Dr. Stephen D. Iseman is the first Greenfield McClain Alumni Student to be inducted into the Edward Lee McClain Alumni Association Hall of Fame announced at our annual Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 24 2012.
Following his 1966 graduation from McClain High School, Iseman attended Ohio University in Athens, receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree. He furthered his education by earning a master’s of education degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a doctor of philosophy degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus.
Iseman began his career in public relations at Wilmington College, following his graduation from Ohio University. He later returned to Greenfield to assist in the family business, Greenfield Grain & Hay. During this time Iseman determined that his real love was public relations and he set out on a career in public relations that would include stops at Ohio Dominican College, The Ohio State University and most recently Ohio Northern University, from where he recently retired.
During his career, Iseman has received many accolades and awards ranging from a 2004 Excellence in Education Award from Ohio Magazine to a 2009 Outstanding Educator Award bestowed on him from Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and most recently the Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Award for Outstanding Faculty Adviser in 2011 at the PRSSA National Conference.
“The Edward Lee McClain High School Alumni Association is proud to honor Dr. Iseman for his accomplishments, dedication and excellence in education by making him the inaugural inductee into the hall of fame,” Lipton said. “The Edward Lee McClain High School Hall of Fame is a place of honor for graduates who have excelled academically, athletically and/or professionally while serving as role models for students of all ages. Dr. Stephen Dane Iseman … exemplifies the highest standards of education and is truly someone that all students and graduates of McClain can aspire to emulate.”