Donnelly College inducted four new members into its Alumni Hall of Fame at its fifth annual induction ceremony. The inducted alumni included Phil Doherty ‘62, Diane Hentges ‘65, Steve McCue ‘68 and Lonnie Scott ‘75.
This year's event brought nearly 70 people to campus to celebrate this year’s inductees. Doherty, Hentges, McCue and Scott were present to receive their awards and share reflections about Donnelly’s lasting impact on their lives.
About the Inductees
Lonnie Scott, Class of 1975
After Donnelly, Lonnie earned a degree in business administration from the University of Saint Mary and a master’s degree in personnel administration from Central Michigan University. After a long career in management with AT&T, he became the Director of the Mid-America Minority Business Development Council. He served on Donnelly’s Board of Trustees from 2007-2011 and is a former recipient of AT&T’s coveted National Diversity Award and National Mentoring Award.
Steve McCue, Class of 1968
After Donnelly, Steve received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his master’s degree from UMKC. During his career, he was executive director for four different nonprofit organizations in Greater Kansas City: the Northeast Community Center, the Mental Health Association in Wyandotte County, Camp Fire USA Heartland Council and Camps for Kids, and during this time he served on various nonprofit boards of directors. Steve has been a part-time faculty member at Donnelly since the 1980s.
Phil Doherty, Class of 1962
After service in the Navy, Phil graduated from Donnelly and then attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree from Central Missouri State University. Phil volunteers his time with his parish and with various charities in his community and he and his wife, Mary Jo, were chosen by Archbishop Naumann to be the Chairpersons of the 2013 Call to Share fundraising appeal for the Archdiocese. Phil served as President of the Donnelly Alumni Association, and in 2011, he and his wife started an endowed scholarship fund at Donnelly to benefit Native American students.
Diane Hentges, Class of 1966
Within four years of graduation from Donnelly, Diane completed her bachelor’s degree at Mount St. Scholastica College and a master’s degree at the University of Kansas. Diane’s entire career was focused on service in Kansas City, Kansas. From her lengthy tenure at Catholic Charities to Children’s Mercy and the Shepherd’s Center, to her more than 10 years as Director of the Volunteer Center for United Way of Wyandotte County, Diane has helped improve the lives of those in our community.