Bud & Dorothy Page LHS Hall of Fame
Inspiring Lebanon's Future Through Its Past
The Lebanon High School Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to recognize Lebanon (Union) High School former graduates that have made exemplary achievements in their respective fields, lifetime recognition for demonstrating outstanding influence to students or communities, or courage in overcoming extraordinary obstacles in life.
The purpose of the program is to provide Lebanon High School students with inspiration to achieve their goals. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to Bud and Dorothy Page for their lifetime commitment to improve the education of every student in Lebanon.
For more information about the Bud & Dorothy Page Hall of Fame, please visit the Lebanon Alumni Association page or contact LHS Associate Principal Chrissy Shanks at 541-451-8555.
This year's nominations are due by April 15, 2023.
Do you have questions about the nomination process? Do you need help in getting started? We are here to help. Please contact us at email@example.com.
Categories and Criteria
Submissions are made in one of two groups: Professional or Lifetime Achievement.
Professional: Nominees in this category must have demonstrated high levels of achievement, award recognition, and significant contributions in their fields in one of these areas:
- Medicine and Science: graduates whose efforts greatly benefited humanity, recipients of distinguished awards in their respective field, etc.
- Business and Professional: graduates who contributed significantly to their professions, recipients of distinguished awards, etc.
- Arts and Entertainment: graduates who achieved distinction in the vast arts and entertainment fields (art, music, literature, theater, media, etc.), recipients of distinguished awards in their respective field, etc.
- Humanitarian or Service: graduates who contributed significant service to the local, state, national, or world communities, recipients of distinguished awards, etc.
- Athletics: graduates who are athletes, coaches, sports specialists, or promoters that have achieved distinction or recipients of distinguished awards, etc.
Lifetime Achievement: Nominees in this category must have demonstrated meritorious contribution to society, significant demonstrated influence on students and/or communities, or courage in overcoming extraordinary obstacles.
- Don Carroll (Class of 1955)
- Colonel Michael Lynch (Class of 1968)
- Angelita Surmon (Class of 1968)
- Mike Rex (Class of 1972)
Don Carroll (Class of 1955)
Colonel Michael Lynch (Class of 1968)
Colonel Michael Lynch, Class of 1968: Humanitarian Service
Colonel Michael Lynch has been selected for the Hall of Fame in recognition of his service to his community and nation, as attested to by over four decades of commitment to the United States Department of Defense and the communities surrounding the areas where he has lived.
Lynch's career of service began when he was a college student at Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University), where he was active in student government at the local and state level. At the same time he supported his community as a volunteer fireman for three years.
After graduation from OCE, he began a 30-year career in the Air Force, marked with ever-increasing positions of responsibility. He served 12 years in the Pentagon, which included the Presidential Commission on Women in Combat and U.S. European Command Liaison to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the key interface between the Joint Chiefs and other decision-makers during the first 180 days after the 9/11 attack, including planning and operational implementation for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Immediately upon retiring from the Air Force, Col. Lynch was selected as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Defense Education Activity Office (DoDEA), the military's worldwide K-12 school system. It is the 12th largest school district in the United States, with 80,000 students and 170 schools in 7 states, 2 territories, and 11 foreign countries, plus another 3,200 students attending international schools in foreign countries. His command experience and knowledge of regulation enabled Lynch to consolidate the military's 13 school districts into 8, improve efficiencies and the quality of education, and cut costs.
Mike's understanding of problems, insight into organization, and ability to motivate people are common themes of praise; the other is service to community, such as volunteering with the Providence emergency department and serving on the Northwest Brain Cancer Walk board.
Angelita Surmon (Class of 1968)
Angelita Surmon, Class of 1968: Fine Arts
Angelita Surmon has been selected for induction into the Hall of Fame for her extensive achievements as a professional artist. After graduation for LUHS, Surmon attended Oregon State University where she earned both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.
In her 38 year career as a professional artist, Surmon has worked in numerous media. For the past two decades she's focused most of her work on kiln-formed glass and painting - one of her commissioned paintings can be seen at the Lebanon Public Library above the fireplace.
