|Rossford honors two graduates with annual Award of Distinction|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:21|
ROSSFORD - The Rossford School District will hold this year's Award of Distinction Ceremony on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Rossford High School auditorium.
This year's honorees, Dr. Bradley Goeke and Timothy Mahoney, will be recognized at the 2013 Award of Distinction Ceremony for their significant contributions to society.
Goeke graduated from Rossford High School in 1990.He was a member of the varsity soccer, wrestling and baseball teams and participated in National Honor Society and the French club.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned a 2nd Lieute-nant in June of 1994. He completed his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in 1998 and his Orthopedic Surgical Residency from the University of Ark-ansas for Medical Sciences in 2003.
Goeke served the country with tours of duty in Iraq, Qatar and Afghanistan. He re-entered active duty Air Force in July of 2003, spending one year in Korea and eight more years after that at Eglin AFB, Florida. He separated from the Air Force in September 2012 to join Bluewater Orthopedics in private practice.
He's the son of Richard and Sylvia Goeke.
Mahoney moved to Rossford with his family when he was 5. He graduated from Rossford in 1971 and lettered in football and track, was senior class president, and participated in other activities.
He attended Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), where he graduated summa cum laude in 1975 with a major in philosophy. He went back to school and in 1979 earned a Masters in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (North-western University, Evan-ston, IL) with a major in accounting and a minor in managerial economics.
Mahoney worked as a certified public accountant for Arthur Andersen in Chicago, before becoming a member of the Financial Consulting Division of Duff and Phelps, Inc., also in Chicago in 1981.
He left Duff and Phelps in 1985 as a vice president and Chartered Financial Analyst to pursue a doctoral degree in philosophy, which he received in 1991 from the University of Pennsylvania (Phila-delphia) with a dissertation in ancient philosophy.
In 1991, he and his wife moved to Texas, where he was a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Besides teaching courses, he supervised student work in the masters and doctoral programs in the humanities.
In 2003, the family moved back to his wife's native state of Rhode Island, where Mahoney became a member of the Philosophy Department at Providence College.
Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Providence College teaching courses such as ancient philosophy and business ethics, as well as courses in the College's Develop-ment of Western Civiliza-tion Program.
He is the son of Bill and Mary Mahoney.
The honored guests will also be recognized that evening at the Jackson-Ferguson Stadium during the homecoming football game as the Rossford Bulldogs take on the Lake Flyers at 7 p.m.
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