2000 Inductees

Stephen G. Bronars Class of 1974

Stephen Bronars currently serves as a professor of economics at the University of Texas-Austin. During his career, he has served as a visiting professor at Yale University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. University of Chicago professor of economics Sherwin Rosen said that Bronars is "among the best younger labor economists in the profession."

With more than 20 published articles, Stephen's research has covered a variety of topics with economic implications including, the labor unions' impact on the behavior and performance of firms, the economic consequences of unwed motherhood, and much more.

Peggy (Walker) Cuellar - Class of 1976

Peggy Walker Cuellar is one of the 5% of female pilots flying for a major passenger airline. After graduating from Fenton, Peggy continued her education at the U.S. Air Force Academy where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Astronautical Engineering. She was in the first graduating class that included women and was also among the first 100 women trained as a pilot in the Air Force.

After the Air Force Academy, Peggy served in the military for eight years. During her military career she received several honors and accolades. Peggy currently sits on the fundraising committee of her parish. She also speaks to high school students about careers in aviation and the military.

Dr. Russell J. Hamilton - Class of 1979

Physicist Russell J. Hamilton received the highest departmental distinction and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois. After completing his doctoral degree at Stanford University, Russell was appointed as an instructor and researcher in the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Topics of Russell's published research range from x-ray binary stars to radiation of intracranial brain lesions.

During graduate school, Russell learned that a local high school wrestling program was in danger of being eliminated because there was no coach. With the considerable demands upon his time, he could not take on the job himself. However, he convinced a friend to split the coaching duties and saved the program.

Deborah (Hardy) Lewinsohn - Class of 1978

Deborah Hardy Lewinsohn is an assistant professor of Infectious Disease at the Oregon Health Sciences University. In this position, Deborah administers to patients, teaches medical students and pediatric residents, and conducts research.

Her research focuses on the development of an HIV vaccine for infants and young children. Infants born to HIV-infected women represent an important target group for candidate HIV vaccines. Deborah is the recipient of several honors throughout her academic and professional career. She has published several articles and presented at many medical conferences throughout the world.

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