KEYSER - The Keyser High School Legion of Honor will be inducting two KHS graduates during a banquet scheduled for Friday, April 13, at Keyser Moose Lodge 662.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Keyser High School Legion of Honor will be inducting two KHS graduates during a banquet scheduled for Friday, April 13, at Keyser Moose Lodge 662.
The Legion is sponsored by the Jonah Edward Kelley Society and honors those Keyser High graduates who have gone on to distinguish themselves in their careers.
Inductees this year are Paul Southerly and Col. Jennifer Ravenscroft.
Southerly graduated from KHS in 1970 and enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict as a member of the 25th Infantry Division HAZMAT team. He graduated from the Army’s NCO School and received an honorable discharge.
He then attended Potomac State College and received his associates degree in computer science, all while running the Computer Center at night. He then transferred to West Virginia University and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in industrial relations.  He won the John Price Pickett Award as the outstanding student in his master’s program.
Southerly started his career working for IBM in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the HR function.  He was a recruiter, placement counselor, salary analyst, and planner for IBM’s 4700 banking equipment. He then moved into the manufacturing/quality management sectors of IBM. 
Paul received numerous awards and recognitions at IMB, including Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year, 14 100 Percent Club awards, and many leadership and excellence awards.
He was fortunate to relocate to Morgantown to initiate the connection between WVU and IBM after his time in Charlotte. This connection lead to the number one collegiate interface program in the country during his tenure. He went on to manage not only WVU’s interface, but the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania.
After retiring from IBM, Paul acquired his National Certification in Human Resources as a senior professional and has pursued a career giving back to the people of West Virginia. He last held a position working for a non-profit that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
      He is now retired and has moved back to Keyser, where he hopes to become a volunteer and help the youth of the area.
 Col. Jennifer L. Ravenscroft is medical adjudicator, Formal Physical Evaluation Board, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
As Medical Board member, she was appointed by the Secretary of the Air Force to provide Airmen with a full and fair hearing in determining their eligibility for service retention. The disability section implements disability policy IAW Title 10 USC, Veterans Administration Schedule for Rating Disabilities, applicable DoD issuances and Air Force policy and instructions. She determines appropriate disability compensation when service connected medical conditions end military service.
Col. Ravenscroft was commissioned after receiving her degree of Doctor of Osteopathy from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a Diplomat of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Recently, she was elected president-elect of the Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. She has held positions of medical director, chief of medical staff, and clinic physician.
Ravenscroft received her bachelor’s degree from WVU and her degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine.
She has received many awards and accommodations, including Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two devices, Air Force Commendation Medal with three devices, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with seven devices, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two devices, Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long, and the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one device.
Colonel Ravenscroft holds professional memberships with the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, and the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.
The Legion of Honor Banquet will get underway with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 per person ($9 for 12 years or younger) and are currently available at Coldwell Banker or from any Kelley Society member.
There will be no ticket sales at the door.