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Hall of Fame Day at Brentwood High School October 7, 2016
Hall of Fame Induction Banquet October 8, 2016, South Hills Country Club

 

Hall of Fame Induction Banquet - October 8, 2016


Seven alumni will join the ninety-eight members currently in the Brentwood High School Hall of Fame. In order, by year of graduation, they include:

Class of 2015  
Michael "Micky" Urquhart Class of '77

Class of 2016
 
Frank R. Mihalovich Class of '62
Daniel A. Carlins Class of '69
Albert Paul DeAmicis Class of '69
Thomas A. Carlins Class of '73
Mark E. Coticchia Class of '75
Gregory Coticchia Class of '78

The careers and life contributions of these distinguished alumni span varied endeavors:

  • Micky Urquhart was a four year letterman on the Penn State Football team while also earning a degree in Accounting, in 1981. Currently he is President and CEO of People's Capital and Leasing Corporation, a $2+billion Financing Company which provides loans and leases to Corporations in the Printing, Transportation, Construction, Marine, Aviation, Machine Tool and Energy industries.
  • Frank R. Mihalovich exemplified loyalty and dedication to his community. As a member of Brentwood EMS for over thirty years, he was an EMT, chief engineer and President. He was a Director and Instructor of the Carrick Sportsman's Club, providing firearms safety classes to youth and adults. He served on the Brentwood Civil Service Commission for ten years and was a Judge of Elections for more than twenty years.
  • Daniel Carlins career includes twenty-four years as an Air Traffic Controller, and currently ,as owner of Carlins Tax and Financial Services. For over thirty years, he has served as a volunteer and treasurer for the Cribs for Kids organization and its predecessor, the SIDS Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. The organization is credited with reducing the rates of SIDS by educating parents and donating cribs for families who cannot otherwise afford them.
  • Albert DeAmicis rose through the ranks at the Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections while also returning to college and completing two Masters degrees: Public Policy and Management and International Affairs: Security and intelligence Studies. He is recognized for his expertise in Corrections and Security Threat Groups, authoring over twenty-five publications. He currently teaches at LaRoche College and Averett University.
  • Thomas Carlins graduated from Penn State in 1978, earning a degree in Architectural Engineering with an environmental Systems option, and including additional courses in lighting design. In 1995 he formed his own consulting engineering company. He has received multiple lighting design awards and been recognized for LEED construction standards.
  • Mark Coticchia uses his foundation of a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from Pitt, to assist in leading groups of medical talents to formulate improvements in healthcare. Now the Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, he is the author of several books on technology management and a speaker to global audiences.
  • Gregory Coticchia is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering. He currently serves that University as both its Director of the University's Student Startup Accelerator, "The Blast Furnace," and as an Executive in Residence for software and information technology. He has been in fourteen startups and founded four. He is a Distinguished Pitt (Katz) graduate.

Two retired Brentwood High School educators will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence. Eleanor Berge and Anna Maria Plewa will join Ross L. Munn and James Alaimo as teachers whose leadership and dedication have resulted in widespread esteem and appreciation among former students.

Spirit of Community awards will be presented to two local non-profits for contributions to the people and community of Brentwood. The Brentwood Park Initiative and the Duttine-Cavataio Drop the Puck on Cancer were each founded by Brentwood High School alumni and include many alumni in their organizations.


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