2019 Alumnus of the Year
On May 15, 2019, Steven Crispino, was honored as our 2019 Alumnus of the Year. Steven is the son of John Ray and Diane Crispino and has two siblings, John and Kim. He and his wife Alyssia have four children, Kevin Crispino, Kyle Crispino, Carter Hay and Carlie Hay. Their youngest daughter, Carlie graduated from Vandebilt Catholic with the Class of 2019.
During his years at Vandebilt Catholic, Steven was part of the basketball team and was honored as a Top 50 VCHS basketball player for his accomplishments. After graduating in 1984, Steven attended Nicholls State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He furthered is education in 2000 with a graduate degree from LSU Graduate School of Banking.
Steven is currently the Executive Vice President of South Louisiana Bank, where he has served for 23 years in a number of departments including Human Resources, Marketing, Retail and Correspondent Services. He has 30 years in the banking industry and has served as an instructor for the American Institute of Banking and the Louisiana Bankers School of Supervisory Training. He was also a board member for the Louisiana Young Bankers.
Outside of his banking career, Steven has a passion for serving others. He was a youth sports coach from 1998-2011, coaching soccer, basketball, baseball and football. He has also served on a number of advisory boards in our community such as United Way for South Louisiana, Houma Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Annunziata Catholic Church and is a past president and member of the Vandebilt Catholic Advisory Council.
He continues his service work to the community and is currently Vice President of the Terrebonne Port Commission Economic Development Coorporation, Vice Chairman of the Diocesan School Advisory Board, a member of St. Anthony finance council and a past chair and present board member of the Bayouland YMCA. This is just to name a few of the community groups Steven actively participates in.
Steven enjoys golf, travel and has a passion for acting. He has been in nine productions with two best actor, one people’s choice, and one best director awards. He is the current President of Le Petit Theater De Terrebonne.
Steven Crispino epitomizes the qualities that a Catholic educational institution strives to instill in its students. He serves as a role model for young people, demonstrating ways that a Vandebilt graduate can make a difference in this world. Vandebilt Catholic High School is extremely proud to add to the accolades of Steven Crispino the distinction of Alumnus of the Year 2019.
Alum of the Year
Each year at the Vandebilt Catholic Senior Honors Convocation, a graduate of Vandebilt, Houma Central Catholic High, or St. Francis High School who is outstanding by the manifestation of lessons about service to others, wholeness of character, and living as a Christian example learned as a Catholic school student is recognized.
1977 Mr. Conrad Picou, Jr. ’60
1978 Mr. David Keife ’67
1979 Mr. Peter Broussard ’60
1980 Dr. Bobby Haydel ’57
1981 Mr. Ray Marcello ’40
1982 Mr. Ronnie Haydel ’54
1983 Mr. Lou Gehrig Burnett ’59
1984 Mr. John Schoonenberg ’68
1985 Dr. Dickey Haydel ’61
1991 Sr. Fatima Robichaux, MSC ’47
1992 Judge J. Louis Watkins, Jr. ’45
1993 Mr. Martin Folse ’78
1994 Dr. Walter Benoit Comeaux, Jr. ’39
1995 Dr. Connie Lirette Casente, RN ’58
1996 Ms. Leslie Johnson Van Osdale ’56
1997 Rev. Msgr. Philip Whitney ’39
1998 Ms. Glenny Lee Castagnos Buquet ’54
1999 Mr. Eddie Pullaro ’61
2000 Ms. Tracy Duplantis ’23
2001 Ms. Marian Hamilton ’72
2002 Mrs. Shirley Rome Watkins ’45
2003 Mr. Leslie Daigle ’53
2004 Judge Randy Bethancourt ’71
Mr. Ken Watkins ’47
2005 Dr. Ann Barker ’55
2006 Fr. Jay Baker ’79
2007 Dr. Leo Hebert ’58
2008 Mrs. Alexis and Mr. Berwick Duval ’73
2009 Dr. John “Jay” Clune ’82
2010 Rev. Glenn LeCompte ’76
2011 Dr. Michelle Simon ’82
2012 Mrs. Phyllis Peoples ’80
2013 Mrs. Laurie Calhoun Robichaux ’84
2014 Mr. Philip “Phe” McMahon ’83
2015 Father André Melancon ’02
2016 Mr. Robért LeBlanc ‘95
2017 Sister Renee Daigle '81
2018 Mrs. Kerry Clune Diebold '86
2019 Mr. Steven Crispino '84