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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 8, 2022.

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

Dr. Matthew Bernard

2020-2021

James Cutright

2020-2021

William and Thomas Wappner

2020-2021

Jeff Gorman
2019

Dr. Joseph Shadeed
2019

Michael Miller
2018

Doc Stumbo
2018

Robert L. Turner
2017

David L. Williamson
2017

Tom Brennan
2016

Janet Pry
2016

David F. Cole
2015

Rick S. Geyer
2015

C. John “Jack” Hire
2015

Donald Chambers
2014

Robert Duane Hord

2014

Chandler “Chan” Stevens
2014

Richard Ekin
2013

Justin T. & Lynn T. Marotta
2013

Donald P. Nash
2013

Marianne J. Cooper
2012

Michael Goshinski
2012

Herbert “Mickey” E. Rupp
2012

David L. Carto
2011

W. William Schmidt

2011

Rick R. Taylor

2011

Lucille Ford

2010

Gunther “Gog” Meisse

2010

Jerry Niese
2010

Frank D. Black
2009

Monty Friebel
2009

Ed Friebel
2009

Jim Bierly
2008

Diane Brown
2008

Ralph Phillips
2008

Tom Carter
2007

Rodney Cole
2007

Gayle Gorman Green
2007

Bill Burgett
2006

Shirley Monica
2006

Donald L. Covert
2005

Mark E. Hess
2005

Michael Vucelic
2005

John F. Burkhart
2004

Dominick “Mick” C. Fanello
2004

John Fernyak
2004

James C. Gorman
2004

Grant Milliron
2004

Barbara J. Pore
2004

Robert M. Archer
2003

Ralph Cobey
2003

Michael L. Reed
2003

E. Victor Smith

2003

Richard G. Taylor

2003

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