DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI ANNOUNCED
Annually, the MSD of Lawrence Township recognizes graduates who have made a difference in the community and beyond since graduating from Lawrence Township Schools. This year, three Lawrence Central and three Lawrence North alumni will be honored. The recognition will take place at the High School Top 30 Banquets in April.
LAWRENCE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Lawrence Central Class of 1968,
was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2009 and since that time has dedicated her time and energy to advocating for fellow cancer patients. Teresa has facilitated a blood cancer support group at IU Simon Cancer Center and established a second support group at Community Health Network. Teresa is the past board chair of the Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). She is the recipient of the Hoosier Cancer Research Network's Terry Hoeppner Patient Advocate of the Year Award for making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and caregivers. Her advocacy has extended outside of Indiana to Capitol Hill.
Teresa is an outstanding artist and chaired the grand opening of the Indianapolis Arts Center, served on their board for 17 years, and currently is on the board of the Watercolor Society. You may even see her work on display in Indianapolis. Currently Teresa is preparing for a one woman show in June at Conner Prairie Museum.
Her career work was spent at L.S. Ayres and IBM. She attended Crestview Elementary and Belzer Middle School prior to LC. She is married, has two daughters, and two grandchildren.
Lawrence Central Class of 1962
, earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University and later served on the faculty at Harvard University, Boston University, and Simmons College. Since 2008, Dr. Foley has been full-time faculty in National
Security, Homeland Security, and Public Safety at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Since 2014, he has lectured at IU's program at the Center for International Educational Exchange, U.K., and before that at King's College, London.
In 2011, he received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for co-authoring a film, "Tough Decisions: Defending the Homeland." Previously, he was the Operations Plans Chief for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security while simultaneously a Department of Homeland Security Federal Contractor for the National Level Exercise Program in Washington, D.C.
He and his wife, Mairin, live in Indianapolis and have two children, two children-in-law, and eleven grandchildren.
Lawrence Central Class of 1966
, retired after a 40-year career as a teacher and coach, most of that time in Lawrence Township. Doug retired as the winningest football coach in Lawrence Township football history. When he retired in 1994, he did so with a record of 136 wins and 61 losses over the course of 19 seasons. In 2006, Coach Reeser was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
Coach Reeser was hired as the first head football coach at Lawrence North High School in 1976. At twenty-seven years old, he was the youngest football coach in Marion County. His program enjoyed
18 winning seasons in a row, including four sectional championships and seven Central Suburban Athletic Football Conference Championships. During his tenure as head coach, Doug was selected as Coach of the Year on six different occasions.
He was the LN Physical Education Department Chair until his retirement in 2010. Doug was selected Educator of the Year for Lawrence Township in 1975. He started the Lawrence Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1976 and spent many spring weekends with the LCHS/LNHS FCA members at the Reeser family cabin at Lake Monroe.
Doug has always been an active member of the Lawrence Community. In 1983, he was elected to serve as a member of the Lawrence City Council and has spent two decades overseeing the rebirth and dramatic growth of one of Indiana's most vibrant first-class cities. Doug served as the Council president for six years. In 1994, he was selected Man of the Year for the City of Lawrence.
Doug has been a member of the American Red Cross since 1970 and taught swimming classes in Lawrence Township during his entire teaching career. He and his wife live in Oaklandon and enjoy being loving grandparents to 13 grandchildren.
LAWRENCE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Lawrence North Class of 1993
, currently serves as the Assistant General Counsel of Global Labor and Employee Relations for Cummins. Prior to joining Cummins, John served four years in the United States Marine Corps as an avionics technician. After receiving an honorable discharge, he went to work for Raytheon Aerospace and EG&G, earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, and his law degree from IU McKinney School of Law. In 2011, he left private practice to join Cummins.
He is responsible for managing, coaching, and developing a global team of lawyers who support approximately 70,000 employees doing business in over 190 countries around the world.
John lives in Fishers, Indiana, with his wife Suzanne (also a Lawrence North Wildcat!) and their six-year-old twins. In his free time, John enjoys sports, travel, and learning about current and historical events.
