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2016 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
Sharon Goldberg Bensinger
1960
  • Founder and Executive Director of Visually Impaired Preschool Services
  • Dedicated 35 years to the education of young visually impaired children and their families
  • Developed the internationally sold and distributed Can Do! Video series for parents and educators of young blind children
  • Member of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 1990
  • Recipient of the KY Outstanding Special Education Administrator of the Year-1998
  • Recipient of the Mercy Academy Community Leadership Award
  • Recipient of the Bertold Lowenfeld International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children with Visual Impairments and their families
  • Past President and Current Director of the Louisville Downtown Lions Club

     Biography

       
Jyoti Bhatnager Burruss 1982
  • Graduated with high honors in chemical engineering, Speed Scientific School, University of Louisville, 1986
  • Graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, top 20%, 1990
  • Completed Internship, Indiana University, 1991
  • Completed Dermatology Residency, University of Louisville, 1991-1994
  • Assistant clinical faculty with the University of Louisville, Division of Dermatology, 1995-present
  • Managing Partner, Associates in Dermatology. 1998-present
  • Case report publications in Dermatologic Journals

      Biography

       
John Hudson
Principal
  • J.M. Atherton School Principal from 2000 - 2010
  • Educational Administrator of the Year (JCAESP / AFSCME)
  • Mary Grace Jaeger Award for Visionary Leadership
  • Outstanding Support Award (Louisville Education and Employment Partnership)
  • Hall of Fame Winner (15th District PTA)
  • Jefferson County Football Coach of the Year
  • President of the Jefferson County Association of School Administrators
  •  Chairman of the Kentucky State Textbook Commission

      Biography

       
Patrick Henry Hughes 2006
  • Appearances on Oprah Show, Ellen Show and Extreme Make Over: Home Edition as the recipient of a new home on that show
  • Featured in Sports Illustrated and People Magazine
  • Performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; twice at Grand Ole Opry
  • Recorded two CO's and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England
  • First book, I Am Potential, published in 2008, is now a feature film
  • An Official Olympic Torch Bearer in 2001 and is featured on a downtown building as one of Louisville's Hometown

      Biography

       
Vincent H. James, Sr. 1983
  • AHS Varsity Letterman in Football, 1981-1983
  • Dedicated 31 years in the preaching ministry and 21 years in pastoral ministry
  • AHS Varsity Letterman in Track, 1982
  • Member of the FBLA and FCA, 1981-1982
  • Graduated with Honors in Business from the University of Louisville, 1990
  • Served as the President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition
  • Developed strategies for violence reduction systems for the City of Louisville

      Biography

       
Betty Jo King 1961
  • 43 Years of Federal Government Service
  • 25 Years served in Saudi Arabia as a civilian with U. S. Army
  • Served during Gulf War as an Emergency Essential Employee, which meant she would remain with the troops
  • Conducted four major evacuations of independents at the directions of the U.S. Embassy
  • Experienced four bombings, one of which was her headquarters

      Biography

       
Suzy Kling Post 1951
  • Social Justice Advocate since the 1950’s when the Civil Rights Movement began in Louisville
  • President of the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union, 1969
  • Member, Human Relations Commission, 1974-1982
  • Organized the first Statewide Women’s Conference for the Kentucky Pro-Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, Title IX, Busing for Jefferson County Public Schools
  • National American Civil Liberties Union Board of Directors
  • Chair, Kentucky Civil Liberties Union
  • Director, Human Rights Commission, 1982-1990
  • Founding Director, Metropolitan Housing Coalition, 1990-2006
  • Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Hall of Fame, 2007

      Biography

       
Bennet Rink 1985
  • Manager of Special Events, 1994; Development Director, 1998 at World Renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Senior Director of Development & External Affairs, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 2007-2012
  • Led a $75 million capital campaign that supported the construction of Ailey’s first permanent home in NYC
  • Led “The Next Campaign” which grew the endowment to $50 million
  • March 15th declared “Bennett Rink Day” in Louisville by Mayor Greg Fischer

      Biography

       
Ralph Scott, Jr. 1971
  • Advocate for federal reduction of lead hazards for children
  • Helped to write the Chicago tenant landlord ordinance
  • Co-founder and organizer at Lead Elimination Action Drive in Chicago
  • Lead poisoning Project Director at New Jersey Citizen Action and Alliance for Healthy Homes
  • Expert in community organizing advocates for lead abatement throughout the world
  • Policy and outreach coordinator at Parents for Nontoxic Alternatives
  • Co-investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study
  • Community organizer and national campaign manager at The Arc

      Biography

       
       
       
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