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Hall of Honor

The Hall of Honor recognizes members of the Fordham community whose lives have exemplified and brought recognition to the ideals to which the University is devoted.

The honorees include artists, writers, business leaders, philanthropists, Medal of Honor recipients, titans of professional sports, religious leaders, a Nobel Prize- winning physicist, and public servants who broke barriers of race and gender.

While most honorees are Fordham alumni, some of them first came to the University as distinguished faculty members. Others played a pivotal role in Fordham history: the Hall of Honor’s inaugural Class of 2008, for example, includes Archbishop John Hughes, who founded Fordham and went on to become the first archbishop of New York.

In their life stories, the honorees convey both the sweep of Fordham history and the wide sphere of accomplishment and service for which the University has prepared students since its founding in 1841.

Honorees

Alan Alda

Alan Alda
Inducted in 2012

Anne Anastasi

Anne Anastasi
Inducted in 2009

Esteban Bellan

Esteban Bellán
Inducted in 2008

Richard Bennett

Richard J. Bennett
Inducted in 2008

Rose Marie Bravo

Rose Marie Bravo, CBE
Inducted in 2011

Robert Campbell

Robert E. Campbell
Inducted in 2011

Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson
Inducted in 2016

E. Gerald Corrigan

E. Gerald Corrigan
Inducted in 2012

Thomas Courtney

Thomas W. “Tom” Courtney
Inducted in 2011

James Donovan

James B. Donovan
Inducted in 2016

George Doty

George E. Doty
Inducted in 2008

Avery Dulles

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
Inducted in 2012

James Dumpson

James R. Dumpson
Inducted in 2016

Clarence Edwards

Clarence R. Edwards
Inducted in 2008

John Farley

John Cardinal Farley
Inducted in 2008

John Feerick

John D. Feerick
Inducted in 2010

Frank Frisch

Frank Frisch
Inducted in 2008

Victor Hess

Victor Francis Hess
Inducted in 2008

John Hughes

Archbishop John Hughes
Inducted in 2008

John Hurley

John Fidelis Hurley, S.J.
Inducted in 2016

Thomas Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly
Inducted in 2016

John LaFarge

John LaFarge
Inducted in 2008

Wellington Mara

Wellington Mara
Inducted in 2008

John McCloskey

John Cardinal McCloskey
Inducted in 2008

Robert Mulligan

Robert P. Mulligan
Inducted in 2009

Robert Murray

Robert C. Murray
Inducted in 2014

James O'Beirne

General James R. O’Beirne
Inducted in 2008

Joseph O'Hare

Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J.
Inducted in 2009

Charles Osgood

Charles Osgood
Inducted in 2010

Vincent Scully

Vincent E. “Vin” Scully
Inducted in 2011

Robert Shaw

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
Inducted in 2008

John Shea

John Gilmary Shea
Inducted in 2008

Francis Spellman

Francis Cardinal Spellman
Inducted in 2008

James Walsh

James J. Walsh
Inducted in 2008

William Walsh

William D. Walsh
Inducted in 2009

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
Inducted in 2012

Ruth Whaley

Ruth Whitehead Whaley
Inducted in 2014

Malcolm Wilson

The Honorable Malcolm Wilson
Inducted in 2008