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2022 Warren County Public Schools Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductees

2022 HODA Inductees

The 2022 class of Warren County Public Schools Hall of Distinguished Alumni was inducted at a ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Sloan Convention Center. 

  • Todd Alcott, a 1990 graduate of Warren Central High School, is recognized for his devotion to our country and local community. After he graduated from Western Kentucky University, Mr. Alcott began a 21-year career in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) where he served in Iraq’s combat zone. His many decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal six times for his service in the USAF. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel and currently serves as an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructor at Warren East High School. In 2021, Mr. Alcott was elected mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

 

  • Master Sergeant (MSG) Matthew Carmichael, a 2000 graduate of Greenwood High School, is an accomplished saxophonist, Saxophone Section Leader and Assistant Drum Major in the U.S. Army Band “Pershing's Own”. He graduated summa cum laude in 2004 from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Music (Education) and in 2006 from Indiana University with a Master of Music (Performance). MSG Carmichael has performed at four presidential inaugurations, the state funeral for George H. W. Bush, dozens of arrivals and ceremonies for foreign Heads of State, including Queen Elizabeth, and international performances. MSG Carmichael was also an Adjunct Saxophone Professor at Shenandoah University and has operated a private saxophone studio in Northern Virginia since 2007.

 

  • Dr. Terry Daniels, a 1979 graduate of Warren Central High School, is the Executive Director of the Foundry Christian Community Center and owner of Competitive Edge Business Solutions. He also served as pastor of Loving Chapel Baptist Church in Franklin, KY for over 25 years, and later established the Transformation Christian Center. Dr. Daniels is a 1994 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a 2011 and 2018 graduate of Walden University, earning his Master's degree and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Dr. Daniels also serves as a board member for Bowling Green Municipal Utilities, Greenview Regional Hospital, and Christian Family Radio.

 

  • Stephanie Eakles, a 1972 graduate of Warren East High School, is a retired teacher and 1998 Warren County Teacher of the Year. Ms. Eakles graduated from Western Kentucky University with both her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Arts and her Master’s degree in Reading and Psychology. Ms. Eakles taught at Warren East High School for 25 years before retiring in 2006.  While at Warren East High, she built a state-renowned speech program, coached several state champions in high school speech competitions, had 15 students qualify for national speech competitions, and earned the Double Diamond Degree in the National Forensic League. In 2005, she was inducted into the Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) Hall of Fame and served several years as a KHSSL board member.

 

  • Dr. Jordan (Norris) Ezekian, a 2004 graduate of Warren Central High School, is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist and is currently completing inherited arrhythmia and electrophysiology fellowships at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She is training to be an interventional electrophysiologist. Dr. Ezekian graduated magna cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She graduated with a Master of Public Health in 2010 from Western Kentucky University and received her Medical Degree in 2014 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She was a fellow in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University School of Medicine and the co-founder/co-medical director of Project ADAM North Carolina. Dr. Ezekian is a 2019 inductee into the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society at Duke University School of Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Heart Rhythm Society, and the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. She also is recently published, has given several lectures, and holds multiple leadership positions within the American Heart Association.

 

  • Bobby Hunton, a 1972 graduate of Warren Central High School, was a well-known philanthropist in the Bowling Green community.  He was the co-founder of the Stuff the Bus Foundation in 2005, which has since raised over 175 tons of school supplies. Mr. Hunton was also the co-founder of Realtors Hope for Homeless in 2012 and received numerous awards including Kentucky Realtor of the Year in 2013 and the Distinguished Service Award for the Realtors Association in 2014.  Mr. Hunton graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and was an electrician and former president of Winlectric before becoming a realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in 2005. After Mr. Hunton’s death in 2020, the Bobby Hunton Memorial Scholarship was established. The scholarship is awarded annually to a recipient in honor of Mr. Hunton’s unwavering service to the community.

