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Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni Award and Hall of Fame


Nominations are accepted at the beginning of each calendar year for any Lorain Schools Alumni who meet the following criteria:          
              
  • Nominees shall be alumni of Lorain Schools (St. Mary’s, Admiral King, Southview, Lorain High, and Lorain Catholic) who have distinguished themselves at a high level of achievement in their particular field of study, life’s work, or community service in areas such as, but not limited to, the arts, business, education, government service, community service, science, and technology.                        
  • Nominees must have graduated at least fifteen years prior to the selection date. Individuals may be nominated posthumously. 
  • Nominees may also include employees of the Lorain Schools (St. Mary’s, Admiral King, Southview, Lorain High, and Lorain Catholic) who served with distinction. 
  • Nominations may be submitted by any Lorain Schools Graduate, Lorain community member or member of the Selection Committee. 

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI | Class of 2022

  • DR. BRIAN AMISON | Admiral King | 1988 | Dentistry

  • DR. VERNELL BENNETT-FAIRS | Lorain High | 1986 | Higher Education Administration 

  • ELAINE GEORGAS | Admiral King | 1980 | Mental Health/Addiction Recovery Administration

  • JEREMY GOLDBERG | Admiral King | 1998 | Government Administration

  • HARVEY HERRMANN | Lorain Educator | 1964-1991

  • JANELLE JONES | Southview | 2002 | Economic Development

  • NICOLAS MARSICO | Admiral King | 1994 | Pharmacy

  • CATHERINE MOLLENO | Southview | 2007 | Anthropology

  • CARL NIELSEN | Lorain High | 1978 | Business, Jeweler

  • GIOVANNI SANTIAGO-MILLENDER | Southview | 2004 | Transgender/LGBTQ advocacy

  • PAULA SCROFANO | Lorain High | 1968 | Theatre Performance

  • JARED SHULLICK | Southview | 2004 | Military Pilot



DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI | Class of 2021

  • THOMAS BAUER | Lorain Educator 1968-2002

  • MARK DILUCIANO | Admiral King | 1980 | Medicine

  • SAMUEL FELTON | Lorain High | 1968 | Military/Community Leader

  • NICHOLE FRANCIS-REYNOLDS | Lorain High | 1994 | Law

  • MARIE (GIOFFRE) BONAMINIO | Lorain High | 1944A | Community Leader/Business

  • DR. THOMAS GORNALL | Lorain High | 1961A | Zoological Science

  • EARNEST J. KING | Lorain High | 1897 | Military

  • CHRISTOPHER KUHAR | Lorain High | 1991 | Zoological Science

  • BRIAN LOVE | Admiral King | 1992 | Fine Arts

  • AARON SIMMONS | Admiral King | 2004 | Fashion Design

  • HELEN STEINER RICE | Lorain High | 1918 | Inspirational Verse

  • MIKE TIMKO | Admiral King | 1993 | Chemical Engineering

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI | Class of 2019

  • JOHN COSTIN, Jr. | Lorain High | 1967 | Medicine

  • THOMAS ELWELL | Lorain Catholic | 1971 | Law

  • CRAIG FOLTIN | Lorain High | 1985 | Community Leader/Educator

  • SHERRY GLASS | Southview | 1991 | Law

  • JAMES HUDAK | Lorain High | 1965 | Community Leader/Business

  • FRANK JACINTO | Saint Mary’s | 1957B | Community Leader/Educator

  • THERESA Girz | Lorain Catholic | 1973 & TIM KIEDROWSKI | Admiral King | 1973 | Business

  • WILLIAM KISHMAN | Lorain High | 1941 | Medicine

  • GEORGE KOURY | Admiral King | 1968 | Law

  • JASON MOLINA | Admiral King | 1992 | Arts

  • RAMON PAGAN | Admiral King | 1966 | Education

  • ROSS PILLARI | Lorain High | 1968 | Business

  • MARIE (SOFIA) DILUCIANO | Lorain High | 1947B | Business

  • PHILIP STAMMITTI | Lorain High | 1968 | Government Service

  • Dr. BRUCE WEIGL | Admiral King | 1967 | Writing

  • GENERAL JOHNNIE WILSON | Lorain High | 1961 | Military

  • CHLOE WOFFARD | Lorain High | 1949A | Writing

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI | Class of 2018

  • JAMES BONAMINIO | Admiral King | 1967 | Business

  • PATSIE CAMPANA | Lorain High | 1940B | Business

  • LEONARD DELUCA | Lorain High | 1953A | Business

  • CARMELENE (DIMACCHIA) JANUZZI | Lorain High | 1947B | Community Leader
  • MICHAEL DIRDA | Admiral King | 1966 | Journalist

  • KELMAN FLIGNER | Lorain High | 1957B | Business/Community Leader

  • EVANGELINE GOMEZ | Southview | 1993 | Law

  • BOB GRADISEK | Admiral King | 1969 | Medicine

  • ILCHE NONEVSKI | Southview | 1993 | Medicine

  • DON NOVELLO | Lorain High | 1961A | Arts/Comedy

  • JACLYN BRADLEY | Lorain Catholic | 1997 | Arts

  • RAMOS RIVAS | Southview | 2003 | Arts/Comedy

  • TIFFANY TARPLEY | Admiral King | 1997 | Television Media

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