MCAS Wall of Fame

The Michigan City Area Schools "And then Some" Wall of Fame honors school employees who have made outstanding contributions to the children of the Michigan City Area Schools. The award, first presented in 1976, recognizes employees from every area -- administrators, bus drivers, custodians, food service personnel, instructional assistants, maintenance personnel, paraprofessionals, teachers, and secretarial staff. The Wall is permanently displayed in Heritage Hall at Michigan City High School. Inductees are honored each spring at the annual Employee Retirement and Wall of Fame dinner.

To qualify for nomination, the candidate must have been employed by the Michigan City Area Schools for a minimum of 15 years. He or she must have been retired or separated from the school system for at least five years. (Special circumstances may be considered for those not meeting the 15 year requirement due to hardship or death.) Nominations for the Wall of Fame are accepted each spring (generally in April) and inductees are selected by a committee comprised of current MCAS employees, representing a broad spectrum of employee groups.

Click here for the 2014 Wall of Fame Nomination Form.
 
(2014 nomination deadline is Thursday, April 24, 2014.)
 
Wall of Fame Inductees include:
 
1976
Frances Sebesta
Asa K. Smith
Florence Coffin
Otilla Hansen
George L. Irgang
Elizabeth Kachur
M. L. Knapp
Alma Koza
George McIntire
Elizabeth Munger
 
1977
Mildred Dahlberg
Mary Gasteyer
Andy Gill
E. Jay Hippensteel
Elmer Lueth
Bernice Maxey
Eleanor O’Conner
Alma Schilf
L. W. Smith
Charlotte Taylor
 
1978
Mary G. Flint
James Griffin
Sheldon Maxey
Palmer J. Myran
Ida E. Wilke
Wallace H. Yentes
Mabel Engstrom Herbert
Delbert Miller
 
1979
Mabel Miller
Ruth Rohrabaugh
Oscar Volksdorf
Harold Wenger
 
1980
Elmer Millbranth
Ruth Millbranth
Wayne Plew
Russell Troyer
Fred Weber
 
1981
Mildred Drake
Marion Sprague
Harriet Reed
Erna Richmond
Helen Robinson
Edward Hibbs
 
1982
Kenneth L. Barks
Alyce Bartholomew
Roger L. Donoghue
Ruth Kemena
Gordon B. Robison
Dorthea Wolfe
 
1983
Ruth Curtis
Maude Ferrier
Esthe Schepers
 
1984
Kathenne Behrndt
Alfred Hess
Alice Cay
Marian Williams
 
1985
Wilma Arndt Lambka
Ruth Galles
Bernice Mann
Ruth Novak
 
1986
Joy Carson
Helen Pohl
Charles E. Stephens
 
1987
Melvin Booth
Warren E. Jones
Sam Lynn
N. Newton Meer
 
1988
Mary Catherine Foust
William Laas
Elbert Lockridge
A. Ray Steele
 
1989
Wilma Commer
Iris Held
Earl McAnally
Jean Vail
 
1990
Gilbert Dehne
Hubert Griffis
Lucille Larson
Janice Soua
 
1991
Alice Behrendt
Delos Lonzo
Laverne Scott
Thomas Sparks
 
1992
Evelyn Ehret
Cecil Foreman (Laas)
Tom Moore
 
1993
George M. Hultgren
Maryann Odell
Robert W. Smith
 
1994
Faye Barks
Bernard Lootens
Geraldine Lynn
Richard Presser
 
1995
Dorothy Brauer
Ruth Lyness
Joan Presser
Jeanette Urquhart
 
1996
Doug Adams
Dan Firebaugh
Leo Lesk
Betty Yoder
 
1997
Jerry Karstens
Marilyn (Jo) Novak
James Wagner 
 
1998
Jack Apple
Carrie G. Chipman
George J. Karm
James Krause
 
1999
Bernice Beaman
Jim Sennett
Dale Trueax
Jim Williams
 
2000
Lorraine Long
Tommy Hendricks
Dorothy Keppen
Beverly Meska
 
2001
Laura Lyall Harbart
Robert Hood
Ken Pearson
Fred A. Wingert
 
2002
Charles Abraham
Helen Center
Jeanne A. Miller
 
2003
Lucille Corwin
Robert (Bob) Miller
Sarah Kowalski
Theodore (Ted) Yagelski
 
2004
Arnold (Arnie) Bass
Robert (Bob) Harbart
Jacqueline (Jackie) Michaels
 
2005
Richard (Dick) Cook
Donald (Don) Pahl
Darlyne Pearson
Mary Lou Sparks
 
2006
Tom Darman
Dorothy K. King
Allan Whitlow
Jessie M. Williams
Harriett Wright
 
2007
John R. Troyer
Kent J. Lange
John P. White
 
2008
Earl Cunningham
Jerome Pizarek
Florene Troyer
 
2009
Robert Dillon
Rose Higdon
Judy Kerestury
 
2010
Hussein Hakim
Randy Hansen
Sue Potts
Joyce Stark
 
2011
Ted Groszek
Patricia Haberman
Thomas Hooper
Julie Mortier
 
2012
Marjorie Delehanty
Dale Ferraro
Phyllis Long
 
2013
Francine Martin
Joni Santana
David Sobecki