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Eight MHS grads to be inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

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  On April 29, at 6 p.m., the Malden High School Alumni Association will induct the following graduates into the MHSAA Hall of Fame. Please join us at Anthony’s of Malden to honor these amazing individuals. For information on how to obtain tickets for the banquet, contact Camille Colantuoni at 781-632-1646 or email cmc5767@aol.com. If you would like to place an advertisement in the program book, please feel free to contact Len Iovino at 781-321-3568 or email him at lvi_mps@yahoo.com, or John Froio at 781-321-0339 or email him at jfroio38@verizon.net.

  In the field of Arts – Norman Greenbaum, Class of 1960: A composer, musician and member of the “Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band,” Greenbaum recorded “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago” and “Spirit in the Sky.” A mural of the commemorating song “Spirit in the Sky” was painted on the building at 110 Pleasant St., and it was dedicated in Greenbaum’s honor.

  In the field of Government – Richard Howard, Class of 1970: A former Malden mayor, Howard was instrumental in building five new K-8 schools and an Early Childhood Center. He was the past president of the Malden Chamber of Commerce, director of the YMCA and commissioner of the Malden Housing Authority.

  In the field of Business – Albert Spadafora, Class of 1964: Spadafora has spent more than 60 years providing hospitality services in Malden and is the owner and operator of Anthony’s of Malden. He is also the recipient of numerous awards for distinguished service and continuous generosity to the community.

  In the field of Education – Nancy Finkelstein, Class of 1960 (awarded posthumously): An English and French teacher in the Malden Public Schools, Finkelstein was president of the Malden Teachers Association and the president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. She worked with Governor Michael Dukakis to pass legislation to ease the effects of Proposition 2½ on cities and was head of the Massachusetts Cultural Alliance.

  In the field of Government – Michael Goldman, Class of 1967: In 1979, Goldman established Goldman Associates Consulting Services. He has worked as a political analyst on both television and radio. He is also a professor at many New England colleges, including Tufts, Northeastern and Suffolk Universities, and is a political columnist for The Lowell Sun. Goldman is the recipient of multiple national and local awards for excellence in communications and politics.

  In the field of Media – Ron Cox, Class of 1966: Cox has been the executive director of Urban Media Arts (UMA) since 2006. He is the producer and host of the long running series “Live on Tape.” UMA currently includes podcasts and programs in journalism, and it collaborates with community groups and businesses.

  In the field of Science – Dr. Sandra Velleman, Class of 1977: Velleman was named a Distinguished Professor for her research in food, agriculture, environmental sciences and animal science at Ohio State University. In addition to her scientific achievements, she is active in helping women and minorities succeed in the agricultural sciences.

  In the field of Technology – Phillip Hyde, Class of 1982: A technology entrepreneur, Hyde is the CEO of InContinuum Software, which is located in The Netherlands, and is the chief architect of its CloudController technology. He has been recognized as a cloud “Trend Setter and Innovator” by the Info-Tech Research Group. Hyde is fluent in four languages.

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