2010 Hall of Fame Inductions
Radnor High School Hall of Fame
Class of 2010
Congratulations to the fourth class of inductees to the RHS Hall of Fame! For 2010, we welcome ten RHS greats who have had a major impact on the community and the country, and athletes, a federal judge, an international banker, an author, an artist, a Theologian, an Egyptologist, a music writer, and TV and movie executives.VideoNancy Carpenter Barnes ('51)
Artist, Athlete, Producer
Nancy Carpenter Barnes excelled as an athlete and artist at Radnor where she played field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. Two of her murals adorned the walls of the old high school auditorium on South Wayne Avenue. An accomplished artist in a variety of media, her works hang in many museums, galleries, and collections. She has served as President of the Friends of the Barnes Foundation as well as a producer for public television, receiving three Emmy nominations, a Telly Award, and the 1987 Philadelphia Woman in Communication Award.Lee Daniels ('78)Filmmaker, Director
By the age of 21, Lee Daniels had founded and was running his own health care agency while simultaneously trying to be a screenwriter. After selling his health care business and giving up screenwriting, he began managing actors. Daniels turned to producing as a natural result of trying to find and create great material for his clients. His leap to directing soon followed. Daniels is an actor, film producer, and director best known for producing Monsters Ball (2001) and directing Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009), which received six Academy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Picture. Monsters Ball was the initial film from his production company for which he became the first sole African-American producer of an Oscar-winning film.
Henry George Fischer ('41)
After Henry G. Fischer graduated from Princeton, he traveled to Lebanon where he taught English at the American University of Beruit. It was there that he developed his interest in the Middle East and Egyptology. He returned to the US, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1958 and became department head in 1964. From 1970 until his retirement in 1992, he held an endowed research chair at the Museum. As curator, he was largely responsible for bringing the Temple of Dendur to the Metropolitan. He is well-known for his accomplishments as a musician, poet, and as the author of books on Egyptian hieroglyphics, art, and culture.
John Galloway ('59)
John T. Galloway, Jr., graduated from Princeton University and went on to earn his masters degree in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1966, where he has served as secretary of its Board of Trustees. Dr. Galloway served as senior pastor of the Wayne Presbyterian Church from 1993 to 2007. During his career, he authored three books with a religious focus, served congregations in York and Pittsburgh, and started City Lights, a mission program with churches and schools in southwest Philadelphia. He is a highly sought-after speaker and the recipient of two honorary doctorates.
Christopher Goutman ('70)
Christopher Goutman is a graduate of Haverford College. He went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Carnegie-Mellon University. Upon arriving in New York, he immediately landed a role in All My Children (written by Agnes Nixon, a Radnor resident). He later became Executive Producer of As the World Turns. An award-winning producer, director, and writer, he has won four Emmy Awards and, in 2010, the Directors Guild of America Award. As an actor, he worked extensively in television, film, and theatre, and was the recipient of a Theatre World Award.
Beth Kephart ('78)
Beth Kephart is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. She is well-known as an author of nonfiction, memoir, poetry, fable, history, and fiction. A National Book Award nominee and teacher, she is the recipient of numerous honors including the Speakeasy Poetry Prize and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. She has received national recognition for her young adult fiction. Today Kephart continues to experiment with multiple genres, to teach young writers, and to lead an award-winning marketing communications firm.
Andy Mark ('68)
Music Writer, Producer
Andy Mark displayed his musical talents during his years at Radnor as a member of the orchestra and the concert, marching, and swing bands. Andy took his talents to Lafayette College. He enjoyed a stellar career in the music industry writing for radio and television advertisers. During his lifetime, he wrote over 5,000 jingles. He founded several companies that produce and distribute jingles as well as background music for commercials that have aired both nationally and internationally. Andy served on the Radnor School Board, and was a board member of both the Mann Music Center for the Performing Arts and the Production Music Association in Los Angeles.
Paul R. Michel ('59)
Paul R. Michel received a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1988. Since his elevation to the position of Chief Judge, he has served as one of 27 judges comprising the Judicial Conference of the United States, the governing body of the judicial branch. During his career, Judge Michel served as an assistant prosecutor in the Watergate trial, Deputy District Attorney for Philadelphia, and a U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General.
Charles Ryan ('85)
Charlie Ryan graduated with honors from Harvard University and went on to a distinguished career in international banking and finance. He played a key role in the development of the privatization program for industry and real estate in Russia. He founded and developed United Financial Group which grew into Russias leading investment bank. From 2003 to 2008, he served as CEO of Deutsche Bank Russia. Mr. Ryan was voted the American Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year for 2003.
Chris Sydnor ('81)
Chris Sydnor excelled in football and track at Radnor High School earning eleven varsity letters, and was selected MVP of the 1981 Pennsylvania Big 33 football game. He holds eight school track records including state championships in the 60, 100, 200, and 300-meter dashes. A three-year defensive starter for Penn State University, he was a member of Penn States first NCAA national championship team (the 1982 Cotton Bowl champions). Chris was drafted into the NFL in the ninth round. He is currently a personal trainer at Main Line Nautilus. Chris has also served as a football and track coach at Radnor High School.