28th Anniversary Hall of Fame Banquet


  November 18, 2014
 South Bend Century Center

Arrangements are being made for the 2014 banquet. Inductees and award recipients will be announced later this summer. The 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet was one of our best, with a record number of attendees and sponsors. Proceeds from the banquet help us to fulfill our mission, which is to support extra- and co-curricular activities in the schools that do not receive tax dollars. We were pleased to honor the following individuals:  



 Recommendations for these awards are welcome at any time. Go to the Activities link on the South Bend Alumni Association Home Page and click on the award for a list and photos of former recipients and the criteria for the award.




Located at the Century Center120 S. Saint Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601


Primary Goal:

To publicly recognize  individuals whose achievements and services  have distinguished both themselves and the South Bend community.

Secondary Goal: 

To provide a visible tribute to Hall of Fame inductees  for residents and visitors to our community, enabling them to learn how these people made our community what it is today.

 Hall of Fame Categories of Recognition

These are categories to be considered by the Search Committee, but the search for honorees is not  limited to this list, and the list can be amended as needed.     Often nominees qualify in more than one category.

  • Arts—Architecture, Dance, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Athletics
  • Business and Industry
  • Education
  • Historical (people who have been deceased fifty or more years)
  • Public/Community Service
  • Science & Technology

Eligibility Requirements

1.  Candidates must have resided or worked in the South Bend Community for ten (10) or more years
(a) South Bend Community  is defined by the  Hall of Fame Committee

2.  Candidates must have notable personal achievements and/or made notable contributions at the local, state, national or international level.


There is no official  nomination form     If a person you are nominating meets the eligibility requirements, simply send written nominations to:  South Bend Community Hall of Fame, c/o South Bend Alumni Association, 215 South St. Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601 including:     
1.  A detailed biography  and     
2.  Two letters supporting the nomination. 
Please include the following information.

COMPLETE NAME OF CANDIDATE: _________________________________________

NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTING THIS NOMINATION:_______________________________

YOUR ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________


EMAIL ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________


The Hall of Fame Organizing Committee welcomes and considers only written and documented nominations. A Search Committee seeks out qualified candidates and sends a list of 20 or more  nominees’ names to a Selection Committee that compiles a list of 8-10 candidates in order of choice for induction. An Oversight Committee reviews the work of the Selection Committee and reports to the Hall of Fame Organizing Committee. There is a one-year waiting period from the time a person is first nominated to the time he/she can be inducted.

If you have questions please make contact via email.    Click the email icon on this site or  you can use our email address: sbaa@sbcsc.k12.in.us