Wall of Honor – Nomination

The OCSD Wall of Honor is sponsored and managed by the Olean City School District Foundation (OCSDF or Foundation). Through the OCSD Wall of Honor, the Foundation recognizes individuals whose lives, accomplishments and endeavors reflect the values and tradition of excellence fostered by the Olean City School District. The Foundation, established in November 2002, was created to provide additional funds and in-kind donations to support special programs, curriculum enrichment and training in all Olean City Schools. The Foundation encourages extra effort and creativity in order to maintain high standards in all of the Olean Schools. Any teacher, staff member, or Olean resident with a good educational idea, and a solid plan to implement it with proper approvals may apply for a grant. The Foundation accepts donations to enable it to award such grants. For more information on the OCSDF, please visit the Foundation’s website at

Eligibility: The Board of Directors of the Olean City School District Foundation accepts nominations for the OCSD Wall of Honor based on in-school or post-school contributions in several areas including educational, professional, arts, charitable endeavors and connection to the City of Olean and its School District. Noteworthy accomplishments as a citizen are also considered. All applications will remain active indefinitely (previously applications remained active for 3 years only) and be reviewed each year, along with new applicants, for consideration into the Wall of Honor.
There is a ten year waiting period for student nominees. School District faculty, staff and administrators as well as Board of Education members (who may not necessarily be Olean graduates) may be considered anytime following retirement or leaving the Olean City School District community. Special friends of the Olean City School District may also be considered at the discretion of the OCSD Wall of Honor Nomination Committee. Members of the OCSD Foundation Board of Directors are not eligible to be nominated until after their tenure on the Foundation Board has been completed.

Nomination procedure: To nominate an individual for consideration for induction into the OCSD Wall of Honor, please complete and return the following form. Nominations are accepted until December 31st annually for recognition in June of the following year.

Olean City School District Wall of Honor Nomination Form

(IMPORTANT – Please download and save this form in order to complete electronically)

Please return completed nomination forms either by email or mail to:

OCSD Foundation
410 West Sullivan Street
Olean, NY 14760