The Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame

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A list of people who were inducted into the Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame. Where available, achievements are noted.

Henry Fiore
Howard Russell
Mary Lois Verilla (the woman who paints Pittsburgh)

Al Aarons -- performed with Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra
Hal Brown 'HB' -- WAMO deejay
Gerald 'Jerry' Byrd -- performed with Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff
Leslie Carrington-Parr
Danny Vonn
Sally Cosgrove & Bill Thompson -- dancers
Frank Cunimondo -- composer/keyboard
Keith & Karl Edmonds -- Mime ministries, evangelist outreach
John Ford -- historian
Erroll Garner -- jazz musician
Linton Garner -- performed with Billy Eckstine and Erroll Garner, his brother
Nelson Harrison, Ph.D., composer -- performed with Count Basie
Ahmad Jamal -- jazz musician
Claude Jay -- gospel recording artist
James 'Sunny' Kelsey -- WAMO
"The Larells" -- all-male band, recorded "Everybody Knew"
Loran Mann -- WPXI-TV reporter/minister
Don E. McNeil
Grover Mitchell -- conductor with Count Basie orchestra
Art Nance -- performed with Count Basie
Birdie Nichols -- "Glorious Rebirth"
Bill Nunn Sr. & Bill Nunn Jr. -- editors Pittsburgh Courier
Peggy Pierce-Freeman
Pat Prattis-Jennings -- principal keyboardist of the Pittsburgh Symphony
Paul Ross -- Pittsburgh Symphony violinist
Wyatt Ruther -- performed with Count Basie, Erroll Garner and Lena Horne
Naomi Simms -- first black supermodel, an Oprah Legend
Bev Smith -- national TV and radio talk-show host
Lynnwood Sloan -- National Endowment for the Arts
Dakota Staton -- jazz musician, performed on "Late, Late Show"
Billy Strayhorn -- composed the "A Train" worked with Duke Ellington
James Tripp-Haith -- TV producer with "Moesha" and "Eve"
Adam Wade -- singer, actor and first black to host a game show
Mary Lou Williams -- piano prodigy; composed masses for the Pope, worked with Duke Ellington

John Brewer -- "African Americans in Pittsburgh"
Albert "Kippy" French -- "Billy Boy"
Dennis Schatzman -- "The Simpson Trial in Black and White"

John Brewer -- the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum Trolley Station & Oral History Center
Jack Burley -- executive with Heinz Co.
Tom Burley -- international business developer -- Westinghouse Electric Co.
Riley Davis Sr. -- Star Optical
Cornelius Dorsey Sr. -- Dorsey's Records
Gladys Edmonds -- Edmonds Travel Consultants
Norman Farrish -- Norman & Co., international import
Robert Goode -- senior vice president, Mellon Bank
Eugene Harrison -- The Harrison Group
Robert Lavelle -- Dwelling House
Lemuel "Rip" Nixon -- Nixon & Associates
Alfred Whatley -- CEO Thalhimers Dept. store chain.
Oliver Byrd -- Chair of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.
Esther Bush -- head of the Urban League of Pittsburgh
Doris Carson-Williams -- president of the African American Chamber of Commerce in Pittsburgh

Euzell "Bubby" Hairston
Wilbur Nelson
Bill Nunn Sr.
Wyatt Williams -- coordinator with the Pittsburgh contingent of the 1963 March on Washington

Malik Bankston -- head of Kingsley Association
Carolyn Bright-Smith -- vice president "Generation Hope"
Joan Bruce-Griffin -- executive with Washington County Redevelopment Authority
Leslie Carrington-Parr -- actress/mayor's council for persons with disabilities
Floyd Cephas
Marcus Harvey -- founder of Strength Inc.
Curtis Hefflin
Jennifer Henderson-Germany -- Youthbuild
Marshall Howard
Kenneth Jennings Jr. -- first African American management intern for the Social Security administration
Joe Lewis Jr. -- head of Homewood YMCA
Lawrence Mason -- regional council, Boy Scouts of America
Horace Miles -- head of SCORE
Wilbur Nelson -- head of Homewood-Brushton Community Improvement Associations
Walter Reid
Doris Sloan-Roberts -- director of human services, Chesapeake, Va.
Joanne Sloan-Glover -- assistant director Allegheny County Department of Public Assistance
Celeste Taylor
John Tibbs
Tommy Tucker

