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2012 Atherton High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductees
In 2001, a small alumni group gathering at Atherton High school had the vision of honoring Atherton alumni who have contributed to our community and our country. Through this vision senators, a brigadier general, authors, teachers, university presidents, doctors, financiers, congressmen, entrepreneurs, a ballerina and more have been welcomed home to Atherton High School and inducted into the Atherton Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Our list is distinguished, impressive, and inspiring to each of us. It is especially important for the students of Atherton High School to witness this rich legacy.

Top row, left to right
Thomas B. Wine, Jeff Newton, Fred Schloemer, Alfred Joseph, Allan Atherton (J.M. Atherton's great grandson)
Seated, left to right
Harry Mobley, Bonnie Blake, Kenneth Walker, Karen Schenkenfelder (John Schenkenfelder's widow)
(Garland Allen, John Mac Dougal Atherton, Stuart Yudofsky, not pictured)
Inductee Year Graduated Biographical Data
Garland Allen, Ph.D. 1953
  • Educator/Writer
  • Atherton tennis (1951-53); University of Louisville varsity, 1954-57
  • Taught biology and history/philosophy of science at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Trustee (1986-1995) and researcher, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (1967-Present)
  • President, International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, 2005-2009
  • Fellow, Charles Warren Center for American History, Harvard University (1981-82), Dibner Fellow, MIT (2001-2002), George Sarton Lecturer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1995)
John M. Atherton Namesake
J. M. Atherton High School
  • 1867: Began building distilleries in LaRue County
  • 1870 – 1871: Elected as representative in Kentucky State Legislature
  • 1873: Moved his office to Whiskey Row in Louisville
  • 1881 – 1900: Elected as Director of Bank of Kentucky, LG&E and Railroad
  • 1882: Became the largest bourbon distiller in the country
  • 1894: Sold distilleries and invested in Louisville real estate
  • 1910: Chairman of Board of Trade committee selecting Board of Education candidates
Bonnie Blake 1970
  • Class of 1970 – National Honor Society
  • B.A., Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University
  • M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • International Cinematographer’s Guild Executive Board, 2000 – 2007
  • Board of Governors for the Society of Camera Operators, 2000 – 2012
  • Chairperson, Philanthropy for Society of Camera Operators with The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Volunteer work with Foster Girls for the HerShe Group
Alfred S. “Fred” Joseph, III 1961
  • Vice President, AHS Class of 1961
  • BA from Wesleyan University, Cum Laude, Honors in Government
  • JD from the University of Michigan Law School
  • Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Assistant Counsel, Committee on Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Attorney: Referred by the Chambers USA as “the Dean of Real Estate (lawyers) in Kentucky”
  • Director and Officer of Numerous Louisville Community Organizations
Tom Miller 1972
  • Lettered in Varsity Football and Track at Atherton
  • Family Man…..Grandfather
  • Served Financial Industry for over three decades
  • Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Revenue
  • Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
  • Served under three different Kentucky Governors
  • Banker, Senior Government Official and Trade Association Executive
Harry Mobley, Ph.D. 1971
  • Captain, Varsity Soccer Team
  • Kentucky State Soccer League Champions
  • First Team All-State, League Most Valuable Player, League Leading Scorer
  • Medical Microbiology Researcher
  • Frederick G. Novy Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Published over 200 scientific research articles
  • Trained over 50 Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Jeff Newton 1986
  • War Producer, Writer and Reporter for 60 Minutes and CBS News
  • Multiple Emmy Award winner for CBS News and 60 Minutes
  • Recipient of Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Journalism
  • Winner of Alfred I. Dupont Award for Journalism, Broadcasting’s “Pulitzer Prize”
  • Winner of Robert Kaplan award for war reporting
  • AHS Varsity letterman in Soccer and Wrestling; played Freshman Football
  • Worked on the Atherton Aerial, 1983-1986
  • Eastern Kentucky University Hall of Honor Inductee
John Schenkenfelder 1970
  • Member of the Atherton National Honors Society and editor of The Aerial
  • Graduated with honors in Journalism from the University of Kentucky, 1974
  • Dedicated 30 years in the financial services industry, helping manage $500 million of clients’ futures
  • Served over 15 years as an arbitrator for FINRA, the regulatory organization of the U.S. investments industry
  • Featured regularly in the Sunday edition of The Courier-Journal as a Forum Fellow Member and Point Taken blogger
  • Authored and published books It’s Our Game and Recipe for Eggnog, a youth coaches’ guide and a novel
  • Invented and produced games Acrue & Rip Tag, which sold globally
  • Proctored the Investment Club at St. Xavier High School and served as a Junior Achievement volunteer at Central High School
Fred Schloemer, Ph.D. 1968
  • Career psychotherapist, author and educator
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky and Indiana
  • AIDS activist
  • Winner of the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award at Spalding University, 1998 – 1999
  • Winner of the 2012 Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal for Parenting Adult Children
  • Vice President of Programs and Clinical Director at Brooklawn Youth Services, 2000 – 2002
  • Co-developer of the Training Resource Center at Eastern Kentucky University
  • President/CEO of Schloemer Services, Inc., a group psychotherapy practice
Kenneth Walker, Jr. 1985
  • Four years of Varsity Football and Track
  • Varsity Wrestling
  • Atherton Head Football Coach, Assistant Football Coach, Head Track Coach, Head Freshman Boys’ Basketball Coach
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletics School Huddle leader
  • Captain, United States Army
  • Military Awards: Meritorious Service Medal; The Army Commendation Medal, Three Bronze Oak Leaves; Army Achievement Medal, Four Bronze Oak Leaves; National Defensive Service Medal, Two Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Thomas B. Wine 1973
  • Atherton Junior Board, 1971 – 1972
  • National Honor Society
  • Latin Award
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge (1992 – 2006)
  • Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge (2006 – 2012)
  • Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney (2013 – )
  • Community volunteer, including Boy Scouts of America
  • Proud father of two Eagle Scouts
Stuart Yudofsky, M.D. 1962
  • Psychiatrist specializing in Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
  • Professor and Chairman, Departments of Psychiatry of University of Chicago and Baylor College of Medicine
  • Founding Editor, The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
  • President, American Neuropsychiatric Association
  • Author/Editor of over 40 medical books and numerous scientific research articles
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and New York Academy of Medicine
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