Inductees by Graduation Decade

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  • Joseph Davis, M.D., FACS, Class of 1935 (awarded posthumously): An innovator in the medical field who along with his father and brother built the Davis Clinic, which revolutionized medical care in Marion; inducted in 2015
  • Max Long, M.D., Marion High School Class of 1933, World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy; practiced medicine in Marion for nearly 50 years, including serving as Marion Community Schools physician for 32 years. Inducted posthumously in 2019.
  • Richard Simons, Class of 1938: Journalist, columnist; well-known historian; founder of the Indiana Junior Historical Society; longtime manager of family business, Richard Clothing Co.; inducted in 2006
  • James Arnett Wilson, Class of 1937 (awarded posthumously): Tuskegee airman, exceptional educator at Phillips High School and Kennedy-King College in Chicago; inducted in 2014
  • Harold A. Wittcoff, Ph.D, Class of 1936: International expert and educator in chemistry, vice president of corporate research for General Mills; inducted in 2010


  • Clark E. Beck Sr., P.E., Class of 1947: Aerospace engineering expert, serving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; professor and college administrator in Ohio; STEM education innovator; inducted in 2009
  • Edmund Casey, M.D., Class of 1942: lauded physician, first African-American on staff at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati; president of National Medical Association; U.S. Air Force veteran; inducted in 2006
  • Pierre James Fisher, M.D., FACS, Class of 1949: Military surgeon; health care leader who was instrumental in beginning hospice care in Grant County; social activist and philanthropist inducted in 2011 
  • Earl E. Green, Marion High School Class of 1940, the first African-American postmaster in Grant County; inducted in 2018 
  • Charles E. “Chick” Nelson, Marion High School Class of 1948, lawyer and expert on community development and housing, former executive vice president of the United States Institute of Peace; inducted in 2018 
  • Nancy H. Teeters, Class of 1948: First woman on the Federal Reserve Board; presidential cabinet member; chief economist for the congressional budget committee; Brookings Institution associate; vice president of IBM; inducted in 2008


  • Oatess Archey, Class of 1955: First African-American sheriff in Indiana; FBI agent, security liaison for major events, U.S. State Department, and White House; educator, coach; inducted in 2006 
  • John Boxell, M.D., Marion High School Class of 1957, otolaryngologist / head and neck surgeon who practiced in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than 35 years, and clinical associate professor of surgery at University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga; inducted in 2019
  • Bob Daugherty, Class of 1957: Award-winning AP photojournalist, including coverage of 10 presidents, countless national events, and the Desert Storm military conflict; inducted in 2007
  • Art Faulkner, Class of 1958: Well-known, highly respected philanthropist and humanitarian who retired as a department director at Marion General Hospital; served on MCS School Board for more than a decade; inducted in 2017 
  • Albert Faunce,Marion High School Class of 1956, who helped advanced the field of dentistry with research and production of composite dental materials used all over the world, an author, a college professor, and a philanthropist, inducted posthumously in 2021
  • Frank Roland Faunce, D.D.S., Class of 1956: International expert on aesthetic dentistry; pediatric dentist; 26 years in Army Dental Corps during Vietnam War and Desert Storm; professor; researcher; inducted in 2009
  • Francis Edward Fisher, Class of 1951: Deputy director of the NASA Office of Inspector General; FBI special agent; Korean War veteran; teacher in Marion and Florida; inducted in 2012
  • William Hanley, Class of 1956: Entrepreneur, owner of Cummins Great Plains Diesel; U.S. Marines veteran; philanthropist, driving force for Purdue University's Human Development Institute; inducted in 2006
  • Doris Jesch, M.D., ABP, Class of 1956: Beloved, respected, and highly-skilled Marion pediatrician, who served generations of Marion families with her gentle spirit and compassionate care; inducted in 2006
  • Steve Moorehead, Class of 1957: Transformed the family business, Moorehead Electric,into Moorehead Communications, now the nations’ largest Verizon Wireless retailer; helped start the Grant County Community Foundation; inducted in 2015
  • James W. Moritz, Class of 1958 (awarded posthumously): Longtime teacher at Marion High School; director of the MHS auditorium; activist and friend of the arts in the schools and in the community; inducted in 2010
  • Richard "Dick" Persinger, Class of 1957: Longtime teacher, coach, and administrator at Marion High School, serving as principal for 10 years; also served on the Marion City Council; inducted in 2015
  • Jim Sutter, Class of 1952: Entrepreneur; operated family dairy, then founded Handy Andy Foods chain of convenience stores; philanthropist dedicated to Marion's success; inducted in 2008
  • Don Tillman, Class of 1957: Co-creator of Marion's first TV station, WTAF, manager at WTTV in Indianapolis, KTTV in Los Angeles, and Metro Media Studios in Hollywood; Emmy award winner; inducted in 2008 
  • Jerry D. Whitton, Marion High School Class of 1959, longtime teacher and administrator at Marion Community Schools, director of Tucker Area Vocational Technical Center; inducted in 2020


