San Rafael High School &

The SRHS Alumni Association

2016 Hall of Honor Inductees

                                     Beverley Tanem                                                                 Teacher and Volunteer                                     1971 - Present

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                             Tom Untermann                                               Alumni - Class of 1965, and Supporter                     1965 - Present

For their outstanding dedication and commitment to SRHS

       

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The Hall of Honor was established in 2009 to pay tribute to individuals who have made contributions to San Rafael High through various channels, including having had a positive impact on students; improved the quality of San Rafael High school; contributed time and energy to the betterment of San Rafael High; are a positive reflection on the school or have made a valuable contribution to society.


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To be inducted into the Hall of Honor, individuals must be nominated and must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have had a positive impact on students

  • Improved the quality of San Rafael High School

  • Contributed time and energy to the betterment of San Rafael High School

  • Are a positive reflection on San Rafael High School

  • Made a valuable contribution to society

 

We are pleased to share that our inductees meet these criteria points and we are excited to welcome them as the Hall of Honor’s newest members!

 

Information on our 2016 inductees:


Beverley M. Tanem, was a SRHS resource teacher who retired in 1990. In 1971, she moved from Davidson Middle School to SRHS where she continued to work helping students with learning disabilities. When not in the classroom, Beverley was a consummate volunteer. She has given her time and energy to SRHS from 1971 to the present. The majority of her volunteering has centered around sports, including: assisting coaches with track and field and cross country competitions and announcing at track and field meets. As a parent, Beverley also volunteered to assist her children’s gymnastic and swim teams. However, it is Beverley’s ongoing commitment and dedication to the SRHS Athletic Director’s office that truly stands out. For 38 years, Beverley has loyally volunteered time, working with multiple athletic directors to oversee the Athletic Eligibility process for the high school. This involves countless hours of attention to detail to ensure the process is accurate and done in a timely manner. Beverley is also a very passionate person who “loved being involved at school.”

She proudly boasts her involvement on the 1976-77 San Rafael District Budget committee to represent “equal pay for women coaches,” and participation in school talent shows and other school related venues. Beverley’s devotion to SRHS reflects her belief that, “SRHS is a wonderful school and place to get a great education.”

Beverley and her husband Bob are San Rafael residents whose three children all attended SRHS. Bill (Class ’75), Kathy (Class ‘77) and Edie (Class ’79), like their mother, were all actively involved in athletics.

 

Tom Untermann, a multi-generational native of San Rafael, graduated from SRHS in 1965. His mother, Class of 1935, and three siblings also graduated from SRHS. Tom proudly works and owns a family business, West End Nursery, located in San Rafael for 107 years. Tom continues to give back to his community and school stating, “I definitely appreciate the important role San Rafael City Schools, especially SRHS, has played in my life.” Tom and his wife of over 47 years, Merrie, have two sons, Chris and Kurt, also graduates of SRHS in 1995 and 1998.

Tom believes in giving back “to the schools that helped to educate our family members to succeed in their present occupations.” This includes annually supporting SRHS and local schools with plant donations, and by loaning plants for dances, homecoming, school plays, graduations and other school events. Tom jokingly states that, “I have always said that we have the smartest plants in the county – they have graduated many, many times!

Tom and his family’s outreach toward helping the school include many projects; the largest and “most enjoyable” was rebuilding the SRHS baseball field. With the help of the community, they were able to, “transform the old rock pile into a beautiful grass field with a brand new backstop, scoreboard, and snack shop, as well as new bleachers, fences, and dugouts.” While the project took several years to complete, it truly was a labor of love. 

“Rebuilding the field went along with my belief that athletics and education go hand-in-hand,” states Tom.

  

For more information, contact judybcolton@gmail.com, Event Chair



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2015 honorees were Robert Carrasco, Spanish Teacher and Friend 1961-1990 and MarieGoff-Tuttle, French Teacher and Mentor 1971-1999 and  Robert Muster, Physical Education Teacher and Football Coach 1958-1989

2014 honorees were Sue-Ann Joy, Teacher, Guidance Counselor & Volunteer 1968-Present and posthumously, Rebecca (Becky) Mangiardi, Library Clerk & Student Mentor 2000-2010

2013 honorees were Natu Tualagaloa, Class of 1984 and Bill Monte, Class of 1957.

2012 honorees were  Patti Garbarino (Class of '73) and posthumously, Paul Miller (Athletic Director '32-'57 and Math Department '57-'73).

Other past honorees have included Angelo Colombo, Hugo Rinaldi, Rich and Dolly Nave and Terry Summa, Mario Ghilotti and Byron Jones.

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May 2009 saw the inauguration of the Hall of Honor, which was created to pay tribute those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to San Rafael High, and have had an enormous life-long impact on our students. These individuals have had a positive impact on the lives of our students at San Rafael High. There have been inspirational teachers, tireless parent volunteers, and even former students who have overcome great obstacles to create very successful lives. 

The nominations open in January. The committee reviewing nominations consists of San Rafael High School administration, alumni, and parents. The induction ceremony is May. Nominees can be alumni, donors, volunteers, community members, staff, coaches (athletics, drama, extra-Curricular programs).   Is there someone you would like to nominate?  If so, check in January for the nomination form!  Information is also sent to alumni via the SRHS Alumni Association e-news and will be posted on the Alumni Association facebook page.


NOMINATION PROCESS

To nominate an individual include the following information:

1.  Name of nominee, address  (include city and state), phone number, email.  If nominee is deceased, include information on whom we can contact.

2.  Category: note if the person was an alumni, donor, volunteer, community member, staff, or coach (athletics, drama, extra-curricular, other).

3.  Date(s) of noteworthy contributions to San Rafael High.

4.  State the contributions made to San Rafael High School, including impact on the school/program(s), time given, and what makes their specific contributions stand out. Give specific examples.

5.  Your name, address, phone number and email.

Nominations should be no more than 2 pages. They are reviewed by the nomination committee (consisting of SRHS staff, alumni, and community members). The award-winning honorees will be contacted in April. The induction ceremony will be in May in the Hayes Theater, SRHS.

Nominations should be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

San Rafael High School                                                                                                         Attention:  Maria Rodriguez,  Administrative Asst.                                                                             185 Mission Street , San Rafael CA 94901                                                                            Email:  mrodriguez@srcs.org     Fax:  (415) 485-2345    Phone:  (415-451-6237)

For more information contact the Hall of Honor Chair:                                                             Judy Colton,  judybcolton@gmail.com