Beeler graduated from Harrison High School and Indiana State University. He dedicated his career to building Berry Plastics into a multi-billion dollar international business. Mr. Beeler serves on the board of directors of the EVSC Foundation Board of Directors and the EVSC Superintendent’s Business Council.
Charlie followed his dream from North High School to Alaska founding Trident Seafoods, America's largest and most successful seafood company.
A graduate of Bosse High School, Gayle and her husband, Bill Cook, founded the medical manufacturing company Cook Group Incorporated and revitalized historic towns through their generosity and vision.
A graduate of Central High School and former congressman for Indiana's 9th district, Lee serves as the director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University and previously served as president and director for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
A graduate of Stanley Hall and Bosse High School, Donald was instrumental in the early development of Crescent, Cresline and Wabash Plastics companies and graduated graduated from both Wabash College and Harvard Business School.
A graduate of Central High School, who also attended Lincoln High School, William founded Mays Chemical Company which provides chemical products to the food, pharmaceutical and automotive industry and owns the nation's 4th oldest surviving African American newspaper, The Indianapolis Recorder.
James McCarty, Sr.
A Bosse High School graduate, founder of Colonial Garden Centers, Inc., and a real estate developer, James created the Bosse C.A.R.E.S. Program, which prepared high school students for post secondary careers in education and inspired the district-wide Southern Indiana Career Access Network.
Mattie taught English and Language Arts at Harper Elementary School beginning in 1960 as the first African American teacher and retired as principal in 2001. She is considered by many as a pioneer and bridge-builder for race relations.
After a distinguished career in his family-owned ophthalmology business, Dr. Ridgway established Harlaxton College in Grantham England and the William L. Ridgway Award for the Vanderburgh County students attending the University of Evansville, making sure that the Evansville community grows and retains the talent it will need to prosper in markets that span the globe.
A graduate of Harrison High School, Judge Shepard was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court in 1985 at the age of 38 and was appointed chief justice in 1987. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University and holds law degrees from Yale Law School and the University of Virginia.
John H. Schroeder
A graduate of Bosse High School, Wabash College, and Harvard Business School, John H. pioneered the plastics industry and developed Evansville as a nucleus of this country's "Plastic Valley," as well as championing many philanthropic organizations.
A graduate of Reitz High School, Matt Williams is best known as the creator and executive producer of the hit series "Roseanne," and the co-creater and executive producer of "Home Improvement," during which time his work was honored with Emmy and Humanitas nominations.