Be sure to stop by the high school when possible to check out the Hall of Fame Display, or you can view the entire Hall of Fame online at our Bull Dog Alumni Hall of Fame Page.


  • Graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in nursing.
  • First director of Hospice of South Central Indiana, serving from 1980-2013
  • Leader in promoting the Hospice Concept, creating the Indiana Association of Hospices in 1979 and instrumental in the passage of state certification and the Medicaid Hospice Benefit.
  • Assisted in the fundraising campaign for an inpatient hospice facility and the overall design of the building, with the building opening in 2004 and named in her honor in 2013.
  • Helped initiate the annual Labor Day Concert in 1987 as a way to educate the public about hospice to assist in the funding of services.
  • Recipient of Governor Robert Orr’s Healthy Award for voluntary action in 1983 and, Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 1992 by Governor Evan Bayh, in honor of hospice work on local and state levels.
  • Honored as a pioneer of hospice care with other hospice leaders across the nation at the White House, hosted by First Lady Barbara Bush in 1991.
  • Recipient of the first “Legacy Award” given by the Indiana Association of Hospices for pioneering the hospice concept in Indiana.
  • Served as a delegate to China for the first Terminal Illness Delegation in 1992.



  • Indiana University, BS 1962; University of Detroit Law School, LLD CUM Laude, 1975.
  • Founding partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm, Digenova & Toensing, LLP.
  • Internationally known expert on white collar crime, national security, and intelligence matters.
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney E.D. Michigan, 1976-81, where she developed the argument used before the U.S. Supreme Court to support profile airport searches of suspected drug couriers.
  • Chief Counsel Senate Select Committee on Intelligence under chairman Barry Goldwater, 1981-84, where she was instrumental in winning passage of two significant bills to protect the identity of intelligence agents and to protect certain classified information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division U.S. Justice Department, 1984-88, where she established the terrorism unit and directed investigations of terrorists responsible for hijacking TWA 847, bombing Pan Am 830, and taking over the cruise ship, Achille Lauro.
  • Honored by being on the cover of The New York Times magazine, April 21, 1991 for her leadership in the aggressive pursuit of terrorist Mohammed Rashid.
  • Frequent guest on national television discussing politics, criminal justice, national security, and terrorism, including C-Span, Fox News, 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, Good Morning America, 20/20, CNN Lehrer News Hour, Today Show, NPR, and Nightline. Legal analyst for MSNBC for the impeachment and senate trial of President Clinton.
  • Represents government whistleblowers, including Greg Hicks, Diplomatic Chief of Mission, Libya Regarding Benghazi Attacks, and Douglas Campbell, FBI undercover informant for Uranium One.



  • Served as a news film cameraman for WFBM-TV, awarded “News Film Cameraman of the Year” for three consecutive years, 1967-69.
  • Member of the WFBM team that won a Peabody Award for a Series of programs examining and promotive race relations in Indianapolis.
  • Staff cameraman for NBC network news in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, including coverage of three-mile island accident, Attica Prison riots and undercover coverage of ABScam, Organized Crime 1970-1991.
  • Part of a team which won a Peabody in 1985 for NBC News, “Vietnam Ten Years After” and another Peabody award with ABC 20/20, “The Hunger Inside” 1994.
  • Network freelance cameraman conducting training session for the White House Communication Agency, lighting and camera for a variety of political interviews, documentaries and entertainment shows on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN MSNBC, FOX, A&E & Court TV Networks, 1991-2002.
  • Technical Director for White House Television 2003-10, overhauling the operations, training, standards, writing equipment manuals and configured all technical equipment that involved documenting all activities regarding the President and all top administration officials.
  • Directly responsible for switching over the White House TV to Sony XDCam Video Operation to HD on Inauguration Day of President Obama.
  • Designed and installed the audio system on Air Force One for Traveling White House Press Corps to conduct interviews with the Press Secretary during Flights.
  • Designed and implemented production packages to enable live streaming of Presedential events away from the White House.