Steinmetz Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Inductee Ceremony
Everyone is invited to our 2nd
Hall of Fame Induction ceremony!
Join us in celebrating the recognition of fellow alumni
on October 21, 2017 at 2pm in the school auditorium.
FREE TO ATTEND!
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WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00pm
2:00 PM program
3:00PM-6:00PM – OPEN HOUSE Fall Festival with light refreshments served following the ceremony. There will also be dancing in the lunchroom and Bingo with fun prizes!
WHERE: Steinmetz College Prep Auditorium
3030 N Mobile Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
The Steinmetz Hall of Fame honors those graduates that have notable accomplishments and contributions to society. Candidates must have notable accomplishments in their careers, recognized by their peers, be involved in volunteerism, community service, or other philanthropic activity. For more information on the Hall of Fame, please CLICK HERE. For a list of previously inductees, please CLICK HERE. If you are interested in getting involved with our Hall Of Fame Committee, or would like to volunteer to help at the ceremony, please contact us.
William Lee Baran, Ph.D – Class of June 1961
Dr. Baran has been a research food scientist for 53 yrs. and for the past 40 with the food service industry. He has provided direction within the quick-service restaurant segment for the development of nutritionally oriented products, as well as serving both academia and government groups in many capacities. An Eagle Scout, he is a Compatriot at the Palo Verde Chapter of Arizona Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and presently serves as the AZSSAR State Secretary. He is active with the AZ Bernese Mt. Dog Rescue and trains dogs in performance activities.
Walter Burdick – Class of January 1955
After high school, Walter earned a BA from Elmhurst College and was drafted into the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps in Germany. Dr. Burdick obtained a Ph.D. in History and began teaching as a professor at Elmhurst College in 1968, where he spent 43 years. He served as Chair of the History Dept, Social Science Division and Academic Council. Dr. Burdick provided services to the community by lecturing for local libraries and in teacher education conferences. He has also appeared on WTTW as a guest expert on matters of contemporary interest.
Frank Hood – Class of January 1958
Mr. Hood has an extensive coaching career with the Chicago Public League, and currently holds the honor of the “winningest” head varsity boys’ basketball coach in the history of the Chicago Public League. He was inducted into the Chicago Public League Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Taft High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including several Coach of the Year Awards through his career. He is a lifetime board member on the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
Peter J. Mitchell – Class of January 1954
Mr. Mitchell has written music and lyrics for many Patriotic songs, including music for the WWI poem “In Flanders Fields”. In 2014, Peter was invited to conduct his composition in England for the 100th year remembrance ceremony of the start of WWI. As a ten-year member of the Lyric Opera Company, he has served as a supernumerary and has performed the role of Patriarch, Abbot of the Chudov Monastery in the play Boris Goudenov. He spent 22 years as adjunct business faculty at Waubonsie College, and was the Project Manager of Executive Service Corp providing consulting service to many non-profit organizations.
Gary Scholz – Class of June 1948
Gary served in the army and was a Korean War Veteran. He attended Northern Illinois University where he played tight end on their football team and received his Masters in 1958. Gary has a 32 year teaching and coaching career including head football coach at Elmwood Park High School, with his last 19 years at Schaumburg High, including 9 years as Athletic Director. Their football stadium is now named Gary Scholz Stadium. He married his high school sweetheart, Inge (Moeller) 66 years ago. They raised 4 children, have 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons.
David Wians – Class of June 1970
David’s State Farm career started in Oct., 1981 becoming active as a liaison on their legislative committee at a grass-roots level and continues to this day. The current President of the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce, he was honored as Business of the Month and Member of the Year. He coached and sponsored youth baseball & basketball for 26 years, past Presidents of the Fox River Grove Rec Council and Memorial Foundation and Elk Grove Village Jaycees, honored as Illinois Jaycee Ambassador #163. David and Demetria (Kanelos), 6/71, have been married for 39 yrs. and have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.