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