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ACS Hall of Fame




 Please Welcome Our 2018 ACS Alumni Hall of Fame Class!


Dr. Sharon Phillips Andreoli   MHHS Class of 1969


Andrew Barber   AHS Class of 1999


Dorothy Morrison Blevins AHS Class of 1938 (Deceased)


Tara Chaille Bouis   AHS Class of 2001


Sonia Caldwell   AHS Class of 1995


Craig R. Dunkin   MHHS Class of 1965


Dr. William J. Kopp AHS Class of 1971


Robert (Bob) Landes   AHS Class of 1957


Dr. Thom Mayer   AHS Class of 1969


Jon McLaughlin   HHS Class of 2001


Larry Mechem   HHS Class of 1974


Maleah Stringer   MHHS Class of 1975


Beth Reynolds Tharp   AHS Class of 1977


The ACS Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding and successful lives

of ACS alumni. Since its beginning in 2010 we have inducted 55

distinguished alumni into the ACS Hall of Fame


2015 Hall of Fame inductees:

*Jim Bannon (in memoriam), AHS 1953

Rebecca Baker, HHS 1983

Greg Bell, MHHS, 1980
Timothy A. Boyd, AHS 1975
Beth Clark, AHS 1971
Ronald Lee David, AHS 1949
Chad Dillon Gooding, HHS 1993
Don McAllister, MHHS 1969
Michael Tackett, AHS 1976
Ellen Spall Ward, AHS 1949


 2012 Hall of Fame inductees:

James Ault: AHS, 1953

Rob Gillette: MHHS, 1978

Sharon Buchanon, HHS 1987, Educator

*Lee Handley: AHS, 1946

*William Hardacre: AHS, 1949

Gary Hoover: MHHS, 1969

Misty Novak: MHHS, 1973, Educator

Bobby Wilkerson, MHHS, 1972

Beverly Pitts: AHS, 1960

Joe Royer: AHS, 1971

Eugene Yates: AHS, 1940

Wayne Ellsworth: AHS, 1946

Holly Renz: AHS, 1974

John Pistole: AHS, 1974


2010 Hall of Fame inductees:

*Larry Thomas: AHS 1939, U.S. Air Force colonel

*Melvin Biddle: AHS 1941, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient

Steve Short: MHHS 1968, Command Sergeant Major

Scott Craig: AHS 1977, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Carl Erskine: AHS 1945, pitcher for Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers


John Wilson: AHS 1946, Harlem Globetrotter, educator

Joyce Foggs: AHS 1948, educator

John Woodall: AHS 1959, doctor

Mary Jo Lee: MHHS 1965, advocate Alternatives Inc.

J.R. Rosencrans: AHS 1966, Marine veteran, Anderson fire chief

Bobbette Snyder: AHS 1967, civic volunteer

Ray Tolbert: MHHS 1974, 1977 Mr. Basketball, NBA player

Don Shanks: MHHS 1976, ACS custodian

Ericka Flye: MHHS 1988, anchorwoman

Brian Hammons: HHS 1979, sports reporter

Andrea Morehead: HHS 1986, news anchor

Ben McCurdy: HHS, medical doctor



AHS-Anderson High School

HHS-Highland High School

MHHS-Madison Heights High School





The Anderson Education Foundation established  in 2010 the ACS Hall of Fame to:

-Recognize, honor and celebrate the successful lives of ACS graduates

-To elevate education as an essential community value in Anderson

-Grow the Foundation's capacity to increase the number of classroom grants funded annually

We encourage you to nominate special deserving alumni to be among our honorees!


Nominees will remain eligible for two consecutive years. Nominees not selected may be re-nominated.



Please submit forms and any additional documentation to:

Anderson Education Foundation

ATTN: Executive Director

1600 Hillcrest Ave, Anderson, IN 46011 or via email to: