Alumni Hall of Fame inductees named

Bradley K. Davis notified local Historic City News reporters that three new inductees have been named for this year’s St. Augustine – Ketterlinus High School Alumni Association “Hall of Fame”.

Davis, a Certified Public Accountant and St. Augustine High School graduate, serves as President of the Association. He told Historic City News that the inductees will be installed at the second annual Hall of Fame Dinner on October 27, 2011.

Information on the event and the registration and sponsorship forms are available on their website or by calling (904) 819-1799.


Considered the authoritative scholar on St. Augustine history and architecture, Albert Manucy was a St. Augustine native and Ketterlinus High School graduate of 1928. After earning his Master’s degree from the University of Florida in 1934, Mr. Manucy began working for the National Park Service exploring in detail the Castillo de San Marcos. Mr. Manucy was among the writers chosen by the Federal Writer’s Project to contribute to Florida’s travel literature publication celebrating Florida’s culture and history. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied Spanish architecture. In 1966 he became curator for the Southeast Regional Office of the Park Service. Mr. Manucy received the Amigos de los Castillos silver medal from the government of Spain, awards from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and the Eastern National Park and Monument Association, granted the Order of La Florida by the city of St. Augustine and recognized by the state as a Great Floridian. His books on architecture and history include The Houses of St. Augustine, 1566-1821, Sixteenth Century St. Augustine: The People and Their Homes, and Artillery Through the Ages and many other publications.


Herbie Wiles attended Ketterlinus High School and served in the Navy during World War II. After graduating Florida State University in 1952 with a BA in business, he joined his father as a State Farm insurance agent. In 1961 he founded Herbie Wiles Insurance and, though currently “retired,” he still maintains an office there today. His commitment to his native city is reflected in his record of public service. Mr. Wiles was president of the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce in 1965, served three terms on the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners, president of the St. Augustine Historical Society, on the board of trustees at Flagler Hospital and its advisory board, was president of the St. Augustine Kiwanis Club, Betty Griffin House, the President’s council of Flagler College and treasurer of the Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wiles served as the first chairman of the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council. His contributions to local civic matters have been recognized by a lifetime service award for longstanding commitment to and concern for good government and for service to fellow citizens.


Carol Melton graduated St. Augustine High School in 1972. She earned a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University, and M.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida and J.D. with honors from the Washington College of Law at American University. For more than two decades, Ms. Melton has worked at top levels in media and entertainment. Currently, Ms. Melton serves in senior management at Time Warner Inc., overseeing Time Warner’s public policy offices in Washington, D.C., London, Brussels and Hong Kong. Named to Washingtonian magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington” in 2006and 2009, Ms. Melton has also received the NCTA Vanguard Award for Government Relations. She is a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Federal City Council. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters and on the Boards of Trustees of the Media Institute, the Meridian International Center, the Potomac School, the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation and the Washington Performing Arts Society.

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