A former NFL player, a retired Coast Guard admiral and business leaders are among the seven alumni to be inducted this year into the Parkland School District Education Foundation's Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.
The Wall of Honor was established last year and is inside the main entrance of Parkland High School.
Those chosen to be inducted serve as an inspiration to students to achieve excellence and remind the community of Parkland’s commitment to a quality educational program, foundation officials said.
Inductees will be honored at the foundation's second annual Annual Gala & Silent Auction on Monday, May 6, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Fogelsville.
The Wall of Honor is sponsored by Ironton Phone/Service Electric Phone Company.
2013 Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor Inductees
- 1967: David W. Kunkel: Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (retired)
- 1977: Susan Roth (Buhosky): Associate Professor, Culinary Arts, Northampton Community College
- 1977: Phil Wehr: Co-owner and Manager, A.J. Henry Lumber Co.
- 1977: Tom Reilly: Senior Partner at Gross McGinley LLP
- 1985: Dr. Marc Levitt: Director, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
- 1988: Brent Saunders: president and chief executive officer, Bausch & Lomb
- 1991: Greg DeLong: Parkland’s first student to become an NFL player
In September, the Parkland community was invited to nominate inductees into the Alumni Wall of Honor. To be eligible, nominees must have demonstrated at least one of the following criteria:
- Outstanding accomplishments in his or her chosen field
- Dedicated commitment to his or her community
- Acts of service
- A positive impact on people
- Recognition (locally or worldwide)
- Contribution to Humanity
- Other factors determined relevant by the selection committee
A selection committee, comprised of one member from the Parkland Education Foundation Board, the Parkland School Board, the school district’s administration, a seasoned Parkland teacher, a Gala Committee volunteer and a member from the local business community reviewed the applications and scored them.