OF THE YEAR
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
Recipients of the Alumnus of the Year Award:
exhibit exemplary dedication and service to his alma mater
display meritorious influences and involvement as a Raider alumnus
embody the ideals and values of an Archbishop Rummel Raider
Each year the Rummel Awards Committee reviews nominations for the Alumnus of the Year Award and votes to determine the recipient.
2023 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
JASON URAL '97
As a Raider, Jason Ural was involved in all things Rummel. He served on student council and was a three year letterman on the Raider football team and a two-year starting offensive tackle. After graduating from Archbishop Rummel High School, Jason earned a B.A. from Tulane University. Jason continued to serve his alma mater and community by holding positions with the Alumni Association, School Board and volunteering as an assistant Scout Master, youth soccer coach and a junior high football and track coach.
As an Alumnus, Jason has been integral in revitalizing alumni participation over the years and securing the future success of events, such as Beast Feast and Return to Severn. With his leadership, thousands of alumni, families, and future Raiders have come to campus for events. As a former Archbishop Rummel Alumni Association President, Jason recruited more alumni candidates to participate in board elections than in the previous 20 years.
Jason is the Chief Financial Officer for Guardian Services LLC and currently serves as Constable for Jefferson Parish, 6th Justice Court. Jason and his wife Alison have two beautiful daughters, Madison and McKenna.
Edward "Ed" J. Womac, Jr. '76
2022 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
A champion of Archbishop Rummel High School, Ed Womac Jr. demonstrates his Raider Pride through diligent event sponsoring and participation. In addition, Mr. Womac has led three generations of Raider legacies. Mr. Womac publicly displays his pride in his alma mater as an example to others to follow.
Councilman Dominick F. Impastato III '97
2021 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
In academics, leadership, and service, Dominick has demonstrated his Raider Pride for Archbishop Rummel. As Student Council president, star athlete, and scholar, he is best friend to all his fellow Raiders. Dominick's father, brothers, and sons are Raiders, so the Impastatos will forever be a true legacy family.
Ray "RJ" Boudreau '73
2020 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
A dedicated student-athlete with participation in baseball and Big Brothers, RJ remained dedicated to his alma mater by working with the band and numerous organizations. RJ's focus has been with the Alumni Association, serving as the 2006 President and member of the Beast Feast and Fishing Rodeo committees.
John “Jay” Lauricella, III '71
2019 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
Always saying “Give me a call if you need anything,” alumnus John “Jay” Lauricella was loyal to his school and his alumni brothers. He honored his classmate and funded the Lige Hensley Scholarship for academics, leadership, and pride. He is Raider Pride!
Steve Scalise ‘83
2018 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
A proud alumnus who played a Congressional baseball game wearing a Rummel jersey, Congressman Scalise was named Alumnus of the Year hours before the President, in the State of the Union, acknowledged "the Legend from Louisiana" for his courage and worth ethic.
John Theriot ‘79
2014 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
A staunch supporter of "all things Rummel," John Theriot has been a model Raider for years, promoting his alma mater in the community, contributing expert financial guidance to the school as an advisory board member, and supporting multiple academic and extracurricular programs.
Don L. Dubuc ‘68
2012 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
Popularly known as "Don the Outdoors Guy" on local television and radio, Don Dubuc has been a driving force behind the Alumni Association's most successful events, contributing to and promoting the Archbishop Rummel Fishing Rodeo and Beast Feast since their inceptions.