Inducted:  May 3, 2009 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  December 29, 1946

High School Attended:                                         Graduated:  1964

Served in US Army 1964-1967.

College Attended:  State U. of New York        Graduated:  1971

                           Ball State University  MA                     1972

                           Ball State University  Ed.D.                 1978

College Honors:  Most Distinguished Dissertation Award from BSU Graduate Student Senate 1978; Graduate Student Senate president 1977-1978.

Special Recognition:  Several professional certifications, professional experiences, and professional publications from 1977-present; has served as a classroom teacher, building principal, and curriculum director; served as Elementary Education Director for Valparaiso Community Schools; became Superintendent in 1995 for Union Township Schools, Valparaiso, where he helped create the Wheeler High School football program.

Family:  Wife, Kay; children, Rick and Pat