Hall of Fame  
Past Honorees  
  First Name Last Name Graduated Award Year
 Dan Iannicola 2005
 RobertMessey 2005
 Mary AnnSchiller 2005
 DavidHertzog 2005
 JohnGoodman 2005
 EuripedesKastaris 2005
 WilliamThompson 2005
 JamesMann 2005
 May ScheveReardon 2005
 Betty GriesbaumBirney19652006
 John R.Dressel19352006
 Datra ScobeyHerzog19792006
 Franklin H.Hornburg19852006
 John R.Musgrave19592006
 Kenneth JohnLacho19522006
 John S.Sandberg19662006
 Sunny AccolaSchaefer19642006
 Gary J.Ehrhardt19662007
 Kent C.Mueller19582007
 WalterSedovic19732007
 WarrenSeering19662007
 Loretta WalterSeltzer19542007
 Nancy BeckemanThompson19652007
 Robert A.Altenkirch19662008
 Almeda HortonBerkey19652008
 Robert (Bobby)Caldwell19592008
 JohnFribis19372008
 ArthurGust19552008
 HarveyHartman19652008
 MelvinKohl19622008
 Mary Lou HoerrBingham (posthumous)19632009
 Nancy SandbergBond19642009
 DavidButterfly19792009
 Marie WilliamsonColwell19632009
 PaulFaulstich19662009
 JamesMayer 19642009
 ScottMosby 19712009
 ShermanParker (posthumous)1990 2009
 TerryThompson19602009
 JohnBrophy 19652010
 Carol Sue (Wuebbens) Horstman 19592010
 RonaldMelicher19592010
 Tamara(Ahrens) Schmitz 19892010
 ChrisScholin19792010
 Katherine(Tsiopos) Wills 19762010
 JohnTemple19652010
2010 Inductees
Name / Class / Accomplishments
John Brophy – class of 1965
Earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri in Music Education.
Taught high school and college for 38 years.
Was Music Department Chairman at John Burroughs School.
Ronald W. Melicher – class of 1959
Has served in a variety of administrative positions at the University of Colorado at Boulder for the past 40-plus years.
University of Colorado designated President’s Teaching Scholar.
Lived and taught internationally while on sabbatical leave.
Taught in a three-campus Executive MBA program.
Co-authored two current finance textbooks, Introduction to Finance: Markets, Investments, and Financial Management and Entrepreneurial Finance.
Tamara (Ahrens) Schmitz – class of 1989
Assistant Professor, Lecturer, co-teacher and Teaching Fellow at Stanford University.
Developed a program focused on test development engineering at National Semiconductor Corporation.
Currently working at Intersil Corporation in Scotts Valley, California. Teaches online, and has implemented a cost-effective system to train and track the progress of global engineers.
Chris Scholin – class of 1979
Earned a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.A. in Molecular Biology and Immunology from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
At Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, pioneered development of the Environmental Sample Processor, an instrument that collects water samples autonomously, concentrates microorganisms and automates application of molecular probes to detect particular species and the substances they produce.
Past Chair of MBARI’s Research Division, currently serves on an External Advisory Committee for the University of Miami’s Oceans and Human Health Center, the Management committee of the Center for Ocean Solutions and the Board of Trustees of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Katherine (Tsiopos) Wills – class of 1976
Received her Ph.D. in composition and rhetoric from University of Louisville. Teaches composition, techno-rhetoric, business, technical and creative writing at Indiana University Purdue University-Columbus, Indiana.
Has published in Kairos, Comp Tales: the Composition Frontline, Politics of Information: Electronic Mediation of Social Chance E-Book and Workplace.
He has been featured on NBC Nightly News, was chosen as ABC’s “Man of the Week” and profiled in numerous publications including the Washington Post and People Magazine.
Received the Best New Collection in Technical and Scientific Writing Award by National Council of Teachers of English.
John M. Temple – class of 1965
Has started and built up multiple companies from scratch. Creative thinker who motivates others to move out of their comfort zones to achieve greater results.
Helped create and introduced the Partner Program, a unique marketing concept for Storage Systems Incorporated, which expanded sales from $5M to $130M annually.
Co-founded Indoff, which has been named as “One of the Best Places to Work” by Counselor Magazine.
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