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Alumni Success StoriesCategory: Class of 1990-1999

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.

2024 Alumnus of the Year: Douglas I. OIiver ’93

Milton Hershey School’s 2024 Alumnus of the Year Douglas Oliver ’93 said Milton Hershey School opened his eyes and expanded his horizons. The school exponentially increasing his sense of what...

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Michele Y. Smith ’90

If there’s one thing that influenced Michele Y. Smith ’90 during her time at Milton Hershey School, it’s the legacy of Milton and Catherine Hershey’s philanthropy that gave her a...

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Ododo Walsh ’98

Milton Hershey School and New York City, though within neighboring states, are worlds apart when alumna Ododo Walsh ’98 reflects on her childhood in poverty. “I was living in New...

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Algene Sajery ’95

As a Milton Hershey School graduate, Algene Sajery ’95 not only gained a second family in Hershey, Pennsylvania—she also grew to love philanthropy and a commitment to service that was...

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Dr. Alex Redcay ’95

Dr. Alex Redcay ’95 is a book author and an assistant professor in the social work department at Millersville University. As a graduate of Milton Hershey School, Alex truly believes...

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Dana Oliver ’93

Dana Oliver ’93 is a problem solver by trade and in her personal life. It’s something she says she discovered in herself at an early age and also what led...

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Anastasios “Tom” Trispagonas ’99

Moving from house to house and school to school, Anastasios “Tom” Trispagonas ’99 was seeking stability and opportunity. It was when he saw the Hershey chocolate kiss-shaped street lights that...

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Jeffrey Cornielle ’99

Jeffrey Cornielle ’99 is the Executive Officer of the Navy Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the former commander of the Naval...

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Chris Sanborn ’99

When Chris Sanborn ’99 was in sixth-grade, he moved from Philadelphia to Hershey and enrolled at Milton Hershey School. Even at a young age, Chris realized MHS could help ease...

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2018 Alumna of the Year: Wendy MacClinchy ’92

Wendy MacClinchy ’92 has dedicated her life to a simple, but powerful intention—to be an agent for good in the world. For nearly two decades, MacClinchy has focused her work...

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Deesha Dyer ’95: Alumni Advice

The Secret to Confidence Before coming to Milton Hershey School, I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house. I always watched her balance a million things while still...

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Amanda Williams ’99

As a fifth-grader, Amanda Williams ’99 enrolled at Milton Hershey School in 1991. During her first year at the school, she experienced challenges, formed supportive relationships, and ultimately, found a...

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Jonathan Branam ’96

Jonathan Branam ’96 is a Milton Hershey School “lifer”—he enrolled at MHS in pre-kindergarten and lived at the school until he graduated. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he says coming to...

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Roland Adewumi ’98

As a teen from Newark, New Jersey, Roland Adewumi ’98 enrolled at Milton Hershey School in 1994 when he was in ninth grade. It took time for him to adjust...

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