December 9, 2014 - Livingston, NJ – With the recent past memory of a successful Homecoming Hall of Fame 2014 event, the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) is beginning plans for 2015. The first step is taking nominations from the school and broader community. Nomination forms may be obtained on the LEF Website www.livingston.org/lef, by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling, 973-535-8000, x8898. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2015.
The Livingston High School Hall of Fame honors outstanding alumni who have contributed substantially to their profession or in service to the community at large. Nominations for recognition may be made by individuals or groups. Selection will take into account the nominee’s willingness to participate in Homecoming Weekend events which will take place in October of 2015 and their understanding that the Hall of Fame is part of a fund-raising effort to support the educational initiatives of the Livingston Public Schools. They may not have been previously inducted in the LHS Hall of Fame. Nominations do not guarantee selection. Nominees not selected for this year will be kept for future consideration. (All past honorees are listed at the end of this article.) The committee has coordinated with reunion classes in the past for nomination selection and reunion activities that are planned in conjunction with the Homecoming Weekend. Committee members can be contacted by email, email@example.com or by phone, 973-535-8000, x8898 for discussion.
Amy Saffer, Co-Chair of the LHS Hall of Fame Selection Committee noted that, “In order to recognize the diversity of talent and skill of our alumni and of our current student body, four categories of selection will be represented.” The categories are as follows: Science and Math, including the Health Professions – Involvement in health occupations or health related issues; Science – Architects, engineers, environmentalists, researchers; Innovation in Science or Math - Envisioned, developed and implemented a new idea with potential for benefiting the community and society in general. The Social Sciences, including: Civic Leadership – Service on the local, state or federal level that has advanced the quality of life for the residents of Livingston; Communications - Involvement in public relations, media, marketing, advertising or related fields; Education – Involvement, service, advocacy, or policy making in education at the early childhood through grade 12 level, (can be combined with any other category, otherwise specifically to Social Sciences); Education (Higher Education) – Involvement, service, advocacy, or policy making at the college/university level, (can be combined with any other category, otherwise specifically to Social Sciences); Innovation General - Envisioned, developed and implemented a new idea with potential for benefiting the community and society in general; Law - Involvement in the legal field; Public Service - An official who has served or is serving by election, appointment or employment in a governmental position; Volunteerism - Involvement, in an unpaid capacity, in a notable effort that has had a major impact on the community. The Creative Arts, including: involvement in visual, performing, media, or literary arts. Business and Technology, including: Business & Finance – Involvement in banking, business ownership, investments, or finance; Technology – Database, Information Management, Internet, Hardware/Software development, Systems Analysts.
Heidi Cislo, Co-chair of the Hall of Fame Committee with Amy Saffer, said, “The Hall of Fame Committee supports the mission of LEF, which is an apolitical, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Hall of Fame activities and proceeds from homecoming events are generated to enhance education excellence in the Livingston Public Schools and toward creating a stronger community.”
Cislo continued, “Anyone interested in submitting the name of a candidate should send a completed nomination form obtained at www.livingston.org/lef , firstname.lastname@example.org, or 973-535-8000, x8898 to LEF Honoree Selection Committee, LHS Hall of Fame, 11 Foxcroft Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039 no later than January 15, 2015.”
Past Honorees by induction year include: 1992 - Jay Greenspan, Class of 1977 (aka Jason Alexander), Ellen Gould Zweibel, Class of 1970; 1993 - Bruce Beck, Class of 1974, Amy Saffer, Class of 1968, Scott Schillin, Class of 1964, Joyce Glassman Schlesinger, Class of 1967; 1994 - Frank J. Biondi, Jr., Class of 1962, Ellen Kreitzberg, Class of 1971, Robert E. Rose, Class of 1957; 2010 - Harlan Coben, Class of 1980, Jennifer Goodman Linn, Class of 1989, Glenn K. Rieth, Class of 1976; 2011- Robert E. Grady, Class of 1975, Chuck Jaffe, Class of 1980, Alan Krueger, Class of 1979, Alfred Savia, Class of 1971, Joanne Silberner, Class of 1973; 2012 - Brandon Bodow, Class of 2002, Jeffrey Dollinger, Class of 1972, Greer Gelman, Class of 1990, Stephen Oremus, Class of 1989; 2013 - Hannah August, Class of 2001, Chris Christie, Class of 1980, Nikki M. James, Class of 1999, Ronnie Konner, Class of 1966; 2014 – Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Class of 1981, Charles Bendit, Class of 1971, Larry Fieber, Class of 1968, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Class of 1986.