JOSEPHINE W. ARMUTH, CLASS OF 1921
- Indiana University graduate.
- Life-long educator in Bartholomew County Schools, spanning 6 decades.
- History teacher and later Dean of Girls at Columbus High School where she mentored 100s of students and assisted with a multitude of student activities from 1942-70.
- President of the state of Indiana’s Dean’s Association.
- Member of Who’s Who of American Teachers
- Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Education Hall of Fame, 1986.
- Beginning in 1974, award given in her name to CNHS senior girl athlete who displays outstanding mental attitude, scholarship, and citizenship.
JAMES K. PARIS, CLASS OF 1957
- University of Cincinnati graduate with BS degree in Architecture.
- Experience with a variety of architectural firms, including Principal Partner of Paris/Bingham Partnership.
- Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Continuing Education Series.
- National Award of Excellence-Essex Castings, National Award of Excellence- Columbus Bank & Trust and Excellence in Development-Metropolitan Development Commission of Indianapolis.
- Buildings of Note: Power House Senior Center, Fire Station One, and Cleo Rogers Library Addition.
- Outstanding community service including Rotary Club Officer, Visitor Center Board, Area Planning Commission, Bartholomew County Building Corporation, Board of Zoning Appeals, and City Hall Facilities Committee.
- Known for his art work, both pen and ink drawings as well as watercolor.
MICHAEL R. “MIKE” PENCE, CLASS OF 1977
- Graduate of Hanover College and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
- Indiana’s Representative for the 6th congressional district, serving 6 terms from 2000.
- House Republican Conference Chairman and Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee.
- 50th Governor of the State of Indiana, 2o12.
- Largest state tax cut in Indiana history while lowering business personal property tax and corporate income tax.
- Signed into law the first state funding for pre-K education and 800 million in new money for Indiana roads and bridges.
- Vice President, 2016.
ALBERT “AB” SCHUMAKER, CLASS OF 1934
- Purdue University Graduate.
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Columbus.
- Member of Columbus City Council for 32 years.
- Member of the Columbus Parks & Rec Board for 16 years.
- Founder and charter President of Columbus Jaycees and recipient of the Jaycee of the Year award in 1989.
- President of Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award in 1991.
- President of Columbus Rotary Club and member of the United Way Board.
RICHARD “RICK” STONER, CLASS OF 1964
- Graduate of Yale University, 1968, and Harvard Law School, 1974.
- Worked as Administrative Assistant for Congressman Lee Hamilton.
- Peace Corps Volunteer, serving as a teacher in Ethiopia.
- Served in various executive positions at Cummins Engine Company abroad and at home.
- Began his tenure with “Save The Children” to help implement major improvements in the child sponsorship management and programming model.
- Responsible for merging various in-country operations, resulting in more efficient operation of “Save The Children”.
- Established schools in Africa where overcrowding was a major issue.
- Served as head of international programs and Chief Operating Officer, helping “Save The Children” transition into a global organization.
ROBERT ZERBE, CLASS OF 1968
- Graduate of Indiana University, 1972, and medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, 1975.
- Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
- Experience in general management, global clinical research and development, clinical trial design and management and regulatory affairs with major pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly & Company and Parke-Davis.
- Co-Founder of Quatrx Pharmaceuticals, serving as CEO and Director.
- Member of development teams that produced nine different drugs, including Lipitor and Prozac.
- Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors.