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2010 Honored Alumnus

Greg McLain (1970) and Rick Schuchardt (1970)

Greg McLain 1970

Each year the Alumni committee gives the "Honored Alumnus Award" to an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to their community, school and society.  This year we presented two awards.

Our first award winner:

     * Graduated from EHS 40 years ago with the Class of 1970

     * In 1977 he began his career as an optometrist following undergraduate work at Kearney State College and graduation from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

     * In 1987 he attended and passed a 102 course in ocular therapeutics

     * In 1994 he started an in-house clinic for vision care

     * Served on the Indian Health Service Continuing Education Committee for Optometry

     * Provided 30 years of service to the Indian Health Service through preventative, curative, rehabilitative and environmental health care for vision

     * He and his wife Barb, (also a 1970 graduate of EHS) have three sons and one daughter ( Matthew, Michah, Mark and Mary)

We were pleased to present a 2010 "Honored Alumnus Award" to 

Greg McLain.


Rick Schuchardt in 1970
Our second award winner:

     * Graduated from EHS 40 years ago also with the Class of 1970

     * In 1975, he graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science Degree while majoring in Agricultural Business and Education

     * Throughout college he worked as an intern for the United States Department of Agriculture with the National Agriculture  Statistics Service

     *In 1975 he began working full-time for the "Nass" in Oklahoma City, OK

     * During his career, he moved to the Des Moines, Iowa office in 1978 and to the "Nass" headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 1988

     * In 2008 he retired following a distinguished career as an agricultural statistician and assistant to the administrator in charge of strategic planning, accountability reporting, outsourcing and other responsibilities where he interacted on a daily basis with the United States Secretary of Agriculture and his staff

     * Received the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Honors Award in 2007

     * Received the National Agricultural Statistics Service Award for Exemplary Service in 2008

     * In 2009 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

     * During his career he has always kept "Caring for the Land" close to his heart and since 2006 he has engaged in farming near Elgin while living in Fairfax Station, Virginia

     * He and his wife, Jane, have been married for 36 years and they have two sons (Ryan and Phillip)

We are pleased to present an "Honored Alumnus Award" for 2010 to 

Rick Schuchardt.

2010 Honored Alumnus; Rick Schuchardt and Greg McLain

2010 Honored Alumnus

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