Class of 2014
Pat Dodson Allison (’61). Graduate, Indiana University (Speech & Theater); Graduate, University of Louisville (Theater Arts). Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools 43 years. Playwright; 9 produced plays including Firebrands and the musical, Pinocchio. Director for 25 plays at the Youth Performing Arts School, Thomas Jefferson and Iroquois high schools, and First Unitarian Church. Actress; 16 plays in Louisville, Long Island, NY, and Blowing Rock, NC. Pop-singer for WHAS-TV’s Hi-Varieties for 5 years; 1957 Crusade for Children Talent Contest Queen; 1960 – 1st Place, Coca-Cola Teen Talentsville USA. 1996 – Excel Award, WHAS-TV for Outstanding Teaching. 2004 – Pleiades Star Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts. Founder of YPAS’ New Works & Young Writers Workshops. As a Viking, she was Asst. Editor of Viking Yearbook, member of the Honor Society, 4 Speech Festivals, and member of Discussion Club, Senior year drama and music awards.
Jimmie Brooks (’68). Graduate, Eastern Kentucky University (Art, Communications); First Team Football, Ohio Valley Conference (3 years); Graduated as EKU’s all-time leading rusher; currently ranks 4th all-time. Played professionally for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Inducted in 2006 to the EKU Athletics Hall of Fame. Served for 10 years in the United States Air Force Reserve. Retired, Louisville Water Company (29 years). Served with the Gold Service Tennis Clinic (Columbus, Ohio), Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentucky and Ohio, Inspirational Speaker for community groups, and Director of the West End Tennis Program. As a Viking, he was one of Valley High School’s football team leading rushers and scorers and made First Team, All-State Football 1967.
Dr. Bryan D. Carter (’66). Graduate, Western Kentucky University (B.A. and M.A. Clinical Psychology); M.S.W. Washington University (Clinical Social Work); PhD, University of Virginia (Clinical Child Psychology); Pre-Doctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center (Captain, Biomedical Service Corps, USAF); Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. Tenured Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Pediatrics University of Louisville School of Medicine and Bingham Clinic; Director of the Pediatric Consolation and Liaison Service to Kosair Hospital Director of post-doctoral fellowship training in Pediatric Psychology and Chief Psychologist for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology. Consultant, National Institute of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Children. Associate Editor, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. Psychologist of the Year (2000); Career Award for Excellence in Mental Health (2013), Carolyn S. Schroeder Award for Outstanding Clinical Practice (2014)
Dr. Wallace E. (Em) Fluhr (’49). Graduate, University of Kentucky (Civil Engineering); Graduate, University of Illinois, (Structural Engineering); PhD, University of Illinois (Structural Dynamics). Retired Brig. General USAF (27 years); Director of design criteria for Titan II and Minuteman missile silos and control centers nuclear survivability; Appointed by the President of the United States as Professor to the faculty if the Air Force Academy and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering; Awarded the Legion of Merit three times for outstanding contributions to the defense of the United States. Corporate executive for 31 years: Director of international education projects in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan; Board Chairman, CEO, and President of Home Buyers Warranty Corp. (largest structural warranty company in the United States. Registered professional engineer in Kentucky, Colorado, and Arizona; Awarded rank of Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers; Kentucky Highway Department Engineering Scholarship after graduating Valley. As a Viking, he was the only boy in the Top 10 of Valley’s Class of 1949 and 3rd out of 126 graduates; he was also a State Champion Cross-Country team member.
Harry Greschel (VHS Staff) (1926-2012). Graduate, Western Kentucky University; Graduate, Webster University. Naval Underwater Demolitions Team, WWII (Forerunners of Navy Seals). Teacher, Track, and Cross-Country Coach for 13 years, Valley High School; Valley High School track and cross-country teams won 10 regional titles under Coach Greschel’s tenure. Kentucky Track and Field Hall of Fame, 1996. Teacher, Coach, and Athletic Director at Christian Academy of Louisville for 10 years; each year, the school holds the Harry Greschel Invitational Track Meet.
