2015 Inductees

  • The Wall of Fame program is designed to ensure that the lives and achievements of Great Valley’s most accomplished graduates will be forever known among fellow graduates, current and future high school students, and the Great Valley community. The Wall of Fame program celebrates the ongoing success of Great Valley alumni: to their community, their profession, and our world. Inductees serve as role models for current students and their lives are a testimony to the strong foundation built by a Great Valley education. 
     
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 Hugh J. Murray, Sr., Class of 1964

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Hugh J. Murray, Sr., Class of 1964

Upon his graduation from Great Valley High School, Mr. Murray entered the United States Air Force where he served for five years, completing tours of duty in California, Spain, and Germany. Following an honorable discharge in 1969, Mr. Murray worked briefly for the Chester County Police Radio Emergency Services before being hired by the Willistown Township Police Department. Mr. Murray spent 33 years with the Willistown Township Police Department, rising to the rank of Chief in 1998. Upon his retirement from the police department, Mr. Murray was named Township Manager for Willistown Township, a position he held until December 2011. As an appointed member of the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission, Mr. Murray was responsible for the curriculum of yearly police officer training. 

 George L. Mutter, MD, Class of 1976

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George L. Mutter, MD, Class of 1976

Dr. Mutter received his undergraduate degree in zoology from George Washington University (1978). He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School (1982) before training in pathology and genetics at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.  He has been a Pathologist in the Women's and Perinatal Division of the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1988, and is currently a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.  He has an active basic and translational research program in the area of cancer biology, and is a practicing subspecialty gynecologic pathologist.  Dr. Mutter also serves as Director of Imaging Informatics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is Medical Director of two sperm banks.  Dr. Mutter is known within the pathology community for translational integration of molecular tools and data into improved patient diagnosis and management strategies.  He is a popular lecturer and educator, giving many invited talks to professional and academic groups throughout the world.  He has published extensively in his field, authoring over 120 papers and editing a popular pathology textbook.  He is also an avid collector of historic photographic images, giving many public presentations on the subject.

 Natalie Haney Tilghman, Class of 1998

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Natalie Haney Tilghman, Class of 1998

Mrs. Tilghman is an accomplished writer whose work appears in TriQuarterlySanta Clara ReviewCicada magazine, and Sudden Flash Youth (anthology of fiction). Additionally, she is the co-author of a young adult novel entitled A 52-HERTZ WHALE. She was selected for the 2015 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, which “identifies and supports women writers of exceptional talent.” She is also a first prize winner for fiction in The Atlantic’s 2010 Student Writing Contest and is a Magazine Merit Award recipient from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Mrs. Tilghman earned her MFA in creative writing from Rainer Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and her undergraduate degree from Boston College. She volunteers for the Women’s Guild of her church.