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•   Victor Sedaka (Sedaka) (1985)  10/18
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•   Marjorie Odle (1963)  10/12
•   Marilyn R Gellner (1969)  10/12
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•   Cynthia Wilder (Melamed) (1969)  10/5
•   Steven W Fineberg (1976)  10/5
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WHERE WE LIVE


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22 live in Alabama
10 live in Alaska
165 live in Arizona
5 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
934 live in California
126 live in Colorado
86 live in Connecticut
20 live in Delaware
83 live in District Of Columbia
1,152 live in Florida
198 live in Georgia
13 live in Hawaii
11 live in Idaho
168 live in Illinois
41 live in Indiana
7 live in Iowa
21 live in Kansas
28 live in Kentucky
21 live in Louisiana
24 live in Maine
400 live in Maryland
235 live in Massachusetts
118 live in Michigan
33 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
45 live in Missouri
13 live in Montana
5 live in Nebraska
56 live in Nevada
23 live in New Hampshire
256 live in New Jersey
33 live in New Mexico
447 live in New York
170 live in North Carolina
3 live in North Dakota
388 live in Ohio
22 live in Oklahoma
56 live in Oregon
10,778 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Puerto Rico
15 live in Rhode Island
90 live in South Carolina
46 live in Tennessee
232 live in Texas
10 live in Utah
13 live in Vermont
1 lives in Virgin Islands
288 live in Virginia
74 live in Washington
37 live in West Virginia
33 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
1 lives in Ireland
34 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
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Sweden
4 live in Switzerland
2 live in Thailand
15 live in United Kingdom
26,391 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE

This site was created to connect and reconnect with Alumni and Friends (Faculty, Staff, Parents, and other Supporters)  of Allderdice High School. To join the Alumni and Friends of Allderdice (AFA), please register by completing your profile, following the instructions under the "Join our website" tab in the upper menu.

  • AFA members will have the opportunity to vote for AFA officers.
  • No dues are required for AFA membership.
  • Individuals who would like to become AFA members but who would prefer not to register on the website are asked to contact the AFA at allderdice1927@gmail.com

Our site is private, and all contact information that is entered is kept confidential, unless you choose to share it with other members.   Please click on the  JOIN OUR WEBSITE  tab  at the top of the page to learn how to register, and review the   Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs)  from the menu on the left  for additional information about this website.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 (https://triblive.com/local/family-celebrates-nobel-prize-winner-from-pittsburgh/), MIT News (https://news.mit.edu/2021/mit-economist-joshua-angrist-shares-nobel-prize-1011), and Pittsburgh Post Gazette (https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2021/10/11/Joshua-Angrist-Nobel-Prize-for-economics-Pitt-MIT-natural-experiments-econometrics/stories/202110110109).  Congratulations Dr. Angrist!

Catching up....AFA through the pandemic

Summer, 2020

  • Recruited alumni for a video congratulating the Class of 2020 (can be viewed from a link in the "Allderdice Today" option on the left.)
  • Purchased and distributed graduation gifts for Class of 2020

March, 2021

  • Purchased whiteboard.fi licenses for math department

June, 2021

  • Purchased graduation gifts for Class of 2021

  • Virtual AFA general membership meeting (minutes and photo posted in the "About Us" section of the website) 

 

Catching up....Allderdice and Alumni in the News

  • Football season previews:

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2021/08/14/allderdice-dragons-city-league-football-preview-jerry-haslett-robert-brown-naeron-smith-george-benjamin-noah-johnston-jaerone-parker/stories/202108290079

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2021/08/14/City-League-football-preview-2021-Westinghouse-Brashear-Allderdice-Tyreese-Fearbry-Ta-Mere-Robinson/stories/202108290121

  • Allderdice Olympian, Herb Douglas ('40):

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/olympics/2021/07/19/herb-douglas-olympics-track-field-long-jump-pitt-panthers-london-tokyo/stories/202107160112

  • Allderdice Boys' Volleyball - City Champions: 

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hsother/2021/05/28/Allderdice-volleyball-City-League-championship-Brashear-Elijah-Kabeke-accident-Route-28/stories/202105260019

  • Allderdice students launch K-5 tutoring service Children of Steel:

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/goodness/2021/03/07/allderdice-students-children-tutoring-service-children-of-steel-goodness/stories/202102280006

  • Former Taylor Allderdice principal receives hundreds of holiday cards from alumni across the country:

https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/former-taylor-allderdice-principal-receives-hundreds-holiday-cards-alumni-across-country/SSX3VCI7PNAPDDB3R7OAS2E7LU/ 

  • Billy Porter ('87) - TIME 100 - The Most Influential People of 2020:

https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2020/5888234/billy-porter/

Class of 1972 - 50th Reunion!

