BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame

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Nominations are open for the 2015 “class” of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame. To nominate a friend, colleague or classmate for this honor, download the criteria and a nomination form here: BSAA-BHS Hall of Fame Nomination Form or BSAA-BHS Hall of Fame Nomination Form. Be sure to submit your nomination(s) by January 15 – nominations are open all year-round, but only nominations received by January 15 will be considered for this year’s honors.

The Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA) is proud to announce the 2014 members of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame, which began in 2006:2014 BSAA-BHS Alumni Hall of Famers-webRobert 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 participated in a free Symposium for the Brighton/Rochester community and BHS students, faculty and staff on the evening of May 29, at BHS and addressed several BHS classes on May 30. They were honored at the 2014 Recognition Gala on the evening of May 30, at Oak Hill Country Club. We all had a wonderful time getting to know these amazing BHS alumni, and the honorees enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and finding out more about each other’s achievements and inspirations.


Here are a few scenes from this year’s Recognition Gala, at which attendees saw videos from the 2014 honorees and heard in-person comments from each one. Both the Symposium and the Recognition Gala included a video from the husband of 2013 honoree Caren Breese Hall, MD, since he was unable to attend last year’s events.

Pete Heinrich at 2014 HoF gala1

BSAA co-chair Pete Heinrich welcomes 2014 Recognition Gala attendees.

Bill Pinch and Alan Ziegler at 2014 HoF gala

Honoree Bill Pinch (left) receives plaque from event chair Alan Ziegler.

Roger Friedlander at 2014 HoF gala1Honoree Roger Friedlander.
Robert Goldman at 2014 HoF gala2Honoree Robert Goldman.

Susan Robfogel at 2014 HoF gala3

 Honorees Susan Salitan Robfogel (left) and Cass Morgan (below).

  Cass Morgan at 2014 HoF gala3







Photos by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, BHS’71.



 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 Hall of Fame Nomination Form. For a PDF, click here: BSAA-BHS Hall of Fame Nomination Form. 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.

“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


In addition, BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame committee chair Alan Ziegler has insights into what’s happening and why to attend the annual Symposium and Recognition Gala in any year! See what he has to say in this video:

2012 BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame video

(Special thanks to Paul Tracy for recording and editing our first promotional video.)


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

BSAA-BHS Alumni Hall of Fame display


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.


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