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.
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.
BSAA co-chair Pete Heinrich welcomes 2014 Recognition Gala attendees.
Honoree Bill Pinch (left) receives plaque from event chair Alan Ziegler.
Honorees Susan Salitan Robfogel (left) and Cass Morgan (below).
Photos by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, BHS’71.
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:
• 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:
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:
(Special thanks to Paul Tracy for recording and editing our first promotional video.)
The BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame display at BHS.
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.”