ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
The purpose of the Burr and Burton Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize, honor and provide an enduring memorial for those persons whose outstanding contributions have enriched the athletic programs and brought honor to the school. The recognition of these individuals and their significant contributions to Burr and Burton Athletics provides role models for future generations to emulate.
 
Athlete – Candidates must have been on a Burr and Burton varsity team for two years, have graduated 10 or more years ago, and performed with excellence (i.e. All-League and/or All-State).
 
Coach – Candidates must have coached at least five years. Candidates may not have coached at Burr and Burton in the past five years in the same position for which they are being nominated. Candidates must have shown excellence in leadership and character, and achieved outstanding success.
 
Team – This category is for a varsity team from 25 or more years ago that performed with excellence (i.e. reached the championship game). Teams honored will have demonstrated the utmost level of teamwork. Team induction does not preclude athletes from being honored individually, nor does previous athlete induction preclude a team from being honored.
 
Friend of Athletics – This category is for a person or persons, other than a former coach or athlete, who has made a significant contribution to Burr and Burton’s athletic program through their attendance at games, dedication, and support of the school’s teams.
 
Burr and Burton Legend – Eligibility is for any person who contributed to Burr and Burton athletics in one of the above categories and whose contribution occurred 50 or more years ago.
 
 
ALUMNI RECOGNITION AWARDS
The committee has developed four annual Alumni Recognition Awards in addition to the Athletic Hall of Fame Awards. All candidates must have graduated from Burr and Burton 10 or more years ago. To serve as role models for current and future Burr and Burton students, nominees must exemplify the highest standards of responsibility and integrity, and be actively involved in service to their community.
 
Alumni Service Award – Candidates for this award should have rendered significant volunteer service to Burr and Burton and graduated 10 or more years ago. The candidate’s record of volunteer service might include, but is not limited to: Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, Class Agent and support of the school’s academic departments. Their volunteer endeavors facilitate the school’s mission.
 
Alumni Achievement Award – Candidates for this award should have a superb
record of outstanding contributions to their profession and community and graduated 10 or more years ago. The candidate’s record should include, but is not limited to: significant career accomplishments (all careers including the arts, business, non-profit, government, education etc.), professional impact on their field and community service.
 
Alumni Arts Award – Candidates for this award are chosen both for their accomplishments and contributions to the arts.  They must have graduated 10 or more years ago. Visual, performing, and media arts are considered.  Candidates serve as a role model by demonstrating a lifelong commitment to their discipline and the promotion of arts in their community and education.  The candidate’s record should include, but is not limited to: significant accomplishments in their specific art discipline, contributions to arts appreciation in their community and/or schools, and awards and recognition received.  
 
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award – Candidates for this award should have proven dedication and loyalty to Burr and Burton. Their leadership is evident to their fellow faculty and staff members. Their impact on students is measurable. An eligible candidate must have been a member of the faculty/staff for at least ten years, is not currently employed by the school, and may or may not be living.
 
For further information, please contact Pauline de Laszlo at pdelaszlo@burrburton.org or call 802-549-8277

Reunion Weekend '19

Reunion Weekend highlights will include:
  • Alumni Social on Friday evening (location TBD).
  • Food vendors by Taylor Field on Saturday.
  • Tours of the Burr and Burton campus and Mountain Campus.
  • Varsity football game, soccer, and field hockey games.
  • Cheer on your classmates inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • Bulldog Spirit cocktail party and Alumni Dinner at Taconic on Saturday evening. 
  • Lots of great restaurants, shopping, scenery, and walks in the Manchester area. 
To provide your address or for more information contact: Pauline de Laszlo at pdelaszlo@burrburton.org or call 802-549-8277. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring. We hope you can join us!

