Alumni Hall of Fame Nominating Information
Hall of Fame Candidate Criteria
“Any Farrell alumnus who embodies the moral and character ideals of “Vir Fidelis” by making extraordinary contributions to his community, the Monsignor Farrell family, and/or has distinguished himself through remarkable achievement in his chosen career or calling.* The ideal candidate is someone who has shown significant institutional support of the school through generosity of time, energy, talent or treasure, who elevates the standing and public image of the school, and who continually works to further the legacy of Monsignor Farrell High School.”
The importance of a strong nomination and supporting documentation cannot be understated. A majority of the 13 member voting committee will most likely not know the candidate personally, or by reputation. The nominating essay and supporting documents will be the basis for the committee’s vote.
A nominating application must include a first and second nomination from 2 alumni as well as supporting endorsements from 3 additional alumni or non-alumni in support of the nomination. Hall of Fame Committee members and members of the Farrell Board of Trustees who are Farrell alumni are eligible to nominate a candidate provided they are the only Committee or Board member on an individual nomination application. Committee members are not eligible to vote on candidates they nominate. If a committee member nominates a candidate, he is ineligible to vote, and the candidate must still receive 10 of the 13 remaining votes.
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A 250 - word (or less) written statement must be submitted on behalf of the nominating group detailing how the candidate exemplifies any of the applicable Hall of Fame criteria. Essays should be the result of collaboration among the nominating group and additional friends and family of the candidate, and provide the nominating group an opportunity to highlight characteristics or actions taken by the candidate that exemplify the “criteria” and may have otherwise not been highlighted through the supporting documents.
All applications should be supported by documents including, but not limited to: resumes, publications, letters of reference, or any other documentation that will help the committee develop the same perception of the candidate as that held by the nominating group.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges in timing, the Hall of Fame Committee, in consultation with the leadership of Monsignor Farrell High School, has extended the timeline for the submission of applications and selection of inductees into the Monsignor Farrell High School Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The deadline for nominating packages will be March 15, 2021.
Official Acceptance of Nomination
Space is provided on the application form where the candidate must sign, accepting the nomination and acknowledging the responsibility of all inductees to re-commit to helping Monsignor Farrell High School continue its mission through a contribution of time, experience, and/or resources in the years to come.
Each individual member of a 14 member voting committee will vote based on the contents of the nominating package provided for each candidate. Committee members will vote “yes” or “no” for each candidate in a “blind vote”. The Director of Institutional Advancement will collect the votes. A minimum of 12 “yes” votes is required for a candidate to be inducted into the Farrell Hall of Fame. If a candidate is nominated by a committee member, 12 “yes” votes are still required from the 14 remaining members.
Hall of Fame Selection Committee
The voting committee is comprised of alumni spanning five decades of graduating classes.
The Selection Committee Members are:
1960s -Richard Potter ’66, Michael Finley ’69
1970s - Jack Oehm ’76, Brian Hall ’77
1980s - Ed Hynes ’82, Michael Borik ’83, Jim Oddo ’84, Joe Tracy ’89
1990s - Brian Tortorella ’93, Anthony Lordo ’98
2000s - Nicholas Iacono ’08
2010s - Joe Pisicolo ’11, Sean Egan ’14
Please email John Cusick '88, Director of Institutional Advancement & Development with questions regarding the Monsignor Farrell Alumni Hall of Fame
"We recognize those alumni, who either by their accomplishments in life, their service to their community, their support of the school or by the sheer force of their character have enriched Monsignor Farrell's legacy for all time."