Dr. Edward L. Hayes
While at Jefferson High School, Ed was a member of the Future Teachers of America, Red and Black Revue, Tennis, Concert Band, Marching Band, Dance Band, Dixieland Band, Orchestra, All-State Orchestra and State Band Contest. He was also a member of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette City Band, Purdue University Orchestra and Dixieland Band, and the American Legion Post #11. In the 8th grade Ed became Solo Clarinetist of the Band and Orchestra. At the age of 12 he became one of the youngest members of the American Federation of Musicians’ Union in the United States.
At Indiana University, Ed was awarded the William Presser Scholarship in 1954 and received the first Performer’s Certificate for Clarinet Performance in 1957. This is the highest honor that can be granted by the School of Music. Upon graduation in 1957 with a B.M. degree in Woodwinds, Ed became the Assistant Concertmaster of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C. He was also a member of the orchestra and Assistant Director of the Navy Dance Band (“the Commodores”).
In 1967, Ed transferred to the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music as the training officer in charge of the Woodwind Dept. He was also the advanced instructor for the Army Warrant Officer’s Course and the Navy CPO Course. In 1970, Ed accepted the Concertmaster’s position with the U.S. Naval Academy Band. He was also the Lecturer of Music History for the U.S. Naval Academy’s History Dept. During this period, he completed his Master’s Degree in Music in 1970 and his Doctor’s Degree in Music in 1973 from Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Upon retiring from the Navy in 1976, Ed started his 30 year professional civilian music career as a Master Woodwind Specialist on all the woodwinds for the National Theatre and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Morris Mechanic Theatre and Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, MD. He also performed as Principal Clarinetist with the National Gallery Orchestra in Washington & the Wolf Trap Orchestra in VA and played many performances with the National Symphony Orchestra. Ed’s teaching also included part-time Professor of Music at Towson State University.
In 1991, Ed added a career in computers to his music career. He had been performing special computer projects for the CIA, MIT and George Mason University, when he found there was a need for these talents in the U.S. Treasury.  Specializing in Computer Security for IBM mainframe, minicomputers and microcomputers, he was hired by the Internal Revenue Service. In 1998, Ed accepted the position of Program Manager of Computer Security and Physical Security for Criminal Investigation, IRS, worldwide. He was responsible for the Certification & Auditing of all major computer systems and the training and background investigations of all personnel including Top Secret plus Secured Compartmentalized Information. Ed has received numerous awards from the IRS Commissioner, Chief of Information and the Director of Criminal
Investigation for being the Coordinator of the Combined Federal Campaign, Coordinator of Certification for all major systems for Y2K compliance, and for leading the IRS Computer Virus Team.

Harold Robert Harris
While at Jefferson High School Harold was in the Jeff Hi-Y, J-Club, Cross Country, played on three semi-final basketball teams and three undefeated North Central Conference baseball teams. He also played the piano during his years at Jefferson.
Harold graduated from Purdue in 1956 with two masters: Governor’s State University Urban Education and Masters of Administration. Harold was in the U.S. Army from 1956 until 1958. In 1958, he joined the Illinois National Guard, where he became a Second Lieutenant. He worked for the Chicago Welfare Department as a caseworker prior to becoming a teacher in 1960.   He taught high school and elementary school
and coached championship teams in three sports, retiring after 38 years and 9 months from the Chicago Board of Education. Harold taught high school drop-outs How To Survey. The course was competency orientation, preparation for employment and education.
Harold led his own band, called the Harold Harris Trio, which played at the Playboy Club for many years until Hugh Heffner moved to California. The Trio was the opening act for Johnny Mathis and lead band for Redd Foxx in Las Vegas. He played the Chicago Cotton Club – Bernie Mac was master of ceremonies and Robert Kelly was the vocalist. He recorded two albums entitled “Here’s Harold” and “Harold R. Harris at the Playboy Club”. Harold has played at many voluntary musical events, such as Boys Town, Red Cross, Urban League, NAACP and Rainbow Push.

