Bay Alumni Foundation inducts 6 into Hall of Fame
The Bay High School Alumni Foundation is proud to announce the names of the Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Educators who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during Homecoming weekend Sept. 20-21.
The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Award was established in 1987 to honor those alumni who have realized great achievements and served their communities well in their years after graduating from the Bay Village public schools.
The Distinguished Educator Hall of Fame Award was established in 1991 to honor educators who were employed in the Bay district for a minimum of 10 years and have been recognized by the community, staff, students and/or parents as being a positive role model and whose extraordinary efforts made an impact on students and staff.
Bill Egan, Class of 1964, was a resident of Bay Village for most of his life. Bill was a respected Bay police officer for nearly 20 years. He was the Safety Town officer, community relations officer, taught safety education programs in the Bay schools, and was the AAA Safety Specialist through a federal grant. Many remember Bill as an educational aide at Bay High School, where he also coached soccer and tennis.
Jim Hodge, Class of 1970, is proud and grateful that he grew up in Bay Village and for the superb education he received in Bay schools. He was president of his class as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was a seven-letter athlete where his leadership skills became evident. He is a nationally recognized expert in philanthropy and has given hundreds of keynote addresses, seminars, and workshops as well as a TEDx talk titled, “Shift Happens.”
Karen Kresge, Class of 1966, grew up in Bay Village, was a cheerleader and homecoming queen, and also a talented figure skater. She had a successful skating career as a solo performer; she has directed, produced and choreographed ice shows and is a well-respected judge and authority in her sport.
Norm Mulder, Class of 1967, was not a great student during his years in the Bay schools, but he was always an advocate for the underdog. While in the Army, he spent time in Vietnam. After coming home he launched and eventually sold Mulder Moving, and went to work for a financial planning firm. In 2014, Norm started TOPUCU, the acronym of his creed “The Only Person You Cheat Is You,” whose mission is to provide a transformational structure targeted toward schools, at-risk teens and incarcerated individuals.
Doug Borchert, Bay Middle School social studies teacher, was the kind of teacher that students remember for their entire lives. He taught more than social studies, he taught his students to strive for excellence and to lead by example. He coached BMS football for 15 years, freshman baseball for 13 years.
Judi Coolidge, Bay High School English teacher and yearbook advisor for 30 years, dedicated her life to helping students be their best. As a teacher, her students were encouraged to find their unique talents. Her work as a yearbook advisor has earned her hundreds of state, regional and national awards. She is still leading yearbook workshops around the country to share her expertise.
Judy Kelly Krueger
Judy Kelly Krueger, President of the Bay Alumni Foundation, Class of ‘66