Wall of Fame 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.
     
    Current year Inductees are included below. For Inductees from previous years, please use the links to the left.  

 Mike Green, Class of 1970

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Mike Green, Class of 1970

Mike Green - “Greeny” - earned his B.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from West Chester University in 1974, and M. Ed. in Health and Physical Education from West Chester in 1983. He became a teacher of health and physical education following graduation, and also worked as an assistant football coach and athletic director. He returned to West Chester as the defensive line coach from 1977-78, and became a drug and alcohol counselor in 1984.  

Green founded Collegiate Consultants on Drugs and Alcohol in 1986, and has since traveled the country educating and implementing preventative techniques to over 2,000 universities, as well as to professional sports teams on drug and alcohol abuse. Green has addressed numerous audiences as a keynote speaker, most notably at the NACDA conference, and has presented to many noteworthy universities. Green currently serves as a consultant to the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Organization, a role he assumed in 2011.

Because of his dedication to alcohol education, Green has received an “Outstanding Young Men of America” recognition, the West Chester University Distinguished Alumni Award, the William J. Napier Memorial Award from Hobart College, and is a member of the West Chester University Sturzebecker Health & Sciences Hall of Fame. Green is published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Athletic Management, Scholastic Coach, and The Rattle (Theta Chi). He has given expert testimony before the United States House of Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control and has served as a consultant to Medical Society of New Jersey Alliance and the Medical Society of Virginia.

An accomplished athlete himself, Green was inducted to the West Chester University Glenn Killinger Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He competed in the Boston Marathon in 1983, as well as the Philadelphia Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon. He is married to Barbara Green and has three children: Mariah, Michael, and Amanda.

 Tony and Debbie DiAntonio, Class of 1974 and Class of 1975

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Tony and Debbie DiAntonio, Class of 1974 and Class of 1975

Tony and Debbie DiAntonio were nominated and are recognized together because of their combined dedication to the Great Valley community.

Tony DiAntonio’s dedication to local youth sports programs over 31 years includes many roles and responsibilities. He coached Chester Valley Little League Baseball for 15 years, served as League president for 13 years, and has umpired for the last 28 years. He was also active with the youth wrestling and football programs before becoming involved with their high school counterparts at Great Valley.  Tony served as Great Valley Wrestling Booster President and Gridiron Vice President. He continues to run the scoreboard and game clock for all Great Valley home games and meets, and was instrumental in spearheading the installation of permanent lighting at Valley Stadium.

Debbie DiMarino DiAntonio has been involved with school programs for over three decades.  She was a homeroom mom for 11 years, published hundreds of original student books in the Sugartown Elementary Writing Center, served the PTO as secretary and vice-president, and completed 10 years on PTO committees, including the Sugartown Fair Committee. She was a Pack 98 Cub Scout den leader and committee chair and co-organized six annual day camps.  Debbie was also involved with Chester Valley Little League where she held a variety of positions. As a Booster Club officer for the cross country and wrestling teams, she organized many wrestling tournaments.  Debbie is a founding member of the All Night Prom Committee at Great Valley High School, and brought the Relay for Life event to GVSD, raising over one million dollars during her term as treasurer. 

 Celeste McMichael Rohlfing, Class of 1976

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Celeste McMichael Rohlfing, Class of 1976

Dr. Rohlfing graduated from Duke University in 1979 with a degree in chemistry and earned her Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1983. She conducted original research in physical chemistry at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, publishing 66 peer-reviewed articles. Later at the National Science Foundation, she became Deputy Assistant Director, overseeing the world's leading research portfolio for the physical sciences and mathematics.  Dr. Rohlfing also served as the Assistant Director for Physical Sciences in the Obama White House. Her last position before retiring was Chief Operating Officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Rohlfing has had a passion for mentoring and diversity throughout her career. After founding the Sandia Math/Science Awards for high school girls, she was invited back as the plenary speaker at its 25th anniversary celebration. She led the National Science Foundation's development of its broadening participation plan to increase representation of women and minorities in science.   She organized a forum for scientific publishers and grant-making agencies on implicit bias in peer review, and currently serves on boards of organizations that support women and minorities pursuing careers in science.