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Parkway announces 2010 Hall of Fame inductees

The Parkway School District and the Parkway Alumni Association (PAA) are proud to announce the 20 individuals who will be inducted into the fourth Parkway Alumni Association Hall of Fame class this fall. The inductees represent a broad spectrum of professions, locations and areas of success.

  • Norm Bafunno—Executive at Toyota (North '79)
  • Hayes Barnard—Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (Central '91)
  • Samantha (Elliott) Briggs, Ph.D.—Educator and Race Relations Consultant (South ’91)
  • Robert Bunton—Teacher and Parkway North Head Football Coach (North ’78)
  • Brad Cohen—Teacher/Asst. Principal with Tourette Syndrome (Central ’92)
  • Rear Admiral Phil Davidson—U.S. Navy (West '78)
  • Terry Donnelly—Businessman, Former NCAA Division I National Champion (North '76)
  • Victoria Dorr, M.D.—Oncologist, Researcher (West ’83)
  • Cindy Erickson—Regional Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter (West '85)
  • Ahmed Ghouri, M.D.- Physician, Inventor, Businessman (South '84)
  • Sarah Haskins—Triathlete (South ’99)
  • Jason James—Head Basketball Coach, University of Tennessee-Martin (West '96)
  • Mark E. Johnson—Forensic Computer Analyst (Central ’78)
  • Jeffrey Levy, M.D.—Physician & Entrepreneur (North '76)
  • Denise (Appelbaum) Pupillo, Ed.D.—Parkway Coordinator-Gifted Education Curriculum & District Grants (North '78)
  • Erin (Garrity) Rank—President/CEO, Habitat for Humanity-Greater Los Angeles Area (Central ’82)
  • Joan (Snider) Strom-Millard [deceased]—Pastor, Businesswoman (West '70)
  • Kimberly Templeton, M.D.—Orthopedic Surgeon/Professor (Central ’80)
  • Amy Stuart Wells, Ph.D.—Professor and Researcher on Equality in Education (West '80)
  • Joseph Williams—Film Critic (West ’76)

These individuals each share a drive to not only to fulfill their potential, but a commitment to share their talents with their communities and the world,” said Jan Misuraca, executive director of the Parkway Alumni Association. “They are truly inspiring individuals who are making a difference.”

 “The solid foundation these individuals received in Parkway was certainly instrumental to their success, although the rewards they have earned have been the result of hard work and dedication,” said Don Senti, Parkway’s interim superintendent. Many of the graduates attribute their ability to succeed in school or their career choice to a special teacher or administrator who motivated them to do more.

The inductees will be honored at a celebration and dinner at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet on Sat., Nov. 13, 2010, at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $60, payable by check or charge. Call the PAA at 314-415-8074 for reservations by Nov. 1.

For the full bios of each inductee, please visit www.parkwayalumni.org/halloffame