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Shaker Alumni Hall of Fame Names Eight New Members
Last fall, the Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame inducted eight new members.
Instituted in 1986, the Hall of Fame has inducted more than 280 distinguished alumni
out of more than 36,000 Shaker Heights High School graduates.
The inductees include (top row) Jamil Smith (‘93) Senior Writer at Rolling Stone;
Aaron David Miller (‘67), Vice President for the New Initiatives and a Distinguished
Fellow and Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars; Michael Green (‘80) CEO and founder of the Center for
Environmental Health; Abdul Williams (‘90), a screenwriter and winner of the 2018
NAACP Image Award for outstanding writing; (bottom row) Judy Harris (‘66), Senior
Counsel in the Washington DC law firm Reed Miller; Kathy Roth-Douquet (‘82) founder
and CEO of Blue Star Families; David A. Hansell (‘71), Commissioner of the New York
City Administration for Children’s Services; and Abby Goulder Abelson, M.D. (‘70) Chair
of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic.
Nominations are received from alumni and from the community at large. In order
to be considered for the Hall of Fame, candidates must be graduates of the Shaker school
system and have shown exemplary achievement in all walks of life including business,
medicine, law, education, the fine and performing arts, government, and public service,
More than 100 guests joined the inductees at Shaker Heights Country Club for the
Hall of Fame dinner.
“This was an amazing group of inductees. They all made a point to share their
stories of how special and integral the Shaker Schools were to their accomplishments,”
says Holly Coughlin, executive director of the Shaker Schools Foundation. “They were
also gracious with their time, meeting with groups of our High School students who
were interested in pursuing similar careers. It’s so important for our young people to be
inspired by people who have been where they are now.”
A Night for the Red & White
Prepare to innovate Shaker at A Night for
the Red & White, the District’s annual
gala celebrating the Shaker community
and students. Join parents, faculty,
staff, alumni, and friends on March 2 at
the Hilton Cleveland Downtown for an
evening of dining, dancing, and a silent
auction. Support the Shaker Schools
Foundation’s Innovation Fund focusing
on STEAM initiatives.
Raising over $2.7 million in the
past 26 years, A Night for the Red &
White plays an integral part in providing
educational enrichment opportunities for
all students of Shaker schools.
For tickets, more information,
and corporate sponsorship details, visit
shakerredandwhite.org or call 216-295-4319.