The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame was the brainchild of Frank Calvin. He and then-Superintendent, Louis Cardamone, formed a committee of school personnel and community leaders to develop the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Original committee members were Frank Calvin, Louis Cardamone, Rozen Patterson (Lymor), the late Frank Bubba, Audrey Freeman, Scott Lehman, Myrtle Angel, the late Augusta Barrick, Martha Ellers and Suzanne Fowley. The first induction banquet was held in 1993.
March 25, 2020
WCS’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner Postponed
WARREN –The 28th Annual Warren City Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner scheduled for April 25 has been postponed because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns.
A new date will be announced once it has been set. We look forward to honoring the seven new inductees who make up our Class of 2020, along with our scholarship recipients and distinguished faculty.
The Board of Directors of the Warren City Schools’ Foundation and the Committee of the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame agreed to postpone the event in the best interest of our inductees and their families, attendees and the community at-large. Our primary concern is the health, safety and well-being of the community.
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Reservations Being Accepted for 28th Annual Awards Dinner
The Board of Directors of the Warren City Schools Foundation and the Committee of the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame will induct the Class of 2020 at the
28th Annual Awards Dinner Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Warren G. Harding High School, 860 Elm Road NE, Warren, Ohio. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be tours of the high school and a Social Hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The reservation deadline is April 13.
The reservation form is available here.
Completed reservation forms should be mailed to Alumni Hall of Fame, 105 High Street NW, Warren, Ohio 44481.
The Board of Directors of the Warren City Schools’ Foundation and the Committee of the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the following inductees to the Class of 2019:
Douglas R. Anderson, D.D.S., M.S. & Ph.D. Savannah, Georgia
Dr. Douglas R. Anderson served as a dentist in the U.S. Navy, a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and recently is serving on the Boards of several insurance companies and nonprofits. He has received numerous awards and has been published. He has made eight trips to Central America providing surgical care as well as drilling for water wells there and in Africa. Most recently, he has trained in emergency response in storm-ravaged areas after natural disasters to provide relief. He is dedicated to the benefit of others and was honored for this with the Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award for local, national and international medical missions. In 1993, he received his law degree from Capital University. He is a 1968 WGH graduate.
April Caraway Warren, Ohio
April is presently the Executive Director of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, providing oversight of mental health and addiction services in the county while determining community needs and recommending outcome-based funding of behavioral health services to an 18 member Board of Directors to ensure an effective and efficient system of care. She works closely with state personnel, legislators and other county boards to streamline services and lobby for adequate funding, as well as develop long-range strategic plans designed to reduce duplication services, thus maximizing appropriate and effective services. She is a member of many committees supporting mental health, particularly, she serves as Executive Committee member of the Trumbull Advocacy and Protection Network (TAPN). April graduated from Warren G .Harding in 1983.
Mary L. (Oliver) Duke Warren, Ohio
Mary is the Executive Director of Teen Straight Talk, a 501c nonprofit organization committed to educate Truth in the Warren Community. Her agenda has remained steadfastly focused on our local youth but she has also extended her efforts beyond to other communities in other states as well as internationally, speaking to over 500,000 students. Mary’s goals remain to address the problems of sexual promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy in the Mahoning Valley and overseas. She has been recognized with the Professional Women of Trumbull County Award, The Women of Courage Award from Kappa Alpha Sorority, Youngstown chapter, Trumbull County African American Achievers Association, and one of four nominees selected for the Hope Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. She previously was a Cosmetology teacher at Warren G. Harding High School. Mary graduated from WGH in 1954.
Lionel C. Harding-Thomas, Ph.D. Deceased 2018
Dr. Harding-Thomas overcame academic obstacles in his early life on the path to receiving an M.A. and Ph.D at Washington State University and he never forgot how he was able to rise above them and achieve not only personal success but to also influence the lives of so many of his students. He became a beacon of hope with a heart of gold and a role model to all of his students, especially those who had been underserved–this became his passion. He served for many years as Counselor and Minority Affairs Director in the Spokane school system and Spokane Community College. establishing a private counseling practice and served in the Silver Valley area of Idaho as a school counselor, therapist, childrens’ advocate and teacher. Dr. Harding-Thomas was instrumental in advocating for the initiation of programs in American Minority Studies while a student at WSU. He was inducted into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 for his athletic prowess while at Warren G. Harding High School, graduating in 1967, and in college.
Maureen McGeough Ashburn, Virginia
Maureen McGeough graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1981. She received a degree in Criminal Justice from Ashland University in 1985. Maureen joined the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security as a Special Agent in 1997. Diplomatic Security Service is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State and is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of foreign policy. Upon entering the Foreign Service, Maureen was assigned to the Washington, D.C. Field Office where she worked on the protective detail of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Maureen’s Overseas postings include Erbil, Iraq; Copenhagen, Denmark; Kabul, Afghanistan; Lilongwe, Malawi; Capetown, South Africa; and Moscow, Russia. Her domestic assignments include serving as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Secretary of State’s Protective Detail. Maureen was confirmed as a member of the Senior Foreign Service in 2018 and has been a recipient of numerous awards within the Department, including several Franklin Awards and Meritorious Honor Awards.
Marc Paulenich Ottawa Hills, Ohio
Currently, Marc is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy at the Toledo based advertising agency of Hart, Inc. A marketing and brand strategist by trade, he has most recently deployed his unique combination of business acumen, customer insights and brand planning to produce unprecedented results for Hart Inc. His executive manager responsibilities include development of organizational policies, strategies and goals that cover operations, personnel, financial performance and growth of the agency. He executes annual and long-term plans and coordinates the internal activities of the agency while providing senior-level client counsel on board strategy, campaign planning, analytics and research and related areas. He also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Toledo and volunteers on local boards and service committees. His everyday mantra is: “Every Day Greater.” Marc graduated from Warren G. Harding in 1997.