Some of Surmon's art is commissioned, while other works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Her works are on display in the AT&T headquarters in New York City, the Americana Hotel in San Francisco, the Claremont Club Hotel in Oakland, the Bonneville Power Administration headquarters in Portland, and the Continental Bank in Chicago.
One of her recent commissions is for the University of Nebraska Medical School. The university opened competition to artists from all over the world to create works of art for a new building on the medical school campus. Surmon was one of eight artists who were invited to present their concepts in person to the selection committee. Her very large (5' x 13.5') piece inspired by the Fontenelle Forest near Omaha was selected and will be installed in the new building this year.
In addition to creating works of art, Angelita Surmon also devotes her time and talent to encouraging other artists. She's described as "strongly supporting" her fellow professionals as an artist-member of the Waterstone Gallery in Portland.
Mike Rex (Class of 1972)
Mike Rex, Class of 1972: Athletics
Mike Rex is one of the best all-around athletes to graduate from Lebanon High School. He was a star player in three sports (football, basketball, and baseball) and was named All-District and All-State in both football and baseball.
Rex was intensely recruited by colleges and chose to continue his education and athletic career at Linfield College, where he would have the opportunity to play both football and baseball. While at Linfield, he participated in seven championship teams three Northwest Conference championships in football (going all the way to the NAIA semifinals in '74) and four in baseball--making major contributions to all of those victories.
Mike Rex's many collegiate athletic honors began with his football teammates voting him Rookie of the Year as a freshman. While at Linfield, he was named to All-District and All-Northwest teams in both football and baseball for multiple years. His college career culminated with selection to the first team NAIA All-American baseball team as shortstop, as well as Linfield's Scholar Athlete his senior year. He also set school records for bases stolen and runs scored.
Following graduation from Linfield in 1976, Rex was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and played professional baseball for seven years at the A, AA, and AAA levels, with one year on the expanded major league roster. He was chosen all-star shortstop of the California League his second year, and while playing second base for the AAA Phoenix Giants, he batted .323 and led the Pacific Coast League in double plays.
After retirement from professional baseball, Mike Rex returned to Linfield to earn a master's degree in Education. He put that degree to work, first teaching PE and health and then as Dean of Students at Patton Middle School in McMinnville. In 2001, Mike Rex was inducted into the Linfield College Athletics Hall of Fame.
- Eric Castle (Class of 1988)
- Dr. Darrel Kauffman (Class of 1957)
- Leonard Kauffman (Class of 1961)
- Linda Lenox (Class of 1964)
Eric Castle (Class of 1988)
Eric Castle, Class of 1988: Athletics
Eric Castle, class of 1988, is one of the best all-around athletes to ever graduate from Lebanon High School.
As a student at LHS, Eric received multiple All-League awards in three sports: football, basketball, and track. He still holds school records for basketball (most rebounds in a single game) and track (100 meter dash and 300 meter intermediate hurdles). “Despite being the most gifted athlete of his time at Lebanon, he was very grounded and understood the value teamwork and loyalty in friendship,” writes one of his coaches.
After graduation, he went on to a stellar football career at the University of Oregon, where he played free safety and led the team in tackling. As a junior he earned 1st All-Conference honors at Safety, and as a senior (while battling mono) he earned Honorable Mention as a Safety. He was also honored as College Football All-American in 1991.
One sports journalist, in naming Castle to his list of the best Duck defensive backs of all time, called him “one of the most intimidating corners in Ducks’ history.” And according to then Oregon head football coach Rich Brooks, “To this day, Eric is in the top 5 percent of the student athletes that I have ever coached.”
Eric was a 6th round NFL draft pick by the San Diego Charger, where he played from 1993-96, including playing on the Chargers’ Super Bowl XXIX team. His Super Bowl gold football is in the LHS trophy case.
Following his professional football days, Eric has had a successful business career, but he has also dedicated himself to supporting and inspiring young people through coaching, public speaking, volunteering, and financial support.
