The Board of Directors of the Chaffey High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Carolyn Barnard Pryor, Ph.D., Class of 1958, has been selected as the 2016 Tiger of the Year. Carolyn was nominated by her classmate Niki Brown Rapattoni ’58.

While at Chaffey, Carolyn was editor of the 1958 Fasti, was a representative to Girls State, a member of the National Honor Society, a song leader, and graduation speaker. She received two scholarships that she used to continue her education at Lewis and Clark College, College of the Pacific and Whittier College where she graduated in 1962 with highest honors. She continued her post graduate education at the University of California, Berkeley (Master of Social Work) and University of Michigan (Ph.D.)

Carolyn’s career was in the field of social work. She began as a school social worker, then became a professor at Wayne State University. Currently she is a sociology instructor at Mt. Olive College and Brunswick Community College as well as a Clinical Social Worker and Adoptions Social Worker. She is very active in civic and community organizations as an educator.

Besides her career positions, she is a sailing instructor, sailboat captain and wedding minister with the Priority Sailing Academy. Finally, she works as an actor and model in commercial print and television and industrial films.

In the words of Niki Brown Rapattoni, “Carolyn has been an inspiration to everyone who has known her. Raised by missionary parents with high standards, she saw parts of the world none of us have seen. She has worked for social reform in many arenas, has given tirelessly of her time and talent to many causes, and has been recognized by her peers for her success.”

Carolyn joins these other distinguished alumni in the Tiger Hall of Fame: Howard Tipton ’54; Robert Shaw ’33; Betty Davenport Ford ’42; Joseph Wambaugh ’54; Howard P. Allen ’44; H. Jack Meany ‘41’ John S. Graettinger, M.D. ’39; Ernest Payne ’25; Harold “Tony” Zenz ’28; Robert Lyn Nelson ’73; Kobe Shoji, Ph.D. ’38; Samuel P. Crowe ’53; Hobart “Hobie” Alter ‘51’ John Svenson ’42; Anthony Munoz ’76; Alan Paul Haskvitz ’60; Margaret Sanders Stewart ’39; Henry Bumstead ’33; John Dean, Ph.D. ’44; Glenn Goldsmith ’46; Jim Brulte ’74; Philo Biane ’28; Robert Graber ’31; Gary Ovitt ’65; James McVicker, Jr. ’70; Clyde Francisco ’45, Rear Admiral James Davidson ’56, Bruce Grube, Ph.D.’60, Richard Jones, Ph.D. ’51, Ed Berryman ’38, Leonard Mather, Ed.D ’35, Don Morris, Ed.D. ’48, Patricia Sawyer Benner, Ph.D. ’60, Andy Rapattoni ’57, Col. David Forden ’66, Gary Byrne, Ph.D. ’60, Sue Olinger Ovitt ’65; Robert Williams, Ph.D ’58; and Thomas Moore, M.D. ‘65.

Andy RapattoniAndy Rapattoni, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Rapattoni Corporation and 2010 CHSAA Tiger of the Year, died April 8, 2015 at age 75. Andy's wife and high school sweetheart and partner in business is Niki Brown Rapattoni ’58.

Andy earned national recognition for developing software for the real estate industry. Rapattoni MLS software is used by more than 200,000 real estate professionals and its association management software is used by more than 80% of the nation’s realtors. In 2009, Andy was named one of the 100 most influential real estate leaders by Inman News; in 2013 and 2014 he was named to the Swanepoel Power 200, a list of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate.

After graduation from CHS in 1958, Andy continued his education at Chaffey College, Los Angeles City College, California State University at Los Angeles, and UCLA where he majored in engineering and minored in business. He began working in the real estate industry in 1965 as a commercial real estate broker and in 1968 joined Realtron Corporation, the first computerized real estate multiple listing service vendor. He and Niki founded Rapattoni Corporation in 1970.

Andy had a passion for driving and restoring cars. He rebuilt a 1934 Ford, restored two Ferraris, and raced Formula Fords and Karts. During the 1980s, Andy served as a judge at the Newport Concours d’Elegance. He and Niki shared an interest in theater (going back to their days at CHS) and provided financial and other support for several small theater groups. They established two scholarships: one for a theater arts student at CHS and one at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz in honor of Andy’s brother, a watercolor artist.

Andy is survived by his wife, Niki, of nearly 55 years; his sister, Gloria Rapattoni ’61 and her children; and his son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and JoAnn Rapattoni and their four children.

The Board of Directors of the Chaffey High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Moore, M.D., Class of 1965, has been selected as the 2015 Tiger of the Year. Tom was nominated by his classmates and former Tigers of the Year Gary ‘65 and Sue Olinger Ovitt ’65.

While at CHS, Tom was ASB President, a member of the Marching Tiger Band and on the water polo team, all while maintaining excellent grades and having a girlfriend – Peggy Personius ’65, whom he later married. Tom served as Valedictorian of the Class of 1965 and earned a four-year NROTC (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) scholarship to Yale. During the Vietnam War, he served as an officer on nuclear submarines, then returned to Yale where he earned his MD degree in 1979. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

While Tom was in medical school, Peggy (who is a registered nurse) worked as a director of family planning in Connecticut. When they returned to California after Tom graduated, Peggy worked as a an instructor/nurse in a midwife program at UCSD and as a nurse practitioner in Student Health at UCSD until her retirement in 2003.

