Hall of Achievement Inductees

Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy
Class of 1980  •  Inducted in 2017

  • Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Akron and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University.
  • American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow in molecular genetics at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pediatrics and Vice President for Research at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Elected to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Master Educator Guild
  • Woman of the Year in Medicine for Somerset County, New Jersey.
  • New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research Outstanding Mentor, R. Walter Schlesinger Basic Science Mentoring Award winner, Compact for Faculty Diversity Bridges to the Professoriate Faculty Mentor of the Year
  • Recognized as a world leader in the study of how proteins are made in cells and as targets for drug development.
  • Recipient of over 6 million dollars in federal research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
  • Bridgewater United Methodist Church youth advisor and Council on Ministries and Youth Ministry chair.
  • Married to Scott Kinzy and mother of Katherine and Alan.


Lori Groves Rowley
Class of 1979 • Inducted in 2017

  • Class Valedictorian
  • Ohio High School Speech Champion – 1979
  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service – International Politics and Certificate in German Studies – 1983
  • Married to John P. Rowley III and, together, parents of Suzanne Elizabeth, John Patrick IV, Caroline Groves, Victoria Lynn, and Stephen James Rowley
  • Assistant to the Chairman and Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Ralph Regula: 1997 – 2008
  • Senior Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee: 2011 – 2013
  • Director, Global Food Security and Aid Effectiveness Programs, The Lugar Center: 2013 – present
  • Active member of the Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, including two terms on Council and service as elected Secretary, Vice President, and President of Council and Chair of Stewardship Committee


Dr. Brian E. Mathie
Class of 1984  •  Inducted in 2016

  • Ohio Optometrist of the Year, 2010
  • President, Ohio Optometric Association, 2004
  • Lecturer nationally and internationally on the topics of ocular disease
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • Senior Examiner-National Board of Optometry Clinical Examinations
  • Chairman, East West Eye Conference Education Committee, Ohio Optometric Association
  • Chairman, Nominating Committee, American Optometric Association
  • National Clinical Guidelines Committee, American Optometric Association
  • Honored in “Top 100 Graduates”, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • Board Member and Mission Team Member-Cross Eyed Missions
  • St Louis Church lector, CCD teacher, Parish Council, Festival Booth Co-chairman
  • Graduated #1 in class of LHS 1984, President of Student Council, President of National Honor Society, Captain of football and basketball teams
  • Married to wife Tonda and proud parent to Leopards Brandon, Brooke and Bryce


Erwin “Earl” Morse
Class of 1977 • Inducted 2016

  • Richly blessed by an awesome God with a loving wife, wonderful parents, compassionate kids and incredible grandchildren
  • Had the privilege to serve my country for over 21 years in the U.S. Air Force
  • Flew over 100 Aeromedical Evacuation missions as a flight medic throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East
  • Completed Physician Assistant Training at the Air Force Academy and later became a private pilot
  • Provided medical care to service members and veterans on the ground and in the air for over 40 years
  • Used my military training and pilot experience to start Honor Flight in January 2005. Purpose: Transport disabled and disadvantaged veterans to visit their national memorials in Washington, D.C.
  • By May 2016, over 160,000 veterans transported from all 50 states to Washington, D.C., completely free of charge
  • Now have Honor Flight Hubs located in over 140 cities across the country
  • Inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, November 2008
  • Presidential Citizens Medal, White House Oval Office, December 2008

     

​David L. Boyle
Class of 1965  •  Inducted in 2015

  • Senior Managing Director, Citibank, N.A.
  • Vice Chairman, Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
  • Chairman, Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers
  • Director, American Overseas Group, Ltd.
  • Chairman, Wittenberg University Board of Directors
  • Director, The Mathers Charitable Foundation
  • Member, President's Club, The Ohio State University
  • Member, Parents Leadership Group, Duke University
  • Director, Prep for Prep
  • President/Owner, New Haven County Cutters minor league baseball team
     

