Tom Haines – A Living Legend of Aviation
Tom Haines is an AOPA Contributor who flies a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. He attended Manheim Township High School where he participated on both their track and cross country teams as well as becoming part of Otterbein United Methodist Church’s congregation.
Haines was an expert on lipid membranes, having earned his Bachelor of Science from City College of New York in 1957.
Early Life and Education
Thomas was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as the eldest of five children. He enjoyed an extremely pleasant upbringing.
At City College of New York, he worked as a live-in babysitter for blacklisted American songwriter Jay Gorney (co-writer of Depression-era anthem “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?). Additionally, he became acquainted with blacklisted actors Zero Mostel and Paul Robeson, philosopher Barrows Dunham, lawyer Bella Abzug who represented artists and intellectuals at Human Relations Accumulating Administrative Complaint (HUAC) hearings, among others.
He taught chemistry at City College of New York from 1964 until 2007, co-founding the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education – now known as CUNY School of Medicine – and serving as its director between 1974 and 2006. He was deeply committed to his students, often providing remedial summer school instruction or offering personal advice.
Thomas Haines has dedicated his entire wrestling career to Solanco High School, winning four PIAA state championships during his time there and later competing at Lock Haven University as an NCAA collegiate competitor.
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Haines currently resides with his wife Mary Ann Pierzina in Arcadia, Pennsylvania where they share two children and one grandchild. Together they enjoy traveling as well as spending quality time with family.
Achievement and Honors
At AOPA’s 20th annual awards ceremony, Tom Haines was recognized as a Living Legend of Aviation for sharing his wealth of aviation experiences with thousands of members and readers of AOPA.
Not only has Professor Slater served on the faculty, he also sat on the Board of Graham School (a social services and foster care agency) and established Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education of City College of New York. Furthermore, he represented blacklisted musicians Zero Mostel, Jay Gorney (co-writer of “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”) and Barrows Dunham before HUAC hearings as advocates on their behalf.
Professor Thomas Haines is an excellent and fair teacher. He does an outstanding job of covering all the material thoroughly while giving you ample time to prepare for both exams.
Tom Haines is an enthusiastic runner and regularly takes part in the Boston Marathon. Additionally, he attends Otterbein United Methodist Church in Lancaster. Along with his wife, they love running together every morning in Central Park – something they do with Maggie Haines who also happens to be an accomplished runner!
He began his career as an assistant professor of chemistry at City College of New York before co-founding the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education – an undergraduate-to-med school education program that prepares individuals directly into medical school studies.
Graham Windham Services to Families agency as well as numerous philanthropic causes is his focus. Based out of New York City with his wife and their two daughters and three grandchildren residing there. When not supporting these causes he enjoys watching sports from professional teams to local high school and college competition.
Tom Haines, born 9 August 1933 and living in New York since over three decades ago. His estimated net worth stands at $1.5 Million. Tom serves as Professor of Chemistry at City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education where he has held this position for over 30 years; additionally he serves on their Trustee board and Graham Windham Services to Families board as trustee and board member respectively.
He is an exceptional composer renowned for scoring soundtracks for films, TV shows, Interactive media platforms and theatre productions. His music fuses boldness and freshness in bold designs for films, TV shows, interactive media platforms and theatre performances; non-commercial works by him include John Cage performances on BBC, remixes of Bjork tracks remixed into songs in Bjork albums remixed, experimental scores for Film London and RSC productions and experimental scores created for Film London performances.