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ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 2018

Jimmy Harrington

Jimmy Harrington, a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, is a member of the Saint Ben's Class of 1970. He first attended as a high school student from 1962 - 1968, prior to Saint Ben's transition to a college in 1968. After his studies at Saint Ben's, he received a master of arts in sociology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master of sciences degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

He spent 20 years working in hospital administration as well as 20 years in the barge and towing industry before retiring. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Seminary College.

Jim and his wife Lucille, married for 45 years, reside in Biloxi and have two daughters.


Previous Alumni of the Year
  • 2005 - O. Frank Morton
  • 2006 - Fr. Ignatius Ropollo
  • 2007 - Henry Carrigee
  • 2008 - Bishop Robert Munsch
  • 2009 - Roland Toups
  • 2010 - Salvatore T. Mule
  • 2011 - Rev. Danny Poche
  • 2012 - Kevin Ericksen
  • 2013 - Rev.Gerald H. Burns
  • 2014 - Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond
  • 2015 - Fr. Gerard R. Martin
  • 2016 - Brian T. Landry
  • 2017 - Abbot Patrick Regan, O.S.B.