Nutley Hall of Fame Will Induct 9 New Members on Sunday, November 13th at 2 pm at the Nutley Public Library. The ceremonies will open with a champagne welcoming toast at 2 p.m. with live music. Following the formal program starting shortly thereafter, Nutley High School’s Culinary Arts teacher and caterer, Tarik Huggins, will provide a selection of foods for the congratulatory reception designed as an opportunity for guests to meet individually with the newly inducted Hall of Fame members. The event will take place at the Nutley Public Library on Booth Drive.Tickets to the event are $40 each. Tickets are available at the Nutley Public Library or from Sam Carella 973-284-4929. It is recommended to purchase the tickets before the event, as tickets are limited.
The 9 Inductees Include:
• Cathleen Benko, a 1976 Nutley High School graduate who distinguished herself in the global business world, now Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP.
• Larry Brancaccio, a champion motorcycle rider, life-long Nutley resident, and 1975 Nutley High School graduate
• Tina M. Cervasio, a 1992 Nutley High School graduate, an Emmy-nominated New York Knicks reporter on the MSG Network
• Dr. Angela Christiano, a 1983 Nutley High School graduate, an associate professor at Columbia University whose major focus of research is in the study of inherited skin and hair disorders in humans
• Lloyd Goodrich, born in Nutley, served as Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a leading author and advocate of American art
• Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, the son of Polish and Russian immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island, a 1941 graduate of Nutley High School, founder of the nation’s first payroll system, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and elected to the United States Senate in 1982
• Earl Reeder, resident of Nutley from 1959-2003, an organic chemist at Hoffmann-La Roche for 33 years and the co-inventor of the tranquilizer Valium
• Linda Stamato, a 1958 graduate of Nutley High School, the co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
• Al C. Welenofsky, a resident of Nutley since 1940, a 1955 graduate of Nutley High School, an adventurer, mountaineer and canoeist, who has canoed over 11,027 miles, and has reached the highest point in 49 of the 50 states, 11 countries and two continents.
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