2010 Honorees

2010 Honorees

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Pictured in photos from left to right: Headmaster, Ed Rozmiarek, Thomas Hayes '78, Patrick Tighe '84, Dr. Arnold Trebach '46, George Simonian '45, Representing Helen Sawyer Hogg '21 is David Hogg.

 

TOM HAYES 

 Tom Hayes graduated from Lowell High in 1978 and is now one of America's best-known business strategists, celebrated for his insights on how new technology is reshaping popular culture.  He is the author of several best-selling books, including Jump Point: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business and No Size Fits All: From Mass Marketing to Mass Handselling.

 
After graduating from Boston University, Hayes moved to California's Silicon Valley and launched a career in high technology.  Today, he is chief marketing officer at Marvell Technology Group and has held senior executive positions at Hewlett Packard and Applied Materials.  He regularly advises new start up companies, and sits on several advisory boards.  He is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and a columnist for the Huffington Post.  He and his work have been featured in the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and CNBC.
 
In the 1990s, Hayes gained global notoriety for founding and leading Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, a large public-private collaboration that guided the San Francisco Bay Area out of it's worst economic recession to date.  In the 1970s, while president of the student government at Lowell High School, Hayes similarly led a successful campaign to win city funding for the high school’s much-needed expansion and renovation.
 
In high school, Hayes was senior class president, student council president, editor-in-chief of The Review and a member of the National Honor Society. In 1978, he was the first male student ever awarded the Good Citizenship Award from the Lowell chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Since, Tom has received numerous community awards, including Man of the Year from the Silicon Valley Women’s Fund.
 
Hayes has completed executive programs at Stanford University and Harvard
Business School.  He and his wife Estelle and family reside in Silicon Valley.
 
Patrick Tighe
Patrick Tighe is an Architect in Los Angeles, California and principal of Tighe Architecture. His firm is committed to creating an authentic, contemporary Architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since the inception of the firm in 2001, a strong and diverse body of projects has been realized that include city developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed use projects, civic art, installations and residences.
 
In 2007, Patrick Tighe was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture. The previous year, Tighe was the recipient of the American Institute of Architect’s Young Architect Award and the 40 under 40 award. Tighe is a Fellow of the American Academy, The MacDowell Colony and was recently nominated for Fellowship of The American Institute of Architects. The work has received numerous awards including five National AIA Honor Awards as well as American Architecture Awards, a progressive Architecture Award, Los Angeles Architecture Awards, West Side Prize, Best of Year Awards as well as local AIA Honors. The work of Tighe Architecture has been published extensively and exhibited internationally.
 
Tighe has long been a champion for affordable housing and sustainability. The recently completed West Hollywood Affordable Housing project for people living with disabilities served as a pilot for the City’s Green Building Ordinance. Buildings have been realized throughout the US and the firm is now developing projects in Morocco, Asia, Colombia and the Middle East.
 
Prior to establishing Tighe Architecture, Tighe was an associate at Morphosis Architects where he worked with Prizker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Tighe is also an educator and currently serves on the faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc). Patrick lectures on his work and has been published extensively. A monograph of the firm’s work is forthcoming.
 
Tighe graduated from Lowell High School in 1984 and grew up in the Fort Hill neighborhood of Lowell. While at Lowell High School, Tighe excelled in the Arts. He currently lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife (Tish Abraham, LHS class of 1984) and their 2 children.

 

ARNOLD S. TREBACH
Arnold Trebach graduated from Lowell High school  in 1946.
While serving as Chief, Administration of Justice Section, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, he was the lead author of the 1961 Justice Report of the Commission. The report dealt with police brutality to minorities, which was quoted favorably in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion.
 
He founded the nonprofit Drug Policy Foundation in 1986 and served as its first chairman and president until 1997. DPF has been recognized as one of the leading forces for rational drug policy reform in the world. He has been the subject of an international campaign that sought his nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Trebach has been called the Father of the Modern Drug Policy Reform Movement and the Shadow Drug Czar.
 
