2019 Wall of Fame Inductees Named

A groundbreaking chemist, a pioneering female airline pilot and the recently retired director of New Rochelle’s Alternative Campus High School will join the other illustrious New Rochelle High School alumni on the Wall of Fame in a Nov. 13 ceremony at 5 p.m. in the House 2 stack area. 

The 2019 inductees are:

Dr. William Klemperer (Class of 1944)A physical chemist, Dr. Klemperer was a world leader in the field of molecular spectroscopy (the study of light absorption by molecules) and a former NASA adviser. (Dr. Klemperer died in 2017.)  


Stephanie Wallach (Class of 1964)Wallach was among the first female commercial airline pilots and co-founder of the International Society of Women Airline Pilots.  


Joel Fridovich (Class of 1970)Fridovich dedicated his professional career to helping others and helped start the Alternative Campus High School. He served as its director from its start 27 years ago until his retirement in June.


 “These alumni represent the best of the heritage of New Rochelle,” said NRHS Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi. “We’ve turned out some exceptional people, and I think that’s inspirational, not just to the students, but also to the families who move here and the teachers who work here.”

The induction ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 in the House II stack area of the high school, 265 Clove Road.  Anyone interested in attending must RSVP Suely Riordan, no later than November 8 at nrhsalumni@nredlearn.org.  

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