Heritage Hall of Fame

CELEBRATING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR EAST ALUMNI

The East High Alumni Heritage Hall recognizes select alumni who have made significant and enduring contributions in their fields of endeavor; elevated the stature of East High School and its students; helped open new frontiers for East students and society in general; and inspired others by their example. The 2010 slate of inductees was chosen by the official selection committee, on the basis of those nominees who best met the above criteria, and as a group, best represented the school’s rich heritage of diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, field of achievement, and generation.

The Hall’s exhibit of inductee portraits and biographies is located on the third floor, outside the Robert Colwell Library. Heritage Hall was inaugurated with thirty inaugural inductees in 2008, as an educational and motivational project sponsored by the Alumni and Friends of East High and the East High Angel Foundation.  EAFAF continues to support the program.

The East Angel Friends and Alumni Foundation (EAFAF) will host the fourth induction celebration of the East Alumni Heritage Hall. Sixteen notable East graduates will be added to the Hall of distinguished graduates who represent over 130 years of outstanding accomplishments.

2016 East High Alumni Heritage Hall Inductees

INDUCTEE

CLASS

BIOGRAPHY

Louisa Ward Arps (1901-1984)

1919

Author/Historian

Lawrence Atler

1953

Attorney/Civic Leader

James Neal Blue

1953

Aviation Executive

Linden Stanley Blue

1954

Aviation Executive

Reverend Malcolm Boyd (1923-2015)

1940

Episcopal Priest/Social Activist

Edward Prentiss Costigan (1874-1939)

1892

United States Senator

Mabel Cory Costigan (1873-1951)

1892

Women’s Rights Leader

Larry Dunn

1971

Recording Artist, Songwriter

Phillip Brewster Gilliam (1907-1975)

1926

Denver Juvenile Court Judge

Ruth Mosko Handler (1916-2002)

1934

CEO, Barbie Doll Inventor

Christopher Hart

1965

Exec. Dir., Nat. Transportation Safety Board

John Lounsbery (1911-1976)

1930

Artist/ Walt Disney Animator

Dr. Jerry Northern

1958

Audiologist/Humanitarian

Purnell Steen

1959

Jazz Pianist/Civil Rights Activist

David Stern

1965

CEO/Software Innovator

Dr. Spencer Titley

1946

Mining Geologist, Professor

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