Radnor High School Hall of Fame: Class of 2015

  • Congratulations to the sixth class of inductees to the RHS Hall of Fame!

     
    JBilhuber

    Jeffrey Bilhuber ('75)

     

    Interior Designer

    Jeffrey Bilhuber is considered one of the top designers in the United States and is a leading authority on residential and hospitality design. He is the author of three books and numerous other articles for prestigious publications such as "Architectural Digest." Bilhuber’s client list has included David Bowie, Mariska Hargitay, Peter Jennings and Anna Wintour.
     
     
    KCorrigan

    Kelly Corrigan ('85)

     

    Writer

    Kelly Corrigan is a writer best known for her New York Times best sellers, The Middle Place (2008), Lift (2010) and Glitter and Glue (2014). She is a contributor to publications such as O Magazine and Glamour. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Corrigan has raised millions of dollars for Children’s Hospital Oakland, where her daughter was treated for meningitis.
     
     
    Gibbons

    Mark Gibbons ('73)

     

    Military 

    Petty Officer Mark Gibbons served for twenty years in the United States Coast Guard and earned the highest non-combat medal given by the Coast Guard: the Medal for Extraordinary Heroism. He was a central figure in the heroic rescue of four Air National Guard pilots in the North Atlantic on October 30, 1991. The dramatic rescue was the subject of the book and movie The Perfect Stormby Sebastian Junger.
     
     
    Hamid

    Shadi Hamid ('01)

     

    World Affairs Analyst 

    Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He formerly served as Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center. A leading authority on the Middle East, Hamid is the author of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East. He is also a contributing writer to The Atlantic and was previously director of research at the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar.
     
     
    Hartel

    Austin Hartel ('79)

     

    Dance

    Austin Hartel is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, performer and teacher. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Dance. In 1990, he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to serve as a Cultural Specialist. Under this program, he went on eight international tours representing American arts and culture, performing, lecturing and teaching. Hartel was selected as a 2009 Fulbright Scholar in Choreography and spent six months as the resident choreographer for the National Ballet of Paraguay. 
     
     
    JeffreyKephart

    Jeffrey O. Kephart ('76)

     

    Applied Mathematics

    Jeffrey Kephart is a leading research scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. His cross-disciplinary research has spanned computing systems, machine learning, economics, and biology, resulting in innovations such as an immune system for computers that has had an impact in academia and the business world. Kephart holds dozens of patents and has co-authored nearly 200 papers that have been cited over 16,000 times. In 2013, he was named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his establishment of a new field of computer science called autonomic computing.
     
     
    Menocal

    Maria Rosa Menocal ('71)

     

    Scholar 

    Maria Menocal was a renowned author, scholar and historian of medieval culture and literature. She led Yale’s prestigious Whitney Humanities Center for thirteen years. Menocal’s illustrious academic career culminated in her being named a Sterling Professor, the highest honor that Yale University confers on members of its faculty. 
     
     
    Roesch

    John Roesch ('72)

     

    Foley Artist

    John Roesch is a leader in the film industry for his artistry in the design and implementation of analog and digital Foley. He has been Lead Foley Artist at Warner Bros. since 1992 and has worked on sixteen films that have won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing or Best Sound. Roesch received the Career Achievement Award at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 60th Golden Reel Awards.  
     
     
    Shillingford

    Jenepher Shillingford ('50)

     

    Coach, Teacher, Administrator

    Jen Shillingford has been associated with athletics since 1954. A member of the United States Field Hockey Team (1955-1957), she went on to hold faculty positions at Immaculata College, Bryn Mawr College and Ursinus College, where she was awarded an honorary degree in 1993. Shillingford has held key leadership roles in the United States Field Hockey Association, the NCAA Council and the United States Olympic Committee. She served Radnor Township as chair of the Parks and Recreation Board from 1971 to 1984.  
     
     
    Wurman

    Joshua Wurman ('78)

     

    Meterologist

    Josh Wurman is the president and founder of the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colorado. He has worked as a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and has authored pioneering papers on mapping tornadoes, hurricanes and other high-impact weather. In the 1990s, he invented Doppler on Wheels, the fast-scanning radar trucks featured in Tornado Alley and other documentaries, and Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers.