Four inducted into West High School Hall of Honor

2013-02-09T21:21:00Z Four inducted into West High School Hall of HonorThomas Geyer The Quad-City Times
February 09, 2013 9:21 pm  • 

Four graduates of Davenport West High School were inducted into the school’s Hall of Honor during a celebration dinner Saturday at Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport.

Davenport School Superintendent Art Tate said the district “has a distinguished legacy that provides unlimited opportunities that lead to remarkable results.”

“We’re here tonight to celebrate four remarkable results,” he added.

Inductees are:

Dr. Kathryn Kell, who graduated in 1970. She earned a doctor of dental surgery from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in health care administration from St. Ambrose University. She has maintained a private practice while also teaching and holding leadership positions in the World Dental Association and the Women in Dentistry Division of the International Federation of Dental Education Collaborations.

Matthew Clemens, who graduated in 1974. He has authored or co-authored numerous short stories in anthologies such as “Private Eyes,” “Murder Most Confederate,” the “Flesh and Blood” series and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Among his many works, Clemens co-authored with Pat Gipple the book “Dead Water: The Klindt Affair,” a book about Davenport killer James Klindt, the chiropractor who in 1983 murdered his wife Joyce Klindt and then cut her body up with a chain saw and disposed of the body in the Mississippi River.

Patrick Tangen, who graduated in 1982. He is a principal at the architectural firm Populous, which specializes in the design of sports facilities and convention centers and plans major special events. His work includes Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Ballpark at St. George Station in Staten Island, N.Y., and the renovation of Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park in 2004.

Erin McGarry, who graduated in 1995. She is a producer at NBC-TV. She has created content for a wide variety of programs including documentary films, entertainment specials and reality television. McGarry also developed the idea for the “Storm Riders,” a storm-chasing series she shoots, writes and produces for the Weather Channel.

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