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Mariemont HS Distinguished Alumni to be Recognized at Homecoming Events

Mariemont HS Distinguished Alumni to be Recognized at Homecoming Events

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Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and congratulate the 2014 Distinguished Alumni at this Friday’s Homecoming Festivities. These truly Distinguished Alumni will spend the day, back in high school, where they will visit with students, meet the faculty and be introduced at a Pep Rally.  At 5:30 pm they will be featured as honored guests in the annual Mariemont High School Homecoming Parade.  Finally, the Distinguished Alumni will be formally introduced and recognized by Superintendent Steve Estepp before the start of the Homecoming Game against the Taylor High School Yellowjackets.  Please make every effort to be seated by 6:30, the recognition will begin promptly at 6:35.  Game begins at 7:00pm.

The second class of recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award has been selected from those nominated by a committee consisting of Mariemont Alumni board members and Mariemont School Foundation members. Congratulations to Jeffery R. Anderson, class of 1965, Pamela Coburn, class of 1970, and Harry N. Walters, class of 1954.  

Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award will be solicited in the spring.  Visit http://mariemontschoolfoundation.org for more information.

Jeffrey R. Anderson graduated from Mariemont High School with the class of 1965.  He attended the University of Virginia as a scholar athlete.  Following a brief career in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins, Jeff returned home to serve in the Ohio National Guard and begin his career in the real estate industry.  Jeff started Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate in the mid-1980s and has built its reputation as an award-winning retail developer.  Mr. Anderson and his wife Darlene are also committed philanthropists, giving significant time and resources to the local community, the real estate industry and the global community.

Pamela J. Coburn is a graduate from the class of 1970.  Ms. Coburn studied voice at Depauw University, Eastman School of Music and Juilliard School in New York.  Early in her career she won the ARD Competition in Munich, Germany and the Metropolitan Opera National Competition in the U.S.  Ms. Coburn went on to spend more than 20 years singing in the finest opera houses around the world and recording with the most important conductors in opera.  Ms. Coburn teaches voice at Depauw University, holding the position of Distinguished Professor of Voice.

Harry N. Walters is a member of the Mariemont High School class of 1954.  Mr. Walters graduated from West Point in 1959 where he played fullback, blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins.  After serving in the army for four years, he began a successful career in the paper industry eventually becoming CEO of Potsdam Paper Corp.  In 1981, President Reagan nominated Mr. Walters as the Assistant Secretary of the Army.  In 1983, he was appointed by President Reagan to be Administrator of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration and served in that role until 1986.  Mr. Walters continued to serve the public in numerous positions and, today, is the CEO/Chairman of the Veterans Coalition, Inc.

 

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