Montgomery Catholic Announces Kevin Ryan as the 2016 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award Winner

Montgomery Catholic Announces Kevin Ryan as the 2016 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award Winner 1
Kevin Ryan ’68 pictured with his wife Kathy and daughter Kristen ’99.

Kevin Ryan was honored by Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School on May 9, as the 2016 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award winner for his service to the school.  The Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award was established by the Harbin family and is awarded by the school to recognize those selfless individuals who have significantly served Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and exemplified its values in their lives.

Montgomery Catholic’s president, Mrs. Anne Ceasar, presented Kevin with an engraved clock, kicking off the 2016 Montgomery Catholic  High School Campus Academic Awards.

Kevin Ryan has been actively involved at Montgomery Catholic for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Class of 1968 attending Queen of Mercy and then Catholic High from grades 7-11, but missed his senior year when his father was transferred with the military. Kevin and his wife Kathy returned to Montgomery in the late 1970’s where they became active members at Holy Spirit. They chose Catholic education for their three children: Kyle ’99, Kristen ’99 and Katy ’00 who all attended our St. Bede campus and then graduated from Montgomery Catholic.

Kevin’s service to the MCPS community began in the late 1980’s, He served as a PTC member, Booster club member, as Chairman of the School Board and on numerous committees, he was a Legislative Convention and Clean-Up day volunteer, he acted as our school Basketball, Soccer, JV and Varsity football announcer, he volunteered to set up for Athletic events and was always willing to help set up sound for our events.

Kevin exemplifies the characteristics of a great volunteer. Even though his children have graduated, he continues to assist the Athletic Department serving as a football announcer for our Knights and even as part of our graduation sound system team each year

After retiring from a lifelong career in computer systems, Kevin acted as the Faith Formation Coordinator at Holy Spirit from 2005 until his retirement in 2012. He is an excellent example of a great Catholic volunteer because he gives of his time and talent out of love for the school, its students and families. His presence, positive attitude, and willingness to help are an inspiration and good example for us all.

Kevin is the twentieth individual to receive the award and joins past recipients:  
Leonard J. Mrotek, 1997      Margaret Olive Jones, 1998         Edward P. Clark, 1999
Marty & Bebe Taylor, 2000      Dottie A. Dean. 2001         “Goose” DeLongchamp, 2002 
Rod & Anne Ceasar, 2003     Bill & Marian Saliski, 2004         Jeff Downes, 2005
David & Jeanne Barranco, 2006   Nora Cammack, 2007                 Dennis & Karen Weber, 2008
Chip & Lisa Vercelli, 2009     Bill & Debbie Barranco, 2010 Barr & Cappy Younker, 2011
Liz Sutton & Jerry Lopez, 2012    Jack Galassini, 2013         Gaylon & Mary McAlpine 2014
Marty Rupert Huett, 2015

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