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Four to be inducted into D-B Alumni Hall of Fame

Staff Report • Aug 31, 2019 at 2:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Graduates from classes from 1934 to 1978 are to be inducted into the Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame this fall.

The association board announced the new Hall of Fame class earlier this week. Its members are: MaryLee Davis, Ph.D. and professor emeritus of Michigan State University, Class of 1961; Jo-Marie St. Martin, vice president of federal government relations for W.R. Berkley Corp. and former U.S. House general counsel, Class of 1978; the late U.S. Rep. James H. Quillen, Class of 1934; and retired broadcaster and author Calvin Douglas Sneed, Class of 1972.

The induction ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center. It is open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets are $50 cash or check (in advance) or $55 online; lunch will be provided.

“So many Dobyns-Bennett graduates have made and are making tremendous contributions to society. The Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Association proudly acknowledges and honors the accomplishments of outstanding D-B graduates with their induction into the Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Hall of Fame,” said association President Chris Jenkins. “I encourage everyone to learn more about this year’s four new Hall of Fame inductees and to join us in honoring these impressive Dobyns-Bennett alumni.”

The D-B Alumni Association Hall of Fame was established in 2009. Information about all the inductees can be found online at D-B Alumni Hall of Fame on dbhs.k12k.com — Alumni.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jenkins at (423) 677-8100 or Thom Throp at (423) 797-0604. Tickets can also be purchased online.

The association seeks to unite D-B alumni and to keep them informed of community and school news. The mission is to support D-B and to keep its thousands of graduates engaged in those activities. For more information, visit D-B Alumni Association & Reunions at dbhs.k12k.com.

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