Alumni #1

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. CHOP annual Parkway 5k Run and strong supporter of childhoos cancer research.  Volunteers at Cradles to Crayons and Mitzvah Circle.

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. 
Alumni #1 was a Scholar/Athlete at Interboro who was a member of the National Honor Society, Class Congress, Spanish Club and worked at the Senior Refreshment Stand.  She also played Softball, Lacrosse and was named an All Del Val Field Hockey athlete.  All of this served her well as she earned a B.S. in Microbology from Penn State University and joined Merck shortly after graduation in 1988.  Alumni #1 has been at Merck, a Fortune 500 and top pharmaceutical company, for almost 30 years, all of which has been in the vaccine mmanufacturing and research field.  Alumni #1's first position was as a technician in viral vaccine manufacturing and her career includes positions of responsibility within Quality Control, Laboratory Operations and Vaccine Manufacturing.  Alumni #1 joined the Global Regulatory CMC group for vaccines in 2007 and has experience and expertise in a multitude of vaccine types.  She has been responsible for many successful agency meetings and regulatory approvals across the globe including U.S., Europe, Canada, Brazil, Japan and China.  Alumni #1 frequently travels to Washington, DC to attend meetings with the FDA.  It is also her responsibility to meet with the FDA equivalents at Merck's various global partners to ensure their requirements and changes are met by the scientists at Merck.  Currently, Alumni #1 is an Executive Director within Global Regulatory and Clinical Safety, Vaccines CMC, with global responsibility for innovative, strategic initiatives to bring life-saving vaccines to under-served regions of the world.

Final thoughts: Alumni #1's determination, hard work, and great rapport with her co-workers has helped her to be so successful.Final thoughts:  Alumni #1's determination, hard work, and great rapport with her co-workers has helped her to be so successful.

Alumni #2

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. Salesman  Boys football coach - Glenolden Indians  Girls basketball coach - Glenolden Indians  Girls softball coach - West Chester Wildfire

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. Alumni #2, a 1983 graduate of Interboro High School and player for the high school football team, went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from West Chester University in 1990.  He has been working in the roofing industry for more than 20 years serving contractors throughout Delaware County.  Best known as “The Voice of Interboro”, he has volunteered his time as the public-address announcer for Interboro Bucs Football for the past 28 seasons.  He has also enjoyed coaching Glenolden Indians football and girl’s softball and basketball.  Even after moving to Westtown Township, Chester County, Alumni #2’s hometown spirit and team pride for Glenolden, Interboro Football, and the Interboro community can only be matched by very few.  You can find him most every Friday night during football season at the Interboro Football game, home or away.

Alumni #3

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. 39 years as a fireman, volunteer to paid. 32 years in the Philadelphia Fire Dept. He is now a Captain, but soon will be promoted to Battalion chief. 39 years in the United States Air Force. His rank now is Lt.Col. His list if campaigns and honors are too many too list here, plus I don't know them all. He has graduated nursing school from Weidner University in 1996. Married twice and helped raise 5 children.

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame.

I am proud to nominate a old dear friend of mine, Alumni #3. We both graduated in 1979 from Interboro High school. We both joined as home town volunteer firemen in 1977. After graduation Alumni #3 enlisted into the U.S. Air Force. He has served now for 39 years and is today a Lt.Col. He is retiring from service this June 2018. His list of military campaigns is long, a few that I know of are operation Iraqi freedom, operation enduring freedom and operation new Dawn. And his awards, honors are many.  He has worked to help the wounded as a nurse from battle, he has brought them home and transported the fallen, home to their loved ones.  Alumni #3 as trained young boys and woman to serve their country. He has been a leader to many.  As a Philadelphia fireman since 1986 Alumni #3 is now a Captain, and soon will be promoted to Battalion chief. He has trained men and woman fire protection and helped them serve and protect the city of Philadelphia for 32 years.  He also went to nursing school to better himself for his service as fireman and as a military officer.  Alumni #3 has been married twice, to two beautiful woman. He has helped raise and support 5 children.  Alumni #3 and I have been friends for over 40 years. We have played together, got in trouble together. Laughed and cried together. I'm really not that amazed that Alumni #3 has done what he's done. He comes from a military family and his compassion for life and service and dedication, and love of country is beyond what makes him, at least to me, more then just human.  Alumni #3 doesn't talk much about himself and brushes off compliments. Hates when I tell him how proud I am of him. Tells me to shut up. But I tell him anyway. He's humble. And I'm proud to have graduated from the same class Alumni #3 did, 1979.

