||NPPS Distinguished Alumni
The North Platte Public School Foundation, in conjunction with the North Platte High School, is very excited to announce the winners of the 2012 NPHS Distinguished Alumni Award! A committee of Foundation Directors, NPHS Administrators and NPHS Alumni and community members begin the selection process in November, although the committee takes nominations year round. These outstanding alumni of NPHS will be honored in North Platte on Friday, March 30th,
2012 both at NPHS in the morning and at the Holiday Inn Express in the evening
as part of the Foundation's Education After Hours event!
Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form Printable
The 2012 NPHS Distinguished Alumni are:
Dr. Edward Raines
|(Class of 1966), Outstanding
Accomplishments in Education:
Paulette Stefka nominated Marge Beatty. Marge lives in Sutherland and is the Administrator of Educational Service Unit #16. For 22 years, Marge has served on teh Sutherland Board of Education, holding the office of President for 10 years. She has held state offices on NE Council of School Administrators and the NE School Boards Association. She is the current president of the NE Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and past president of the Sutherland Mrs. Jaycees, the Ogallala Big Mac Kiwanis Club, the NE Aid Association for Lutherans, Branch 9213 and the NE Association of Special Education Supervisors. Marge has received numerous state and national awards and she exemplifies outstanding leadership in the field of education.
Marge Beatty's full bio.
| (Class of 1965),
Outstanding Accomplishments & Recognition for his service to NP and the state of NE:
JoAnne and Wes Grady nominated Tom Hansen. According to Grady's, Tom is devoted to his family and to serving his community, his state, and the land on which we live. He has given his time, effort and resources to help our area and to keep us aware of how valuable our people and land are. Tom is highly regarded and respected as a State Senator by his fellow Senators and his constituents.
Senator Tom Hanson's full bio.
|(Class of 1971), Outstanding Accomplishments in Medicine:
Dan McGuire and Bob & Irene Miller nominated Dr. Edward Raines. Ed is the son of North Platte surgeon Max Raines. By age 18, Ed received all of his pilot ratings and helped pay is way through college at UNL by running an air charter business, flying Big 8 football officials to game sites. Raines graduated from UNL and entered law school. He passed the bar exam and began working at a Lincoln Law firm on medical malpractice suits. According to Raines, "law was intellectually challenging but it was not really hands on, and I have always been a hands on person." Ed enrolled in medical school, becoming a leading heart surgeon. Still a commercially rated pilot, Raines is also an elected member of the Lincoln Airport Authority board. He is a non-practicing attorney, a member of the NE bar. Ed is currently the Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at BryanLGH East Medical Center, actively practicing as a cardio, thoracic, and transplant surgeon. After performing heart surgery on a Lincoln sprint car driver, Dr. Raines embarked on his latest hobby, becoming a rookie modified driver art Eagle raceway in Lincoln.
Dr. Edward Raines' full bio.
A committee of Foundation Directors, NPHS Administrators and NPHS Alumni and community members begin the selection process
each November for three Distinguished Alumni. To make your nomination click on
one of the form choices below.
Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form
Past NPHS Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
Dr. Kim Baxter (1972): Optometrist
Dr. Janice Olson (1976): Pediatric Hematologist & Oncologist
David C Redding (1971): NFL Football Coach
Charles Ferguson (1952): Banker, Business
Dr. Donald Gorder (1968): Music Educator, Attorney, Musician
Val Skinner (1978): Professional Athlete, Humanitarian Efforts
Dr. Elaine Gentry Mardis (1980): Scientific Research
William E. Splinter (1943): Agricultural Engineer
Rod Wenz (1953): Business, Community Service
Linda Kirtpatrick Ballou (1960): Business, Performer
Rae Wilson Sleight (1933): First Chairperson of NP Canteen
Robert Thomas (1963): Business leader
Robert A. Phares (1958): Community Leader
Maj. Gen. Butler B. Miltonberger (1916): Army Commander
Rhonda Seacrest (1962): Community Leader
Ted Long (1950): Artist/Sculptor
Dr. Edward C. Elliott (1890): Educator
Don C. Craig (1932): Soldier & Civic Leader
Guy Richard Dunn Jr. (1948): Architect
James D. Whitaker (1955): Businessman, Community Leader
Daniel E. Craig (1932): Army Infantry Commander WWII
Carol Haerer (1950): Artist
Robin D. Lynch (1979): Army Officer & Aviator
Daryl A. Mundis (1982): International Attorney
Dr. Harold L. Noe (1949): Minister
Ben G. Elliott (1906): Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Dept at University of Wisconsin
York A. Hinman Jr. (1921): Service Leader, Businessman
Robert B. Crosby (1927): Former NE Governor
Donald D. Rosenburg (1952): Professional disc jockey
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