2010 Hall of Fame Inductees
Colonel Alfonso Oseguero
Alfonso Oseguera graduated from John Muir High School in 1948
and John Muir College in 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval
Reserve as a seaman recruit in 1947. Called to active duty
during the Korean War, he served as a Seabee until entering
Naval Flight Training at NAS Pensacola, Florida in 1954. In
1955, as a U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant and Naval Aviator he
was assigned to Marine Attack Squadron—332, MCAS Opa Locka,
Miami, Florida, flying the Douglas AD-6 Sky raider.
Following a 15 month tour in IwaKuni, Japan, he was transferred
to MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, where he flew C-999
“flying boxcars” with Marine Transport Squadron-252. In 1962, he
was transferred to NAS Pensacola, Florida, as a flight
instructor, followed by his attendance at UCLA where he received
a BA in Geology.
In September, 1965, he served as the Industrial Relation Officer
at Danang, Republic of Vietnam until assigned to Marine Attack
squadron-224 at ChuLai, RVN, in July 1966. Returning to the
continental U.S. in October 1966, he joined the Marine Air
Reserve Training Detachment, Twin Cities, Minnesota, as the
Operations Office until return to ChuLai Airbase, RVN in 1968
where he serve as the Executive Officer, Marine Attack
Squadron-121, Maintenance Officer, Marine Attack Squadron-211
and as ChuLai Airbase Services Officer.
Assigned to MCAS El Toro, California in 1969, he served as the
Aviation Safety Officer to Marine Aircraft Group-33. He later
served as Executive Officer of Marine Attack Squadron-214) Black
Sheep Squadron) and as Commanding Officer, Marine Attack
Squadron-223 (Bull Dog Squadron). He transferred to Quantico,
Virginia in 1972; he completed the Marine Corps Command and
Staff College and then returned to MCAS El Toro, California
where he served on the MCAS Staff. In 1974, he became the
Executive Officer of MCAS Yuma, Arizona. While at Yuma and
during off duty hours, he earned a Master’s Degree in Education
from Pepperdine University. In 1976, he was transferred to the
First Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, as the Wing Intelligence
Officer. Returning to the continental U.S. in 1977, Colonel
Oseguera became the Assistant and later the Director, Marine
Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity. He retired from
the U.S. Marine Corps in 1980 after 33 years of military
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit,
Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Bronze Star medals with
combat V device, 27 awards of the Air Medal, Purple Heart,
Combat Action Ribbon and a Presidential unit Citations. Colonel
Oseguera flew 407 fixed-wing combat missions in his two combat
tours in South East Asia.
Neal H. Brockmeyer, J.D.
H. Brockmeyer, Esquire, graduated from John Muir High School in
1956. At Muir he was Student
Body President and Senior Class President and was first team All
Foothill League in basketball. After graduating from Muir he
attended Stanford University, where he received his Bachelor of
Arts degree in Political Science and continued his basketball
career as a three-year lettermen and starting center his senior
year. He then attended the UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt
Hall, and received his law degree in 1963.
He has practiced law since 1964 with various law firms in
Southern California. His specialties are corporate and
securities law, specializing in representation of public and
private companies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate
governance and securities offerings. His professional activities
include chair and members of numerous law organizations with the
California and Los Angeles County bar associations, member of
other professional committees, author of various articles on law
and a speaker for numerous professional organizations such as
the L.S. County Bar Association, American Institute of Certified
Public Accounts and the UCLA School of Law. As a result of all
his professional efforts, he has been recognized in many
professional organizations including listed in Best Lawyers in
America (peer review) since it was first published in 1983.
He has served his community, profession and Muir with the
highest degree of honor, dignity and professionalism. He is a
founding member of the John Muir High School Alumni Association
in 2004 and served as its first president from 2004-2007. He has
also been involved in organizing class reunions for his class at
Muir, as well as serving on alumni committees for Stanford
University and UC Berkeley.
"Ginger" Cole, Ed.D,
Gloria Ginger Cole, a 1968 graduate of John Muir High School,
has taught English and journalism throughout the San Gabriel and
San Fernando valleys, dedicating her career to parent
involvement in the development of her students.
During her senior year at Muir, Ginger Cole became the second
female drum major in the history of the Mighty Mustang Marching
Her doctoral dissertation at UCLA was honored as the most
outstanding work that year by all students within the doctoral
From 1984 to 1992 she did research for the Los Angeles Unified
School District's Integration Unit. From 1993 through 1997, she
was a director of social services, a master teacher and senior
class advisor for one of California's first charter schools.
Between 1993 and 2005, Dr. Cole coordinated workshops at
community centers and college campuses where parents of K-12
students could meet with experts in math, English, science,
health and financial planning.
In 2006, the Monterey Hills resident founded Parent Resources
and Educational Partnerships (PREP), an eight-week seminar which
helps parents work with schools, administrators, community
leaders and other stakeholders in helping students achieve
quality secondary education and prepare for college and other
institutions of higher learning.