Alumni #4

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. past asst chief and current life member Tinicum Township Fire Company.  Vice President Southco co.

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. served the township of Tinicum as a volunteer firefighter. Rose from being a truck driver at Southco to being Vice President in charge of world wide operations. Has been with Southco since 1978

 

Final thoughts:  Alumni #4 would be an excellent candidate, he exemplifies the excellence of Interboro.

Alumni #5

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. Can't believe, that Alumni #5 hasn't been nominated long ago !!?  I call him "The Most Interesting Man in the World" ! His Business Alumni #5 builds top quality Hospitals, Schools, High Rises, etc. and has been involved in such Projects as The MUSEUM of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION. He is an accomplished Equestrian, Musician and Fine Art Collector.  He is in Attendance at all Events at the KIMMEL CENTER as well as Programs in WASHINGTON and out on the West Coast.  He rubs Elbows with Artists, Musicians and Politicians and is often found at The UNION LEAGUE of PHILADELPHIA.  He travels the World and can be found researching his Ancestors in NORWAY and NEW ENGLAND; building a House for his Daughter in ALASKA; touring Revolutionary and Civil War Sites; and personally interacting with his large Group of Workers on the Building Projects.  Despite all of this, Alumni #5 remains a "Down to Earth", humble and friendly Man and hasn't forgotten his INTERBORO Roots. During his High School Years, he was a Star Track Athlete and with his Buddies PAT SMART, MIKE FULGINITI and KELLY O'BRIEN set Records that have never been broken.  He knows how to be a FRIEND and was with MICHAEL FULGINITI until he breathed his Last (ALS)...  If these FACTS don't qualify Alumni #5 for The INTERBORO HALL of FAME, then Nothing would....

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame.

See above

Alumni #6

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. I am proud to nominate Alumni #6 for the Interboro Hall of Fame.  I met Alumni #6 over forty years ago when he was a member of my HI-Q team at Interboro High School.  Besides being involved in many student activities, he presided over his graduating class of 1975.  Although Alumni #6 served as a paralegal specializing in complex product liability litigation for sixteen years, he came to realize that his true passion was working with young adults.  For this reason, he earned a Master’s Degree in Education in 2000.  He began his teaching career in the William Penn School District before settling in at Springfield High School, where he has taught Language Arts, Creative Writing and Theater Arts.  In addition, he directed ten musical productions at Springfield between 2004 and 2014.  His enthusiasm for the theater arts has influenced several of his former students to pursue professional theater careers in New York and London. 


Since 1976, Alumni #6 has also been active in local and professional theater groups and has participated in over seventy plays and musicals in a variety of positions, such as stage director, music director, actor, speech coach and accompanist.  He served as a faculty member for the Young People’s Theater Workshop from 1992 to 2014 and the Lansdowne Center for the Performing Arts in 1995.  Alumni #6 also currently directs, conducts, and accompanies the Kelly Street Chorus of Philadelphia, in which he has been active for the past six years.  Along the way, he has sung in choirs and choruses in such well-known venues as the Washington Memorial Chapel, the Philadelphia Festival, and Old Swedes Church (Gloria Dei).


In spite of Alumni #6’s personal activities in theater arts, I believe his greatest accomplishment is the influence he has had on children and young adults at the Young People’s Theater Workshop for over twenty years.  (YPTW is the children’s theater group at The Players Club of Swarthmore.)  Each year approximately one hundred young people and staff participate in the YPTW, where Alumni #6 has been a creative force as a director, teacher and mentor.  He also serves as a camp counselor at the YPTW Overnight Camp.  There he helps students learn all of their musical material by spending hours playing the piano for them in the evenings.  Some of his students at the YPTW have pursued careers in theater arts as composers and lyricists for a number of off-Broadway shows.  One was even nominated for a Tony Award.


As Claudia Carlsson, a long-time board member of the Young People’s Theater Workshop, said of Alumni #6, “He is endlessly generous and patient with the young people.  His passion about all things creative is contagious.  Alumni #6 has expertise in a wide variety of theatrical material.  He can teach classes in Broadway musicals [as well as] in Shakespeare.  The students at YPTW have benefitted from his vast knowledge over the years.  They [his students] call him ‘Uncle Alumni #6y’ and [he] is greatly loved.”
 