  • John A. Beineke, Ed.D, Class of 1968: Teacher at McCulloch Junior High School, then professor and administrator at several colleges; program director at Kellog Foundation; author; inducted in 2012 
  • Mark Tracy Boatwright, Marion High School Class of 1960, Vietnam veteran, firefighter, Marion City Council Member, Indiana State Representative, Indiana Fire Marshal, co-founder of the Hoosier Burn Camp; inducted in 2020
  • William "Bill" Dennis, Class of 1960: International leader in film animation, worked for Disney, Hanna Barbera, helped found Toonz Animation in India and Zanymation in U.S., Germany; inducted in 2013
  • Sharon Dunwoody, Ph.D, Class of 1965: Professor emerita at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication; award-winning researcher in the field of science communication; inducted in 2016
  • John L. Earnest, Class of 1962: Entrepreneur, innovator in health care and medical management, bringing changes and improvements to the field in Marion and beyond; inducted in 2013
  • Rick Harris, Class of 1965: Longtime local business leader, owner of Matthews Buick for nearly 40 years, active philanthropist and community leader who served on the board for many organizations; inducted in 2017
  • Verlene "Vee" Miller Herrington, Ph.D, Class of 1966: Library of Congress Federal Librarian of the Year, who modernized the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Library into a state-of-the-art facility; inducted in 2010  
  • Judith Jackson, Marion High School Class of 1968, a pioneering social worker who worked to improve the lives of children in foster care and those with developmental challenges, the first female president of the National Association of Black Social Workers, and an advocate and advisor who helped promote policies to benefit children and families in several major U.S. cities; inducted posthumously in 2021
  • John C. Jarrett, M.D., FACOG, Class of 1969: Noted expert on fertility treatment who has helped countless couples overcome impaired fertility; sought-after lecturer; inducted in 2007
  • Phil H. Jenkins, Ph.D, Class of 1966: Chemical engineer; served in the Department of Energy for several decades; international expert on radon contamination / detection and nuclear safety; inducted in 2009
  • David L. Joyce, Class of 1962: Youngest business manager in the history of the NFL; innovator in the health care field; national expert in physician group formation and management; inducted in 2008
  • Dave Liniger, Class of 1963: Entrepreneur and real estate innovator; founder of global real estate franchise RE/MAX; housing policy expert; philanthropist; inducted in 2013 
  • Howard “Mickey” Livingston, Marion High School Class of 1969, founder of a large and successful manufacturing business, award-winning singer and the Florida Keys’ favorite local celebrity and dedicated philanthropist; inducted in 2020
  • Michael Maidenberg, Class of 1960: Journalist at several newspapers; publisher of Pulitzer Prize-winning paper, the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald; vice president of Knight Foundation; inducted in 2011 
  • Barbara Stevens Mitchell, RN, Marion High School Class of 1966, a well-respected and distinguished healthcare professional once known as “the face of nursing in Indiana”, who also helped bolster the nursing profession in the state through philanthropic and workforce development efforts; inducted in 2021
  • Richard "Dick" Osburn, Marion High School Class of 1963, worked at NASA on navigation systems for both the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, one of the youngest engineers to man a console during the Apollo moon landings; inducted in 2020
  • Bill Perry, Class of 1969: Chairman of the Diversity Leadership Council for the U.S. Military Academy (West Point); longtime manager in tech and financial services, including AT&T and IBM; inducted in 2008
  • Joe Sutter, Class of 1969: Professional basketball player; physical therapist, entrepreneur who built his practice into network of 12 clinics; clinical educator, philanthropist; inducted in 2016 
  • Clyde Thornell, Marion High School Class of 1965, longtime educator at Marion High School who helped usher the Business Department (and his fellow educators) into the computer age, provided vocational training for the community, and has been an active and essential community volunteer; inducted in 2021
  • Dave Tippey, Class of 1969: Outstanding science educator at Marion Community Schools and Indiana Wesleyan University, dedicated to his students’ development as scholars and as people; inducted in 2017 
  • Paul Usher, Marion High School Class of 1963, Past President / CEO of Marion General Hospital for eight years, after 20 years as CFO, and six years prior to that in financial services; inducted in 2019