Dr. Darrel Kauffman (Class of 1957)
Dr. Darrel Kauffman, Class of 1957: Medicine & Science / Athletics
Dr. Richard Alley said of his long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Darrel Kauffman, “As a father, athlete, physician, and member of the community, he was a great example of what life is all about.” After his years as a high school and college athlete, Dr. Kauffman went on to become a dentist, oral surgeon, physician, and orthopedic surgeon who gave generously of his time and talent.
As a high school student Darrel Kauffman excelled at both academics and athletics. He played football and wrestled, placing 3rd at the state championships his senior year. He then went to Oregon State University, where he won the Pacific Coast Conference wrestling championship his senior year, as well as earning 4th place at the National Wrestling Freestyle Championships.
After graduation from OSU, Darrel served as a police officer until being critically injured in the line of duty. When he recovered, he enrolled in dental school at the University of Oregon Dental School, graduating 2nd in his class. He earned numerous honors evaluations during his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington. He then decided to go to medical school, eventually becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.
He practiced orthopedic surgery in Los Gatos, where he was named top physician by San Jose Business Magazine. He also practiced in Corvallis and Lebanon. During all of these years, he volunteered and served as team doctor to area wrestling and football teams.
Dr. Kauffman was recognized this year by the Oregon chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American for his exceptional work in two medical fields. He’s only the 10th person to receive this honor in the 24-year history of the organization.
Leonard Kauffman (Class of 1961)
Leonard Kauffman, Class of 1961: Athletics
Leonard Kauffman, class of 1961, was a great high school athlete who went on to become an even greater college athlete.
As a high school student, he earned all-league honors in football, but wrestling was where he really excelled. He won state championship his senior year, helping lead the Warriors to a third place team finish.
Following graduation, he enrolled at Oregon State University where he excelled at both academics (he was a member of Blue Key, a national honorary for senior men, and ROTC Scabbard & Blade, a military honor society), as well as wrestling. He was a two-time NCAA All-American, and two-time National AAU Freestyle Champion and Outstanding Wrestler. He was selected first alternate to the US Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team in 1964, and was a member of the US Freestyle Wrestling Team in 1966, placing 4th in the World Championships.
Kauffman still holds records set during his college days. His .949 college winning percentage still stands third in Oregon State University history, and he earned the title “pinningest college wrestler in history,” with 84% of his matches ending with a “Kauffman fall.” That NCAA record has not been challenged since he set it 54 years ago.
After graduation from OSU, he served as an Army helicopter pilot (including a tour in Vietnam in 1968), after which he served in the Oregon National Guard until retiring as a Colonel in 1992. Following his active duty service, he was an assistant wrestling coach at OSU, and then head coach at Portland State University, before embarking on a career as pilot for American Airlines.
Linda Lenox (Class of 1964)
Linda Lenox, Class of 1964: Business/Professional
In a male-dominated profession, where change is rapid and youth is an asset, Linda Lenox, class of 1964, broke barriers and continues to lead the development of new technologies.
Linda didn’t set out to trail blaze when she graduated from Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) with a degree in elementary education and began her career as a teacher. However, in 1980 she happened to see a help-wanted ad for a Systems Analyst paying $35,000 – she didn’t know what a Systems Analyst did, but that was a lot of money to an elementary school teacher and single parent trying to provide a good life for her family.
Curiosity about that ad led Lenox to enroll in Chemeketa Community College’s computer science program and leaving teaching for a career in IT (information technology) where she would advance to positions of leadership and innovation.
Beginning as a coder in the early ‘80’s and working her way up through leadership and management levels in both the private and public sector, including the banking industry, software development, and state governments. Linda continues to lead teams in the development of new computer applications and systems for two states, including the accounting system currently used by the State of Oregon and those handy electronic signs on the freeways in the Portland area that tell you the current travel time to your destination.
Impressive as her resume is, even more important is her continuing legacy of perseverance and life-long learning. While others may look at possibilities say, “I wish…,” Linda took the initiative and said, “I can and I will.”
