Hall of Distinction

The Hall of Distinction honors alumni who have earned the highest esteem of peers in their field, have achieved excellence in their profession and have advanced the world and society in the tradition of St. Benedict.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hall of Distinction.

The Hall of Distinction honors Benedictine alumni who have excelled in their field, obtained the highest esteem from their peers in their discipline and have advanced society in the tradition of St. Benedict.

This year’s class will honor alumni in the areas of the trades, law, the military, arts and the humanities.

Please submit nominations to Mr. Mark Francioli at Francioli@cbhs.edu or Benedictine High School Attn: Mr. Mark Francioli 2900 MLK JR. DR. Cleveland, OH 44104. Nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2019.

Click Here for Nomination Form!


Plaques of members of the Hall of Distinction are on permanent display on the first floor of the school, next to the President’s Office.

Our Induction ceremony is held in November with the following categories being acknowledged:

  1. Health Sciences
  2. Science and Technology
  3. Law
  4. The Trades
  5. Entertainment/Hospitality
  6. The Military

To request more information call or email: 216.421.2080 ext. 505 or francioli@cbhs.edu.  Nominations are closed.

Congratulations to all members of the Benedictine High School Hall of Distinction

November 2018:

  • Dr. Tom Evans ’89, Psychology
  • Mr. Bruce Manno ’71, Sports Management
  • Mr. Mike Zelenka ’97, Education
  • Mr. Richard Paul ’99, Sports Management

November 2017:

  • Dr. Albert Lewandowski `69, Life Sciences
  • Mark Sfiligoj `71, Journalism
  • Ron Trzcinski `62, Business
  • Ross Faro `61, Business

November 2016:

  • Dr. Thomas Oleksiak,  1981, Chemist
  • Terry Pluto 1973, Journalist
  • Dr. John A. Bednar, 1958, Obstetrician/Gynecologist & Professor of Medicine

November 2015 :

  • Charles (Chuck) Noll, ’49 (posthumous), Head Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Most Reverend Roger Gries, ’54, O.S.B., Auxiliary Bishop (ret.), Diocese of Cleveland
  • Stanley Ulchaker, ’56, Chairman and CEO (ret.), Edward Howard Advertising
  • Stefan Czapsky, ’69, Director of Photography, Film and Television
  • Dan Winterich, ’92, Supervisor, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, State of Ohio

November 2014:

  • Dr. Paul Adams, ’69, Technology Manager, Lubrizol Corp.
  • Pat Moriarty, ’73, Vice President, Baltimore Ravens
  • Jim Peck, ’81, CEO, TransUnion LLC
  • John W. Petrus, ’53, math, computer science instructor

November 2013:

  • Dr. George Askew, ’81, Chief Doctor, Children & Families
  • Leonard M. Calabrese, ’64, Dir., Catholic Community Action
  • Jack Marschall, ’71, television news broadcaster
  • Anthony Russo, ’88, film director
  • Joe Russo, ’89, film director
  • James Trueman, ’53, founder and CEO, Red Roof Inns

November 2012:

  • General Joseph T. Ellis, ’57, logistics expert
  • Ben Holbert, ’77, television news broadcaster
  • J. Michael Monteleone, ’66, malpractice/injury lawyer
  • Kevin Riley, ’80, editor-in-chief, Atlanta Journal/Constitution
  • Bill Scanlon, ’66, business agent, Pipefitters Local 120

March 2012:

  • Allan Byrne, ’73, actor, director, professor of theater arts
  • Joseph Chapon, ’57, founder of SuperCamps
  • Andy Fornaro, ’60, Mayfield Hts. Service Director
  • Fr. William Krizner, ’67, pastor, St. Collette Parish
  • Dr. Ed Ruskiewicz, ’64, gastroenterlogist
  • Ed Tomba, ’77, Deputy Police Chief, City of Cleveland