PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Hills High School held its 8th Induction Ceremony Hall of Fame Class of 2018 on Saturday, September 29. PHHS Principal, Michael DiSanto, welcomed the audience and performed the induction of the honorees.
The Parsippany Hills High School Hall of Fame was established to honor graduates and faculty of Parsippany Hills High School who have made exceptional achievements in their field or unique contributions to their community.
This years inductees included: Eileen Ahlers, Class of 1973, Field Hockey, Basketball and Softball; Susan Bilotta, Class of 1980, Tennis, Founder of “Tips for Parkinson’s”; Steve Arienta, Class of 1996, Football and Wrestling; Fred Piotrowsky, head wrestling coach 1979-1992 and the 1990-1991 Boys Basketball Team, Iron Hills Conference Champions, Morris County Champions, Record 29-1.
Eileen Ahlers, Class of 1973
BS Health & Physical Education
Slippery Rock State College, Pa.
1969-197311 Varsity letter Winner in Field Hockey, Basketball & Softball
1969-70 PHHS Most Outstanding Freshman Athlete
1972-73 PHHS Most Outstanding Senior Athlete
1973 Booster Scholarship Winner Captain Field Hockey, Basketball & Softball
1985 Founded The Eileen McMillan Swimming Lessons;
providing opportunities for disabled children
2008-Established Firm Foundations Preschool on
Flat Head Indian Reservation in Ronan Montana
Susan Bilotta, Class of 1980
B.S. in Biology University of Richmond; MBA in Finance from Pace University
Member of PHHS Girls Tennis Team
1978-79 Morris County Champs
Ranked top 20 in Star-Ledger
Tennis – Captain Sr year Since 1985 – She is The Vice-President of Finance, Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation
2006 – Established “Tips for Parkinson’s” & raised over 2.5 million dollars for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
2014 – Selected to Leadership Council of the Michael J Fox Foundation
Steve Arienta, Class of 1996
Football – 1st Team All Conference
1st Team Daily Record All Area
1st Team All County
2nd team Section 2 Group 3 All State
1st team Morris County Coaches Association
NJ Coaches Association Top 100 Players in NJ
2nd place Districts 94, & 96
1st place Districts
2nd place county tournament 95
1st Team All Area
School Record for pins in a season 20 1995
4th place county tournament
1st place regions
3rd place states 1996
1st place Hanover Park & Wayne Hills Tournament 94-96
1st team Daily Record All Area 1996
Professor of Criminal Justice – State University of New York
Curriculum Chair of Criminal Justice- State University of New York
(Westchester Community College)
2016 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award
for Excellence in Teaching Tenured, 2016
Head Wrestling Coach 1979-1992
1980-81 Coach of the Year Daily Record
1982-83 District IX Coach of the Year &
Daily Record Coach of the Year
1985 District IX Coach of year & Region III Coach of the Year
1979-80 District IX Champions
1980-81 IHC Conference Champions, District IX Champions
1982-83 IHC Conference Champions District IX Champions
1983-84 IHC Conference Champions
1984-1985 IHC Conference Champions District IX Champions
1986-87 IHC Conference Co-Champions
1988-89 IHC Conference Co- Champions
Overall record 86-19-1
NJSCA & NJSIAA Coaches HOF
1990-1991 Boys Basketball Team
Iron Hills Conference Champions
Morris County Champions Record 29-1
Team Members: Randy Bargfrede, Craig Harley, Andy Piombino, Danon Rudolph, Eric Schreiner, Glenn Sekunda, Arik Cotten, Ron Aromin, Victor Lin, Martin Skolinck, Peter Arnold, Joseph Barone, Kevin Clarke, Paul Dattolo, Ben Marashlian, Russell Smith, Dennis James Head Coach – Rich Fachet
Assistant Coach – Rob Costello
Assistant Coach – Carl Katzenberger
How Do I Nominate Someone? Complete the nomination form, available at the Parsippany Hills High School website, being sure to include all requested information.
When Is The Deadline For Nomination? Nomination forms must be received by January 31.
How Will Inductees Be Recognized? The nominees to be inducted into the Parsippany Hills Hall of Fame will be honored at an annual ceremony. Recipients will receive an engraved memento and will be recognized on a plaque in the hall of Parsippany Hills High School.
Where Do I Send My Nomination Form? Susan Bonnet, c/o Parsippany Hills High School, 20 Rita Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.
Inductees are selected from five categories: Academic and/or Career Recognized as a respected leader in his or her profession who has demonstrated unique talents and/or career accomplishments and has helped improve the quality of life. Athletic Recognized for outstanding athletic accomplishments while attending Parsippany Hills High School. Cultural/Performing Arts Recognized for achievements in the cultural, visual, performing arts and/or for contributions to the promotion of cultural activities on a local, state and/or national level. Major Contributions to Parsippany Hills High School Recognized for promoting Parsippany Hills High School and, by example or by sustained contribution, serving as a major influence in the lives of PHHS students. Special Honorary Achievement Recognized for special contributions and service to Parsippany Hills High School and to the community, although not necessarily a graduate.
Click here to download a nomination form.