Salem Alumni Banquet will be April 25 PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

The 137 annual Salem High School Alumni Banquet will be held on April 25 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Memorial Gymnasium. 

Brown catering will be in charge of the dinner.

Honor classes are 1964, 1989 and 2014.

Tickets are $14 per person and will be on sale at LaGene Jewelers and Lincks Clothing.

For groups sales of 10 or more wishing to sit together contact Shirley Nale at 883-2176.

The speaker for the 25 year class will be Susan Lehman and the 50-year speaker will be Don Altemeyer.

Those wishing to order tickets by mail should send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check made to Salem Alumni Association for the correct amount to Shirley Nale, P.O. Box 404, Salem, Ind. 47167 and the tickets will be mailed to you.

Information about the speakers

Susan Lehman, Class of 1989, lives in Millersburg, Ohio with her husband D.J., a physician, and their two young sons. After graduating from Salem, she attended Goshen College College where she received a bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in women’s studies in 1993. She then relocated to Chapel Hill, NC where she earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of North Carolina in 1999.

Her husband’s medical residency next took them to Denver, Co., where they enjoyed hiking in the foothills of the Front Range. She took a post-doctoral research fellowship working in the Optoelectronic Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, perhaps best known as the home of the atomic clock which keeps the official time of the United States.

In 2003, she joined the college of  Wooster in Wooster, Ohio and is now an associate professor of physics. The family enjoys spending time outside in the vegetable and flower garden, biking along the local trail, and watching wildlife in the backyard.

Don Altemeyer was honored to be selected for the 2013 Lion Legacy Class-Salem High School’s Academic Hall of Fame.

He was a founding principal of and still active with BSA LifeStructures, Inc., one of the largest full-service architectural/engineering design firms in the United States with offices in Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, Kansas City and Austin, Texas.

In addition to his leadership role of the firm from 1975 through 2010, Don served as the Principal Architect for the planning and design of a wide range of complex healthcare and medical research projects across the country.

From 1999 until 2010, he oversaw the planning, design and construction of the new $1.18 Indianapolis Airport Midfield Terminal Project. As a result of his project leadership, about 90% of the design and construction was performed by Indiana firms. In 2008, he received the American Institute of Architects Edward Pierre Award for civic and career achievement, including leading the airport project.

Do serves on the Executive Committee of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Transit Task Force, Conner Prairie Museum, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, FBI Citizens Academy and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has chaired the World Presidents Organization in Indiana and the Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council and currently serves as president of the Indianapolis/Marion County Building Authority.

Don graduated from College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati in 1970, where he held the Adams Fellowship and Natural Council of the Arts Scholarships in 1969, he received the AIA Ohio Silver Medal in Architecture as the outstanding architectural student.

For several years, he wrote a regular column for the quarterly Design/Construction Edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal and has been named in the Who’s Who in Indiana Design and Construction numerous times.

From 1971-1977, Don served in the United States Air Force/Indiana National Air Guard as a fighter pilot.

He has been married to Teresa for 36 years. They live in Indianapolis and have two grown daughters.