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HIASAA - Highland Community School District 5
Highland Community School District 5
HIASAA - St. Paul Catholic School - Highland, IL
St. Paul Catholic School
HIASAA - Highland Community School District 5
Highland Community School District 5
HIASAA - St. Paul Catholic School - Highland, IL
St. Paul Catholic
School
HIASAA
Highland Illinois Area School Alumni Association
HIASAA
Highland Illinois Area School
Alumni Association
HIASAA
Highland Illinois Area School Alumni Association
HIASAA - Highland Community School District 5
HIASAA - St. Paul Catholic School
Gathering
Gathering
Gathering
Staff, Classmates and Alumni
Staff, Classmates and Alumni
2013 HIASAA Hall of Fame Member
Dr. Carl Ernst - Business
Carl Ernst graduated from Highland High School in 1963. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1968. In 1972 he earned a PhD in Organic Chemistry from SIU Carbondale where he also served as a graduate teaching assistant. During the 1972-73 academic year, Carl was a Post Doctoral Fellow with the National Research Council at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. During this time at Wright Patterson he conducted research studies in organosilicon chemistry and was recognized for two publications and two presentations.

In 1973 Carl took a position as research scientist with GAF Corporation. Through 1980 he held various technical and managerial positions of increasing responsibility for the photographic and reprographic division of GAF. 1981 saw Carl responsible for the successful sale of the photographic division of GAF. He then moved to the Anitec Image Corporation, serving as Senior Vice-President through 1989. He was responsible for research and product development efforts for the graphic arts film and paper business. R&D under his leadership contributed greatly to the sales growth of Anitec. Additionally, he was a key member of the team that successfully transitioned Anitec from a private to public company. The time period 1989-1997 Carl served as Director or Research and Business Development for the International Paper Company. His responsibilities included coordinating technologies. Also, he oversaw three major acquisitions that expanded the sales of the company to nearly $1 billion. From 199-2001 he served as CEO of EM Ernst Management, a medical and claims management service for insurance companies owned by his wife, Kathy Iberg Ernst. The business was sold in 2001 to a major insurance company.

Since 2004 Carl and Kathy keep busy managing a large horse farm in rural Pennsylvania. Their farm provides boarding and educational/recreational equestrian programs for youth and adults. Additionally, Carl was co-leader of a volunteer team responsible for negotiating a $200 million gas lease for 35,000 acres and 900 landowners in rural Pennsylvania in 2009.
2017 Inductees
Pat Imming - Arts & Sciences
John "Jack" Cygan - Career Public Service
Dennis Luber - Sports
2016 Inductees
Bruce Case - Arts & Sciences
Tom Ulmet - Career Public Service
Erwin Weder - Business
Jake Odorizzi - Sports
2015 Inductees
Dr. Mark Edwin Frisse - Arts & Sciences
Pat Schwarm - Career Public Service
Otto E. Jakel - Business
2014 Inductees
Dr. Richard Streiff - Arts & Sciences
Jerome Zobrist - Career Public Service
Dennis Rinderer - Public Service
2013 Inductees
Dr. Robert W. Buchheim - Arts & Sciences
Robin McGee - Arts & Sciences
Dr. Carl Ernst - Business
Kevin Hemann - Public Service
2012 Inductees
Melissa Glassmaker - Arts & Sciences
Jerry Dauderman - Business
Brig. Gen. Scott Zobrist - Public Service
2011 Inductees
Allan Killion - Arts & Sciences
David R. Ford - Business
Jay Ward - Sports
Jeanne Baumann Meyer - Public Service
2010 Inductees
Carl Basler - Business
Earl Wirz - Sports
Roland Harris - Public Service
Olin Stratton - At Large
2009 Inductees
Dr. Arlo Landolt - Arts & Sciences
Robert Mueller - Arts & Sciences
Robert Scott Tibbetts - Arts & Sciences
Martin Wick - Business
Jay Boulanger - Business
Terry Riffel - Business
Jennie Kaeser - Public Service
Joe Michaelis - Public Service
Lynn Rehberger - Public Service
2008 Inductees
Brenda (Hemann) Harris - Arts & Sciences
Ron Jacober - Arts & Sciences
Jesse Kamm - Arts & Sciences
Louis Latzer - Business
Ralph Korte - Business
Edwin Frisse - Business
Ed Hilbert - Sports
Darell Bellm - Public Service
Jack Klaus - Public Service
Larry "Biddy" Essenpreis - Public Service
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