Parkway Local Schools Academic Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients for 2011

Mrs. Monica (Vian) Fullenkamp, 1999 graduate

Education: 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.

Current Employment: James Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH, since 2002. Staff Radiation Therapist & lead CT Simulation Therapist.

Achievements: 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

Education: 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.

Current 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.

During 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

Education: 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.

Achievements: 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

Education: 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.

Currently: 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.

Achievements: 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.

Ranks from 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.