The Parkland School District Education Foundation is proud to announce the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor Inductees for 2017. The Wall of Honor was established five years ago and is located inside the main entrance of Parkland High School. Wall plaques highlight the inductee achievements and include a current photo as well as the inductee’s Parkland senior picture. The individuals on the wall serve as an inspiration to all students to achieve excellence and remind our entire community of Parkland’s commitment to a quality educational program. Inductees will be honored at the Foundation’s 6th Annual Distinguished Alumni Gala presented by Coordinated Health on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley.
2017 Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor Inductees:
- Kelly Lynne Campbell, PHS 1982, Partner, The Bridgespan Group, Boston
- Kim Viti Fiorentino, PHS 1979, Chancellor and General Counsel of the Archdiocese of Washington
- Keith Flickinger, PHS 1981, Curator and Chief Restorer at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage Worldwide and Owner of Precision Motor Cars Inc.
- Barry Holben, PHS 1970, Vice President of Sales, Allen Organ Company
- Mark W. Jaindl, PHS 1978, Chairman/President/CEO, American Bank and Chairman/President/CEO, Jaindl Enterprises
Last fall, the Parkland community was invited to nominate alumni for the Wall of Honor. Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:
- Accomplishments in his or her chosen career
- Volunteer work or acts of service
- A positive impact on people or contributions to others
- Special recognition or awards
A selection committee comprised of one member from the Parkland Education Foundation Board, the school district’s administration, a seasoned Parkland teacher, a Gala Committee volunteer and a member from the local business community reviewed the applications and scored them using a rubric. The five finalists were then approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.
About the Parkland School District Education Foundation
Formed in the fall of 2011, the Parkland School District Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization raising funds in support of the academics, arts, and athletic programs in the Parkland School District for the benefit of students and staff in order to preserve a tradition of excellence and help build the dreams of children in our community. To date, the Foundation has given over $635,000 back to the Parkland School District in the form of 245 Celebrate Innovation Grants for staff, the purchasing of equipment for the Engineering Program at Parkland High School, a major upgrade to all TV studios in the District and expanding the Maker Space program to all eight Elementary Schools in 2016. For more information or to donate, visit www.parklandsd.org/foundation.