Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame to name 2016 Inductees at HFU

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame will announce five new inductees during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00 am in the President’s Dining Room in the Campus Center. The inductees include three historical figures, one living individual, and one institution. Pennsylvania State Representative Michael J. Driscoll will announce the recipients during the event.

The inductees were chosen by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, an eight-member panel of experts in various aspects of Northeast Philadelphia life. Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, President Emeritus of Holy Family University, chairs the committee.

Inductees into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame must be current or former Northeast Philadelphia residents whose lives or careers have been marked by high achievement, or individuals or organizations that have had a lasting, significant, and positive impact on the Northeast Philadelphia community. There are currently 18 individuals and 10 organizations in the Hall of Fame.

The goal of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame is to foster civic values and a sense of community in Northeast Philadelphia, along with a greater awareness and appreciation of the area’s rich history, by honoring the lives and accomplishments of its most distinguished citizens.