The 50th reunion for the Class of 1972 is will be Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Rivers Club.  A Friday night (August 12, 2022) “Pre-Party” is scheduled at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in the Oliver Building. For additional details and to purchase a ticket, please visit: www.Allderdice72.com

 

Attention: Reunion Planners

Lee Ohringer (’59) has established a discussion group on Groups.io for anyone involved in planning a reunion for Allderdice.   The goal is to have at least one participant from each graduating class, even if they are not planning to have any more reunions.  Their participation can be useful to others. 

Group discussions will help to identify popular activities as well as those that have not worked as expected.  Topics would include

• Activity and meal venues.

• How to reduce costs

• How to promote reunions, including online strategies.

If you would like to join this group, please send an email to: AllderdiceAlumniReunionPlanners+subscribe@groups.io

Football team practice shirts and shorts - Contributions can now be made online

The Football team is asking for the AFA's assistance to purchase practice t-shirts and shorts for each team member.  The coaches believe strongly in the importance of developing "a sense of team unity and family."  Not all players have team t-shirts for practice, and the pandemic has hampered the team's fundraising efforts.

In 2017 and 2018, the team won back-to-back City Leagues championships after a 50-year drought.  Please consider donating to the AFA to help support the football team!  With an additional $735, we will be able to complete this purchase! 

To contribute:

  • Please mail a check made out to "Alumni and Friends of Allderdice" with the form available at this link: 

/000/9/4/6/33649/userfiles/file/AFADonationForm(September2019).pdf

Donors who would like to make a directed donation* to support only the football team are asked to note "Football" on the check.  

  • Contributions can be made online: 

​​​​​​​https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=4RCBLFPC3BFYG (Please select the "Football practice uniforms" option in the pull-down menu.*)

*If the amount collected in directed donations is greater than what is required for the current activity, the balance will be maintained for the group's future use.  Five percent of directed donations in excess of the goal will be committed to the general funds. The AFA has exclusive legal control over contributions.  The AFA may modify the distribution of directed donations if in the judgement of the AFA Board of Directors, with consultation from the project sponsors and other relevant experts and stakeholders, the targeted activities or purchases become unnecessary, undesirable, impractical, or impossible.

2020 Hall of Fame Ceremony Postponed

The 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, originally scheduled for April, will be postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding the developing novel coronavirus outbreak.  We plan to reschedule the ceremony and will anounce the new date on this website.  We will be in touch with anyone who has submitted a payment for an announcement in the program book.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact the AFA at allderdice1927@gmail.com.

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, is a renowned pediatric kidney specialist with expertise in polycystic kidney disease (PKD) who has 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, Thelma Houston, and Dixie Carter.  Her work has been featured in television, theater productions, and in 18 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 six 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.

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been postponed.  We will update the website when the event has been rescheduled. 

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: https://allderdice-pto.square.site/  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: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/05/13/Frances-Arnold-Allderdice-graduate-Nobel-Prize-students-Life-Sciences-Week/stories/201905130103   

 

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 Pittsburghhttp://www.wesa.fm/programs/dividing-lines-shape-education-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: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2018/10/11/Nobel-winner-pittsburgh-chemistry-Allderdice-Caltech-Frances-Arnold-life/stories/201810110042?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=most-emailed-local&utm_campaign=Headlines-Newsletter

More on Dr. Arnold's childhood in Pittsburgh was published as a front page story in Sunday's Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2018/10/16/Frances-Arnold-Nobel-Prize-chemistry-Pittsburgh-Edgewood-Allderdice-Caltech-enzyme-research/stories/201810130004

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 (https://www.npr.org/2018/10/03/653915709/nobel-prize-in-chemistry-honors-the-power-of-evolution) and CNN (https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/03/europe/nobel-chemistry-prize-2018-intl/index.html).  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!