Martinez arrived in Pasadena in 1947, speaking no English. Her
father, an educator In Tegucigalpa, Honduras Republic, gathered
his family and fled the country for political and personal
reasons, choosing this community for its excellent public
schools and cultural opportunities.
Susana Martinez-Stevenson graduated from John Muir High School
in 1952 and John Muir College in
1953. Considering a medical career, Susana was active on the
Muir campus in Aeculapians (a medical club) and participated in
the Model United Nations Club. After Muir, she continued her
education at UC Berkeley and UCLA changed her major from
medicine to Political Science.
She worked in the petroleum industry to finance her husband’s
dental school and helped him establish his practice in Southern
California where she worked as office manager. Her love of
travel resulted in establishing a travel agency specializing in
continuing education and travel for medical and dental
professions Her award-winning agency boasts a broad range of
clients which include colleges, universities, professional and
civic groups. She is the Honduras Vice Consul for Tourism, and
is Past President of Foreign Government Office of Tourism of
Southern California. Her organizational abilities helped her
organized disaster relief projects to deliver food, and clothing
to those in need in Honduras.
She is active in Rotary Club and other service organizations.
She and her husband established a fund to assist under and
uninsured patients at Pasadena’s Huntington Memorial Hospital.
This dynamic, talented and giving woman has been an inspiration
to her many friends worldwide. John Muir students, past ad
present, will find her a remarkable role model for her tenacity,
courage, and hard work, surmounting social and cultural biases,
to build an exemplary career.
Dr. Atilia Martinez-Stewart, M.D.
in this country in 1947, speaking no English, Dr. Atilia
Martinez has surmounted many barriers. She has achieved
considerable personal professional success in both medical
practice and research. Her family had left their native
Honduras, seeking the better political and economic climate of
Pasadena. As an educator, the city’s excellent public schools
and multiple cultural opportunities were uppermost in her
father’s decision for where to start their new life.
Dr. Atilia Martinez-Stewart graduated from John Muir High School
in 1952 and John Muir College in 1954. While at Muir, she was a
member of Aesculapians, the pre-medical club. Transferring to
UCLA, Dr. Martinez graduated with honors in just one year (1955)
as was accepted at Women’s College of Medicine in Pennsylvania
(now Drexel University College of Medicine) in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree and
graduating, again, with honors.
Dr. Stewart embarked on five years of internship and residency
at Los Angeles County General Hospital, now L.A. County/USC
Medical Center. Following her passion for Pathology, Dr.
Martinez served Los Angeles hospitals as Pathologist, Director
of UC Irvine’s Medical Center Blood Bank in Orange County,
Director for many medical labs in Southern California and has
taught medical students at USC and UC, Irvine.
Her outstanding work and skill were acknowledged by her
colleagues with certification as Diplomat of American Board of
Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Blood
Bank. Her research has been published in many scholarly medical
Now retired from active practice, she continues her research in
the care, treatment, and a cure of Lymphoma working with
Stanford University. She is an outstanding role model for all
John Muir students and alumni, regardless of their chosen life
Coach Jim Brownfield
Jim Brownfield Service Award
was fortunate to have attended Muir during one of the greatest
football runs in the school’s history. This was made possible by
a core of talented athletes, many of whom went on to top
colleges and played in the National Football League.
I was an underclassman when guys like Chad Brown, Ricky Ervins
and Marcus Robertson were winning back-to-back CIF championships
in ’85 and ’86. But there was one person who stood head and
shoulders above the rest and was the main reason for our
success. He would never tell you that but it’s hard to hide the
truth. If there were a Mount Rushmore on Muir’s campus, his face
would be on it.
So large was Coach Jim Brownfield to the legacy of our school
that the Alumni Association Board decided to pay him a perpetual
honor, in the form of a service award, emblematic of his own
practices of being of service not just to his players but the
entire campus community.
His numbers as a coach were astounding: two CIF titles, a state
title and the mythical national championship 14-0 season of
1986; 124 dual-meet victories as the girls’ track coach (a state
But it was the little things he did that were huge on campus
that exemplify the human being he was. It is for these reasons
that the Alumni Association has recognized and named in his
honor the “Jim Brownfield Service Award.” The award will be
given to non-alumni who have demonstrated outstanding community
service that contributes to the betterment of the high school.
The inaugural award goes posthumously to the person for which
The 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees
2010 Hall of Fame inductees left to right:
Neal H. Brockmeyer, J.D., class
of 1956 selected for the category of Community Service. Dr.
Gloria "Ginger" Cole, Ed.D, class of 1968 selected for
the category of Education. Colonel Alfonso Oseguera, Class of 48
and Muir College class of 1952 selected for the category of
Government Service. Susana Martinez-Stevenson, class 1952 and Muir College 1953 selected for category
Business. Hon. Jacque' Robinson, Pasadena Councilmember for the First
Council District and a Muir Alumnae, presented each recipient with
a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the City of Pasadena,
|Here are a few pictures from the 2010 Hall of Fame
Linda Lane-White &
2015 Hall of Fame Induction
Will be Held
Saturday, November 7, 2015
at Rufus Mead Auditorium - Muir Campus -