 His books include The Rationing of Justice,  The Heroin Solution,    The Great Drug War,  Legalize It? Debating American Drug Policy,  and Fatal Distraction: The War on Drugs in the Age of Islamic Terror.   He has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs. Also he has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag. The American University twice conferred on him its highest award for scholarship: for the academic years 1978-79 and 1983-84.
 
He holds a J.D. degree from the New England School of Law and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. A selection of his past positions include: Administrator, National Defender Project, National Legal Aid and Defender Association; Chief Consultant on Administration of Justice, White House Conference on Civil rights; founder and President, University Research Corporation;  co-founder and Chairman, National Committee on the Treatment of Intractable Pain; Professor, College of Public Affairs, American University;  member, Working Group on Substance Abuse and Criminality, National Academy of Sciences; and consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, Congress, CIA, and other national agencies.
 
He is married to Marjorie A. Rosner and has three sons and five grandsons.
 
GEORGE  SIMONIAN
George Simonian graduated from Lowell High School in 1945 and lived in the highlands section of the city until 1967.  As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  A graduate of Trinity College, George went on to receive a masters degree from Boston University with advanced graduate studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Colorado University, Salem State College and Harvard University. He is also a retired Captain of the United States Air Force where he served in occupied Germany as an Officer flying in RB-26’s.
 
George started his teaching career at Lowell High School in 1950 as a permanent substitute. He went on to teach Biology at Chelmsford High School where he became the 1st Head of the Science Department, the 1st Athletic Director, the 1st Varsity Cross-Country coach and the 1st President of the Chelmsford High School Faculty Association. From 1973 until 1988, George was the Principal at Chelmsford High when, among other achievements, it became a National Model School for the House Plan High School and National Model School for its International Exchange Programs.
 
George has been extremely active at the high school since retirement. He co-founded the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association in 1988, established an Alumni Hall of Fame in 1991, established a scholarship endowment fund for graduating seniors in 1990. The fund is valued at over $1 million. He now publishes “The Lion’s Pride” – a Chelmsford High news magazine, is Honorary Chair of the Capital Campaign for an Alumni Hall and is also an active member of St. Vartanantz Armenian Church.
 
Mr. Simonian’s recognitions include: THE GEORGE SIMONIAN  ALUMNI  STADIUM”  at Chelmsford High school, CHELMSFORD  HIGH  SCHOOL ALUMNI  ASSOCIATION  HALL  OF  FAME  -  1994, and THE  NATIONAL  ASSOCIATION  OF  SECONDARY  SCHOOL  PRINCIPALS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD.
 
George was married to the late Lucy Simonian, a 1946 LHS graduate.  He has three children and three grandchildren.
 
HELEN SAWYER HOGG
Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905-1993) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts.  She graduated from Mt. Holyoke in 1926 and then went to Harvard where she worked with Harlow Shapley on globular clusters. She received her PhD from Radcliffe in 1931.
 In 1930, she married fellow student Frank Hogg and they moved to Victoria, British Columbia. Working as an unpaid volunteer at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Helen used the DAO 72-inch reflector to start her own program to search for and study variable stars in globular clusters. The family moved to Ontario, where Helen continued her globular cluster observing program.  She published more than 200 papers on her research and was well known in the astronomy community for her catalogs of variable stars in globular clusters. She began teaching at the University of Toronto in 1941 and subsequently rose through the ranks to become a full professor in 1957.
She was the president of a number of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, program director for astronomy at National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the founding president of the Canadian Astronomical Society when it was formed in 1971.
 Her achievements were recognized by many awards and honors, such as the Annie Cannon award, the Rittenhouse medal,  and the Dorothea Klumpke-Roberts award. She received six honorary degrees; her first was from her Alma Mater, Mt. Holyoke, in 1958. In 1976, Helen was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, awarded for a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of the highest degree.