The BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame display at BHS.
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 Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA)/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame this year!
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.
To be considered for recognition in 2014, nominations must reach the BSAA by December 31, 2013.
Nominations may be 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, 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 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 leaving 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.
2013 Alumni Hall of Famers represent wide range of professions, achievements
Inspiring figures in the arts, medicine, business and philanthropy whose accomplishments also can be seen in education, community leadership and more are the new members of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame, a project of the BSAA that saw its first honorees in 2006:
• Nancy Gong, BHS’74, owner of Gong Glass Works and internationally renowned glass artist
• Caroline “Caren” Breese Hall, BHS’56, physician, teacher, mentor and author (posthumous)
• Stuart L. Hart, BHS’70, educator and thought leader in global sustainability
• Bruce R. Laumeister, BHS’52, inventor of the electric car, entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, museum founder
The 2013 opportunities to meet and applaud new members of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame included the annual free Symposium for the community, students, faculty and staff, at BHS, and the annual Recognition Gala at Oak Hill Country Club. Several honorees visited BHS classes the annual BHS Awards Ceremony at the school, where the BSAA announced its 2013 Scholarship recipient. 2012 honoree James Allison, MD participated in the 2013 events.
“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
Gong, Hall, Hart and Laumeister join a stellar array of previous BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame honorees whose achievements provide inspiration and admiration to past, present and future classmates, as well as friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances:
James Allison, MD ’60 medicine (will participate in 2013 events)
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 medicine
John Shoemaker business
Arthur Lonne Lane, PhD science
Jacksel Broughton ’42 leadership/military service
David Kearns ’48 (deceased) business/education
William Scandling ’40 (honored 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:
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.