Dr. Karl F. Hussung (’49). BS Degrees Mathematics and Science, Murray State University (Cum Laude); Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Murray State University. PhD in Chemistry, University of Louisville; Professor in Chemistry Dept. for 39 years at Murray State University. Faculty Athletics Rep in the OVC and NCAA for 29 years. Chairman, Murray State Athletic Scholarship Committee for 17 years and Chairman of Murray State’s Steering Committee SACS Self-Study 1982-1984. Author/co-author of 8 publications in scientific journals in chemistry. Kentucky Academy of Science board of directors (VP ‘69) (Pres. ’71). Outstanding Educators in America (‘71 and ‘75). 8th Murray State Distinguished Professor (MSU Alumni Association ‘71). First recipient of MSU Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching, College of Science ’85. First inductee to MSU Athletic Hall of Distinction 2000. Former student endowed in 2008 Karl F. Hussung MSU Outstanding Professor in Chemistry Award. As a Viking, he made honorable mention All-State (1949) and All-Regional Basketball Tournament (1948) teams.
Dr. Leroy Knodel (’72) (1954-2015). Graduate, University of Kentucky; PhD, University of Kentucky (Pharmacy). Clinical Pharmacy Residency, A.B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY. University of Texas College of Pharmacy: Clinical Professor; Assistant Head-Pharmacotherapy Division; Regional Director-San Antonio Internship Program; and Lonnie V. Hollingsworth Senior Centennial Fellow in Pharmacy. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio: Associate Professor; Director, Drug Information Service 31 years; Administrative Director, Office of Evidence-Based and Inter-professional Practice. 12 International presentations and approximately 300 National and Regional presentations. Author/Co-author of over 50 professional articles and 9 textbook chapters. Editor/Co-editor of 3 textbooks. Community Clinic Inc.: served on Board of Directors (President & Vice President) and Volunteer Pharmacist in-charge for 8 years. Texas Health and Human Services Drug Use Review Board for over 22 years. Consultant to Mexican Health Ministry and National University of Mexico, University of Panama, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, and University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. As a Viking, he was Senior Class Vice-President 1972 and Junior Class President 1971.
Jerry May (’70). Graduate, University of Louisville, Health and Physical Education/Recreation; M.A. Teaching. Trainer for University of Louisville for 29 years. Trainer for 2 NCAA Basketball Championships, 1980 and 1986. Trainer for United States Olympic Trials in Basketball. President, Kentucky Athletic Trainers Association 1978-1982 and 1997. Chairman, Kentucky Council on Athletic Training – 36 years. 1999 College Athletic Trainer of the Year. Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame 2006. Metro Area Athletic Directors High School Hall of Fame 2009. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 2011. As a Viking, Jerry was recognized as the 1st Student Athletic Trainer in Kentucky 1970.
Marc Repp (’69). Graduate, Western Kentucky University, English and Communications (Acoustics). Member of MENSA International, the high IQ Society. Adjunct faculty member for advanced level Communications classes, Western Kentucky University. 7-time Emmy nominee and winner for Outstanding Audio Mixing for a television series or special (“Chet Atkins, Certified Guitar Player”). 4-time Grammy nominee. Cable TV Ace Award Winner. 2-time Tech Award winner as Outstanding Remote Broadcast Engineer – Recording for the Paul McCartney Concert for America 2001. 1992 Recipient of the Civilian Gulf War Service Medal from President George W. Bush honoring Marc’s service with entertainer Bob Hope and the USO. Recognized by the broadcasting and entertainment industry and his peers for pioneering and developing Digital Multi-Channel Audio for broadcasting television. 40+ year career in sound engineering and recording with thousands of producers, celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes, European royalty, and 6 United States Presidents. As a Viking, he won the National High School Poetry Award and was a Published Poet at age 17.
Shandelier Boyd Smith (’92). Graduate, The Ohio State University (Human Ecology); M.A. from Liberty University (Health & Wellness Counseling). 7-time Big 10 Champion at Ohio State University (Track). 4-time All-American at Ohio State University (Track). Ohio State University All-Century Team; 1996 Olympic Trials. Top 10 United States All-Time Ranking 100 Meter Hurdles 1997. World Women’s All-Time Best 100 Meter Hurdles List 1997. Professional Track Hurdler. The Ohio State University Hall of Fame 2010. Mason-Dixon Hall of Fame 2011. Honorary Official Kentucky Track & Cross-Country Coaches Hall of Fame 2013. As a Viking, she was an 11-time Kentucky Track Champion; Kentucky State Champion, Long Jump, all 4 years at Valley High School; Led Valley High School Track & Field Team to 1st Girl’s State Track Championship; 2-time Kentucky Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year, 1991 & 1992; 1st Valley High School Girls’ Basketball Player to score over 1,000 points; Kentucky Girls’ Sports Association All-Star; Kentucky Associated Press Athlete of the Year 1992; Kentucky Outstanding Female Athlete in Track & Field 1992.