Todd Edward Pugh
Class of 1990  •  Inducted in 2015

  • Married to Anna (Eslich) 3 children- Elizabeth, Lindsey & Maverick.
  • Fortunate to be raised by great parents, Dean and Bobbi Pugh.
  • Committed to God, family, business and helping others.
  • 1995 graduate of the Ohio State University, Recognized as one of the top 10 seniors in the College of Agriculture, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Outstanding Alumni award.
  • Started cutting grass at age 14.
  • CEO & Founder of Enviroscapes, recognized in the top 1% of landscape companies nationwide.
  • Winner of multiple National and State Landscape and Business awards.
  • 2015 Stark County Chamber Business of the Year
  • CEO & Co-founder of Green Industry Innovators; Inventors of equipment for the Green Industry.
  • Holder of patents for innovations for Landscape equipment.
  • Board member for various community boards
  • Enjoys supporting 4-H Livestock auctions around the state and encourages youth to stay involved in agriculture.
  • Colleagues describe Todd as genuine, ambitious, enterprising, innovative, caring and giving.
  • Todd's children say the following about him: He challenges us to be the best we can be and focus on ourselves rather than others; think big! He says work hard and never give up, anything is possible.
  • "The harder you work the luckier you get"

 

Vince Schillig
Class of 1963  •  Inducted in 2015

  • Teacher/Administrator for 37 years at LHS
  • Served as the Louisville High School Assistant Principal for 19 years from 1976-1995
  • Developed and maintained a building atmosphere and environment that inspired students and staff to reach educational excellence.
  • Graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. and M.Ed.
  • Inducted into the Stark County Wrestling HOF and the Ohio Wrestling Officials HOF.
  • Is the youngest wrestling official to work the state tournament at age 24.
  • Co-developed the first formal student handbook and student dress code.
  • Started the high school's first in-school suspension program.
  • Started LHS's first Occupational Work Experience program.
  • Member of the Stark County Metropolitan Drug Council.
  • Member of the Summit-Stark County Assistant Principals Association
  • Co-Founder of LHS Touchdown Club with Doyle Schmucker


Dr. Jerry Jackson
Inducted in 2013

  • Practiced General Dentistry in Louisville for 36 years
  • Louisville City Schools Board of Education for 18 years and served as president
  • R.G. Drage Joint Vocational School Board of Education for 2 years
  • Trustee of the Louisville Scholarship Foundation for 32 years
  • Louisville Rotary Club for 16 years and served as president
  • Selected as the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce Medical Person of the Year
  • Eagle Scout and holder of the 5th year Pipestone
  • Selected by the American Field Service Study Abroad Program to Norway 1967-68
  • Graduated in 1973 from Wittenberg University where he was selected to the Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society and Blue Key Honor Society
  • He also lettered in Wrestling and was president of the Phi Mu Delta Fraternity
  • Graduated Cum Laude in 1976 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where he was selected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

 

Thomas C. McAlister
Class of 1967  •  Inducted in 2013

  • Married to Kathryn Rebillot-McAlister (LHS Class of 1969) for life
  • Raised three children: Tricia, Thomas, Katie (LHS Grads: 1987, 1994, 2008)
  • Helped thousands of students earn a quality education for over 40 years
  • Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree from Kent State University
  • Martha Holden Jennings Scholar
  • NASA Teacher in Space Candidate
  • CHAMPS Man of the Year
  • Teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School - 1971 to 1987
  • Principal at Pleasant Grove Elementary School - 1987 to 2011
  • Pleasant Grove rated “Excellent with Distinction” by the State of Ohio
  • Volunteer in numerous civic causes
  • Member of Louisville City Council, Louisville Library Board, Louisville Joint Recreation Board


Dan McWhorter
Class of 1993  •  Inducted in 2013

  • Married to Nichole (Dinino) McWhorter (LHS Class of 1993)
  • Father to two children: Elizabeth and Evan
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Mount Union and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati
  • Graduate of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Cryptologic Mathematician Program
  • Recipient of three agency-wide NSA awards for contributions following 9/11 and for work in computer network operations (2)
  • Recipient of NSA Letters of Appreciation for public service (2) and for contributions to Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Computer Forensics and Intrusion Analysis business unit within ManTech International
  • Supported the computer network operations mission of the warfighters and analysts from NSA, CIA, and various Special Forces of the Department of Defense
  • Served as Vice President of Threat Intelligence of FireEye, Inc. (originally Mandiant Corporation)
  • Responsible for the release of a groundbreaking report that attributed seven years of cyber espionage activity to the People's Liberation Army of China
  • Contributed content to congressional and White House briefings
  • Frequently interviewed and quoted in a variety of media outlets such as ABC, CBS, CNN Money, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal


