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With the 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees, we now have 117 members.  If you would like to nominate an accomplished alumnus for the Hall of Fame, please submit your written nomination to Gloria Gray c/o Lincoln High School. Please include a detailed description of what the nominee has accomplished since graduating from Lincoln, including career successes, community service, and service to Lincoln High.

Click HERE to download the Hall of Fame Nomination form.

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The 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are all graduates of the ALHS Class of 1964:

Douglas J. Barakat went to Simpson College where he majored in Business, and graduated in 1968. He worked at American Republic Insurance Company for 38 years, retiring as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of ARS, a subsidiary of American Republic.  He currently has his own consulting firm in Colorado.

While at Simpson, Doug was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and served as its president. He was later presented with the fraternity’s Loyalty award in 1994, and was placed on the Wall of Fame in 2018.  Doug lettered in football and was named captain of the team his senior year.  Doug and his wife Mary received the Simpson Alumni Loyalty Award and served as National Alumni Chairpersons in the “Secure the Promise for Simpson” campaign, the most successful fundraising campaign in the college’s history. 

Doug first served on the Simpson Board of Trustees when he was an ex-officio trustee by virtue of his office as President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors 1990-92.  He was then elected an alumni representative to the board 1997-2003, being elected a regular trustee in May 2003.  Fellow trustees elected him treasurer of the board in 2001 and he served in that capacity until 2007.  Doug’s committee work for the board was extensive during his seventeen years as a trustee - business and finance, audit, academic affairs, executive, investment, audit and compliance, and resource management, and chairing audit and compliance for six years.
Doug has become a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Simpson College Board of Trustees.
Doug has been involved with and supported United Way.  He was also active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Des Moines and served on its board of governors for many years.


Clarence “Laddie” Jobe joined the Navy after high school. After his Navy service, he joined the Des Moines Police Department. During his 33-year career with the Des Moines Police Department, he moved up through the ranks, spending much time in working on crimes against persons. Laddie attended and graduated from the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, after which he continued to work on homicide cases, and additionally took on recruiting and training new officers at the Des Moines Regional Police Academy. His ongoing homicide work included solving some of the highest profile cases of his time: the murder of three teen boys who were shot and killed while cleaning a downtown building; the Drake Diner killings; the torture and murder of two elderly women; and the case of a murdered infant found in a garbage can. A 1995 CITYVIEW headline stated that Des Moines homicide cops rank among the nation’s best when it comes to finding solutions. 
Jobe spoke to many community groups about being safe, from crime and drugs, and to parent groups about drugs on the street. His last role at DMPD was a Lieutenant in the Narcotics and Vice Department. He received many accolades from the Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshall, and U.S. Postal Inspectors, for his integrity and leadership, and reflecting a career of protecting and serving his community.

In retirement he serves on several police boards and committees, continuing to serve his community.


Judy Lewis went on to graduate from University of Iowa with a BS in Sociology and with Honors and High Distinction, and where she was Class President. She graduated from Yale with a master’s degree in Sociology. She then began her life’s work in Community Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she is now Emeritus Professor.

Judy has always been passionate about improving health and services to low income and vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world.  She created one of the first models for school health programs in the country, providing health and dental care to children in Hartford, CT one of the country’s poorest cities. The model expanded to the entire public school system serving 24,000 children for a period of 35 years. 

Judy began working in global health in 1984, beginning in Sri Lanka where she spent a sabbatical year learning about women’s reproductive health and access to family planning. Judy has worked in more than 50 countries conducting research, training and evaluation.  She helped develop the Global Health Program at the medical school and directed it for 10 years.    Her longest commitment has been to Haiti where she has worked continuously for 30 years. In Haiti, she has worked to address maternal and child health, pneumonia, post-disaster (earthquake and hurricanes) needs, cholera and breast cancer.

Judy has held many leadership positions at the university, in Hartford, the state of Connecticut, nationally and internationally.


R. Michael Williams, MD graduated from Yale with a BA in Culture and Behavior, from Yale with a master’s degree in Microbiology, from Harvard Medical School with an MD, and from Harvard Graduate School with a PhD in Immunology.

Mike’s career began in his pre-doctoral training as a research associate, assistant and fellow, at the University of Iowa, Yale, and Harvard. Mike’s employment has represented a growing and expanding knowledge of neurology and medical oncology, with over 46 years of diverse experience, in hospital and medical school settings, in private practice and as a consultant. He has developed affiliations with many hospitals and cancer centers, including Doctors Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center, and Oak Valley District Hospital. He also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups. For the past decade, Mike has been the Medical Oncologist for the Northern California Cancer Center, and Director of Northern California Cancer Center and Research Institute.  He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Mike has been principal investigator in many grants for cancer related studies, has served on many boards and review panels, is a member of many professional medical oriented organizations, and has been published numerous times. He has been a professor, a medical director and chief medical director, and a medical oncologist, and has received many honors and awards, from Yale, Harvard, the American Cancer Society, and from other organizations. Over the past several decades, Mike has dedicated his life to help people survive and heal.
We look forward to recognizing the 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees at our Annual Dinner Celebration in May, 2021.

