WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Livingston High School (LHS) Alumni Hall of Fame reception was held Oct. 10 and was sponsored by the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) to honor the newest members of the LHS Hall of Fame and Leadership in Educational Achievement and Dedication. (LEAD) The Hall of Fame inductees were as follows: Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Class of 1981; Charles R. Bendit, Class of 1971; Larry Fieber, Class of 1968; and Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Class of 1986. The LEAD award recipients were Jim Ransegnola and Don Schwartz.
Dr. Ayyadurai said, “The invention of email was a product of Livingston as well as Newark. There is a myth that big innovations can only come out of a big institution, but it came out of a local ecosystem.”
Dr. Ayyadurai stressed the importance of the right opportunities and the support of mentors, teachers and family.
“I was fortunate to have very good teachers at the Livingston schools,” added Dr. Ayyadurai.
Dr. Steinbaum said, “This has been one of the most special days I’ve had. I am so honored and thrilled.”
“I am humbled and honored to be a part of tonight’s program," said Fieber. "Coming home reminds me of how much Livingston has prepared me for life. It gave me a wonderful foundation.”
President of LEF Heidi Cislo and Emcee Mark Stern, principal of LHS provided welcoming remarks prior to the induction ceremony.
Ronnie Konner, who serves on the Livingston Board of Education said, “I think that this is one of the most fun things the LEF does for the community. The LEF has done a remarkable job in involving the community. I’m proud on so many different levels.”