2020 inductees to the Fairview Park Schools Hall of Fame


Legacy Award:    The 1964 State Championship Boys Swimming Team


The Athletic Hall of Fame:   Jim Grealis (1977-2006)Paul Kerrigan '95, Jennifer Kathe Kuharik '86, Dan Schmidt '86


The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame  Dennis A. Guenther, Ph.D. '64, Kevin Nealer '72,

Col. Thomas Knolmayer, M.D. USAF '86, Gary R. Skoog, Ph.D. '64


The Distinguished Faculty/Staff Hall of Fame:   Jim Dow (1966-1992)Kathy Ingersoll (1988-2013), Robert Smith '48 (1956-1969)



2020 Inductees


The 1964 State Championship Boys Swimming Team
First State Championship in FHS history
Five High School All-Americans
25 team members

3 current FHS HOF members



Dennis A. Guenther, Ph.D. '64,

Kevin Nealer '72

Lt. Col. Thomas Knolmayer, M.D. USAF '86

Gary R. Skoog, Ph.D. '64



Jim Grealis (1977-2006)

Paul Kerrigan '95

Jennifer Kathe Kuharik '86

Dan Schmidt '86



Jim Dow (1966-1992)

Kathy Ingersoll (1988-2013)

Robert Smith '48 (1956-1969)

Alumni Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Dennis A. Guenther, Ph.D. 

Class of 1964

The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Faculty Emeritus, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Retiree-Faculty Emeritus, Center for Automotive Research 
47 years teaching at The Ohio State University
Co-founded Systems Engineering Associates, Senior Project engineer and Consultant
Heads the manufacturing arm of SEA, producing vehicle inertia and suspension measuring machines. 
Nationally recognized expert in accident reconstruction, vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, occupant biomechanics, and component testing/evaluations. 
A major contributor to improving automotive safety and design.
A registered mechanical engineer in 43 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
      A member of 12 professional engineering societies
      Outstanding Teaching in Engineering Award, The Ohio State College of Engineering
      Teaching Excellence Award, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University
               Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, The Ohio State University
               SAE Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers
               Has received or been awarded 138 Research Grants and Contracts at The Ohio State University
               Has authored over 200 technical publication
               As a graduate student advisor at The Ohio State University has directed 112 Masters Theses and 16 Doctoral Dissertations.
Kevin Nealer
Class of 1972
B.A University of Michigan
J.D. Case Western Reserve University
Principal and partner in Scowcroft Group, an international business advisory firm
Trade and economic advisor to U.S. Senate
U.S. State Department  - Foreign service officer
Fulbright professor in China
Appointed by President Obama as a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Author of numerous articles on political economy and coauthored Beginning the Journey: China, the United States, and the WTO (Council on Foreign Relations, 2001)
                                                   Advised multinational clients on investment issues, project finance, and trade law/policy
      Consultant to the U.S. government on trade and economic security issues.
      Served on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the development finance agency of the U.S. government,       and as a member of OPIC's Audit and Governance Committees.
      Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
      Center for Strategic & International Studies, Senior Advisor, Simon Chair in Political Economy
      Member of the international advisory boards of Ancora Capital Management Pte, Ltd. and the board of the Australian American Council
      Served as a lecturer, program moderator and adjunct professor of trade law and policy at the Georgetown University School of Business
Col. Thomas Knolmayer, M.D. USAF
Class of 1986, Valedictorian 
All-Ohio Distance Runner in track and Cross County
Placed in Cross Country State Championships on Multiple Occassions
State Place Finisher (2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th) - Track
Placed 5th in the National Cross Country Championships
Congressional appointment to the United States Air Force Academy
MD, Services University Medical School, Bethesda, Maryland
Residency, David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base
Residency, University of California at Davis
28 years of service, United States Airforce
Chief of Surgery, Third Medical Group, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4 combat tours of duty in Afghanistan
Organized large humanitarian effort, collecting shoes for children and refugees in Afghanistan.
General Surgeon, Providence Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital
Alaska Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Nationally ranked Cross Country runner
2005 Iditarod Dog Race participant


Gary R. Skoog, Ph.D.

