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2019 Inductee Bios

Lisa Angleson

Lisa (Thompson) Angleson
  • 1981 District I AA Champion in 100-meter hurdles
  • 1982 District I AA Champion in 100-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles and 400-meter relay
  • 1982 PIAA Track & Field State Champion in 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles
  • 1983 PIAA Track & Field State Champion in 100-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles (set state record)
  • 1983 District I AA Champion in 100-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash
  • Four-time Bux-Mont League Champion
  • 1983 Dannehower Award Winner
  • 1983 Graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School
  • 1987 Commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a Quartermaster Branch Officer with a bachelor’s degree in science
  • Held various positions within the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, training soldiers for deployment overseas for operations in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska
  • Received the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Air Assault Badge

charlie kramer

Charlie Kramer
  • ·1982 Named Head Wrestling Coach for PVHS
  • Led team to 258 wins during his tenure through 2007
  • 1984 Named District I “Coach of the Year”
  • 1986 Led District I Championship Team
  • 1986 Named District I “Coach of the Year”
  • 1986 Received the “Outstanding Young Educator and Coach” Award from the Skippack-Perkiomen Jaycees
  • 1988 Led District I Championship Team
  • 1988 Named District I “Coach of the Year”
  • 1990 Led District I Championship Team
  • 1990 Named District I “Coach of the Year”
  • 1994 Led Tournament Team Champions in the Central Springfield Invitational in Springfield, MA
  • 1998 Led Tournament Team Champions in the Peru Invitational Tournament in Peru, NY
  • 1998 Received the Norristown Times Herald Nelson Stratton “Coach of the Year” Award
  • 2003 Pioneer Athletic Conference Community Service Award
  • 2009 Southeastern Pennsylvania Wrestling Regional Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Raised tens of thousands of dollars for the less fortunate through team fundraisers
  • Coached the team in 10 seasons of “Wrestling with Reading” to help elementary school readers in the district
Dr. Joseph DeSimone

Dr. Joseph DeSimone
  • 1982 PVHS Graduate
  • 1986 Ursinus College Graduate
  • 1990 Earned Ph.D. in chemistry at Virginia Tech/Joined University of North Carolina faculty
  • 2000 Oliver Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina
  • 2002 Wallace H. Carothers Award from the Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society
  • 2002 Engineering Excellence Award by DuPont
  •  2002 John Scott Award presented by the Board of Directors of City Trusts, Philadelphia, given to "the most deserving" men and women whose inventions have contributed in some outstanding way to the "comfort, welfare and happiness" of mankind
  • 2002 Co-founded Bioabsorbable Vascular Solutions to commercialize a fully bioabsorbable, drug-eluting stent
  • 2004 Co-founded Liquidia Technologies based on PRINT (Particle Replication in Non-Wetting Templates) technology
  • 2005 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Invention
  • 2007 Collaboration Success Award from the Council for Chemical Research
  • 2008 Tar Heel of the Year by the Raleigh News & Observer
  • 2008 Awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize
  • 2009 National Institute of Health Director's Pioneer Award and the North Carolina Award (highest honor the State of North Carolina can bestow to recognize notable achievements of North Carolinians in the fields of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts and Public Service)
  • 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Award in recognition of his efforts to advance diversity in the chemistry PhD workforce
  • 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation, presented by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, to honor and promote creativity in science and engineering
  • 2013 Launched Carbon, where he made scientific breakthroughs in the areas of green chemistry, medical devices, and nanotechnology
  • Earned U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
  • 2014 Industrial Research Institute Medal and the American Chemical Society Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success
  • 2015 Recipient of the Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine and the Dickson Prize from Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2016 Awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama
  • 2017 Awarded the 22nd Annual Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment
  • 2018 Awarded the National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science
  • Author of over 350 scientific publications and named an inventor on nearly 200 issued patents
  • Elected to all three U.S. National Academies – the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering

Tom Keenan

Thomas J. Keenan
  • Began teaching career in Schwenksville Union School District in 1959
  • Air Force veteran who served in Korea and Japan
  • Served as high school social studies teacher and department chairperson
  • Consistently commended for his rapport with students and his ability to engage them in the subject area
  • Served as advisor to Pep Club, Junior and Senior Class, Presidential Classroom for Young Americans
  • Voted “Favorite Teacher” by many senior classes
  • Supported students outside the classroom by attending events and activities
  • Stadium named in his honor