Gina Schaefer
Class of 1989  •  Inducted in 2013

  • Graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Serves as CEO of A Few Cool Hardware Stores – a co-op member of Ace Hardware Corporation
  • Member of the Board – Ace Hardware Corporation
  • Serves on several non-profit boards
  • Honored as one of four North American Retail Hardware Association's 2011 Top Guns
  • Proudly employs more than 200 DC and Baltimore residents


Vicky Sterling
Class of 1980  •  Inducted in 2013

  • General Chairman for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival for 2014, Only the 6th woman to hold this position in the 51-year history
  • Jr. League of Stark County's Women of the Year Community Award
  • Manage and Market our successful family business, Pinnacle Press Inc
  • President, Aultman Women's Board
  • Member, Aultman Health Foundation Board of Directors
  • Graduate, 6th Class of Leadership Stark County and member of The Board of Trustees
  • Member, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • President, Trillium Family Solutions Board of Directors
  • Chairman, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Rib Burnoff
  • Vice-Chairman, Canton Blues Festival
  • A member of the Committee that planned and constructed The Magical Rainbow Playground
  • Member of Canton Advertising Club, received Outstanding New Member, President's Award, Mousetrap Award, and Silver Medal Award
  • Received the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Salute Award
  • Nominated and a finalist for the Stark County Athena Leadership Award


David P. Warner
Class of 1985  •  Inducted in 2013

  • Initiated his public service career in the U.S. Attorney General's Honors Program
  • Specialized in international, criminal, and national security law
  • Served the United States as a prosecutor, counselor, treaty negotiator, and diplomat
  • Forged international agreements and arrangements to combat transnational crime, including terrorism, espionage, narcotics trafficking, and money laundering
  • Recognized for expertise in obtaining evidence and securing the lawful return of serious transnational criminals
  • Became a premier national security expert advising the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other Federal agencies
     

Robert M. Hohman
Class of 1989  •  Inducted in 2012

  • Constantly worked to be the best software engineer & architect he could be
  • Served as CEO & Co-Founder of Glassdoor - the world's largest employment social media site, helping millions of people every month to find the right job
  • Was part of the founding team of Expedia, the world's largest seller of travel. Robert served as SVP of Engineering and was responsible for building the 400+ person engineering teams at Expedia worldwide
  • Served as President & CEO of Hotwire.com
  • Served as President, Expedia Luxury/CCV
  • Began his career at Microsoft, where he worked on products ranging from Windows 95 to Kids Creative Writer to games
  • Graduated with a BS & MS in Computer Science from Stanford University
     

Timothy R. Holbrook
Class of 1989  •  Inducted in 2012

  • 1989 Repository Teen of the Year; 1988 State Champion in Two-Person Debate; 2-Time National Qualifier in Two-Person Debate
  • N.C. State University: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude and valedictorian of Class of 1993
  • Yale Law School: J.D., 1996
  • Law clerk to Chief Judge Glenn L. Archer, Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Tenured full Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law (as of July 2009)
  • Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Community service and advocacy for LGBT persons and persons with HIV/AIDS
     

Kenneth R. Smith
Inducted in 2012

  • Teacher for 39 years, 35 years in Louisville
  • Initiated the LHS Outstanding Boy and Girl award in 1965
  • Founded the Louisville Hall of Achievement
  • Authored the book, "Louisville the Way it Was"; a History of Louisville
  • Initiated the Rotary Flag program
  • Active member of Rotary since 1972
  • Rotary President - 1983
  • Rotary Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2010
     

Michael Leahy Thomas
Class of 1984  •  Inducted in 2011

  • University of Notre Dame B.A. 1988
  • The Ohio State University D.D.S. 1992
  • Substantial and Sustaining Commitments
  • His Patients
  • Stark State College
  • Stark County Dental Society
  • St. Louis Parish
  • City of Louisville
  • Louisville Schools
  • Louisville Hot Stove Baseball


