Wright Dunbar, Inc. announces that the 2016 Dayton Region Walk of Fame nomination form is now available online. Paper nomination forms are also available at the Wright Dunbar, Inc. office. Nominations must be received by noon on Friday, April 1, 2016, either online or in the Wright-Dunbar offices.
Individuals who were born in the Dayton region or have spent a significant amount of time here and who have made an outstanding impact locally, nationally, or internationally are eligible for nomination.
Non-profit groups are also eligible. The following categories are considered:
Arts/Culture, Aviation, Business/Corporate Leader, Community Service, Education, Entertainment/Media, Environment, Government/Military, Invention/Innovation, Law, Medicine, Philanthropy, Science, Significant Personal Achievement, Sports, Other
Last year’s honorees were Keith D. Harrison (Entertainment), Zoe Dell Nutter (Philanthropy), Robert (Bob) Keyser Schul (Sports), Gerald Sharkey (Significant Personal Achievement), and Eugene Edward (“Snooky”) Young, Jr. (Entertainment).
The Walk of Fame began in 1996 as part of the Dayton Bicentennial celebration, with over 150 people or groups having been recognized since then. Memorial stones are located in the sidewalks along West Third and Williams Streets in the Wright Dunbar Business District.
Harry Seifert, chair of the Wright-Dunbar, Inc. board, said that the community is fortunate to have Madeline Iseli, vice president for advancement at Sinclair Community College, and Ron Rollins, senior editor of the Dayton Daily News, as co-chairs of the recognition planning this year. Iseli said, “The Walk of Fame is a meaningful regional activity that educates all of us on how much the Dayton region has contributed to society, past and present.”
2016 winners will be honored during a luncheon at Sinclair Community College on Thursday, September 22.