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletes:
Margot Benedict ’08 
Erika Metzger ’01 
Seth Rice ’82 
Raymond Spofford ‘83

Special Olympics Athlete:
Benjamin Comar ‘10

Coach:
Peter McNealus ‘79

Friend of Athletics:
Chip Edson

Legends:
Craig Fedor ’66 
William Fritts ‘68

Team:
1986 and 1987 Cheerleading Teams 

Alumni Service:
Sally Baldwin Utiger ‘48

Alumni Achievement:
Barbara Lombardy Keough ‘53

5thAnnual Alumni Arts:
Lauren Cauley ‘08

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletes
Jake Alexopolous ‘09
Jeffrey Charbonneau ‘05*
Kaelin “Liz” Hand Mackey ‘05
Kyle Midura ‘05
 
Friend of Athletics
Everett L. Elliott, Jr. ‘59
Thelma N. Goodell
 
Legends
David L. Fielding, Jr. ‘65
 
Coaches
David Curtis
 
Team
1979 – ’80 Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Alumni Service Award
Bill Wilson*
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Theresa Beers Taylor ‘85
 
Alumni Arts Award
Walter Hard 1900*
 
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Daniel DeForest

Hall of Fame Inductees 2012

Athletes
Amanda Clark ’01
Elise Henson ’02
Cailen Campbell McCormick ’02
John Scieszka ’93
 
Friend of Athletics
Bill Henkel
 
Legend
Lester "Bud" Griffith ’56
 
Team
1947 Football Team

Alumni Service Award
Jim Comar '70
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Cynthia Carrano Hayford '77
 
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Virginia "Gigi" Martin

Hall of Fame Inductees 2009

Athletes
Todd Ameden ‘81 
Greg Carrano ‘76
Scott Casey ‘81
Carolyn Hockman Whitney ‘82
Ellen Rodolfy Russell ‘84
 
Friend of Athletics
Benjamin F. Beers ‘61
 
Legends
Beatrice Longtin Sausville ‘53
Ted Jzyk ‘56

Alumni Service Award
Robert Treat '55
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Melanie T. Otis '69*
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Margaret Ellis

Hall of Fame Inductees 2006

Athletes
Bill Downey ’70
Boris Funtow ’71
Eric Knapp ’81*,
Lucy Gobbi Costa ’81
 
Friends of Athletics
Lewie Dean ‘63* 
Garth Caldwell
 
Coach
Eleanor Pfeil
 
Legends
Ruth Glover Jones ’41
Frank Squires ’52*
David Harwood ’54 

Alumni Service Award
Richard Hayes '54* and Nadine Marsden Hayes '56*
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Michael A. Powers '60
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Stan Pietryka

Hall of Fame Inductees 2003

Athletes
John Lombardy ’37
June Gilbert Hitchcock ’53
Jason J. Balch ’78
Kim Murphy Kantor ’80
 
Coach
David Blake
 
Friend of Athletics
Phil Squires ‘55


Hall of Fame Inductees 2002

Athletes
Donald Powers ‘37
Bonnie Brooks Fielding ‘65
Michael Kilburn ‘67
David Shehadi ‘77
Angel Rivera ‘79
Jennifer Roosevelt Tate ‘83
Jane Knight Haiar ‘87
Dawn King ‘91
 
Coaches
Catherine “Kay” Hosley Ambrose ‘27*
Eckehard “Ed” Latz
 
Friends of Athletics
Mary and John ‘58* Hawkins
Mable ‘34 and Norman ‘32 Thompson
 
*awarded posthumously

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletes
Elise W. Bartlett ’94
Damon Dudley-Macon ’96
Matthew T. Van Der Kar ‘02
 
Special Olympics
Emma Benasich ‘15

Coach
Bonnie O. Niles

Friend of Athletics
Chip Chamberlain

Legend
 
Jane Douglas Alles ‘56

Team
1985-86 Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Alumni Service Award  
Michael W. Kilburn ‘67
 
Alumni Achievement Award  
Seth B. Bongartz ‘72
 
Alumni Arts Award  
Christopher J. Madkour ‘77
 
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Ellen Bell Wilcox ‘57
 

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees


Athletes
Alex Elias ’04
Brendan Foerster ’04
Nancy Sheldon ’93
 
Friend of Athletics
Maurice Johnson
 
Legends
Richard H. Smith ’63
Virginia Hanlon Taft* ’64
 
Coaches
Marty Maher
Barb Miceli
 
Teams
1976, 1977 and 1978 Boys Varsity Basketball Team

Alumni Service Award
Jane Saxman Zecher ’57 and I. Stanford Zecher ’54
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Barbara J. Bardin ’69
 