Anna J. Donovan Whitmer
Class of 1941  •  Inducted in 2011

  • First co-drum major at LHS
  • Graduate of Mercy Hospital - Class of 1944
  • Girl Scouts 58 years - presented the Thanks Badge and St. Ann's Medal
  • 53 years Constitution Day Committee
  • 3 time Honorary Parade Marshall
  • Presented George Washington Medal of Honor
  • First Rotary Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award
  • 28 year Volunteer Veteran's Clinic
  • Recipient of The President's Call to Service Award
  • Chamber of Commerce Life Time Achievement Award
  • Life Member American Legion Auxiliary
  • Life Member Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary
  • Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary


Stan R. Arner
Class of 1959  •  Inducted in 2010

  • Founded a certified public accounting firm, S. R. Arner and Company, in 1981
  • Became a partner at Hall, Kistler & Company LLP in 2002
  • Served on the board of directors of the North Canton Chamber of Commerce
  • Served on the board and finance committee of Pathway Caring for Children
  • Served on the Stark State College of Technology's President Advisory Board
  • Was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Served as president on the Akron/Canton Chapter of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Served on the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors
  • Served on the Institute of Management Accountants Board of Directors
  • Was a member of the Manufacturing Committee for BKR International
  • Served as a trustee of the Canton Baptist Temple

 

Polly H. Doyle
Class of 1971  •  Inducted in 2010

  • Served as an English teacher and a Principal of Louisville High School from 1975-2008
  • Wrote and co-wrote grants to benefit the high school that totaled over $750,000
  • Worked with guidance counselors and the curriculum director to create Jo's Girls, a program to promote the well-being of young women
  • Participated in the development of the Louisville Hall of Achievement and the Louisville High School Athletic Hall of Fame to recognize distinguished alumni and faculty
  • Served as a trustee for the Louisville Scholarship Foundation
  • Served on the planning team and fundraising committee to build the girls' softball field, the "Diamond of Dreams"
  • Led Louisville High School when it received a bronze ranking as "One of America's Best High Schools"
  • Coordinated the high school's participation in the construction of a local home for Habitat for Humanity
  • Served as trustee for the Louisville Community Cupboard


Dr. Diane Earle
Class of 1976  •  Inducted in 2009

  • A pianist who has performed in 7 countries and 27 states
  • Chair, Fine Arts Department, Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Performances include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, China tours, Kentucky Educational Television, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
  • Kentucky Music Educators Association "College/University Teacher of the Year" in 2008
  • Educational programs for schools and regional arts organizations
  • Featured on several CDs and DVDs

 

Bart D. Keiser
Class of 1971  •  Inducted in 2008

  • Commander of "B" Battery, 4th BN, 3rd FA, 2nd AD.
  • Comptroller, Officer of the Chief of Staff, Army
  • Director of Economics, Finance & Accounting faculty, at West Point, the United States Military Academy
  • Created the single largest academic major, (Economics), in the history of West Point
  • Operations Officer for IBM's single largest worldwide account which generated $1.5 billion of revenue annually
  • Supervisor of USA Ice Hockey officials for the state of New York


Tim Malcolm
Class of 1969  •  Inducted in 2008

  • Instrumental in the development of the servo system that points the Hubble Space Telescope at the stars
  • Author of Space Vehicle Mechanism: Elements of Successful Design (Wiley), is used as a textbook at NASA and the chapters on precision pointing devices were authored by Mr. Malcolm
  • Participated in the design of the pointing equipment on 90 percent of the satellites currently in space, including defense satellites, scientific satellites, weather satellites, interplanetary missions, the arm of the space shuttle, and many others
  • Performed the original characterization and extensive life testing for NASA to qualify Light Emitting Diodes (LED) for use in space. BEISSC flew the first LED devices in space in optical encoders
  • Designed optical encoders for many difficult environments, high radiation (for nuclear reactors), space, high magnetic fields, high temperature, high pressure, underwater, cryogenic temperatures, etc. Devices he designed are currently used on ships, military vehicles, missiles, submarines, airplanes, etc


