Welcome to the Levittown Alumni Hall of Fame
To recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves by their contributions in their field of work, study or athletics.
Want to Nominate A Levittown Alumni?
- Nomination can be made by using the Alumni Hall Of Fame Nomination Form.
- Nomination forms will be made available on or before January 1st of each year. Once a person is nominated they will remain in consideration for three years if not immediately selected.
A nominee must have graduated from either Division Avenue High School, Levittown Memorial High School, or General Douglas MacArthur High School a minimum of 10 years prior to nomination. Current employees are excluded.
Linda Jo BelsitoMacArthur High School
After graduation Ms. Linda Jo Belsito went on to enlist in the US Navy and then became a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. Linda had a passion for health and well-being and became the state powerlifting champion in 1985, 1986 and 1991. She also was the national power lifting champion in 1990, the World power lifting champion in 1990 and the national dead lift champion in 1991.
Linda is an amazing athlete who has dedicated her life to the health and well-being of everyone around her. From Levittown to the US Navy to the USPHS, she is still in the gym four days a week lifting, coaching and inspiring every "body" around her.
Janet Conway (Stallman)Levittown Memorial
Janet enlisted in the US Air Force immediately following graduation where she worked in the base hospital for the majority of her service. At the completion of her service she attended the University of Houston as well as the State University of Austin followed by Temple University. She attended the residency program at Scott White Hospital where she was offered a fellowship in Pathology and Therapeutics as well as asked to remain. She further attended Texas A&M and graduated from there with an MD in Pathology. Janet then went on to Hoag Memorial Hospital System in Newport CA where she worked for 17 years as a Senior Pathologist. She has gone on to writing papers for pathology magazines, schools and hospitals.
John (Christopher) EaganDivision Ave. High School
Mr. Eagan graduated Division Avenue with the class of 1969 and has attained a Bachelor's degree from University Colorado and a J.D. from Fordham Law School in 1977. A member of the Fordham Law review, he has since gone on to become an extraordinarily successful attorney in the area of Corporate Finance as well as a successful amateur athlete completing three Ironman triathlons. Seven years ago Mr. Eagan approached the Division Avenue High School administration to propose the Dragon Pioneer Scholarship. Since then twelve students have been recognized for carving out a unique path in pursuit of their passions and achieving uncommon success as a result. The Scholarship is intended to honor two students who exemplify a pioneering spirit whether it be through creativity in the arts, commitments to academic achievement, or to community service or any combination of these.
These twelve individuals have been awarded a total of $240,000 in scholarships and have gone on to attend prestigious universities in pursue of their unique pathways. The Eagan Pioneer Scholarship is now one of the most sought after scholarships at Division Avenue High School as he continues his generosity along with his sister Ria Eagan.
Michael HershmanMacArthur High School
Michael Hershman began his career in intelligence and investigations in Europe during the late 1960s as a special agent with the US Military Intelligence, specializing in counter-terrorism. After leaving the military, he moved to investigations of government misconduct and financial fraud for the NYS Attorney General's office and the Office of the Mayor of NYC.
He is an internationally recognized expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, litigation and security. The Fairfax Group, which was founded in 1983, has been retained by governments, corporations, law firms and international financial institutions to assist on matters relating to the conduct of senior-level officials and/or the entities with which they do business. He has given hundreds of speeches throughout the world on issues related to transparency and accountability and has provided commentary on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN and Fox News. Michael has been quoted and published in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Post, USA Today and the National Law Journal. Michael has devoted his entire career to the principles of transparency and integrity in business, government and sports.
Keith HurdDivision Avenue High School
A live entertainment producer and theatrical promoter in NYC, Keith Hurd produced the Emmy-nominated TV series Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal for five years, receiving six Emmy nominations.
Keith is president of Marketing Entertainment Group in New York City and is a producer/co-booker of concerts at The Green Room 42. An illustrious career working on Broadway marketing and promoting shows, most recently The Illusionists, Rock of Ages, Bat Out of Hell and Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Other Broadway productions include: The Producers, Liza Minnelli at the Palace, Billy Joel's Movin' Out, Fosse, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, Swing, Proof, Jackie Mason, Jekyll & Hyde, Noises Off, The Allergist's Wife, Edward Albee's The Goat, Take Me Out, Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis and Fuerza Bruta in Union Square.
