Alumni Merit Award Recipients

 Terrence Matter

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Terrence Matter received his B.S. in Aeronautics from Saint Louis University’s Parks College in 1964. After Parks, Matter served four years as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer for the USAF. As his experience expanded and command skills grew, Matter was promoted to Field Maintenance Squadron Commander where he was responsible for aircraft engine, electrical, fabrication, pneumatics and hydraulics maintenance. After USAF, Matter joined Northrop Corporation where for 30 years he principally provided Product Support Services for worldwide users of the T-38 and F-5 series aircraft.  

At Northrop, he held positions in Engineering Management, Program Management and Business Development. In 1974, he received his M.S. in Operations Management from Northrop Institute of Technology and later went on to complete the Senior Management Development Program from Harvard Business School and the Executive Marketing Program from Anderson School of Business. In his final position at Northrop Grumman, he was the Executive Business Development Manager, marketing technical services and avionics/structural upgrades for company aircraft used by military services around the world. 

Since his retirement in 1998, Matter has relocated to Reno, Nevada where he is a past Board Chairman and an active volunteer for the National Championship Air Races. 

  John O’Neill, Ph.D.

Dr. John F. O’Neill, Jr., received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Saint Louis University’s Institute of Technology in 1959. O’Neill went to work for Bell Telephone Laboratories where he acquired 24 patents and wrote numerous articles for the Bell System Technical Journal and for the IEEE circuit theory publication. O’Neill completed both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at New York University.

In 1977, O’Neill founded a division within Storage Technology Corporation which developed a private telephone line concentrator device that enabled customers to reduce telephone line count and expenses in private corporate networks by half. There, he acquired four additional patents.

In 1980, O’Neill founded OneCom Inc., where he developed telephone products for corporate network customers.

Since 1988, O’Neill has worked as the founder and Chief Technology Office of Call Management Products CMP where he developed telephone products for the hospitality industry. Today, that company operates as PhoneSuite and continues to manufacture high quality telecommunication products that enhance telephone line productivity and provide cost savings for hotels and motels.



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Saint Louis University Parks College Alumni Merit Award Recipients: 

Saint Louis University Institute of Technology Alumni Merit Award Recipients: 

2014 - Terrence Matter ‘64
2013 - Kenneth L. Atkins, Ph.D. ‘58
2012 - Edward James (Jim) Dunne ‘62
2011 - Walter S. Hoy ‘56
2010 - Joseph J. Lusczek ‘61
2009 - Jaros (Jay) C. Rickmeyer ‘60
2007 - Betsy Carroll Smith ‘72
2006 - John P. Capellupo ‘56
2005 - Henry P. Krakowski ‘75
2004 - Douglas E. Jaspering ‘82
2003 - Major General Ralph Jodice II ’76
2002 - Dr. John George ’55, ‘67
2001 - Dr. James McBrayer ‘57
2000 - Major General Robert A. Nester ‘63
1999 - Rudolph Haug, Jr. ‘63
1998 - Kenneth E. Stanger ‘59
1997 - Frederick Thomas Stark ‘55
1996 - James W. Bryer ‘48
1995 - Arthur (Butch) Giessman II ‘71
1994 - Bruce R. Aubin ‘51
1993 - Captain Harry C. Alger ‘59
1992 - Donald P. Manahan ‘60
1991 - Carl F. Kettler ‘65
1990 - Luke A. Schutzenhofer ‘60
1989 - J. Thomas Harrington ‘40
1988 - Charles Tringali ‘56
1987 - James T. McWilliams ‘62
1986 - Dr. Dale Anderson ‘57
1985 - James F. Garufo ‘38
1984 - Vernon A. Sandrock ‘57
1983 - Dale McKee ‘39
1982 - Neil R. Anderson ‘61
1981 - William R. Smanko ‘51
1980 - Ellwyn E. Boock ‘40
1979 - Edward H. Barker ‘39
1978 - John P. Kennedy ‘56
1977 - Albert Ardaz Amerigian ‘45
1975 - Major General William Nicholson III ‘50
1974 - Thomas Walter Gillespie ‘50
1970 - Joe Griffin Eisley ‘51
1968 - Eugene F. Kranz ‘54
1966 - Luan Phongse-sobhon ‘32
1964 - Alfred E. Jordan ‘32
1963 - John E. Gallagher ‘43
1962 - Paul H. Taylor ‘38
1960 - Henry Alvarez Correa ‘37
1959 - Frederick O. Hosterman ‘36
1955 - George W. Papen II ‘36

2014 - John O’Neill, Ph.D. ’59
2013 - John Cantwell ’57
2012 - John “Jack” E. Groneck Jr. ‘58
2011 - Lindell E. Montgomery ‘57
2010 - George P. Bouckaert ‘56
2009 - Paul Wirsching ‘57
2008 - Dr. Alvaro F. Espinosa ‘57
1998 - Donald R. Kozlowski ‘59
1992 - Richard D. Koetting ‘57
1991 - John H. Schulz, ’54, ‘62
1990 - Eugene C. Adam ‘56
1989 - Harry Hasenpflug, ’ 53, GR ’ 55
1988 - Thomas E. Lanham ‘51
1987 - Joseph F. Shaughnessy, Jr. ‘57
1986 - Kevin M. Barry ‘50
1985 - George A. O’Sullivan, Jr. ‘53
1984 - James F. Conway ’55, GR ‘64
1983 - Gerald J. Mossinghoff ‘57
1982 - William A. Sax ‘50
1981 - Dr. Gilbert Arthur Bollinger ’56, GR ‘67
1980 - Henry L. Grant ‘49
1978 - Henry W. Heck ‘50
1977 - Raymond F. Mohrman ’49, GR ‘51
1976 - Dr. Jesse Theodore Cherry, Jr. ’53, GR ’56, GR ‘61
1975 - Dr. Nicholas M. Short ‘51
        - Dr. Emil Joseph Mateker ‘56
1974 - Joseph L. Behr ‘49
1972 - Lorenz Bannes ‘57
1969 - Harold W. Duchek ‘50
1968 - Joseph J. Simmons III ‘49
1967 - Richard J. Boushka ‘55
1965 - Albert Hrubetz ‘53
1964 - Donald L. Reed ‘50
1962 - Marvin Weinstein ‘48
1961 - James Stephens Sheehan ‘50
1960 - James A. Peterson ‘48
1955 - Dr. Cornelius Dahm ‘30