Alumni Arts Award
Richard Erdman ’71
 
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Charles W. Scranton
 


Hall of Fame Inductees 2011

Athletes
Tarique Johnson ’93
John Harrington ’84
Sarah Scranton Marcks ’98
 
Friend of Athletics
Elizabeth “Betsy” Fowler
 
Legends
Robert Brock ’51
Diana Wilson ’56 

Alumni Service Award
Judith McCormick Taylor '57
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Faith Limric Burbank '56
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
John Wright '66
 
 

Hall of Fame Inductees 2008

Athletes
Stanley Wilbur ‘58
M. Audrey Salo Campbell ‘74
Steven Greene ‘76
Nathan Choice ‘78
Lemonie Hodge Humphrey ‘91
 
Friend of Athletics
Joseph Rizio ‘58*
 
Coach
Harvey Dorfman
 
Legends
Joseph Markey ‘50
Rita Jzyk Pash ‘55
Herbert “Bill” Bowen ‘56

Alumni Service Award
Jesse Ameden '49
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Phebe Ann Clarke Lewis '31
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Beverly Leslie

Hall of Fame Inductees 2005

Athletes
Michael Zambalis ‘64
Herb Spaulding ‘74
Glenn Squires ‘85
Maralise Merrill Boynton ‘90
 
Friend of Athletics
Ron Wilcox ‘57
 
Legends
Yvonne Longtin Bruley ‘54*
Dave Pash ‘53

Alumni Service Award
Ed Campbell '70
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Mildred Wilcox Orton '28
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
John Fay*
 

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletes
Benjamin Colegrove ‘96
Heidi Erbe ‘02
Alan McGraw ‘06
Edward Perkins ‘06
Wendy Zecher Irwin ‘76
 
Coaches
Lisa Kelly
Paul E. Kelly, Jr. 
 
Friends of Athletics
Howard L. Vincent
 
Legends
John J. Wright ‘66
 
Team
2005 Varsity Baseball Team
 
Alumni Service Award
Kimberlee R.B. Rizio ‘81
 
Alumni Acheivment Award
Miles T. Bryant ‘60
 
Alumni Arts Award
Jacqueline Bell Sargood ‘70
 
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Sally Ameden Zoufaly ‘69

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletes
Elizabeth ‘Bibit’ Marion Morgan ’03
Ed Panzarino ’91
Hayley Daden Van Der Kar ’01
 
Friends of Athletics
James E. Hand
John R. Hand
 
Legends
Christopher H. Bryant ’59
Alexander A. Zoesch ’53
 
Coaches
Anne Blake
John G. Eckhardt*
 
Team
1958 Boys Basketball Team

Alumni Service Award
Philip “Grub” Bourn ‘72
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Terry Badger ‘78
 
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Mary Rita Manley

Hall of Fame Inductees 2010

Athletes
Alex Johnson ’79
Kari Eklof Antonucci ’99
 
Coach
John Ezell
 
Friends of Athletics
Bruce Kern
Terry and Arlena Merrow
 
Legends
Patricia Mattison Kitchen ’59
Thomas Molloy ’57

Alumni Service Award
Peter Henry ‘60
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Poppy Gall ‘7
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Robert Leslie

Hall of Fame Inductees 2007

Athletes
Donald Badger ‘57
Harold “Chub” Waters ‘57
Sarah Mount ‘86
Cynthia Schlieder Mowry ‘87
 
Friend of Athletics
John Balch ‘40
 
Coach
Steven Houghton
 
Legends
Harold Thompson ’33* 
Michael McCooey ’53
 
Alumni Service Award
Douglas Shaw '47
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Samantha Eisenstein Watson '96
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Joseph McClellan

Hall of Fame Inductees 2004

Athletes
Thomas Hitchcock ‘54
Suzanne Dern Green ‘54
Steve Geriak ‘82
 
Coaches
Jeff Houghton
Gordon McClure
 
Friends of Athletics
Bob ‘43 and Ruth Stone ‘44 Fowler
 
Legends
Coach Bob Sparks
Christopher “Kip” Bowen ‘48

Alumni Service Award
David Bigelow '49*
 
Alumni Achievement Award
Angie Gaiotti Coolidge '79*
 
Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award
Don B. Otis
 
*Awarded posthumously