Karl Boyle
Inducted in 2007

  • Inducted into National Forensic League Hall of Fame - 1986
  • Member of the United States Hall of Fame for Speech and Debate Coaches
  • Inducted into Ohio Speech League Hall of Fame - 1983
  • Received Ohio Senate Recognition Award - 1957
  • Earned National Forensic League Diamond award
  • Recognized by Louisville City Council Resolution
  • Became the first Ohio High School to be National Champions in debate - 1957
  • Also ranked second or third in national debate four times
  • Won the Bruno Jacob trophy for most accumulated sweepstake points at the national tournament - 1959
  • Qualified 31 students for the national speech tournament
  • Produced seven nationally ranked students in extemporaneous speaking, including a national champion
  • Produced four nationally-ranked students in oratorical, dramatic interpretation and original oratory speaking
  • Won Stark County debate championship every year
  • Won Eastern Ohio debate championship six times
  • Founded the National Forensic League at Louisville High School
  • Co-founded National Honor Society at Louisville High School
  • Originated "flow sheet" for debaters, coaches and judges used in tournaments
  • Prepared extemporaneous speaking topics for Nationals (after speech coaching)
  • Taught math, served as principal, or professor: Buckeye High School (OH); Newton High School (MA); Howard University (Wash., D.C.); Kent State; Walsh College
  • Graduated Harvard University, Doctorate of Education; University of Michigan, M.S.; Kent State, Master of Education; Baldwin Wallace College, B.S. (cum laude)
  • Married to Imogene Hawke Boyle (Louisville High School teacher 1941-1942); father of Rozanne, David and Roberta (Louisville High graduates 1962, 1965, 1970)


Jen K. Shearer
Class of 1967  •  Inducted in 2007

  • BS degree from Ashland College in 1971
  • DVM degree from Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975
  • Associate Veterinarian with the Orrville Veterinary Clinic, Inc. from 1975 -1979
  • MS degree from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981
  • Assistant Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University 1981 -1982
  • Professor and Dairy Extension Veterinarian, the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida 1982 to present
  • Florida Distinguished Extension Service Award for outstanding service to the Florida Dairy Industry 1988
  • University or Florida Superior Accomplishment Award 2001
  • USDA Secretary of Agriculture's Honor Award for outstanding innovation in animal health 2003
  • The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award 2006
  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners Award of Excellence
  • Consultant to dairy operations and the allied industry, both nationally and internationally
  • Prominent speaker on the topics of bovine lameness, heat stress, cattle behavior and animal welfare
  • Author or co-author of more than 350 publications in both the scientific literature and popular farm press
     

R. Lynne "Stover" Rhodes
Inducted in 2005

  • Speech Teacher Advisor and Coach for 31 years in Louisville School District
  • She was instrumental in bringing back the annual all-school play and directed the school's theatre activities for 19 years
  • She is best known for her success as a speech coach. During her tenure, she coached 347 State Qualifiers, 5 State Champions, 51 National Qualifiers and 2 National finalists
  • Named the Speech Communication Association of Ohio's Outstanding High School Teacher in 1981
  • Named Outstanding High School Director of Comedy in 1986 by The Players Guild of Canton
  • Named The Miami of Ohio University Outstanding High School Teacher in 1987
  • Earned her National Forensic League Triple Diamond
  • During her leadership, the speech Department received NFL Excellence
  • Recognition for Speech and Debate in 1974, 1984, and 1993
  • She was elected to the EDNFL District Committee, serving locally as Chairman and Treasurer for 25 years
  • She was invited to serve on the National Tournament Tabulation Room Committee for 7 years, 2 years as Coordinator and as an instructor for the NFL Summer Institute in Ripon, WI for 3 years
  • Served on the Executive Committee of the Ohio High School Speech League for 19 years and Chairman for four terms
  • Named the Louisville Rotary "Citizen of the Year" in 1990
  • Named Louisville's Constitution Honorary Parade Marshal in 2001
  • Served as the Constitution Queen Pageant Mistress of Ceremonies from 1985-1999
  • Over the years, she implored students to "always have God first in your heart, dream big, and reach for the stars." "Stover" also believed her career was made possible by talented students, caring parents, and the support of the Louisville business community
  • Member of the COTERIE, the Alliance Women's Club, Delta Zeta Sorority
  • Chaired the Louisville Schools Operating Levy #5 Public Relations Committee and the Alliance Community Hospital Auction Committee

 

