Thursday, March 17, 2016

Barbara Galloway Mudrak with her Alliance High students

Birthday surprise for Barb Mudrak

Barbara Galloway Mudrak, who took the buyout in 2001 after 23 1/2 years at the BJ, was surprised by her Alliance High School 3rd period honors juniors for her birthday.

She wrote:

“Thank you for giving me the best birthday ever, complete with decorations, flowers, cookies (home-made, too), ice cream sundaes, hats, pin the tail on the donkey and a birthday sash. Love them all!”

o   Barb teaches English and Journalism at Alliance.
The Mount Union College graduate from Garfield Heights grew up in the home her parents built in 1948.

The rapid demise of the BJ began in 2001 when Barb and a ton of talented people walked out the door on the same day. Ol’ Blue Walls has never been the same and is down to fewer than 60 in the newsroom.

The alarming exodus was reported in this BJ Alums blog March 27, 2014 under the headline, “The Day the BJ Music Died.”

Barb also is the adviser for the Red and Blue Flyer at Alliance. She still lives on the farm in Columbiana County with husband Pete. They have two sons.

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