Performing Arts Hall of Fame

Performing Arts Hall of Fame Nomination Form

(click here to select Nomination Form)


The Greenville Public Schools Performing Arts Hall of Fame will include students, teachers, administrators, and community members that have made a significant contribution to the GPS Performing Arts program or have had a career of notable accomplishment in performing arts.


To be honored with induction, nominees must meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding talent
  • Good Character
  • Significant career of note after high school (career or professional experience)
  • Contribution to the GPS program’s success
  • Positive contribution in their community
  • Recipients will not be eligible for induction until 10 years after graduation from GPS unless special circumstances are present
  • Other individual inductees (teachers, administrators, etc.) will have immediate eligibility once they are done working at GPS
  • Community Members that have made extraordinary contributions to the Performing Arts program
  • The committee can nominate someone who has had successes despite extraordinary circumstances / special circumstances


The Two Categories are:

  • - Someone who made a significant impact to the GPS Performing Arts program
  • - Someone who graduated from GPS who went on to make a significant career in the Performing Arts

Make a Donation

Click on the "Make A Donation" link above to make a donation to the Performing Arts Hall of Fame.  Your donation will help us to cover the expenses of the mailings, trophies, and nameplates each year.  Thank You!


  • Jeff Ayres – Retired GPS Music Teacher
  • Joy Behrends – GPS Music Teacher/K-12 Department Head
  • Jeff Cook – Community Member
  • Susan Gould – GPS Music Teacher
  • Keith Hudson – Retired GPS Music Teacher
  • Dr. Michael Leiter – HS Principal
  • Joel Van Houten – Retired GPS Music Teacher/Committee Co-Chair
  • Kire Wierda – GPS Board member/Committee Co-Chair

Greenville Public Schools Performing Arts Hall of Fame

2019 Inaugural Inductees

Bob Hansen, Ruth Hansen, Delores Cook, Byron Cook