New Brunswick High School


2012 Inductees

John Haley - '67
Chairmen and CEO of Towers Watson and serves on the Board of Directors of the US-China Business Council, Maximus and Hudson Highland, a fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and has served as trustee of the Actuarial Foundation, received the prestigious Marco Polo Award from China.

Shabett D. Harper, MHA - '87
Government Contract Compliance Officer with Johnson & Johnson, specializing in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry, Treasurer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. graduate chapter, member of the National Association of Black Accountants and Institute of Internal Auditors.

Dee Marshall - '87
International speaker, certified coach and TV lifestyle personality, and President of the Dee Marshall Etc., founder of Girlfriends Pray and Managing Director of She received the NAACP Community Service Award and National Association of Female Executives Women in Corporate Award and Wright Foundation Diamond Award.

Tap Masango - '89
Music Director and host of the afternoon drive at 102 JAMZ radio in Winston-Salem, NC, received SIN Magazine's Music Director of the Year Award in 2006 and nominated for Billboard Magazine's Music Director of the Year Award in 2005. Conducts the annual Toys for Tots with the United States Marines.

Robert N. Pangborn, Ph.D. - '69
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost of the Pennsylvania State University and Professor of Engineering Mechanics, Chief Academic Officer for the University's Academic Colleges, Libraries, Facilities and Operations. He received the University's Provost Award for Collaborative Instruction and Curricular Innovation.

William 'Spaceman' Patterson - '72
Popular musician and consummate musical virtuoso, performer, producer, composer and arranger of all genres of music. Body of work includes music for "The Cosby Show," "A Different World," "Sesame Street," and "One Life to Live." Some of the performers he has worked with include Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Roberta Flack, and Eric Clapton.

Frank M. Pelly - '51
Served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery Commission, New Jersey Assemblyman, Middlesex County Freeholder, Councilman, Deputy Mayor and Board of Education member of North Brunswick. Registered pharmacist and former owner of Brunswick Pharmacy. Received the American Pharmaceutical Association Hubert Humphrey Award.

Nicholas C. A. Puleio, SBA - '64
Served as Business Administrator for the Boards of Education in Spotswood, Neptune, Lawrence and Brick. Appointed State Fiscal Monitor by the New Jersey Commissioner of Education to provide financial oversight to the Camden City School District. Founder of Puleio & Strimple, LLC. Designated as a Mentor by the New Jersey Department of Education.


2011 Inductees

Rex Butler, Esq. - 69
Owner of Rex Lamont Butler & Associates, Inc., P.C. a law practice based in Anchorage, Alaska, serves as attorney representative to the Ninth Circuit Court, Professor at the University of Alaska and former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska.

Jimmie L. Cooke Jr. - '81
Served 16 years on the City Council of New Brunswick, NJ and one term as Council President, Co-founder of the Community League for Active Youth and former member of the Board of Trustees for the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick.

Jill Ford - '93
Corporate Negotiations Executive  and Angel Investor based in the San Francisco area. Lauded for her award-winning leadership in business development and corporate strategy for corporations such as Microsoft, Disney, and Motorola and for her ground breaking work with emerging and international businesses in countries such as Ghana, graduate of Harvard University with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Barbara Kellc - '67
Investment banking professional with experience in securitization and loan syndication, former Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer of Clayton Securities overseeing the Credit & Debt Markets Division with revenues of $276 million.

Emanuel Manioudakis - '73
Pilot in the US Army, Atlantic Refining Company, New York Airways and Pan American World Airways, flew Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and the family of President Lyndon B. Johnson along with many world dignitaries.

Frank Previte - '64
Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician for his 1987 hit "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" for the movie Dirty Dancing, lead singer with the group Franke and the Knockouts, and had a top-ten hit, "Sweetheart."

Anthony B. Vignuolo, Esq. - '63
Member of the law firm Borrus, Goldin, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. based in North Brunswick, NJ, named Professional Lawyer of Year in 2008 by the New Jersey Committee of Professionalism.


2010 Inductees

Connie Araps, Ph.D. - '67
Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning for AssureImmune, based in Boca Raton, FL, holds 16 patents, and lectures widely for universities and professional organizations.

Wanda Edwards, Psy.D - '85
Certified school psychologist, Clinical Supervisor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Co-owner/Operator of Kate's Kids, a social and educational development center for children.

