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Wall of Fame Tickets on Sale Now until April 30

Posted Apr. 9, 2014



Kent State University at East Liverpool will hold its 26th annual Wall of Fame Honors Banquet at the East Liverpool Country Club on Friday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. to honor outstanding students and this year’s Wall of Fame inductees. This year’s inductees include Linda Henderson and David Guy.  

Linda Henderson, a 1974 graduate, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her professional accomplishments and community involvement. Henderson is a dedicated educator who has taught in a variety of capacities since 1974. She used skills gained at Kent State to educate children and adults in the region for nearly 40 years.

Henderson spent her educational career in the East Liverpool City School District as an English teacher, assistant principal, principal and federal programs coordinator. She also used her passion for teaching as an adjunct professor at Kent State University’s East Liverpool campus.

Henderson is extremely involved in the community, serving on the Kent State Advisory Board, East Liverpool Rotary Club and East Liverpool Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors.

David Guy, ’68 will receive the Friends of the Campus Award, established to honor a person who served as a long-term advocate for increasing higher education access to area residents.  

Guy spent his entire professional career bettering the lives of area children and adults through education. He served as a high school English teacher, principal and as an adjunct professor for Kent State University at East Liverpool and Youngstown State University.

On the Kent State East Liverpool campus, Guy also spent several years as the special assistant to the dean, served as the director of disability services and was selected as the interim assistant dean.

Guy has also been heavily involved in community organizations. He is a past member of East Palestine’s City Planning Commission and City Health Board; a charter member of the Alumni Scholarship Committee; and is a former member and student exchange chairman for the local Rotary Club. Guy received the Rotary Service Award in 2003 and was inducted into the East Palestine School District Hall of Fame in 2004. He is currently serving as a trustee of the community Nash Foundation.

During the Wall of Fame event, Kent State East Liverpool faculty and staff will also celebrate the achievements of their students by recognizing them for their scholarly excellence and service to the East Liverpool community. In addition, the campus will continue its tradition of presenting the Faculty and Staff Wall of Fame and the Dr. Joan D. Gailey Memorial scholarships.

Tickets for the banquet are on sale now and can be purchased at https://commerce.cashnet.com/wof. Tickets are $25 each and will be sold through April 30. 

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Media Contact:
Bethany Zirillo, 330-382-7430, bgadd@kent.edu