2019 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME HONORS
The Campbell Memorial High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2019 inductees into the fourth class of our Hall of Fame. The honorees are: Dr. Richard G. Barr (class of 1974); Mr. Richard A. Gozur, Sr. (class of 1970); Mrs.Tula Arfaras O’Neal (class of 1978); and, Atty. Brian J. Macala (class of 1985). We are also honored to posthumously induct The Stavich Family and Mr. Michael Soroka (class 0f 1980) into our Hall of Fame.
This event will be held in conjunction with our Reverse Raffle Scholarship Appeal on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Archangel Michael Community Center in Campbell, Ohio.
Richard G. Barr, MD,PhD,FACR,FSRU,FAIUM
Dr. Barr is a world renown radiologist and a highly sought after speaker. Currently, Dr. Barr is a Professor of Radiology at Northeast Ohio Medical School and practices at Southwoods Imaging in Boardman, Ohio. Although he could practice anywhere in the world, he chooses to practice in the Mahoning Valley. Dr. Barr states, “Growing up in Campbell, I have strong ties here. It is as simple as that--I want to help make a difference at home”. Richard is a founding trustee of the alumni association and has also generously sponsored an annual $2,000 a year scholarship, which is renewable for an additional three years, totaling $8,000. His altruism to assist our Campbell students is truly admirable.
Mr. Richard A. Gozur, Sr.
Rick is, most definitely, the consummate Red Devil! He has been involved in every facet of Campbell’s community, serving in the educational, religious and political arenas. Rick has never wavered in his commitment to make Campbell a wonderful place to live and was instrumental in our government, serving as the city’s youngest councilman at the age of 22; in our schools, assisting our young people in achieving their goals as an educator, administrator and coach for most of his life; and presently, as a board member, playing an integral role in the development of our highly anticipated Activity Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC). Rick takes much pride in his Campbell roots and worked diligently as 1st vice president of our fledging alumni association to secure its success.
Atty. Brian J. Macala
Atty. Macala is a lifelong Campbell resident. Brian obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Youngstown State University and his law degree from Cleveland -Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in 1992. He has been a practicing lawyer in the state of Ohio for over twenty six years. Attorney Macala has remained quite active in our Campbell community, serving as the City of Campbell’s Director of Law from 1996-2007 and 2011 to the present. He has also served as a member of the Campbell Charter Review Commission in 1995 and was Acting Judge for the Campbell Municipal Court from 2008-2011. Brian also organizes the Civics Day for Campbell Memorial seniors each year. A founding trustee of our alumni association, Brian also participates in the Campbell Alumni band night each year; and, has generously given his time and financial support to all of our alumni activities in order to help us sustain our proud Campbell traditions.
Mrs. Tula Arfaras O’Neal
Tula was born into a family that instilled the importance of serving others and the community. She learned those altruistic lessons well and has been instrumental in bringing many charitable projects to fruition. Mrs. O’Neal has actively participated in” all things Campbell” since childhood. She and her family have been highly involved in church and school affairs; and admirably, have never refused a request for help despite extremely demanding schedules. Furthermore, Tula, and the 2003 class that she sponsored, are founding trustees of our association and she, along with her family members, are also founding trustees. From our inception, Mrs. O’Neal has played a vital role in the alumni association’s efforts to thrive and continue to be a formidable presence in the Valley and beyond. As a teacher of thirty two years, she has served in an endless number of positions, including coach, mentor, team leader, advisor and coordinator. Under her tutelage, students have gone on to accomplish a plethora of outstanding accomplishments on professional and career levels.
Michael R. Soroka
Michael “Mickey” Soroka was a beloved educator, mentor and coach and a truly remarkable person. Although he left this life far too early, he positively impacted the lives of hundreds of students. So many attribute their professional and personal success to Mickey’s unwavering dedication to their learning. In addition to his many teaching duties and coaching, Mr. Soroka gave countless hours of his time to projects throughout the district. He designed Campbell City School district’s first website and was instrumental in the inception of our school’s television station. Furthermore, he assisted the alumni association in establishing its website and providing us with technological assistance which allowed us to reach hundreds of Campbell alumni. Posthumously, he was awarded the YSU “Dean’s List Appreciation Award”. The Michael “Mickey “ Soroka Foundation was established by family and friends to honor his memory by providing means to continue his legacy of making an impact on the lives of the children in Campbell City Schools. Also, The Mickey Soroka Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by his classmate and lifelong friend, Dr. John Mastronarde, will be established this year through the alumni association.
The Stavich Family
Members of the Stavich Family have been strong supporters of the children of Campbell for decades. The Stavich brothers established Campbell Sash Works in 1946, Calex Corporation in 1952 and Stavich Enterprises in 1992. Dedicated to their workers and our city, these magnanimous employers assisted the children of their company employees by funding the Stavich Educational Foundation which awarded saving bonds to high achieving students, and in 1998, established The Stavich Scholarship to Youngstown State University. The scholarship provides full academic tuition as well as fees, books and supplies to the recipient for four years. The Stavich family has been a most generous benefactor to our Campbell students and have afforded opportunities to so many that there is no adequate thanks we can extend to them.
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