Heart Technologies Supports Decatur Public Schools

Christine Bare-Kemper, Director of Business Development at Heart Technologies, poses with Heart's sponsor sign at Saturday's dinner.

Christine Bare-Kemper, Director of Business Development at Heart Technologies, poses with Heart’s sponsor sign at Saturday’s dinner and reception.


On Saturday, November 14, Heart Technologies was privileged to sponsor the reception and award dinner honoring Decatur Public Schools Foundation Legacy of Learning honorees. This dinner is hosted annually to recognize the achievements of Decatur Public School staff and alumni, highlighting three past graduates of MacArthur High School each year during the reception portion of the evening. This year honored Cindy Deadrick Wolfer, Richard “Dick” Maxwell, and Doug Hagen.

Cindy Deadrick Wolfer, Class of 1973,  received the Alumna of the Year award. In the mid-90’s, Deadrick Wolfer chose to release herself of her responsibilities at Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation in order to pursue a dream: founding her own company. Eighteen years later, Deadrick Wolfer is the owner of Events Plus, an event-planning service provider in Decatur. Her continuous efforts have proven to successfully promote the betterment of the Decatur community.Heart Technologies in Booklet

Alum of the Year, Class of 1964,  went to  Richard “Dick” Maxwell. Maxwell  worked for the Department of Defense, helped with flight support for the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team. One of Maxwell’s most notable accomplishments is creating an instrument to repair the Hubble Telescope with his COSTAR team members. Though he is now retired, Maxwell’s many accomplishments have made his alma mater extremely proud of his successes.

This evening also recognized Doug Hagen, Class of 1964. Hagen was served our country when he enlisted into the 5th Special Forces Group to search for his childhood friend, who was named a P.O.W. in Vietnam. He was well-liked and highly regarded amongst his peers serving as a first lieutenant, just as he was embraced by his friends and family in Decatur. In August of 1971, Hagen was fatally wounded while leading his team in an assault on enemy-held territory. His legacy continues on, and his memory was recognized and remembered on this evening.

Heart Technologies is a proud supporter of Decatur Public Schools and the Decatur Public Schools Foundation. Congratulations to all those recognized.