John W. Daniels and Wayne Hogan have been selected as the recipients of the 2011 Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards.
These awards are presented annually to former St. Johns County public school students who have returned to the area and dedicated their time and talents to serving their community. A presentation was made to Mr. Daniels by Superintendent Joseph Joyner on Friday, September 9 before the eleventh annual football game between SAHS and Pedro Menendez High School. Mr. Hogan will receive his award at the St. Augustine/Ketterlinus Alumni Association’s Annual Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday, October 27.
Mr. Daniels was born in St. Augustine and graduated from Ketterlinus High School in 1952, where he played both basketball and football. He attended University of Florida and served in the US Navy from 1953-1955. He was a member of the 4th Naval District Championship Basketball team at the Atlantic City, NJ, Naval Air Station.
Mr. Daniels worked in the banking business for 39 years in St. Augustine. He was employed by the Exchange Bank of St. Augustine and served as president of Atlantic Bank prior to his retirement as Vice President of First Union in 1996.
He has served as chairman and member of the Recreation Advisory Board of St. Augustine and the St. Johns County Recreation Department. Mr. Daniels is a past President of the YMCA Board of Directors, the Community Chest/United Fund as well as the Rotary Club of St. Augustine. He was awarded the US Jaycees Distinguished Service Award in 1969.
His service to the community included serving as treasurer and member of the St. Johns County Blood Bank from 1984-1993. Mr. Daniels also had extensive involvement with the St. Johns River Community College acting as both chairman and member of the Board of Trustees from 1973-1989.
Wayne Hogan is an attorney with the Terrell Hogan law firm in Jacksonville. He graduated from SAHS in 1965 where he was a member of the track team.
Mr. Hogan attended St. Johns River Community College and earned both a bachelor’s and Doctorate of Jurisprudence degrees from Florida State University. While at FSU, he served as the chief justice of the student supreme court.
He was among the lawyers representing the state in a lawsuit against the cigarette industry. The suit resulted in a $17 billion settlement and the removal of all billboard advertising and the retirement of Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man in Florida.
Mr. Hogan established two scholarship funds for the benefit of St. Johns County students, the W. D. Hartley Scholarship for high school students and the C. L. Overturf Scholarship awarded to graduates of St. Johns River State College. These are given to students who plan to attend state colleges and universities in Florida. Awardees must have a grade point average at least equal to the average of entering freshmen at the respective institution, show financial need, and not use cigarettes or tobacco products. Since 2001 Hartley scholarships have been awarded to 71 St. Johns County students.
Mr. Hogan sits on a number of boards including the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice and has been president of the FSU College of Law Alumni Association. He was the founding chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Florida Justice Association and a founding member of Florida’s Children First!
He and his wife, Pat, are community benefactors contributing and serving through their charitable organization the Hogan Family Foundation.
Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are former Superintendent of Schools Otis Mason, the late Judge Richard Watson, former PMHS Principal and School Board member Bill Mignon, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind teacher-coach Hank White, former Sheriff Neil Perry, former basketball coach Doris Blackshear, former Representative Doug Wiles, and former PMHS football coach Dwaine Fisher, School Board Member Tommy Allen, PMHS Assistant Principal Cynthia Williams and retired SJCSD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Learning Martha Mickler.
Also, CPA Brad Davis, former SAHS Principal Tyrone Ramsey, former Chamber of Commerce President Robin Burchfield, retired Barnett Bank President Bill Young, former St. Johns County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Nancy Birchall, Nease High School Dean of Students Kelvin “Bernie” Blue, SAHS Yellow Jackets broadcaster Barry Kass, author and board of trustees member for the St. Augustine Historical Society Beth Bowen, and former Alternative Schools Teacher of the Year Rocky Merrill.
Their names are all inscribed on a perpetual plaque that hangs outside the Superintendent’s Office.