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Beaumont Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

Posted on December 13, 2022 in Articles

Beaumont Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Beaumont Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Beaumont Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Beaumont Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

On a brisk fall evening in September, Beaumont School honored its 2022 Hall of Fame award winners, chosen because they left an indelible mark on the history of the school, the students, and the faculty and staff with whom they have shared these halls. President Wendy A. Hoke led our ceremony and welcomed back to campus our recipients and their families and friends to celebrate this special night.


Margaret “Meg” Taylor Ruesch, PhD ’87

Meg received the Distinguished Alumna Award for her dedication to service and leadership. Meg is the Vice President of Research and Development at Pfizer in Boston, MA. She was pivotal in developing and manufacturing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; Meg and her team were tasked with creating a vaccine that could be made available around the world. In the early part of development, Meg’s team focused on enabling RNA and vaccine manufacturing that could be replicated in mass quantity, and ultimately, more than 3 billion doses of vaccine have been manufactured and delivered to more than 170 countries worldwide. Meg is passionate about being a woman in the male-dominated STEM industry and credits much of her confidence and ability to balance being a wife, mother, and researcher from her foundation at Beaumont. Meg continues to lead teams of experts in state-of-the-art innovative research and development, and leads a team “that is fueled by connection and inclusivity – a nurturing and safe environment that encourages curiosity, and where colleagues feel cared for and supported.”


Katherine “Katy” Radkewich Burkowski ’97

Katy competed in cross country and track and field during her four years at Beaumont. Her freshman year (1993), the team won the Division I State Title, and went on to win the Division II state title the next three years. She won individual cross country state championships in 1994, 1995 and 1996, collectively won 16 individual and team titles for Beaumont, and remains the all-time state record holder in the 5000-meter race. Katy earned her BA from University of Michigan, where she lettered six times and, in 2000, was recognized as All Big Ten. In 2017 Katy was inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame. Katy currently works as Vice President of Recruiting for Fanatics, the leading digital platform for licensed sports merchandise, trading cards, and gaming. She and her husband have an endowment fund established at the University of Florida. The Burkowski Family Scholarship for Sports and Media is awarded annually to one student with financial need and demonstrated accomplishment with internship or immersive work experience in the sports media.

Emily Infeld ’08

While at Beaumont, Emily competed in cross country, as well as track and field. Throughout her four-year career, her many achievements included, but are not limited to, winning two individual state titles in cross country in 2006 and 2007, four straight state titles in the 800-meter distance, two state titles in the 1600-meter distance in track, and two team track and field state titles in 2007 and 2008. Her state record in the 1600-meter distance stood for a decade and a half. In her collegiate career at Georgetown University, Emily was the 3000-meter 2012 NCAA Indoor Championship winner and had runner-up placings in NCAA competition in cross country running and outdoor track. Emily continues to shine in her professional career at major international championships, including the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, the 2015 World Championships in Athletics, the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, and the 2022 World Championships in Athletics.

2012 Volleyball Team

The 2012 Beaumont Volleyball Team, coached by Patrick Royer, was the only team in Beaumont history to reach the Final Four for three consecutive years and to win a state championship. This talented and exceptional team was comprised of 15 young women – five seniors, six juniors, one sophomore, and three freshmen. The team went on to have six players from the 2012 roster to go on to compete in collegiate volleyball.

2012 Team Members: Alexa Abounader ’16, Toni Anderson ’14, Ellen Bornhorst ’14, Courtney Bowman ’14, Molly Davet ’14, Erika Howard ’13, Mairin Jerse ’13, Lauren Milkie ’16, Macie Pifer ’14, Valerie Shepka ’15, Kathryn Siefert ’13, Kelsey Vallee ’14, Emma Vaughn ’13, Megan Yopko ’16, Lauren Youngblood ’13. Team Assistants: Julia Emery ’15 and Katherine Bondy ’16. Statistician: Katherine Pastrick ’13. Coach: Patrick Royer. Assistant Coaches: Katherine Gentile and Joshua Stanhiser.

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