Category: Schools and Education

Payne, Patricia Ann

Patricia Ann Payne talks about the founding of and programs produced by the Indinapolis Public Schools Office of Multi-Cultural Education in 1987.

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Gore, Elizabeth Mae

With an extensive list of volunteer opportunities and amazing energy in her senior years, Elizabeth Gore talks about flunking retirement!

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Lewis, Maggie Ann

Maggie Lewis decribes how going away to college changed her life.

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Zalkin, Robert

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 11, 2014

Bob Zalkin graphs a path from school to the Pentagon, to the Synagog, to the high seas. It is the course of a man who is always growing.

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Blake, Walter Andrew

While growing up in a family of 17 children in South Bend, Walter helped his Father in the trash hauling business. During his freshman year at Notre Dame Walter came home to visit and gained a fresh appreciation for what his family had done for him.

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Finnell, Shari Lyn

How did growing up in Gary, Indiana help Shari Finnell, a journalist with a degree from Northwestern University, to see the world as a place where anything was possible? Shari explains.

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Wigand, Anthony Albert

Equipped with a Masters Degree in Audio Visual from Indiana State University, Tony Wigand was determined to sell the staff of the then new Jasper High School on the use of video cameras and television in their classes. ┬áTony tells the story of how filming football games got the ball rolling!  

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DiNicola, M. Travis

Posted in: , , Story by: December 13, 2013

The question, “What are you going to do with your life?” came up many times in the life journey of Travis DiNicola. When you are multi-talented, how do you know when you shouldn’t be, say, a dancer? Travis tells of one of the many mentors who helped to guild him along the way at Pennsylvania State University.

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Wellington, Wayne Roland

As a child Wayne Wellington was impressed by the manner and dress of his shop teacher. Those polished shoes lead him to the path to higher education, teaching, and a successful career as an administrator.    

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Karatz, Martha Annexton

Posted in: , , Story by: December 11, 2013

After graduating from Northwestern with a teaching degree and working in England for a while Martha Karatz moved to Paris. There she landed a luxurious job as a private teacher for a wealthy family in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. But how long could this last…?

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