Sandra Thomas Wales
While at Jefferson High School Sandra was a member of the Commercial Club, Junior Sunshine Society, Senior Sunshine Society, Block Section, Red & Black Revue and Senior Play.
Upon graduation Sandra attended Purdue University earning a BA degree in Creative Writing/Journalism, then an MA in play writing from West Virginia University, and a doctorate in education from West Virginia University.   She taught special education in West Virginia then became a high school principal at Bruceton Jr/Sr High School. Sandra retired from that position, but continues to teach literature and creative writing at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 
Sandra, under the pen name Haley Elizabeth Garwood, has published four novels in her Warrior Queen Series and is currently working on two more novels. She also is a professional blogger for the online version of Armchair General Magazine and writes about women warriors and the little known female ferry pilots of WWII.
Sandra also does creative writing workshops at science fiction/fantasy conferences and appears on panels usually to discuss medieval military tactics – from a woman’s perspective. Her early career was spent as a flight attendant for Purdue Aeronautics and Frontier Airlines.
Sandra would most like to be remembered as an educator and an author for women’s fiction.

Dr. Robert A. Rapp
 While Robert was at Jefferson High School he was a member of the Latin Club (president one year), Jeff Hi-Y, Cross Country, Track, Student Council (president his senior year), J-Club, Intramural Sports, Red & Black Revue and Student Convo.
He was 7th in his class of 267 in 1952,
Robert graduated with Honors in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University in 1956. He received an MS in 1958 and PhD in 1960 in Metallurgical Engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie-Mellon. Following a Post-Doc Fulbright Scholarship year with Carl Wagner at MPS for Physical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany in 1959-60, he served as a First Lt. and Research Metallurgist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  In 1963, he started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at Ohio State University where he eventually was named a Distinguished University Professor (now Emeritus).
Over a span of forty-five years, Robert, has been involved in research comprising several different topics, many involved with corrosion and electrochemistry. At Ohio State University, Robert has advised or co-advised 46 PhD student, 45 MS students, and 40 Post-Docs and Visiting Researchers. He has published 265 journal articles and courses, and authored 20 patents. He has been named a Fellow to four US-based (ECS, ASM, TMS and NACE) and three foreign (French Soc. For Materials, Japanese Institute for Metals and British Institute of Corrosion (BIC) societies. He has received the ECS Linworth Teaching Award, the ECS Olin Palladium Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award of the HTM Division. He served as Chairman of the ECS Corrosion Division and an Associate Editor of the ECS Journal. He has received the top awards for research achievement from TMS, ASM, BIC and the TMS Educator Award. He received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Institute Polytechnique of Toulouse in 1995, and was named a “Chavalier dans L’ordre des Palmes academiques” in 1993.

Linda Silver Cohen
While at Jefferson High School Linda was involved in the Booster Staff, Quill and Scroll, Girls Advisory Council, Senior play, Red and Black Revue, Block Section, Spanish Club, Sunshine Society, Tri-Hi-Y, Junior Varsity show and Forensics. After graduation in 1954 she attended Indiana University, graduating in 1958 in Theatre. While at Indiana University she was president of her dorm during her sophomore year; chairman of the Association of Woman Students Judicial Board her senior year; on the newspaper staff her freshman year; and was a member of  the Indiana University Foundation steering committee and an honorary member of the Mortar Board honor society.
From 1958 until 2009 Linda has been involved in many organizations. She was a founder and president of the Wabash Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She was the first woman president of Temple Israel (1974) and has been a board member of the Temple Israel Sisterhood (president three times), Junior Women’s Club, Hanna Community Center, Family Services Agency, YWCA Association, YWCA Foundation president, Lafayette Community and Resource Center (Southside), National Board of Women of Reform Judaism, Duncan Hall, and Planned Parenthood State Board.
Linda was awarded the 2006 Win Hentschel Award (YWCA). She served on the West Lafayette City Council from 2002 – 2004 and participated in Vision 20/20 She was honored with the “Woman of Wisdom” Award presented during the 2009 YWCA Salute to Women ceremony.