Because of Alumni #6’s own theatrical experiences and his positive influence on numerous young people, I think that he is a worthy candidate for induction into the Interboro Hall of Fame as an Interboro High School graduate (Class of 1975).

Alumni #7

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. Norwood Athlectic Association 15 years as Coach & served on the board of directors for many years.  Works with the Republican Comittee in Norwood.  

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. Alumni #7 has spent endeless hours at the lower park on the Athletic fields preparing for softball games for the children of Norwood.  If not preparing the fields, Alumni #7 was at the field Coaching Girls Softball, or endless hours in the snack bar.  As one sport would end, Alumni #7 was ready to coach the next sport to come along.  Alumni #7 is a 30 year employee of Boeing In Ridley Park Pa. as an Industrial Engineer.  Final thoughts:  My children & I often joke and call Alumni #7 the unofficial mayor of Norwood.  Alumni #7 knows everyone within the Interboro Community.  

Alumni #8

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. Health and Physical Education Teacher/Coordinator-Penncrest HIgh School 1986-present  Norwood Athletic Club Volunteer 1998-2010  Assignor for Baksetball Leagues where she trains interested Interboro students to be officials.  Interboro Sports Booster- 2007-2016

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. Alumni #8 bleeds black and gold.  She is a lifelong Interboro resident, currently residing in Norwood and starting in Prospect Park.  She has dedicated her life to "kids". She is currently in her 32nd year teaching at Penncrest High School where she teaches valuable life lessons in her classroom and gym.  For 11 years she was a volunteer to Norwood Athletic Club.  She brought recognition to the club by starting baseball and basketball tournaments for young athletes throughout the county.  She also was instrumental in helping the club obtain their first grant to install sod on two baseball fields.  From 2007 to 2016 she was a dedicated Interboro Bucs booster for her sons sports teams (Football, Basketball and Baseball).  She continues to give back to Interboro by training current and former Interboro students to become basketball officials.  She also donates her services as a basketball official to Interboro Baseball's annual basketball fundraising tourney.  Alumni #8 has made a positive impact on thousands of teenagers in her professional and volunteer career.Final thoughts:  I don't want her to know it was me that made this nomination.  Everything can be checked out with the Norwood AC , Penncrest Hs, Interboro HS and the basketball leagues.  THANK YOU

Alumni #9

 

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. 30 years as a volunteer for Girl Scouts, 26 years as a volunteer for Cub Scouts, Election board for 12 years, Creek clean-up for 25 years for scouts and families, 4 years on the Vestry of St.Stephen's Episcopal Church

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. Alumni #9 has been a volunteer for Girl Scouts for over 30 years. In addition to leading two Girl Scouts troops from kindergarten to seniors with numerous girls receiving their Gold Award including both of her daughters, Alumni #9 has managed Interboro Service Unit for most of that time. Many hours have been spent in recruiting new leaders and girls to Girl Scouting and providing continued guidance through the Service Unit.  This includes at least monthly Service Unit Meetings, organizing an annual Glenolden Pool sleepover, Halloween Dance, and end of year bridging ceremony among many other events and activities.  Bringing flags and banners, Alumni #9 can be found every Memorial Day at Glenolden American Legion Post #566 and every 4th of July at the Wells Fargo parking lot organizing Girl and Cub/Boy Scouts and walking with them in the parades.  Alumni #9 ran the cookie program for 15 of those years, initially having hundreds of cases of cookies delivered each year to her garage and keeping track of each troop’s cookies and paperwork. Awards to Alumni #9 from Girl Scouts of Eastern PA include the Outstanding Volunteer Pin, Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, 30 year Pin and Thanks I and 2 Pins.  Alumni #9 has been running the Glenolden Cub Scout Pack #44 for 26 years since her son who earned his Eagle Scout started in Cub Scouts.  Alumni #9 also manages the popcorn fundraiser every fall and organizes the Blue and Gold Banquet each spring. She recruits boys and leaders to Cub Scouts and assists the Boy Scouts.  Alumni #9 has organized the Glenolden Creek Clean-up at the bottom of South Avenue around Earth Day for at least the last 25 years. Boy and Girl Scout families and other community members have removed hundreds and pounds of trash from the creek.  Alumni #9 has been on the Election Board for 12 years and spends every election day from open to closing at the polls checking in voters.  For four years Alumni #9 has been on the Vestry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Norwood which runs the church and she organizes the readers at the Sunday services. Alumni #9 was active with the Glenolden Home and School Association as a member and officer and was in charge of the Glenolden School Yearbook for many years.  Alumni #9 was a volunteer judge for the Glenolden Swim Club Dive team for a number of years.  Alumni #9 was nominated in the past for this honor and was a runner-up, and I was told to be sure and nominate her again.  High profile career successes can motivate students, but it’s the daily acts of dedicated volunteers like Alumni #9 that really make a difference in our communities.  