Jeanne Habib - '84
Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs at T-Mobile overseeing the Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island markets and Executive Producer of Dynamic Multicultural CD entitled 'Ofrenda A Borinquen.'

Paul Russell Jr. - '82
Principal Engineer at InterDigital Communications Corporation, holds 8 patents, and instrumental in the development of Iridium, a digital wireless telephone and paging system that covers the Earth.

Dr. Steven H. Schneider - '66
Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Director of Diabetes Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Sharonda Weatherspoon - '91
Senior Director of Store Operations and Communications for Polo Ralph Lauren with responsibility for 140 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, formerly Director of Human Resources.

Dr. Sidney Whitman - '60
Chairman of Hamilton Dental Associates, PA., a pediatric and adult cosmetic dental practice, and Director of Pediatric Dentistry at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

E. Ronald Wright, Esq. - '65
Owner of The Wright Firm, a private law practice based in New Brunswick, NJ, and currently serves as Chief Municipal Judge in New Brunswick and North Brunswick, and Municipal Judge for Bound Brook, NJ.


2009 Inductees

Keith W. Blackman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. & T.M. - '75
Doctor at River Parishes Hospital in La Place, Louisiana and founder of a free volunteer medical clinic for the Red Cross in Nyanga, South Africa.

Raul Carballido - '78
Assistant Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, specializing in counter terrorism, counter intelligence and cyber programs.

Hon. Barnett Hoffman (Ret.) - '58
Former Middlesex County Superior Court Judge, District Judge, County Prosecutor and Rutgers University faculty member.

Roger Locandro, Ph.D. - '54
Agriculture and natural resource Professor Emeritus of Rutgers University Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources.

Dianne (Torres) Roman - '88
Office on Aging Administrator, former Business Administrator and Personnel Officer for the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Crystal Anderson Singleton - '63
Owner and Manager of Anderson Funeral Services in New Brunswick and Trenton, New Jersey.

Paul Ward - '82
Executive Vice President for Primetime Acquisitions & Strategy of Nickelodeon Television and creator of TV Land Awards.

Gloria (Sabb) Zastko - '49
Owner and Operator of Gloria Zastko Realtors, a leading real estate agency in Central New Jersey.


2008 Inductees

Richard H. Brown - '65
Former Chairman and CEO of Electronic Data Systems and former President and CEO of H&R Block.

Peter L. Clemente, D.M.D. - '59
Dentist and orthodontist with more than 30 years in private practice and Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Elizabeth E. Hance - '72
President and CEO of Magyar Bank, headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ.

Shawn M. Harvey - '93
Executive with Accenture and former Commissioner of the Franklin Township Redevelopment Agency.

Benito A. Ortiz - '71
Community Advocate and Vice President of the New Brunswick Board of Education.

Timothy B. Rountree, Esq. - '80
Attorney-In-Charge of the Queens Borough Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Practice in New York.

Michael Watson - '77
Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Girls Scouts of America and Treasurer of the Nonprofit Sector Workforce Coalition.

Jacqueline A. Young, Ph.D. - '69
Superintendent of the Essex Regional Educational Services Commission and educator for more than 30 years.


2007 Inductees

Joan M. Bornheimer - '48
1st female Principal of New Brunswick High School and former Director of English as a Second Language/Bilingual

Malcolm R. Busch, Esq. - '51
A partner in the North Brunswick law firm Busch & Busch, LLP and former New Brunswick City Attorney.

Kathy Barrett Carter - '74
Director of Strategic Communications for Governor Jon S. Corzine and former Star-Ledger editorial writer.

Aldradge B. Cooper Jr. - '55
Former Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Johnson & Johnson and former Mayor of the City of New Brunswick.

Mercedes E. Banks - '90
A counseling psychologist and co-founder of Mental Health Education Careers Consulting Assessments in Washington, DC.

Jane M. Lee, M.D. - '86
A dermatologist, co-founder of the Advanced Dermatologist Center in Metuchen, NJ.

Frank P. Lombardo Jr. - '72
A meteorologist, President of Weather Works, LLC and Adjunct Professor.

Robert C. Rawls - '75
Fire Director for the city of New Brunswick and recipient of the Medal of Valor from the Saint Barnabas Burn Center.