Suzanne Robinson Gaidoo
Lawrence North Class of 1995
, attended Mary Castle Elementary and Craig Middle School before becoming a Wildcat. Upon graduating from LN, she received an athletic scholarship to attend Indiana State University. After graduating from ISU with a B.S. in Criminology and a minor in Psychology, Suzanne received an academic scholarship to attend Cincinnati College of Law. While at Lewis & Kappes, Suzanne led the formation of the firm's nonprofit law practice group. In 2017, Suzanne joined Citizens Energy Group as senior legal counsel. Suzanne has been recognized as Indiana's Super Rising Star four times. Additionally she was a finalist in the legal category for Indy's Best and Brightest. Suzanne is an active community servant, having served on the boards of several local organizations as well as having been appointed by former Governor Pence to serve as a Commissioner of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. She currently serves on the board of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Suzanne also serves on the board of the St. Vincent Foundation. She is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series and now serves on its Advisory Council.
Suzanne is married to John Gaidoo, who she met during her freshman year at Lawrence North. They are the proud parents of six-year old twins. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and cooking.
Ryan Lynch, Lawrence North Class of 2002. When Ryan graduated high school, he had already obtained his private pilot's license. Following his passion, he continued in aviation at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. At the age of 23, he became a First Officer for Trans States Airlines. Currently Ryan is a captain for Delta Connection, a flight-training instructor, a manager of a Pilot Mentor Program, and a senior pilot recruiter for his company, all while pursuing his Masters of Science in Leadership. Ryan is passionate about serving his community and mentoring students and future leaders through such programs as the Lawrence North mentorship program, Pilots for Kids Organization, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), Pilot for Schools program, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Peer Mentoring Program, CCASTT Foundation ACE Camps, Indianapolis ACE (Aviation Career Education), and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - First Year Programs.
Ryan continues to demonstrate his strong leadership abilities and holds a wide range of leadership positions, among them President of the Board of Directors for Voice of the Victim, Indy Chapter President for Women Aviation International, and board member for TeenWorks. Furthermore, Ryan has also served as Director of the Indianapolis ACE Academy, Board Chairman for The Mind Program Corporation in Indianapolis, and he is currently the Founder/Board Chairman of an aviation youth organization in Indianapolis, the NAYR (National Aviation Youth Resources) Foundation, Inc.
Congratulations to all of this year's recipients for this well-deserved recognition. You are making a difference.
If you know a Lawrence Central or Lawrence North graduate you would like to nominate, follow the school links below.
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"Superheroes Unite" Celebration INCREDIBLE!
The 2019 "Superheroes Unite" Celebration was a record-breaking event! 657 Lawrence Township Incredibles completed the mission and raised $122,000.
Thank you to our Honorary Chair and Indiana Teacher of the Year, Tamara L. Markey, for representing Lawrence Township and to all who attended. The Foundation could not be more thankful for the continued support from our Lawrence Township Family. A special THANK YOU to all our superheroes who gave their time, talent, and treasures to make the Celebration a success.
To see a list of all the MARVELous sponsors, click here.
Check out event photos on Facebook and the "Superheroes Unite" video, on YouTube.
Together creating tomorrow's superheroes!
2019 "Fore The Kids"
Grab Your Alumni Friends & Join the Fun!
June 6, 2019 - 9am Shotgun Start
Old Oakland Golf Club
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Lawrence Central will be recognizing members of the 2004 state championship baseball team on Tuesday May 7th. If you were part of the team, please RSVP to
or call 317-964-7440.
If you are a fan, mark you calendar to attend the LC vs LN game and help recognize the 2004 team the brought the school's first ever (and still remaining) baseball state championship to LC.
Volleyball - Lawrence North
Girls Golf -
Football - Lawrence Central
Boys Tennis -
Girls Soccer - Lawrence North
Boys Soccer - Lawrence Central
Boys Basketball - Lawrence Central
Girls Basketball -
Girls Swimming & Diving -
Boys Swimming & Diving -
Track & Field - @LN on 4/30/19
Softball - @ LC 5/7/19
Baseball - @LC on 5/7/19
Baseball - @LN on 5/8/19
Lawrence Central Class of 1969
50 Year Class Reunion
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Bridgewater Club, 5:00pm to 11:00pm
3535 E. 161st Street, Carmel, IN 46033
Pam Dusendschon by
Lawrence Central Class of 1994
25th Year Class Reunion
Sept. 13-14, 2019
Questions? Contact Latasha Mardis by
Lawrence North Class of 1999
20 Year Reunion
Planning Has Begun
Questions or want to help - contact Matt Boling by email.
If you would like to add your reunion to the Alumni eNewsletter or the Alumni page of the Foundation's website, please email
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