Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida

Mission: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy

With the help of trained volunteer role models from the community, Junior Achievement shows young people how money, careers, and business ownership work.

Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement’s Hall of Fame Laureates are the individuals in the community that are the greatest champions of youth financial literacy and workforce preparedness.  The community leaders we honor each year as our Laureates have given hearty service to Junior Achievement and its mission to inspire youth to succeed in a global economy.  The honorees have given considerable time to Junior Achievement as volunteers, and in most cases, they’ve also given considerable financial support, to help area youth learn how to obtain and maintain employment, manage money, and prepare to enter the workforce.

We thank our distinguished Laureates for all they do to support Junior Achievement from year to year.

The following is a list of Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida’s Hall of Fame Laureate honorees from the Greater Pensacola area.


  • 2009 Don Gaetz and Ron Miller
  • 2010Buzz Ritchie and Mort O’Sullivan
  • 2011Sandy Sansing and Quint Studer
  • 2012John & Susan O’Connor and Grover Robinson
  • 2013James J. Reeves, Esq. and Collier Merrill
  • 2014Lewis & Belle Bear and Teri Levin
  • 2015Carol & Charles Carlan and Bill Greenhut
  • 2016Brian & Crystal Spencer and Sue Straughn
  • 2017Cyndi Warren and Dr. Kenneth Ford
  • 2018Rishy Studer and Stan Connally
  • 2019Jerry Maygarden and Robert Rinke
  • 2020Dave & Mary Hoxeng and Lumon May

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