Frank E. “Trey” Simmerman III has been named the 2018 distinguished young alumnus. He will receive the award at the Irish Legends Gala.
Trey attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2004. Trey is the son of Frank E. Simmerman, Jr. and Jane D. Simmerman. During his tenure at Notre Dame Trey was the school’s first recipient of the Frank Loria Award – an annual award given to Harrison County’s top football player – as well as the class salutatorian. After graduation, Trey attended the College of Wooster, located in Wooster, Ohio, where he continued his athletic career as a three-year letter winner for the Fighting Scots on the gridiron. While at the College of Wooster Trey was a member of a select group of Wooster student-athletes who volunteered at Every Woman’s House – a shelter providing comprehensive services to the victims of domestic violence. Trey graduated from the College of Wooster in 2008 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy with a focus in Classical Studies. After college, Trey continued his studies at the West Virginia University College of Law, where he obtained his juris doctorate degree in 2011. Currently, Trey is enrolled in Florida State University’s Masters of Science in Risk Management and Insurance (MS-RMI) program, with an anticipated graduation date in 2018. Trey is also currently the President of the ARC of Harrison County, West Virginia. Trey practices law on Main Street in Clarksburg with his father, Frank E. Simmerman, Jr., and Chad L. Taylor, at Simmerman Law Office, PLLC, focusing in the areas of oil and gas litigation, insurance litigation, personal injury litigation, and public-sector work – including representing various municipalities throughout North Central West Virginia. Trey is married to Dr. Miranda King Simmerman, and they currently reside in Bridgeport with their Rhodesian Ridgeback Remy. Trey is honored to be the recipient of this years Distinguished Young Alumnus Award and would like to dedicate the award to the late Mary Ann Roda Tiano, as well as the other educators who positively impacted both his, and his Notre Dame classmates, lives.