DeSales Catholic School is seeking nominations for the 7th annual Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame program. The "hall" honors outstanding DeSales alumni, living or deceased, who have achieved distinction in their lives and careers after graduation.

Nominees must be graduates of one of the Catholic schools affiliated with DeSales (DeSales High School, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Mary's School, St. Patrick's School, St. John the Baptist School, Lockport Catholic School or DeSales Catholic School), and are first eligible for selection 15 calendar years following their class's graduation.

Selection is based on the nominee's achievements in a variety of areas, such as their career and professional life, civic and community involvement, personal and family accomplishments, as well as their embodiment of the Catholic values taught by the school's patron, St. Francis de Sales.

Nominations may be submitted by parents, relatives, friends, alumni, and members of the communities served by DeSales. Each nominee's credentials are evaluated by a volunteer selection committee that includes DeSales alumni from several different decades, as well as a current DeSales faculty member.

Nominations are accepted year round, but must be received by April 30 to be considered for induction this year. For a nomination form, go to or call 433-6422, extension 407.

The 2018 inductees honored at the Hall of Fame dinner this past October were the late Donald Murphy ’50, Karen Judge Rahill ’87, Matthew J. Murphy ’70, Michael E. McCarthy ’69 and James P. Langton ’54.


This year's induction dinner will be held Oct. 3 at Lockport Town and Country Club. Tickets will go on sale in late June, with the announcement of the 2019 honorees.

Proceeds of the dinner help fund tuition assistance grants at DeSales Catholic School.