Inaugural Alumni Wall of Honor Induction!

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on November 23, 2016

img_5360We started planning our Wall of Honor over a year ago, and it was so exciting to see it finally come to fruition!

Last year, we worked with our stakeholders to determine what is important to us in our Wall of Honor Inductees.  The following are the requirements:

  • Nominees must be a graduate of Salisbury Township School District
  • Nominees must be at least 25 years old.
  • Nominees were evaluated on the following criteria:
    •  A commitment to learning
    •  Accomplishments in his or her chosen career
    •  Accomplishments related to volunteer work/service to other
    •  Special recognition or awards
    •  A positive impact on people or contributions to others

This past summer we received many nominations, all of whom had contributed significantly to their field and our community.  It was difficult to select only five recipients for this inaugural induction. Our 2016 inductees span graduation years 1978 through 2003, and they have all made us Falcon Proud!

2016 Inductees

Matthew Haldeman, M.D. (Class of 2003) is a lieutenant in the United States Navy and an anesthesiologist resident.  He has won multiple medals and distinctions including the Navy Commending Medal and Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.  Through his commitment to ongoing learning, his service to our country, and his contributions to community organizations, Matthew Haldeman makes us Falcon Proud!

Katherine Hilgert (Class of 1989) is the President and CEO of ArtsQuest.   She has received multiple leadership distinctions including the Lehigh Valley Business 2015 Women of Influence Honoree and Girl Scouts of Eastern PA Take the Lead Honoree. Through Katherine’s volunteerism on multiple boards including Boy Scouts of America and Discover Lehigh Valley, her panel participation for multiple agencies as well as her personal mantra of “There is no limit to how far a man can go if he doesn’t care who gets the credit,” Katherine Hilgert makes us Falcon Proud.

Alissa Burkholder Murphy (Class of 2001) is an educator at the Stanford University d-School who teaches creative problem solving through design thinking. Through Alissa’s extensive acts of service with the design team in Myanmar, her positive contributions to others around the world, and her special recognition such as the FastCo Design and IDSA Idea Winner, Alissa Burkholder Murphy makes us Falcon Proud.

Dr. Kevin Strauss (Class of 1986 )  is a medical director for a Clinic for Special Children. He has received the Bock Prize for Innovation in Developmental Disabilities Research. Through his extensive publications and contributions to the medical field, his service to our community, and his long-standing commitment to education, Dr. Kevin Strauss makes us Falcon Proud.

Russell Zulick III  (Class of 1978)  is a private helicopter pilot who served extensively in the US military.  He has received many awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Coast Guard Commendation and Achievement medals. Through his dedication of his life to service to his country and fellow citizens and his positive impact on others, Russell Zulick III makes us Falcon Proud.

Congratulations to all of our recipients!

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