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Alumni Success StoriesCategory: Class of 1980-1989

MHS Graduates Making a Positive Impact

Thousands of Milton Hershey School graduates have found their own way to make a positive impact on the world. Their dedication to building an impactful life is, in part, due to the foundation built at MHS. Now, by sharing their stories, our alumni serve as role models and help set the foundation for new generations of Milts.

Read on to learn more about the accomplished alumni of Milton Hershey School.

2009 Alumnus of the Year: Dr. Mary (Trinh) Pentel ’86

Dr. Mary (Trinh) Pentel ’86 was the 2009 Alumna of the Year and the first female to earn this honor. She is the owner of Southside Dermatology in Jacksonville, Fla.,...

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Rodney Drake ’80

 “MHS saved my life.” That’s how strongly Rodney Drake feels about his time at Milton Hershey School. Drake graduated in 1980 and spent 27 years in the Army before retiring...

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2015 Alumnus of the Year: J. Anthony Graves, Ph.D., M.D. ’87

The late Dr. J. Anthony Graves passed away in 2019. We thank him for his contributions to pediatric cancer research. Below is his Alumnus of the Year story as written...

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Phillipa Ashby ’89

Phillipa Ashby graduated from Milton Hershey School in 1989. She is currently AVP and Business Architect at AXIS in the greater Philadelphia area. She is a strategy focused business leader...

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2012 Alumna of the Year: Captain Kimberly Elenberg ’88

Captain Kimberly Elenberg ’88 was the 2012 Milton Hershey School Alumna of the Year. A doctor of nursing practice, an informaticist, public health administrator, educator, and a leader of national...

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Jason Wolfe ’87

Milton Hershey School named Jason Wolfe ’87, of Sewickley, Pa., as the 2014 Alumnus of the Year. Recipients of the award have demonstrated humanitarianism and exemplary service to others, achieved...

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2013 Alumnus of the Year: Drew Wolf ’85

Milton Hershey School named Drew Wolf ’85, of Philadelphia, as the 2013 Alumnus of the Year. Recipients of the award have demonstrated humanitarianism and exemplary service to others, achieved distinguished...

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