He was also responsible for marketing the STAR WARS film concerts for the New York Philharmonic, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Concerts at Lincoln Center and pianist Lang Lang at Carnegie Hall. Keith was producer/co-booker of concerts at Feinstein's at Loews Regency cabaret for four years.
Keith Hurd graduated from Binghamton University with a double major in music and French romance languages and literature and studied at La Sorbonne University Paris IV. He is a longtime supporter of Binghamton University and has hosted Broadway industry panels in NYC for students and is a Guest Lecturer teaching Business of Theater. Keith is a member of the Binghamton University Dean of Arts & Sciences Advocacy Council and a board member for the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Jeffrey KingMacArthur High School
Jeff attended Lehigh University after graduating and played lacrosse from 2002 through 2006. He served as captain of the lacrosse team for three years, was a three time all-patriot league selection on defense and was awarded the Defensive Player of the Year in the Patriot League in 2006. He was voted Athlete of the Year by his teammates for two years and in his senior year received the Outstanding Leadership Award by the Lehigh Athletic Department.
From 2006 to present he is the Project Executive at the Clark Construction Group, Residential Division. He is responsible for planning, monitoring and supervising the on-site construction, engineering and administration activities from pre-construction to successful completion of residential projects. Most recent projects include City Center DC, Washington, DC (2.34 million square feet), 7770 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD (342,000 square feet) and 1244 South Capitol Street, Washington, DC (336,000 square feet).
Jeff is also the Defensive Coordinator for the Varsity Lacrosse Team at Gonzaga College HS in Washington, DC. The Eagles won seven straight WCAC championships (2010-2016) and was a featured US Lacrosse All-Americans, WCAC 1st team All-League players.
Jeff has been and continues to be an inspiration to friends, colleagues, students and family who see not only his work ethic, but his commitment to all his fields of endeavor as well as to his community.
Jason LiquoriDivision Avenue High School
Jason's career in television has spanned several different genres including news and sports, live event coverage, reality shows and documentaries, national commercials, indie films and underwater photography. His versatile skill set has taken him all over the world working in over 40 countries and 40 states as Director, Technical Supervisor, Wireless Video Technician, Sound Mixer and Lighting Tech. Jason joined C Mount Industries in 2006 with the desire to improve and innovate filed production and has since been dedicated to creating custom gear solutions based on his years of experience to serve crew and production needs.
Jason has been known for his expertise in producing and directing, Jack vs Lanterns (2017), Alien Vengeance, The First Encounter (2006) and Indiscretions (2009).
Jason has used all his tools that the Levittown Schools offered to become not only a successful person in his industry but also a successful businessman.
James McDermottMacArthur High School
James McDermott didn't always aspire to a career in law enforcement, but his father, a NYC firefighter woke him up early one Saturday morning when he was 16 and said "Come on, you're taking the Police exam."
The process of becoming a New York City Police officer began in earnest when he was 19. James said, "Right away, I felt like I was home." After decades of serving the NYPD and the Nassau County Police Department, James took on a new role as president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, which represents nearly 2,000 officers. He was elected to the most powerful position in the union. Noting that he has had strong relationships with people in the diverse neighborhoods in which he had served and that as PBA president one of his chief priorities would be community outreach.
As president he has ensured that police officers have the best training available and are provided with the most up-to-date equipment and facilities in order to better protect the public. James McDermott is always ready to speak up on behalf of all PBA members. He states, "I've been in their shoes, and I respect the job they are doing."
Seth TierneyMacArthur High School
Seth is exactly what the Levittown Hall of Fame stands for. He worked hard as a lacrosse player at MacArthur High School before going on to play college lacrosse at one of the premier Division 1 Colleges, including as a Captain in his senior year. Since his playing time ended, Seth continued working to advance the game of lacrosse. He has coached as an Assistant at two Division 2 programs, Hofstra and Hopkins. He went on to become a top Division 1 coach at Hofstra University. He has helped numerous players become All Americans and has also coached a Tewaaraton Trophy winner. Seth also had the honor of representing his country as an Assistant Coach at the 2018 World Championships, one that the US won a gold medal; and he has been asked to continue in the position for the 2022 games.
PMost recently, Seth was named as an inductee into the LI Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He has given numerous lectures to youth lacrosse organizations about the game and also about the recruiting process.