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2016    Robert Casale  Class of 1961
Successful international entrepreneur but forever dedicated to Hicksville . Class president, varsity captain, alumni leader, always serving his colleagues and community.

2015    Timothy J. Myers  Class of 1980
Renowned Aerospace Engineer and Energy System CEO. Lifelong Coach, Contributor, and Proud Citizen of Hicksville  

2014    Steven Skrynecki  Class of 1970    Chief Department, Nassau County Police . Highest ranking uniform member of NCPD. Medal of distinguished service. Charter member of NCPD Pipes and Drums

2013    Captain Nancy Hogan  Class of 1991   United States Army, retired. Veterans’ advocate. Lawyer. USMA West Point- Class of 1995

2010    Tracy Delio   Class of 1989   Children’s book author. Teacher of speech and hearing handicapped.

2009    Robert M. Lucania  Class of 1973   Highly decorated commander. 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics squadron. Chief consultant to AF/SG for Physical and Occupational Therapy.

2008    Dorthory R. Brown  Class of 1934   Teacher, author, historian, and community volunteer

2007    Valerie Zalewski Pakaluk  Class of 1951   Dedicated community volunteer

2006    Dr. Laurence Harmon Blauvet  Class of 1971               Dedicated humanitarian and veterinarian. 

2005    Denward W. Colllins, Jr.   Class of 1953   Army reservist, humanitarian, and veterinarian

2004    CPL. Kevin T. Kolm, USMC  Class of 1998   Killed in action- Fullajuh , Iraq

2003    Gerard Dombrowsky  Class of 1964   Dedicated leader, volunteer, and humanitarian

2002    Leonard Frank  1884-1980  Builder and co-founder of Mid- Island Plaza in Hicksville

2001    Henry C. Brengel, Sr.  1887-1984  Community and business leader and former Board of Education Member.

2000    1st Lt. Daniel L. Hogan Jr.  Class of 1980   Distinguished graduate of West Point and Naval post graduate school. Conducted research for Department of Defense

1999    David J. Dircks  Class of 1980   Award winning artist, exhibiting work in Manhattan

1998    Nancy Harman Stevens  Class of 1977   U.S. Army captain and first woman form Hicksville to graduate from West Point .

1997    Dr. Leslie Becker Hecht  Class of 1976   Teaching assistantship on Microbiology and research on insulin, University of California .

1996    James R. Lupski, M.D. / Ph.D.  Class of 1975   Research assistant professor to Baylor College of Medicine. Lectured and published worldwide on Molecular Biology and Genetics.

1995    Edward Saueracker  Class of 1974   Director of Philosophy. Assistant Dean- SUNY Empire State College.

1994    Dr. John R. Levision  Class of 1974   Assistant professor and journalist of New Testaments-St. Paul’s School of Theology, Mo.

1993    William J. Mazzei, M.D.  Class of 1973   Director of Anesthesiology- USCD Medical Center, San Diego.

1992    Nancy Callari  Class of 1973   Dedicated leader in the Hicksville community. Hicksville Board of Education. Hicksville Council of PTA’s. Hicksville Community Council 

1991    Dr. Mark J. Shikowitz  Class of 1971   Otolaryngologist- L.I. Jewish Center. Assistant professor- Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

1990    Dr. Kenneth I. Kaitlin  Class of 1971   Director- Tufts center for the study of Drug Development. Assistant professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics- Tufts University School of Medicine.

1989    Roslyn D. Goldmacher  Class of 1971   Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacology/Toxicology at Medical College of Georgia. Received awards and grants from teaching/research 

1988    Judith Clurman  Class of 1971   Graduate of the Julliard School.  Singer, conductor, and music editor.

1987    Deborah Arnie Arnesen  Class of 1971   ’92 Democratic Candidate for governor. Four-term state legislator. National recognition as legislative leader.

1986    Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D.  Class of 1970   Outstanding orthopedic surgeon. Noted professor, author, scientist, and journal editor.

1985    Dr. David Satran  Class of 1970   Lecturer in comparative religions- Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1984    Curt Brill  Class of 1970   Award winning sculptor whose works have appeared at numerous invitational, group, and individual shows.

1983    Paul. A. Mastriacovo  Class of 1969   Distinguished attorney. Received National Legal Aid and Defender Association Award for outstanding achievement

1982    Barry James  Class of 1969   Geologist and member of Expedition which made a discovery of a prehistoric mammoth skeleton.

