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Alumni Success Stories

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.

Doug Oliver ’93

Doug Oliver ’93 has quite a resume. He served as communications chief for Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, he was an executive at Philadelphia Gas Works, press secretary for the PA...

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Melissa Peeples-Fullmore ’91

Melissa Peeples-Fullmore ’91 is the 2015 recipient of the Career Achievement Award from Milton Hershey School. She currently serves as a program officer for a non-profit that helps develop aspiring...

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Brad Hicks ’96

Brad Hicks is a 1996 graduate of Milton Hershey School. He calls going to MHS a “game-changer.” He said, “without MHS I would never have been able to achieve what...

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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

Dr. J. Anthony Graves recognized for his contribution to pediatric cancer research Milton Hershey School has named J. Anthony Graves, Ph.D., M.D. ’87, the 2015 Alumnus of the Year, recognizing...

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Alex Dissinger ’09

Alex Dissinger ’09 wanted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy for as long as he can remember. He came to Milton Hershey School in the 10th grade from Lebanon, Pa....

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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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Mario Christian ’96

Mario Christian graduated from Milton Hershey School in 1996. He went on to become a CPA  and eventually became a Director of Financial and Operations Analysis. But Mario’s road to...

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Tiffany Chang Lawson ’07

Tiffany Chang Lawson ’07 was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When she was eight years old, she and her mother decided to begin an exciting journey at Milton Hershey...

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2015 Academic Alumni Achievement Award: Sultana Karim ’08

Sultana Karim ’08 received the 2015 Milton Hershey School Academic Alumni Achievement Award. A graduate of Lock Haven University, she received several scholarships for her demonstrated leadership, academic excellence, and...

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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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Alex Heider ’08

Alex Heider graduated in 2008 from Milton Hershey School. He now works as a photojournalist/satellite truck operator with WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. Alex credits his time at MHS for helping...

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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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