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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. 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.

Dr. Thomas B. Murray

Class of 1941
Hall of Honor 1989

Dr. Thomas B. Murray has been a leader in bringing psychiatry to central Nebraska.

Dr. Murray attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Regent’s Scholar, then joined the military and completed his medical education while serving his country. He was chief of psychiatric services for the Army in Europe. He retired from military service as a colonel in 1973.

Dr. Murray took up residence in Kearney in 1974. He helped develop inpatient psychiatric care at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. His dream of a psychiatric hospital in central Nebraska was realized in 1986 when the Richard Young Hospital opened in Kearney.

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