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.

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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.

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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.…

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Mowry Lowe - Mowry Lowe was born on March 12, 1910 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Samuel and Fanny (Udler) Perlow. He graduated from both Pawtucket High School and Northeastern University in Boston. He began his long career in radio broadcasting in 1931 as “Maury Lowe” when he joined WEAN Providence as an intern. He was known for…

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Nelson Eddy - Nelson Eddy, 1901-1967, was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company who later acheived fame as the singing star in eight light operetic films, co-starring with Jeanette MacDonald.

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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…

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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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