Inductees from 1994

  1. Vincent E. Cullen

    Categories: Education & Universities, Sports - Basketball

    Vincent E. Cullen, a native of Cranston, became a highly successful Director of Athletics and basketball coach for 29 years at Community College of Rhode Island and organizer of school's first basketball team. Vin Cullen served as its' first and only top athletic administrator whose teams won more than 500 games, a record for collegiate coached in our state. By the time of his retirement, he was the all-time winningest college basketball coach in New England. Read more >

  2. Dr. Eric Denoff (1913-1982)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Medicine & Health Care

    The late Dr. Eric Denhoff, 1913-1982, a native of Providence and co-founder of the famed Meeting Street School for children with disabilities and developmental delays. He volunteered his services as Meeting Street's medical director for 35 years, until his death in 1982.He was internationally recognized as a pioneer in the early detection of and treatment for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, as a practicing pediatric neurologist, scientist, author, and teacher whose memory is honored with the Annual Eric Denhoff Memorial Symposium on Child Development, established at Rhode Island Hospital. Read more >

  3. Edward P. Gallogly (1919-1995)

    Categories: Government & Politics, Law / Legal Pioneers, Military

    Edward P. Gallogly, 1919-1995, was a former Officer in the U.S. Navy, a State Senator, Lieutenant Governor, United States Attorney, and Chief Judge of the Rhode Island Family Court. Read more >

  4. Adrian Hall

    Categories: Theater

    Adrian Hall, a native of Texas who made his home in Providence, was the renowned former Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company, one of the country's most recognized resident theaters. He is credited with the development of the internationally acclaimed theater group into a national model for resident theaters. His vision was principle to the founding of the Company, and he is credited with being the single most driving force behind its' unqualified success. Read more >

  5. Edward J. "Rip" Higgins (1894-1979)

    Categories: Government & Politics

    Higgins, Edward J., 1894-1979

    Edward “Rip” Higgins was born November 16, 1894 to Irish immigrant parents in Warren. During WW I, Rip served in the U.S. Read more >
  6. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth " Lizzie" Murphy (1894-1964)

    Categories: Sports - Baseball, Women

    The late Elizabeth "Lizzie" Murphy, 1894-1964, a native of Warren, was an outstanding athlete who was the first woman ever to play in Major League Baseball competition, and who starred for more than thirty years for otherwise all-male professional, semi-professional, and amateur baseball teams throughout New England and other Eastern states. She has been cited as a legend in her time by both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island General Assembly. Her 100th birthday was celebrated as a town-wide observance in Warren on April 13, 1994. Read more >

  7. George J. Peters (1924-1945)

    Categories: Military

    The late George J. Peters, 1924-1945, a native of Cranston, was one of only three Rhode Islanders to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in action during World War II. The young U.S. Read more >

  8. Barbara-Jeanne "BJ" Seabury (1927-2002)

    Categories: Medicine & Health Care

    Barbara-Jeanne Seabury, 1927-2002, a native of Cranston and resident of Wakefield, was the Director of Rhode Island Hospital's Child Life Department from 1976 to her retirement in 1993. She was a nationally recognized pioneer in the revolutionizing of child care in the hospital environment, and a very active member of the steering committee for Hasbro Children's Hospital, as well as a a prolific author, teacher and administrator. She continued to serve a myriad of activities concerning the welfare of children with health problems. Read more >

  9. Dr. T. Steven Tegu

    Categories: Education & Universities

    Dr. T. Steven Tegu, a native of Greece who has lived in Providence and been a longtime professor of languages at Rhode Island College. He is a former finalist for the prestigious Jefferson Award, given annually for public service benefiting local communities. Read more >



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