George H. DeVault

After graduation, Mr. DeVault joined the staff at Tippecanoe Loan and Trust until 1930. Upon leaving the bank he entered the grocery business with his father where he worked until he served as mayor of Lafayette from 1945-1948. In 1949, he joined Egyptian Lacquer Manufacturing where he served the company in various positions including those of Director and President.

Mr. DeVault served the community for over 60 years in many administrative positions including the YWCA, Junior Achievement, school, library and church boards, Chamber of Commerce and President of Lafayette Development Commission. He was named Sagamore of the Wabash and was awarded Marquis de Lafayette at the age of 86.

Kristena A. LaMar

After graduation with distinction from Purdue University in 1970, Ms. LaMar entered the University of Michigan Law School and received her degree in 1973.

Ms. LaMar has received numerous law honors and awards during the past ten years and several of her works have been published. She has been professionally involved in many law and judicial associations throughout her career. She has been a Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County since 1984.

While in high school, Kristena was a member of the National Championship Speech Team in 1965; the IHSFA state champion, Girls Extemporaneous Speaker, 1966; First Place, Indiana, NFL Girls' Extemporaneous Speaking, 1965, 1966; and Fifth place in the nation in Girls' Extemporaneous Speaking, 1966.

Milton G. Leverenz

After graduation from Purdue with a degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Leverenz served in the armed forces and served on the Selective Service Board. He then taught in Indianapolis and Otterbein and served as Assistant City Engineer in Lafayette, before joining the staff as a math teacher at Jefferson High School.

He was an avid sports fan and participant. Milt was on the 1916 Jefferson Boys' Basketball State Champion team. During his tenure at Jefferson, he was a member of the "Milly, Hoppy, and Willie" cheerleaders, who delighted the students, faculty and staff at pep sessions. While at Purdue, he was a member of the first two Big Ten Championship Basketball teams.

Mr. Leverenz retired from the Lafayette School Corporation after forty years of teaching. He was honored by his students and peers with his induction into the Lafayette School Corporation Wall of Fame in 1982.

Betty Quaintance Musser

After graduation, Mrs. Musser worked at the R.C.A. plant in Indianapolis. Betty returned to Lafayette and owned and operated a Nursing Home until 1963. Betty decided that she wanted more out of life and enrolled in Purdue University where she pursued a degree in Nursing. Betty worked as a floor nurse at Home Hospital until her retirement in 1981.

Betty was active in the Lafayette Doll Collectors' Club serving as President. She was also a long time volunteer for the Red Cross. Betty had the vision to form the Jefferson High School Alumni Association and the dedication to seeing it developed. She also initiated the Alumni newsletter. Upon her death, the Alumni Association recognized her efforts by establishing the Betty Q. Musser Scholarship Fund, which recognizes on senior each year with a monetary award for pursuing a degree in higher education.

Douglas A. Triplett

After graduation from North Park College with a degree in Chemistry, Dr. Triplett pursued a degree in medicine from Indiana University where he graduated magna cum laude and earned several other outstanding student awards. After completing his Internship and residency in Pathology at Methodist and Ball Memorial Hospital respectively, he served as a major in the military and was chief of the Pathology Department in the Army Hospital.

Dr. Triplett has held numerous professional appointments to a variety of committees involving blood work and study at many levels. He has served on the Board of Directors and has been involved with countless professional medical organizations. Doug has published over 150 journal articles and abstracts and has been involved as the chapter writer, co-author, or author of 48 books.

He is currently the Assistant Dean and Professor of Pathology and Director of the Muncie Center for Medical Education of Indiana University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Vice President and Director of Medical Education, Director of Hematology, Director of Pathology Residency Program and Director of the Coagulations Laboratory at Ball Memorial Hospital.
William L. Wallace

After graduation, Bill Wallace enlisted in the United States Air Force and became interested in martial arts. Bill graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Physical Education. While attending Ball State, Mr. Wallace entered and won three National Championships in Karate. In 1974 he was picked to be on the first World Championship team as a Middleweight Kickboxer. In September 1974, he became the Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World. Over the next six years, he defended the title twenty-three times and retired undefeated June 15, 1980. After his competitive days, Bill received his masters degree in Kinistheology and Physiology of Exercise from Memphis, where he then taught six years.

Mr. Wallace still trains in the Martial Arts traveling around the world performing seminars and workshops. He was elected to the Black Belt Hall of Fame three times and was "Man of the Year" once. He has published three books on karate and flexibility. He has appeared in fourteen films, working with Chuck Norris, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Morgan Freeman and Elvis Presley. He has been active in raising funds for the United Way.