Group photo of the Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Cofounders of the Albany Booster Club

In 2000, Baum and Dunn, then parents of children in the district, created the booster club, which provides financial assistance and support to extracurricular district activities from athletics to the arts. They stayed active in the booster club long after their kids graduated from Albany High School and remain staunch supporters of Albany public schools.

Philip Schuyler High School Class of 1965

Co-captain and standout lineman on the Falcon football team; Section II champion heavyweight wrestler in 1965; after graduating from Wesleyan University went on to work in criminal justice; eventually became adviser to Gov. Hugh Carey; former Albany school board member and president.

Albany High School Class of 1965

Active in student government and clubs at Albany High; Vietnam War veteran who earned a Purple Hear t; began working in the state Assembly in 1975 as an intern and became Assembly chamber sergeant-at-arms in 1979, a position he holds to this day.

Longtime alternative-education teacher

Taught at Street Academy, which eventually became Harriet Gibbons High School, for 27 years; awarded Fulbright fellowships in Costa Rica and Namibia; volunteered for numerous local, national and international organizations, including being a board member on the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital District.

Albany High School Class of 1988

As a high-school swimmer, won five state titles: the 200-meter freestyle in 1986 and 1988 and the 500-meter freestyle 1986-88, and was twice named outstanding swimmer in the state championships in 1986 and 1988; at St. Bonaventure University he broke more than 10 records and his 500-meter record still held when he was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Hall of Fame in 2010.