Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hall of Fame 2022

Barbara Banta, Class of 1981

Senior Artist, Foundation for Hospital Art, 1994 – present

Painted with thousands of patients, their families and facility staff members across the United States and Six Continents. The Foundation for Hospital Art’s “Healing of Art” concept has created over 50,000 paintings for over 7,500 hospitals in 196 countries.

Board Member, Feel Beautiful Today, non-profit organization that supports and transforms the journey of cancer patients and survivors through Arts in Health programs, 2012 – present

B.A., LaGrange College – Art & Design, Concentration in Illustration

Chamblee High School- Track, Volleyball, Basketball, Art Club, 1981 Bulldog Spirit Award, Methodist Youth Fellowship

Emily Choate, Class of 2003

Vice – President of Marketing, Choate Construction Company, 2008 – present

Executive Chair, Advancement Board for Real Estate Development at Clemson University

Event Chair and Founder, “Cars & ‘Q For The Cause” – raising over
3 million dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Jena Award, highest honor nationally bestowed to an individual by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2011

Founding Board Member, Andee’s Army, non-profit supporting children and youth with brain injuries

National 40 under 40 for National Building Design + Construction Magazine, 2015

B.S., Organizational Communications – Clemson University
Chamblee High School- Swimming

Dianne Clark, Faculty

Principal, 1998 – 2002

Assistant Principal, English Teacher, 1992 – 1998

38 years teaching in the DeKalb County School System:  Briarcliff, Clarkston, Peachtree, and Chamblee High Schools

Developed and lead Chamblee High School to become a Charter School, 2001

Soft spoken, kind-hearted friend, mentor, and leader to students, faculty, and staff at Chamblee Charter High School

B.A., Georgia State University – English; Masters, Georgia State University – English; Specialist in Education, Georgia State University – Educational Leadership

Mel Ferm, Staff

Administrative Assistant to the Principal, Chamblee High School, 1982 -1993

Instrumental in writing Chamblee High School’s 5- and 10-year Southern Association of College & School accreditation report

Coralwood School, clerk typist, 1979 -1982

DeKalb County District:  Executive Secretary of Affirmative Development, Psychological Services Student 504 Support Team, 1993 – 2004

Transcriber and organizer of Dr. Billy Graham archival interviews (radio and television) for the Billy Graham Library

Dr. Robert Glor, Faculty

Taught Music, Choral Music, Musical Theater, AP Music Theory, and Keyboard, 1992 -2011 & 2012 -2013

Coordinator, K-12 Choral Music, DeKalb County School District, 2011- 2012

Star Teacher, 2010

Georgia Perimeter College Stars Rising Award, 2000

Chamblee Area Business and Professional Coalition Good Neighbor Award, 2005

Founding Artistic Director of Our Song, the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chorus, 2002 – present

Performances include several tours in Ireland, Czechia, and Germany, and with Hugh Jackman, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and several other nationally known artists

B.A., Music Education – Missouri State University; Masters, Voice Performances – Webster University; Doctorate, Music Education – Shenandoah University

Larry Hall, Staff

Custodian at Chamblee High School – 36 years, 1984 – 2020

A Chamblee Bulldog to the Bone – greeted every student and faculty member with a positive salutation

Proud graduate of Murphy (Crim) High School

Took great pride in making sure the building and grounds were safe, clean, and ready for the students and staff

Always willing and committed to support the staff and students

Co-worker, mentor, and friend to many.  Considered Chamblee High School his second family

True asset to the Chamblee High School Team

A team player willing to do anything with a smile and gleam in his eyes

Roddy Jones, Class of 2007

Football Analyst, ESPN Network, 2015 – present

Georgia Tech Football, 4-year started, Senior year – Captain

All ACC Academic Football Team, 2008, 2009, 2010

Georgia Tech Football Record for Career starts – 52 and highest yards per carry average – 7.6

DeKalb County Schools Football Career Rushing Record -5,055 yards

Baseball, drafted by the Chicago White Sox, 2007

B.S., Management – Georgia Institute of Technology; Master of Business Administration – Georgia Institute of Technology

Chamblee High School- Football, Baseball, Mock Trial, Yearbook

Rebecca Buckmaster Serna, Class of 1995

Executive Director:  Propel ATL, Reclaiming Atlanta’s streets as safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll

Fulbright Scholar in Bogota, Columbia studying innovative public transportation projects

Advocate of the Year, League of American Bicyclists, 2020

Woman of the Year, Women in Transportation Seminar, 2015

Advocate of the Year, Alliance for Biking and Walking, 2013

Chamblee High School- National Honor Society, Orchestra, German Club, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball, National Merit Semi-Finalist, Senior Superlative, Senior Best – Most Athletic