Class of 1964, Valedictorian
University of Michigan, B.A. Mathematics
University of Minnesota, Ph.D.
Taught at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota
President, Legal Econometrics, Inc. 
1976-1985 University of Chicago, Faculty member, Graduate School of Business, Department of Economics
Has worked alongside professors who have won the Nobel Prize in Economics. 
1989-Present: Adjunct Professor, De Paul University, Department of Economics
Serves on students’ Ph.D. examining and thesis committees.
Nationally recognized forensic economist
Founder and president of Legal Econometrics, Inc. an economic consulting firm that provides consultation, expert reports and expert witness testimony in various areas.
Assistant Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota.
Clients have included the U.S. Department of Justice, the United States Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, law firms, city, state and federal   government entities. 
Has testified as an expert witness in various U.S. District Courts, State Courts and U.S. Tax Court.
Authored over 40 publications, presented additional unpublished papers at meetings, written chapters in books, and made invited addresses,   including keynote addresses, at professional conferences and roundtables
   1984- 1990 Chairman of the Committee on Computerization for the Society of American Baseball Research.  

Athletic Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Jim Grealis (1977-2006)
Head Coach Boys Cross Country
Head Wrestling Coach
47 student athletes received All-SWC Conference recognition
2003 Ohio Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award

Paul Kerrigan

Class of 1995

2001 BA, Economics The Ohio State University

Senior Digital Product Manager, Key Bank

FHS Basketball Scoring Leader:1995 -2020, 1,622 Career Points, Second Overall

All-Time FHS Rebounding Leader (692 Career Rebounds)

Earned 9 Varsity Letters at FHS (4 Basketball, 3 Football, 2 Track)

2 Team All-SWC - 1993

Co-MVP SWC Basketball - 1995

3rd Team All-Ohio Basketball - 1995

                                                         1st Team All-SWC Basketball - 1994,1995

                                                         Three Time FHS Basketball MVP

                                                         Top 10 All-Time FHS Track: Long Jump and High Jump

Jennifer Kathe Kuharik
Class of 1986
1991, BA, Youngstown State University
2002 Masters in Athletic Administration, Ashland University
Physical Education and Health Instructor - St. Angela Merici School
Middle School Athletic Director, Teacher, North Olmsted High School
2018 Middle School Athletic Director of the Year
Earned 11 Varsity letters at FHS
Captain of 1985 State AA Volleyball Championship Team, Team MVP
First Team- All-Ohio
3 time District 1 Coach of the Year
1999 Ohio District 1 Coach of the Year
Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach
Dan Schmidt
Class of 1986
3-year letterman in football
Offensive Back of the Year
Plain Dealer Dream Team
All-SWC, 1st team Quarterback
Broke 25-year school high jump record

Faculty Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Jim Dow (1966-1992)
1958 Ohio University, BA
1964 Ohio University, MA Elementary Administration,
1966-1988 - Assistant Superintendent, Fairview Park City Schools
Fairview Park Schools
Director of Communications
Curriculum Director
Public Relations Director
                                                        Led district innovations in elementary school counseling and early childhood education center.
.                                                       1958-1960 Logan Junior High School - Social Studies
                                                        1960-1962 Principal, East Elementary School in Logan, Ohio
                                                        1962-1963 Principal, Taft Elementary School in Ashland, Ohio
                                                        1963-1966 Director of Elementary Education - Logan City Schools
                                                        1992-1995 Elementary School Principal in Lorain County, 



Kathy Ingersoll (1988-2013)


2002 Teacher of the Year
2004-2007 English Department Chair
2009 Business Advisory Teacher of the Year
Robert Smith (1956-1969)
Class of 1948
Established the Speech and Drama program at FHS 
Director of Drama, Stagecrafters
Established Thespian Troop #1004
Sophomore Class Advisor
Director of the FHS Auditorium
Anderson College Faculty (1969-1995)
    1969-1989 Associate Professor
    1990-1995 Professor
    Director of the Drama Program
    Advisor to Speech/Drama Education students
    Director of Anderson College Summer School