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•   Karen Joll-Dicks (Steffey) (1976)  7/10
•   Tiara Brown (2007)  7/8
•   Lily Hudson (2024)  7/6
•   Lori M Bernabo (Murtagh) (1980)  7/4
•   Henry Dietrick (2011)  7/3
•   Jos Catalano (Catalano) (1976)  7/3
•   Laura Curran (Shilling) (1981)  7/2
•   Elizabeth G Capell (2024)  7/2
•   Alex E Schafer (2024)  6/24
•   Gail Amshel (Amshel) (1974)  6/23
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21 live in Alabama
10 live in Alaska
164 live in Arizona
5 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
940 live in California
126 live in Colorado
81 live in Connecticut
22 live in Delaware
83 live in District Of Columbia
1,147 live in Florida
201 live in Georgia
13 live in Hawaii
11 live in Idaho
169 live in Illinois
41 live in Indiana
6 live in Iowa
20 live in Kansas
28 live in Kentucky
21 live in Louisiana
25 live in Maine
398 live in Maryland
232 live in Massachusetts
119 live in Michigan
33 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
46 live in Missouri
12 live in Montana
5 live in Nebraska
56 live in Nevada
23 live in New Hampshire
254 live in New Jersey
33 live in New Mexico
448 live in New York
175 live in North Carolina
3 live in North Dakota
381 live in Ohio
21 live in Oklahoma
59 live in Oregon
10,745 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Puerto Rico
15 live in Rhode Island
93 live in South Carolina
46 live in Tennessee
235 live in Texas
10 live in Utah
13 live in Vermont
1 lives in Virgin Islands
294 live in Virginia
75 live in Washington
38 live in West Virginia
34 live in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
3 live in British Columbia
2 live in Nova Scotia
20 live in Ontario
2 live in Quebec
2 live in Australia
1 lives in Belgium
3 live in Brazil
1 lives in Chile
2 live in China
2 live in Denmark
1 lives in Fiji
7 live in France
3 live in Germany
1 lives in Indonesia
2 live in Ireland
38 live in Israel
1 lives in Italy
2 live in Japan
1 lives in Malaysia
1 lives in Netherlands
1 lives in New Zealand
2 live in Norway
2 live in Philippines
1 lives in Poland
3 live in Spain
1 lives in Sweden
4 live in Switzerland
2 live in Thailand
16 live in United Kingdom
27,104 location unknown


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Former Principal Celebrated!

The Alumni and Friends of Allderdice (AFA) helped to celebrate the 100th birthday of  former Allderdice Principal (1971-1991), Mr. William A.G. Fisher on June 22, 2024.  Thank you very much to the 90+ members of the Allderdice community who sent their greetings to be included in the Dragon birthday journal and to those who sent birthday cards to him in care of the AFA.  We delivered the gifts (below) to him directly on his birthday!

The Today show celebrated Mr. Fisher on Monday, June 24!

Mr. Fisher's segment begins at ~0:27 at:


AFA Supports Future Kings visit to Allderdice

Working with the Allderdice Student Support Team (social workers and counselors), the AFA supported a visit from Future Kings, a nonprofit mentoring organization founded by Allderdice alumni, to visit students at the school in April.  Read more about Future Kings here:

Remembering Farrell Rubenstein, MS (1948)

2013 Hall of Fame Honoree


Civic and healthcare systems leader

Remembering Sylvan Holzer (1966)

2013 Hall of Fame Honoree 

Bank Executive

Civic and Philanthropic Leader


June 1959 and Jan 1960 Class - 65th Reunion! 

The 65th reunion for the class of June 1959 and January 1960 will be September 20-22, 2024 at the Wyndham University Center Hotel (100 Lytton Ave, PGH PA 15213).   For more information please contact the 65th Reunion committee at

Let's help update the library!

The AFA has been working with the school librarian to improve a "hub of the school."  Used for classes, special programs, tutors, and guest speakers, the Allderdice library needs enhancements to be a more effective, welcoming space.

  • Together with the AFA, the class of January 1962 funded new projection equipment to bring 21st century technology to the library.
  • The funds that the classes of 1953 and January 1954 donated to the AFA will support the purchases of 2 of 10 new tables that will replace the current furniture, which show significant signs of years of wear and tear.  

  • Can you or your class help support the purchases of the remaining 8 tables?  For a $1000 contribution to the AFA's library campaign, you or your class's support toward the purchase of a table will be commemorated.  Funds received by the AFA library campaign that exceed the $8000 will be used for other library improvements.  Our librarian has visited other high school libraries, including at other Pittsburgh Public Schools, and has additional ideas to enhance the library, which is ("literally"!) used by everyone at the school.  The library's annual budget is limited to the purchase of books, so let's help improve this space!  
  • To make a $1000 donation, please first send an email message to the Alumni and Friends of Allderdice at:  with “Library Table” as the SUBJECT.  Please identify the graduating class or donor(s) in the body of the email.  We will respond with instructions on completing your donation.
  • To make donations to the library fund for less than $1000, please complete this form and submit it with a check with “library fund” in the comments.