Stephen C. Coon
Class of 1979  •  Inducted in 2004

  • Married the right person
  • Father of 4 wonderful children
  • Began S. Coon Construction in 1983 and changed the business name to Coon Caulking and Sealants, Inc. in 1986
  • Saved and renovated historic structures in both Louisville and Canton
  • Worked on numerous building structures throughout the United States
  • Developed a testing facility in Louisville complete with a scanning electron microscope and chemist, which accurately access problems of building structures scientifically
  • Co-founded Regional Mast Company in Cleveland, Ohio and Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Developed 3 new housing allotments in Louisville
  • Changed Louisville Streetscape from all concrete sidewalks to part brick pavers to enhance the downtown
  • Helped to motivate and guide a number of new businesses locally
  • Partner and co-owner of Northmark Properties, Louisville Properties, Jencar Development, JSC Properties, The Historic Onesto, and The Historic Trust, LLC
  • Recipient of the 1996 SCOPE Award, the 2002 Cleveland Restoration Society's Preservation Award, the 2003 Canton Mayor's Award of Appreciation, the 2003 Community Salute Award, the 2003 Cleveland Historic Preservation Craftsmen Award, the 2004 Grand Masters Community Service Award, and the 2004 Historic Preservation Award


Dr. Patrick M. Jeffries
Class of 1983  •  Inducted in 2003

  • B.A., College of Wooster, 1987, Graduated with Chemistry Department Honors
  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 1992
  • Theron Standish Piper Award for Excellence in Graduate Research
  • Scientific contributor and team leader in motion picture films at Eastman Kodak that improved the lives of those using, making, and viewing motion picture products
  • Eight United States and International Patents
  • Received Kodak Team Achievement Award, 2003
  • One of four principal contributors recognized with an Academy Award of Merit (Oscar Statuette) in 2007 for the development of photographic emulsion technologies incorporated into the Kodak Vision2 family of color negative films​​​​​​
     

Dr. Harold "Pete" Walker
Class of 1945  •  Inducted in 2003

  • Superintendent of Canton Local, Louisville & Canton City Schools
  • Northeast Region Secretary Ohio School Boards Association
  • WWII Staff Sgt. Adjutant Generals Department U.S. Army
  • BA Mount Union College, Master's Kent State University, Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • Teacher and guidance counselor, Canton South High School
  • Principal, Amos McDannel, Harter, Worley Elementary Schools
  • Professor, Division Chairman, Executive Vice President, Malone College
  • Harold R. Walker Jr. High School named in his honor 1961, Canton Local Board of Education
  • Named to Outstanding Educators of America 1970
  • Outstanding Educators Award - Ohio PTA 1973
  • Resolution of Commendation for Educational Leadership by the Ohio General Assembly 1987
  • Inducted as a Citizen of Honor into the Hall of Fame
  • Stark/Ohio Bicentennial Committee Past President
  • Louisville Rotary
  • Canton Scholarship Foundation
  • Stark/Wayne Lung Association
  • Red Triangle Award for Meritorious Service to Canton District YMCA
  • Northeast Region Secretary Ohio School Boards Association
  • Lay Speaker, United Methodist Church
  • Member United States Trotting Association - Race Horse Owner


Cynthia Ann Kerchner
Class of 1956  •  Inducted in 2001

  • Mayor of Louisville 2002-2010
  • SCOPE Award/Small Business of Stark County Owner/Operator of Louisville Bowl and Kerchner Hallmark Shops
  • A lifetime of dedication and compassion for faith, family, and community
  • Striving to make the community a better place to live, grow and thrive for all generations, through volunteerism
  • An advocate for care and dignity of the elderly to enhance the quality of their lives
  • Accepted the challenges and rewards of serving on many community boards
  • A motivated civic leader with a positive philosophy and an ongoing commitment to serve the needs of all the citizens of our community
  • Graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing - RN Degree Class of 1959
  • Graduate of Leadership Stark County - Class of 1997
  • Louisville City Council, elected in 1995
  • Founder of Louisville Business Association/ Past President Louisville Chamber of Commerce
  • First Woman President of Louisville Rotary Club 1993
  • Rotarian of the Year 1993 and Rotary's Paul Harris Award 1995

 

