Hall of Achievement
The highest honor Monmouth can bestow.
2019 Hall of Achievement Inductees
Bonnie Shaddock ’54
Shaddock has been a trailblazer in her industry by teaching science to third and fourth graders on television, drafting legislation to bring computers to classrooms, and ultimately co-founding and running Oliver/Asselin for 12 years. Her leadership started early as the president of both her residence hall and sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Shaddock has a great love of alma mater, made known by her 15 years of service on the Board of Trustees, generous gifts to the Hewes Library, establishing a scholarship, purchasing a new home for Kappa Kappa Gamma, and most recently, the Bonnie Bondurant Alumni House.
Gerdes is the first ever non-alumnus to enter into the Hall of Achievement since its inception in 1992. He was introduced to Monmouth College through longtime friend, business partner and first winner of the Hall of Achievement award, Walter Huff ’56.
Together, Huff and Gerdes launched multiple successful businesses and made key investments in many more. Gerdes’ work can be most clearly seen in everyday life by the health data kiosks found in the entire chain of 4,600 WalMart stores, additionally used to collect biometrics like blood pressure and risk data for major health insurance companies. Gerdes served on the Board of Trustees for 8 years, and continues to serve on the board of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.