The Officers and Council of the Boardman High School Alumni Association announce the selections for the 7th annual Boardman High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
They are Alan Weimer and Greg Smith. The awards were handed out a Boardman High School awards assembly in May.
Alan Weimer, Class of 1981
Weimer was active at BHS in boys service organizations, chess, German, and science clubs, student senate, class officer, National Honor Society and four years of baseball. He graduated from University of Cincinnati summa cum laude with a BS in chemical engineering and earned his master and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado.
Weimer has served as an H.T. Sears Memorial professor of chemical engineering at the University of Colorado since 2006. Prior to this, he worked for the Dow Chemical Co. for 16 years.
Weimer is a world-renowned researcher, inventor and well-respected expert in chemical engineering. His distinguished accolades include 175 published manuscripts, 32 US patents issued and eight patents pending, and 133 invited presentations.
His is co-founder of ALD Nanosolutions, Inc.
In addition to his professional duties, Weimer has organized community efforts in his hometown, managed girls softball and boys baseball teams and lead outreach activities in science classes at local schools.
Greg Smith, Class of 1984
At BHS, Smith was active in the Spartan Marching Band and orchestra where he served as president, was a rifle team co-captain, member of the National Honor Society and track and field team. After graduation, Greg continued to Miami University and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. In 2009, he received his master’s degree in Strengths Leadership from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing his doctorate of leadership at Regent University.
Smith is chairman of the board of Compco and CEO of Strength Partnership. As a leadership specialist, he has created a free online leadership education program. He also has created Vital Task Management, soon to be released, which is an integrated system for hiring, managing and evaluating people from a positive psychology perspective.
Smith often sponsors programs that help mentor others through the Emerging Leaders Club at BHS, YMCA, YWCA and Empowering Women. In addition, he and his family have generously contributed and/or raised funds for the Center for Performing Arts, the new Spartan Stadium, Boardman Band, Special Olympics, United Way, Penguin Club, Boardman Police training, Bruce Lee Foundation.
A copy of their award plague will be placed on the Alumni Wall outside of the BHS office. Applications for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award will be available in the fall at boardmanalumni.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.