Our 2024 Hall of Fame Honorees!

Honorees seated in the front row (from left to right):

Aleta (Williams) Richards, DBA, MBA  (1983) is an executive whose leadership has been recognized internationally.  She has guided key components of the corporate enterprise for Bayer and Covestro.

Robert A. Weinberg, PhD (1960) is a biomedical researcher who studies the origins of cancer.  His groundbreaking research includes the discovery of the first human oncogene.

Stewart O'Nan, MFA (1979) is a best-selling author of more than 20 books.  His award-winning works span multiple genres, feature Pittsburgh as a setting, and have been adapted to film.

Craig Sable, MD (1981) is a pediatric cardiologist with expertise in rheumatic heart disease.  His international work includes establishing lifesaving capacities in developing nations.

Susie Spodek, on behalf of her father, Howard Spodek, PhD (1959), who was a renowned global history scholar with expertise in South Asia and will be honored posthumously.  He authored The World's History, a textbook used worldwide at the university level. 

Class of 1964: 60th Reunion Registration Open!

The 60th reunion activities for the Class of 1964 are scheduled for September 20-22, 2024.  All events will be at the Hotel Indigo (329 Technology Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15219). A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate. 

  • Friday, September 20 (6-9PM): Meet and greet
  • Saturday, September 21 (5-10PM): Reunion (Full course buffet dinner
  • Sunday, September 22 (9AM-12PM): Optional breakfast/brunch

For more details and to register, please visit

Class of 1969 - 55th Reunion: Save the Date!

The 55th reunion for the class of 1969 will be SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 at the Wyndham University Center Hotel (100 Lytton Ave, PGH PA 15213).  Additional details will be forthcoming. For more information please contact the 55th Reunion committee at

Classes of June '62 and January '63:

80th Birthday Party - Save the dates!

The classes of June 1962 and January 1963 are planning an 80th birthday event that will include an early evening Meet and Greet on Saturday, August 24, 2024 and a Celebratory Luncheon on Sunday, August 25, 2024.  Details to follow!


2023 Hall of Fame Honorees!

(2023 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: May 4, 2023)

We proudly announce our 2023 Hall of Fame Honorees

Marvin Fein, JD, LLM (1956) is an attorney whose 60-year career includes being a founding member and Director of the Pennsylvania Environmental Strike Force, the first cohort of lawyers to enforce environmental laws in the state. As Deputy City Solicitor in the 1980s, he is credited by the sports media with helping to prevent the Pittsburgh Pirates from relocating.

Coach Edward Flynn (Teaching Faculty 1973-2012; Coaching 1981-) is marking his 42nd consecutive year at Allderdice, teaching biology for 31 years and continuing his winning tradition of coaching sports teams to championships. The current cross country and track teams benefit from his guidance, adopting healthy habits, enjoying team camaraderie, and persevering for their “PRs” in life.

Julieanne Himelstein, JD (1974)  is a former Assistant United States Attorney whose career at the U.S. Attorney's Office at the District of Columbia included more than 100 jury trials involving rape, sex exploitation and trafficking of children, public corruption, and terrorism. She was the co-lead prosecutor in the trial against one of the leaders of the attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Ronald Rabinowitz, MD (1960), Professor and Chief of Pediatric Urology at the University of Rochester and Historian for the American Urological Association, is an internationally renowned expert in pediatric urology and urologic history and education.  He is dedicated to treating congenital urologic problems, research, teaching, and organizational leadership in pediatric urology and the history of urology. 

Rosanne Skirble, MA (1966) is a bilingual journalist, environmental activist, teacher and philanthropist whose 36-year career with the Voice of America (VOA) included reporting in English and Spanish on breaking science, health, and environmental news. Her achievements at VOA included hosting its premier science program and establishing its first environment beat to cover national and international climate issues.

The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 in the Allderdice auditorium from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  The media release is available at:


Please join us to celebrate our honorees!

2021 Nobel  Laureate Reflects on his time at Allderdice

Joshua P. Angrist, PhD (Allderdice '77), Nobel Prize winner in Economics, describes his high school days in this online Post Gazette article:

Allderdice Alumnus Receives 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics 

Joshua Angrist, PhD (Allderdice Class of 1977) is one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics!  News reports include:  Trilbune-Review (, MIT News (, and Pittsburgh Post Gazette (  Congratulations Dr. Angrist!

