Hall of Distinction

The Hall of Distinction honors Benedictine alumni who have achieved excellence in their field and the highest esteem of their peers in their profession.  Congratulations to the 2017 Hall of Distinction Inductees of Benedictine High School! 

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

Dr. Albert Lewandowski `69, Life Sciences:
Dr. Lewandowski has been the Head of Veterinary Services at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the first in the history of the zoo to hold the position full-time.

Mark Sfiligoj `71, Journalism:
Mark served as a manager editor of one of the country’s most honored publishing companies for ethical standards, Kiplinger, Inc.

Ron Trzcinski `62, Business:
Founder of The Original Mattress Factory: OMF was named the number one mattress store and the number one mattress brand by Consumer Reports in 2013.

Ross Faro `61, Business:
Farro Enterprises, with Ross as CEO, was Greater Cleveland’s most active developer from 1982-90, with over $130 million in development costs.


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 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