Each year, the Board of Education honors a class of distinguished alumni at a regular meeting of that body. Each individual is featured on a 24 by 36-inch poster, one of which is displayed at every school to inspire current students. To nominate, email the candidate’s particulars to Julie Doerr with ALUMNI in the subject line.
Induction Class of 2021
Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman - pastor for more than 28 years at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, delivered the benediction prayer to conclude the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, President Biden.
Induction Class of 2019
Rick Manning – LaSalle Senior High School, Professional baseball player (MLB) and radio broadcaster
Carol Leary Gigliotti- Niagara Falls High School, University President
Craig Rogers – Niagara Falls High School, Economist, Canisius College
Ted Simomin – LaSalle Senior High School, children's book author
Induction Class of 2018
ELLEN LATHAM - Niagara Falls High School, founder, Orange Theory Fitness.
ANGELA MUTASIK - LaSalle High School, publishing/design industry; digital media executive who has developed, launched, and re-invented brands, franchises, videos, and digital products for InStyle, People, and NBC’s iVillage.
DANIEL C. OLIVERIO - LaSalle High School. Chairman Emeritus of Hodgson Russ; assistant United States attorney
GRETCHEN CLEMENTS ROWE - Niagara Falls High School, Senior Production Coordinator for Elan Artists, a national and international Event Entertainment Company,
Induction Class of 2017
Mark Bridges - LaSalle Senior High School, Oscar-Winning Best Costume Designer, 2012, 2017, BAFTA Award, People’s Choice Award, 2012.
Chauncey Brown - Niagara Falls High School, Syracuse University, Ph.D., Ophthalmologist in Wilmington, Delaware
Lynn Ligammari - Niagara Falls High School, nationally renowned saxophonist in NYC
Richard MacDougall, Lt. Col. (Ret.), US Army - LaSalle Senior High School, counter-terrorism expert
LuAnn Via (nee Strasburg) - LaSalle High School Graduate, Chair Of The Board Of Directors, Member of Compensation, Audit and Nominating/Governance Committees at Strata Skin Sciences, Past President and CEO of Christopher and Banks, a NYSE-listed women’s apparel chain
Induction Class of 2016
Kelvon Agee - NFHS, Emmy Award-Winning Director of Photography/Producer - “Deadliest Catch.”
John T. Anderson -Gaskill Middle School, American Hero
Jane Bryant Quinn - Niagara Falls High School, nationally-known financial journalist
Andrea Patterson - NFHS Class of 2006, Cancer Researcher
Tommy Tedesco - Niagara Falls High School, world-class musician