AlumniHall of Honor /  Inductees

Hall of Honor Inductee List

Click on a name below for a full biography.

    

Josephine Abplanalp

 

Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Former Vice President, Prep Mothers Club
Mother of a Prep Graduate

Robert H. Abplanalp

Class of 1939

Inventor
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of a Prep Graduate

Joseph Bastianich

Class of 1985

Restauranteur, Television Personality

Co-Founder, Bastianich & Friends Scholarship

Father of a Prep Graduate & Current Prep Student

Lidia Bastianich

 

Former Officer-at-Large, Prep Mothers Club

Restauranteur, Television Personality
Co-Founder, Bastianich & Friends Scholarship

Mother of a Prep Graduate

Esteban E. Bellán

Class of 1866

Professional Baseball Player
“Father of Cuban Baseball”

Bruce G. Bott

Class of 1959

Prep Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director &
Dean of Students (1967-2007)

Thomas A. Brennan Jr.

Class of 1956

Attorney

Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Father of a Prep Graduate

Timothy J. Brosnan

Class of 1976

Executive

Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Father of a Prep Graduate

James E. Buckman

Class of 1962

Executive

Paul A. Carielli Sr.

 

Prep Maintenance Staff (1931-1962)

Joseph L. H.-S. Chow

Class of 2003

Volunteer, US Peace Corps

Francis X. Coleman Jr.

Class of 1949

Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Robert J. Coll Jr.

Class of 1984

Financial Services Executive
WTC Hero

Michael J. Conway

Class of 1959

Financial Services Executive
Recipient, Purple Heart

John J. Corcoran

Class of 1934

Attorney
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of Five Prep Graduates

J. Ignatius Coveney

 

Composer of "The Ram"

Maurice J. Cunniffe Jr.

Class of 1950

Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Bernard J. Daenzer, CPCU, JD

Class of 1934

Insurance Executive; Author
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Arthur J. Daley

Class of 1922

Pulitzer-winning Sportswriter
Father of Two Prep Graduates

Charles W. DaParma Jr.

Class of 1945

Prep Teacher (1949-1980)

Dwight D. Darcy

Class of 1963

Attorney
President, Catholic Big Brothers, NY, NY
Father of a Prep Graduate

Hon. Carlos de Zaldo y Beurmann

Class of 1877

Banker

First Secretary of State, Cuba 

Rev. Patrick F. Dealy, SJ

Class of 1846

President (Rector), Fordham Prep & Univ (1882-1885)
Prep Teacher (1852-1853)

Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi

Class of 1958

Former Member of Congress
Author; Community Activist 

Brendan Dolan

Class of 1982

Star Athlete at the Prep
Financial Services Executive

Rev. Vincent J. Duminuco, SJ

Class of 1951

Pioneer in Jesuit Education
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Rev. Francis A. Fahey, SJ

 

Prep Teacher (1948-1949; 1955-1969)

Rev Mallick J. Fitzpatrick, SJ

 

Prep Counselor, Coach & 
Teacher (1954-1957; 1962-2015)

Matthew O. Fitzsimons

Class of 1976

Founder, Grace Academy, Hartford, CT

Bro. Jeremiah Flaherty, SJ

 

Head Baker, Prep Kitchen Staff (1870-1876; 1880-1910)

Rev. Matthew Flood, SJ

 

Prep Teacher (1962-2010)
John J. "Jack" Foley
Class of 1963

Prep Teacher, Coach, Assistant Headmaster &

Dean of Students (1967-present)

Peter S. Fornatale

Class of 1963

Radio Broadcaster

Joseph P. Fox

Class of 1929

Prep Teacher & Coach (1945-1976)

Frank F. Frisch

Class of 1916

Professional Baseball Player: “The Fordham Flash”

Mario J. Gabelli, CFA

Class of 1961

Financial Analyst & Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of Two Prep Graduates

John M. Geraghty

Class of 1960

Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Robert F. Gomprecht, MD

Class of 1941

Cardiologist

Father of a Prep Graduate

Earl W. “Zev” Graham
 

Prep Coach (1930-1942)

Rev. James T. Griffin, SJ

 

Prep Counselor & Teacher (1970-1989)

Kevin R. Hackett

Class of 1967

Attorney

Former Chairman of the Prep Board of Trustees

Robert W. Hackett Jr.