H. Joseph Zwick
Class of 1942  •  Inducted in 2001

  • He's most proud of his wife, Roseanne, and his family. Our children have grown to be successful adult achievers in their professions and communities
  • Establishment of Zwick's Department Stores. Assisted in building a small chain of three stores from the original family dry goods store
  • Served as Mayor of Louisville 1953 - 1957
  • Served as chairman of the Charter Committee which recommended that Louisville adopt a City Manager type of government
  • Trained as a carrier fighter pilot in World War II
  • B.S. degree from John Carroll University. Law degree from McKinley Law School. Admitted to the Ohio Bar 1954
  • Actively assisted Olga Weber in the 1950s and 1960s in the establishment of Louisville as the Constitution Town
  • Served as chairman of the original board of the Louisville YMCA. Presently member and Past President of the Louisville Public Library Board
  • Active member of St. Louis Church. Served as C.C.D. teacher for many years. Past member of the Catholic Community League of Stark County
  • Chosen as one of five outstanding young men of Ohio in 1959 sponsored by the Ohio Junior Chamber of Commerce
     

Dr. Cyrus A. Jackson
Class of 1937  •  Inducted in 2000

  • In 1944 Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental practice for 40 years in his community
  • Louisville school children will long benefit from his 14 years of service on the Board of Education and the quality of leadership while serving as its president
  • A 50-year member of the Stark County Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and The American Dental Association
  • A member of the Louisville Rotary Club since 1951 and was the recipient of the Louisville Rotary Club Citizen of the Year Award in 1976
  • Very active in the Boy Scouts: Scoutmaster for Troop 44, Wood Badge Leader and the recipient of the 5th Year Pipestone, Order of Arrow and the Silver Beaver Award, which is the highest award available in the field of adult scouting
  • Dental practice for 40 years in his community


Thomas W. Edwards III
Class of 1929  •  Inducted in 1998

  • Served on the Louisville Board of Education for 24 years, 13 years as President
  • Worked as one of the original founders of The Louisville Scholarship Foundation and endowed a scholarship for an LHS graduate
  • Practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for 55 years, serving as President of the Akron Canton Chapter of The Ohio Society of CPA's
  • Served on a committee that spearheaded Junior Achievement in Louisville


James F. King
Class of 1954  •  Inducted in 1998

  • Served as Professor of Medicine & Chief G.I. Section, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine for 20 years from 1974-1994. Very involved in the development of medical education and research programs for students, residents and physicians in the Stark County area
  • Won the American College of Physicians Laureate Award and listed in "Best Doctors in America"
  • Established Dr. James F. King Family Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame
  • Endowed a Chair in Gastroenterology at St. Louis University School of Medicine
     

Shirley Givens
Class of 1949  •  Inducted in 1997

  • Concerts and performances worldwide, including state dinner at the White House for President Eisenhower.
  • Performances on national television: Ed Sullivan Show, Arthur Godfrey Show, and Chance of a Lifetime
  • Author and illustrator of "Adventures in Violinland," a published 18-book series for children
  • Professor of violin at the Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory; visiting fellow at Yale University, Fontainebleau (France), Casals Festival (Puerto Rico), Victoria International Festival (Canada) and the Aspen Music Festival


Harold Snyder
Class of 1940  •  Inducted in 1997

  • Developed many of the first products marketed from the vinyl film while working at Goodyear and Goodrich
  • Incorporated Snyder Manufacturing Company and developed protective apparel for the Atomic Energy Commission
  • Manufactured products to protect fuel handlers and those involved around the space program's launch sites
  • Developed the Snyder Hemovac, a sterile, disposable product used in wound evacuation
     

Dennis H. Biery
Class of 1961  •  Inducted in 1996

  • Charitable giver of Time, Talent and Funds to projects that develop the mind, body, or soul
  • President of Biery Cheese Company - growing the company from 7 employees to over 100 employees with national distribution throughout the United States and having the distinction of winning 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in the United States and World competition
  • Louisville Citizen of the year
  • Development and construction chairman of the Field of Dreams


