The Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame will induct eight individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health, law and justice, government, arts and culture, and athletics, a news release said.
The 2019 inductees are:
• Nathan Clements, ‘98, a cornerback who played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. Clements also volunteers with various charities;
• Kristen VanValkenburg DeStiger, ‘80, the chair of radiology department at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine and founder of Imaging World, which provides ultrasound equipment to rural hospitals in Africa;
• Barbara Fisher, ‘72, executive vice president of Scripted Entertainment for Reel One Entertainment. She has worked on productions for Hallmark Channel, Lifetime and National Geographic;
• Lorna Hartling, ‘83, a violinist who was the first African-American musician to join the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin;
• Eugenie “Genie” Kleinerman, ‘67, professor of pediatrics at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who pioneered the use of a unique immunotherapy treatment for children with bone cancer;
• James Levin, ‘71, founding director of Cleveland Public Theatre, Gordon Square Arts District and IngenuityFest, and a practicing attorney who launched Famicos Cares: Legal Works;
• Joshua Levy, ‘90, co-founder of Cunningham Levy Muse LLP, a law firm in Washington, D.C. He also assisted the Government of Rwanda in investigating the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and represented Fusion GPS in congressional investigations related to Russian interference in the 2016 election;
• Thomas Modly, ‘79, serves as Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy, the second ranked official in the department, and has implemented major reforms to naval education and a management.
The inductees will be introduced at a special event Oct. 11, where they will share with current students how their Shaker experience impacted their success.
At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, the class will be honored at a dinner and induction ceremony at Shaker Heights Country Club, 3300 Courtland Blvd. in Shaker Heights.
Admission to the dinner and ceremony is $65 at shakerschoolsfoundation.org/alumni.