Central High School inducts six alumni into the Hall of Honor

Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 11:58 am
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Press release submitted by Davenport Community School District


Davenport, Iowa-Six outstanding alumni of Central High School will be inducted into the 2013 Hall of Honor at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Kahler Auditorium at Central, 1120 Main Street, Davenport. Following the induction ceremony, a reception will be held in the Barb Hess Community Room, 4th floor of the school. The day will close with a Hall of Honor Dinner Banquet at 6 p.m. at The Outing Club, 2109 Brady Street, Davenport. Tickets for the banquet are $30 per guest. All friends and family members of the honorees are invited to attend these events.

The honorees are:

Craig Levien, Class of 1971: Levien's work as an attorney and a volunteer has impacted countless families. As a trial lawyer his has represented over 150 victims of clergy abuse. He also serves as a frequent speaker at legal education seminars and bar association meetings, in addition to serving as an arbitrator and mediator. He is one of the founders of the Blue Devil Athletic Fo8undation and serves as Vice President. In the first two years of its existences, the group raised $100,000 for CHS athletics. Levien has also served as a volunteer for River Action, Special Olympics, NAMI, and the Time Standard Committee of the 7th Judicial District.

Mark Bawden, Class of 1969: Bawden is a local businessman with a 30-year career spanning a number of businesses and organizations. He is a tireless volunteer who has served on the board of directors of the Putnam Museum, Genesis Heart Institute, Vera French Mental Health Center, Book Manufacturer's Institute, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Crow Valley Country Club, and the Rod and Gun club. He is currently Board Chairman of Genesis Health System, board member of the CHS Blue Devil Athletic Foundation, U.S. Bank, W.G. Block, M.A. Ford Manufacturing and Chairman of the Quad Citieis Charitable Educational Trust.

Tamara Duggleby, Class of 1963: Duggleby, CEO of Duggleby and Associates, serves as a private consultant working with to design and evaluate programs for improving the lives and economic security of low income households in developing countries. Her work has impacted thousands of lives in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, the Caribbean, and Central American. Her clients include the U.S. Agency for International Development, The World Bank, the Ford Foundation and other large agencies focused on generating greater economic security for the poor. When at home in Washington, D.C., she volunteers with an organization that works with homeless people, especially homeless veterans, to help them find employment and housing.

Edward E. McCormick, Class of 1963: McCormick's passion for architecture and its impact on society, has lead him to work to improve the lives of senior citizens by planning and designing spaces that provide shelter, stability and self-sufficiency. Through is work in El Paso and Lubbock, Texas, he has elevated the PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) health care model to a national level. As a volunteer, he has chaired or served on several executive committees for the City of El Paso and has held leadership positions with both the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and the El Paso Association of Home Builders. McCormick serves as a mentor working with students interested in architecture from El Paso and Yselta schools, El Paso Community College and Texas Tech University. In addition, he has been director and chairman of the El Paso Pro Musica, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Ballet El Paso, and El Paso Opera. McCormick also created a leadership arts program for El Paso, Texas; Southern New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico.

Dick Stahl, Class of 1957: Stahl has taught American Literature and poetry to thousands of Central High School students through the years. An accomplished poet himself, he was selected as the first Quad City Arts Poet Laureate from 2001-2003 and was honored with the Augustana Alumni Award in 2002.Many of Stahl's poems focus on the Mississippi River, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and the Lone Star Steamer. For many years he presented CHS retirees with an individualized themed poem highlighting their lives and work experiences. As a member of the DHS.CHS Hall of Honor Committee, Stahl has also written poems about Hall of Honor inductees.

Cecil Murphey, Class of 1951: Murphey is a New York Times best-selling author and international speaker. He has written more than 135 books which have been translated in more than 40 languages. Some of his books have been made into movies. Murphey has also written hundreds of articles for a variety of publication and co-authored a number of autobiographies for well-known personalities. He has received several prestigious writing awards and an Honorary Doctor of Literature degree. Murphey has also been and pastor and served as a missionary in Kenya.

The Hall of Honor recognition and scholarship programs are entirely funded by private contributors. All contributions are tax deductible and the Hall of Honor Endowment Fund is managed by the Davenport School Foundation.

The Davenport Community School District (DCSD) provides equal education and employment opportunities and will not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, ancestry, or actual or potential parental, familial, or marital status. DCSD will take affirmative action in recruitment, appointment, assignment, and advancement of women and men, members of diverse racial/ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities for job categories in which any of these groups of people are underrepresented.


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