Inaugural Inductees (2012)

  • 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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 Mark Barenberg, Class of 1973

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Mark Barenberg, Class of 1973

Mark Barenberg is a tenured law professor at Columbia University, NY, where he earned the “Professor of the Year” award. A graduate of Harvard Law School. Mr. Barenberg serves as an advisor to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Labor in international labor rights in the global trading system. He is also an advisor to United States Senators, House Representatives, governors, and city councils on legislation to promote international human rights within our domestic legal system. He is a lifelong advocate for workers’ rights and fair labor practices at home and abroad.

 Sharon Ann Chiccino, Class of 1981 (deceased)

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Sharon Ann Chiccino, Class of 1981 (deceased)

Sharon Ann Chiccino was not only a Great Valley graduate, but worked at Great Valley High School as a secretary for 15 years. Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24, Ms. Chiccino modeled for the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” campaign and volunteered as a patient liaison for other women diagnosed with breast cancer in what is now the Main Line Health System.

 David G. Concannon, Class of 1983

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David G. Concannon, Class of 1983

David G. Concannon is a practicing attorney in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property, sports and recreation law, product liability and trade secret litigation. He is a member of various legal and professional organizations and is a former Fellow National of The Explorers Club and a past Chairman of the Club’s Philadelphia Chapter. In 2001, he was recognized as “Explorer of the Year” by the Chapter for his multiple expeditions to explore the R.M.S. Titanic and the deep ocean. He shares that love of expedition and the ocean by speaking annually to students in schools and camps all over the country.

 D. Brian Peterman, Class of 1968

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D. Brian Peterman, Class of 1968

 D. Brian Peterman entered the United States Coast Guard after graduating from West Chester University. He retired from the Coast Guard in 2008 after earning the rank of Vice Admiral. In his retirement, Vice Admiral Peterman is a member of Seaport Sertoma where he leads several charity fundraising events that provide assistance to our troops, disabled children and the hearing impaired. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sertoma Youth Ranch and serves on the Coast Guard Foundation Tribute to the Seventh Coast Guard District.

 Miriam Susan Zucker, Class of 1980

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Miriam Susan Zucker, Class of 1980

Miriam Susan Zucker is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and Thomas Jefferson Medical College. She completed her Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and currently resides in Nichols, IA, where she works as a pediatrician. Dr. Zucker is also a published author of 22 novels, one illustrated novella, and 50-plus short stories under the pen name of Mickey Zucker Reichert. She and her husband have been foster and adoptive parents not only to children but to every animal from mice to horses. Dr. Zucker volunteers her time to set up, coach, and coordinate children’s sports teams, and volunteers her experience to motivate and teacher new writers at the University of Iowa and at conferences.