Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame Awards 2019
The Alumni Hall of Fame Award recognizes and honors Madonna Academy, Chaminade High School, and Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments either personally or professionally after graduation.
He continued his football career at the University of Central Florida where he was a standout all four years. In his first year at UCF, Mr. Aiken set freshman records for catches, yards and touchdowns. During his sophomore year, he had a catch in seven of nine games played and was second overall on the team in catches and yards. As a junior he started and had a reception in all 12 games he appeared in. He led the team in receiving yards and was third on the team in receptions. And in his final year, Mr. Aiken appeared in 14 games, started 13 and finished the season with 32 receptions for 486 yards and two touchdowns.
In 2011, Mr. Aiken was drafted by the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills. He has had a successful professional career, having played for the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Mr. Aiken founded the Kamar Aiken Foundation to support and serve foster children. Through his foundation he works to encourage children to move forward despite their individual situations. Every summer, Mr. Aiken hosts the Kamar Aiken Youth Football Camp at CMCP.
Ms. Miyares also holds a Master’s degree in Sports Administration and is currently working toward earning her Doctorate of Business Administration in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University in Miami.
After graduating from Florida State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Kevin was hired by Burroughs Corporation, which later became Unisys, and excelled in the field of computer services marketing both in the United States and in South America. Unisys recognized Kevin's accomplishments with numerous company awards.
In 1986, Mr. Young founded Adcom Corporation (name later changed to Ameritrend). Adcom became one the fastest growing privately held corporations in the United States and was named on the Inc. 500 list. Kevin continued to be involved with Adcom, becoming its Corporate Senior Vice President, even after it was purchased by a multi-national corporation in 1996. He then became President of the Kodak South American Office Automation Division.
Mr. Young played four years of football at Chaminade High School, one on the freshman team, one on the JV team, and two on the varsity team under the tutelage of Coach Vince Zappone. He was an example for every team member in his effort, attitude, and work ethic. Mr. Young was also a competitive member of the Chaminade track team for all four of his high school years, competing in the discus and the shot put. He continued to set an example for all team members who saw his effort and positive attitude. In both football and track, Kevin inspired his teammates to work hard and achieve their highest potential.
Mr. DeYoung currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Managed Print Services Association and Board of Trustees for Chaminade-Madonna.
He has been married to his wife Suzi for 32 years. He is the proud father of two sons, Matthew and John.