Belen 2023 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
The Belen Jesuit Hall of Fame Committee is excited to announce the 20 inductees for the class of 2023. These individuals represent the Jesuit values and traditions that have been the foundation of our school since 1854.

  • Fr. Eduardo Álvarez, S.J. '63
  • Gloria Arazoza
  • Br. José Arrieta, S.J. +
  • Roberto Borbolla '56
  • Luis J. Botifoll '25 +
  • Otilio Campuzano (Cappy) +
  • Eugenio Cosculluela '79
  • Manuel Carbonell '36 +
  • Armando Codina '65
  • Gastón Comas '75
  • José Garrido Jr. '72
  • Olga Goizueta +
  • Jorge Hernández-Toraño '75
  • José Ignacio Rasco '45 +
  • Jorge Padrón '86
  • Ophelia & Juan J. Roca
  • Carlos '67 and Olga Saladrigas
  • Gerardo Simms '69
  • Carlos Prío Socarras 1921 +
  • Fr. Benito Viñes, S.J. +

“These individuals represent our core values - Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Magis, and Cura Personalis,” said Fr. Willie ‘87. “Throughout our extraordinary history, there have been so many that have helped shape the school into what it is today. Belen was built on the shoulders of giants, and through the Hall of Fame, we hope to highlight those individuals who have truly left their mark on the school.” 

The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize members of the community who participated, excelled, developed, or supported the Belen community. Through their life endeavors they have exemplified the Catholic-Jesuit values of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, El Colegio de Belén, and Jesuit schools of Cuba. The inaugural ceremony was held in 2022.

The Hall of Fame will host a banquet and induction ceremony on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the InterContinental Miami. More information about the inductees and the ceremony will be announced at a later date. 
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.