Inducting six into Hewlett-Woodmere Hall of Fame


Six Hewlett High School alums were inducted into the Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association Hall of Fame during ceremony and brunch held at the high school on April 28.

Charles Rait, class of 1962, Jeffrey A. Bader ’63, Laurie Lipton ’71, H. Gwen Marcus ’74, Matthew J. Bassiur ’91 and Gus Rosendale ’96 were the inductees.

Rait, founded and served as executive director, president and member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Bader served as special assistant to President Obama as senior director for East Asian Affairs on the National Security Council from January 2009 to April 2011.

Lipton, an imaginative artistic talent, had had her work exhibited throughout Europe, including London and Paris, and here in New York and several other cities and states. Marcus, who works for Showtime Networks, was named of the 50 most powerful women in cable by “Cable Fax: The Magazine and one the 100 most powerful women in entertainment by “The Hollywood Reporter.”

Bassiur is vice president for Pfizer Global Security and serves on the boards of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Foundation and the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition. Rosendale, the breaking news reporter and fill-in anchor for NBC News 4 New York, is an award-winning television reporter.