April 23rd, 2016, Rensselaer, NY: The Alumni Association inducted five outstanding members into the Hall of Fame for their individual accomplishments and contributions to the Rensselaer City School community. Inductees included:
The event, held at the Troy Elks Club, was attended by more than 100 alumni, friends and relatives who enjoyed a cocktail hour and dinner. In a break from tradition, this year's inductees were introduced by their respective nominator(s) followed by acceptance speeches by inductees present. Ronnie Rucker, being in Japan, delivered a video greeting and his personally arranged rendition of the Van Rensselaer alma mater.