Class of 1977

Olympic Medalist, Swimming
Father of Two Prep Graduates

Rev. John J. Halligan, SJ

Class of 1947

Humanitarian
Founder, Working Boys Center, Quito, Ecuador

John T. Halligan

Class of 1959

Professional Hockey Public Relations Executive

Rudolph L. Hanish

 

Prep Teacher & Coach (1932-1973)
Father of a Prep Graduate

Robert W. Hawthorn, RN

 

Prep Teacher & Coach (1958-2005)
Father of Two Prep Graduates

Rev. Thomas C. Hennessy, SJ

 

Prep Counselor, Teacher &
Speech & Debate Coach (1941-1944; 1949-1961)
School Historian

Walter J. Higgins

Class of 1931

Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Francis X. Holbrook, PhD

Class of 1945

Prep Teacher & School Historian (1950-1991)
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of Four Prep Graduates

Most Rev. John J. Hughes, DD

 

Founder, Fordham Prep & University
First Archbishop of New York

George A. Jackson

Class of 1976

Entertainment Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Patrick S. Joyce Jr, YFD

Class of 1988

Firefighter; Restauranteur; Community Organizer

James G. Kane

Class of 1944

Banking Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Most Rev. Walter P. Kellenberg

Class of 1919

First Bishop Rockville Centre Diocese

Walter A. Kinsella

Class of 1917

Stage and Screen Actor

Albert T. Kirchner

Class of 1926

Prep Teacher & Coach (1930-1976)
Father of a Prep Graduate

John F. LaFarge Jr.

Class of 1852

Artist; Pioneer in Stained Glass Technique

Thomas F. Leahy

Class of 1955

Media Executive
Founding Director, Nat'l Youth Suicide Prevention Cntr
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of a Prep Graduate

Rev. John J. Leonard, SJ

 

Prep Teacher; Dramatics Moderator (1944-1947;1952-2011)
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Rev. Nicholas D. Lombardi, SJ

Class of 1961

Prep Teacher (1967-1968; 1972-1995)

John F. Loughran

Class of 1950

Banking Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Hon. Juan Tomás Macmanus y González

Class of 1867

Banking Executive

Senator, Chihuahua, Mexico

Father of a Prep Graduate

William P. Magee Jr, DDS, MD

Class of 1962

Surgeon; Humanitarian
Founder, Operation Smile

Rev. Edward F. Maloney, SJ

 

President of the Prep (1980-1996)

S. Jerome Martin

Prep Teacher (1961-1995)

Rev. George A. McAleer, SJ

 

Prep Librarian & Teacher (1947-1974)

Rev. Peter J. McCall, OFM Cap.

Class of 1954

Charismatic Healer; Author
Co-Founder, Peace of Christ Prayer Minsitry

 

  

John Cardinal McCloskey

 

First President (Rector), Fordham Prep & Univ (1841-1843)
Member of the College of Cardinals
First American Cardinal

Arthur K. McCormack Sr.

 

Prep Teacher & Director of Admissions (1966-2009)
Father of Four Prep Graduates

Harry L. McDonough

 

Prep Teacher (1928-1978)

Marie V. Gough McGovern

 

Landmarks Preservation Commissioner
Former Member, Board of Trustees
Mother of Four Prep Graduates

Edmund J. McHugh

Class of 1939

Prep Teacher & Athletic Director (1947-1988)
Father of a Prep Graduate

Rev. Horace B. McKenna, SJ

Class of 1916

Humanitarian
Founder, SOME (So Others Might Eat)

John E. "Jackie" McLaughlin

Class of 1955

Athlete

The McMahon Brothers

    Col. James Powers McMahon
    Col. John E. McMahon
    Gen. Martin T. McMahon

 

Class of 1853 
Class of 1848
Class of 1855

Commanders, US Infantry, Civil War

 

 

Recipient, Medal of Honor

Senator, New York State; US Ambassador to Paraguay

Gerald C. McNamara

Class of 1941

Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of Three Prep Graduates

Deacon Alfred J. Mehmel Jr.

 

Prep Teacher (1966-1989)
Father of a Prep Graduate

James P. Melican, ScD

 

Prep Teacher (1923-1963)
Father of a Prep Graduate

Hon. John Purroy Mitchel, JD

Class of 1894

Mayor of New York City

Colman Mockler

Class of 1947

Executive

Joseph H. Moglia

Class of 1967

Prep Coach (1967-1971)
Financial Services Executive; Football Coach; Author
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

William J. Moore Jr., JD

Class of 1936

Attorney
Dean of Admissions, Fordham Law School
Father of a Prep Graduate

William Hughes Mulligan Jr.

Class of 1966

Attorney

Father of Two Prep Graduates

William J. Mulrow

Class of 1974

Executive; Public Servant

Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

John J. Murphy

Class of 1925

Professional Baseball Player: “Fordham Johnny”
Major League Baseball Executive 

SSgt. Robert C. Murray

Class of 1964

US Army, Vietnam War
Recipient, Medal of Honor

John J. F. "Jack" Mulcahy Sr.

