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PW’s André Coleman to be inducted into Muir High’s Hall of Fame

By Kevin Uhrich 11/10/2011

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Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor André Coleman will join the ranks of some of the area’s most accomplished people Saturday when he is inducted into the John Muir High School Hall of Fame.

The 1982 graduate is being recognized for his work in journalism and writing over the past two decades. Along with his work for the paper, Coleman has also penned two novels.

Other inductees are: Pasadena Police Cmdr. Darryll Qualls (Class of ’80); Gerald Freeny, who will become the first African American to lead the Tournament of Roses in 2019 (Class of ’78) ; psychologist  Dr. Carol Miller Cassell (Class of ’53); Locke High School track and field coach Don G. Strametz (Class of ’63); Mamie Coleman (no relation to André), vice president of music and production for FOX Broadcasting (Class of ’89); and Nettie Piggie, winner of the Jim Brownfield Service Award, who was a security officer at Muir for 35 years before retiring in June.

A special induction ceremony will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Rufus Mead Auditorium on the Muir campus, 1901 N. Lincoln Ave., Pasadena.

Beginning in 1988, the Muir High Alumni Association started selecting members for the newly opened Hall of Fame, with the inaugural class including baseball great and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson (Class of ’36), his Olympic Silver Medalist brother Matthew “Mack” Robinson (Class of ’35), Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Robert B. Lowe (Class of ’71), actor Brad Jose Truitt (Class of ’63) and former state Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate John Van De Kamp (Class of ’52).

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