Badin High School’s Annual “Hall of Honor” Dinner

Happening once a year, Badin High School hosts their annual “Hall of Honor” Dinner.

This is a time for Badin High school to recognize the outstanding achievements of their graduates, faculty, staff, and members. Their accomplishments exemplify their mission to “inspire men and women to achieve their personal best, live their faith, and lead the future.”

From Badin High school’s website:

Below are “Hall of Honor” 2018 inductees:

Michael E. Zettler – Class of ‘66
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

“After graduation, Michael E. Zettler climbed to the top ranks of the United States Air force. He retired in January of 2004 as a lieutenant general and the deputy chief of staff for installations and logistics, stationed at the USAF headquarters in Washington, DC.

Michael E. Zettler has an extensive list of metals, which includes: The Airforce distinguished Service Medal twice, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the Meritorious Service Medal, Michael also received a Vietnam Service Medal with a service start and, from the Republic of Vietnam, their Gallantry Cross with Palm.

Michael currently lives in Springboro and is the father of two children, Gregory and Tamara. He served on the YMCA Board of Directors and has been active with the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center as well as the Wright Patterson Air Force base through the Fisher House.”


Shirley Miller Rosemarin – Class of ’57
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

“Volunteerism is a way of life for Shirley Rosmarin. For years, she has been involved with the Bereavement Committee at St. Peters in Chains Church, St. Peter in Chains School, Badin High school and the Rosary Altar Society. She was also the coordinator for the meals on wheels program at Fort Hamilton hospital. Under her supervision, the output of the program doubled to nearly 140,000 meals a year. In 1994, the meals on wheels program received the “Outstanding Program/Project in the Public Sector” Award from Volunteer Ohio. Following her retirement, Shirley continued to volunteer at Fort Hamilton hospital in various capacities and remains a valuable presence at St. Peters in Chains church.

Shirley also one of four finalists were chosen by the Greater Hamilton Chamber of “Outstanding Woman of Achievement” by the Hamilton YWCA in 1991. Shirley currently lives in Hamilton with her husband, Judge John Rosmarin. They are parents of four children, all Badin high graduates – Dan ’82, Denise Kuhl ’83, Lisa Beitman ’85 and Doug Rosmarin ’88.”

Elizabeth Anne Thomas Ungerbuehler – Class of ’69
Father Francis J. Miller Award for Distinguished Faculty and Staff.

“Badin High school opened in time for Anne Ungerbuehler’s sophomore year in High school. She started as an office worker while in school and continued working for Badin High school following graduation. Anne worked at Badin her entire working career and provided invaluable assistance to students, parents, faculty, and staff.

Anne was known at Badin high school for her kindness, helpfulness, and caring presence. Always going the extra mile to assist her Badin colleagues. She helped hundreds of students over the years get through to the college of their dreams.

Anne currently lives in Hamilton with her husband Terry. They are the parents of two children, Brian, and Leslie McCauley. “

Robert F. Kirsch – Class of ‘77
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

“Bob Kirsch, Ph.D., is on the cutting edge of international medical technology in his capacity as chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

After his wife’s late brother, Bobby Schuster ’77 was left quadriplegic following an athletic accident. Bob has been on the forefront of biotech advances in the medical field.  Through the motivation of his brother-in-law, Bob has earned him international acclaim and he has personally seen spectacular progress over the past few years.

Bob is the executive director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service; a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, served as the chair of the Biomedical Engineering Council of Chairs in 2017, an is a member of numerous advisory boards for biomedical engineering. Bob and his wife, Donna, live in Cleveland Heights and are the parents of three children. Matthew, Benjamin, and Nicholas. “


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Father Gerald Haemmerle
The Carpenters’ Hands Award

“Father Gerald Haemmerle lives his faith and made a huge impact at Badin High School during his tenure as principal from 1975-81.

Being Badin High School’s second out of seven principals. Father Haemmerle has been a priest for 50 years, celebrating his Golden Jubilee in the fall of 2017. Being a pastor at numerous parishes and served as the rector of St. Mary’s Seminary following his tenure at Badin.

Father Gerald Haemmerle is currently the Chaplin at St. Leonard’s Franciscan Retirement Community in Centerville He is known to be a man of God and has been well respected in the faith community through his half-century tenure. “

Kathleen Saurber DeRonen – Class of ’99
Distinguished Young Alumni Achievement Award

“In the class of 1999, Kathleen Saurber was the Stephen T. Badin graduation medal winner as the top student by every measure.

Kathleen and her husband currently run the Alderson Hospitality House, a non-profit bed and breakfast for people visiting their loved ones at the nearby Alderson (W.Va) Federal Prison Camp. She is also known for her commitment to “Serving God and serving others”.

Ed and Karen Hesselbrock Larkin – Class of ’58
Stephen T. Badin Legacy Family.

“When it comes to making a special mark in the Badin community, Ed and Karen Larkin are at the top of the list.

The couple started dating as juniors in High school and both served as president of their respective classes as seniors at Hamilton Catholic and Notre Dame High. Both have been known as key influencers in the success of Badin High School for more than five decades.

The Larkins have seven children who also left a legacy at Badin High School, Ed Larkin ’88 and Kelly Larkin Woodward ’92 both named the Stephen T. Badin medal winner as the top student by every measure in their classes. Ryan Larkin ’96 earned the Archbishop Alter medal for his contributions to faith life at BHS.

Lisa Larkin Gonya ’81 led the Larkin parade at Badin. Mike Larkin ’82, Nan Larkin Kuhlman ’84, and Kari Larkin ’99 have also been an integral part of making a difference at Badin High School.

The bottom line is, the Larkin family is synonymous with success at Badin High School, and we are pleased that their accumulated talents have been a part of the Badin legacy throughout the history of the school.”

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