- Nathan Glancy (Class of 1991)
- Jeffrey Blaine Goold (Class of 1971)
- Mike R. Jones (Class of 1969)
- Capt. Allan R. Walters (Class of 1986)
Nathan Glancy (Class of 1991)
Nathan Glancy, Class of 1991: Humanitarian Service
Nathan Glancy is a missionary who has been recognized by both the United Nations and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance as a leader in humanitarian disaster relief, particularly for his work with the Ebola crisis in Africa. He also designed and ran an emergency field hospital following an earthquake in Ecuador and led relief work in aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines. In recognition for his leadership, he was invited to participate in World Health Organization and United Nations meetings and planning sessions on disaster and refugee relief.
Jeffrey Blaine Goold (Class of 1971)
Jeffrey Blaine Goold, Class of 1971: Lifetime Achievement
Before environmental science was a recognized field or college major, Jeffrey Goold pioneered the field of environmental protection, focusing on mitigating industrial ground and water pollution. He worked as a change agent for the petroleum and other industries to develop methods to reverse a century of pollution, mitigating ground and water pollution “to increase water quality for generations to come.” He was later recognized for his leadership in developing the Paradise Lake Conservation Area in Snohomish County, Washington. “Goold Outlook” is named in his honor.
Mike R. Jones (Class of 1969)
Mike R. Jones, Class of 1969: Athletics
Mike Jones is considered by many to be the all-time top collegiate wrestling coach in Canada (and one of the top in North America). After graduating from LHS, where he was state champion in all styles (27-0-0) his senior year, he went on to be two-time NCAA runner-up and US Greco-Roman and Freestyle National Champion at OSU.
He then embarked on his coaching career, turning the Simon Fraser University wrestling program into a dynasty that churned out more individual champions than any other comparable program in North America,” including 18 Olympians, 13 World and Olympic medalists, and 8 NAIA team titles.
Capt. Allan R. Walters (Class of 1986)
Capt. Allan R. Walters, Class of 1986: Science and Medicine (Computer Science)
Capt. Allan Walters is a US Navy Engineering Duty Officer specializing in computer science, including designing both computer hardware and software. He played a key role in developing computer systems and software for military applications, earning praise for his ability to integrate computer science with Navy protocols, as well as his exceptional attention to detail. He has overseen computer system installations in more than 7,600 ships with responsibility for a budget of $750 million.
- Sarah Jolley Cariaga (Class of 1995)
- Heather Crocket-Washington Miller (Class of 1996)
- Andy McClouskey (Class of 1977)
- Srgt. First Class Scot R. Noss (Class of 1996)
- Lisa Beavens Schroeder (Class of 1985)
Sarah Jolley Cariaga (Class of 1995)
Heather Crocket-Washington Miller (Class of 1996)
Andy McClouskey (Class of 1977)
Srgt. First Class Scot R. Noss (Class of 1996)
Lisa Beavens Schroeder (Class of 1985)
- Mike Belcher, Class of 1986: Business & Professional
- Joseph Butler, Class of 1985: Arts & Entertainment
- Pat Hellberg, Class of 1972: Business & Professional
- Sgt. Major Kenneth Jackola, Class of 1986: Lifetime Achievement
- Dr. Erin Koos, Class of 1999: Medicine & Science
- Dorothy Page, Class of 1940: Lifetime Achievement
- Robert Trigg, Class of 1952: Lifetime Achievement
- Garth Greenup, Class of 1989: Arts & Entertainment
- Stacey Mudrow Holeman, Class of 1975: Humanitarian Service
- Frank Morse, Class of 1961: Business & Professional
- Delores B. O’Hara, Class of 1953: Science & Medicine
- Lawrence E. Schmidt, Class of 1940: Lifetime Achievement
- Kenneth B. Shores, Class of 1945: Arts & Entertainment
- Steve Woods, Class of 1964: Athletics
- Matthew Daniels (Class of 1996)
- John Langford (Class of 1993)
- Dr. Carl Morris (Class of 1984)
- Pat McQuistan (Class of 2001)
- Paul McQuistan (Class of 2001)
- Michael Orwick (Class of 1984)
- Gladys Stone Wright (Class of 1943)