Mendel Catholic Prep Alumni Foundation, Inc.

"Building Mendel's Legacy through Charitable Works and Deeds"

Mendel Catholic Prep High School
Hall of Fame Committee-6/26/2016

Mendel Hall Of Fame Nomination Form 2017

Rev. Wm. Sullivan, OSA ’59 - Moderator
Hon. Robert Napoli ’58 - Chairman Emeritus
Arthur Moreno ’59 - Vice-Chairman Emeritus
Joseph Palumbo ’71 - Chairman
Benjamin McCall ’77 - Vice-Chairman
John Farris ’68 - Secretary
Jack Gavin ’74- Member

The Mendel Alumni Foundation and HOF Committee are committed to creating a Virtual Hall of Fame.  Portions of the proceeds raised at the 2013 Evening of Champions event, along with funds raised at upcoming events and donations will be utilized to help support this effort.  While it is the Committee’s hope to be able to announce new members at All Class Reunions, future inductions will return to being Foundation stand-alone events. 


The purpose of the Mendel Catholic Prep High School Hall of Fame shall be to recognize and perpetuate the achievements of those students, athletes, coaches, teachers, and friends who have made significant contributions to Mendel Catholic Prep High School, through service, performance, dedication, commitment, accomplishments and who continue to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, character and commitment to the spirit and legacy that is Mendel Catholic High School.

In recognition, and respect for the outstanding 37 years of Mendel excellence, St. Rita High School, Mendelís Augustinian brother school has dedicated a wing of its school to honor the memory of our illustrious high school.

Qualifications for Induction to the Mendel Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Committee has set up the following qualification guidelines for individuals to be considered for induction into the Mendel Hall of Fame.

1.  Exceptional academic achievement at Mendel. 

2.  Exceptional leadership shown as an administrator, teacher, coach or friend of Mendel Catholic High School. 

3.  Exceptional athletic achievement at Mendel, in college, or in professional sports.

4.  Exceptional positive impact for Mendel through leadership, shown in academic, business, professional, religious or civic community endeavors.

5.  Commitment to the spirit of Mendel through participation in alumni activities, or Men of Tolentine activities.

6.  Be a person of integrity and good character.

7.  Nominations must be made on an official nominating form. Nomination forms will be kept permanently and reevaluated yearly.

8.  Candidates many be nominated and inducted posthumously.

9.  Any supporting materials such as newspaper articles may be submitted with the nomination form.

10.A photo must accompany your nomination form or it will not be accepted for consideration. Absolutely no exceptions.

If you know of any member of the Mendel family whom you think is deserving, and worthy of consideration.

Contact us:
Joseph Palumbo, 721 Manhattan Cir., Oswego, IL 60543;;
312-719-8765 C, 630-388-0126 F

John Farris, 1341 East Lyn Court, Homewood, IL 60430;;
708-602-9768 C




Contributions are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.