Thomas Haschmann ’71 was posthumously inducted into the Gates Chili Hall of Fame. The board of education approved the establishment of a district hall of fame in October 1992. It is designed to honor GCHS graduates who achieve distinction, outstanding accomplishments or significant contributions within their schools, families, careers, communities or personal lives. Tom was honored posthumously through his wife, Barbara. He graduated in 1966, and was Finger Lakes regional coordinator for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse from 1993 until his death in 2016. He was responsible for program administration and coordination of chemical dependency services in a 12-county region. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1971, and received NYS executive development training in 1982-84. He was an adjunct faculty member at Roberts in 1990-91, teaching about drug education.He worked for NYS Division of Substance Abuse Services as Finger Lakes regional coordinator and contract manager from 1977 to 1993. He also worked for Monroe County Department of Mental Health, Ridgeland Youth Project, Health Association of Rochester, Drug and Alcohol Council and Teen Challenge of Greater Rochester. To learn more about the Gates Chili Hall of Fame, click here.