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 HULSCHER, Hilliard H. (1919 grad) participated in athletics; 1923 Western State Normal (WMU) grad participat- ed in athletics; employed as accountant & tax consultant; BC Enq. recognized him with
“George Award” as founder of Gil Hanke School for BC retarded/handicapped youth in early 50s in 1962 – at time where there is no spec. educ. ser- vices available to/for anyone; member of Shriners Clubs committee, he was honored for many years of service with Saladin Temple Band Concert in 1970; one of the founder’s BC Letterman Alumni Club in 1973; honored as “Man-of-Year” by BCCHS Lettermen’s Club in 1974; was recog- nized by Exchange Club of BC’s Book of Golden Deeds Award – first time club had made award posthumously; volunteered with many community organizations; died in 1977 – buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.
KEMP, Alysia K. (Robertson), MD (2004 grad) participated in sym- phonic band, cheerleading, volleyball, swimming & at- tended BC Area Math/Science Center; attended Kalamazoo
College & medical school at Morehouse School
of Medicine; completed her residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Orthopedic Surgery & subspecialized in oncology at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX; assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Wayne State Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, MI; works to diversify the field of orthopedics by serving as a board member for the American Academy of Orthopedics J . Robert Glad- den Orthopedic Society and the Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions; authored the curriculum for interactive sessions in the area of general surgery, OB/GYN, radiology, internal medicine, and violence prevention.
OLIN, Gloria
(Skidmore) (1948 grad) grad U of M in 1952; volunteer service in Ashland, Ohio as Samaritan Hospital trustee & Public Library board president; Gloria and husband Tom
returned to Battle Creek in 1983; named Archway Cookies board of directors co-chairman in 1997- 98; served on BCC Foundation Health Committee; Jr. Achievement of SW MI board member & honored w/Gold Leadership Award at JA National Business Hall of Fame for contributions to Free Enterprise Soc. (of 11 recipients she is the only woman) and Ordway-Olin Endowment Challenge
in 2004; established several scholarship funds in Michigan and Ohio as well as funding a Habitat For Humanity Home in Battle Creek.
PATTON JR., Daniel J.
(1946 grad) military service w/18 mo in US Army & discharged in 1946 serving
in Pacific; graduate of NVMU
& Worsham Mort. College; elected president of BC Branch
of NAACP in 1956; named to BC human relations committee in 1961; first black member of MI Select. Serv. board #217 in 1966 & chair in 1967; dir. of Community Schools Programs at Lincoln Sch. & appointed by BCPS board of education as admin. asst. working w/federal programs/adult ed- ucation for six federally-funded programs involving more than half of the city schools & about 2,000 children in 1966; member of Congress of Racial Equality/ Human Relations committee & partic- ipated in White House Conf. on youth problems
in 1966; named city’s first black school principal at Lincoln in 1967; bronze plaque unveiled at addition to Lincoln School as “Daniel J. Patton Jr. Community Center” in 1970; died in 1968.
SAMUELS, Kiela M. (Marshall) PharmD (1978 grad) grad 1980 KCC and 1987 U of M College of Pharmacy; currently, she
is a clinical pharmacist for Michigan Medicine in Ann
Arbor, MI. Adj. clinical asst. professor and Health Science faculty at Washtenaw Community College; has a passion for community-based education, demonstrated by numerous lectures on medication management, published research, and several teaching awards including the National Master Preceptor Recognition Award by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; previously owned a community pharmacy in Ypsilanti, MI and is the founder of “Shine Your Light,” a motivational online business helping entrepreneurs build their own businesses through e-commerce and social media branding.
SHERROD, Donald D. (1944 grad) participated in football, basketball and baseball; US Navy in 1944- 46; Wayne State University (football/basketball teams), MSU (football team), WMU
BS/BA in 1952; BCPS and City of BC youth program coordinator in 1952-54; Hamblin Center program director in 1954; Job Corps supervisor in 1967-73; First American National Bank loan officer & assist. manager (PNC Bank) in 1973-92; BC City Commission in 1970-79; BC vice mayor in 1970-76; first black BC mayor in 1980-82; inducted MI Amateur Baseball Assoc. Hall of Fame in 1996; City of BC proclaimed “Donald Sherrod Day” to honor the first black mayor with unveiling of a bronze plaque located near Willard Library and Clara’s Restaurant in 1997; died June 2000 and interred in the US National Cemetery at Fort Custer.
TODD, Terris E.
(1991 Pennfield HS grad) WMU grad 1993; staff at BCCHS 2005-10; BC Fire Dept. Civil Service Commission 2001-04; served five terms as Calhoun County Commission
2005-14; BCCF Board of Trustees 2006-current; Adjunct Instructor KCC 2010-current; Pres. BC Senior Branch NAAC 2012-14; Board of: Frederick Douglass Foundation of MI, SW MI Urban League, Brass Band of BC, Pennfield Schools Ed. Founda- tion, Norfolk State Univ. Foundation, MICEF, Cal- houn Community HS, Childcare Resources; Dir. Of District Relations-MI State House of Representa- tives; Founder of My Brother’s Keeper Inc., Future Leaders Award and MSU Green Pasture Campus Ministry; Director of Education and Children Services for CAASCM; Citizenship Project, Heritage Foundation Washington D.C. 2015-current.
(Winnie) (1975 grad)
1992 BA, Psych./Soc., Nazareth College; 2009 MA, Counseling, Spring Arbor Univ.; Substance Abuse/Youth/ Program Coord. Washington
Heights Community Ministries 1992-94; Family Support Specialist/lnterventionist, GSRP/MSRP, BCPS in 1994-2013; Recreation/Youth Coord. C.I.R, Site Coord./Teacher, 21st Century After School Prog. BCPS in 2002-07; Substance Abuse/ Christian Counselor, Kalamazoo Gospel Mission in 2009-13; Mental Health Clinician, Summit Pointe, BC, specializing in trauma/based behaviors/mood disorders in 2013-current; served as a community programmer for many boards in BC developing programs focusing on families/children at risk; pursuing licensure in ministry with the AME Church focus ing on connecting the faith-based community with mental health issues in 2019.
WHITE, Constance J. (Coleman) (1944 grad) participated student council, National Honor Soc. and president of GAA board; attended Wayne State in 1947 and graduated from Commu-
nity Hosp. Sch. of Nursing – did post graduate work at UCLA & Johns Hopkins University; worked 22 years at Community Hosp. finishing as dir. of nursing; spent 12 years on the BCPS board of education serving two terms as president (first female board president since turn of century), president First Congregational Church Council, president of League of Women Voters, trustee
at Oak Hill Cemetery, volunteer nurse during BC International Balloon Championship, National Nurs- ing Instructor for American Red Cross, and many other community activities; volunteered during retirement as a worldwide disaster relief nurse for the Red Cross.
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