ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
Kathy Gould Dawson '75
Laura M. Lengel, Ph.D. '82
Chief Judge Paul R. Matia '55
Mark McDonough, M.D., P.A. '78
Richard Pocker '73
Elaine Schulte, M.D. '79
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Danute Bankaitis-Davis '76
Michael Pochatek '76
Nelson Russ (1936-1972)
FACULTY HALL OF FAME
Charles Kullik (1973-2001)
David Zeih (1972-2000)
Alumni Hall of Fame 2005 Inductees
Kathy Gould Dawson – Class of 1975
Writer, Author, Public Speaker, Motivator, Relationship Coach
Laura Lengel, Ph.D. – Class of 1982
International and Intercultural Communication Researcher and Lecturer
1986 Miami University, B.A. Major, Musicology; Minor, Arts Management
1989 Miami University, M.S. International Mass Communications Studies
1993 - 1994 Fulbright Research Scholar
1995 Ohio University, College of Communication, Ph.D.
1995 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Communications, Richmond American International University in London
1996 - Present Director, International Field Study Program, Richmond American International University in London
2002 - Present Associate Professor, School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University
Numerous Books, Publications and Conference Presentations
Chief United States District Judge Paul Matia – Class of 1955
1955-1959 Case Western Reserve University, B.A (cum laude)
1959-1962 Harvard Law School, J.D.
1962 Admitted to Ohio Bar
1966-1970 Assistant Ohio Attorney General
1971-1975, 1979-1983 Member, Ohio State Senate
1975-1984 Partner, Hadley, Matia and Mills Co. L.P.A.
1982-1984 Vice President, Van Meter, Ashbrook & Associates
1985-1991 Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County
June 27, 1991 Nominated by President George H.W. Bush (R) to the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
November 15, 1991 Confirmed by the United States Senate
He also sat by designation on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit during his tenure as a district court judge.
During his time as a judge, he was notable for restoring John Demjanjuk's United States citizenship in 1998 but later revoking it in 2002 after a new trial.
1993 Presiding judge National Football League v. Rodor, Inc. (copyright)
He assumed senior status on December 31, 2004 and retired as a judge on May 31, 2005
Mark McDonough, M.D., P.A. – Class of 1978
Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Burn Trauma
1983 Cleveland State University, B.S., P.T. - Physical Therapy
1983 - 1985 Orlando Regional Medical Center
1985-1986 Kuhns Physical Therapy Associates
1986 - 1987 Winter Park Memorial Hospital
1987 - 1992 Intrinsic Rehabilitation Associates - Private practice providing rehabilitation services
1994 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, M.D.
1994 - 1995 Case Western Reserve University Integrated Surgical Residency
1995 - 2000 U.S.F. College of Medicine. Training in General Surgery and Sub-specialty of Plastic Surgery
2000 - 2002 Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Chief Resident Plastic Surgery
2002 to Present - Private practice
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Burn Association
Numerous Research Publications & Presentations
Richard Pocker - Class of 1973
Elaine Schulte, MD - Class of 1979
1983 Skidmore College, B.A. Music and Biochemistry
1988 MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
1991-1992 Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
1992 M.P.H. University at Albany, School of Public Health, Albany, New York
1992-1998 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
1993 Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University at Albany, Albany, New York
1993 Board Certification in Pediatrics
1993 Medical Director Lead Poisoning Prevention Resource Center, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
1996-1998 Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
1998-2001 Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
1998-2007 Associate Rofessor of Pediatrics, Dept. of Pediatrics, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
1999 Director, International Adoption Program, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
2000 Recertification in Pediatrics
2001 Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
2007 Cleveland Clinic
Numerus grants, professional presentations, publications and participation in grand rounds, special events and continuing medical education.
Athletic Hall of Fame 2005 Inductees
Danute "Bunki" Bankaitis-Davis, Ph.D. – Class of 1976
Volleyball, World Class Bicycle Rider
1978, 1979 Cleveland State University Athletic Alumni Association Most Outstanding Volleyball Player
1978-1979 Cleveland State University Athletic Alumni Association Female Athlete of the Year
1980 Cleveland State University - B.S. Chemistry
Director's Award - Highest Cumulative GPA by a graduating senior - 3.77 in Chemistry
Cleveland State University's top graduating chemistry major
1981 Cleveland State University - M.S. Organic Chemistry
1986 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ph.D. Synthetic Organic Chemistry
1986-1992 United States Elite Women's National Road Racing Team
1988 United States Olympic Team (Seoul, South Korea) - Road Race, 14th Overall
1989 Stage Winner at Women's Tour de France, 10th Overall
1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991 United States World Champion Road Racing Team Member
1989 United States World Champion Team Member - Cycling
1991, 1992 United States World Champion Team Member - Team Time Trial - Gold Medalist
1991 Cleveland State University Athletic Hall of Fame
1992 National Championships - Team Time Trial - Gold Medalist
1992 United States Olympic Team (Barcelona, Spain) - Cycling
Michael Pochatek – Class of 1976
Baseball, Football, Wrestling
1974 Baseball - Best Pitcher
Nelson Russ (1936 - 1943, 1946 - 1972)
Fairview High School Health and Physical Education Teacher
Coach: Basketball, Football, Track, Tennis, Bowling
1935 College of Wooster
1949 Western Reserve University, M.A.
Faculty Hall of Fame 2005 Inductees
Charles Kullik (1973 - 2001)
Principal - Lewis F. Mayer Middle School
Principal - Fairview High School
Fairview Park Citizen of the Year
A dedicated educator who truly cares about kids.
1964 John Carroll University - B.S.
1968 John Carroll University - M.A.
1972 – 1976 Treasurer, Ohio School Counselors Association
1976- 1998 Parliamentarian, Ohio School Counselors Association
1990 Fairview Park Citizen of the Year
2002 – 2006 Fairview Park Board of Education
David Zeih (1972 - 2000)
History Teacher and Track & Field Coach
1983 League of Women Voters Recognition of Achievement Award
1984 Fairview Park Kiwanis Advancement of Education Award
1990 Nominated for the Cuyahoga County Bar Association Auxillary National Law Teacher of the Year
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Fairview Park Business Advisory Council Teacher Recognition Award
1990 Teacher of the Year
2000 Teacher of the Year
2000 Metro-Kiwanis Outstanding Educator Award
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