Menomonee Falls — An accomplished doctor and two chief executive officers will join the ranks on the Wall of Recognition at Menomonee Falls High School this year.
A sincere sense of giving back in a variety of ways is the common denominator that has earned William Domann, Jr., Tom Gross and Jacquelyn Marie (McLees) Paykel a place on the Wall of Recognition, according to creator Dick Woosencraft.
“I know all of this year’s inductees personally, and they are all very special people,” said Woosencraft, who created the Wall of Recognition, Fine Arts Hall of Fame and Athletic Hall of Fame in his final year as principal at the high school.
Now in its 12th year, the wall features alumni who have accomplished powerful things since they walked the school halls.
The public is invited to attend as this year’s inductees are honored at halftime during the boys varsity basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, at the school, W142N8101 Merrimac Drive. There will also be a reception following the game in the school media center.
William Domann, Jr.
Family roots run deep in Menomonee Falls for Domann, whose family legacy began in the village in 1918 when his grandfather, William G. Domann, started his medical practice and would later become one of the founders of Community Memorial Hospital.
Beyond that, Domann, Jr. credits his parents, both of whom served as president of the Menomonee Falls Historical Society, for instilling him with a drive to give back to the community.
In 1988, Domann, Jr. founded the Domann Organization, which assists early-stage life sciences companies in building executive leadership teams and boards. Today, the organization has offices in San Francisco and San Diego, California, as well as in Madison.
Domann, who lives in California with his wife and two daughters, has served on many nonprofit boards, including the San Francisco Boys & Girls Club, the northern California Arthritis Foundation, The Guardsmen-San Francisco and BioForward.