Alumni Hall of Honor Members
Anne-Marie Forbes Hulsey, Class of 1995, and President of the Alumni Board, welcomed Episcopal's first Hall of Honor alumni inductees, guests, administrators and students to the first ever Alumni Hall of Honor induction ceremony on Monday, May 9, 2016.
"The Alumni Board and the Alumni Association have long wanted to establish a Hall of Honor which would recognize some of Episcopal’s most distinguished alumni, and we are excited to establish the Hall of Honor during Episcopal’s 50th anniversary year. Episcopal has many alumni who have accomplished amazing things in their professional and personal lives," she said.
The four honorees represented professional and personal accomplishments in the following areas: Arts, Athletics, Humanitarian and Business. These four fields represent individual facets of an Episcopal education.
Athletics: Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Class of 1980
Nancy was a world class swimmer at the 1984 Olympics, where she won three gold medals and one silver medal. Through high school and college dual meets she was undefeated. Other major awards she’s won include the Nathan Mallison Award, given to Florida’s outstanding athlete, and the prestigious Kip-huth Award, given to the best all-around swimmer nationally. Nancy has been inducted into eleven halls of fame, including the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is an honors graduate of Duke University. As decorated as she was in swimming, she is perhaps equally as well known today for her advocacy for access and equality for women in athletics. Nancy leads Champion Women, a non-profit leading targeted efforts to advocate for equality, accountability, and transparency in sports. She has written or co-authored several books, testified in Congress numerous times on the topic of gender equity in athletics, written numerous scholarly and lay articles, and is a frequent guest on national news programs on the topic, including CNN, ESPN, NPR, Fox News, and 60 Minutes. She serves as an expert witness in Title IX cases and has written amicus briefs representing athletic organizations in precedent-setting litigation. Sports Illustrated Magazine listed her as one of the most influential people in the history of Title IX and she has earned numerous national and international awards for her work. Nancy and her husband Scott have three children and live in Jacksonville.
Business: William H. Walton III, Class of 1970
Bill Walton graduated from Princeton in 1974 with an A.B. degree in economics. He rowed at Princeton, was captain of the Lightweight Crew his senior year and, in 1973, his team went undefeated, including victories in the Eastern Sprints, the Thames Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, and the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Bill graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979, and then spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley in New York. He co-founded Westbrook Real Estate Partners in 1994 and his present firm Rockpoint Group in 2003. Rockpoint is today one of the world's largest and most successful real estate private equity firms. Bill currently serves on the boards of real estate companies Boston Properties, Crow Holdings and FRP Holdings. He also serves on the boards of KIPP Jacksonville, the Mpala Wildlife Foundation and the University of Florida Investment Corporation. He is a former board member of Communities in Schools, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, the Episcopal School Foundation, Florida Rock Industries, Mercy Ships, Princeton University, Princeton University Investment Company, and the St. Joe Company. Bill is the son of Episcopal Founders and Emeritus Trustees Elizabeth and William H. Walton, Jr, for whom the Walton Boathouse is named. Bill’s parents have had 12 children and grandchildren attend Episcopal. Bill and his wife, Dori (a current Board member) have three children, all of whom attended Episcopal. The Waltons have also quietly been one of Episcopal's most generous benefactors.
Humanitarian: The Rt. Rev. George D. Young, III, Class of 1973
George was born in Mandarin to parents Peggy Young and the Rev. George Young, Jr. – Rector of Church of Our Savior in Mandarin. “Father George” also served for many years as Episcopal’s Chaplain. George entered Episcopal as a seventh grader as a member of the “Charter Class” – the first class to go all the way through six years at Episcopal. George graduated from Episcopal in 1973, then from Florida State University with a major in Sociology, and minors in Psychology and Religion. George married his wife Kammy in 1981. Active at the Church of the Advent in Tallahassee as a youth leader, vestry member, musician, and worship leader, George went through the discernment process in the Diocese of Florida, became a postulant, and went to Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, in 1987, where both he and Kammy were seminarians. George, Kammy, and their two children moved to Jacksonville in 1992, George serving as Rector of St. Elizabeth’s, and Kammy as Associate Rector at St. Mark’s. Five years later, the family moved to Fernandina Beach where George served as Rector of St. Peter’s, and Kammy served as Rector of St. George’s, Fort George Island. In 2011, George was elected Bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee. Initially living in Knoxville, site of the Diocesan office, after two years George moved to Sewanee, where Kammy teaches on the faculty of the School of Theology, University of the South. George has 45 Episcopal parishes and five worshipping communities in Tennessee and north Georgia under his pastoral and administrative care.
Fine Arts: Todd Eberle, Class of 1981
Todd is an acclaimed New York City-based photographer and longtime photographer-at-large for Vanity Fair magazine. His photography includes a wide range of topics - political, artistic, cultural, architectural and technological subjects. We will show some of Todd’s work as I am speaking. He has photographed such icons as Hillary Clinton, Martha Stewart, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfield, and Phillip Johnson. Todd has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, PS 1 MOMA, The Gallery White Room in Tokyo, and Tate Modern. His work has been included in group exhibitions around the world. He has also photographed advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, IBM, and Bottega Veneta. Todd has published several photography books to acclaim, most recently a monograph encompassing 35 years of his work, Empire of Space. He studied at the Cooper Union in New York in the 1980s.
Alumnus of the Year Award Winners
|2018-19||Clare Gebert Berry '73|
|2017-18||Heather Rainey Moseley '88|
|2016-17||Rushton Haskell Callaghan ’82|
|2015-16||Jack Schmidt '70|
|2014-15||David Hodges '90|
|2013-14||Sherry Smith Hieb '80|
|2012-13||Arnie Tritt '81|
|2011-12||Tommy Donahoo '84|
|2010-11||Lon Walton '77|
|2009-10||Will Ketchum '84|
|2008-09||Wendy LaPrade ’76|