BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame

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The BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame display at BHS.

BSAA-BHS Alumni Hall of Fame display

The Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA) is proud to announce the 2014 members of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame, which began in 2006:

Robert Goldman ’77                                   inventor/entrepreneur

Susan Salitan Robfogel ’60                       law

Roger Friedlander ’52                                 business/philanthropy

William W. Pinch ’58                                   science

Cass (Sandy Balch) Morgan ’63       theater/community service

This year’s BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame members will participate in a free Symposium for the Brighton/Rochester community and BHS students, faculty and staff on the evening of Thursday, May 29, at BHS and will address several BHS classes on Friday, May 30. They will be honored at the 2014 Recognition Gala on the evening of Friday, May 30, at Oak Hill Country Club. Ticket information for that event will be available shortly.

Hall of Famer recognized in UofR publication

The late David Kearns, a member of the first “class” of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame, is the subject of the President’s Page in the March-April 2014 issue of the Rochester Review, the alumni magazine of the University of Rochester as a “crusader for educational opportunity” and “a pioneer of social responsibility.” David Kearnes in Rochester Review

 Nominate a BHS alum for recognition today!

Ever since BHS began, alumni from almost every graduating year have made significant contributions in the arts, science, philosophy, medicine, sports, business, philanthropy, literature, community service, music and many more professions, industries or callings. Let’s tell the world about them! If you know of a BHS alum who deserves recognition for such contributions, nominate that person for the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame!

Nominees must be BHS graduates, but nominators need not have attended or graduated from BHS. Alumni may not nominate themselves.

Past nominations remain active for several years; anyone nominated but not yet selected will continue to be considered along with any new nominations. Previous nominations may be expanded with new information.

Nominations may be made year-round and sent back by mail (BSAA, 2035 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618), fax (585-248-3638) or e-mail ([email protected]). For a copy of the nomination form in Word, click here: BSAA-BHS Alum Hall of Fame Nomntn, or as a PDF: BSAA-BHS Alum Hall of Fame Nomntn. Nomination forms also are available at the BSAA’s Kay Heinrich Clark Alumni Resource Center in the 12 Corners Elementary School building (2035 Monroe Avenue). To receive a nomination form by mail, call (585) 442-6055 and leave your name and mailing address.

There will be several opportunities to meet and honor the new members of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame at the end of the 2014 school year, including the annual BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame Symposium (free and open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community), the BHS Awards Ceremony and the annual BSAA Recognition Gala, a ticketed event that brings new “hall of famers” together and raises funds for the BSAA Scholarship. Alumni hall of famers also will be guest speakers at several classes on the day of the awards ceremony.

“We continue to be impressed with the paths taken and successes achieved by our fellow BHS alumni, as evidenced by not only this year’s honorees but all those who have been nominated for this prestigious recognition,” said Alan Ziegler ’55, chair of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame Committee.

To hear more of Alan’s comments about this important program, click here: 2012 BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame video

Previous honorees are:

Jim Allison (2012 honoree), Nancy Gong, Caren Breese Hall, Stuart Hart, Bruce Laumeister (at BHS, above; as adults, below).
Jim Allison (2012 honoree, participated in 2013 events), Nancy Gong, Caren Breese Hall, Stuart Hart, Bruce Laumeister (at BHS, above; as adults, below).


• Nancy Gong ’74                           glass artist

• Caroline “Caren” Breese Hall ’56 (posthumous)    medicine

• Stuart L. Hart ’70      education/thought leader

• Bruce R. Laumeister ’52     inventor/entrepreneur/philanthropist


James Allison, MD ’60                               medicine

Jeffrey Levy ’59                            military, business and volunteer service

John Milliman ’56                                      education and science

Jerry Stahl ’57                                           sports volunteering


Richard Appelbaum ’60                                   education/public policy

Jim Crawford ’54                                            public service/religion

Hank Greenwald ’53                                       sports

Alan Hovey ’41 (honored posthumously)       government/public service


Hank Appelbaum ’58                                    government /public service

Irene Taylor Brodsky ’88                               arts (film)

Laura L. Carstensen, PhD ’71                     education/public service

Tom Richards ’61                                    public service/law/government

Thomas Scalea, MD ’69                              medicine


Sanford A. Gradinger ‘54                            business/public service

Christine A. Gleason, MD ‘71                      medicine

James D. Gollin ‘76                                    philanthropy

Alan Shestack ‘56                                      arts (museum education)/administration


Daan Braveman                                       education

Karen Noble Hanson                               public service/religion

Robert Weisbuch, PhD                           education


Bradford Berk, MD, ’71                               medicine

John Shoemaker, ’60                                 business

Arthur Lonne Lane, PhD                      science


Jacksel Broughton ’42                       leadership/military service

David Kearns ’48 (deceased)             business/education

William Scandling ’40 (posthumously)    business

Frederick Trost ’53                             public service/religion

Pauline Yu ’66                                    education/literature

Videos featuring BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame members from past years may be seen online, thanks to Paul Tracy (BHS’85). Learn more about the backgrounds of these stellar BHS alumni and out how they view the value of their Brighton educations in achieving the accomplishments that brought them this prestigious recognition:

videos of BSAA/BHS Alumni Halll of Fame members

Nominate a BHS alumnus today!

Nominations open year-round for new alumni hall of famers

Know of a BHS classmate or friend who has made important contributions to a profession, community or field? Then nominate that person for the Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA)/Brighton High School (BHS) Alumni Hall of Fame!

Nominations have closed for 2013, but may be made all year-round. To nominate a friend or classmate, click BSAA-BHSAlumHallofFameNomntn for a Word version of the nomination form or BSAA-BHS Alum Hall of Fame Nomntn for a PDF -both include the criteria for nominees.