Neptune High School Hall of Fame Luncheon Saturday November 29, 2014. Photo credit: Jillian Clohosey and Jamie Ferguson, NHS JumpStart Communications
The Education Foundation of Neptune is pleased to announce the Neptune Hall of Fame Class of 2014:
Thomas Arnone, Class of 1981, has dedicates his life’s work to being a public servant. He has served as a Neptune City Councilman and Mayor, member of the Neptune City Board of Recreation Commissioners , youth coach and currently serves as a member of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Robert J. Coullahan, Class of 1971, is President and Co-Owner of Readiness Resource Group (RRG), a veteran-owned small business. He also completed 20 years of service to SAIC, a Fortune 300, $10 billion research and engineering firm and has more than 35 years of experience overseeing emergency management and critical infrastructure protection programs.
Verita Hill, Class of 1966, is a consummate volunteer. For more than 50 years, she has given much of her free time to township youth by way of Neptune Pop Warner and currently, American Youth Football and Cheer. She’s on the job advocating for youth 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Her tireless efforts over the decades have helped to shape the lives of many of the Scarlet Fliers’ greatest football players, cheerleaders and twirlers.
Louis Jordan, Class of 1972, has distinguished himself in the area of law enforcement with positions in the U.S. Army, Neptune Township Police Department, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and culminating with serving as the first Police Director for the Asbury Park Police Department. He currently serves as Security Manager for the Asbury Park School District and as an international consultant on gangs, youth violence and cultural diversity.
CDR. Douglas B. Quelch, Class of 1961, has risen through the ranks in the U.S. Navy, including six shipboard tours as Commanding/Executive Officer during his 22-year tour, as well as serving on exchange with the Royal Navy in Greenwich, England. Since retiring in 1990, his has served as an international management consultant, educator and veterans affairs stateside and abroad.
Gene Waddy, Class of 1986, is a visionary entrepreneur and owner of DIVERSANT, an African-American owned IT staffing and solutions firm that has grown to more than $100,000,000 in less than a decade. He credits his humble beginnings in the township and his parents’ mantra, “the world is your oyster son” with his success.
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