Bellarmine College Preparatory will recognize four distinguished alumni at its Hall of Fame ceremony the evening of August 24.
Those to be honored, and their respective categories, are: Kevin Frandsen, Class of 2000 (Athletics); Bill Del Biaggio, Jr., Class of 1958 (Business); Jim Harville, Class of 1963 (Humanities & Fine Arts); and Major General D. Scott McKean, Class of 1986 (Public Service).
Kevin Frandsen played professional baseball for multiple Major League Baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, before transitioning to his current career in sports broadcasting. He exemplifies the spirit of service and compassion through his philanthropic efforts as a founding member of the 19 For Life Foundation, which funds services for children dealing with childhood illness and provides financial support to students at Bellarmine and other local schools.
Known for building relationships, Bill Del Biaggio, Jr. served the San José community through his business and philanthropic ventures as founding chairman of Heritage Bank and his volunteer service to numerous non-profit organizations in Santa Clara County. He is an original member of the Bellarmine Alumni Council and a 1986 inductee into the Bellarmine Athletic Hall of Fame.
A popular English teacher for 45 years at Bellarmine, Jim Harville was also a legendary Speech and Debate coach for 32 years. Jim’s work with the program contributed to the development of 10 individual national champions, 44 individual state champions, 13 California state sweepstakes awards, plus a national team championship in 1994.
A decorated senior officer in the United States Army, Major General D. Scott McKean is a two-star General currently stationed in South Korea. During his 29-year career in the military, he embraced the humanitarian side of military service by negotiating toward amicable resolutions of conflict, building positive relations between nations across the globe, and supporting local and federal government relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
The Hall of Fame inductions will occur on the Bellarmine campus, with the awards ceremony taking place at 5 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre of the Sobrato Center for Humanities and the Arts, followed by a dinner in the Samuel A. Liccardo Center. Tickets are available online at: www.bcp.org/bhof.