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2015 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.
 

       
Inductee Year Graduated Biographical Data
Preya Ananthakrishnan 1991
  • Member of NHS, orchestra, mock trial team and Senior Class Historian
  • Graduated Atherton with International Baccalaureate diploma in 1991
  • Graduated from University of Louisville Medical School in 2000
  • Completed General Surgery Residency at UMDNJ Newark in 2006 and Fellowship at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Breast Surgery in 2007
  • Faculty member at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Fellowship Director for the Breast Surgery Fellowship at Columbia
  • Authored multiple journal articles and book chapters in the field of breast cancer surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and American Society of Breast Surgeons

     Biography

       
Mike Dennis 1960
  • Valedictorian, Atherton class of 1960
  • Governor of Kentucky Boys State
  • Harvard/Stanford trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon
  • Founder, Stanford University Medical Center Physicians’ Assistant program
  • Ronald Reagan’s Advisor on Health Manpower
  • Founding Chairman, Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
  • President, Palm Beach County Medical Society
  • Thirty years pro bono repairing birth defects on six continents

      Biography

       
Scott Hoffman 1974
  • 1974 Atherton High School Graduate
  • Retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel
  • USMC Battalion Commander
  • Served on Central Command Staff
  • Served on Joint Staff, Pentagon
  • National Defense University Graduate
  • Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
  •  US Naval War College MA in National Security and Strategic Studies
  • Boston University Masters of Science in Business Administration

      Biography

       
Stephen Lin Teacher
  • Atherton High School Choral Music Teacher from1976 – 2008
  • 2002 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
  • 2003 WHAS – TV/LG&E Foundations ExCEL Teacher Award
  • 2005 Toyota International Teacher Program Award
  • 2006 Gheens Music Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music Education
  • Founded Atherton Chamber Singers and Atherton Bel Canto Singers
  • Choirs traveled to twenty countries in twenty-two years
  • Directed thirteen spring musicals and ten Vaudeville productions

      Biography

       
Marlene Goldner Mitchell 1949
  • Involved in many school activities; elected to song leader for the class of 1949
  • Became the first Watterson Elementary Principal in 1969, where she stayed for 20 years
  • Purchased Watterson’s first computer and, through the PTA, raised $10,000 for a computer lab; the first school in Jefferson County to have a 32 – computer lab
  • Voted the outstanding Elementary School Principal in 1985 by the Jefferson County PTA
  • Married to Dr. Howard Mitchell for 63 years; a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother
  • Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, and Elder at Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church
  • A Member of the Woman's Club of Louisville for 25 years

      Biography

       
Richard Nash 1964
  • Member of the Atherton National Honor Society, Senior Class Vice President, Dartmouth Citizenship Award Winner, Varsity Baseball and Football Teams; voted All City Quarterback
  • Graduated Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University, 1968
  • Washington and Lee University Student Body Preside
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Louisville Law School, 1971
  • Chief Judge of Jefferson County Juvenile Court, 1975
  • Housing Authority of Louisville Attorney, 1975 – 2008
  • Louisville Bar Association Family Law Practitioner of the Year, 2009
  • Louisville Collegiate School Mock Trial Coach, 1997 – 2008

      Biography

       
William Petrie 1964
  • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Medical School
  • Clinician, Researcher, Author and Lecturer in Alzheimer’s disease, Psychopharmacology
  • Research Psychiatrist, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • M.D., Vanderbilt Medical School; Psychiatry Residency, Duke Medical Center
  • Top Doctors, U.S. News and World Report and Castle Connolly
  • Atherton High School National Honor Society; Varsity Basketball
  • Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in Science and Technology

      Biography

       
Mark Petrik 1975
  • B.A. in Chemistry, Bellarmine University, 1979
  • M. D., Vanderbilt University, 1983; Orthopaedic Residency, University of Pennsylvania, 1983 – 1988
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Louisville, 1989–2012
  • Partner, Ellis Badenhausen Orthopaedics, 1989 – 2012
  • President, Norton Hospital Medical Staff, 2000
  • Board member, The Healing Place Homeless Shelter and Recovery Program, 1996 – 2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Pathophysiology, Bellarmine University, 2013
  • CCD instructor, 11th and 12th grades, Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, 2005–2012

      Biography

       
Ana C. Reyes 1992
  • Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Named to The National Law Journal’s Outstanding Women Lawyers list
  • Named as one of “D.C.’s Rising Stars” by the NLJ
  • Named as one of the top 40 minority lawyers under 40 in the country by the NLJ
  • Selected as a “Champion” in the Legal Times’ Champions, Visionaries & Pioneers
  • Received recognition for distinction from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights for her work with refugees
  • Received her J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard Law School in 2000, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review
  • Masters in International Public Policy, with distinction, from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.
  • She graduated from Transylvania University, Summa Cum Laude, in 1996

      Biography

       
Megan Johnson Schanie 1993
  • Atherton High School Basketball, Softball and Cross Country Teams, German Club, Yearbook Committee and National Honor Society (1989 – 1993)
  • Recipient of the Atherton High School Emma J Woerner Award for academic and athletic achievement (1993)
  • Recipient of the Spring Hill College J. Lambert Dorn Award for senior athlete with the highest cumulative GPA; SHC women’s basketball team (1993-97)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with an English Minor, Magna Cum Laude, Spring Hill College (1997)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University (2000)
  • Founding staff member of the award winning Education Department at the Frazier History Museum (2003 – present)
  • Featured in year-long series of Courier-Journal articles, blogs and video interviews chronicling breast cancer diagnosis and its impacts on someone in their early thirties (2006 – 2007)
  • Founding member of Young Survivors Louisville, a group dedicated to providing a network of support for local women diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age (2007)

      Biography

       
       
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