Bob Duryea-2018 Wall of Fame Recipient

Bob Duryea has been selected as the 2018 Alliance Public Schools Foundation Wall of Fame recipient.  Bob graduated from Alliance High School in 1952 and then from Chadron State College in 1956.  In addition to graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, he earned both a Master's and Specialist Degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln later in life.

Throughout Bob’s career he worked in many capacities in the educational realm which included superintendent, principal, coach, and teacher.  In 1970, Bob was hired by the Alliance Public Schools as the Business Manager and maintained that position until his retirement in 1989.  

After he retired from Alliance Public Schools, he graciously accepted the principal position at Saint Agnes Academy for one year when they were unable to find a worthy candidate.  

While at APS, he served as President of the State Business Manager's Association.  As the President of the State Business Manager’s Association in 1981, he felt the need for a project.  The goal of the project was to teach and mentor future business managers and emphasize a new method of how to rescue and expand funds.  In time, he invited others to become part of the project and everyone he asked was more than happy become involved; thus creating the Alliance Public Schools Foundation.  Even up until his retirement he actively sought out community members and colleagues to be part of the foundation.   

Bob has always been involved in his community and was a member of the United States Army.  For many years he was an active lector and member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, American Legion, Elks, Eagles, and Secretary of the State Traveler’s Protection Agency for fifteen years as well as the President for two terms at the state level. Bob and his wife Joanie, who was also a pillar in Alliance’s educational community, were named Alliance’s Grand Marshals for the community’s Heritage Days celebration.

Bob has been and is an advocate for education and his lineage runs deep in Alliance Public schools.  All three of his daughters graduated from Alliance public schools, as well as five grandkids.  He also has great grandkids who either attend or will attend Alliance Public Schools.

Bob Duryea is a more than deserving recipient of this honor because of his dedication to education over the years, involvement in our community, financial foresight that made Alliance Public Schools a stable financial entity for many years, as well as being the founder of the Alliance Public Schools Foundation.

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