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Hall of Honor

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. 

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.


A night honoring distinguished alumni and educators

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Riverside Golf Club
5:30 pm Cocktails  |  6:30 pm Dinner


You are invited to attend the celebration.

Join the GIPS Foundation for an extraordinary event, Legends & Legacies. The Foundation is dedicated to honoring distinguished Grand Island Senior High Alumni to the Hall of Honor and celebrating our Legendary Educators. This event is a celebration of the remarkable individuals who have not only walked the hallowed halls of education but have also left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those they have touched. Join us as we celebrate these extraordinary alumni and the passionate educators. Legends & Legacies welcomes you to an evening of celebration, reflection, and recognition of those who have shaped the future through their commitment to knowledge and the pursuit of greatness.

Dr. Richard "Mac" DeMay

Class of 1969
Hall of Honor 2000

Richard Mac DeMay graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1969. 

Richard graduated, summa cum laude, from Hastings College in 1973. He received his MD in 1976 from Northwestern University in Chicago, where he also did his pathology residency. 

He was cytopathology fellow under William J. Frable at the Medical College of Virginia. He has been Director of Cytopathlogy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and since 1994, the University of Chicago, where he is also Professor of Clinical Pathology.

Dr. DeMay is a member of national and international cytopathology committees, serves on the editorial board of three pathology journals, and is the author of more than 50 publications, including two textbooks, The Art and Science of Cytopathology and Practical Principles of Cytopathology.

He is married to Gail and has three children, Alexander, David and Jacqueline.

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