Year Inducted: 1974

Charles A. “Rip” Engle - Charles A. "Rip" Engle was Head Football Coach at both Brown University and Penn. State. In sixteen years with the Nittany Lions, he never had a losing season. Mr. Engle is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and a past President of the American Football Coaches Association.
Dr. Leon Cooper - Dr. Leon Cooper, a physicist at Brown University, won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1972, with two other U.S. scientists. Their discovery illustrated how extremely low temperatures make metal superconductive. He is the Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Science at Brown, and Director of the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems.
Joseph Vincent Paterno - Joe Paterno, 1926-2012, was one of the winningest coaches in the nation. He never had a losing season during his tenure as Head Coach of head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. A Brooklyn native, he attended Brown University where he played football both as the quarterback and a cornerback.…
Mowry Lowe - Mowry Lowe pioneered radio broadcasting in New England, starting with Station WEAN in 1931 and continuing active broadcasting for 40 years. WEAN became the first commercial radio station in Rhode Island when it signed on the air on June 5, 1922. The station was founded by John Shepherd, grandson of the founder of Shepherd’s Department…
Nelson Eddy - Prolific stage, screen, and radio star Nelson Eddy was born June 29, 1901, in Providence, Rhode Island, to parents William D. Eddy and Caroline I. Kendrick. His father worked as a toolmaker, part-time stagehand at the Providence Opera House, and choir singer, while his mother was a soloist in the church choir. Eddy’s maternal grandmother,…
Rev. Aloysius B. Begley O.P. - Aloysius Patrick Begley (1905-1978) was born July 19, 1905, one of four brothers and two sisters, to Thomas J. and Bernadette (Murphy) Begley of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. After his primary education, he entered the Lindsay Collegiate Institute in Lindsay, Ontario, and then was transferred to Providence College in 1927 as a pre-ecclesiastic student, before his…
Rt. Rev. John Seville Higgins D.D. - John Seville Higgins was born in London England on April 14, 1904.He immigrated to the United States in 1923 and became a naturalized citizen in 1936. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, with both baccalaureate and master’s degrees. He entered Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston Illinois where he received a bachelor’s degree in divinity.…
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