Alumni Hall of Fame

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.

Honorees are selected because they either significantly improved the lives of others, contributed significant volunteer or community service, or achieved significant advancement in their professional field.

2018-19 Hall of Fame Honorees
John J. Hearn
City Attorney for the City of Coral Springs
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John Joe (“JJ”) Hearn is the City Attorney for the City of Coral Springs and has worked in the City Attorney’s Office since 1993.  In addition, Mr. Hearn represents various police departments throughout South Florida, as well as over 30 charter schools throughout the state.  For over 15 years, he has been rated AV Preeminent – the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

After graduating from Chaminade High School, Mr. Hearn attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  Mr. Hearn earned his Juris Doctorate Degree at George Washington Law School. He was on the Dean's List at both Notre Dame and George Washington University.  He was also a member of the George Washington Law Review where he published an article.   

Mr. Hearn has served on several boards throughout South Florida.  He is the former Board Chairman of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, current President of the Notre Dame Club of Fort Lauderdale and Board Member of the St. Thomas Moore Society.

At Chaminade High School, Mr. Hearn was an accomplished basketball player and student.  He was a Team Captain and was named All-County by both the Sun Tattler and the Sun Sentinel.  He was also chosen to play in the County All Star Basketball game. Mr. Hearn was also the President of the National Honor Society and the Class of 1982 Salutatorian.

John has been married for 28 years to his wife, Janet, and has two children, Jack and Mary Kate, who are both presently attending Catholic universities.

Vincent Newman
Vincent Newman
Agriculture Instructor McCarthur High School
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Vincent Newman is an Agriculture Instructor at McArthur High School. He is in his seventh year at McArthur. His agriculture program, in partnership with the FNGLA (Florida Nursery Growers Landscape Association), has certified more students than any other secondary school in the State of Florida. Since becoming a teacher with Broward County Public Schools, Mr. Newman joined and has been an active member of the Broward Teachers Union. He has been appointed to lead the Code of Conduct Committee and is currently a member of the Calendar Committee.

Mr. Newman holds an Associate Arts degree in Business Administration from Miami-Dade College, an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Broward College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and a Master of Science degree in Program Administration from St. Thomas University. He is ABD in a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University.

He has been married for 33 years to his wife Imelda Newman. They have 2 children, Victoria and Vincent. Victoria is will finish law school at Nova Southeastern University in May 2019 and Vincent is completing his medical school residency in Buffalo, NY in June 2019.

Victoria Turley
Victoria Turley
Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Information Technology Center
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Victoria Kenyon Turley is currently the Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Information Technology Center which provides private, cloud services to the Federal agencies. She is responsible for two enterprise data centers located in Kansas City, MO and Saint Louis, MO. As of January 2018, Mrs. Turley has been partnering with the White House’s Office of American Innovation to modernize and optimize the USDA’s IT infrastructure.

Prior to arriving at USDA, Mrs. Turley served in various IT executive positions in the private sector at CenturyLink, US Central Federal Credit Union, Sprint Wireless, OnThe.Net, and the Oak Ridge National Lab. Mrs. Turley, a native of Miramar, Florida, was commissioned as an Ensign through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1983 at Auburn University. Before entering the private sector in 1989, she served on active duty in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Systems Engineer, supporting the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Mrs. Turley is married to her college sweetheart, Robert, and has one son, Robert III (Trey).