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Hilton School Districts inducts three into Alumni Hall of Fame - Oct. 4, 2013

Hilton Central School District welcomed three Hilton High School graduates into the Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 4, 2013. The inductees are Mr. John Abbott, deputy superintendent of the East Irondequoit School District; Dr. Nancy (Munzert) Carriuolo, president of Rhode Island College; and Dr. Christine (Robillard) Isaacs, associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

John Abbott, Class of 1975, went on to earn his BS and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Business Administration from The College at Brockport, and his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to his career as a business administrator and superintendent, Abbott serves on several boards, including the Monroe 2 – Orleans BOCES Board of Education, Monroe County School Boards Association, NYS School Boards Association and Hilton CSD Board of Education. Abbott continues to advise, manage, support and direct many educational endeavors as he continues to “pay it forward.” He is a resident of Greece, NY and his children attend Hilton Schools.

“It is very humbling knowing that my children will see my photo hanging in this auditorium,” Abbott said after accepting his award. “It gives me a great sense of pride.”

Dr. Nancy Carriuolo, Class of 1966, was named the ninth president of Rhode Island College in 2008. Her wide-ranging experience in higher education includes serving as the director of the Office of School/College Relations at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of New Haven. Carriuolo is the author of over 30 publications with regional, national or international audiences. Paul Simon, while a U.S. senator, read into the Congressional Record one of her essays originally published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

“I had to be a good reader and writer to advance in my career,” she told a group of English students. “I spend a lot of time with CEOs of businesses and what always comes through is that they want to hire young people who know the rules of language.”

Carriuolo earned bachelors and master’s degrees from The College at Brockport and a Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo. She also attended the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where she completed post-doctoral studies. Carriuolo resides in Providence, RI.

Dr. Christine Isaacs, Class of 1989, is associate professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University, she earned her postgraduate doctor of medicine degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, then went on to complete her postdoctoral training, residency and internship at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also serves as division head for General Obstetrics and Gynecology, and director of Midwifery Services. Isaacs also serves as the faculty staff physician for the Department of obstetrics and Gynecology at the VCU Medical Center and Women’s Health at Stony Point. Named Top Award Earner in Richmond Magazine Top Docs two years in a row, Isaacs has a long list of accolades in her young career.

“A lot of great ingredients get poured into our lives enabling us to succeed,” said Isaacs, who now resides in Richmond, VA. She spoke to students interested in medicine and fielded questions on hypnotherapy, becoming a nurse practitioner versus a doctor, and studying to be a medical doctor versus an osteopathic doctor.

The inductees took part in a full day of activities at Hilton High School, including speaking to classes, touring the district, enjoying dinner with family and friends, and being introduced at the Hilton Cadets football game as part of the Homecoming festivities.

Since 1999 the HCSD Alumni Hall of Fame has inducted 46 members and honored them and their accomplishments with the installation of wall of plaques in the Hilton High School auditorium.

Nominating Deserving Alumni  Please complete a  Nominating application  Nominees/nominators submit an informational resume with attached documentation and recommendations to the Hilton Alumni Hall of Fame, c/o Superintendent David Dimbleby, 225 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468. The purpose of the Alumni Hall of Fame is to recognize Hilton High School Alumni who have achieved distinction, outstanding accomplishment or significant contribution to their school, family, career, community or personal life. The Hall of Fame is prominently displayed in the auditorium of Hilton High School, 400 East Ave., Hilton, NY.  Open to graduates who have been graduated for 15 years or more, the HHS Alumni Hall of Fame seeks to recognize and honor alumni who have excelled in their careers and personal lives. Selection is based on an individual's achievements, community and civic involvements and other exemplary life activities. The first Hilton High School Alumni Hall of Fame Selection Committee was convened in 1999. There have been 46 outstanding Hilton High School alumni who have been inducted in the Alumni Hall of Fame. For further information, contact Superintendent David Dimbleby at 585-392-1000, ext. 7043.

History of HHS Alumni Hall of Fame  The first Hilton High School Alumni Hall of Fame Selection Committee was convened in 1999.  There have been 46 outstanding Hilton High School alumni who have been inducted in the Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hilton High School Alumni Hall of Fame Selection Committee performs a review of each nominee's educational achievement; job-related achievements; honors and awards; community involvement; personal accomplishments; and/or any other appropriate qualifications which merit consideration.

Hilton High School 2010 Alumni Hall of Fame

Hilton High School 2006 Alumni Hall of Fame Members

Hilton High School 2003 Alumni Hall of Fame Members

Hilton High School 2001 Alumni Hall of Fame Members

Hilton High School 1999 Alumni Hall of Fame Charter Members