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BASD Class of 2020 Hall of Excellence Inductees
BASD Class of 2020 Hall of Excellence Inductees
BASD
Friday, October 29, 2021
BEDFORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Hall of Excellence

On behalf of the Bedford Area School District and the Community School Excellence Council, we cordially invite you to attend the Hall of Excellence for the Class of 2020. Please join us to celebrate this prestigious event honoring the accomplishments of our inductees. All members of the public are welcome. 

For more information please contact:
Karen Holler
hollerk@bedfordasd.org
814-623-4290 Ext 1504

When: November 10, 2021 at 6:30pm
Where: Bedford High School Auditorium

Bedford High School
330 East John Street
Bedford, PA 15522

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Meet the 2020 Inductees
 
 
 
DERYL CLARK
ESTEEMED FACULTY MEMBER 1972-2007
DISTINGUISHED BOARD MEMBER 2011-

Deryl Clark serves as an excellent school district ambassador to the community.  During his 45 years of tenure, he served as a teacher, head teacher, assistant principal and a school board member. Also Mr. Clark is a lifetime resident of Bedford County, veteran, and successful business owner. He exhibits many outstanding qualities, compassion, leadership, dependability, determination, and love for helping staff, parents, and students work together to make the most of their educational years at Bedford. Deryl’s years of experience and commitment to the Bedford Area School District serves as an example for all educational leaders.
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GLENORA HANSROTE FAUPEL
ALUMNUS OF DISTINCTION CLASS OF 1967
Glenora H. Faupel, is known throughout Bedford County for her leadership and civic spirit.  Being elected in November 1987, Glenora become the first woman to elected Prothonotary in Bedford County, leading the way for many other women to run for office. In 2004, Glenora was elected to County Commissioner office, the highest office level for a woman in Bedford County at the time.  During her years in office she was a strong supporter of public education and a staunch supporter of property tax reassessment.  Her actions in the early 2000’s brought much needed equity into the local property tax system.  Glenora’s service was not only as an elected official, she volunteered her time on many local clubs and activities through the years.  Glenora is joint owner of Green Gardens Inc. with her husband Wayne.  Her commitment to civic duty and pride and passion for excellence makes Glenora a role model for the future generations.

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JEFFERY L HAMILTON
DISTINGUISHED COACH AND COMMUNITY MEMBER
Jeff Hamilton, affectionately known as “Coach Hammy”, contributes over 30 years of service to Bedford High School through his passion of coaching wrestling, cross country, and track and field.  During his tenure with the cross country team, he assisted in mapping out and opening the cross country course located at Bedford County Technical Center. As a coach, Mr. Hamilton led many team and individuals to district and state titles and left an indelible mark on his athletes and the school.  His dedication to athletics and the Bedford Area School District was exemplary.  Jeff was not only a supporter of our athletics, but was a vigorous supporter of all students. He faithfully attended band and chorus concerts, musicals, and indoor guard performances.  Coach Hammy exuded Bedford Bison Pride and his passion for the school will be fondly remembered. 
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LISA SCHAEFFER MILLER
ALUMNUS OF DISTINCTION CLASS OF 1978
DISTINGUISHED FACULTY MEMBER 1983-2018
 
Lisa Miller taught art at Bedford Elementary school for 35 years.  She motivated generations of students to be creative and cultivated their interest in art.  She started the tradition of each fifth grade class leaving behind a permanent piece of art representing the students. This tradition made a lasting memory for thousands of students. The student created art located in the halls and exterior displays of Bedford Elementary School continue to impress parents, grandparents, community members, and visitors. Lisa’s phenomenal commitment and passion extended beyond the classroom and into the second and fifth grade plays, author visits and Veterans day. Lisa’s legacy of beauty will be admired for generations.
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PATTI McGILL PETERSON, PH.D
ALUMNUS OF DISTINCTION CLASS OF 1961
 
Patti McGill Peterson, PH.D. had a distinguished career in higher education. She holds a B.A. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship for post-graduate study at Harvard University.  Dr. McGill Peterson is considered a leading voice for an accessible high quality global system of higher education.  Patti has held prominent international, national, and statewide leadership positions such as Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives at the American Council on Education, senior fellow at the American Council on Education (AEC), senior associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), senior fellow at Cornell’s University for Public Affairs, and executive director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).  Dr. McGill Peterson also served on the faculty at the State University of New York, Syracuse University, and Wells College.  She also was president emerita of St Lawrence University and Wells College where she held presidencies from 1980-97.  Sincerely, Dr. McGill Peterson’s total work and accomplishments cannot be fully captured in a single paragraph.  Her success in education and incredible leadership is admirable and the Bedford Area School District is honored to induct Dr. McGill Peterson to the Hall of Excellence.