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2018 HOF


The John Muir High School Alumni Association after careful consideration, is proud to announce five new inductees to the Alumni Hall of Fame (HOF).

Since 1988, the High school has been formally recognizing its alums by inducting a select few to its Hall of Fame. These inductee’s names and photos will be added to the “Wall of Fame” that spans the length of the ‘A’ building. These five will be added to the list that includes sports legends Mack and Jackie Robinson, former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp, Opera Star Juliana Gondek, President for the 2018-2019 Tournament of Roses, Gerald Freeny and so many others.

The inductees are:
In the category of Sports/Coaching from the class of 1962 is William “Bill” Paul.

In the category of Education from the class of 1964 is Dr. Jesse Jai Mc Neil, Jr.

In the category of Community Service from the class of 1970 is Pernella “Penny” Daniels.

In the Category of Performing Arts from the class 1986 is Lanier Stewart.

Receiving the “Jim Brownfield Award” is Juanita DeVaughn.

Our five 2018 inductees will be honored during half-time of the Turkey Tussle game on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the Rose Bowl. And the official induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Muir.

More details will be announced soon.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Each inductee receives this pin to show the world that they have been so honored.

2017 HOF Induction

Jill Hawkins - JMHSAA Vice-President

Darryl Qualls - MC
Linda Lane-White

Dr. Lawton Gray
Muir Principal

Phlunte' Riddle
District Director - 41st Assembly

Darryl Qualls and Chuck Malouf - Alumni Historian

Honoring Larry Tharp
Karen Tharp Accepting

Honoring Doug Kosobayashi
Community Service

Honoring Miriam Cutler
Performing Arts

Honoring Dr. Janet Gray for Writing
Accepting Marie Cashion

Honoring Chief Brian Fennessy
Government Service

Honoring Darrin "DL" Lyons

Honoring Marguerite Hougasian
Muir Music Teacher for 30 Years
Jim Brownfield Service Award


Chuck Malouf
Jill Hawkins
Hall of Fame

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The John Muir High School Alumni Hall of Fame

John Muir High School has a history and tradition of producing students that distinguish themselves, their school and their community as they pursue their chosen careers. We, the alumni, have all made contributions to our respective careers and endeavors we have chosen and in one way or another, hope to leave a positive mark and a clear legacy for others to follow. The Hall of Fame recognizes some of our classmates that have made a truly outstanding contribution in seeking to achieve their goal.

In 1988, the “John Muir Pride Task Force” of the Muir School Improvement Program established the John Muir Alumni Hall of Fame and inducted its first five alumni. In 2005 the John Muir High School Alumni Association was given the great privilege to continue this most prestigious event. Since 1988, we have recognized great Muir alums such as former District Attorney of Los Angeles, John Van de Kamp; composer John Beal; world renown opera singer, Pauletta deVaughn-Mayhofer; Olympic and World Class sprinter, Inger Miller; rock music legend, David Lee Roth; Dennis Muren, Special Effects Supervisor for the “Star Wars” movies; Major League Baseball great Jackie Robinson and so many more.

There are three separate awards that may be bestowed each year by the John Muir High School Alumni Association: The Alumni Award, the Jim Brownfield Service Award and the Rufus Mead Award. Recipients of the Alumni Award must have attended John Muir High School, John Muir College or John Muir Technical High School. They must have had an outstanding career that has resulted in a direct and significant impact in their field for at least five years. The nine categories for which alumni/alumna are recognized are the following: Business, Community Service, Education, Government Service, Performing Arts, Science (Medicine/Health), Sports/Coaching, Visual Arts and Writing (Author or Reporter).
      The Jim Brownfield Service Award is a special award named for Jim Brownfield, the outstanding and beloved Muir teacher, mentor and coach from 1980 to 1996. It honors individuals who are not an alumnus/alumna of
Muir and have demonstrated extraordinary and dedicated service to Muir and the Muir community for at least five years. Inductees have included community volunteers and former teachers, coaches and staff members.

The Rufus Mead Award is named in honor of a former Muir principal, Rufus Mead. It is bestowed from time to time upon alumni/alumna that have made overwhelming contributions in any of the categories for the Alumni Award and the nominations and selection are made only by the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

When you complete a nomination form you must provide supporting documentation that justifies your nomination. You should be detailed and be specific. For the Alumni Award, this might include a chronological history of the nominee’s background and experience, an updated resume or data sheet and supporting documentation that can be verified. Also relevant may be the nominee’s involvement in activities on and off campus while at Muir, education and training after Muir, careers and advancement, awards received and current

For the Jim Brownfield Service Award, the nominee’s service to Muir and the Muir community should be described in enough detail to demonstrate why he or she is deserving of the award.

So, how do we decide whom to induct? First, we depend on YOU, our alumni base, we ask you to identify those that you feel are most worthy of this honor. Actually, anyone can make a nomination; it's the nominee that must meet the criteria to be nominated as stated above. The nominations are then reviewed by the Selection Committee which consists of 2 current Muir students, 2 Muir staff members, 2 Hall of Fame members, 2 Alumni Board members and the committee chairperson. The information about each nomination is confirmed and each member is given a copy of all of the nominations to thoroughly review. After a period of time, the committee will meet to discuss the nominees. Each committee member will then submit their choices directly to the chair. The chair tallies the submissions and contacts each new inductee to share the good news. When all inductees have been contacted, an announcement is made to the committee and the board. And finally the inductees names are announced to the world.