Tom’s medical career has been in the specialized area of maternal-fetal health. He provides prenatal care for women with high-risk pregnancies and is a nationally-recognized expert on pregnancy and diabetes. His research centers on optimal management of diabetes in pregnancy, prenatal diagnaosis of fetal abnormalities and the clinical quantitation and assessment of amniotic fluid volume. He has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in major medical textbooks.

In addition to his clinical practice, Tom serves as dean of clinical affairs and CEO of the UC San Diego Faculty Practice. He is responsible for ensuring that UC San Diego Health System’s clinical programs and activities achieve the highest standards of service, quality, safety, compliance and overall performance.

Tom believes that service to society, especially the underserved, is the highest possible goal. As a physician, he has a unique opportunity to contribute to the personal health and well-being of his patients. In his words, “My strongest commitment is assisting mothers achieve their goals in birthing healthy babies. It’s very gratifying to help women understand how pregnancy affects their bodies and what they can do to ensure the outcome of their pregnancies.”

Tom and Peggy live in Coronado, California and have five grown children and 12 grandchildren. Tom is an accomplished photographer, plays drums in a jazz group, and he and Peggy love to sail.

Tom joins these other distinguished alumni in the Tiger Hall of Fame: Howard Tipton ’54; Robert Shaw ’33; Betty Davenport Ford ’42; Joseph Wambaugh ’54; Howard P. Allen ’44; H. Jack Meany ‘41’ John S. Graettinger, M.D. ’39; Ernest Payne ’25; Harold “Tony” Zenz ’28; Robert Lyn Nelson ’73; Kobe Shoji, Ph.D. ’38; Samuel P. Crowe ’53; Hobart “Hobie” Alter ‘51’ John Svenson ’42; Anthony Munoz ’76; Alan Paul Haskvitz ’60; Margaret Sanders Stewart ’39; Henry Bumstead ’33; John Dean, Ph.D. ’44; Glenn Goldsmith ’46; Jim Brulte ’74; Philo Biane ’28; Robert Graber ’31; Gary Ovitt ’65; James McVicker, Jr. ’70; Clyde Francisco ’45, Rear Admiral James Davidson ’56, Bruce Grube, Ph.D.’60, Richard Jones, Ph.D. ’51, Ed Berryman ’38, Leonard Mather, Ed.D ’35, Don Morris, Ed.D. ’48, Patricia Sawyer Benner, Ph.D. ’60, Andy Rapattoni ’57, Col. David Forden ’66, Gary Byrne, Ph.D. ’60, Sue Olinger Ovitt ’65 and Robert Williams, Ph.D., ‘58.
 

 

The Board of Directors of the Chaffey High School Alumni Association is proud to announce that Robert Williams, Ph.D., Class of 1958, has been selected as the 2014 Tiger of the Year. He was nominated by his classmate Niki Brown Rapattoni ’58.

Dr. Williams is a Distinguished Research Scholar of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland and was Director of the Institute from 1993-1998. Along with the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Institute operates the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA. Bob’s research specialties are nebulae, novae and emissions-line spectroscopy and analysis. He lectures widely around the world on the discoveries about the universe made by the Hubble Telescope and NASA space probes.

In his days as a student at Vina Danks Junior High School, Bob Williams was a member of the Astronomy Club. He was fascinated by the stars and dreamed of one day being an astronomer. In his senior year at CHS, the Fasti staff named Bob the “Student Most Likely to Succeed.”

Bob received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1962, and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Wisconsin in 1965.

He was a Senior Fulbright Professor at University College London from 1971-72, and received an Alexander von Humboldt Award from the German government in 1991.  In 1998 he was awarded the Beatrice Tinsley Prize of the American Astronomical Society for his leadership of the Hubble Deep Field project, and was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 1999 for the same project.  For more information on the Hubble Deep Field Project, please see this video.

Before joining the Space Telescope Science Institute, Dr. Williams spent 8 years in Chile as Director of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, the national observatory of the U.S. in the southern hemisphere.  Prior to that, he was Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona in Tucson for 18 years. 

Dr. Williams is currently Past President of the International Astronomical Union, headquartered in Paris, which is the sole world-wide organization serving all professional astronomers and promoting international astronomy.  He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he resides with his wife Elaine, a pediatric psychologist.

In the words of Niki Brown Rapattoni, “I have known Bob since CHS days (1955-195). He was a tall, skinny, good-looking, shy boy who was so smart, it was scary! He has had an illustrious career in the field of astronomy and has worked with, lectured for, and received numerous awards and recognitions from his collegues and world leaders. He is truly a gentleman and a scholar who has made a huge contribution to the world.”

