DEAN ACKLAND – Class of 1965
A well-known basketball coach throughout California, Dean has won 12 Conference Championships and 4 State championships. He coached the Downey Vikings basketball team to the 1979 CIF championship. He has served as Coordinator of Student Activities at Cerritos College. Five times, he was awarded Coach of the Year by either the conference or the league. He also received the California Community College Coach of the Year award.
CHRISTINA FINGAL, M.D. – Class of 1970
Dr. Fingal is a highly respected and successful family practice physician in Irvine. She has contributed to vital research at UCLA, helping to turn the tide against neonatal herpes infections. She has published numerous scholarly papers. She is highly regarded by her peers and in the community.
SYLVESTER (SAL) LORENZETTI – Class of 1939
As a local business owner in Downey, Sal is well-known throughout the city. He has been an active member of the Downey Optimist Club, Downey Chamber of Commerce, and DowneyUnico. He has received numerous humanitarian awards, including recognition from the City of Downey, the Downey Coordinating Council, Unico National, and the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.
LON H. RECORDS – Class of 1960
As a graduate of Pepperdine University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Lon has distinguished himself in the field of business. He is CEO and president of a major company. Lon has been a generous contributor to the community by volunteering his services as President of the American Cancer Society and was honored as BusinessVolunteer of the Year for the American Red Cross.
ELAINE (COLLINS) ROGERS – Class of 1944
As a graduate of Ventura Community College, Elaine continued to study watercolor under the tutelage of a number of renowned artists. Several of her paintings have appeared in popular magazines and art books. Her art studio is featured in the Ojai Studio Art Tour. She has been an inspiration to art students.
JAMES D. ZUPANCIC – Class of 1970
As a graduate of Mc George Law School, Jim has served as a consultant and general counsel to a committee of the California State legislature and as Sergeant at Arms and Administrative Assistant to the Minority Whip. During his career, he has achieved many awards including recognition for trial advocacy and as a moot court solicitee.