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Jeffrey Greenberger selected for Grand Island Senior High School Hall of Honor

Nominations being accepted for Hall of Honor and Legendary Educator Programs.

Jeffrey Greenberger, Class of 1967, has recently been selected for induction into the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor, said Grand Island Public Schools Foundation Director Traci Skalberg. 

Greenberger’s career and passion has taken him all over the world, but by his own admission he “has always kept a piece of his heart in Grand Island.”  After graduating from Grand Island Senior High, he earned degrees at both Northwestern University and Columbia Law School.  Since then, Greenberger has made a career in real estate law serving as a corporate real estate lawyer, a global real estate executive, and a consultant to non-profits.  Greenberger is most proud of his work during the last five years creating and running Affordable Community Energy Services, a mission-driven company providing energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy improvements to low-income housing. 

He has also extended his impact by serving on several non-profit Boards, including the Chicago Board of Facing History and Ourselves (a global organization dedicated to helping teachers teach civic responsibility and tolerance); Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (an owner, developer and manager of affordable housing); and the Institute of Clinical Social Work (a unique clinical and research-oriented institution of higher-learning that grants Ph.D. and Master degrees to psychotherapists).

Nominations for the Grand Island Senior High School Hall of Honor “2017 Class” are being accepted now through April 30, 2017 said Grand Island Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Traci Skalberg.

Nomination forms are available at the Grand Island Public Schools Administration Building, 123 S. Webb Road; Grand Island Senior High School principal’s office, 2124 N. Lafayette; and from the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation’s Web site at http://www.gips.org/foundation/programs/hall-of-honor.html  A complete list of past inductees is also available on the website.

The Hall of Honor, started in 1983, recognizes Grand Island Senior High School alumni who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the betterment of society. Nominees must have graduated more than 20 years ago from the high school. Each year, at least one person is chosen to be inducted into the Hall of Honor.  A community celebration and banquet is planned for October 2017.

Nomination forms must be returned by April 30, 2017 to be considered for the 2017 round.

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is also accepting nominations for the 2017 Legendary Educator Award.  The Legendary Educator Award Program was inaugurated in 2009 to recognize the outstanding educators who have made a difference to the thousands of students who have attended the Grand Island Public Schools.  The award/s will be presented at the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor Banquet in the fall of 2017.  The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2017.

To qualify for the Legendary Educator Award, a person must be a former employee of the Grand Island Public Schools.  Nominees may be living or deceased.  Nominees shall be former teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, etc. and shall have made a significant and lasting contribution to the education of many students. Up to two (2) awards will be made.

Past honorees include: Jim Cassey, Jerry Lee, Larry Maupin, Mary Ann Richards, Rod Shada, Bernice Southard, and Stanley Urwiller.

Nomination forms are available on the Grand Island Public Schools website, http://www.gips.org/foundation/programs/legendary-educator.html, and the Grand Island Public Schools Kneale Administration Building, 123 S. Webb Road. 

Nominations should include the following information:

1. Legendary Educator Nominee’s Name
2. Subject/grade taught, or job duty
3. Name of school/s where educator was employed
4. Name, address, phone number and e-mail address of person submitting nomination
5. An explanation of why the nominee is “legendary” and how the nominee has benefited many students.

Nominations shall be returned to the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 4904, Grand Island, NE 68802-4904.

For more information, contact: Traci Skalberg, Executive Director, Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, (308) 385-5900, tskalberg@gips.org

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