2013 Inductees

Steve Anderson
Superintendent from 1995-2001, Anderson is now an educational consultant and president of his own firm.

While he was superintendent, the district opened three buildings (Bailey, Karrer and Scioto), was consistently ranked among the top 20 in the state academically and was the first large district (more than 10,000 students) to achieve an excellent rating on the Local Report Card. 

Steve’s 15-year career with Dublin began in 1986 when he was selected as principal of Deer Run Elementary. He also served as associate superintendent of human resources and director of personnel and community relations.

Shortly after retiring from the district at the peak of its growth -- burgeoning to 11,000 students -- Steve began a six-year stint as the superintendent of Jackson City Schools, home to just 2,800 students in southern Ohio.

Known for pushing the educational envelope and effecting change, it might come as no surprise the district received its first-ever excellent rating while Steve served. In addition, all of the school buildings in the district were either built from the ground up or remodeled during his tenure.

Steve received his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University in 1974, his master’s from Xavier in 1980, completed administrative coursework through The Ohio State University and obtained his superintendent’s license from Ashland University.

Scott Bagenstose, M.D., Class of 1991
Scott Bagenstose rarely meets a challenge he doesn’t look straight in the eye. The Dublin High School Class of 1991 graduate thrives on adventure.

In high school, Scott played football, lacrosse and swam. When he went off to Duke University for his undergrad studies, he became an FCC-certified disc jockey and spun tunes for the local college station, WXDU in Durham, N.C. 

Now an award-winning physician, he has met a fair amount of success along the way when the serious side kicks in. 

Dr. Bagenstose earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine then completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He returned to Ohio for an Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the U.C./Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and was one of just five in the country to receive a prestigious GlaxoSmithKline Allergy Fellowship Training Award.
 
Dr. Bagenstose has presented at more than two dozen conferences and workshops during his tenure, and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others to enhance the treatment of patients

Karen Boerger, Class of 1963 
Karen Gorden Boerger has always put others first. The Class of 1963 alumna has spent a lifetime of giving back.

Vice President of her senior class and student council rep, Karen was involved in a number of activities throughout high school. She was a member of the National Honor Society, an officer for the Franklin County Honor Society, a Buckeye Girls State representative and a member of several other school organizations. 

Karen began her 24-year career in education after raised her three children. She graduated from Wittenberg University in 1983 with a bachelor’s and finished her master’s in 1988 at Wright State University. She took a position with Marysville City Schools where she spent a year tutoring, then departed for Trinity Lutheran School where she taught for eight years. She was then selected to serve as principal from 1992-2007 at St. Paul Lutheran in Chuckery, Ohio. 
 
In retirement, Karen has co-authored three books about caregiver advocacy (her first book was co-written in 1981), has spoken at a number of conferences and workshops around the country and publishes a newsletter to offer emotional and spiritual support to those providing care to the seriously ill. 

Julie Marie Brooks, Ph.D., Dublin Coffman High School's Class of 2000
A published author and emerging scientist, Julie Marie Brooks, Ph.D. graduated from Dublin Coffman in 2000. Helping people and building healthy communities is the very core of Dr. Brooks’ heart and soul.

Julie’s commitment to her community began while attending Dublin Coffman High School. Her community service included participation in a program to bring musical theatre to disadvantaged school children in West Virginia as well as countless hours spent organizing food drives, wrapping presents for local church shelters, making sandwiches for the homeless and volunteering for Meals on Wheels. She was also involved in National Honor Society, Drama Club and a number of choral groups, including the A Capella Chamber Choir.

Upon graduation, she went on to The Ohio State University where she earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. During her tenure, she coordinated fundraising activities for philanthropic organizations through local running races, was a member of a team of students that helped rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina and volunteered during COSI’s Brain Awareness Week to teach young children about the brain.

Aaron Burger, 1998 Dublin Coffman Class of 1998
In high school, Aaron played football and lacrosse, serving as captain for both varsity squads his senior year. He was also in Concert Band, Choir, Key Club, Student Senate and Student Council. 

Aaron’s prowess in football sent him back to the field in college where he was an offensive guard for Army. He was 2nd Team All-Conference for the Division 1 team and participated in the Hula Bowl in 2003. Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering management the same year from the United States Military Academy.

The West Point grad was commissioned as a field officer and began his service at his alma mater. He was stationed in Germany in September 2004, then promoted to First Lieutenant shortly thereafter. Aaron was made a Captain in 2006, then deployed to Iraq in early 2007 to serve with a Military Transition Team assisting an infantry battalion in the Iraqi Army. 

Aaron’s primary role was to advise the Iraqi Army on better ways of training. He coached, mentored and provided a number of techniques and solutions to his counterparts. He earned a Bronze Star for his leadership. 

Aaron separated from the Army in 2008 and now works for Deloitte Consulting.

Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, Class of 1994
Capt. Nicholas Jan Rozanski was just 36 years old when he died in the line of duty. A life-long resident of Dublin, he graduated in 1994 from the city’s then-only high school. 

An avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, it was only fitting for Nick to pursue his bachelor’s degree in communication, which he earned in 1999. He was passionate about the school’s football team; he was always in the stands when the marching band entered and would not leave the stadium until the last note of Carmen Ohio was played.

Nick enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard in 2003. He was deeply committed to his country and knew his decision to become a soldier could bring grave risks. His first deployment was to Kosovo in 2004 as a Specialist. Kuwait and Iraq would come next in 2007. By that time, Nick was a 2nd Lieutenant. He was sent to Afghanistan in 2011. He would not come home.

Capt. Nick Rozanski died after a suicide attack on April 4, 2012. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Two others from his unit also perished, all three were from Franklin County. His entire team had 2,500 members.
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