Jack Dardis Named Honorary Alum

John J. (Jack) Dardis was named honorary alum of St. Mary’s Dominican High School during May Crowning and Academic Honor Day. Dardis, who founded the school’s Parents’ Annual Giving in the 1980s, served on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee. His seven daughters are Dominican alumnae, their graduation years spanning from 1986 to 2001.


School president Dr. Cynthia A. Thomas saluted the honoree as, “One of the people who has guided Dominican to help our school remain financially stable, viable and well-positioned for the future.”


Dardis and his wife Anne, are the parents of ten children. Jim Ryder, the first named honorary alum, presented Dardis with a commemorative sweat shirt.



Following the announcement of John J. (Jack) Dardis as honorary alum of St. Mary’s Dominican High School are (from left) Vice President of Advancement Jamie G. Lassere, President Dr. Cynthia A. Thomas, Sr. M. Dominic Savio Estorge, O.P., Jim Ryder, Jack Dardis, Vice President of Dominican Catholic Identity Sr. Patricia Harvat, O.P., and Chief Financial Officer Catherine Thomson.