We get letters.... We receive letters/e-mail asking why a certain well-deserved alumni has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame. We're asked why do we continue to over-look someone they "know" should be inducted... Well, except for the Rufus Mead award the only way an alum can be nominated is by YOU. If YOU don't nominate "them," then we cannot induct "them." Got it? Good!

Inducted 1988
Robert B. Lowe
Jackie Robinson
Mathew "Mack" Robinson
Brad Jose Truitt
John Van de Kamp

Inducted 1989
Robert Barnes
Alice Brown
Elbie Hickambottom
Nathaniel Rosen
Gail Tusan-Joyner

Inducted 1990
Darrell Wayne Evans
Major-General Royal N. Moore Jr.
Edwin Norgord
Dr. Oscar Streeter
Renee Tajima
William Worrill

Inducted 1991
Juliana Gondek
John Charles Hora
Clarence "Buddy" James
Edward Henry Johnson
Erical LaDawn-Law
Jean Parker
Joel Sheldon

Inducted 1992
Stephen Bentley
Octavia E. Butler
Larry Cole
Dr. Willard Goodwin
Rod Sherman

Inducted 1993
Stacey Augmon
Pauletta deVaughn-Mayerhofer
Christopher DeVore
Sandra Ell (Rann)
Dr. Regina Mills-Bey
John Zweers

Inducted 1994
Sandra Buckner-Gooch
Millicent Crisp
Phillip N. Jackson
Dr. Lynette Jackson-Peoples
Johnnie Lynn

Inducted 1995
Chuck Bradford
Porfirio "Fio" Frausto
Dr. Alexander Goetz
Helen Pashgian
Lewis Peters
Marcus Robertson

Inducted 1996
Amelia Crawford
Cameron Turner
Dr. Joseph Abe
Geaninne Jordan
Pauline Jordan
Pamela Roberts

Inducted 1997
Frank & Bea Abbey
Carole Foster-Hall
William J. Galloway
Terry Green
Darick Holmes
Jeffrey C. Stewart

Inducted 1998
Sgt. Major Terry Fitzhugh
William Garnett
Jerry Proctor
Dr. Henry Tai

Inducted 1999
Kenneth H. Burrows
Colette Cozean
Sherwood A. Mark
David Lee Roth
Jacque Vaughn

Inducted 2000
Habib Balian
Robert S. Carroll
Samuel Estrada
Bobby Hutcherson
Inger Miller

Inducted 2001
Charles K. Bell
Jennifer Frautschi
Milton "Bruce" Smith
Steven R. Swayne
Jennifer Townsend
Peter Trivers
Jerry L. Welbourn

Inducted 2002
Mickey Anderson
Francois Garrard
Joe Hayashi

Inducted 2005
Darlene Anderson
Ko Nishimura

Inducted 2006
Robert (Bob) Lynn
Lewis Underwood

Inducted 2007
Chad Brown
Dr. Eddie Newman
Victor Wright
Susan Boyle
Arnold Hacket

Inducted 2008
John Beal
Lt. Phlunte Walsh-Riddle
Flora Calusdian Dunaians
DeWayne Walker

Inducted 2009
Col. Donald J. Alser
John Calmore
Ricky Ervins
Jeff Ettinger
Dr. Barbara Mossberg, Ph.D.
Lewis Alexander Peters
Sylvia Martin Walker

Inducted 2010
Colonel Alfonso Oseguera
Neal H. Brockmeyer, Esq.
Dr. Gloria C. "Ginger" Cole
Susana Martinez-Stevenson
Dr. Atilia Martinez-Stewart, M.D.
James "Jim" Brownfield (JBSA)**

Inducted 2011
Dr. Carol Miller-Cassell
Don G. Strametz
Gerald K. Freeny
Deputy Chief Darryl Qualls
Andre Coleman
Mamie Coleman

Mrs. Nettie Piggee

Inducted 2012
Major General Daniel Hernandez
Dr. Steven G. Clarke
Joe Peron
Dennis E. Muren
Loren Shirar (RMA)*
Chuck Malouf (JBSA)**

Inducted 2013
Harold Busby
Molly Munger
Starla Lewis
Tim Estes
Richard J. Jimenez
Honorable Jacqueline C. Robinson
Mrs. Mildred Turner (JBSA)**

Inducted 2014
Lecia Joseph Van Horn
David Takemura
Tony Crutchfield
Jill Hawkins
Tecumseh Shackelford (JBSA)**

Inducted 2015
Hitoshi G. Sameshima ('39)
Nolan (Smith) Shaheed ('67)
Jim Henderson ('70)
Dr. Ricky Gutierrez ('71)
Lt. Rodney D. Wallace ('71)
Dr. Bruce Bond ('72)
Waraire Boswell ('93)
Eugene "Gene" Patton (JBSA)**

Inducted 2016
Dr. Rosemary Smith ('62)
Richard Okumoto ('70)
Dr. Frank L. Vernon, III ('72)
Dr. Julie Bunn ('75)
Ken Whittingham ('77)
Jan Berkeley ('82)
Joel C. Bryant ('85)
Angela King ('89)

Inducted 2017
Douglas Kosobayashi  ('56)
Dr. Janet S. Gray ('66)
Miriam Cutler ('69)
Danny Pittman ('76)
Chief Brian Fennessy ('77)
Darrin Lyons ('86)
Larry Tharp (61) (RMA)*
Marguerite Hougasian (JBSA)**

Inducted 2018

*(RMA) Rufus Mead Award           ** (JBSA) Jim Brownfield Service Award