1981    Michael P. Lannon  Class of 1968   Outstanding citizen, dedicated to serving others.

1980    Billy Joel  Class of 1968   Internationally known singer, composer, and recording artist.

1979    Madeline A. Milder  Class of 1967   Captain of U.S. Army Medical corps, specialist in emergency medicine.

 1978    Dr. Michael Masiello  Class of 1967   West Point graduate and cardiologist. Honored for volunteer work with students.

1977    Robert H. Kagann, Ph.D.  Class of 1966   Researcher in chemical physics listed in “Who’s Who in Science and Technology”.

1976    James M. Ehmann  Class of 1966   Newspaper columnist, distinguished science journalist. 

1975    John Walker  Class of 1965   Inducted posthumously. Dedicated community leader. Founder of Hicksville Athletic Booster Club. 

1974    Howard Berkowitz, M.D.  Class of 1965   Orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of North Shore Orthopedic Associates.

1973    John Barcellona  Class of 1965   Internationally acclaimed flutist and a member of the Moyse Duo and Westwood Wind Quintet.

1972    Diane Dantuono  Class of 1964   Overcoming physical limitations, she has received certification as a special education and ESL teacher.

1971    John M. Montalto  Class of 1963   Adjunct professor- C.W. Post. Chief of Police- Sands Point Police Department.

1970    Dianne Zettler  Class of 1963   Earned advanced degrees and became a nurse despite hearing loss. 

1969    Robert M. Smith  Class of 1963   Researcher in infant behavior and development- Georgetown University School of Medicine.

1968    James G. Szymanski  Class of 1962  Decorated Army captain in Judge Advocate General’s corps. Distinguished military civilian legal career. 

 1967    Donald Dorsey  Class of 1962   Air Force veteran of Europe and Southeast Asia who completed education despite physical disability.

1966    Joseph Schlosser  Class of 1961   Community businessman, exemplary public service.

1965    Steven Kagann, Ph.D.  Class of 1960   Economist and author of several research papers.

1964    Dr. Leo V. Kanawada, Jr.  Class of 1959   Author, teacher historian, veteran. Cited in “Who’s Who of American Scholars”. Outstanding church community leader. 

1963    Christopher Elia, M.D.  Class of 1959   Chief of cardiac surgery at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, California. 

1962    Captain Philip S. Anselmo, USN  Class of 1958   Commanding officer of aircraft carrier U.S.S. Constellation. Distinguished service in Vietnam conflict.        

1961    Lewis Yevoli  Class of 1957   Outstanding state and civic leader. TOB supervisor. Long-term assemblyman and town councilman. Sierra Club Environmentalist of the year.

1960    Bonnie Portras Tucker  Class of 1957   Attorney and author. 

1959    James McGurik  Class of 1955   Engineer and group leader of Grumman for the Lunar Landing Module project.

1958    Richard G. Hogan  Class of 1955   Educator who became principal of Hicksville High School in 1984.

1957    Stan Keller  Class of 1950   Basketball coach and nationally known author and TV sports commentator.

1956    Lt. Col. Richard G. Eisemann  Class of 1945   Air Force Chaplain commissioned in 1961 serving in U.S. and overseas posts.

1955    Dr. Howard N. Christ  Class of 1945   Chief of urology at Southside and Good Samaritan hospitals.

1954    Grace Fippinger  Class of 1944   Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer- NY Telephone. First woman officer in the Bell System.

1953    Raymond L. Rusch  Class of 1943   Educator for 32 years and high school principal (1967-1981).

 1952    Howard Finnegan  Class of 1943   Founding member of Hicksville Alumni Association. Local sports writer, editor of Hicksville Illustrated news.

1951    Irwin Goldman  Class of 1943   Civic and business leader and a proprietor of Goldman Brothers in Hicksville.

 1950    Sister Catherine “Kitty” Heilig  Class of 1940   Maryknoll sister teaching in under-developed countries primarily at the Rural Pastoral Institute in South America.

 1949    Henry C. Brengel Jr.  Class of 1940   Community and business leader who extended family business to international status.

1949    Barbara Allen Davis, E.D.D.  Class of 1939   Nurse and health care with specialty in geriatric care.

1947    Virginia Mayer Schweizer  Class of 1939   Record- breaking world champion glider pilot and first woman to soar cross country.

1946    Julius Schwatrz  Class of 1928   Civic leader and Nassau Country District Court Judge.