Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education
A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
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Hall of Fame

Foundation To Induct Three New Members at 2017 HOF Dinner

The Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education will hold its 19th Annual Hall of Fame (HOF) dinner at the Crystal Point Yacht Club on Friday, March 24, starting with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6:30 pm. The three alumni being inducted into the HOF this year are Thomas Handwerk, Class of 1969; Jean Martin Christie, Class of 1979; and Ralph Colombino, Class of 1987. Click on the names below the photos to download bios of the inductees.


 Ralph Colombino       Thomas Handwerk      Jean Martin Christie

During the evening, the Foundation will be recognizing 13 faculty and staff members from the District’s four schools:
  • Dave Johnson, Emily Bergmann, Matt Cilento, and Kim Welsh from Point Pleasant Borough High School;
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jennifer Nordyk, and Sue Fleming from Memorial Middle School;
  • Kathleen Gronert, Bethany Kobesky, and Karen Ficarra from Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School; and
  • Mim DeSomma, April Grasso, and Diane Orecchio from Ocean Road Elementary School.

In addition, the following 10 high school senior students will be recognized and each will be presented with $500 Leadership awards: Rachel Bailey, Jacqueline Boud, Bailey Clapp, Haley Hanrahan, Daniel Herrington, Denis Long, Devin Moeller, Justin Rafi, Mason Remondelli, and Amye Zalesky.

To purchase tickets please fill out and mail the 2017 HOF Reservation Form.

HOF Links and Resources

2016 HOF Journal

Hall of Fame and Honorees -- Complete List

Hall of Fame Nomination Form


Hall of Fame Bios

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2004-2009

2010-2016

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