2002 Inductees



Paul Droste '54

Rabbi Sally J. Priesand '64




David Clay Burkhard (1967-1997)

Anthony Pariano '92

Joe Surniak '75



Elmer Kress (1965-1997)

Georgia Kunkle (1960-1984)

Richard Segrist (1959-1989)

Alumni Hall of Fame 2002 Inductees

Paul Droste – Class of 1954

Ohio State University Faculty Member and Band Director

  • Played Trombone, Baritone Horn and Sousaphone in Fairview High School Marching Band
  • Student Band Director – Senior Year
  • Member of the Ohio State University Marching Band “TBDBITL”
  • Two Rose Bowl Performances
  • Held Positions in Both The Ohio State University Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra
  • Master of Music Degree, Eastman School of Music
  • Ohio State University School of Music Faculty
  • Ohio State University Marching Bard Director (14 Seasons)
  • 1992 Retired as Professor Emeritus
  • 1989 Elected to American Bandmasters Association
  • Founded The Brass Band of Columbus, Winning 9 North American Championships

Rabbi Sally J. Priesand - Class of 1964

  • Rabbi Emerita of Monmouth Reform Temple – Tinto Falls, New Jersey
  • 1972 Ordained as U.S.A’s First Female Rabbi by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Bachelor of Hebrew Letters
  • Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Two Honorary Doctoral Degrees
  • Authored Judaism and The New Woman
  • Contributed to: Women Rabbis: Exploration and Celebration
  • Contributed to: A Treasury of Favorite Sermons by Laeding American Rabbis
  • Woman Leadership Award
  • Women Who Dare Award
  • Distinguished Alumni Award – Alumni Association of the University of Cincinnati – Friends of Women’s Studies
  • Many Other Awards and Honors


Athletic Hall of Fame 2002 Inductees

David Clay Burkhard (1967-1997)

Health and Physical Education Instructor, Athletic Coach

Junior High Track Coach - 7 years

Junior High Track Coach - 7 years

1991 Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame

1992 Lorain County Wrestling Hall of Fame

Seven-time Greater Cleveland Wrestling Coach of the Year

Two-time State of Ohio Wrestling Coach of the Year

Six-time East-West All-Star Coach

Eight-time SWC Wrestling Coach of the Year

Cox Spotlight Award for Outstanding Educator

Anthony Pariano

Joe Surniak (1971-1975)

Football, Baseball and Basketball

1994 Inducted into the Baldwin-Wallace Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Football: Three-Year Letterman, Two-Year Starting Quarterback. 1978 Team Captain

Passed for 2,470 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns.

1978: Led Baldwin-Wallace to the NCAA Division III National Championship. 11-0-1 record. Tied for the OAC Championship.

Completed 114 of 200 passes for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns. Rushed for 389 yards and 10 touchdowns.

First-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference. B-W's Most Valuable Offensive Back

Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year

1978 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl National Championship Game

24-10 victory over Wittenburg University.

Completed 16 of 24 passes for 186 yards. Scored two touchdowns.

Chevrolet Player of the Game. Overall,

NCAA Division III Playoff Games Record: Most Completions (44)

  • Baseball: Four-year Letterman

Two time All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection as a catcher.

1976 Most Outstanding Freshman

1977 Led the team in walks and triples.

1979 Baldwin-Wallace School Record: Most putouts in a single season by a catcher. 


Faculty Hall of Fame 2002 Inductees

Elmer Kress  (1965-1997)

Mathematics Instructor, Athletic Coach

  • Mathematics Department Chair for 28 Years
  • Initiated Computer Programming Courses in the Mathematics Curriculum in Two Languages
  • Coached Wrestling and Junior Varsity Baseball
  • Initiated the Varsity Wrestling Program at Fairview High School
  • 1965-1970 Head Varsity Wrestling Coach
  • 1968 Southwestern Conference Title
  • 1968 Sectional Title
  • 1969 Southwestern Conference Title
  • 1976 Parkview Kiwanis Club Advancement of Education Award
  • 1990-91 Teacher of the Year Award
  • Part-Time Mathematics Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College-West for 31 Years.

Georgia Kunkle  (1960-1984)

Elementary Instructor

  • Taught 4th Grade, 4th/5th Grades Combined and 5th Grade for 22 Years at Gilles-Sweet School
  • Instructed 5th Grders at Parview School After Elementary Consolidation
  • Summer Enrichment Teacher for 18 Years
  • Participated in Developmental Activities of Educational Research Council
  • 1968 Fairview Park Kiwanis Advancement of Education Award
  • Martha Holden Jennings Scholar
  • 1981 Teacher of the Year
  • Perfect Attendance While Employed by Fairview Park City Schools

Richard Segrist  (1959-1989)

Mathematics and Physical Education Instructor, Athletic Coach

  • Served as FHS Pool Manager twenty-five years, developing, implementing and teaching a very successful aquatics program for the school system and community
  • Coached football, track and field, golf and swimming
  • Won 3 SWC Golf Championships and 3 Regional Golf Championships
  • As varisty swim coach for 20 years, produced '64 State Championship and 3 SWC Championships
  • 1975 Ohio State Swimming Coach of the Year
  • Six time North East District Swimming Coach of the Year
  • 2002 Ohio Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame