Cleveland International Hall of Fame
Almost 450 people celebrated 9 amazing pioneers of Cleveland's cultural diversity in the 2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony on May 11, 2011 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Key Center.
Congratulations to the 2011 Class!
Seated left to right:
Nirmala Emani (for her mother Vijaya Emani), Lucretia Stoica and Gia Hoa Ryan
Luis Martinez, Albert Ratner, Rev Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Gerald Quinn, Judge Ralph 'Rocky' Perk Jr. (for his father Mayor Ralph Perk) and Tony Petkovsek
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this important event.
- Platinum Sponsor - Forest City Enterprises
Gold Sponsor - Global Cleveland
Gold Sponsor - Huntington Bank
Silver Sponsor - Alex Machaskee & Associates
Silver Sponsor - Discoverhelp, Inc.
Bronze Sponsor - Margaret W. Wong & Associates
Be sure to mark May 9, 2012 in your calendar for the next Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction.
The 2011 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame was chosen from over 75 worthy nominations. The 2011 Class consists of (alphabetical order)
- Vijaya L. Emani
(Inducted by Raj Pillai)
- Luis Martinez
(inducted by Andres Gonzalez)
- Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr.
(inducted by Congressman Louis Stokes)
- Tony Petkovsek
(inducted by Terry Stewart)
- Mayor Ralph J. Perk
(inducted by Justice Terrence O'Donnell)
- Gerald M. Quinn
(inducted by Tom Scanlon)
- Albert B. Ratner
(inducted by Sam Miller)
- Gia Hoa Ryan
(inducted by Margaret Wong)
- Lucretia Stoica
(inducted by Ken Kovach)
Alex Machaskee introduced Sam Miller who gave the keynote address.
Photos and Bios of the 2011 Hall of Fame Class
Photos and Bios of the inductors of the 2011 Hall of Fame Class
Photos/videos of the 2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductions
Faces in the crowd at the 2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame
Sam Miller keynote address at the 2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame
2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame Sponsors
Nominate someone for the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
2011 Hall of fame Table Sponsors
- Armenian Community of Cleveland - Anita Kazarian
- Cleveland Council on World Affairs
- Family and Friends of Vijaya Emani
- Federation of India Community Associations
- Forest City Enterprises
- Friendship Foundation of American Vietnamese
- Hungarian Development Panel - Paprika!
- Hungarian Heritage Society
- International Services Center
- Irish American Archive Society
- Macedonian Patriotic Organization "Vardar"
- Mayor Ralph J. Perk Family
- Tony Petkovsek
- Polka Hall of Fame
ClevelandPeople.Com strives to recognize and promote the value of the "tossed salad" of diversity which makes Cleveland a richer city. The Cleveland International Hall of Fame permanently recognizes those individuals who have made a valuable contribution to our multicultural society.
To learn more about opportunities to be involved with the Cleveland International Hall of Fame please contact Debbie Hanson directly at deb@ClevelandPeople.Com or 216-381-8310.
Top of Page
Stay informed about the news and special events of the Group(s) you choose by signing up for the free ClevelandPeople.Com e-newsletter
Follow ClevelandPeople on Twitter or ClevelandPeople on Facebook