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Our Distinguished Graduates

Larry Tenkman, MD

2014 Distinguished Graduate, Class of 1994

Larry attended St. Xavier High School. Larry went on to Xavier University where he majored in psychology and minored in natural sciences. He attended medical school at the Ohio State University. Dr. Tenkman completed an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati. He spent a year at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for a glaucoma fellowship and another year at Price Vision Group in Indianapolis for a cornea fellowship. Dr. Tenkman currently works with Bennett and Bloom Eye Care Centers in Louisville, Kentucky.

Allegra Tenkman, MD

2014 Distinguished Graduate, Class of 1996

Allegra attended Mother of Mercy High School. After graduation, she went on to Xavier University for her undergraduate degree. Allegra completed Medical School at the University of Cincinnati and her residency from Bethesda Family Practice. Dr. Tenkman practices Family Medicine at Dent Crossing Family Practice.


Both Larry and Allegra thank their parents for the sacrifices they made to send them to St. Martin School. They feel that the teachers at St. Martin worked harder than the average teachers and provided them with a strong foundation to continue their education and follow their dreams.

Elmer “EJ” Krabacher

2013 Distinguished Graduate, Class of 1936

EJ Krabacher graduated from SMOT School in 1936 along with his only sibling, twin sister Erma (now deceased). At the urging of SMOT Men’s Society, he attended Western Hills High School. He then went on to earn his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. EJ is the proud father of two sons, Tom and Dan, who are both SMOT alumni.After returning from his time in the military, EJ spent his entire career (over 40 years) working for Cincinnati Milacron. EJ also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at St. Francis Hospital. As a dedicated volunteer, he co-chaired the Building Committee for the new St. Francis/St. George Hospital. He also founded the hospital’s Legacy Society.

SMOT Parish has been fortunate to have EJ Krabacher as a devoted life- long parishioner. Throughout the years, EJ has served on several parish boards including; first parish Planning Commission, SMOT 75th Anniversary Chairperson, Finance Commission, Pastoral Council, and Executive Committee member for our Parish Center. EJ has also been a SMOT Bingo volunteer and has been an Usher for the past 15 years.

In 1992, EJ founded our SMOT Heritage Society with the purpose of identifying and recognizing parishioners and friends who have included SMOT in their Will or other estate plans, and to encourage others to do the same. Through the income from the estates of several Heritage Society members and other generous parishioners, our parish has been able to make major capital improvements over the past 20 years.

EJ was honored and thanked at our Catholic Schools Week Liturgy for sharing his love of his faith and his life-long devotion to his parish. St Martin of Tours has truly been blessed with parishioner and alumnus EJ Krabacher.

Congratulations to our 2013 Distinguished Graduate Award Recipient!

Sr. Reinette Kroeger

2012 Distinguished Graduate, Class of 1954

Miriam Kroeger graduated from SMOT School in 1954. She attended Mother of Mercy High School for one year and then joined The Sisters of Notre Dame and became Sr. Mary Reinette. She then went onto to further her own Catholic Education at Notre Dame Academy, Thomas More College, and Xavier University.

SMOT School was fortunate to welcome her back as our Principal for twelve years from 1986 through 1998. Sr. Reinette was chosen as our inaugural “Distinguished Graduate” for our Centennial Year. She was honored and thanked at our Catholic Schools Week Liturgy for sharing her love of learning and her love of faith with so many here at her alma mater, St. Martin of Tours. Congratulations to our first Distinguished Graduate Award Recipient!

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