 

Final thoughts:  I was unable to determine what awards Alumni #9 got for Cub Scouts in time for this but I am sure she received some from there, too.  

Alumni #10 and Alumni #11 (Husband and Wife Team considered one nomination)

Alumni #10 - Significant accomplishments of the nominee. This Nominee has dedicated himself (along with his e wife - who is also being nominated below) to the advancement of the Interboro footprint by volunteering for many years in a multitude organizations making both interboro and our local communites better!

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame.

This resident Alumni #10 of Prospect Park has continuously volunteered to improve our local communities including the following:    Leedom Little League  • Asst, Baseball Coach (3 years: 1996-1998)    Prospect Park Youth Club  • President (4 years: 2001-2004)  • Ways & Means Chairperson (6 years:  1999-2004)  o Required getting sponsorships for all teams of all sports  • Basketball Director (5 years:  2001-2005)  • Baseball Coach (10+ years: 1998-2005; 2009-2011)  o sometimes coaching multiple teams per season and coaching children other than his own  • Basketball Coach (5 years: 2000-2005)  o sometimes coaching multiple teams per season and coaching children other than his own    Prospect Park 4th of July Association  • President (4 years: 2004-2007)  • Program Sponsorship Co-Chairperson (7 years: 2001-2007)  o Required getting sponsorships for the yearly program book    Kiwanis Club of Chester Pike  • Program Sponsorship Co-Chairperson (8 years: 2003-2010)  o Required getting sponsorships for the yearly basketball tournament program book    Interboro High School Basketball Boosters  • Co-Chairperson (2 years: 2009-2010)  o Organized and purchased supplies for Snack Bar in addition to organize fund raisers to purchase team awards and clothing  o Organized year end banquets     Rosemont College - Soccer Booster  • Member (4 years: 2010-2013)    Prospect Park Park Library   • Friend of the Library (5 years: 2010-2014)    Prospect Park Townwatch Toy Drive   • Volunteer (2015 to present)    From 1997 to present helped raise over $175,000 for community organizations.  This money included:  • PA Grant for Interboro High School Basketball Boosters - received $10,000 - purchased equipment for the High School which included a Scorer's Table, Padded Chairs & Rack for the gym, plus 2 Defibulators    • PA Grant for Prospect Park Youth Club - received $10,000 - for batting cages    • Organized fund-raisers for:  o Prospect Park Youth Club (6 years: 1999-2004)  o Prospect Park 4th of July Association (2 years:  2006-2007)  o Interboro High School Basketball Boys Team (2 years: 2009-2010)  o Prospect Park Library (5 years:  2010-2014)  o Interboro After Prom’s Quarter Mania Auction (2010 to present)  o Academy Park After Prom’s Quarter Mania Auction (2018)    Alumni #11 Community Involvement    Prospect Park Youth Club  • Was an active member (5 years 2000-2005)    Prospect Park 4th of July Association  • Program Sponsorship Co-Chairperson (7 years: 2001-2007)  o Organized ads for sponsor book and prepared it for printing Kiwanis Club of Chester Pike  • Program Sponsorship Co-Chairperson (8 years: 2003-2010)  o Organized ads for sponsor book and prepared it for printing    Interboro High School Basketball Boosters  • Co-Chairperson (2 years: 2009 to 2010)    Rosemont College-Soccer Boosters   • Member (4 years: 2010-2013)    Prospect Park Park Library   • Friend of the Library (5 years 2010-2014)    Prospect Park Townwatch Toy Drive   o Interboro After Prom’s Quarter Mania Auction (2010 to present)  o Academy Park After Prom’s Quarter Mania Auction (2018)  neighbor and friend who has first hand watched these people for many give give back to the local communities and school district

Alumni #11

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. Alumni #11 has spent her years as an adult (like her Husband) volunteering to make Interboro School district and the local communities a great place to live and raise a family.