  • David Colescott, Marion High School Class of 1976, an inspiring and determined leader on the basketball court for the Giants, then at University of North Carolina, and then in the business world, serving as VP of Sales and Chief Customer Officer for Hanes Brands Inc.; inducted in 2019
  • David Fisher, M.D., Class of 1973: Orthopaedic surgeon, involved in development of total hip and knee prosthetic implant systems; inducted in 2008
  • Courtney Gorman, D.D.S., ABO, Class of 1979: Longtime owner of Gorman and Bunch Orthodontics, with offices in Marion and throughout central Indiana. Sought-after educator. Active community leader, philanthropist; inducted in 2017
  • James R. Hodge, Class of 1970: international finance expert, philanthropist; inducted in 2014
  • James D. Luttrull Jr., Class of 1974: County prosecutor and leader in fight against child abuse;  inducted in 2016
  • David Kiley, M.D., Class of 1978: OB/GYN and leader in patient-centered care;  inducted in 2016 
  • John Neeley, Marion High School Class of 1971, an internationally recognized leader in the pharmaceutical industry, helping to increase access to life-changing medications, and an active supporter of the missionary and outreach efforts who helped to grow a wide network of churches; inducted in 2021
  • Avis Martin Stewart, Class of 1970: Educator, community activist; inducted in 2016 
  • Jim Walton, Marion High School Class of 1973, longtime Broadway performer, award-winning playwright, who uses his talents to support many arts-related causes, including supporting the arts at Marion Community Schools; inducted in 2020
  • Dr. David Wright, Class of 1973: Visionary educational leader, president at Indiana Wesleyan University; inducted in 2014


  • SFC Collin J. Bowen, Class of 1988 (awarded posthumously): Killed in action in Afghanistan on duty with U.S. Army; outstanding athlete, fierce competitor, a courageous man; inducted in 2012 
  • Kenneth Browner, Marion High School Class of 1982, teacher who helped develop African American history and ethnic studies curricula for Indianapolis area schools, well-respected track coach, Indiana Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame inductee; inducted in 2020 
  • Tonya (Riddle) Cornett, Marion High School Class of 1987, innovative brewmaster, first woman to win the title of Small Brewpub Brewmaster of the Year at the World Beer Cup (2008), brewmaster at Bend Brewing Co., then Innovation Brewmaster at 10 Barrel Brewing; inducted in 2019
  • Latondra Newton, Class of 1986: Chief diversity officer, senior vice president for Walt Disney Co., following long career with Toyota Motor Corp. in various high-level leadership roles; inducted in 2017
  • Todd L. Nukes, Class of 1981: Chief deputy U.S. marshal; senior inspector for judicial security, handling details for several U.S. Supreme Court justices among others; inducted in 2010 
  • Troy Bentley Overton, Marion High School Class of 1980, West Point graduate; U.S. Army aviator, and Judge Advocate General who provided legal services to troops in Afghanistan; Deputy Attorney General of California; inducted posthumously in 2019 
  • Carlton Rose, Marion High School Class of 1980, President of Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering for UPS; inducted in 2018
  • Wayne Seybold, Class of 1982, and Natalie "Kim" Seybold-Catron, Class of 1984: Pairs figure skaters in 1988 Olympics; Wayne served as mayor of Marion from 2003-2015; inducted in 2009
  • Sen. Greg Taylor, J.D., Class of 1988: Indiana state senator; economic development expert; prominent business and finance attorney; inducted in 2015


