2016 Recipients

Harrisburg Academy congratulates its 2016 award recipients and Hall of Fame inductees.  We were honored to acknowledge the success of the following alumni at this prestigious event:


Colonel William Dodson '73

Professional Achievement Award

This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by an individual in his or her career or professional life.


Colonel William Dodson ’73 is a graduate of Emory University and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Spartanburg Regional Level I Trauma Medical Center and his residency in physical medicine at George Washington University.  He is a graduate of the one-year undersea hyperbaric medicine fellowship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Florida.  He was selected for the United States Air Force residency in aerospace medicine, which included a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas, formal U.S. Air Force long courses in water survival at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, and land survival courses at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington.  He was appointed chief resident for occupational medicine, and graduated from the program in 2000.


Jay Friedlander '86

Academic Achievement Award

This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by an individual in his or her academic pursuits.

From his experiences as a natural and organic food entrepreneur, strategy consultant to Fortune 100 companies, and professor of entrepreneurship, Jay Friedlander ’86 created the Abundance Cycle business framework to merge sustainability and business strategy.  The model is actionable, providing businesses with new perspectives, a catalyst for innovation, and a clear pathway forward. The Abundance Cycle builds on competitive strengths and weaves in the latest tactics enterprises are using across the globe to maximize prosperity for shareholders, the planet, and society.   


Kristen Pfautz Woolley '88

Service to Humanity Award

This award recognizes an individual who in his or her personal or professional life has demonstrated a commitment to bettering the lives of others in their community, nation, or the world.


Kristen Pfautz Woolley ’88 received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from West Virginia University, and a master’s degree in social work from University of Maryland.  She is a licensed Pennsylvania registered nurse and a licensed Pennsylvania social worker who holds a post-graduate certificate in child sexual abuse treatment from Widener University.  Kristen is trained in Sand Tray Therapy through the Sand Tray Training Institute of New Mexico and as a facilitator for the Darkness to Light program.  She is a past two-term board member of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center.  In 2013, Kristen received the agency’s Essence of Humanity Award.  In 2014, YWCA York honored her as one of its Top 25 Extraordinary Women of York County.


William Higgins '96

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a young person who has demonstrated promise and achievement in his or her professional life.


William Higgins ’96 leads a talented and highly collaborative interdisciplinary team at IBM that provides IBMers with a common platform to design and deliver IBM commercial software products like Watson and internal apps like the IBM Intranet.  Prior to his current work, Bill worked in IBM Design on an effort to harmonize IBM Design Thinking and design culture with modern engineering practices and engineering culture.  Prior to that, he worked for nearly 10 years on commercial on-premises software products and software-as-a-service solutions.


Eric Clark '03

Athletics Hall of Fame

Demonstrated an outstanding record of accomplishment in several seasons.

Eric Clark ’03 works as a director at BlueLine Rental in Harrisburg.  After graduating from Harrisburg Academy, Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American University and a master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University.  Eric was a foundational member of the Academy’s swimming team from its very beginning with only three team members.  He holds numerous records to this day that serve as a challenge to the school’s approximately 15 Varsity Swimming team athletes and 20-plus Youth Swimming team participants.


Stacy Adler Smith '83

Athletics Hall of Fame

Demonstrated an outstanding record of accomplishment in several seasons.


Stacy Adler Smith ’83 works as teacher assistant at Laurel Hill Primary School in Charleston, South Carolina.  After graduating from Harrisburg Academy, Stacy went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at Randolph College (then known as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College), and a master’s degree in education from Liberty University.  Stacy was a three-sport athlete at the Academy, playing field hockey, basketball, and tennis, and serving as captain of the tennis team. 



2013 Recipients

Alumni Awards &
Athletics Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony
Oct. 12, 2018
1:30-3 p.m.

McCormick Auditorium


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