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 our online
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.
Deborah A. Aviles
A partner at Lewis, Johs, Avallone, Aviles Law Firm, Ms. Aviles was rated a top "legal eagle" by Pulse Magazine. Her practices include supervision and trial of cases in all areas of defense litigation. She is currently a member of the Supreme Court Committee as well as the Bench/Bar Association and serves as the Chair of the Independent Judicial Qualifications Commission for the 10th Judicial District. Deborah formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, the American Lung Association of Nassau/Suffolk Counties, and Long Island University, School of Paralegal Studies. She has been recognized by Cambridge's Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in legal services
James Chenevey, Jr.
After breaking the NYS strike out record in 1983 (which still stands) James Chenevey went on to be a standout player at Harvard University earning a place on Harvard University's all time letter winner list. After being drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 5th round, Jim played minor league baseball for two years and then went on to receive his graduate degree in Business from Harvard Business School. He currently is the CEO of Earthlite, a health, wellness and fitness company and has engaged in many philanthropic efforts in the San Diego area.
After being named Valedictorian for Division Avenue's Class of 1990, Thomas Hutchinson attended Yale University and the Wharton School. When he graduated from Yale in 1994, he held the record for stolen bases in a season. Tom is currently working at Merrill Lynch as an Investment Advisor Representative. In addition to his duties, he serves as a mentor to young financial advisors. Despite his rigorous work schedule, he finds time to coach his four children in various sports and has been involved in a variety of philanthropic causes. He began the "Fathers Club" in Orange, CT that single handedly put interactive whiteboards in every classroom of his local school district. He supports the Northeast Baseball School Community that promotes youth sports in communities that most need it and he has continued to support the Yale Baseball Alumni as well as the DAHS Baseball program.
Eve Irvine (Berg)
Ms. Irvine started her career as a patrol officer for the Inglewood Police Department. Irvine began her career in 1982 as a cadet and became a police officer with the city two years later. She was promoted to detective in 1990, becoming a nationally recognized expert on domestic violence, and captain in 2003. She also served as the department's press officer. She moved up the ranks and soon became the first female Chief of Police for Manhattan Beach Police Department in 2011. She has repeated that historic accomplishment once again as she has currently has been named Chief of Police for the Torrance Police Department. She was named "one of the fascinating Angelenos" by L.A. Weekly's People 2013, in a feature article entitled, "Eve Irvine: Hail to the (Police) Chief".
Mr. Israel has spent his life in public service, serving the people of Long Island. He served on the Town of Huntington board and served as US Congressman from New York's 3rd congressional district representing portions of Nassau and Suffolk counties for 16 years. He currently serves as Chairman and Distinguished Writer in Residence of Long Island University's Global Institute, where he has hosted several political figures for one-on-one public interviews at the Tilles Center, notably former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden and, this fall, former President George W. Bush He also served as Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee from 2015-2017, is an author of two novels and a regular columnist for the New York Times.
Mr. Karplioff was head of security and life safety for the World Trade Center. He gave his life saving others on 9/11 inside Tower Two. Those who knew him for years and those who only met him on that tragic day told of his courage, strength and sweetness.
Holmes Sterling Morrison
A founding member of the Velvet Underground, guitarist Sterling Morrison was part of a New York musical scene that brought a vibrant new cultural dimension to rock music at the height of the sixties. In 1965 he helped form the first "alternative rock" band. Their debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico was released in 1967 and was called the "most prophetic rock album ever made" by Rolling Stone in 2003. They have been ranked #19 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Holmes Sterling Morrison passed away in 1995.
John Nixon joined the CIA as a senior analyst and did several tours in Iraq before being recognized by a number of federal agencies for his contribution to the war effort. During his time with the CIA, Nixon regularly briefed people at the most senior levels of the US government. He also taught leadership analysis to the new generation of analysts coming into the CIA at the Sherman Kent School, the Agency's in-house analytic training center. He was the lead interrogator of Saddam Hussein. He recently published the book
Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein.
Since leaving the Agency in 2011, Nixon has worked as an international risk consultant in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Larry Quinn was an All-American lacrosse goaltender at Johns Hopkins University from 1982-1985. Considered to be one of the best to ever play the game, Mr. Quinn was awarded the Lt. Raymond Enners Award as the Nation's top player (twice) and the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award in 1984 and 1985 as the nation's best goalie. He led the Blue Jays to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1984 and 1985 and went on to win world championships with the US National Team in 1986, 1990 and 1994. He has been inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of fame (2000) and in 2018 was awarded the Tewaaraton Legend Award for his performance in college. Mr. Quinn is a partner at Tydings and Rosenberg, LLP and is a recipient of the Maryland Super Lawyer designation.
Dr. Steinberg is a craniofacial surgeon who founded the Facing Futures Foundation in 1988. The Foundation's focus is the surgical correction of birth defects found in children from remote areas of the world. Because these areas do not have the medical facilities necessary to help the children who need them, the Foundation brings each child to Jacksonville, Florida, to allow proper conditions and assemble the best team of doctors needed for the case. In addition, the Facing Futures team of health practitioners travels to Vietnam on an annual basis. In that time, they have helped hundreds of children with virtually every type of facial disorder. In addition, dozens of Vietnamese surgeons have been trained in the latest procedures, enabling them to continue the Facing Futures mission. Since 1988, Dr. Steinberg has worked with a team of nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons, anaplastologists and other professionals to provide free medical care to hundreds of children. Dr. Steinberg is a Professor and Director of the Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship of the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville Florida.
Mr. William Tierney is currently the head Lacrosse coach at the University of Denver, and in 2015 he became the first college coach to win the NCAA D1 Championship west of the Eastern Time zone In addition to his success at the University of Denver, he coached six NCAA D1 championship teams at Princeton and was part of a coaching team that won championships at Johns Hopkins University. In 1983 he was named Division III Coach of the Year and was later named USILA Coach of the Year (1992). Mr. Tierney was inducted into the Long Island Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1994), the New Jersey Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1999) and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2002) with a winning percentage of 77.2, ranking among the best in the sport's history.
Maureen (Moe) Tucker
A member of the Velvet Underground, drummer Moe Tucker was part of a New York musical scene that brought a vibrant new cultural dimension to rock music at the height of the sixties. Apart from drumming, Tucker sang co-lead vocals on three Velvet Underground songs. Aside from recording with the Velvet Underground, Tucker released several solo albums and performed on albums by a variety of other artists. The Velvet Underground have been ranked #19 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. In 2017 Tucker played at the Grammy Salute to Music Legends awards ceremony. The Velvet Underground was the recipient of the 2017 Special Merit Grammy Award.
Mr. Wein was an American comic book writer and editor. He worked for DC Comics and Marvel Comics as a writer, editor-in-chief, artist/illustrator and co-creator of new and unique comic book characters. He wrote 4 episodes of the animated Batman series for TV. He revived the X-Men Comic, and was co-creator of the Wolverine and Swamp Thing characters. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2008. Leonard passed away in 2017.