Click HERE to view the 2012 Inductees.
Click HERE to view the 2013 Inductees.
Click HERE to view the 2014 Inductees.
Click HERE to view the 2015 Inductees.
Click HERE to view the 2016 Inductees.
Click HERE to view the 2017 Inductees.
Click HERE to view the 2018 Inductees.
Click HERE to view the 2019 Inductees.

Here is the complete list of ALHS Hall of Fame Inductees:

Melio Tonini ‘32
Bill Backstrom ‘48
Marge White ‘39

Dr. Noble Irving ‘33
Kathleen “Kae” Shiffer ‘31
John Haydon ‘33
Paul Gregory (formerly Burton Lenhart) ‘38

Dr. Earl Canfield ‘36
Jerry C. Miller ‘42
Eula Cartwright ‘39

(None listed in Directory)

Dr. John McCaw ‘35
Jerry Stoops ‘48
Dr. Dale Briley ‘42
Victor Jackovich ‘66

Pete Crivaro ‘31
Simon Wheeler Casady ‘33
Dr. Richard H. Adamson ‘54

Faye Sterling Cleary ‘35
Dr. Raymond Martin ‘46
Jack Copic ‘65

George “Skip” Timmons ‘53
John Ogden ‘64

Richard C. Felice ‘54
Daniel C. Christensen ‘67

John Bellizzi ‘56
Dr. John R. Haydon, Jr. ‘56

Charles Morgan ‘48
Albert Graziano ‘60
Dr. Ramona Ortega-Liston ‘60
Robert Lumsden ‘61
Sandra Thorpe ‘62
Michael Loffredo ‘63

Coralie Hull Cherry ‘47
James W. Wilson ‘45

Agnes Nittler Bosworth ‘28
Everett Chandler ’27 (1995)
James Engel, Ph.D. ‘52
Theresa Montognese Funaro ‘39

Sargio Fontanini ‘33
Robert E. Jackson, Jr. ‘99
A. Dave Ostrem ‘ 49
Larree Moro Renda ‘76
Ralph Wilson ‘49

Les Folwell ‘38
Rose Mary Neff Schwent ‘42
Craig Textor ‘48
David Mills ‘50
H. Ed Phillips ‘ 64
Bruce Koeppl ‘75

Ernest Gruwell ‘40
Charles Stover ‘56
Anna Ruperto Williams ‘63
Thomas Lipovac ‘73
James Sanders ‘78
Beth Baker Albright ‘83

Kathryn Masimore Hodge ‘35
Thomas Clifford Hodge ‘37
Dr. Jay Harold Anderson ‘51
Dr. Larry Erickson ‘56
Justine Morton ’70
Nor Rae Merkel Spohn ’76

(None – construction/remodeling)

Art Nizzi ‘38
Virgil Moore ‘49
Lee H. Gaudineer, Jr. ‘50
Harry Flaugh ‘55
Ellyn Cornelison Rucker ‘55
Steve Cox ‘65
Ted Townsend ‘66
Nancy Stein Nowak ‘70
Janet Atkins Hicks ‘71
Marvin Fisher ‘77
William Durbin ‘78

Becky Clinton Dewey ‘83
Raymond “Skip” Phillips, Jr. ‘68
Lewis DeMarco ‘40
Col. Kelly Kirts ‘82
Kathryn Kate Aspengren ‘70
Kenneth Sufka ‘85

Joe Tursi ‘41
Dr. Ted Harper ‘47
Paul Tursi ‘50
Suzette Stephens Jensen ‘64
John Haigh ‘72
Tim Leach ‘74
Jim Edwards ‘75

Robert Keefer ‘35
Bill Keefer ‘37
John Hollingsworth ‘42
John Ortega ‘54
Sarah Cook Zimmerman ‘58
Gloria Gray ‘66

Noah Lacona ‘41
Chuck Mettler ‘61
Phil Barber ‘68
Kirk Blunck ‘72
Captain Theresa Louise Smith, M.D. ‘80

Miriam Erickson Brown ‘80
Warren Erickson ‘86
Kevin McCarthy ‘89

Jerry Crawford ‘67
Judge John P. Crouch ‘50
Linda Lewis Grandquist ‘60
Nicole Graziano ‘86

Dr. Ronald Foreman ‘66
Lynnea Smith Hagen ‘65
Terry Bob Hyatt, ‘60

Joel Drake '87
Mary Jennings '54
Richard Hurd '70

Dennis Dearden '70
Susan Amend Woody '81
David Hollingsworth '71

Douglas J. Barakat '64
Clarence “Laddie” Jobe '64
Judy Lewis '64
R. Michael Williams, MD '64

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