2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
Ranney School honored several distinguished alumni and faculty members at its 2016 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on October 8, 2016. The annual event brought together more than 150 Ranney graduates, teachers, and families to celebrate the exemplary achievements of graduates, coaches, and faculty.
Among the inductees this year were: Responsive Textiles Designer Kristine Rodriguez (Class of 2008), whose collections have debuted in the Fashion Weeks of New York, Los Angeles and San Diego; CEO and Founder of the Some Spider Multimedia Network and Co-Founder of Diapers.com Vinit Bharara (Class of 1989) – the network’s ScaryMommy.com website is one of the largest entertainment parenting properties in the country; Asbury Park Travel Writer and Photographer Helen Pike (Class of 1974) whose illustrated books have honored the communities along New Jersey’s coastline.
Ranney School’s Hall of Fame awards are divided into four categories: Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Faculty, Visual & Performing Arts, and the Panther Athletic Hall of Fame. Additional 2016 inductees included: the Class of 1991’s Dr. Walter Greason of Monmouth University—he is founder of the International Center for Metropolitan Growth; Class of 1984 Alum and part-owner of Sea Bright’s Ama Ristorante and Driftwood Cabana Club William Stavola; Class of 2004 Alum and Performer Adam Metzger; former English teacher and Army Colonel A. Kevin Quinn (posthumously); former Forensics Coach and Middle School Administrator Nancy Wade of Jackson; current Performing Arts Chair John Doyle of Keyport; current Fifth-Grade Teacher Doreen Fowlkes of Holmdel; and current Coach Barbara Bongiovanni of Wall Township.
“From our current and former faculty members, who have served as model teachers, coaches, and advocates for their students both in and out of the classroom, to our alumni, who have successfully pursued their unique passions, these individuals continue to inspire their peers and current students,” said Alumni Director Tom Moriau. “They clearly represent our school’s mission to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society.”
Distinguished Alumni Award
Helen Pike, Class of 1974
Dr. Walter David Greason, Class of 1991
Distinguished Faculty Award
Mr. A. Kevin Quinn (posthumously)
Mrs. Nancy Wade
Mrs. Doreen Fowlkes
Ranney Panther Athletic Hall of Fame
William Stavola, Class of 1984
Coach Barbara Bongiovanni
Ranney Visual & Performing Arts Hall of Fame
Mr. John Doyle, Director of Performing Arts
Adam Metzger, Class of 2004
About the Ranney Hall of Fame
The Ranney School Distinguished Alumni Award is awarded to members of the Ranney Alumni Community for the purpose of bestowing recognition and appreciation for outstanding achievement. The recipients will have achieved distinction in some field of endeavor, including but not limited to the Arts, Community Service and Philanthropy or through outstanding character or dedication which has been of special service to humanity. The award is a meritorious reflection on the school and provides inspiration and encouragement for our young people.
The Distinguished Faculty Hall of Fame Award
was created to recognize members of the Ranney staff in honoring Ranney’s strong tradition of teaching excellence, dating back to 1960. The award is presented to outstanding faculty and staff members who are most representative of the best qualities of Ranney teaching. The Alumni Office welcomes nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Award from all members of the Ranney family (students, parents, alumni, administration and faculty).
The Ranney Panther Athletic Hall
of Fame recognizes and honors former Ranney athletes and teams, past and present coaches, and other members of the Ranney community for their outstanding citizenship, character, integrity and good moral fiber while serving Ranney School’s athletic program. These contributions have been of high caliber and have brought credit to the school
NEW for 2016: The Ranney Visual & Performing Arts Hall of Fame recognizes and honors former Ranney students, past and present teachers, advisors or directors and other members of the Ranney community that have made a positive contribution to the arts program at Ranney School. These contributions have been of high caliber and have brought credit to the school.