Rick Adams -- dean Community College of Allegheny County
James Boyd -- U.S. Army education specialist
Harry Budd -- dean Slippery Rock University
Robert Burley
Lance Carter
Joann Cobb-Burley -- executive officer at Penn State
Charlene H. Cole-Newkirk -- dean at Prince Frederick Community College of Southern Maryland
Elaine Casey-Davis
Jim Ellis -- developed inner-city swim team in Philadelphia; subject of the movie "Pride"
Yvonne Holt-Edwards
Helen Faison -- Pittsburgh's first female, African American high school principal and the first female, African American school superintendent in the Pittsburgh Public school system
Dr. Leon Haley
George Harris
Elmer Haymon Jr. -- dean, student development at Community College of Allegheny County
Carole Coles-Henry
Gloria Hill -- assistant provost Carnegie Mellon University
Joan James
Victor Jonnotti -- teacher of the year
Jake Milliones -- president of Pittsburgh board of Education
Dr. Dwight Mosley
Rachel Poole -- first African American associate professor -- Department of Mental Health at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Ernestine Reed
Dr. Edward Rhodes -- vice chancellor, Indiana University
Ronald Thornhill -- principal at CAPA
Gertrude Wade -- the first female, African American principal in the Pittsburgh Public schools
George Webb
Leo Woods
Erroll B. Davis Jr. -- chancellor, University of System of Georgia.
Capt. Wilbur C. Douglass III -- Chaplin of the U.S. Navy Coast Guard

Dr. Allison Smith-Barnett
Dr. Earl Childs
Dr. Robert "Moose" Edwards
Joan Bruce-Griffin
Dr. John Hairston
Dr. Charles Hefflin
Art Nance -- director St. Joseph Hospital
Margaret Washington -- president, Washington Associates
Russell Washington

Capt. Sherrill Brown
Lt. Col. George Charlton Jr. -- a Buffalo Soldier
Charlton Cherry
Marshall Fields -- Tuskegee Airmen
Major James Hilton Greene
Thomas Gunn -- Tuskegee Airmen
Brigadiere Gen. Robert W. Smith III.

Reginald Bridges -- attorney
Earl Buford Jr. -- Pittsburgh chief of police
Ophelia "Cookie" Coleman -- co-founder & vice president P.A.C.T.
Lt. Col. Hawthorne Conley
Tony Deluca -- Pennsylvania state representative
Alfonso Gibson -- chief of detectives, Washington, D.C.
Linda Perkins
Channing Phillips -- first black to be nominated by Democrats to run for U.S. President
Wendell Phillips -- House of Representatives, Maryland
Joe Rhodes -- Pennsylvania state legislator
Joe Preston -- Pennyslvania state legislator
Hon. Edward Tibbs
Richard Utley -- commissioner, Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs, Pennslyvania
• Deborah Walker
Hon. Warren Watson -- one of the first black judges in Allegheny County
Leslie Wiley -- director, office of International Visitors, U.S. Department of State
Lamonte Wilson -- first black fire captian/head of 911

Bishop Dwayne Darkins -- Greater Faith Tabernacle
Richard Goode -- pastor and developer, Atlanta.
Rev. Gerald Lloyd -- Fountain of Life
Rev. Loran Mann --- Pentecostal Temple COGIC

Clarence Bruce -- played with Homestead Grays
Chuck Cooper -- Boston Celtics, first black drafted in NBA
Clarence Doak -- track and field world-class athlete
Ed Fleming -- professional with Cincinnati Royals; swim coach at Westinghouse
Wes Garnet -- professional football player with San Diego Chargers
Eugene Harrison -- player with Pittsburgh Steelers
John Henderson -- player with Pittsburgh Steelers
Kenneth Hudson -- first black full-time referee for the NBA
Tony Liscio -- player with Dallas Cowboys
Melvin Myricks -- played with Kansas City Chiefs
Orin Richburg -- Olympic track coach
Maurice Stokes -- played with Cincinnati Royals
Joseph "Showboat" Ware -- all letter man

Carl McVicker Sr. -- Westinghouse music instructor, teacher to all of the musicians in the Hall of Fame


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