The Greater Clark County Schools Distinguished Alumni Award and Business of the Year is the highest honor given to recognize GCCS Alumni and Business Partners of the district. It is an evening honoring and celebrating those who are making a lasting impact on their community and GCCS through outstanding professional, philanthropic, or volunteer accomplishments!
The 2018 GCCS Distinguished Alumni
Charlestown High School
Stacie Shain is an award-winning communication professional with experience in public relations, corporate communication and journalism who teaches at Bellarmine University and for Penn State University’s World Campus. At Bellarmine Shain teaches classes in grammar, sports and society, news reporting, sports reporting, public speaking and interpersonal communication. She also advises the student newspaper and advises the student-run strategic communication agency. She teaches sports and society, strategic communication, media ethics, and gender, diversity and the media classes for Penn State’s World Campus.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Bellarmine University, graduating summa cum laude Shain earned her master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University where she was an associate instructor in the School of Journalism. She completed her post-graduate studies at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, earning a certificate in media management. Shain has also co-authored a book, “Duty, Honor, Applause: America’s Entertainers in World War II.”
Shain is on the boards of the Louisville Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. She is a former longtime board member for the Association for Women in Sports Media and served on the board for Honor Flight Bluegrass.
Jeffersonville High School
Ned was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1943. In his teen years, he attended and graduated from Culver Summer Naval Schools and, in 1961, Ned graduated from Jeffersonville High School. In addition, he is a 1965 graduate from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Ned’s current directorships include River Ridge Commerce Center, Indiana University Foundation, Ogle Foundation and Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Zone. Awards include Indiana University School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur, Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award, American Red Cross Humanitarian Award, Ivy Tech Legacy Award and Kentuckiana Business Hall of Fame.
New Washington Middle / High School
Jessica Carroll is the Chief Executive Officer of The New Washington State Bank in Charlestown, Indiana. She has been employed with NWSB for over 18 years and previously served as the bank’s COO, Risk Officer and Assistant Controller.
Carroll graduated from Hanover College in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 2005, she graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Carroll is a community leader, shown in her roles as a Clark County Purdue Extension Board Member, a member of The Center for Women and Families Southern Indiana Partnership Council and a member of The New Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Committee. She is also involved with 1si on the Economic Development Council, B2B Experience Committee and the 1si Ace Awards Committee. She is also active in the Indiana (state) Banking community serving as a board member of the Indiana Bankers Association Future Leadership Division.
The 2018 GCCS Distinguished Businesses
Clark Memorial Health, part of the Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana – a Norton Healthcare and LifePoint Health partnership – is a 236-bed acute care facility located on a 22-acre campus along with two medical office buildings and an outpatient surgery center in Jeffersonville, IN. The hospital offers comprehensive emergent, acute and elective health care services including cardiology; cancer care; general, orthopedic and thoracic and vascular surgery; imaging and interventional radiology; women’s health and obstetrics.
Clark Memorial also owns an Urgent Care and Diagnostic Imaging Center and manages its growing physician offices through the Clark Medical Group, which employees more than 50 providers. Clark Memorial Health also supports the Greater Clark County Schools student clinics, provides student internships and serves as the Greater Clark County Schools Health Services Academy Sponsor.
Metro United Way begin in 1917 as the Louisville Federation of Social Agencies and was the first of its kind below the Mason-Dixon Line. The organization partners with many of its original agencies and organizations and aligns them around shared community goals and mutually beneficial work.
Metro United Way works to surround children, individuals and families with the resources they need at every stage of life in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties in Kentucky.