Nine Extraordinary Lasallians

While celebrating La Salle's 150th year, we pay homage to our history and legacy by honoring those who reflect the Lasallian values and ideals we hold dear.


Join us on Tuesday, November 2, as we induct nine such people into the La Salle Academy Hall of Fame. The Ballroom at the Convention Center is the perfect backdrop for celebrating their service, selflessness, and dedication.

Register now, then take a moment to learn more about these nine extraordinary men and women below.
In 1945 John put college on hold and entered the Naval Aviation Program; he proudly served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Then, he spent two terms in the R.I. Legislature before serving as a state senator from 1974 to 1983.
(Posthumous Induction) Prior to founding Meehan Builders, John led the Rams hockey team to the 1976 state championship. At Yale, he majored in architecture and was captain of the university's hockey team.
Since retiring from a career in clinical psychology that spanned five decades, J. Clement is a vocal health advocate and chaired the committee responsible for the first federally-funded community mental health center in R.I.
Dr. Bowling has served on the La Salle Academy Board of Trustees since 2012. She's also founded a fund to help students cope with the loss of a parent in memory of her late husband, William C. Bowling Sr.
Jonathan is the founder, president, and CEO of the nonprofit Justice Assistance. He authored R.I.'s Crime Victims' Bill of Rights and an amendment to the state Constitutional entitled The Rights of the Victim.

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  • Hall of Fame Criteria

    Every two years, the nominating committee reviews the Hall of Fame induction criteria. An Alumni, or person closely associated with La Salle Academy, may be nominated if they have:
    • A long association and outstanding record of service.
    • Graduated 25+ years prior to the nomination.
    • Honored La Salle through their accomplishments.
    • Lived in accordance with the Lasallian teachings.
    • Outstanding service to the Catholic Church.
    • Provided unique social services in their community.
    *Posthumous nominations accepted.

    Nomination
    Review the nomination requirements and procedures.

    Nominations submissions must include:
    • Why the nominee meets the requirements (3 pages).
    • Two supporting letters of reference.
    • Nominee bio (activities, organizations, publications, etc).
    For more information please contact Patricia Clark at 401-351-7750 (ext 138).
  • Have a Question?

    For more information please contact Patricia Clark at 401 351 7750 (ext. 138).
In his eight years as La Salle's president, Brother Tom oversaw changes that prepared the school for the future, including buying the property from the Diocese and creating De La Salle Middle School.
A Navy physician for 34-years, Mike has proudly served in 24 countries on five continents. He's also planned and participated in humanitarian and disaster relief missions in the South Pacific and South Asia.
As the Laborers International Union of Northeastern America General Secretary, Treasurer, and N.E. Regional Manager Armand has been recognized for his leadership and for improving the lives of working families.
During his storied 53 year career, Edmond's work as a guidance counselor and boys basketball coach provided thousands of La Salle students with the tools they'd need to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.