Parkway Local Schools Academic Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients for 2011
Mrs. Monica (Vian) Fullenkamp, 1999 graduate
Lima Technical College, Associate of Applied Science in Medical Imaging
Technology in 2001; Radiation Therapy Technology certificate in 2002;
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Professions in 2005; Master of
Science in Allied Medicine Mgt. in 2009.
Employment: James Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, The Ohio
State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH, since 2002. Staff
Radiation Therapist & lead CT Simulation Therapist.
2010 Clinical Instructor of the Year selection by students at OSU,
Captain of Quiz Bowl Team which earned 2nd place at Chicago Area
Radiation Therapy Conference, Received Academic Achievement Award for
Medical Imaging Technology Class of 2001 from Lima Tech.
Mrs. Vendetta (Young) Gutshall, 1969 graduate
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with Social Studies Major,
Psychology Minor in 1973 from Huntington University (Cum Laude); Masters
in Special Education from St. Francis College in 1975; Administrative
Certification from Ball State in 1993.
Employment: Director of Special Services at Huntington-Whitely Special
Services for 18 years & an Adjunct Professor at Huntington
University & IPFW.
Achievements: IN Source
Administrator of the Year in 2001, Huntington Co. Community School
Corporation President’s Award in 1992 while Asst. Principal.
her 38 years in the field of education, Vendetta implemented a Student
Assistance Program for students experiencing challenges with alcohol
& other drugs as well as an in-school suspension program to keep
students in school while serving disciplinary consequences. Her
Community Service includes membership on Citizens for a Drug Free
Community board, Youth Services Bureau, Easter Seals, Mental Health,
United Way, First Steps, and her church. Professionally she has an
officer for the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education
& has been asked to serve on many Indiana Board of Education task
forces. She has also mentored many interns working on their Director of
Special Education licenses.
Mr. Tom Lyons, 1991 graduate
Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Lima Tech; Bachelor’s Degree in
Nursing from BGSU; Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia from Oakland
University in Rochester Hills, MI.
Current Employment: Self-employed – Lyon’s Anesthesia contracting with Van Wert County Hospital since 2004.
Nominated as one of top two students in MSN class for performance and
academics. He has taught nursing students at the LPN level. He is
currently a member of the Parkway Local School Board & serves on the
Governance Board for his church.
Colonel Joseph V. Schmidt, 1981 graduate
1985 Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from the US Air Force Academy
in CO. 1989 Squadron Officer School in AL; 1991 Outstanding Graduate,
US Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in NV; 1998
Air Command & Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in AL; 2000
Master’s Degree in Aerospace Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical
University, FL; 2002 Air War College in AL; 2009 Joint & Combined
Warfighting School from Joint Forces Staff College in VA.
Active duty Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Job title is Director, Joint
Interoperability Division, U.S. Joint Forces Command. Job Description:
Responsible for planning, programming & conduct of the Joint
Tactical Operations Interoperability Training Program for the U.S. DOD.
Provides graduate level training for 2,200 students annually from the
U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, & Marine Corps & various U.S. allied
countries throughout the world. Maintains a deployable cell of
data-link experts to support worldwide combat operations.
Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air
Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force
Outstanding Unit with Valor, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense
Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal.
2nd Lieutenant in 1985 to 1st Lieutenant in 1987 to Captain in 1989 to
Major in 1997 to Lieutenant Colonel in 2001 to Colonel in 2007.