 

  • Brenda McGown, a 1967 graduate of Warren County High School, is recognized for her commitment to education and the students of Warren County Public Schools (WCPS). For the past 50 years, Ms. McGown has been actively involved in the direct teaching of students, enabling curriculum delivery and education reform. She also served as a classroom teacher and assistant principal at Warren East High School from 1988 to 1995. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education, and in 1974 with a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education. In 1980, she received her Rank I from WKU. In 1988, Ms. McGown was named Jaycee Young Educator of Kentucky and Kentucky Teacher of the Year. She was later named a Distinguished Educator by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), was a teacher representative on the Teacher Retirement System Board, and after retiring from teaching, started her own educational consulting firm.

 

  • Dr. Bryan Rone, a 1996 Warren East High School graduate, is a Lexington obstetrician and gynecologist.  He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Math and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Rone is also an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky and is a Board Certified Physician Informaticist at the University of Kentucky. He has published several journal articles and book chapters, as well as presented at multiple conferences. Dr. Rone is a Fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received Board Certification through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine.  

 

  • Andrea (Andee) Rudloff, a 1988 Warren East High School graduate, is a professional artist, consultant, and educator. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Florida.  Ms. Rudloff is an artist with Arts for All Kentucky and Western Kentucky University’s Gifted Studies, a member of the Kentucky Arts Council, a Board of Trustees member for the Tannee Foundation in Boston, and a guest curator for SKyPAC, Scholastic Art and Writing, and the National Corvette Museum. Her murals and exhibits can be seen around the world including in Germany, New York, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Recently, through grant efforts, Ms. Rudloff was the lead artist collaborating with the students of Warren County Public Schools to paint art murals on the walls of Warren Elementary, Bristow Elementary, Oakland Elementary, and South Warren Middle School.  

 

  • Ervin Sorrell, a 1988 graduate of Warren East High School, is Community President of the U.S. Bank in Glasgow.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University in 1994.  Mr. Sorrell is actively involved as a volunteer in various organizations in Glasgow including as a board member for the Glasgow/Barren County Boys and Girls Club, T.J. Regional Hospital, Glasgow/Barren County YMCA, Barren/Metcalfe Ambulance Service, South Central Ky FCA, and the Glasgow/Barren County Industry Development.  He is also a member of the Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce and the Glasgow/Barren County United Way Allocations Committee. Mr. Sorrel is known for his service to area youth and underserved populations.

 

  • Kevin Wallace, a 1978 graduate of Warren East High School, is recognized for his dedication to education and coaching. In 1982, he graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1988, he received his Master of Education in school counseling from Western Kentucky University. Mr. Wallace is known as a state champion football coach leading St. Xavier High School to the 2021 Class 6A State Championship and Bowling Green High School to five state championships. In his first head coaching position in 1988, Mr. Wallace led Warren East High School’s baseball team to a regional championship and state semi-final.  His honors include Kentucky High School Football Coach of the Year from BluegrassPreps.com, Associated Press Kentucky Football Coach of the Year, 2021 Kentucky Football Coaches Association Class 6A Coach of the Year, a finalist for the National Football Coach of the Year (2016), and multiple Coach of the Year honors from Courier-Journal.

       

  • The Honorable Cynthia Richardson Wyrick, a 1986 graduate of Warren East High School, is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Prior to serving on the bench, Judge Wyrick was in private practice for more than 20 years in Sevierville, Tennessee with Ogle, Wyrick & Associates, P.C. She also served as City Attorney for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Judge Wyrick is known for her exemplary service to the legal profession and her community. She is a Past President of the Tennessee Bar Association and a former hearing officer for the State of Tennessee. In addition, she has served in leadership roles in the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, the Tennessee Bar Foundation, the Tennessee Second Look Commission, the Tennessee Justice Center, the Library Society of the University of Tennessee, and is a board member for the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership. Judge Wyrick received her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also studied at the University of Exeter in England.

 





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