Dr. Williams joins these other distinguished alumni in the Tiger Hall of Fame: Howard Tipton ’54; Robert Shaw ’33; Betty Davenport Ford ’42; Joseph Wambaugh ’54; Howard P. Allen ’44; H. Jack Meany ‘41’ John S. Graettinger, M.D. ’39; Ernest Payne ’25; Harold “Tony” Zenz ’28; Robert Lyn Nelson ’73; Kobe Shoji, Ph.D. ’38; Samuel P. Crowe ’53; Hobart “Hobie” Alter ‘51’ John Svenson ’42; Anthony Munoz ’76; Alan Paul Haskvitz ’60; Margaret Sanders Stewart ’39; Henry Bumstead ’33; John Dean, Ph.D. ’44; Glenn Goldsmith ’46; Jim Brulte ’74; Philo Biane ’28; Robert Graber ’31; Gary Ovitt ’65; James McVicker, Jr. ’70; Clyde Francisco ’45, Rear Admiral James Davidson ’56, Bruce Grube, Ph.D.’60, Richard Jones, Ph.D. ’51, Ed Berryman ’38, Leonard Mather, Ed.D ’35, Don Morris, Ed.D. ’48, Patricia Sawyer Benner, Ph.D. ’60, Andy Rapattoni ’57, Col. David Forden ’66, Gary Byrne, Ph.D. ’60, and Sue Olinger Ovitt ‘65.

 
The Board of Directors of the Chaffey High School Alumni Association is proud to announce that Sue Olinger Ovitt, Class of 1965, has been selected as the 2013 Tiger of the Year. Sue was nominated by her classmates Frank ’65 and Lynn Tegtmeier Valdez, CHS ’65.
 
Except for her years in college, Sue has lived her entire life in Ontario. While at CHS, Sue was a member of the Student Council, the Fasti staff, Big Sisters, Callistians Tri Hi Y, American Field Service Club, Scholarship Society and Girls Athletic Association. She was named a representative to both the Legislative Council and the Girls League.
 
After graduating from CHS, Sue attended Chaffey College (earning an Associate of Arts degree in 1967), and the University of Redlands (B.A., 1969 and Lifetime Teaching Credential, 1970). In 1969 she married her high school sweetheart, Gary Ovitt ’65 and 2000 Tiger of the Year. Their daughter Amanda graduated from CHS in 2004.
 
Sue has had three careers: first as a teacher; then, following a summer job in the early 1970s at Ontario Motor Speedway, as an administrator for Championship Management Events, Inc. (a sports event management and marketing company); and now as the senior field representative for California State Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-55th Assembly District). During her 40-year tenure at Championship Management, she traveled extensively and worked with sports figures such as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer; Mario and Michael Andretti, Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick and Helio Castronevas. For a time she also worked with former President Gerald R. Ford.
 
Sue’s community service is based in Ontario. Her favorite charities and non-profit organizations emphasis the education and welfare of children and the preservation of faith and family. She currently serves as a trustee of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, an elected position she has held since 2008. She is a board member for West End Family Counseling Services, Chaffey College Foundation, James L. White Foundation, Pacific Lifeline Transitional Women’s Shelter, and Soroptimist International of Montclair. In the past she has also served the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity, Ontario-Montclair YMCA, Community Senior Services and First 5 San Bernardino.
 
Sue has been recognized by many organizations for her volunteer work. She was the Chaffey College Alumnus of the Year in 2004; an Ontario Hero in 2005; and a Woman of Distinction for the YWCA in 2005. In 2010 she was recognized for her continuous service to the community when the Ontario Main Library was renamed the Ovitt Family Community Library.
 
In the words of Lynn and Frank Valdez, “Sue Olinger Ovitt has dedicated her life to improving the lives of her less fortunate neighbors and making her community a better place. She is truly an inspiration and well deserving at being honored as the 2013 Tiger of the Year.”
 
Sue joins these other distinguished alumni in the Tiger Hall of Fame: Howard Tipton ’54; Robert Shaw ’33; Betty Davenport Ford ’42; Joseph Wambaugh ’54; Howard P. Allen ’44; H. Jack Meany ‘41’ John S. Graettinger, M.D. ’39; Ernest Payne ’25; Harold “Tony” Zenz ’28; Robert Lyn Nelson ’73; Kobe Shoji, Ph.D. ’38; Samuel P. Crowe ’53; Hobart “Hobie” Alter ‘51’ John Svenson ’42; Anthony Munoz ’76; Alan Paul Haskvitz ’60; Margaret Sanders Stewart ’39; Henry Bumstead ’33; John Dean, Ph.D. ’44; Glenn Goldsmith ’46; Jim Brulte ’74; Philo Biane ’28; Robert Graber ’31; Gary Ovitt ’65; James McVicker, Jr. ’70; Clyde Francisco ’45, Rear Admiral James Davidson ’56, Bruce Grube, Ph.D.’60, Richard Jones, Ph.D. ’51, Ed Berryman ’38, Leonard Mather, Ed.D ’35, Don Morris, Ed.D. ’48, Patricia Sawyer Benner, Ph.D. ’60, Andy Rapattoni ’57, Col. David Forden ’66 and Gary Byrne, Ph.D. ’60.