Kenmore East Hall of Distinction

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2017 Inductees

  • David Bolinsky 1970 – Founder, Director of e.mersion studios, LLC
  • Glenn Butler 1975 – Food Service Industry Executive, Community Servant
  • Matthew Etu 1995 – Structural Design Engineer
  • Dr. Mark Frank 1979 – Chair, Communications Department SUNYAB
  • Dr. David Lindeman 1970 – Director, Health Care at Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
  • Dr. Robert Nelson 1979 – Department Chair, Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management, University of Delaware
  • Dr. Mary Pittman 1970 – President and CEO, Public Health Institute
  • Geno Principe 1974 – Managing Partner, The Mansion    

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2016 Inductees

Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts, the Induction Ceremonies for the Hall of Distinction did not take place this year. 


2015 Inductees

  • Sandy Avery Barton, 1969
  • Kenneth Brink, 1966
  • Bernie Bunny, 1968
  • Kevin Foster, 1981
  • Daniel Glushefski, 1976
  • William Hein, 1967
  • Mark McEwen, 1975
  • David Van Knapp, 1964

2014 Inductees

  • Russ Cooper – ’73, Director of Acoustics – C13
  • Kevin Harms – ’76, Colonel USAF (retired), Independent Consultant
  • John Mika – ’72, President / Founder – Teacher’s Pet
  • Brian Murphy – ’81, Commander, US Navy (retired), Environmental Advocate
  • Jill Donnelley Tomsic – ‘ 74 (posthumously), School / Community Advocate
  • David Walter – ’77, Global Business Manager – DuPont Corp
  • E. Daniel Walther – ’77, Community Servant

2013 Inductees

  • Dr. Robert Boyd, 1965
  • Pamela Fishback Christie, 1971
  • Don Fishback, 1974
  • Gigi Grizanti, 1980
  • David Hilfiker, 1962
  • Jim Keller, 1975
  • Brian Martin, 1980
  • Bill Munson, 1968

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2012 Inductees

  • James Burns, 1967, Vietnam Veteran, Community Servant
  • Carl Calabrese, 1970, Consultant, former Deputy County Executive
  • Dr. Robert Greene, 1969, Biology Department Chair, Niagara University
  • Honorable Melissa Lin Jones, 1988, Administrative Appeals Judge
  • Dr. Deborah Myers, 1973, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University
  • James Oberg, 1962, Space Engineer, Consultant
  • Andrew SanFilipo, 1969, New York State Deputy Comptroller
  • Frank Williams, 1960, Regional Vice President, The Marriott Corp., Community Servant

2011 Inductees

  • Judy Elliott, 1978, Chief Academic Officer; Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Robert Engel, 1971, President and CEO; CoBank, Boulder,Colo.
  • Ken Friedman, 1972, Partner and Practice Area Leader; Hodgson Russ, LLP
  • Dale Goodrich, 1976, Lead Systems Engineer; The Mitre Corporation, Marine Corps Program
  • Marc Panepinto, 1983, Partner; Cantor, Lukasik, Dolce & Panepinto
  • Ross Runfola, 1961, Professor; Medaille College; Poet, Attorney, Journalist
  • James Turner, 1981, Vice President; Surgical and Cardiac Care Services, Erie County Medical Center

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2010 Inductees

  • Jon Luther, 1961, CEO (retired) and Chairman of the Board; Dunkin Brands, Inc.
  • Robert LaMendola, 1962, President and CEO; Surety and Construction Ins. Div., St. Paul Companies (retired); Senior Advisor to Renaissance Reinsurance, Ltd.
  • Donald Ogilvie, 1963, District Superintendent; First Supervisory District, Erie1 BOCES
  • Mark Farrell, 1965, Senior Justice; Town of Amherst; Innovator of therapeutic justice programs
  • Mary Lynn Dobmeier Lenz, 1973, President and CEO; Professional Business Bank, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Duane Paddock, 1982, President and CEO; Paddock Chevrolet
  • Gregory Peck, 1987, ISS Systems Manager; NASA

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