2022 Alumni Hall of Fame
On Friday, October 21, 2022 PBS will induct five new members into the Alumni Hall of Fame. We are honored to have these alumni representing PBS in their careers, communities, and beyond.
Hannah Foval – Abundant Life Hall of Fame Recipient
The Alumni Eagle Hall of Fame Award in Abundant Life is given to an alumnus who exemplifies a Christ-centered life and is considered an example and inspiration to all those around them. This year’s recipient is Hannah Foval.
Hannah Foval graduated in 2011 as a 13-year senior of Parkview Baptist School. After high school, she attended Southeastern Louisiana University and received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences. She also attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she received a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Master of Arts in Discipleship.
Hannah Foval has been serving in children’s ministry since January of 2014 and is currently the Children’s Minister at First Baptist Church of Gray in Gray, Georgia. Her greatest joy is seeing children choose to follow Christ. Hannah is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care.
Judge Natalie Howell – Academics Hall of Fame Recipient
The Alumni Eagle Hall of Fame Award in Academics is given to an alumnus who has excelled in academics, either as a student or teacher, or significantly contributed to the academic development in their community. This year’s recipient is the Honorable Judge Natalie Rhorer Howell.
Judge Howell graduated from Parkview Baptist in 2000. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Louisiana State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2006, as the youngest person in her class, Judge Howell received her Juris Doctorate at the LSU Paul M. Hebert School of Law. It is there that she met her husband Issac Howell. Judge Howell served as an Assistant District Attorney from 2007-2015 at the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office and prosecuted cases in both adultand Juvenile court.
In 2016, she went into private practice at the John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm, where she specialized in criminal defense for adults and juveniles. In November of 2020, Natalie was elected to the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court for Division B. She took the bench in January of 2021 and presides over Juvenile Delinquency cases, Family in Need of Services, Protective Orders, and Juvenile Marriage cases. Natalie presides over 3 specialty courts: Truancy Court, Juvenile Drug Court and Mental Health Court. Ensuring that the youth of Caddo Parish have access to the best educational services available continues to be a priority for Natalie in her work at Juvenile Court. If all children are in school and receive a quality education, it would greatly reduce if not resolve many of the issues our community is facing now and in the future. Natalie and her husband, Issac, have been married since 2006 and have two children, Hampton and Harper.
Ashleigh McCord – Arts Hall of Fame Recipient
The Alumni Eagle Hall of Fame Award in Arts is given to an alumnus who has excelled in the arts and has significantly impacted other individuals and their community to excel in the arts. This year’s recipient is Ashleigh Denstorff McCord.
Ashleigh McCord graduated in 1999 from Parkview Baptist. Soon after, she received her Information Systems degree from LSU and headed to Houston, Texas to work for ExxonMobil.
In 2007, she got the opportunity to move to Budapest, Hungary and before leaving, decided to buy her first DSLR camera which sparked her passion for photography to grow even more.
In 2016, a pair of eagles nesting outside of her office in Texas, coupled with a honeymoon in South Africa thrust her into the world of wildlife photography. The next couple of years were spent going back and forth to Africa to capture images of animals in their natural habitat. She was the recipient of a People’s Choice Award placement in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition sponsored by the Natural History Museum of London.
Outside of work, Ashleigh is passionate about travel, having been to 70 countries and lived in Hungary and Argentina. She worked for ExxonMobil for the past 20 years, but recently joined Salesforce as Senior Vice President of IT Strategy.
Drew Dileo – Athletics Hall of Fame Recipient
The Alumni Eagle Hall of Fame Award in Athletics is given to an alumnus who has excelled in athletics, either as an athlete or coach, or significantly contributed to athletics in their community. This year’s recipient is Drew Dileo.
After graduating from PBS in 2010, Drew attended the University of Michigan on a football scholarship. He spent 4 years in Ann Arbor where he compiled 46 career catches for 630 yards and 6 Touchdowns, as well as 19 returns for 400 yards. He was a 4-year letterman and a member of the 2011 BCS Sugar Bowl Championship Team.
After graduating from Michigan in 2014, Drew moved home and started working at Mitch Mula State Farm, in Baton Rouge. In September of 2017, Drew opened up his own State Farm Agency on O’Neal Lane. In 5 years
, Drew’s State Farm Agency has been a 4X Ambassador Club Qualifier, 4X Senior Vice President’s Club Qualifier, and a 2X Chairman’s Circle Award Winner. Drew strives to have his Agency be an integral part of the local Baton Rouge community every year.
Drew and his beautiful wife, Bailey, got married in December of 2020. They love to travel and spend time with family. Drew is extremely honored to accept this award and wants to specifically thank his parents, Mike & Melanie, and sister, Alex, for the sacrifices they made throughout his childhood to provide the best environment possible for him to grow. He also wants to thank the late, Coach Kenny Guillot, and Coach M.L. Woodruff for the leadership, mentorship, and life lessons that were taught during his time at Parkview. Drew wants to thank his teammates for all the games won and the great memories!
Jonathan Simeral – Achievement Hall of Fame Recipient
The Alumni Eagle Hall of Fame Award in Achievement is given to an alumnus who has achieved success in their respective career. This year’s recipient is Jonathan Simeral.
Jonathan graduated in 2002 from Parkview Baptist as an Honor Graduate and then attended Mississippi College where he received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics.
A few years after college, Jonathan began working at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where he was instrumental in supporting the last few Space Shuttle flights. Jonathan now works for Lockheed Martin Space as a Staff Materials and Process Engineer developing and manufacturing the Orion spacecraft for NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the moon. In his role, he has received multiple awards and acclimations for innovations and problem solving. I’m addition, Jonathan was recently accepted to his company’s selective Advanced Technical Leadership Program.
Jonathan enjoys speaking to school groups to increase awareness of Louisiana’s role in space exploration and inspire students to pursue careers in the STEM fields.
Jonathan married his high school sweetheart, Meghan, who is a 2001 Parkview Baptist graduate. Jonathan is grateful to God, his family, and his many beloved teachers at his alma mater for helping him discover his passion and encouraging him in his pursuits.