2012 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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 Jack Scott, Class of 1963

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Jack Scott, Class of 1963

Mr. Scott earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a U.S. Navy supply corps officer and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also served as a member of the Marines ground defense force, and was active in the Navy Reserves for five years. Mr. Scott worked professionally for 25 years with DuPont, starting in international finance and corporate finance, and then in sales and operations. Mr. Scott also worked as the president of a long-term care company and for the last 10 years has been a board member and vice president of business development for Materials Sciences Corporation, working primarily with the Department of Defense. Mr. Scott has played a leadership role in support of our military and veterans: expanding reimbursement for courses taken while on active duty; increasing overall GI Bill benefits; and coaching and counseling those leaving active duty and seeking civilian employment. He is a past volunteer on the Board of the French Foundation for Alzheimer’s Research, a former protocol officer with the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, and a board member and treasurer for the Kennett Square YMCA. He currently serves as an assistant track and field coach at Unionville High School.

 Thomas A. Fillippo, Class of 1965

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Thomas A. Fillippo, Class of 1965

Tom Fillippo is President of Devault Foods, one of the largest employers in Chester County. A graduate of West Chester University, Mr. Fillippo is a recognized business leader who has been profiled in Forbes magazine, Philly.com, and on Executive Leaders Radio. Mr. Fillippo serves as Chair of the West Chester University's Council of Trustees and as a board member of the West Chester University Foundation and Sturzebecker Foundation. Mr. Fillippo is past chair of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, past chair of the Chester County Industrial Development Authority, past president of the Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, and past chairmen of Paoli Hospital.. Mr. Fillippo remains connected to his alma mater, serving as president of the Great Valley Alumni Association and as a member of The Foundation at Great Valley’s Board of Directors. A former football and wrestling coach in the Great Valley School District, Mr. Fillippo is also a recipient of the Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizenship Award in recognition of his service to local children.

 Duane Milne, Class of 1986

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Duane Milne, Class of 1986

With a doctorate in political science from the University of Delaware, Dr. Milne’s professional accomplishments include a career as an award-winning political science professor at West Chester University as the director of the master’s degree program. During his time at West Chester, Dr. Milne progressively advanced from instructor to assistant professor to associate professor. He is an author of articles on federalism and public sector management and has been a speaker at numerous professional conferences. He has served as an expert commentator for the media and written many opinion pieces for publication. Long dedicated to community service, he volunteered for 25 years with campaigns and elections at the local, state, and national levels, and was himself elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2007. In addition, Rep. Milne functions as a captain in the Pennsylvania Military Reserve, a civilian disaster management organization; is a member of the President’s Council at Immaculata University; and has coached youth league sports.