Class of 1891

Prep Coach (1915-1920)
Olympic Medalist, Rowing
Board of Aldermen, New York City
Founder of Fordham Crew

Rev. Michael Nash, SJ

Prep Teacher

First Prefect/Dean of Students of the Prep

Most Rev. Martin J. Neylon, SJ

 

Prep Teacher (1944-1946)
Bishop of Micronesia

William T. O’Donnell Jr.

Class of 1943

Sportscaster

Joseph J. “Sammy” Ososki Jr.

 

Prep Teacher, Coach & Athletic Director (1948-1984)

Maj. Eugene M. Pabst

Class of 1960

Pilot, US Air Force, Vietnam War

Thomas J. Palmieri, MD

Class of 1956

Pioneer in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Rev. Joseph P. Parkes, SJ

President of the Prep (1996-2004)

Frank J. Petrilli, CFA

Class of 1968

Financial Services Executive
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of Two Prep Graduates

William J. Reidy

Class of 1959

Restauranteur

Father of Two Prep Graduates

Vincent Richards

Class of 1920

Olympic Medalist, Tennis

Thomas D. Rizzo, MD

Class of 1949

Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of Five Prep Graduates

Norbert W. Sander Jr., MD

Class of 1960

Physician
Winner, New York City Marathon
Founder, Armory Foundation, New York

Vincent E. Scully

Class of 1944

Sportscaster

Col. Robert Gould Shaw

ex-1854

Commander, US Infantry, Civil War

Rev. Arthur V. Shea, SJ

 

Prep Prefect of Discipline/
Dean of Students (1920-1924;1931-1965)

The Sisters of Charity

    Sr Mary Clement Cahill, SC
    Sr. Constantia Hull, SC
    Sr. Anaclete Kane, SC
    Sr. Susan Knott, SC
    Sr. Mary Basilia McCann, SC
    Sr. Mary Theophilia Posey, SC
    Sr. Redempta Ziegler, SC/Frances Leddy
    Sr. Hieronymo O’Brien, SC/SSJ

 

Prep Nurses & Housekeeping Staff (1841-1846)


Foundress, Orphange & Industrial School, Brooklyn, NY

Assistant Mother General, Sisters of Charity of NY
Foundress, Order, School & Orphange, Halifax, NS



Civil War Nurse
Foundress, St Mary's Hsptl & Indstrial School, Roch, NY

Rev. Russell J. Sloun, SJ

 

Prep Teacher & Assistant Headmaster (1973-1985)

Michael K. Stanton Sr., JD

Class of 1950

Attorney
Village Justice, Elmsford, NY
Community Organizer
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees
Father of Three Prep Graduates

August A. Stellwag

Class of 1949

Prep Librarian, School Historian & Archivist (1970-2010)

George H. “Snuffy” Stirnweiss

Class of 1936

Professional Baseball Player

Rev. Charles D. Sullivan, SJ

 

Prep Teacher & Coach (1970-2017)

Sean P. Tallon, FDNY

Class of 1992

Firefighter
WTC Hero

Hon. Paul A. Victor, JD

Class of 1950

Supreme Court Justice, New York State
Judge, Civil Court of New York City
Community Organizer
Father of a Prep Graduate

Lt. Col. Nicholas J. Visconti

Class of 1988

 Lt. Col., US Marine Corps

John J. Vrionis

Class of 1964

Athlete
Aviator, US Navy
Community Organizer

Charles Melton Walcot Jr.

Class of 1857

Stage Actor
Silent Film Actor
Founder, Fordham Theater
"Father of Fordham Dramatics"

James J. Walsh, MD, PhD, ScD

Class of 1880

Prep Teacher (1884-1886)
Physician, Historian, Author
Founder, Fordham University Press

Hon. C. Malcolm Wilson 

Class of 1929

Former Governor of New York State
Former Member, Prep Board of Trustees

Rev. Victor R. Yanitelli, SJ

Class of 1933

Prep Teacher (1941-1943)
President, Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ

George J. Zambetti Jr., MD

Class of 1968

Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon
Prep Team Physician (1981-present)



SOURCES: Fordham Prep Hall of Honor biographies are based primarily upon personal interviews as well as school documents and publications including the St. John's College Second Division Prefect of Discipline Diaries; the Fordham Prep Beacon, Athletic Councilman, Rampart and Ramview; the Fordham Monthly, Ram and Maroon; and school catalogs from 19th and 20th centuries. Additional documentation has also been provided by the Jesuit Archives in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on sources, please contact the Fordham Prep Archives.
 

A Prep trustee during the transition from Hughes Hall to Shea Hall; generous supporter of the Prep; the main Prep gynasium is named in his honor
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