New WOF inductees chosen

Liberty Central School District is pleased to announce that trio of
distinguished Liberty High School alumni are set to be inducted into
the district’s Wall of Fame this June.

Dr. Austin H. Cantor, Dr. Michael Schwartz and Mr. Melvin I. Urofsky
will be honored June 25 at 8 a.m. for their various achievements
during and after their time at Liberty High School.

The induction ceremony will be held outside the David E. Panebaker
Auditorium at Liberty High School, followed by the Class of 2016
Commencement Ceremony.

Dr. Cantor, a member of the class of 1960, is an
author, researcher and Associate Professor at the University of
Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. He is best
known for his research in selenium nutrition for poultry, the use
of enzymes in poultry diets and the effect of enzymes and organic
sources of trace minerals on egg production, shell quality and
bone strength.

Dr. Schwartz, class of 1977, is an oral surgeon
specializing in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and cancer
reconstruction at The New York Center for Orthognathic and
Maxillofacial Surgery (NYCOMS). Dr. Schwartz has also taken part
in several missions to Latin America, where he provides essential
oral surgical services to those in need.

Dr. Urofsky, class of 1957, is an author, lecturer and professor of law and public policy and professor emeritus of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Urofsky is best known for his award-winning book, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, which took 45 years to write. He is the recipient of the
National Jewish Book Award and Ambassador Book Award, among many

The Wall of Fame is located in the lobby of the David E. Panebaker
Auditorium at Liberty High School, and plaques honoring the
inductees will be mounted there.

The Wall of Fame was created and developed in 2011 by the Liberty
Board of Education as a way to honor highly successful Liberty
Central School District alumni, past employees and community
members who have made a lasting and outstanding contribution to
the Liberty Central School District and to the Liberty community.
Inductees are selected by an anonymous committee consisting of
community stakeholders, Board of Education members, faculty and

Nominations will be accepted for the 2017 class beginning in July
and will be accepted and considered on a yearly basis.

For more information about the Wall of Fame, or to learn how to
nominate an individual for next year’s class, please contact
Alyssa Pagano at or 845-292-5400 ext. 2055.

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