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
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
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
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.