Atherton High School Alumni Association
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2014 Atherton High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductees
In 2001, a small alumni group gathering at Atherton High school had the vision of honoring Atherton alumni who have contributed to our community and our country. Through this vision senators, a brigadier general, authors, teachers, university presidents, doctors, financiers, congressmen, entrepreneurs, a ballerina and more have been welcomed home to Atherton High School and inducted into the Atherton Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Our list is distinguished, impressive, and inspiring to each of us. It is especially important for the students of Atherton High School to witness this rich legacy.
 

Top Row, left to right
Richard Taylor, Victor Himbaugh, Louis Berman, Ben Rogers, Jonathan Bryant
Seated, left to right
Elizabeth Kaspar, Buzz Kaufman, Sally Beckman Kestin, Chuck Dobbins, Kate Kirwan Greer
       
Inductee Year Graduated Biographical Data
Louis Berman 1971
  • Atherton HS Football team – Quarterback Senior Year
  • Western Kentucky University (WKU) Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Chapter President 1974
  • President, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation
  • WKU, Board of Directors Capital Campaign, $106 Million & $220 Million campaigns
  • WKU and EKU, Benefactor of Endowed Scholarships
  • VanMeter Insurance, President & Highest Performing Producer Group - multiple years
  • Neace Lukens Insurance, COO & Chairman’s Club (million dollar sales) - multiple years
  • Assured Partners, President’s Club Top Sales Group – multiple years

     Biography

       
Jonathan Bryant 1982
  • Lettered in Varsity Football and Track at Atherton
  • Dedicated over 25 years LMPD Detective
  • 1988 Louisville Division of Police Rookie of the Year
  • Vice President LMPD Credit Union Board of Directors
  • Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful
  • Prince Hall Grand Lodge F & AM of Kentucky, Inc.
  • High School Football Official with the KFOA
  • Proud Husband, Father, Grandfather

      Biography

       
Chuck Dobbins 1966
  • AHS Student Government Vice President, Class of 1966
  • AHS Vice President, Class of 1966
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, (Honors in History)
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • Attorney, Corporate and Transactional Law with Tilford Dobbins Law Firm
  • Highest Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Kentucky Super Lawyers and Top Attorneys in Louisville
  •  Community involvement as officer and director of numerous civic and charitable organizations
  • Proud husband of Joey Jones Dobbins (AHS ’67), father and grandfather

      Biography

       
Kate Kirwan Greer 1955
  • Taught 40 years in JCPS schools
  • Sponsored Manual High School National Champion Cheerleaders
  • Teaching consultant with the National Geographic Society
  • Kentucky Geography Bee coordinator
  • WHAS Excel Award Recipient
  • Ashland Oil Teachers’ Achievement Award
  • City of Windy Hills Councilwoman
  • Atherton Cheerleader, yearbook & Aerial staffs

      Biography

       
Victor Himbaugh 1968
  • Most Valuable Student Council member, 1966-67
  • Atherton Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, bass fiddle, 1967-68
  • Volunteer WHAS Crusade for Children since 1965 (49 years)
  • Member of the Motet Singers - Louisville cappella choir for 11 years
  • Member of the Falls City Ramblers Bluegrass Group
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology, University of Louisville
  • Worked for the AV department at U of L and Social Chairman for the Beta Fraternity
  • Started the Doo Wop Shop in 1971; four stores as of 2014
  • Marching Band Parent, 1991-1998
  • Proud father of two and grandfather of five

      Biography

       
Elizabeth Kaspar 1948
  • Dean: University of Richmond, VA., and also Albion College, MI.
  • Appointment by president, Western IL. University to chair investigation of discrimination and to design Women's Studies program
  • Appointment by governor of Illinois to Commission on Status of Women, vice chair, eight years
  • Election as president of foundation of National Association of Commissions on Women, Washington, D.C.
  • Co-author: $750,000 mental health grant awarded by National Institute of Mental Health for establishment of county clinic
  • One of twenty women professors selected for Western Illinois University's Centennial History Exhibit
  • Sculpture in honor of Dr. Kaspar, presented to Western Illinois University by noted artist
  • Award, "Writing Women Back into History" by Macomb Feminist Network

      Biography

       
Irvin “Buzz”Kaufman 1964
  • Vanderbilt University: BA Mathematics, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1968
  • University of Chicago: MD, 1972
  • University of California, San Diego, Chief Resident & Fellow in Pediatrics, 1972-1975
  • Founder and President; Pediatric Specialty Medical Group, 1978-1998
  • Director of Inpatient Services, Rady Children’s Hospital, 1980-1998
  • Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Scripps Clinic, 1985-Present
  • Chief Medical Officer, Rady Children’s Hospital, 1998-Present

      Biography

       
Sally Beckman Kestin 1983
  • Investigative reporter, Sun Sentinel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Recipient of 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism’s highest honor
  • Finalist for 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting
  • Investigations led to Congressional hearings, new laws and personnel changes at state and federal levels
  • Winner of multiple national journalism awards
  • Reporter at the Tampa Tribune and Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • Graduated Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
  • AHS National Honor Society

      Biography

       
Ben Rogers 1972
  • Junior & Senior Class President AHS Class of 1972
  • AHS Varsity Letterman in Basketball
  • Co-Captain AHS Varsity Basketball Team, 1972
  • Outstanding AHS Distributive Education Student, 1972
  • Graduate Indiana University School of Business, 1991
  • Graduate Brandeis School of Law at The University of Louisville, 1998
  • Local small business owner 38 Years

      Biography

       
Richard Taylor 1959
  • Poet Laureate of Kentucky, 1999-2001
  • Author of 16 books-Two novels, 9 collections of poetry and several non-fiction relating to Kentucky history
  • PH.D in English, 1974, University of Kentucky
  • J.D. University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
  • College professor - 40 plus years
  • Fulbright Recipient (Teaching in Denmark, 1967)
  • Two Creative Writing Fellowships-National Endowment for the Arts
  • Distinguished Professor Award, 1972, Kentucky State University
  • Keenan Visiting Writer, Transylvania University, 2008-present

      Biography

       
       
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