2018 Induction

The 2018 Induction Ceremony for the Cleveland International Hall of Fame was held on April 17, 2018 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at key Center in front of 500 attendees.

Channel 19 news anchor Chris Tanaka served as MC for the induction of the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

Chris Tanaka

Chris Tanaka

 

He welcomed the crow and introduced the Horizon Science Academy JROTC
Color Guard and William Clarence Marshall who led the national anthem.

William Clarence Marshall led the national anthem

William Clarence Marshall led the national anthem

 

Color Guard for National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Color Guard for National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

 

Color Guard for National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Color Guard for National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

 

National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

 

National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

National Anthem at Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

William Clarence Marshall led the national anthem

William Clarence Marshall led the national anthem

Chris then told some of his own story.

Chris Tanaka serving as MC of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Chris Tanaka serving as MC of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

 

He then introduced the 2018 inductees: Sister Alicia Alvarado, Sheila Murphy Crawford, Dr. Ahtul Mehta, Abdullah (Abby) Mina, Judge Ralph Perk Jr. and Judge Ray Pianka (posthumously).

Chris Tanaka serving as MC of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Chris Tanaka serving as MC of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

 

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Chris then introduced Dan Hanson, co-founder of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame. He first took the obligatory selfie.

Chris Tanaka selfie the Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Chris Tanaka selfie the Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony

 

Dan Hanson, Co-founder of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Dan Hanson, Co-founder of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

 

Dan Hanson, Co-founder of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Dan Hanson, Co-founder of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Dan Hanson thanked the volunteers and sponsors and introduced the board of directors.

Cleveland International Hall of Fame Board of Directors: Debbie Hanson, John Lewis, Mike Miller, Steve Owendoff, Bill Carney and Dan Hanson

Cleveland International Hall of Fame Board of Directors: Debbie Hanson, John Lewis, Mike Miller, Steve Owendoff, Bill Carney and Dan Hanson

 

Dan thanked volunteers Pat Hanson, Ruth and Rich Crepage, Rania Abbadi , Yulu Li, Monica Ceja and Olivia Ortega.  Also photographers Ed O’Shaben, Anjan Ghose, Tim Ryan and Harry Weller.

Rich and Ruth Crepage

Rich and Ruth Crepage

 

Pat Hanson and Yulu Li

Pat Hanson and Yulu Li

Registration table

Registration table

Yulu Li and Olivia Ortega

Yulu Li and Olivia Ortega

 

Anjan Ghose

Anjan Ghose

He then gave a few words or memory about 2018 inductees: Sister Alicia Alvarado, Sheila Murphy Crawford, Dr. Ahtul Mehta, Abdullah (Abby) Mina, Judge Ralph Perk Jr. and Judge Ray Pianka (posthumously).

 

 

Pastor Grady Stevenson who serves as Director of the City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board gave a brief blessing and invocation before dinner.

Pastor Grady Stevenson invocation

Pastor Grady Stevenson invocation

 

After dinner, Chris Tanaka served told the procedure for nominating people for the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

Then the honorees were inducted (alphabetically)

Click on the name to see photos and videos from the induction ceremony
and read a brief bio of the inductees

After the inductions of the members of the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame, co-founder Dan Hanson led the sold out crowd in a toast to the inductees: Sister Alicia Alvarado, Sheila Murphy Crawford, Dr. Ahtul Mehta, Abdullah (Abby) Mina, Judge Ralph Perk Jr. and Judge Ray Pianka (posthumously).

 

 

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

 

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

 

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

 

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

 

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Toast to the 2018 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

 

See photos of some of the honorees and attendees from the event.

Save the Date – The 10th class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame will be inducted on Tuesday April 16, 2019.

Nominate someone for the 2019 Class