Heritage Hall of Fame Celebration

The Hall of Fame Gallery is a photographic exhibition of exceptional leaders from various ethnic backgrounds who have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life, and who have generously supported ethnic and cultural traditions. The Heritage Hall of Fame Gallery hosts over 100 awardees that are recognized as individuals through their actions supported the economic and social growth of Detroit throughout the years.

 2015 Honorees
Dr. Phillip J. Stella, M.D.
2015 Honoree
Dr. Philip Stella’s Italian/American heritage has played an integral part in his personal and professional career resulting in his commitment to serve minority and underserved populations.
The Honorable Anthony P. Viviano
2015 Honoree
The Honorable Anthony P. Viviano extraordinary passion for the well-being of children is evidenced by his professional career as a renowned Macomb County Circuit Court Judge.
Manoj Bhargava
2015 Honoree
Manoj Bhargava, CEO 5-Hour Energy, is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who focuses his time on creating solutions to the world’s biggest problems at Stage 2 Innovations.
Fouad A. Ashkar
2015 Honoree
Fouad A. Ashkar, DTE ETHNIC MARKETING, has worked throughout his career to build relationships with ethnic organizations and their leaders to ensure prosperity in all communities.
Stephen Vogel, FAIA
2015 Honoree
As Dean of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy, Stephen Vogel, FAIA founded the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and Master of Community Development Degree programs.

2014

  • Paul Borg
  • Honorable Joseph N. Impastato
  • Edward L. Haroutunian, Esq.
  • R.J. King
  • Vivian R. Pickard
  • Dr. William H Restum
2013

  • Fay A. Beydoun
  • Matthew P. Cullen
  • Honorable Melvin Larsen
  • Sydney L. Ross
  • Kathleen N. Straus
  • Yolanda M. Zaparackas L.F.D
2012

  • Tom Celani
  • Beth Chappell
  • Anthony J. Filippis
  • Abdul Haidous
  • Nancy M. Schlichting
2011

  • Dennis W. Archer
  • Hon. Maura D. Corrigan Nawal Hamadeh
  • Bishop Donald F. Hanchon
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Marian C. Noland.
  • Jonas Urbonas
  • Frank Torre, Jr.

2010

  • Subir Chowdhury
  • Hon. Robert Colombo Jr.
  • Stephanie Germack-Kerzic
  • Sharon LoFrano Gioia
  • Antonio Rugiero Sr.
  • Wassim Mahfouz
  • Fr. George Shalhoub
2009

  • Linda Bazzi
  • Richard E. Blouse, Jr.
  • Marcie Brogan
  • Keith E. Crain
  • Amir Denha
  • Robert A. Ficano
  • Ted Gatzaros
  • Dimitrios Papas
2008

  • Terence E. Adderley
  • Bettejean Ahee
  • David A. Brandon
  • Richard M. Gabrys
  • Fr. Roufail Michail
  • Eugene A. Miller
  • Dick Purtan
  • Gail L. Warden
2007

  • Congressman John D. Dingell
  • Richard P. Kughn
  • G. Krishna Kumar, M.D.
  • Ilija Letica
  • Jack A. Robinson
  • Ramzi Simon
  • Mary A. Sullivan

2006

  • Michael Berry
  • Douglas A. Fraser
  • Judge Hilda Gage
  • Roderick D. Gillum
  • Samuel Logan
  • John G. McCandless
  • Dominic Pangborn
2005

  • Bishop Keith Butler
  • W. Frank Fountain
  • Hon. Paul J. Komives
  • Niru Prasad, M.D.
  • Professor Tallal Turfe
2004

  • Haifa Fakkouri, Ph.D.
  • Michael Glusac
  • Eleanor Josaitis
  • Mike Kojaian
  • James Padilla
  • Albert Scaglione
2003

  • Facundo Bravo
  • Florine Mark
  • Rosa Louise Parks
  • Dr. Ananda Prasad
  • Dr. William Ross
  • Salman Sesi
  • Gail Torreano

2002

  • Randolph J. Agley
  • Patricia Hill Burnett
  • Michael J. George
  • Edgar Hagopian
  • Arthur T. Porter, M.D.
  • Raj B. Vattikuti
2001

  • Mort Crim
  • Edsel B. Ford, II
  • Mildred (Millie) Jeffrey
  • Antonine de le Monte Cadillac
  • Sabah W. Yaldoo
2000

  • Maggie Allesee
  • Andy Giancamilli
  • Adam Cardinal Maida
  • Kazimierz Olejarezyk
  • Woodrow W. Woody
1999

  • Walter E. Douglas
  • Denise Illitch
  • Mary Lou Zieve

1998

  • Tarik Daoud
  • Paul Nine
  • Susan Nine
  • Hon. Anna Diggs Taylor
1997

  • Lourdes V. Andaya, M.D.
  • William C. Brooks
  • Edward Deeb
  • David Nien-Tzu Hwang
1996

  • Rigmor Cuolahan
  • Matel Mat Dawson, Jr.
  • David DiChiera
  • Peter Karmanos, Jr.
  • Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig
  • William H. Schervish
1995

  • Hon. Damon J. Keith
  • Daniel F. Stella
  • Helen T. Suchara, Ed.D
  • Barbara VanDusen

1994

  • Mary L Bell
  • F. William Cunningham
  • Yousif B. Ghafari
  • Leon S. Jarvi
  • Mando Lie
1993

  • Mary Georgilas Ball
  • Dr. Anthony Lee
  • Leonard N. Simons
  • Prof. Ronald Grigor Sumy
  • Isiah Thomas
1992

  • Rosemary Bannon
  • Leon S. Cohan
  • Ramesh M. Mangrulkar
  • Neal Shine
1991

  • Edmund T. Ahee
  • Walker L. Cisler
  • Jane Garcia
  • Paul Obrobina
  • Art Van Elslander

1990

  • Henry C. Aguirre
  • Fr. Malcolm Carron, S.J.
  • Jose L. Evangelista, M.D.
  • Stella S. Evangelista, M.D.
  • Arthur L. Johnson, Ph.D.
1989

  • Malvina Hauk Abonyi, Ed.D.
  • Silas Cheuk, M.D.
  • Marjorie Pebbles-Meyers, M.D.
  • Vainutis K. Vaitkevicius, M.D.
1988

  • Michael W. Kerwin
  • Kazutoshi Mayeda
  • Justice G. Mennen Williams
  • Heinz C. Prechter
  • Donald M.D. Thurber
1987

  • George N. Bashara, Jr.
  • Bernice Gershenson
  • Sylvia Gershenson Sloman
  • Walton Lewis

1986

  • Thomas V. Angott
  • Diane J. Edgecomb
  • Marshall Fredericks
  • Michael Illitch
  • Helen Petrauskas
1985

  • Signe Karlstrom
  • Louis Kinaia
  • Ronald J. Kowalski
  • Armando Ojeda
  • Frank D. Stella
1984

  • Frank Angelo
  • Stanley Krajewski
  • Alex Manoogian
  • Alan E. Schwartz
  • Charles H. Wright, M.D.