14 inductees chosen for alumni Hall of Fame
Fourteen people will be inducted into the Brentwood High School Hall of Fame in honor of their accomplishments since graduation.
This is the second year inductees have been chosen for the hall. Trustee solicited nominees from high school graduates, primarily the Alumni Association, made selections based on nominees’ achievements and awards in the arts, athletics, community service, education, government service, humanitarianism, military service and professional life.
A September dinner and ceremony to mark the inductions is being planned.
Chosen for the Hall of Fame were:
= Stephen J. Campbell, a 1934 graduate, served as a reporter for the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune and later the Associated Press. After World War II, he was an assistant military attache to the American Embassy in Paris and then a foreign service officer in Paris and Tehran. He served as U.S. consul general in Jerusalem and after that became senior inspector of the Foreign Service. After retiring in 1976 he studied visual arts, specializing in carving marble and wood.
= Robert M. Jacob, a 1940 graduate, served for 30 years for Peoples Gas Co., becoming secretary and general counsel. After retirement, he volunteered with the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, from which he received the foundation’s Award of Merit.
= Arthur Pallan, a 1941 graduate, was a radio personality for 11 years at WWSW and for 29 years at KDKA. He also made six records and performed in two Hollywood movies, but his hallmarks were the charity work he did for the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund and his participation in the USO tour of Europe during the Cold War.
= Orlando Jardini, a 1946 graduate, taught Spanish at Carnegie Mellon University and served more than 20 years as a professor and chairman of the Modern Languages Department at Chatham College. He earned a Fulbright Scholarship, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and Danforth Foundation Grant. Jardini also served more than 20 years on the Brentwood School Board, Steel Center Area Vocational/Technical School Board and the Southeastern Area Special Schools Committee.
= Martha Ayres Barber, a 1948 graduate, served as executive director of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, dean of Instruction for the Division of Life and Natural Sciences at Community College of Allegheny County and was a faculty member at Carlow College and the University of Pittsburgh. She is now a health care consultant.
= Kenneth Eskey, a 1948 graduate, started his journalism career at The Pittsburgh Press and moved on to the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C. After his 1995 retirement, he served as chairman of the speakers committee at the National Press Club.
= J. Fred Slater, a 1948 graduate, has been a funeral director in Brentwood for almost 50 years. He also served as president of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Director associations and as a trustee of the Brentwood Bank.
= John C. Carlin, a 1949 graduate, formed the law firm of Carlin and Weiner after being a member of Mercer, Mercer, Carlin & Scully. He is currently an arbitrator and meditator in the state and federal courts and participates in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at Duquesne University.
= Howard Hartmann, a 1953 graduate, began his career at Swindell Dressler, a large civil engineering firm, and formed Hartmann Associates in 1979. This firm did surveying work for the Light Rail Transit System from Downtown to South Hills Village. Hartmann had a 20-year stint as a trombonist with Benny Benack Sr., also appearing with Perry Como, the Temptations and Faith Hill.
= T. Roger Entress, a 1954 graduate, stared his career as an oral surgeon and later became a member of the board of directors of the First Home and Savings Association and founded the Entress Corporation, a commercial real estate investment company.
= Jan C. Swenson, a 1955 graduate, is a senior partner in the law firm of Swenson, Perer & Kontos. He has been admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He also contributes community service in Mt. Lebanon and Edgewood.
= Gene Nicholson, a 1959 graduate, started his career teaching high school, coaching and later became a professor of physical education and coach at Westminster College. As a head football coach, he captured a NAIA Division II national championship and led his team to the NAIA Division II national playoffs six times. He also was defensive coordinator on five NAIA Division II championship teams.
= David R. Warner, a 1961 graduate, is dean of students and athletic director for Brentwood School District. He has served the school academically by adding new courses into the curriculum and has also produced numerous WPIAL championship teams.
= Joyce Aschenbrenner, a 1970 graduate, began her career as a sports information director at the University of Pittsburgh, the second woman to hold that position at the Division I Level. She is now director of communications and marketing for the V Foundation for Cancer Research in Cary, N.C.