Wall of Fame
The Williamsville Schools Wall of Fame recognizes distinguished alumni of the Williamsville Central School District who serve as role models for today's students, demonstrating the importance of school and the power of learning. The Wall of Fame is sponsored biennially by the Williamsville Education Foundation. We host the Induction Ceremony and present commemorative display plaques to the honorees, their high school alma maters, and the school district.
Ten graduates from Williamsville’s three high schools were inducted into the Williamsville 2015 Wall of Fame on November 13 during a special breakfast These alumni above from Williamsville East, North, and South high schools have distinguished themselves in their careers and have made significant contributions to their communities through service and volunteerism. Pictured from left are: Dr. Joseph Marine, Associate Professor of Medicine and Vice Director of the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University; Lenora Foote, Support Magistrate for Erie County Family Court; Brian Freyburger, software engineer and entrepreneur; Holly J. W. Huart, attorney; Dr. Stephanie Browning McVicar, Pediatric Audiologist and Director of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program for the State of Utah Department of Health; Andrew Shaevel, entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of Bobalew Ventures; Kara Buscaglia, Amherst Town Justice; Elizabeth Allen, Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Message Planning for White House Communications; and LCDR David P. Kawesi-Mukooza, Officer in the Civil-Military Educational Partnership Program at the Naval War College Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups. Absent is Reed Birney, stage, film, and television actor.
We have an Awards Breakfast to introduce honorees to the public and to showcase the caliber of graduates of the Williamsville schools. After the ceremony, new inductees return to their schools to be guests of honor at special student assemblies. The Wall of Fame and Awards Breakfast link the past with today, as the new Wall of Fame members speak to current students about achieving their dreams.
Since the program began in 2000, 85 alumni have been inducted into the Williamsville Wall of Fame. The honorees have included entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, physicians, scientists, professors, entertainers, government officials, journalists, law enforcement and military officers, all of whom have attained great success in their careers and serve as role models in their communities.
Nominations are being accepted for the Williamsville Wall of Fame Induction. Nomination form (pdf) are available here on your web site or at the District website at www.williamsvillek12.org. See our link below for the current nomination PDF form. Also, forms are available from the district's Communications Office by calling (716) 626-8008.
Nominate an alumnus here with our 2017 nomination form: 2017 Wall of Fame Nomination Form
See all the inductees of the Wall of Fame here: Wall of Fame Inductees
Read the Amherst Bee story on the 2015 Wall of Fame indutees: Bee Story WOF 9-23-15.PDF
WALL OF FAME SPONSORSHIP
Local businesses and individuals can demonstrate their support for educational excellence through our Corporate Sponsorship Program. Your support directly benefits the work of the Foundation and its mission to enhance learning opportunities for all Williamsville students. Your sponsorship will spotlight your company's positive participation during our public promotion of the event, signage at our breakfast event and publication in the Amherst Bee newspaper. The Amherst Bee publishes the honorees and their accomplishments bring recognition to the honorees and our sponsors. For more information, please click on the Sponsorship Form below and fill in your information so that we may contact you.
Click to view our 2015 Wall of Fame Corporate Sponsors: 2015 Corporate Sponsors (PDF)
Learn more about event oue 2017 sponsorship opportunities here: 2017 Wall of Fame Sponsor Information.pdf