• Haverford Inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame


    Haverford, PA – The Haverford Alumni Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the Inaugural Class will be inducted on November 1, 2016. The Hall of Fame recognizes the district’s alumni and staff who have contributed so much to enhance the quality of their community and their profession. The six honorees for this year represent the fields of journalism, medicine, law, business, education and science. They include: Dr. Joseph Schmuckler, Teacher 1951-1968, Renee Amoore, Class of 1971, David Hartman, Class of 1968, William Hoeveler, Class of 1944, Debra Knopman, Class of 1971, and William Marimow, Class of 1965.


    Schedule of Events

    11:30    Arrival and light lunch

    12:30    Tour of High School

    1:20       Induction Ceremony in Auditorium

    2:30       Reception with Honorees in West Commons



    WHEN:            TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
                               11:30 AM – 3:15 PM
                               200 Mill Road
                                Havertown, PA 19083




    William Marimow, 1965

    Mr. Marimow is the editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Marimow has twice won the Pulitzer Prize – first, in 1978, for a series of stories written with a partner about criminal violence by Philadelphia police, and in 1985, for investigative reporting about the Philadelphia Police K-9 unit, whose dogs were attacking innocent, unarmed men and women. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard Law School where he studied the First Amendment.


    Renee (Ramsey) Amoore, 1971

    Ms. Amoore was the first African-American woman to chair the state delegation to the Republican National Convention in 2004 and in 2008 she served as a keynote speaker. She is the founder of the Amoore Group, a service oriented corporation.  The Elevator of Achievement: Determination Requires a Choice is a book written by Amoore in which she demonstrates how women can move up the corporate ladder by shaping their own attitudes about success, prejudice, oppression, equality, business, and leadership.


    Dr. David Hartman, 1968

    Dr. Hartman was the first blind person to graduate from a U.S. Medical School. He is the author of the autobiography, “White Coat, White Cane: The Extraordinary Odyssey of a Blind Physician”, and the subject of a television movie “Journey from Darkness”. Hartman has been recognized for his contributions to the field of mental health and for his service to people with handicaps. He has been practicing psychiatry for 36 years in Virginia.


    Debra Knopman, Ph.D., 1971

    Dr. Knopman is a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.  Her project work spans a range of topics including long-term water management, policy options for disposition of nuclear waste, governance and funding for U.S. Gulf Coast recovery, and the design of a National Research Fund for Qatar. From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Knopman was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior.


    William M. Hoeveler, 1941

    William Hoeveler, a graduate of Harvard Law School, was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on April 5, 1977. He presided over the trial of deposed Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega and he oversaw 2000 of the hearings in the Elian Gonzalez deportation trial. Additionally, he oversaw landmark litigation on Everglades pollution. Members of the bar in South Florida compared him to President Abraham Lincoln, “He acted like Abe Lincoln, he never raised his voice, and he was a fabulous lawyer, and he as a great trial judge.”


    Dr. Joseph Schmuckler

    Dr. Joseph Schmuckler was a beloved Haverford High School teacher from 1951-1968. His ability to relate to students with empathy and encouragement combined with his outstanding pedagogical skills led him to become an international leader in science education. He authored and co-authored a number of books and articles, directed primarily to chemical education and the teaching of the sciences. He lectured widely in Europe, Korea and China. Dr. Schmuckler donated his letters and working papers to the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

    Alumni HOF 2016