Wall of Fame Class of 2016

Jeffrey Reisner
  • Jeffrey Reisner
    OHS Class of 1995

    A member of the OHS Class of 1995, Jeffrey Reisner credits the solid education he received in the Olean City School District with enabling him to pursue higher education and achieve his goals.  Being a three-sport athlete, and co-captain of the 1994 football championship team, he learned the value of being a team player. The opportunity to take Latin at OHS also provided a valuable foundation for his career in law.

    After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in criminal justice, he went on to attend Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree.

    Jeffrey began his career as a municipal lawyer for the city of Syracuse after passing the New York State Bar in 2003.  Joining a private law firm, he helped defend volunteer fire and ambulance companies across New York State.  A former judge and assistant district attorney, upon returning to his hometown, he established his own law firm, specializing in elder law and life and legacy planning.

    Jeffrey has helped educate the public through his radio program, “Legal Edge,” and has also conducted several money management seminars. He was instrumental in establishing a scholarship fund in honor of deceased classmates from the OHS Class of 1995, and works tirelessly to give back to his community.

Douglas Stolbers
  • Douglas Stolberg
    OHS Class of 1950

    Doug Stolberg attended Olean’s School #10, with Ivers J. Norton serving as his principal. When his family moved to Hinsdale, he hitchhiked to-and-from school for four years so he could attend Olean High School.  “I couldn’t stand the thought of being away from my beloved Olean any longer,” he said. Doug received the Bausch and Lomb award for highest average in science and math, and graduated as the salutatorian of the OHS Class of 1950.  In 1954 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Union College.

    Drafted into the US Army, Doug was assigned to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the “birthplace of the atomic and space ages,” to work on missile tracking systems.  Post army, he returned to General Electric in the Large Steam Turbine and Generator Department, working to develop “new methods of producing stronger, lighter systems” utilizing titanium instead of steel.

    Upon returning to White Sands to work in the US Army’s television division, as Chief of Design and Laboratory, he worked to develop nose cone cameras and automatic tracking systems that would later be used at Cape Canaveral. This technology provided for smoother and more reliable tracking on missile launches. As an engineer with the 2802nd Inertial Guidance and Calibration Group, he was responsible for testing and maintaining guidance systems for ICBM’s (inter-continental ballistic missiles) including the Atlas, Titan, and Minuteman.