Hall of Fame 2010

Hall of Fame 2010

John G. McAnlis, M.D.,Class of 1951

McAnlis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Wooster in 1955 and graduated in 1959 from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He then earned a Master of Science in Surgery from Marquette University in 1964. He did his internship and his residency in general surgery at Milwaukee County Hospital.

McAnlis had a private general surgery practice at Barberton Citizens’ Hospital from 1964-1996 where he served as Chief of Medical Staff 1992-1993. He, along with Dr. Casino, were among the very first to do laparoscopic gallbladder surgery in Northeast Ohio. McAnlis also practiced at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital and served there as Chief of Medical Staff, on the Board of Trustees and was a member of the Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Foundation. He also served as an American Board of Surgery Diplomat and American College of Surgeons Fellow.

McAnlis was a Captain, mos Board Surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps 1966-1968. He served at the Third Field Hospital in Saigon and the Valley Forge Army Hospital.

McAnlis married a 1952 Barberton High School graduate, Joan Leasure, in 1956. Together they raised four children; Robert, Karen, James and Joanne. They also have six grandchildren.

Kevin D. McQuaide, Class of 1975

McQuaide earned his EMBA at Baldwin-Wallace College in 1990 and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Akron in 1985.

McQuaide was the CEO of Clay’s Park Resort where he was responsible for bringing many new events including various music festivals. He was the former Chief Business Development Officer of Barberton Citizen’s Hospital where he played a key role in the establishment of the Barberton Community Foundation. McQuaide was the youngest person ever to receive the Business Leader of the Year Award, which was presented to him in 1998 by the South Summit County Chamber of Commerce. He served many organizations including the American Heart Association, Volunteer Center of Akron, Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation, Barberton Area Red Cross, AAA Barberton Auto Club, American College of Healthcare Executives and past president of the South Summit County Chamber of Commerce and the Magic City Kiwanis Club.

McQuaide passed away September 14, 2009. Kevin was very proud of his family; wife Peggy; his children, Scotty, Cory (who preceded him in death), and Megan; stepchildren, Clay, King and Lucy and three grandchildren.

Jerry Richardson, Class of 1964

In 1973 Richardson graduated from the Columbus Technical Institute in Aviation Technology. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1993. Also at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in 1996 Richardson earned a Master degree in Aeronautical Science.

Richardson has served in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Without a doubt, Richardson’s most notable accomplishment was his development of the first observation aircraft for the Open Skies Treaty. He had overall responsibility for the requirements, definition, design, manufacture, modification and flight testing of the first Air Force OC-135 observation aircraft to support the Treaty. He managed the Open Skies tests which included developing the test plans and coordinating all modeling and flight tests. Richardson has been recognized at many levels for this major development. His career allowed him to be in on the delivery of the first F-16 aircraft to the Polish Air Force as well as to be a part of the first crew to serve on the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. Richardson currently serves the U.S. Air Force as a Deputy Program Manager, EGI Program where he continues to develop and implement new policies and procedures.

Richardson and his wife Suzanne live in Miamisburg, Ohio. They raised two children, Brian and Christie, and have one grandchild.

David R. Stephens, BSN, RN, CNA, MHA, Class of 1970

Stephens graduated in 1979 from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. He then continued on to earn a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. Stephens also graduated from Leadership Stark County and completed additional classes at Case Western Reserve University.

Stephens started at Summa Barberton Hospital in 1979 and progressed from staff nurse, to critical care instructor, to nursing supervisor to Nurse Manager of the Coronary Care Unit. He has also been a physicians practice administrator and the Administrator for the Department of Medicine at MetroHealth Center in Cleveland before returning to Barberton to head up efforts to enhance their diagnostic and cardiac services.

Stephens is also very active in the community including serving as an officer for the Rotary Club as well as serving on the boards of the Green YMCA and the Barberton Community Health Clinic. Stephens is also very active in his church. Stephens is praised and respected by his colleagues for his high values and morals. He feels he has lived the American Dream and has learned to put God first in his life. He is blessed with a great family that includes his wife, Deborah and sons, David and Douglas. 

Bette Jones Matkowski, Class of 1965

Matkowski attended Mount Union College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1969. She then earned a Master of Arts degree in English in 1974 from The Ohio State University. She earned professional licensure as Superintendent of Schools from the State of Vermont in 1995.

Matkowski taught English in Ohio for ten years. In 1979 she became the Coordinator of Instruction and Advertisement for the Community College of Vermont and then worked her way up to the position of Dean of Enrollment and Advancement. In 2000 Matkowski accepted the presidency of Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado. She was instrumental in the restructuring of the college Foundation which resulted in a dramatic increase in enrollment. Johnson & Wales University invited Matkowski to become the president of the Denver Campus in 2004 where she remains today. She is celebrating serving 41 years as an educator this year (1969-2010).

Matkowski has earned many awards along the way including Colorado Educator of the Year and having March 20, 2009 named “Bette Matkowski Day” by Governor Bill Ritter. Matkowski is also very active in her community by serving on a number of Boards including; Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, Metro Denver Leadership Foundation, Women’s Forum of Colorado, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Campus Compact for Colorado, Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and many more.

She and her husband Joe live in Denver. Their daughter, Anne, also lives in Denver.

Frank J. Trenta, Class of 1939

Trenta received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1948 from Kent State University. He continued with Kent State University to earn his Masters degree in Education in 1950.

Trenta was in the Air Force from 1943-1946 where he served as Corporal. During WWII, he taught the then emerging and cutting edge radar technology at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois.

Trenta taught Chemistry at Twinsburg City Schools from 1949-1952. In 1953, when an opening became available, he moved to the Barberton City Schools. When he retired from Barberton in 1980, besides teaching Chemistry, he had also functioned as the Head of the Science Department. Trenta inspired and motivated many of his students over the years with his enthusiasm and love of Science and Chemistry. He was very active in church groups and was involved with various Slovene organizations.

Trenta passed away April 10, 2008. His wife of 55 years, Ann, preceded him in death. They had one daughter Mary Terese (Stephen) Stone. 


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