Hall of Achievement

Hall of Achievement and Distinguished Service Award
were founded by the Ralph Whiteman family
and dedicated to his mother
G. Lucille Whiteman, a country school teacher

The Hall of Achievement in the Monmouth and Roseville public schools honors former students who have distinguished themselves as adults, as well as the Monmouth-Roseville staff members who motivated and inspired them. The Hall of Achievement was initiated in the Monmouth School District by the Monmouth school District Educational Foundation in 1993. It now continues under the guidance of the Monmouth-Roseville Education Foundation. 

2019 Program and Recipients
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 Hall of Achievement Inductee
 Mike Cavenaugh is a 1981 graduate of Monmouth High School and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan area. he received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 1985 and has done some graduate work at the University of Chicago Business School. After graduation, Mr. Cavanaugh worked as a consultant at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire, IL, and also taught English for a year at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xian, China before joining the State Department in 1994.
 Hall of Achievement Inductee  Jeff Long is a 1993 graduate of Monmouth High School. After high school he attended the University of Iowa before transferring to Knox College where he received a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business administration in 1987. After working briefly at National Car Rental in Edina, Minnesota, he began a career with the United States Post Office. He spent 3 years as a mail carrier before being appointed as a Postal Inspector. Mr. Long served in that position until his retirement in 2018. As a Postal Inspector he served the Minneapolis area working criminal investigations of mail fraud, narcotics, mail theft, identity theft, credit card fraud, robberies and other criminal investigation. He volunteered to work with the Federal Aviation Administration after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2002 and spend time as a Federal Air Marshal. The last two years of his career, Mr. Long was assigned to the FBI and worked on the Joint Terrorism Task Force investigating domestic terrorism.
  Hall of Achievement Inductee  Kari Vanderzyl,is a 1988 graduate of Monmouth High School and received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan College in 1992. She went on to obtain her law degree magna cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1995 where she served on the Editorial Board of the NIU Law Review and the Moot Court Society. Her initial employment was as a shareholder in the firm of Williams and McCarthy P.C. of Rockford, Illinois, In 2004 she was hired as a staff attorney for Portillo's Hot Dogs, LLC, of Oak Brook, Illinois, Ms. Vanderzyl has served Portillo's as Associate General Counsel since 2012.
  Distinguished Service Award Inductee  Kathy Lowe Arthur graduated from Milliken University and began her teaching career in the Tri-City District before receiving her Master Degree at the University of Illinois. She taught junior high art at Central Junior High School for more than 30 years. Ms. Arthur encouraged many of her students to submit works to the Town and Country Art show, escorted classes to the Buchanan Centre for the Arts, and served as the director of "Art Central: during the years of the Central Junior High Academic Olympics. She has been a volunteer at the hospital in Monmouth, Jamieson Center, the Buchanan Center, and has played a significant role at warren Achievement Center as a Residential Specialist and Activities Specialist. 
 Dr. John K. Critser Professional Development Award for Teachers Andrea Caloway, Harding
Kathy Flatt, Central
Marlenna Smysor, Lincoln
Taylor Woods, Harding

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