Dayton Region's Walk of Fame
Thanks to all who came to celebrate our new honorees at Walk the Walk!
Wright Dunbar, Inc. proudly announces the 2016 inductees:
Entertainment & Media: Nancy Cartwright - Internationally known as the voice of Bart Simpson
Govt/Military- Martin Robison Delany- Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln field rank major in 1865, making him the highest ranking African American officer in the Civil War
Sports- Donald J. Donoher– Coach Donoher headed the UD men’s basketball program for 25 years and is the all time winningest men’s basketball coach in UD history.
Media- Harold (Hal) McCoy– As a sports writer he’s covered the Cincinnati Reds since 1972 and is credited with coining the Red’s the “Big Red Machine.” Inducted into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
Media - Bette Rogge Morse–After receiving her Masters from UD in 1977 she began teaching communications there and went on to host “The Bette Rogge Show” interviewing nationally known celebrities. Inducted into the Dayton area Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003
Business- Norma and Robert “Bob” Ross– Became the first African-American Mercedes-Benz Dealer in the world. Upon Mr. Ross’s passing, Mrs. Ross took over the dealership, while continuing her role as leader in Dayton philanthropy.
Philanthropy- Dr. Benjamin and Marian Schuster- A three decade dream of a new performing arts center was made possible with the Schuster’s leadership and lead donation of 8 million dollars.
Govt/Military – General Janet Wolfenbarger - A member of the first graduating class of female cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, she went on to become the first woman to attain the rank of four-star general in the U.S. Air Force.
The Walk of Fame is a significant legacy of the City of Dayton’s bicentennial celebration in 1996. As of 2015, 156 individuals have been recognized on the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame for their outstanding and enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world in the areas of:
Arts and Culture
Significant Personal Achievement
Since its inception in 1996 as a part of the City of Dayton’s bicentennial celebration, individuals have been recognized on the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame for their outstanding and enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world.
The Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame is installed in the sidewalks along West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway Streets in the historic Wright-Dunbar Business District, and can be enjoyed year-round. Visit the place where three exceptional men, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar called home. Begin your visit at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, where you can chat with knowledgeable staff, pick up a Walk of Fame walking tour brochure, information and directions to other historical sites, and find out about general programs and special events during your visit.
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