Susan Bixler
Class of 1968  •  Inducted in 1996

  • Founded the Professional Image Inc. in 1980 and developed a client base of 1,500 national and international corporations
  • Wrote four books: Professional Image (Putnam), Professional Presence (Putnam), The Gold Standard (Random House), and The New Professional Image (Adams Publishing)
  • Received the IMMIE Award, the highest honor given by the Image Industry Council and The TELLY Award, the highest honor given by The Film Board to the producer of a corporate film
  • Married to Jose Porto with a son, Christopher
     

Paul R. Bishop
Class of 1961  •  Inducted in 1995

  • International President of The Young Presidents' Organization
  • Assistant Director of Competition for Boxing in the 1984 Olympics
  • Chairman of Several Community Fund Raising Drives
  • Officer and Board Member of Numerous Community Organizations
     

Dr. Willard S. Krabill
Class of 1945  •  Inducted in 1995

  • Pioneer childbirth educator and promoter of family-centered obstetrics; Member of American Medical Association Committee on Medicine and Religion
  • A professor who established the first accredited human sexuality course on a Christian college campus
  • Physician, ethicist, teacher, mentor, and writer on bioethics, wellness, sexuality, and other issues at the intersection of faith and medicine
     

Dr. Samuel W. Speck
Class of 1955  •  Inducted in 1995

  • Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Member of the Ohio Senate
  • Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • President of Muskingum College
     

Mark Thomas
Class of 1977  •  Inducted in 1994

  • Professional Drag Racer
  • International Hot Rod Association: 3 Time World Champion in Professional Alcohol Funny Car Division
  • First driver to win class three times: 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Winner of numerous national events across the country; holder of many track and world records
  • First driver to break 4 second barrier on an eighth-mile track
  • Recipient of 1993 Don Carlton Memorial Award for Professional Sportsmanship


Edwin E. Kintner
Class of 1937  •  Inducted in 1993

  • Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy
  • Postgraduate of M.I.T. in Physics and Engineering
  • Project Officer of the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, U.S.S Nautilus
  • Director of reactor development and magnetic fusion programs in U.S. Department of Energy
  • Executive Vice-President responsible for cleanup of Three Mile Island


Pat Rebillot
Class of 1953  •  Inducted in 1993

  • Began his musical career at age 12 as an organist at St. Louis Church
  • Performed with numerous artists including Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Herbie Mann
  • Awarded platinum & gold records for his work with Barbra Streisand and The Spinners
  • Received 7 annual Most Valuable Player Awards from NARAS, including the Virtuoso Award in 1987 for his piano and keyboard work on albums, movies, television and jingles
  • Recorded his own album "Free Fall" on Atlantic Records


Robert L. Moffett
Inducted in 1992

  • Ohio Science Teacher of the year - 1964
  • School Photographer
  • MIRROR Advisor - 25 years
  • Caring and Innovative Teacher
  • Creator of the Moffett Scholarship
  • Charter Member - Hall of Achievement

Inductees Alphabetical Order

  • Dennis H. Biery
  • Paul R. Bishop
  • Susan Bixler
  • Karl Boyle
  • David L. Boyle
  • Dr. Cyrus A. Jackson
  • Stephen C. Coon
  • Polly H. Doyle
  • Dr. Diane Earle
  • Thomas W. Edwards III
  • Shirley Givens
  • Robert M. Hohman
  • Timothy R. Holbrook
  • Shirley Edwards Howes
  • Dr. Patrick M. Jeffries
  • Jerry Jackson
  • Bart D. Keiser
  • Cynthia Ann Kerchner
  • James F. King
  • Edwin E. Kintner
  • Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy
  • Dr. Willard S. Krabill
  • Tim Malcolm
  • Dr. Brian E. Mathie 
  • Thomas C. McAlister
  • Dan McWhorter
  • Robert L. Moffett
  • Erwin “Earl” Morse
  • Todd Edward Pugh
  • Mark Thomas
  • Pat Rebillot
  • R. Lynne "Stover" Rhodes
  • Lori Groves Rowley
  • Gina Schaefer
  • Jan K. Shearer
  • Vince Schillig
  • Kenneth R. Smith
  • Harold Snyder
  • Dr. Samuel W. Speck
  • Vicky Sterling
  • Michael Leahy Thomas
  • Dr. Harold "Pete" Walker
  • David P. Warner
  • Anna J. Donovan Whitmer
  • H. Joseph Zwick