2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

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Konkrete Kids Foundation Announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni

The Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is proud to announce this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Wall of Honor Inductees.  Each of these six Northampton Area High School graduates has achieved success in his or her chosen career or profession while also having a positive impact on others through community service and/or volunteerism.


Mr. Daryl Amey (Class of 1962)

  • Owner/Manager Amey’s Garage, Inc.

  • member/officer/president, Lehigh Township Lions Club

  • member/volunteer service/community organizations 


Dr. Edgar Balliet (Class of 1968)

  • Owner Balliet and Veterinary Associates

  • instructor/Advisory Board member, Lehigh Carbon Community College
    and Northampton Community College;

  • Instructor/speaker local outreach/externship programs for clubs/students/organizations

  • “on-call” volunteer veterinarian Lehigh Valley Zoo/community organizations    

Dr. Linda Koch (Class of 1965)     

  • Retired Vice-President of Student Affairs, Lock Haven University

  • College administrator, Western Connecticut State University and Shippensburg University

  • member/leader of community boards/government agencies/professional organizations


Mr. Leo Livengood (Class of 1957)    

  • President/CEO/Owner, Livengood Excavators, Inc.

  • Recognized nationally as one of top twelve contractors

  • Served local government                     

  • Sponsored various community recreational projects

  • member/sponsor of church projects    


Mr. John Mauser (Class of 1965)

  • Retired Mathematics teacher, Northampton Area School District

  • volunteer/ member/leader of various Lehigh Valley environmental and conservation organizations        


Mr. Larry Oberly (Class of 1963)

  • Retired Social Studies teacher, Nazareth High School

  • Instructor/adjunct faculty, Penn State University, Lehigh Carbon
    Community College

  • Local government/church/community member/volunteer/leader

The public is cordially invited to attend the Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration Dinner and Recognition Program on Sunday evening, August 30, 2020, at Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, Danielsville.  


Family, friends, Northampton Area School District faculty, administrators, and students will join the Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation that evening when each of these six alumni will be honored and presented with their official Distinguished Alumni Award plaque.

The plaque for each honoree, recognizing his/her personal and professional post high school graduation achievements and featuring a current photo, as well as a graduation photo, will be permanently mounted in June on the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor located in Northampton High School’s main lobby. The Distinguished inductees honored on the Wall serve as an inspiration to all students and as a reminder to the entire community of Northampton Area School District’s proud education tradition and commitment to serve others.

The Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt community organization.  As a Foundation fundraiser, all proceeds from the April 24 Celebration Dinner and Recognition Program will be used to “promote, enhance, and supplement educational and co-curricular programs by providing extended learning opportunities and experiences for the benefit of students within the Northampton Area School District.”

Information about purchasing August 30th Celebration tickets, opportunities to provide sponsorships for the event, as well as to donate items/services for the evening’s auction, are now available at www.konkretefoundation or by calling 610-767-7824.

Distinguished Alumni
Wall of Honor Celebration


Postponed to: April 23, 2021


2020 Nomination Information

2020 Nomination form

download and mail to:
Distinguished Alumni Award Committee
Box 816
Cherryville, PA 18035

St Lukes White


Mr. Bruce Lack


Reichel Funeral Home

Horwith Trucks, Inc

Foundation Board Members

Claudia Shulman, President

Aaron Schisler, Vice President

Paulette Fritz, Treasurer

Beth Schisler. Secretary

Bill Conner

Darrell Crook
Kristen Pittman

Claudia Shulman

David Shulman

Tim Tepes

Nonvoting Members 

Joe Kovalchik, Superintendent

Kathy Ott, Director of Data, Grants,
      and Special Programs

Ross Makary, School Board

Michelle Costanzo, Teacher Liaison

Contact Us


Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation 
PO Box 154, Northampton, PA 18067

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