This is an example of the type of information you would want to put in your nomination:  dates of graduations, degrees earned, jobs held, awards given, organizations that the person belongs to, family members, etc.

 

 

John Doe was born and raised in the Perkins community.  He graduated from Perkins High School in 1963.   While at Perkins, John was very active during his high school days serving as president of his junior class and lettering in football three out of his four years. John attended Ohio State University, graduating in 1967 with a BA degree in psychology.  He continued working on his education receiving his master’s degree from OSU and then his doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972.  During his time at the University of Pittsburgh, he worked for the Allegheny County Social Services Department as a psychologist, dealing with children who had been in abusive families.  It was also during this time that he met and married his wife, Jane.

 

Upon receiving his doctorate degree, John and Jane moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he started a family practice working with the firm of Schmidt Psychological Associates.  During this time, John became very active in the Philadelphia area volunteering for Habitat for Humanity as a counselor to the Habitat families.  He subsequently published a manual for Habitat for Humanity that is currently used in training Habitat families to be fiscally responsible and good contributors to their community.  He was given the prestigious Philadelphia Volunteer of the Year Award in 1989.

 

In 1992, John and his family moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where he began a private practice specializing in family counseling.  He continued his work with Habitat in Alexandria.  During the years 1992-1998, he wrote and published several journals and books on working with the underprivileged in local communities.  The American Psychological Society, the National Council for the Poor, and the American Medical Association, recognized his work.   In 1999, President Clinton asked him to head the National Committee for the Study of Volunteerism in America.  He continues to be the chairperson of this organization today.  He has traveled extensively to Mexico, South America and China to help in establishing volunteer organizations with the goal of helping the underprivileged become contributing successful community members.

 

John continues to work in family counseling and to work with Habitat for Humanity in Alexandria, Virginia. He and Jane have two children who are now graduated from college.  His daughter, Sue, is a clinical psychologist in Cleveland, Ohio, and his son is working in Atlanta, Georgia, with Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

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please contact Tim Obergefell at tobergefell@perkinsschools.org.