Center High School Alumni Association hosts Hall of Honor inductions
Three of Center High School's finest graduates were honored in ceremonies Saturday morning during the Center High School Alumni Association's Annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony held at the Windham Civic Center
This year's recipients are: Dr. Dan Wilkins ('69), Rhonda Kay Walker ('82), and Dr. Jerry C. Hudson ('59).
Each of the recipients were recognized for work in their various career fields and for making a positive difference in the lives of people they work with and for in their respective communities.
Rhonda Kay Walker is a 1982 graduate of Center High School. She is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor practicing Social Work for the past 32 years.
Rhonda gained her Bachelor's degree of Social Work from Stephen F Austin State University.
Rhonda established Miracles,Inc. with co-founder Maryanne Mroczek in 1992. It is a Family Behavioral Health Agency and is a faith based, non profit Agency.
It provides services for low income and uninsured families of Kansas that are in need of behavioral health resources. The primary population include IV drug using pregnant women, IV substance users and women with dependent children.
The Agency is a free standing entity with 5 physical locations. The Corporation is licensed by the Kansas Department of Aging and disability Services.
Through Miracles, Inc. they serve over 450 families in any point in time.
Dr. Dan Wilkins, Ph.D, has his doctorial degree in psychology and his masters degree in counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University.
He is licensed by the Texas Department of Health as a Licenses Professional Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist.
He was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors from 2001 until 2009.
Dr. Wilkins has worked in the mental health field for 45 years, primarily in private practice. He has also worked in Human Resource Management, taught at Panola College and on the counseling staff of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin. He is currently Chief Behavior Health Officer for HOPE Community Medicine.
Dr. Jerry C. Hudson is the retired founding dean emeritus of the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. He holds a bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from West Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.
He is the author or co-author of 50 papers, five book chapters and more than 25 publications and proceedings. His research concentration is in dissemination of health care information, and Hispanic media use and consumerism.
Hudson’s professional career in commercial broadcasting includes radio and television sales, radio personality, television sports personality and weather person. His first radio experience was calling play-by-play high school athletic games on KDET AM with his mentor, the late Jack Bell of Center.
Center Mayor David Chadwick provided welcoming remarks and provided an overview of the “State of the City,” highlighting positive growth going on in Center.
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