A war hero, a pioneering Indianapolis Public Schools student turned lawyer, an accomplished education and business leader, a successful local editor and a gifted entrepreneur represent the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation IPS Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
This year’s inductees include:
• Marvin Bailey, Arlington High School Class of 1965
• Venita Moore, Arlington High School Class of 1973
• James E. O’Donnell (posthumous), Arsenal Technical High School Class of 1938
• Deborah Paul, Broad Ripple High School Class of 1965
• Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, Shortridge High School Class of 1960
Bailey is a business, education and civic leader who had careers with AT&T and Harrison College and was very active with educational opportunities for area youth. Moore is a state government veteran who ventured into entrepreneurism with the establishment of the management consulting firm Engaging Solutions, LLC. A retired Indianapolis firefighter who passed away earlier this year, O’Donnell was the only man from Indianapolis to survive when the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Paul is the retired editor of Indianapolis Monthly magazine, where she still writes a column. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Wiley is an attorney practicing in the Boston area.
These community and civic leaders will be honored at the Alumni Hall of Fame Luncheon on Oct. 1, 2013 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Funds raised from this event support the IPS Education Foundation’s mission to help teachers create innovative learning spaces. For more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://ipsef.org/hall-of-fame-luncheon/
The Alumni Hall of Fame honored its first class in 2006 and now boasts 57 IPS graduates who have made significant contributions in their respective careers and professions. These men and women also inspire current IPS students to reach for the stars and set goals of success for themselves.
Again this year, Citizens Energy Group will be the title sponsor of the IPS Alumni Hall of Fame Luncheon.
About the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation:
The Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation (IPSEF) exists to serve IPS students and to ensure they have the highest quality classroom experiences possible. IPSEF provides funding for innovative classroom projects to help increase student achievement, serves alumni and boosters in supporting extracurricular activities and provides a key link between community partners and our schools. FMI: www.ipsef.org ∙ www.facebook.com/ipseforg ∙ www.twitter.com/ipseforg