CLINTON — The second class of Clinton Excessive College’s Corridor of Honor will lastly get the popularity its members have been chosen to obtain final yr.
Initially slated for April 2020, the second Corridor of Honor induction ceremony was postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus considerations.
“It’s the identical group,” Clinton College District Superintendent Gary DeLacy mentioned Wednesday, however the Clinton Excessive graduates have waited a yr for the ceremony.
Inductees are Joan Beck, Denise Dudley, Roberta Fenlon, Wes Golden, Andy Grotelueschen, LuLu Johnson, Jeanette Peterson and Charles Toney.
The luncheon shall be in the highschool health club because it was within the inaugural yr, however for 2021, social distancing shall be in impact and folks should put on masks after they aren’t consuming, DeLacy mentioned.
Clinton Excessive College Culinary Arts college students will put together the meal.
Following the meal, recipients or their relations will give acceptance speeches at the highschool’s Vernon Cook dinner Theater, DeLacy mentioned.
Grotelueschen will ship a recorded message, mentioned DeLacy, and a Corridor of Honor committee member will communicate on Fenlon’s behalf. The opposite residing recipients and relations of deceased recipients have mentioned they are going to attend.
The Corridor of Honor induction is open to the general public, however reservations are required. The luncheon and ceremony are set for Friday, April 16, from 11:30 to 2 p.m. The fee is $10.
To order a seat, e-mail [email protected] earlier than April 9.
The Corridor of Honor committee beforehand launched the next biographies for recipients.
Joan Beck, CHS Class of 1941, was a employees author and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. She served as a pioneer for ladies in journalism from the Fifties via the Eighties.
Beck was the primary girl to sit down on the editorial board of the Tribune. She earned her bachelor’s and grasp’s levels from Northwestern College and joined the Tribune in 1950. Beck started her profession overlaying style, cooking and wonder suggestions and moved to protection of social points akin to adoption, foster care, training, working ladies and medical analysis.
In 1961, Beck took over the favored “You and Your Baby” column, which ran twice weekly within the Tribune and was nationally syndicated. Her work garnered a mean of greater than 1,000 letters per week.
Beck additionally wrote a number of books, together with “ Increase a Brighter Baby,” which was revealed in 1967, was translated into eight completely different languages and is now in its 18th printing.
Beck died in 1998.
Denise Dudley, Class of 1972, achieved nice success as a enterprise entrepreneur in an period when ladies weren’t inspired in such pursuits.
On the age of 30, Dudley was chosen to be the medical director of California’s largest and most prestigious company of personal psychiatric hospitals, Crestwood Hospitals Inc. Dudley’s duties included supervising 18 psychiatric hospitals, securing and sustaining state contracts and serving as editor-in-chief of the company journal.
In 1989, Dudley moved to Kansas Metropolis and based SkillPath Seminars. The corporate grew into the world’s largest public seminar firm, using 350 full-time workers and recording a gross earnings of $200 million.
SkillPath works with Fortune 500 corporations and is Microsoft’s coaching firm of selection. Dudley bought SkillPath to Graceland College in 2000 however continues as an adviser and is a member of the board of administrators.
Fenlon, Class of 1929, earned a Bachelor of Science diploma from Iowa State College and a Grasp of Science in bacteriology from the College of Iowa Medical College.
Fenlon moved west to do her internship at San Francisco Normal Hospital and her residency on the College of California, San Francisco. Fenlon entered personal observe in inside drugs in 1945 and maintained places of work in San Francisco for 42 years till her loss of life.
Fenlon was the primary and solely girl president of each the San Francisco Medical Society and the California Medical Affiliation.
In 1964, Fenlon turned the primary girl elected to the California Medical Council and have become its president in 1971. She was the primary girl to serve on the board of administrators of Pacific Phone and Telegraph Firm, was a long-time director of the Public Well being League and served as director of Blue Defend of California.
In 1980, Fenlon acquired the College of California in San Francisco Charlotte Baer award for excellent contributions to instructing. She acquired related honors from the American Society of Inner Drugs, Coronary heart Affiliation, and San Francisco Examiner.
Fenlon died in 1987.
Wesley Golden, Class of 1990, earned a bachelor’s diploma in physics from the College of Northern Iowa, a grasp’s diploma in geosciences from Mississippi State College and a doctorate of training in instructor management from Northcentral College in Minnesota.
Golden returned to Clinton Excessive College in 1997 and taught for 20 years within the science division.
