Julie Morin was Valedictorian of her 1967 class, a member of National Honor Society and was a high school cheerleader. Julie received her undergraduate degree with honors from University of Michigan School of Business and received a Master of Health Service Administration, also from University of Michigan.
Ms. Morin has had a distinguished career in the healthcare field serving as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TriHealth, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio. Julie also served as Director of International Business Development for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In this capacity, she visited Middle East countries to identify children with unmet medical needs and made arrangements for those children to receive treatment in the United States. Under her leadership, Children’s Hospital developed an international program designed to improve the health of children across the world. Julie facilitated international relationships and directed education and health care options for children in78 different countries, touching countless families with her concern for the many children with serious medical conditions.
In his nomination of Julie Morin, classmate Robert MacGillivray said, “Julie demonstrates all of the characteristics that make up an outstanding woman: courage, determination, steadfastness, integrity, role modeling, strength of character and much more.”
John Yankee graduated with the Durand High School class of 1974 where he was a member of National Honor Society, the Chess Club, Symphonic Band and Marching Band.
He completed a Bachelor of Music at Peabody Conservatory; Master of Music at Yale School of Music; and continued with graduate studies at Eastman School of Music and University of Pittsburgh.
John is the Artistic Director at Falmouth (Massachusetts) Chorale; founding Music Director of Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra; founding Artistic Director of Cape Youth Chorale and Choral Director at Falmouth Academy.
Not only is John an active teacher and music coach; he presents and leads numerous concerts, workshops, and community sings. He is also an active performer, having been a member of Cross Country (folk trio), Acoustic Medicine (Celtic/folk quartet) and Yankee Boy Swing (jazz combo) .
John has served as a music lecturer and concert emcee and is a commissioned composer and arranger with a long affiliation with Walden School for Young Composers and has been an Artist in Resident at National Parks and the Chicago Symphony.
Monica Garsky, the classmate that nominated John said, “John Yankee’s distinguished career has been a source of pride not only for his classmates but the many individuals throughout the United who have had an opportunity to interact with him and his music.”
Reception to Honor Distinguished Alumni
Julie Morin and John Yankee will be honored at a reception on August 12, 2018, from 3 – 5 pm at Durand Union Station. The reception is open to the public and will include a brief presentation at 3:30 pm.