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Cleveland International Hall of Fame inducts class of 2022

The Hall of Fame also recognized its 2020 inductees who missed out on their ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland International Hall of Fame honored its latest class of inductees during a ceremony held Tuesday night at Windows on the River. 

This year's honorees were:

  • Anda Cook, (Latvian)
  • Carl Robson, (Ethiopian community)
  • Victor Ruiz, (Puerto Rican)
  • Taras Szmagala, (Ukrainian)

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The Hall of Fame also recognized its 2020 inductees who missed out on their ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • May Chen (Chinese)
  • Margaret Lynch (Irish)
  • Valarie McCall (African-American)
  • Ramesh Shah (Indian)
  • Berj Shakarian (Armenian)
  • Joe Valencic (Slovenian)

Almost 65 ethnic heritages were represented by attendees including special guests from Ethiopia, Kenya, Congo, India, China and other countries. The Cleveland International Hall of Fame was established by ClevelandPeople.com in 2010 to permanently recognize those individuals who have made a valuable and lasting contribution to the multicultural city and region and to inspire a new generation of leaders.

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