Lautenberg among Nutley Hall of Fame inductees
The Fifth Biannual Nutley Hall of Fame will induct nine members on Sunday, Nov. 13.
They include Nutley High School graduate and U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, and Dr. Angela Christiano, an associate professor of molecular dermatology at Columbia University who identified a gene for baldness.
The nine inductees:
• Cathleen Benko, a 1976 NHS graduate who distinguished herself in the global business world, and is currently a Deloitte LLP vice president and chief talent officer
• Larry Brancaccio, a champion motorcycle rider, life-long resident and 1975 NHS graduate
• Tina M. Cervasio, a 1992 NHS graduate and Emmy-nominated New York Knicks reporter on the MSG Network
• Christiano, a 1983 NHS graduate and associate professor at Columbia University who studies inherited skin and hair disorders
• Nutley native Lloyd Goodrich, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and an author and advocate of American art
• Lautenberg, the son of Polish and Russian immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island. A 1941 NHS graduate, he was a founder of the nation's first payroll system, Automatic Data Process, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1982
• Earl Reeder, a Nutley resident from 1959 to 2003, an organic chemist at Hoffmann-La Roche for 33 years and the co-inventor of the tranquilizer Valium
• Linda Stamato, a 1958 NHS graduate and co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Rutger's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
• Al C. Welenofsky, a Nutley resident since 1940 and 1955 NHS graduate; an adventurer, mountaineer and canoeist, who has canoed more than 11,027 miles, and has reached the highest point in 49 states, 11 countries and two continents
The induction ceremonies will open with a toast at 2 p.m. Following the formal program, NHS' culinary arts teacher and caterer Tarik Huggins will provide food for the reception. The event will take place at the Nutley Public Library on Booth Drive.
Tickets are $40 each, available at the library or from Sam Carella 973-284-4929.