Wall of Fame

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Morrisville-Eaton Alumni Wall of Fame Nomination Process

THE WALL OF FAME was established to recognize outstanding Morrisville-Eaton alumni who have achieved distinction in his/her life and chosen field through significant contributions to his/her career, community or through personal achievements. This honor is meant to stand as a model and incentive to current and future students, and to recognize the foundation that a quality public education at Morrisville-Eaton played in each recipient's success.

To nominate an alumnus for this distinction: send the nomination, which is available in the lobby and on the district's web site, to the District Clerk at 5061 Fearon Road, PO Box 990, Morrisville, NY 13408. The nomination period will be open during the school year, until June 30th, for the following October inductions.

Nominees must: have a diploma from M-ECS or attended a significant portion of their education in the Morrisville-Eaton Central School District; have graduated at least ten years prior to the nomination and have an appreciation for the role that a Morrisville-Eaton education provided.

Past Inductees:
Wall of Fame
First Name Last Name Class Of Inducted
Stephen Brown 1989 2015-16
Mary Clark 1948 2014-15
Thomas Clark 1943 2014-15
Owen Corpin 1970 2014-15
Chris Doroshenko 1990 2015-16
Matthew Episcopo 1987 2014-15
Philip Jenks 1964 2014-15
Steve Jones 1971 2014-15
Meredeth Rouse 1992 2014-15
Patricia Vaughan 1970 2014-15
Sister Delores (Dolly) Bush 1967 or 1968 2015-16
Dr. Roy Church 1964 2015-16
Esther Davis 1940 2015-16
Kelly Golley 1981 2015-16
Thomas Lemery 1986 2015-16
Michael Corpin 1972 2016-17
Ben Gerbig 1958 2016-17
Stephen Helmer 1975 2016-17
Jeff Parker 1984 2016-17
 Don Brown 1960 2017-18
Jeff Golley 1981 2017-18
Carl Hagmann 1961 2017-18
Shirley Sherburne Zimmer 1964 2017-18

2017 Inductees 

Don Brown

Class of 1960 – Inducted 2017

Don spent 31 years at the Oneida Madison Electric Cooperative, the first 21 as a lineman and 10 as CEO/Manager until his retirement. Prior to that, he was employed for the Highway Departments of Madison County and the Town of Eaton, and he volunteered for the draft in 1961, serving for two years in the U.S. Army. After retiring, Don worked as a consultant to the Rural Electric Cooperative Board and was also a short order cook at the Beaver Den Diner in Brookfield. He served on the Brookfield Board of Education, Brookfield Town Board and as a Brookfield Town Justice. Outside of work, Don is an enthusiastic outdoorsman. He was nominated to the New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. He is a trustee and religious education teacher at the First Baptist Church of Brookfield, where he helped spearhead renovations and improvements to the fellowship hall.



Jeff Golley

Class of 1981 – Inducted 2017

Jeff is a foreman in the carpentry shop of Colgate University’s facilities department, where he has worked since 1996. He previously spent several years working at Morrisville State College. Jeff is best known for his extensive community service. He is an active member of the Lions Club, including terms as club president, and he volunteers for the Friendship Inn, the Christmas Project, and Madison County Children’s Camp, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He and his wife Kelly have hosted exchange students and routinely pick up litter from Route 20. The Golleys have started two charitable organizations – Esther’s Way, which loans medical equipment to those in need, and Going the Distance, which purchases and distributes gas cards to those undergoing medical treatment. Jeff received the Melvin Jones Award from Lions International, the highest award a Lion can receive in recognition of their spirit of service.



Carl Hagmann

Class of 1961 – Inducted 2017

Carl attended Colgate University on a football scholarship after graduating from Morrisville-Eaton. After college, he joined the Army and then the Army Reserves. He spent 23 years as a NYS Trooper and received an Outstanding Trooper award from the Nelson Inn for his excellent police work. Following his career in law enforcement, Carl worked for Eastern Milk Producers as an inspector and regional supervisor. An avid hunter, he taught Hunter Safety courses, was a member of the Pompey Rod and Gun Club, and became an AA trap shooter, for which he received several trophies. He was also an active member of Rotary, served on the Lebanon Federated Church Board and set up the Christian Giving Fund.



Shirley Sherburne Zimmer

Class of 1964 – Inducted 2017

Shirley earned her Bachelor’s in Spanish, minor in French, from SUNY Albany 1968; Master’s in Foreign Language Education from Ohio State University 1976; CAS in Educational Administration from SUNY Oswego 1988. Shirley taught Spanish for 20 years in the North Syracuse district, where she also served as foreign language department chairperson and a district-level administrator. She also held a leadership position with the NYS Association of Foreign Language Teachers. In 1987, Shirley married Art Zimmer and spent 20 years as the financial officer at the Syracuse New Times newspaper and two years as the administrative assistant and webmaster at Zimmer Motor Car Company. She served as a board member of the Syracuse Symphony Association, the Earlville Opera House and Friends of the Hamilton Public Library. She also supported the Old Town of Eaton Museum and Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association.