Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Corrigans receive Marist’s highest honor

Published December 6, 2013

Marie and Dr. Victor Corrigan II received the 2012-2013 St. Peter Chanel Award, the highest honor Marist School bestows.

Dr. Victor and Marie Corrigan II

Dr. Victor and Marie Corrigan II

The St. Peter Chanel Award is given in recognition of individuals whose support and leadership has advanced the mission of Marist School. The award is named for the saint who sacrificed his life to his missionary work, according to a news release.

Victor, a 1975 graduate of Marist School, is a cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute. He is a former president of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and medical director of the American Heart Association for metro Atlanta.

Marie is the founding director of Sophia Academy, the first non-denominational, faith-based school for children with learning differences in Georgia. In 2012, Sophia Academy became a Marist-sponsored school, and in November the Archdiocese of Atlanta approved its request for Catholic status.

Service is part of the Corrigans’ lives, and they find time to support several organizations. Victor is a University of Georgia Foundation trustee, a Marist School trustee, and a member of the finance and stewardship committees at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Marie volunteers with the Cathedral of Christ the King, Catholic Charities, and the Junior League of Atlanta.

“The Corrigans are a prime example of what it means to live the Marist way,” said Marist Father John Harhager, school president. “Whether in Victor’s cardiology practice or Marie’s mission to provide a quality educational experience to children with learning differences, the Corrigans work selflessly to aid those in need. We are grateful to have them as members of our community and examples of who we truly are.”