Three new inductees named to U-CF Wall of Honor
● By J. Chambless
By John Chambless
Three new names have been added to the
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Wall of Honor.
Last week, the district announced that the 2018-19 inductees are Harry Hammond, Jean Russell and Dora McQuaid. The district selects Unionville alumni each year based on their lifetimes of achievements and contributions. Those selected have made significant accomplishments in their personal or profesional lives through community service, or have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to educational excellence.
Anyone can nominate a candidate for recognition during a spring nomination period. A nominating committee, comprised of representatives from the school district and community, reviews the nominations, while a voting committee determines the winners. Winners receive year-round recognition on a wall display at Unionville High School, as well as in-person recognition during homecoming weekend on Oct. 5, 2018.
Harry Hammond, Class of 1957, is a PGA Master Professional, and has devoted his life to teaching golf to youth in the western Philadelphia suburbs.
Jean Russell, Class of 1969, taught first grade at Chadds Ford Elementary School for more than 20 years, and is acclaimed by her fellow teachers, administrators and parents as a leader among her peers.
Dora McQuaid, Class of 1986, is an award-winning poet, activist and speaker on domestic and sexual violence, helping victims restore their lives. She teaches at the university level in Arizona, and holds workshops and outreach programs across the nation.
As of last year, the district has paid tribute for more than 30 alumni on the Wall of Honor:
Bernard Baily, Class of 1973 - Dairy
David Scott (deceased) - Class of 1991 - United States Navy Seal
Tom Simpers, Class of 1960 - Simpers Insurance and Financial Agency
Gregory Engel, Class of 1995 - Chemistry professor at The University of Chicago
Barbara (Gillespie) Marshall, Class of 1968 - Air Force Master Sargent, bank officer, and small business owner
Bayard Victor Taylor, Class of 1957 - Marine Corps officer, rancher, and businessman
Helen Martin - Class of 1963
Ray and Mary (deceased) McKay - Class of 1960 and 1952
Samuel Stone Wilson (deceased) - Class of 1950
Thomas A. Cloud, Sr., Class of 1963 -
Law enforcement officer, investigator, veteran
Mary (Larkin) Dugan, Class of 1952 - Educator, author, community volunteer
Douglass L. Jackson, Jr., Class of 1978 - Dentist, educator, advocate
Robert G. Struble, Jr., Class of 1961 - Conservationist, scientist, educator
Robert F. Weer, Sr., Class of 1953 - Public servant, community volunteer, veteran
Cleopatra Andreadis, Class of 2002 –
Becky Baily, Class of 2006 – Dairy farmer
Allen K. Forssmark, Class of 1971 – Electrician and volunteer
Karl J. Kuerner, Class of 1974 - Artist
Paula (Francisco) Ott, Class of 1968 - Judge
Ralph Burton, Class of 1962 – Chief
of Police, West Whiteland Township
Robert McDonough, Class of 2002 – U.S. Army helicopter pilot
Amanda McGrory, Class of 2004 - Athlete
Doug Mooberry, Class of 1978 - Craftsman
James Spellman, Class of 1972 - Surgeon
Chris Barber, Class of 1961 -
Susan (Charsha) Beach, Class of 1960 – Administrative assistant
Fredrick May, Class of 1929 - Gardener
Kate Barber, Class of 1994 - Olympic
Charles Brosius, Class of 1948 - Agriculturist, business leader
Janet Dadds, Class of 1968 - Educator
Tom Musser, Class of 1952 - Business leader
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