The Hamden High School Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is an event that provides an opportunity for the Hamden Education Foundation to recognize Distinguished Alumni from Hamden High School. The Distinguished Alumni Dinner is held in the spring. Please contact Wendy Ocone to submit nominations for this award.

2019 Alumni Award Recipients

The nine recipients of HEF's 2019 alumni awards pose together at the ceremony

Wayne Clark, Ph.D., 1964
Anthony Marone, 1981
Steven Lehman, 1982
Richard L. Riccardi, Sc.D., 1984
Tonya Chapman, 1987
Jonathan Evans, 1999
Frank E. Brady, 2004
Charles Nathanson, Ph.D., 2005

Z. Aaron Barkon – Educator Award
Lee Campo – Community Service Award

 

2018 Alumni Award Recipients

The 2018 HEF alumni award recipients stand together at the award ceremonyRichard Pirozzolo, 1962
Rick Leddy, 1966
Jay Cohen, 1983
Dr. Laurie Katz, 1993
Molly Arabolos, 1996
Jayna Turner Cobbs, 1997
Meghan Dunne, 2001
Caitlin Nuclo, 2004
Rebecca Nathanson, 2005

Diane Marianaro – Educator Award
Carl Amento – Distinguished Service Award
Donald Camerato – Community Service Award

2017 Alumni Award Recipients

Glenn Carlson, PhD., 1963
Herbert A. Miller, Jr., 1964
Lynn Gabbard, 1968
Laura Francis, 1978
Dave Parise, 1978
Dominic Rapini, 1979
Jacquie Slater, 1995
Blessing Offor, 2007

Bryan Anderson– Educator Award

2016 Alumni Award Recipients

John “Jack” Drumm, 1973
Theodore Stevens, 1973
W. Martyn Philpot, Jr. J.D, 1974
Dr. David Astrachan, 1976
David A. Leff, 1981
Barbara Perotti, 1981
Lori Verderame, PhD, 1983
Evans Simmons, 1986
David Mitlin, PhD., 1991
Shelley L. Giordano, DHSc, 1994
Laura Hutchinson, 2003

2015 Alumni Award Recipients

Robert LaToracca, 1969
Ray DeMattis, 1963
Martin Anderson, 1988
Tami Reilly, 1986
John Turner, 2003
Erin Bailey, 1994
Stephen Resch, Ph.D., 1992
Penny Hitchcock, D.V.M., 1964
Cindy Simell-Devoe, 1978 — Community Service Award

2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Michael Grove, 1989
Jonathan Gray, Ph.D., 1989
Susan Dodes, 1979
Michael D’Agostino, J.D., 1989
Eugene Kogan, Ph.D., 1999
Joseph Packtor, J.D., 1981
Frederick Afragola, 1960
Lew Panzo, 1964

Leonora Henderson – Educator Award

2013 Alumni Award Recipients

Michael Markman, 1965
Toni Wilson, 1987
Peter Schulam, M.D., Ph.D., 1980
Kyra Turner Zogbekor, Ph.D., MSW, 1995
Joseph D. Rubertone, 1962
Frederick Kagan, Ph.D., 1987
Howard Hornreich, 1989

2012 Alumni Award Recipients

Carl Porto, J.D. 1960
Raymond Gambardella, DMD, 1961
Woodrow Clark, Ph.D., 1963
Jack O’Donnell, J.D., 1972
Joseph Camilleri, M.D., 1977
Louise Rozett, 1988
Leslie Paier Aceto, J.D., 1990

2011 Alumni Award Recipients

Charles Guelakis, DDS. 1961
Paul Massey, 1963
Karen Peterson Gallo, DMD, 1973
Steven Ciardiello, Esq., 1976
Steven DelGrego, 1986
Mitchell DePino, 1990
Julie Ann Murtagh, 1991
Sachin Parikh, 1991
Distinguished Service Awards
Joan DiVincenzo, 2004
Margaret Nowacki, 2005
Micaela Degnan, 2006
Joan Neckameyer, 2007
Alida D. Begina, Ed.D., 2010
Calcagni Associates, 2010
Ronald Byrd, Ph.D., 2011
Nicholas Collicelli, 2012
Michael Iezzi, 2013
Sean Lucan, M.D., 1992

2010 Alumni Award Recipients

William LaVelle, 1958
John Milone, 1969
Craig Henrici, 1971
Michael Beebe, J.D., 1977
Carl Secola, Jr., J.D., 1978
Kathy Cavanaugh, 1978
D. Michael Edge, 1987
Richard Riccitelli, 1983
Daniel Altman, Ph.D., 1992
Scott Trauner, 1993

2009 Alumni Award Recipients

James O’Brien, 1956
Stuart Johnson, Ph.D., 1962
John Amodeo, M.D., 1968
Robert Westervelt, 1969
Paula Milone-Nuzzo, Ph.D., 1971
Edward Burt, Jr. PC, 1973
Christine DellaCamera Wilson, 1976
Jayne O’Donnell, 1977
Hamlet Hernandez, 1980

2008 Alumni Award Recipients

Fred Sette, J.D., 1953
Rose Mentone, 1965
Edward Walsh, J.D., 1969
Richard Avery, 1971
Charles Goddard, 1974
Gabe Lupo, 1975
Anthony Bonadies, J.D., 1980
Natasha Chang, J.D., 1983
Glenn Ellison, Ph.D., 1983

2007 Alumni Award Recipients

Betty Opperman-Redway, 1944
Barbara DeNicola, 1950
Laura Rodriguez, 1973
William Etter, 1975
Eric Knight, 1978
Katherine Beals, 1983
Scot X. Esdaile, 1983
Marni Smith Katz, 1986
Edward Duel, 1966

2006 Alumni Award Recipients

Duane Wetmore, 1945
Joseph K. Dowley, J.D., 1964
Kenneth Henrici, 1964
Anne DeMatteo, 1974
Lynn Washington, 1979
Richard Ciardiello, 1983
Judith Chevalier, Ph.D., 1985
David Bouvier, 1986
Erik Kuselias, J.D., 1987
Benjamin Sklaver, 1995

2005 Alumni Award Recipients

Nancy Lipovetz, 1936
Evelyn Skelly, 1940
John Carusone, 1953
John C. Severino, 1954
Anthony Carbone, 1958
Benedict Cozzi, 1963
Carleton Voos, 1964
Dennis Daniels, 1966
Peter Ciardiello, 1977
Maria Bimonte-Yerganian, 1980
Dr. Richard Salzano, Jr. 1980

2004 Alumni Award Recipients

Jane R. Nolan, 1936
John Ambrogio, 1952
F. Wayne Stone, 1959
Patrick Healy, Ph.D., 1961
Richard Balisciano, 1965
Barbara Ann Shailor, Ph.D., 1965
Gail Grate, 1977
John A. Bonadies, M.D., 1978
Kelly Stone, 1982
Erika N. Foster, 1993

2003 Alumni Award Recipients

Mary Fragola Livingston
in memoriam, 1937
Raymond Peach, 1955
Mary M. Marrandino, 1961
Linda Greenhouse, 1964
Jack Kennelly,1965
Marji Lipshez-Shapiro, 1973
Donald Weinbach, 1976
Laura DeGennaro Raftery, 1981
Scott Jackson, 1989
Jeffrey H. Tignor, J.D., 1992

2002 Alumni Award Recipients

Louis F. Tagliatela, 1939
Helen Proto, 1944
Lawrence J. DeNardis, Ph.D., 1956
Patricia Epps Taylor, J.D., 1959
Vincent Iezzi, 1965
Artemis Theodos Simerson, 1978
Richard Diana, M.D., 1978
Scott D. Burrell, 1989
Kori E. Wilson, 1991