2017 Distinguished Graduate & Outstanding Volunteer

DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE: Edith Vogel graduated from St. Joseph Cathedral in 1965, from Helias High School in 1969 and from the Jefferson City Public School of Practical Nursing in 1972. She has been active in civic life, serving for eight years on the City Council, representing Ward 2 (1999-2007) and 20 years on a fund allocation committee for the United Way. As a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, she has served in various roles, including the Parish Council, both as a member and as president, the schola and as a lector. Prior to joining St. Joseph Cathedral, she actively participated as a member at St. Peter parish, including as Parish Council president. Ms. Vogel says that she learned an important lesson while attending Catholic schools: “Don’t lie, don’t cheat and don’t steal, and you’ll turn out okay!”

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER: Kevin Vollet graduated in 1981 from Assumption Catholic Grade School in South St. Louis County; 1985 from Bishop DuBourg High School in South St. Louis City; and 1993 from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently working as a Civil Computer Aided Design Support at MoDOT. Of the importance of volunteering, Mr. Vollet says, “Volunteering allows me to be closer to my kids by sharing in their experiences and teaches them to think of others with their own skills and gifts. It is a great way to give back to the Catholic Church that I feel has given so much to me and my family.” Our Outstanding Volunteer has been active in volunteering in various organizations and activities.