academy. How would you like it to be on a road that is named after you? Here’s your chance to name the main drive at MH-MA for the next year. You can honor a family member, friend, former teacher, coach, class, or just keep it in your name. Whatever name you choose, we will put it up for everyone to see and then send you the sign when the year is through.
 
Value: Priceless
Donated by: MH-MA


2015 Honorees


John '75 and Lisa Klebba

Last year, Maur Hill-Mount Academy recognized John '75 and Lisa Klebba with the Fidelis Award and Greg Lutz '75 as the Alumni Association's Alumni of the Year. It was a night full of joy and laughter at the Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel. We had the chance to not only honor these outstanding families, but to also raise money to support the efforts of MH-MA. The event raised more than $130,000, which is the highest in the League's history! You can read more on our 2015 honorees and other past honorees below.

Maur Hill-Mount Academy and The League of St. Maur were honored to recognize John ’75 and Lisa Klebba as this year’s Fidelis Award recipients. 

Born in Jefferson City, Mo., John Klebba made the transition to Atchison to attend Maur Hill Prep School as a boarding student, graduating in 1975 as class salutatorian. After graduation, John attended Drake University, where he got his BSBA in Accounting and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to the University of Notre Dame, completing their Joint Degree Program and  Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, and with a Master of Business Administration with high honors in 1983. John is now the current President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Legends Bank and its holding company in Linn, Mo. 

Lisa, an Osawatomie, Kan. native, graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1974 and went on to graduate with a BA in History from Pittsburg State in 1977 and with a Masters of Library Science from Emporia State in 1980. Lisa retired this past May as the Associate Director of Library Services at State Technical College of Missouri. 

While John grew up Catholic, Lisa came into the church through the RCIA program, and they were married in Roeland Park, Kan. at St. Agnes Church in 1986. The couple is now faithful and active members of St. George Parish in Linn. 

When it was time for their oldest son to attend high school, John’s positive boarding experience at Maur Hill aided in the decision to send him and all four of their children (John ’06, Joe ’07, Megan ’09, Patrick ’11) to Maur Hill-Mount Academy as boarding students. The decision to send their kids out of state for school was not an easy one for John and Lisa, but ultimately, they saw the value a boarding experience could provide in preparing students both for college and life afterwards.  

The Klebbas’ commitment to MH-MA over the years made them an obvious candidate for this prestigious award. The Fidelis Award, meaning “faithful,” was created in 1991 by the Board of Directors of Mount St. Scholastica Academy to recognize selected alumnae, benefactors, and friends who have contributed significantly. The criteria established by the Board requires that the honorees give outstanding personal or financial service to the school in the true spirit of Christ.

John and Lisa will be honored with the Fidelis Award at this year’s League of St. Maur Dinner on September 19th in Kansas City, Mo. 

 

 

Past Award Recipients

            2014 - Jerry and Virginia Kuckelman, Jerry and Bernadette Urban

            2013 - P.J. and Ramona Cummings, Dan and Joyce Nolan

2012 - John and Mary Van Dyke, Rich and Cindy Dickason

2011 - John and Patty Flynn, Colleen Stork
 


 



  MH-MA Alumni of the Year, Greg Lutz '75

 

 

Greg Lutz graduated from Maur Hill Prep in 1975. Greg was one of 12 in his family attending Maur Hill or Mount St. Scholastica, spanning from 1960 through 1981. After graduating from Maur Hill Prep, Greg attended Kansas State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing with a minor in Business Management. Greg has spent the last 17 years with the Blish-Mize Company located in Atchison, Kan. where he is now the Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to Blish-Mize, Greg was in operations management with the JC Penney Company in Lenexa, Kan, and with US Toy in Grandview, Mo. Greg is also partner and owner of Lutz Brothers Oil in Atchison with his brother Dennis, ’72.   
 
Greg is a native and resident of Atchison and is married to Marci (Sambol) Lutz from Kansas City, Kan. They have four children, Amy, ’09, Michael, ’12, Aubrey, ’15, and Tony, ’19, all of whom have graduated from or are currently attending Maur Hill-Mount Academy. Greg and his family are members of St. Benedict’s parish. 
 
Greg has been active in the community and Maur Hill-Mount Academy for years.  He is a past chair of the Atchison Area United Way, past parish council member of St. Joseph Church, past finance committee member of the Atchison Public School special education committee, and served a term as president of Pineview Country Club. Greg has also been a coach to many kids’ sport recreational teams in Atchison. 