Announcing 2020 Hall of Fame Honorees!

The AFA proudly announces these 2020 Hall of Fame Honorees: 

Ellis D. Avner, MD (1966)Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was a renowned pediatric kidney specialist with expertise in polycystic kidney disease (PKD) who had earned teaching and research honors.  He retired in 2015 from directing the Multidisciplinary Program for Childhood PKD at the Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin.

Michele Brourman (1964) is an award-winning composer, performer, producer, and musical director. Her songs, which include the classic "My Favorite Year,” have been recorded by Reba McIntyre, Michael Feinstein, Dame Cleo Laine, Olivia Newton-John, Jean Smart, and Dixie Carter.  Her work has been featured in television, theater productions, and in 20 animated features for children.

Judith (Loftin) Davenport, DMD, MPH (1957) is a retired dentist, businesswoman, and civic leader.  She and her husband founded the Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, which became one of the largest African American-owned broadcasting companies. She served on boards, including The Heinz Endowments and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and has been recognized for her philanthropy.

Nathaniel Philbrick, MA (1974) is an award-winning author, sailor, and Nantucket historian.  His New York Times bestseller In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award in 2000 and was the basis of the 2015 film directed by Ron Howard.  He has published seven additional bestsellers including Mayflower, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history, and Valiant Ambition, winner of the George Washington Prize. 

William Rubenstein, JD (1978) a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is an expert in civil rights advocacy and complex litigation.  He worked for the American Civil Liberties Union’s National LGBT and AIDS Projects, litigating complex civil rights cases, including the landmark case in which New York’s highest court became the first in the country to recognize a gay couple as a legal family. 


Allderdice Spiritwear Sale

Is it time for some new Allderdice gear? The Allderdice PTO is selling spiritwear (zip-up hoodies, t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, drawstring bags) online:  Purchases can be picked up at the school or mailed to you. Profits from spiritwear sales will fund the PTO's efforts to support school activities.  

Dr. Frances Arnold Visits Allderdice

On Monday, May 13, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Frances Arnold (Class of '74) visited Allderdice before delivering the opening keynote address at Pittsburgh's annual Life Sciences week, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Innovation District.  While at Allderdice, Dr. Arnold graciously answered questions posed by students with special interests in science.  She also had the opportunity to reunite with Mr. William Fisher (Allderdice principal, 1971-1991)! More coverage is available in The Pittsburgh Post Gazette article written by Gary Rotstein (Class of '76) and accompanying videos:   


2019 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The AFA proudly announces this year's inductees:

Patrick Ball, PhD (1983) - Statistician

Jeffrey Ballou, MA (1985) - Journalist

Daniel Borzutzky, MFA (1992) - Poet

Marsha Lillie-Blanton, DrPH (1971) - Public health professional

Edgar Snyder, JD (1959) - Attorney

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at 7PM on March 28, 2019 at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.  All are welcome!

AFA receives 501(c)(3) status!

The Board of Directors of Alumni and Friends of Allderdice Inc. (AFA) is pleased to announce that we have received our 501(c)(3) non-profit status! We are ready to collect contributions to support our mission: To facilitate relationships among alumni and friends of Allderdice and to support excellence and well-being at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.  Donors will receive an acknowledgment letter to document their tax-exempt donation.  To make a donation, please send checks along with this form to:

Alumni and Friends of Allderdice

2409 Shady Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

For further information about donations, please review the information provided within the "Supporting the AFA" tab on the menu to the left.  Please consider an end-of-year donation to support the AFA!

WESA Series -- Dividing Lines: The Shape of Education in Pittsburgh

WESA (90.5FM), Pittsburgh's NPR news station, is featuring a series that may be of interest to AFA members called Dividing Lines: The Shape of Education in Pittsburgh

Nobel Laureate Reflects on Her Days at Allderdice

Frances H. Arnold, PhD (1974), Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, describes her high school days in this online Post Gazette article and video clip:

More on Dr. Arnold's childhood in Pittsburgh was published as a front page story in Sunday's Post Gazette:

Allderdice Alumna Receives 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 

Frances Arnold, PhD (Class of 1974) is one of three recipients of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!  News reports include:  NPR ( and CNN (  Congratulations Dr. Arnold!

2018 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The AFA proudly announces this year's inductees:

Devra Davis, PhD, MPH (1964) - Public health/Environmental health scientist
Brenda Ekwurzel, PhD, MS (1981) - Geologist/Climate change scientist
Michael Himelstein (1972) - Composer
Tereneh (Mosley) Idia, MS (1987) - Designer
Jackson Wright, MD, PhD (1962) - Physician/Medical researcher
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at 7PM on April 26 at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.  All are welcome!