Monday, July 15, 2024

Hall of Fame 2012

Gwyned Bius- Teacher and Coach at CHS, 1971-1988

  • DeKalb County School System, 31 years
  • Georgia High School Association Gymnastics Official of the Year, 2010
  • CHS Varsity Coach of Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics
  • National USA gymnastics judge, 1991- present
  • Colquitt County Sports Hall of Fame, 2007
  • B.S., Education-University of Georgia; M.Ed., Education – University of Georgia




Laura Hauck Covington, Class of 1977

  •  Vice President, Yahoo!Inc., Intellectual Property Policy, 2011-present
  •  First intellectual property lawyer at Yahoo!; Global Head of Trademark, Domain Names and Copyright, 1999-2011
  • University of Georgia School of Law Board of Visitors, 2010 – present
  • Named as one of “The World’s Leading In-house Trademark Lawyers,” Intellectual Property Magazine, 2010
  • B.A., Journalism – University of Georgia (magna cum laude), JD, University of Georgia School of Law (magna cum laude)



Jim Hamm, Class of 1967

  • Champion for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Founder and executive director of Special Populations Tennis, serving over 600 athletes with special needs
  • Head Tennis Coach of Team USA, 2011 Special Olympics Summer Games – Athens, Greece
  • Regional Tennis Coach of Team USA, 2003 Special Olympics Summer Games – Dublin, Ireland
  • Tommy Nobis Foundation Philanthropy Award, 2003
  • Atlanta Falcon Quarterback Community Service Award, 2011



George Ivey, Jr., Class of 1938 gi11

  • Founded Ivey Construction Company
  • Built over 3,000 homes; 15 schools; 5 hospitals, 6 army bases, Lake Lanier
  • Rebuilt Chamblee High School in 1941
  • MARTA Board of Directors, 17 years
  • American Public Transportation Association Hall of Fame, 2001
  • Honored for 50 years of service, the Buckhead Rotary Club, 2011
  • B.S., Civil Engineering – Georgia Tech, JD – Atlanta Law School



Ben Niles, Class of 1983

  • Award-winning documentary filmmaker 
  • Film, Note by Note (The Making of Steinway) National premiere, PBS; top honors – Sarasota Film Festival;
  • selected to the prestigious American Documentary Association
  • Owner of PLOW Productions
  • Graphic Designer; created album packages for Collective Soul, Jewell, Jon Brion, Phish and George Carlin
  • Produced commercial videos for Ford, Gourmet Magazine, Wired Magazine, Razorfish, J. Walter Thompson and Taste of NY.
  • B.A., Graphic Arts – University of Georgia


Mike Wilkie, Class of 1974

  • Former Police Chief – Acworth, 2002-2012
  • 25 years of Law enforcement service
  • Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Agency of the Year, 2010
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Leadership Award, 2000
  • Created a positive culture of community service leading by example
  • Trained with Israel State Police, Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Program
  • Criminal Justice Professor at Bob Jones University, 2012 – present
  • Masters Degree, Criminal Justice – University of South Carolina; Masters Degree, Ministry – Bob Jones University
  • Doctor, Public Administration – Valdosta State University; FBI National Academy Graduate

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