 
At Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Greg has been involved as treasurer of the Maur Hill-Mount Academy 500 Club for several years. He was a member of the alumni board, he has organized and assisted in campus clean ups, and has donated items to assist the school with their needs. It’s not unusual to see Greg around Maur Hill-Mount Academy’s campus often, attending many of our sporting events, communicating with the staff on committee matters, and checking on the progress of his children’s education.

  

 

Past Award Recipients
2014- Charlie Carrigan



Read more on some of our previous honorees!

2014 Honored Two Outstanding Local Families

The 2014 Fr. Edwin Watson, OSB Award was given to Jerry ’59 and Bernadette ’63 (Enzbrenner) Urban. Maur Hill-Mount Academy also honored the late Jerry Kuckelman and his wife Virginia Kuckelman with the Fidelis Award. “The first thing that comes to mind when I think both of the Kuckelman’s and Urban’s is 'sacrifice,'" said MH-MA president Phil Baniewicz. "Both families have given so much to Catholic education, in particular Maur Hill-Mount Academy, for decades. They are outstanding examples of people who are committed to the faith on the deepest levels. It is a joy to honor both couples at the League of St. Maur dinner this year.

Jerry and Bernadette Urban have given significant and lasting contributions to Maur Hill Prep School, Maur Hill-Mount Academy and to their community. The couple has three children - Brenda, Jerry ’89, and Scott ’92. Bernadette has been employed at Maur Hill-Mount Academy for 35 years and is currently serving as the Alumni Director. “Jerry and I are very honored and blessed to be receiving this award. We’re humbled by this experience,” stated Bernadette Urban. The Urbans are the most fitting recipients of the 2014 Fr. Edwin Watson, OSB Award.

Jerry and Virginia (Pickman) Kuckelman have been long time supporters of ACES (now St. Benedict Catholic School) and Maur-Hill-Mount Academy. They put their three daughters through Mount St. Scholastica Academy; Debbie ’76, Theresa ’80, and Liz ’85; while their sons, Jerry ’77, Mike ’82, and John ’90, attended Maur Hill Prep. The Kuckelmans have been parishioners at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church for 47 years and were the first lay Eucharistic ministers in the parish. They were also part of the original League of St. Maur. The Kuckelman’s service to the Atchison Community and Maur Hill-Mount Academy make them the perfect recipient of the 2014 Fidelis Award.

  2013 League of St. Maur Dinner has an Irish feel

Maur Hill-Mount Academy honored two local Irish families at the League of St. Maur Dinner, held on 6p.m. Saturday,  September 21, at the Kansas City Airport Marriott.

The 2013 Fr. Edwin Watson, OSB Award was given to Dan '71 and Joyce '71 Nolan. Maur Hill-Mount Academy also honored P.J. and Ramona Cummings with the Fidelis Award. Both familes have given countless hours of service and support in the spirit of Christ. “In particular, both of these local families have shown tremendous commitment to Catholic education. Plus, they are both great examples of outstanding Atchison hospitality, humble, and of course have that strong Irish spirit,” said MH-MA president Phil Baniewicz.

Dan and Joyce (Minnis) Nolan have given significant and lasting contributions to Maur Hill Prep School, Maur Hill-Mount Academy and to their community. The couple have five sons - Riley ‘95, Spencer ‘97, Garin ‘98, Deke ‘00, and Brady ’02, all of whom graduated from Maur Hill Prep. Joyce currently serves on the St. Benedict School Endowment Board. “We are very simple, but blessed people. Our awards in life are the blessings we have received from God; our parents, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, siblings, and extended family and friends,” stated Joyce Nolan. Their countless efforts and support make them outstanding recipients of the 2013 Fr. Edwin Watson, OSB Award.

P.J. and Ramona Cummings from Atchison, Kansas have been long time supporters of ACES (now St. Benedict), Maur-Hill-Mount Academy and Benedictine College. They put their four daughters through Mount St. Scholastica Academy; Karen Bell '74, Brenda Levinsky '76, Sandy Sampson' 77 and Lisa Hamrick '82. While their sons; Alan Cummings ’79 and Kevin Cummings '89 attended Maur Hill Prep. Throughout the years, they have opened their home to MH-MA boarders, as well as day and ESL (English as a second language) students. Even today, many of those former students remain in contact and hold a very special place in their hearts. The Cummings’ service to the Atchison Community and Maur Hill-Mount Academy make them the perfect recipient of the 2013 Fidelis Award.

The night was a smashing success, raising $87,000 for MH-MA. In particular, the Fund-a-Need event raised enough money to provide new scoreboards for all of the athletic facilities on campus. The night ended with an impromptu performance by Garin Nolan, who appropriately led the crowd in a rousing rendition of "Oh Danny Boy."  A big thanks to everyone who attended and contributed toward making the night such a success.

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