  • Brian Balsbaugh, Marion High School Class of 1991, a leader in the sports and gaming industry, representing some of the most high-profile athletes and players in the world; inducted in 2018
  • Diane Janowicz, M.D., Class of 1992: Infectious disease and HIV/AIDS specialist at IU Health, faculty member and fellowship program director at the IU School of Medicine, spearheaded clinical response to major HIV outbreak in rural southern Indiana in 2015; inducted in 2016  
  • Scott and Julie Moorehead, Marion High School Class of 1996 and 1998, Scott is CEO of TCC, and co-founder the Culture of Good organization, which teaches businesses the importance of giving, and with Julie launched TCC Gives, which provides grants and other philanthropic efforts; inducted in 2018
  • Kathleen L. Keller, Ph.D., Marion High School Class of 1991, award-winning researcher in the field of childhood eating behavior and obesity; inducted in 2018 
  • Erika Davis Sears, M.D., M.S., Marion High School Class of 1998, plastic surgeon specializing in hand surgery and reconstructive surgery, proud to provide care for veterans and other patients with traumatic injuries; inducted in 2018
  • Jason Taylor, Marion High School Class of 1992, President of USAToday Network Ventures, part of international media giant Gannett, and a philanthropist committed to improving the communities he has called home; inducted in 2021


  • Capt. Brandon A. "Bull" Barrett, Class of 2001 (awarded posthumously): Killed in action in Afghanistan while serving with U.S. Marine Corps; outstanding athlete, avid outdoorsman, loyal and dedicated friend, natural leader; inducted in 2016
  • Zach Randolph, Class of 2000: Three-time NBA All-Star, player since 2001 (for Portland, New York, L.A., and Memphis); philanthropist; inducted in 2016 
  • Lesley Weaver, Ph.D, Marion High School Class of 2004, molecular biologist and researcher who is set to join the faculty of Indiana University this fall, active mentor who works to recruit, retain, and support underrepresented minorities in STEM-related fields; inducted in 2020

Honorary inductees

  • Lennon Brown, honorary inductee: Outstanding, transformational leader as principal of Marion High School, which gained state and national attention for turnaround during his tenure; inducted in 2014 
  • Jim Brunner, honorary inductee, longtime local sports broadcaster, “Voice of the Marion Giants”, Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees member, City Council member; inducted in 2020
  • Kerry Clevenger, honorary inductee: Longtime local business owner, longtime coach, team sponsor, and an ardent and generous supporter of athletes playing for the Marion Giants and for other athletic leagues and organizations; inducted in 2016 
  • Jack Colescott, honorary inductee, longtime teacher, coach, and community leader; inducted in 2018
  • Steve Edwards, honorary inductee: Outstanding, transformational leader as superintendent of Marion Community Schools; longtime teacher, coach, administrator in Muncie; inducted in 2013 
  • Terry Lakes, honorary inductee: One of the best coaches and educators in Marion High School history, leading the English Deparment and cross country and track teams for decades, providing excellent opportunities to generations of Giants; inducted in 2022
  • Bobbie Owensby, honorary, Marion High School social studies teacher for decades; sponsor of Black History Club which has expanded horizons for more than one generation of students with its spring break HBCU trips, annual plays, and more; respected and beloved community leader; inducted in 2019
  • Carol Secttor, honorary inductee: Longtime educator at Marion Community Schools who put Marion on the map for progress and innovative curriculum; active community volunteer, school supporter, and mentor to countless students; inducted in 2022
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