Nominations for the Grand Island Senior High School Hall of Honor are accepted throughout each year. The Hall of Honor Committee will review all submitted nominations and honor inductees every other year. We are excited to announce the Hall of Honor Banquet & Celebration will be held again on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.
The Hall of Honor, inaugurated in 1983, recognizes Grand Island Senior High School alumni who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the betterment of society. Nominees must have graduated more than 20 years ago from the high school.
Online nominations are encouraged using the online form below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Nominations due November 1
Paper nominations also accepted using the PDF below. Paper nomination forms must be returned to the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, Attn: Kari Hooker-Leep, 123 S. Webb Rd., PO Box 4904, Grand Island, NE 68802.
Dr. Eugene H. Cordes
Class of 1954
Hall of Honor 1984
Dr. Eugene H. Cordes is an internationally known biochemist who is the Vice President of the Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Cordes has been a consultant for universities in the United States and several foreign countries. He is the coauthor of four biological chemistry textbooks. He was presented the Career Development Award of the National Institute of Health.
Dr. Cordes currently lives in Westfield, New Jersey.