Four named to Penn Manor Alumni Wall of Honor

Congratulations to the four new members of the Penn Manor Alumni Wall of Honor – Joshua Herr, Craig Kauffman, J. Samuel Walker and Jan Mindish.

Herr (Class of 2001) is Design Director for Creative Direction for Adidas and leads the Originals team, which works with celebrity designers. Herr’s team developed XENO, a new shoe material that changes colors in response to light, that was introduced for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

Kauffman (Class of 1981) has spent nearly 30 years in banking and is regional president for BB&T Bank. He serves as a board member on the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster General Health Foundation and the Safari Club International Foundation.

Walker (Class of 1964) is an American historian and author known for his research and writing on the nuclear age. He was historian for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 24 years and has written many books and articles on diverse topics, including American foreign policy, nuclear energy and college basketball.

Mindish, a longtime Penn Manor teacher and high school principal, was recognized as the Pennsylvania Principal of the Year in 2007. She is executive director of the Penn Manor Education Foundation and remains active at Penn Manor, despite her retirement in 2009 after 37 years of service. She is an honorary alumna.

The four honorees were inducted April 12 into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor during a reception at Lancaster Yacht Club. The following day, they talked with high school students about how their time at Penn Manor shaped their future endeavors.

Many thanks to these distinguished individuals for sharing their expertise with our students, and congrats on your well-deserved recognition!