2017 Honorees

Recipients of the CHS Distinguished Graduates Award, Presented on November 22, 2017.


Jennifer Mohler Lynch (’91), Academics

Roos “Nip” Nippard (’56), Athletics

Nicolas China (’02), Business

Ar’Marlon Barbour (’91), Humanities

James Dinkelman (’47), Public Service

Charles Jarboe (’74), Arts

Jennifer Mohler Lynch has returned to where her education started.  This past fall, she became the principal of Hillcrest Elementary School.  Following the educational careers of her parents, Linda and Don Mohler, Jennifer entered the teaching world as a school psychologist and became an administrator in 2014.  

Roos “Nip” Nippard received the C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Perpetual Goalie Award for lacrosse over two consecutive years:  1959, 1960.  He was awarded the Sidney M. Cone Lacrosse Trophy – Nation’s Best Goalie in 1960.  In 2005, Nip was inducted into the University of Baltimore Athletic Hall of Fame.  Nip has been giving back to CHS lacrosse athletes ever since as a volunteer coach. He regularly attends CHS athletic events.  In 2016, the Comet Park press box was named for him and his wife.

Nic China is the co-founder and CEO of Pixilated, which operates open-air photo booths.  Nic estimates over 750,000 pictures have been taken since 2012, which calculates to over 2.5 million smiles!  His company has collaborated with Under Armour, CNN, Old Navy, Dunkin Donuts, Marriott, Google, and Sagamore Spirit, to name a few.  He is also the co-founder of Startup Soirée, which supports network entrepreneurs.

By his own admission, Ar’Marlon Barbour at the age of 10 was slinging drugs and stealing cars for his neighborhood gang in a poor section of Baltimore. A year later, he was a ward of the courts; he spent the next 10 years bouncing from one juvenile facility to another. Eventually, he was adopted by Saundra Owens, whose son, Teron, played with Ar’Marlon in the 1991 state finals basketball game.  Ar’Marlon’s second book was a NY Times best seller.  He is an inspirational speaker reaching out to youth with backgrounds similar to his own.

James Dinkelman is a retired lieutenant of the Baltimore County Police Department.  He started his career by earning the rank of corporal as a highway patrolman in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany. 

Charles Jarboe is an accomplished artist who has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including works at the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery.  Considered one of the foremost modern proponents of the American Realist tradition, Charles Jarboe paints urban and rural landscapes that explore light and color. He achieves his precise style by working principally from photographs, often adopting unusual perspectives typically captured only by photographic work.



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