Hall of Distinction

Pictured l to r: Dr. Albert Lewandowski `69, Mr. Mark Sfiligoj `71, Mr. Ron Trzcinski `62, and Mr. Ross Farro `61

Nominations for Benedictine’s next class of the Hall of Distinction are currently being accepted. 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. Induction ceremonies will be November 10. 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.

This year, we are especially looking for prominent alumni in the fields of law, the trades, the military and the humanities. You can nominate an alumnus by clicking here: nomination form or  mail your nomination with a brief explanation to:

Mark Francioli
Benedictine High School
2900 M.L. King Jr. Dr.
Cleveland, Oh 44104

Nominations for this year will close on July 15.

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 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