Finney, Hostetler among Wall of Fame inductees

By The Mercury

A former governor, a banking and insurance industry leader, and a pair of physicists have been selected for the Manhattan High Wall of Fame.

The Manhattan High School Alumni Association picked four graduates for induction this year. They are Joan (McInroy) Finney, Charles Hostetler, Don Lamb and Fred Lamb.

Finney, class of ‘42, was selected as a former governor of Kansas — and the first woman to hold the post. She was the state’s 42nd governor, serving from 1991 to 1995.

Hostetler, class of ‘56, was a founding member of the MHS Alumni Association. He was inducted based on his accomplishments in the banking and insurance industries.

The Lamb brothers were credited for their accomplishments in the field of physics.

Don Lamb, class of ‘63, is the Louis Block professor and chairman of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He is also the director of the Enrico Fermi Institute.

Fred Lamb, also class of ‘63, is the director of the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Illinois and is an internationally recognized contributor in the fields of theoretical physics and astrophysics.

Each inductee will be recognized at a ceremony Feb. 18 at MHS West Campus. The formal induction ceremony will follow an MHS varsity girl’s basketball game that night. A reception for the inductees will begin at 6 p.m. in the commons area prior to the game.

A plaque commemorating their achievements will be added to the MHS Wall of Fame.









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