 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame. Alumni #11 has volunteered and given her time and talents to the following:  Prospect Park Youth Club  • Was an active member (5 years 2000-2005)    Prospect Park 4th of July Association  • Program Sponsorship Co-Chairperson (7 years: 2001-2007)  o Organized ads for sponsor book and prepared it for printing    Kiwanis Club of Chester Pike  • Program Sponsorship Co-Chairperson (8 years: 2003-2010)  o Organized ads for sponsor book and prepared it for printing    Interboro High School Basketball Boosters  • Co-Chairperson (2 years: 2009 to 2010)    Rosemont College-Soccer Boosters   • Member (4 years: 2010-2013)    Prospect Park Park Library   • Friend of the Library (5 years 2010-2014)    Prospect Park Townwatch Toy Drive   • Volunteer (2015 to present)   Helped organized fund-raisers for:  o Prospect Park Youth Club (6 years: 1999-2004)  o Prospect Park 4th of July Association (2 years:  2006-2007)  o Interboro High School Basketball Boys Team (2 years: 2009-2010)  o Prospect Park Library (5 years:  2010-2014)  o Interboro After Prom’s Quarter Mania Auction (2010 to present)  o Academy Park After Prom’s Quarter Mania Auction (2018)    A member of Olivet Presbyterian Church for 49 years:  • Was Administrative Assistant for 3 years (2009-2013)  • Ordained Elder  • Sunday School Teacher - volunteer for 29 years - once a week from September through end of May.  • Vacation Bible School Teacher - volunteer for 24 years - for one week in June.  • Beacon of Hope Clothes Closet Co-Director - volunteer since June 2009 when BOH opened its doors.  The Beacon of Hope is housed on the top floor of Olivet and sells new and gently used clothing for the entire family. It is open once a month.    • Friday Night Out Volunteer – (6 years 2010-2015) - one Friday night a month.  This was a free babysitting service Olivet offered.  An average of 30 kids attended a month.  neighbor and friend who has first hand watched these people for many give give back to the local communities and school district

Alumni #12

Significant accomplishments of the nominee. 1981 – Graduated Interboro High School.  1982 – Enlisted in the United States Navy.  Military Occupational Specialty – Electronic Technician.  Recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal and the Sea Service Medal. 1988 – Honorably Discharged – Rank of Petty Office Second Class (E-5).  1989 – Appointed to the Tinicum Township Police Department as a Patrol Officer.  1989 – Graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Municipal Police Academy receiving the High Academic Award for All Around Academic Average.  2004 – Appointed as a Detective Sergeant with the Tinicum Township Police Department.  In addition serves as a Task Force Officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and as the Intelligence Liaison Officer with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).  Taught the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program for twenty (20) years at the Tinicum Township School.  Coached in the Prospect Park Termites Football Program for nine (9) years.  Coached Floor Hockey and Baseball for the Tinicum Township Youth Association for several years and presently coaches basketball for the Youth Association.  Life Member of the Tinicum Township Fire Company.  Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post, Essington, PA.  Member of the Tinicum Township Patriotic Organization.  Married to his wife and they have three (3) successful children all who have attended and graduated from the Interboro School District. 

In 250 words or less, explain why you believe this individual should be inducted into the Interboro Hall of Fame.

I cannot think of a more qualified candidate to be nominated to the Interboro Hall of Fame.  I have known Alumni #12 since his appointment to the Tinicum Township Police Department in 1989 when I served as the Chief of Police. Alumni #12 was and still is a very community minded individual who cares about the community and the people residing in the community.  Alumni #12 is a natural leader, a take-charge person of high energy and is very diligent and meticulous in everything he does.  In my new position as a Detective with the Special Investigations Unit of the Delaware County Officer of the District Attorney, I continue to work with Alumni #12 on sometimes very sensitive investigations.  Alumni #12 is still that dedicated police officer just as he was when he was first appointed as a police officer in 1989.  Throughout out his career I have personally witnessed Alumni #12 treat victims, witnesses and even suspects with the utmost respect and dignity.