A graduate of the Class of 1983, Patrick Raglow was a well-rounded student, active in athletics, the arts, and community service. A member of Student Council and an Eagle Scout, Patrick says there are “so many” Stritch memories, including “cross country, high school musicals, and wrestling with Sister Ann Carmen and not getting in trouble!”
He is the fifth of nine children born to Dr. and Mrs. Paul and Elaine Raglow, and attended St. Jerome Elementary prior to enrolling at Cardinal Stritch.
Following high school, Patrick attended BGSU where he was named a Distinguished Graduate for service, and Commissioned 2nd Lt, USAF-BGSU. After BGSU, Pat received his MS in International Relations in 1996 from Troy State University and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University in 2004. A veteran of Just Cause, Desert Storm, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pat also flew air sovereignty patrol on 9/11. With Catholic Charities, he responded to 2013 F5 tornadoes in Central OK where over 8,000 households were impacted, and raised funds and built their new headquarters building. He was recently selected to the Board of Catholic Charities USA.
A shining example of Stritch’s mission to form Disciples of Jesus Christ, Patrick says to today’s students, “Our gifts, whatever they may be, are not our own. It is only when we recognize our blessing and chose to share them, that they are multiplied.”
In typical Patrick Raglow style, he says this nomination is not about him, but a testament to the work that others have done for him, “I am both deeply humbled and honored at this recognition, which in my view reflects more on Cardinal Stritch and the values it fostered in me than on my own merit. I hope that any ‘glory’ gained by me through this award is merely a reflection of the glory of God who gave me the gifts and opportunities which I’ve been privileged to engage.”
Patrick currently serves as the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City; he and his wife Andrea have three children, Thomas (13), Maria (12) and Rebekah (8).