Night of the Stars
2023 Night of the Stars
The Night of the Stars 2023 event will be held October 4th, 2023 at RSVP Event Center (453 Wards Corner Rd, Loveland, OH 45140) starting at 5:15 PM (doors open) with dinner at 6:00 PM.
You can purchase admission online for $55 per person. No tickets are needed; your name will be checked on the RSVP list at the door.
Deadline to RSVP for this event is September 30, 2023.
Any questions about this event please feel free to contact Gail Wilson 513-382-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Distinguished Alumni honorees
We are very excited to announce the 2023 honorees and honoring the the graduates who have distinguished themselves in many diverse fields of endeavor after leaving Milford High School. The 2023 Night of the Stars Honorees are:
Upon graduating from Milford in 1973, Cindy Farley earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Ohio State University in 1978 and studied Midwifery at Emory University earning her Master’s Degree in 1981. She returned to The Ohio State University and earned her PHD in 1999. During high school, she was influenced by English teacher, Howard Ferguson, who inspired in Cindy a passion for social justice and community service as well as academic excellence.
Dr.Farley was awarded a faculty residency in the fall of 2019 at Oxford University in England. There she engaged with British midwives and midwifery students. She has been a tireless and devoted clinician and educator working to improve the health of women and their families. She currently serves as a part time, per diem midwife for Pomerene Hospital, a rural hospital in Millersburg, Ohio, serving Amish and Mennonite women as well as the general population.
Dr. Farley recently retired from full time teaching but still consults on legal cases, teaches part time as an adjunct professor, works per diem in clinical midwifery and engages in collaborative international research.
Dr. Farley is a prolific writer co-editing 2 textbooks, authored over 20 professional articles and written over 20 chapters in books. She is recognized by professional organizations and colleges through many awards and honors.
Dr. Farley resides in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and has a son, Kyle, and a daughter, Katy.
Doug Flora graduated from Milford High School in 1990 where he was involved in a myriad of activities from playing tennis to working on the Reflector. Doug excelled academically.
Dr. Flora received his Medical Degree from The Ohio State University in 1999. He served his Residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he al received his Fellowship.
Dr. Flora lost his mother at a young age to Cancer. He also had cancer as an adult and survived. These events helped him decide on the specialty of Oncology. His brother (another Milford graduate) is also an oncologist. His certification includes the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Doug now serves as the Executive Medical Director of Oncology Services and the Robert and Dell Ann Sathe Endowed Chair in Oncology at St. Elizabeth Hospital. You may have seen him prominently featured on their television commercials promising “I’m right here”.
Cincinnati Magazine has awarded Doug the Top Doctor in Hematology and Oncology for fifteen consecutive years. He is a member of numerous boards including The American Cancer Society, the Association of Community Cancer Centers and the Kentucky Society of Clinical Oncology.
Proactivity, along with intentional leadership is the credo of Galen G. Gordon, MHS Class of 1994. He identifies as an ambassador of Cincinnati, hospitality professional and West End community leader. Galen’s journey began in the community of Madisonville until is parents, both natives of Clermont County moved to Milford as he was entering third grade.
Galen’s leadership skills began to emerge during his junior/senior high school years. He credits experiences he gained as a Teen Counselor at MJHS that inspired him to co-found LAUNCH Cincinnati, a program teaching inner-city youth to become innovative thinkers. Galen took full advantage of everything MHS had to offer, whether on the stage or athletic fields. His contagious enthusiasm served him well.
Galen’s post secondary path led him to continue his education at Wilmington College. A successful career in real estate kept Galen in Warren County for the next 8 years until a recession shut down the housing market, forcing him to rethink his goals. His overwhelming desire to experience urban life in a larger city setting would be a life changer and has led to a successful sales and marketing career in the hotel industry.
Galen’s dad taught him as a youngster that if you wish to make an impact, you can’t stand on the sideline. That encouragement inspired him to become a member of the West End Community Council where he has played a huge role in the planning and development surrounding the TGQ Stadium.
Galen’s current title is Director of Sales and Marketing. Kinley Hotel Cincinnati. Formerly he was Sports and Entertainment Manager at the Hilton, Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
Vince Klusty graduated from Milford in 1981. After graduation he formed Klusty Sign Associates Inc. He has become a leader in the sign industry with over 35 years of expertise in sales, design, build, installation and maintenance solutions for on-premise signs and lighting.
Vince graduated from Antonelli College in Cincinnati, Ohio with a degree in Commercial Art. After gaining several years experience working for local sign companies in Cincinnat. He started his first company in 1988.
Vince has a true passion for quality design. His background in art coupled with his extensive experience with zoning, manufacture, and install translates to sign designs that enhance the customers’ brand image and adhere seamlessly to local zoning requirements.
Overseeing each project from conception to completion, Vince brings a particular focus on building relationships with customers and vendors alike that is unrivaled in the local market.
Vince started his newest venture, Sign Vault, LLC in 2021. Sign Vault is an innovative web-based company that captures the expertise gained in his 35 year career of designing with zoning code in mind.
Throughout David’s years in Milford, he was involved in baseball and football. After Milford, he attended Defiance College and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He then continued his education at Xavier University where he received his MBA.
David began his military service in January 1978 when he was commissioned into the United States Marine Corp. as a 2nd Lieutenant. David attended Naval Aviation School in Pensacola, Florida and was awarded his “Wings of Gold” in 1981. The “Wings of Gold” signify the completion of aviation training and hard earned membership in the close knit naval aviation community.
While stationed in Kaneohe, HI he flew helicopter gunships off aircraft carriers all over the world during his deployments in defense of our nation. David is a highly decorated, now retired Navy Commander.
Following his military career, he began a second career in the wine and food industries where he is a successful and gifted salesman earning him Regional Sales Manager of the Year from Anchor Food Company in 2003 & 2004.
Sergeant Paul Lane is a pillar in the Milford Miami Twp. Community. Paul has served as Sergeant for the Milford Police Department where he has faithfully served for 21 years.
Starting as a Patrol Officer, Acting Supervisor, D.A.R.E. Officer and Police Detective Paul was promoted to sergeant in 2015. Sergeant Lane is the recipient of the TOP Criminal Investigator Award from the Clermont Country Citizens Law Enforcement Association, the Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year, and the Milford Police Department’s Larry Oaks Memorial Award.
Paul graduated from Milford High School in 1992 and continued his education at University of Cincinnati. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UC and is a graduate of the Supervisory Training Education Program (STEP) and the Police Executive Leadership College (PLEC). Sergeant Lane serves as the grand administrator, the cruiser recording custodian and supervisor of the Crime Scene Unit.
Big hearted and generous, Sergeant Lane takes care of the needs of people in the community.
Paul has met the needs of others in numerous occasions even while on duty by buying meals, Christmas trees, paying for a motel stay for the homeless, running a food drive and many other selfless acts. Officer Lane genuinely cares about others. He is an active member of the Milford Kiwanis Club, supports his community and fellow workers by attending new officer ceremonies, city special events, holiday gatherings and outreach programs regardless if he is on duty or not.
2024 Night of the Stars honorees
Interested in nominating a honoree for our 2024 Night of the Stars? Please choose to nominate online or print the fill-in PDF (DUE BY APRIL 1st each year). Nominations received after April 1st will be considered for the following year's recognition. Nominations prior to April 1st will not be considered for future recognition unless you submit the nomination form again each year.