Golden started serving within the Iowa Military Nationwide Guard in 1997. As a Firm Commander in 2003, Golden served in Baghdad, Iraq, and was deployed for greater than 15 months in assist of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Golden acquired the Bronze Star Medal, and his unit was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Quotation.
In 2010, Golden was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and was chosen as a Battalion Commander. His battalion deployed for one yr in assist of Operation Enduring Freedom to Mazar, Sharif, Afghanistan in 2012.
Golden’s duties included managing logistics for 18 separate NATO and non-NATO nations. He acquired a second Bronze Star Medal, and his Battalion was awarded the Meritorious Unit Quotation.
In 2016, Golden was promoted to Colonel and was assigned as a Brigade Commander. He’s a graduate of the U.S. Military Battle Faculty and earned a grasp’s diploma in Strategic Research in 2017. He presently serves the varsity district because the Director of Studying and Collaboration.
Andy Grotelueschen, Class of 1998, attended Marquette College majoring in theater, in 2002. After reaching his grasp’s diploma in theater from Brown College, Grotelueschen and his theater classmates launched a theater firm referred to as the Fiasco Theatre in New York Metropolis. Fiasco Theatre affords actor-driven productions and, after a decade of success, is a company-in-residence at Broadway Roundabout Theatre.
Grotelueschen has had small components in tv reveals (“Elementary” and “The Good Spouse,”) in commercials (Mastercard, Papa Johns, and Lenovo Computer systems) and in films (“Coin Heist”). He’s landed two roles in Broadway performs, “Cyrano De Bergerac” and “Tootsie the Musical,” the latter incomes him a Tony nomination for Greatest Featured Actor in a Musical in Might 2019.
Lulu Johnson, Class of 1925, was the primary African-American girl in Iowa and the second within the historical past of the US to earn a doctorate diploma. She earned her bachelor’s diploma from the College of Iowa earlier than receiving her grasp’s diploma in historical past for a thesis titled “The Negro in Canada, Slave, and Free.”
Johnson taught historical past and politics at Talladega Faculty in 1930-31 and at Tougaloo Faculty from 1931 to 1940. She labored on a doctorate in historical past intermittently on the College of Iowa all through the Thirties.
In 1941, Johnson efficiently defended her doctoral dissertation, “The Downside of Slavery within the Previous Northwest, 1787-1858.”
Johnson confronted discrimination throughout her time on the College of Iowa. Pressured to take a swim class as a requirement of her doctorate, though she was enrolled within the historical past program, Johnson was not allowed to make use of the college swimming pool similtaneously whites.
Johnson taught historical past at traditionally Black schools akin to Florida A&M College, West Virginia State Faculty and Cheyney College in Pennsylvania. At Cheyney, Johnson served as a professor of historical past and a dean of girls college students.
Johnson died in 1995.
Jeanette Petersen, Class of 1953, has a historical past of volunteering for Clinton-area organizations over her lifetime. Petersen has been on the Sarah Harding board for greater than 25 years and was energetic on the next committees or organizations: Felix Adler, Balloons in June, the Clinton Space Showboat Theatre, Police and Fireplace Retirement Board, Municipal Transit Administration, Civil Service Fee, Wa-tan-ye, the Jane Lamb Agatha Circle, the River Bluff Group Basis of Clinton and the League of Girls Voters in Clinton.
Petersen served because the precinct chair of the Clinton County Democrats of the Second Ward from 1960-1980. She labored with the Clinton County Historic Society and was the chairperson of “Residing Historical past Day” for seven years.
In 1980, Petersen acquired the YWCA Lady of Achievement award.
Charles Toney, Class of 1930, was a nationwide chief in equal alternative efforts, packages and outcomes. He initiated one of many first voluntary affirmative motion plans within the nation with targets and timetables used at John Deere previous to these which later turned obligatory below federal legislation.
Toney established and instituted native secondary packages akin to Quad Metropolis Students, Residence Grown Engineers and Quad Metropolis Benefit Employment Council.
At John Deere, Toney was the primary welder of shade in Iowa or Illinois. In 1972, he was promoted to Supervisor of Minority Relations, and he turned the primary African-American at an govt stage when he was appointed Director of Affirmative Motion.
Toney turned recognized all through the Midwest because the Dean of Affirmative Motion and was revered regionally, regionally, and nationally for his management on this space. He died in 2009.
The Clinton Excessive College Alumni Corridor of Honor has been established to acknowledge those that attended Clinton Excessive College and have distinguished themselves of their careers, communities and private lives, the Corridor of Fame Committee mentioned.