2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction
Saturday, September 29, 2018
We are proud to announce the four 2018 inductees into the St. Thomas More Alumni Hall of Fame! These are four faces that decades of our alumni will remember – Ron Fieber (DB ’54), Tom Glyzewski, Tom Knitter, and Larry Florek (DB ’62). We will be spotlighting one of them each day the rest of this week on Facebook, so think of some of your favorite memories of them as teachers, administrators and coaches and share them with us! They will be inducted on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at a luncheon held at STM.
Ron Fieber (DB ’54)
Referred to once in a yearbook as “Mr. Don Bosco,” Ron Fieber devoted his professional career to Don Bosco and Thomas More. He began teaching at Don Bosco in 1960 and spent the next 38 years teaching and coaching thousands of students until his retirement from Thomas More in 1998. He was an outstanding athlete at Don Bosco, earning him induction into the STM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.
Tom’s math classes at Pio Nono and Thomas More were legendary. Alumni have often commented that Tom’s method of teaching and his passion for his subject helped them tackle careers in teaching and math-related fields later in their lives. Tom passed away in October of 2007, but his legacy clearly lives on in his former students. In the online guestbook linked to Tom’s obituary, Mark Litkowski (TM ’93) wrote, “I felt sorry for all those who had to suffer through calculus or algebra-trig without the insight of Mr. Glyzewski. He had a gift and used it to change the world, one student at a time.”
Tom dedicated more than 40 years of his life to St. Thomas More High School as a teacher, coach and administrator. He taught and coached at Pio Nono and Thomas More, eventually becoming principal and later serving as the first president of Thomas More. He left in 2001 and spent a year as president of a Catholic high school in Bakersfield, CA, then came back to spend several years as the president of St. Catherine’s in Racine. Upon his retirement from St. Cat’s, he served as a Development Officer for St. Thomas More until 2017, when he and his wife, Josie, moved to Florida. He is a member of the STM Athletic Hall of Fame thanks to his stellar career as a wrestling coach.
Larry Florek (DB ’62)
Larry taught English and math at all levels and grades during his teaching career at Don Bosco and Thomas More. He also served as assistant principal a few different times during his 40 years in education. He coached basketball, wrestling, football, track and golf. Known for his unique sense of humor, Larry is remembered fondly by Dons and Cavaliers alike.