The 2018 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame has been announced. 

The committee chose from over 100 deserving nominees and agreed unanimously on these 6 individuals.  Congratulations to the Class of 2018.

  • Sister Alicia Alvarado (Puerto Rican heritage)
  • Sheila Murphy Crawford (Irish heritage)
  • Dr. Atul Mehta (Indian heritage)
  • Abdullah (Abby) Mina (Lebanese heritage)
  • Ralph Perk Jr. (Czech Heritage – American Nationalities Movement)
  • Judge Ray Pianka (posthumously) (Polish heritage)

They will be inducted in a dinner ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Key Center downtown on Tuesday April 17, 2018.  Look for photos and bios soon.

To place a congratulatory message in the collector’s edition program book and/or for sponsorship and ticket information e-mail dan@clevelandpeople.com or call Debbie at 216-406-6594.

 


RIP Dr. Mohan Bafna

Mohan Bafna

Mohan Bafna

 

Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Mohan Bafna who has passed away.  Dr. Bafna was a 2016 inductee into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

More about Dr. Mohan Bafna

 

 


2017 Inductions – What a night!

The 2017 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame was inducted in front of a sold out crowd of 500 people on April 18, 2017.

2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

 

The 2017 class is a diverse and deserving group. Click on a name for a photo, bio and accomplishments of an inductee.  You can also watch a video of their induction and see more photos from the event.


 

  • Mona Alag and Sudarshan Sathe
    Mona Alag and Sudarshan Sathe
    Mona Alag and Sudarshan Sathe
  • Jim Craciun and Councilman Matt Zone
    Jim Craciun and Councilman Matt Zone
    Jim Craciun and Councilman Matt Zone
  • August Pust and Marianna Miller
    August Pust and Marianna Miller
    August Pust and Marianna Miller
  • Dr. Nizar Zein and Dr. Wael Khoury
    Dr. Nizar Zein and Dr. Wael Khoury
    Dr. Nizar Zein and Dr. Wael Khoury
  • Ki Kim inducting his father Seung (Sam) Kim in 2017
    Ki Kim inducting his father Seung (Sam) Kim in 2017
    Ki Kim inducting his father Seung (Sam) Kim in 2017
  • Basil Russo with daughter and son-in-law
    Basil Russo with daughter and son-in-law
    Basil Russo with daughter and son-in-law
  • 2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • Dan Coughlin and 2016 inductee Jack Kahl
    Dan Coughlin and 2016 inductee Jack Kahl
    Dan Coughlin and 2016 inductee Jack Kahl
  • 2016 Inductee Khalid Samad and Director Blaine Griffin
    2016 Inductee Khalid Samad and Director Blaine Griffin
    2016 Inductee Khalid Samad and Director Blaine Griffin
  • 2016 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2016 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2016 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2015 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2015 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2011 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2011 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Kona Grant and members of the Scottish community
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Mona Alag and friends
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Jim Foster and Dick Pogue
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Gene Bak being presented flowers

Celebrating Cleveland’s Diversity


How you can help support
the Cleveland International Hall of Fame



Search Inductees By Region


North America South America Africa Europe Asia Australia