HALL OF FAME DINNER AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The 2016-2017 Edwardsburg Public Schools Hall of Fame events, sponsored by the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation, will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the EPS Performing Arts Center.  The late Heidi Ann Ross will be honored with the Lifetime Award for her service and contribution, as a world-renowned educator and professor at Indiana University. Brian T. Hostetler will receive the Student Activities Award for the honors he received while attendingEdwardsburg High School and Western Michigan University, and while playing baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers. The events, will begin with a dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the atrium, followed by the induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC Auditorium. A reception, with light refreshments, will immediately follow the ceremony in the Hall of Fame lobby.  The induction ceremony and the reception are open to the public at no charge. The cost of the dinner is $30.00 per person. For ticket information, please contact Della Holdread at 269-663-2611.

Heidi Ann Ross graduated from Edwardsburg High School in 1972, and married Bill Monaghan, an Edwardsburg graduate. Heidi, a world-renowned professor of comparative and international education, taught at Colgate University and Indiana University. She consulted at numerous institutions in East Asia, served as President of the Comparative and International Education Society, and held editorial positions for the Comparative Education Review. Professor Ross published extensively on Chinese education, gender and schooling, and qualitative research methodology.  At Indiana University she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and the John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies. Dr. Ross secured grants to support research, teacher training programs, and students. Global awareness, inequality, and social mobility issues were also important to her, as she worked to better the lives of young women in rural China.

Brian T. Hostetler grew up in Edwardsburg with his parents, Roger and Kathy, and his younger brothers, Brandon and Brock. He graduated from Edwardsburg High School in 1988. While at EHS, Brian excelled in sports year-round. In football and basketball, Brian was recognized as a team captain, Most Valuable Player, and was named to a variety of conference, district and state teams. Brian was also honored as, Academic Athlete of the Year and Edwardsburg All Sports Athlete of the Year, as well as a National Honor Society inductee.  

During his high school career as a varsity pitcher, he received All-Conference and All-District recognition, and was named the Most Valuable Player. At Western Michigan University, as a catcher and team captain, he was recognized as First Team All-Conference and All-Midwest Region, as well as,  Most Valuable Player. Brian was selected in the June 1992 Amateur Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and was named to the All-Star Team. He was recognized by Topps, a sports card memorabilia company, as the Rookie Catcher of the Year in 1992. Brian is married to Angie Frost, and has a daughter, Madison, and a son, Drew; they reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Inductees


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Heidi Ann Ross

2016-2017 Lifetime Award

Heidi graduated from Edwardsburg High School in 1972, and married Bill Monaghan, an Edwardsburg graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Literature at Oberlin College, a Master of Arts degree in Education/Applied Linguistics at the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Administration, at the University of Michigan.

Heidi, a world-renowned professor of comparative and international education, taught at Colgate University and Indiana University. At Colgate University, Professor Ross served as the Chair of the Educational Studies Department and Director of the Asian Studies Program. At Indiana University, she served as Director of the East Asian Studies Center and co-directed the Australian National University—Indiana University Pan Asia Institute since its founding to 2016. She consulted at numerous institutions in East Asia, served as President of the Comparative and International Education Society, and held editorial positions for the Comparative Education Review.

Professor Ross published extensively on Chinese education, gender and schooling, and qualitative research methodology. Her best known books include: China Learns English (Yale), The Ethnographic Eye (Garland), and Taking Teaching Seriously (Paradigm). At Indiana University she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and the John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies. Professor Ross secured grants to support research, teacher training programs, and students. Global awareness, inequality, and social mobility issues were also important to her, as she worked to better the lives of young women in rural China.

Heidi embraced life, and enjoyed traveling, gardening, teaching, and mentoring. She loved her family and students.


Brian T. Hostetler

2016-2017 Student Activities Award

Brian T. Hostetler grew up in Edwardsburg with his parents, Roger and Kathy, and his younger brothers, Brandon and Brock. He graduated from Edwardsburg High School in 1988.

While at EHS, Brian excelled in sports year-round. In football and basketball, Brian was recognized as a team captain, Most Valuable Player, and was named to a variety of conference, district and state teams. Brian was also honored as, Academic Athlete of the Year and Edwardsburg All Sports Athlete of the Year. Additionally, he was inducted into the National Honor Society.

Baseball has been Brian’s passion. During his high school career as a varsity pitcher, he received All-Conference and All-District recognition, and was named the Most Valuable Player. He was recruited to play baseball on a scholarship from Western Michigan University. In his senior year as a catcher and team captain, he was recognized as First Team All-Conference and All-Midwest Region, as well as Most Valuable Player.

Brian was selected in the June 1992 Amateur Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and was named to the All-Star Team. He was recognized by Topps, a sports card memorabilia company, as the Rookie Catcher of the Year in 1992. He was honored at Coveleski Stadium while playing in South Bend, Indiana. In 1994 while healing from an injury, Brian decided to end his professional baseball career.

Brian is married to Angie Frost, his high school sweetheart and has a daughter, Madison, and a son, Drew; they reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Brian volunteers at his church in the Prison Ministry. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Alliance of Youth Sports, and is the founder and president of a chapter of Dirt Dawgs Baseball, a non-profit baseball organization. Brian’s love for the game has been renewed, through the opportunity to coach his son.