2020 inductees to the Fairview Park Schools Hall of Fame
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 LEGACY AWARD
3 current FHS HOF members
ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
Dennis A. Guenther, Ph.D. '64,
Kevin Nealer '72
Lt. Col. Thomas Knolmayer, M.D. USAF '86
Gary R. Skoog, Ph.D. '64
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Jim Grealis (1977-2006)
Paul Kerrigan '95
Jennifer Kathe Kuharik '86
Dan Schmidt '86
FACULTY HALL OF FAME
Jim Dow (1966-1992)
Kathy Ingersoll (1988-2013)
Robert Smith '48 (1956-1969)
Class of 1964
Class of 1986, ValedictorianAll-Ohio Distance Runner in track and Cross CountyPlaced in Cross Country State Championships on Multiple OccassionsState Place Finisher (2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th) - TrackPlaced 5th in the National Cross Country ChampionshipsCongressional appointment to the United States Air Force AcademyMD, Services University Medical School, Bethesda, MarylandResidency, David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force BaseResidency, University of California at Davis28 years of service, United States AirforceChief of Surgery, Third Medical Group, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska4 combat tours of duty in AfghanistanOrganized large humanitarian effort, collecting shoes for children and refugees in Afghanistan.General Surgeon, Providence Hospital, Alaska Regional HospitalAlaska Trauma & Acute Care SurgeryBoard Certification: American Board of SurgeryNationally ranked Cross Country runner2005 Iditarod Dog Race participant
Gary R. Skoog, Ph.D.
Class of 1964, ValedictorianUniversity of Michigan, B.A. MathematicsUniversity of Minnesota, Ph.D.Taught at the University of Wisconsin, the University of MinnesotaPresident, Legal Econometrics, Inc.1976-1985 University of Chicago, Faculty member, Graduate School of Business, Department of EconomicsHas worked alongside professors who have won the Nobel Prize in Economics.1989-Present: Adjunct Professor, De Paul University, Department of EconomicsServes on students’ Ph.D. examining and thesis committees.Nationally recognized forensic economistFounder 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 DevelopmentConsultant 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
Head Coach Boys Cross CountryHead Wrestling Coach47 student athletes received All-SWC Conference recognition2003 Ohio Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award
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
Class of 1986
1991, BA, Youngstown State University2002 Masters in Athletic Administration, Ashland UniversityPhysical Education and Health Instructor - St. Angela Merici SchoolMiddle School Athletic Director, Teacher, North Olmsted High School2018 Middle School Athletic Director of the YearEarned 11 Varsity letters at FHSCaptain of 1985 State AA Volleyball Championship Team, Team MVPFirst Team- All-Ohio3 time District 1 Coach of the Year1999 Ohio District 1 Coach of the YearJunior Olympic Volleyball Coach
3-year letterman in footballOffensive Back of the YearPlain Dealer Dream TeamAll-SWC, 1st team QuarterbackBroke 25-year school high jump record
1966-1988 - Assistant Superintendent, Fairview Park City SchoolsFairview Park SchoolsDirector of CommunicationsCurriculum DirectorPublic Relations DirectorLed district innovations in elementary school counseling and early childhood education center.. 1958-1960 Logan Junior High School - Social Studies1960-1962 Principal, East Elementary School in Logan, Ohio1962-1963 Principal, Taft Elementary School in Ashland, Ohio1963-1966 Director of Elementary Education - Logan City Schools1992-1995 Elementary School Principal in Lorain County,
2002 Teacher of the Year2004-2007 English Department Chair2009 Business Advisory Teacher of the Year
Class of 1948
Established the Speech and Drama program at FHSDirector of Drama, StagecraftersEstablished Thespian Troop #1004Sophomore Class AdvisorDirector of the FHS AuditoriumAnderson College Faculty (1969-1995)
1969-1989 Associate Professor1990-1995 ProfessorDirector of the Drama ProgramAdvisor to Speech/Drama Education studentsDirector of Anderson College Summer School
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