Fairborn City Schools announces 7 Hall of Fame inductees


Fairborn City Schools will induct seven members into the district’s Hall of Fame.

The honor recognizes the achievements of Fairborn graduates, former faculty members and community members of exemplary service, according to the district.

The inductees, listed below, will be welcomed into the Hall of Fame during a public ceremony, held 7 p.m., April 28, at the Fairborn High School auditorium. There will be a reception after the ceremony.

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Commander Matthew E. Arnold is a 1987 graduate of Fairborn High School, holds a master’s degree in Project Management, served in the U.S. Navy for almost 30 years and is currently assigned as the weapons officer on board U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.

Peter E. Bates is a 1979 graduate of Baker High School, the president and owner of PEB/ Shwartz Jewelry L.L.C., a partner in Theile Building Development L.L.C. and an active supporter of Fairborn schools and community organizations.

Dr. Andrew D. Feltz is a 1987 graduate of Fairborn High School, a graduate of the Ohio State College of Optometry, founder of OnHealthcare, co-founder of Mission of Sight and currently the clinical director for eye care services to 360 Care.

Lt. Col. Jon W. Hobbs, USAF (Ret.) is a 1984 graduate of Fairborn High School, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, holds a master’s degree in management, served as a pilot in the Air Force and currently is a captain at Southwest Airlines.

Judy Jagger-Mescher is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, holds a master’s degree in educational administration, was a 30-year teacher in Fairborn City Schools and is currently a program director and faculty member at Wright State University.

Dr. David S. Kocher is a 1967 graduate of Fairborn High School, a graduate of Ohio State University Veterinary School, is certified in laser surgery, digital radiography and Healing Touch and is the owner of the Towne and Country Animal Clinic.

Mark S. Neal is a 1995 graduate of Fairborn High School, a graduate of the University of Dayton, holds a master’s degree from the Antioch McGregor School and is the program director and on-air host at 1410 WING AM, an ESPN affiliate.

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