Thank you to all who supported the 31st annual Community Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony.
The banquet took place November 14 at Century Center, with almost 600 in attendance. The 2017 inductees are Bishop Donald Alford Sr., Greg & Mary Downes, Billy “Stix” Nicks, William Przybysz, Mikki Dobski Shidler and Horatio Chapin (historic Inductee). Other honors were presented to Dennis Andres, Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, Holladay Properties and Christmas Commandos.
Planning will begin in early 2018 for next year’s banquet. If you would like to nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, send two letters of recommendation to the South Bend Alumni Association, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601.
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SBAA Focus on Alums: Mark Waters
Mark Waters was born in 1964 in Wyandotte, Michigan. He later moved to South Bend where he attended and graduated as valedictorian from Riley High School in 1982. After high school, water attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a degree in theatre. Mark was involved many theatre productions as both a writer and an actor in San Fransisco. He later, however, became interested in film after visiting the sets of movies his brother had worked on. He went on to get a master’s degree from the American Film Institute and debuted his first film in 1997. In 2003 he began to move toward family movies working on “Freaky Friday” and the “Spiderwick Chronicles” in 2008. Additionally, he is well-known for his work on the film “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”, where he worked with live penguins on set, and “Mean Girls”. In 2008 he won the Franklin J. Schaffner Award from the American Film Festival Institute, and since then has been nominated for five additional awards for his work in the film industry.
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