Hall of Excellence

The Hall of Excellence is located at North Central State College’s Ralph Phillips Conference Center within the James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning in Shelby, Ohio. The inductees are honored at the Hall of Excellence Banquet, held in the spring of each year. This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Purpose: to honor the spirit of north central Ohio residents, past and present, whose vision, creativity, boldness of purpose, and community involvement, exemplify excellence in our region.
  • The nominee must live in, work in, or be a native of north central Ohio counties (Ashland, Crawford, Richland, Knox, Huron).
  • Nominee should have shown a significant contribution(s) in their field, and/or commitment to the community through leadership by giving of personal time and/or resources.
  • Nominees for posthumous awards will also be considered.

Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame / Hall of Excellence Inductees

Robert M. Archer
2003

Jim Bierly
2008

Frank D. Black
2009

Tom Brennan
2016

Diane Brown
2008

Bill Burgett
2006

John F. Burkhart
2004

Tom Carter
2007

David L. Carto
2011

Donald Chambers
2014

Ralph Cobey
2003

David F. Cole
2015

Rodney Cole
2007

Marianne J. Cooper
2012

Donald L. Covert
2005

Richard L. Ekin
2013

Dominick (Mick) C. Fanello
2004

John Fernyak
2004

Lucille Ford
2010

Ed Friebel
2009

Monty Friebel
2009

Rick S. Geyer
2015

James C. Gorman
2004

Michael Goschinski
2012

Gayle Gorman Green
2007

Mark E. Hess
2005

C. John “Jack” Hire
2015

Robert Duane Hord
2014

Gunther (Gog) Meisse
2010

Grant Milliron
2004

Shirley Monica
2006

Justin T. & Lynn T. Marotta
2013

Mike Miller
2018

Donald P. Nash
2013

Jerry Niese
2010

Ralph Phillips
2008

Barbara J. Pore
2004

Janet Pry
2016

Michael L. Reed
2003

Herbert “Mickey” E. Rupp
2012

W. William Schmidt
2011

E. Victor Smith
2003

Chandler “Chan” Stevens
2014

Doc Stumbo
2018

Richard G. Taylor
2003

Rick R. Taylor
2011

Robert L. Turner
2017

Michael Vucelic
2005

David L. Williamson
2017

For more information contact Christine Copper at 419-755-4753 or ccopper2@ncstatecollege.edu