NEW ROCHELLE, NY — A former Jacksonville Jaguars player, a New Rochelle City Councilman, a prominent Yale doctor and a state Solicitor General joined fellow prominent alumni on the New Rochelle High School Wall of Fame on Wednesday.
The inductees were: former football safety Courtney Greene; City Councilman Jared Rice; Dr. Roy Herbst of the Yale Cancer Center; and Tennessee Solicitor General Andrée Kahn Blumstein. Rice and Herbst attended the ceremony at NRHS.
“The primary purpose of maintaining and celebrating our Wall of Fame is so that when students walk down the hallway and they see your photos, they are inspired,” Principal Reginald Richardson told the honorees. “So they can aspire to achieve what you’ve achieved, to dream about what they can be.”
Here’s a look at who they are:
Roy Herbst, MD, PhD, Class of 1980, is Ensign Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology, Chief of Medical Oncology and Associate Director for Translational Research at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine. For his lifetime achievement and scientific contributions to cancer research, Dr. Herbst was awarded the 2016 Paul A. Bunn, Jr. Scientific Award by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.
Jared R. Rice, Class of 1997, was first elected to the New Rochelle City Council in 2010. He is a partner and trial attorney at the New Rochelle law firm of Rice & Rice. He is also a member of the Mount Vernon City Court public defense panel. In 2016, he was named co-chair of New Rochelle’s chapter of My Brother’s Keeper, a White House-sponsored initiative designed to allow boys and young men of color to reach their potential in life.
In her role as Solicitor General for Tennessee, Andrée Kahn Blumstein, Class of 1963, is in charge of all appellate litigation for Tennessee in the U.S. Supreme Court and all federal Circuit Courts of Appeals as well as in the Tennessee Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Court of Criminal Appeals. She is the first woman to hold this position in that state.
In his senior season as a Huguenot, Courtney Greene helped lead the New Rochelle High School football team to the school’s first state championship. After graduating in 2004, Greene attended and played football at Rutgers University, where he was named First and Second Team All-Big East and Rutgers Defensive Player of the Year. In 2009, Greene was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. He also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars for three-and-a-half seasons. Today, Greene works as a fitness coach.