Alumni Celebrated at Honor Wall Ceremony

Joe Clark (class of ’80), Sue Conley (class of ’78), and Stan Milam (class of ’66) were inducted into Craig’s Honor Wall on Friday, April 29, 2022.

For the first time since the 2018-19 school year, Craig alumni were invited back to the school to be honored for their contributions to the Janesville community.

Honor Wall, a tribute to the accomplishments of Craig alumni, was started in 2006.  

Since then, honorees have been added to the wall every school year with the exception of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 years.

Honorees were invited to give a speech to the school. Plaques commemorating their achievements were also made and added to the Wall.

Names added to the wall this year include radio talk show host and journalist Stan Milam, Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Sue Conley, and sports coach Joe Clark.

The induction ceremony took place April 29. Staff, students, and the guests of honorees attended, and the honorees hung their plaques on the wall.

Stan Milam

Stan Milam is a journalist, radio host, and Bronze Star military veteran committed to civic engagement, education, and journalism.

Since 1962, Milam has spent much of his life dedicated to his career in radio and journalism and has helped his community by connecting them to important issues. He takes pride in serving as a bridge between communities and governments and keeping Janesville informed about what goes on in the community and beyond.

Milam has also contributed to Janesville’s education. Having graduated from Janesville Senior High School in 1966, Milam assists Craig and Parker High Schools in educational programs, including Washington Seminar for Advanced Placement Government students, the Janesville Free Press, and the Tim Cullen Academy.

Milam served in the Army with the 8th Infantry Division in Germany before being reassigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. For his service, he was awarded a Bronze Star. He left Vietnam in January of 1969 when he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree (1973) and a Master’s Degree (2017).

Stan Milam’s dedication to his community and his service to his country have left lasting impacts on Janesville and beyond.

Sue Conley

Sue Seibert Conley has dedicated her life to advocating for human rights and social justice.

After graduating from Craig in 1978, Conley attended UW-Whitewater and began her career at Chase Bank. After the births of her three children, Scott, Bernie, and Lizzy, her involvement in the community grew. She served as executive director of the YWCA of Rock County for four years. For 12 years, she was the director of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, growing its assets from $16 million to $43 million and expanding its geographic territory to nine counties.

Sue Conley is a charter member of the Women’s Fund of Rock County and has served on numerous boards including the Janesville Multicultural Teachers Scholarship Board, the ARISE Now Steering Committee, and the Community Development Authority. 

In 2003, she was awarded the Forward Janesville Athena Award, named a YWCA Woman of Distinction in 2007, and chaired the City Manager Community Search Committee in 2008. 

Following two terms on the Janesville City Council, she was elected to the State Assembly as Representative for District 44 in 2020. As a politician, Conley has used her voice to make meaningful change throughout Wisconsin. 

Sue Conley’s continuous political and social advocacy has allowed her to make lasting reforms in Janesville and across Wisconsin.

Joe Clark

Through mentoring and coaching, Joe Clark has changed countless lives. In 1984 he graduated with a degree in economics from UW-Madison, where from 1982-84 he was Head Manager of the men’s basketball team. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University in 1985.

In 1985, Clark began working for the National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs. He is the only Spurs recipient of the Value Based Champion Award, and he owns five World Championship rings.

As the leader of Spurs Give, the organization’s non-profit, and of Spurs Sports Academy, he introduced the Spurs Tournament Series in 2016, which hosts year-round basketball tournaments for youth ages 6-17. In addition, Spurs Sports Academy has operated youth basketball camps for over 40 years.

From 1992-2017, he was the Spurs’ Director and Vice President of Sales & Service and twice coordinated relocation efforts for season ticket holders into new stadiums.

Clark serves on the boards of the Positive Coaching Alliance and Baylor University’s Sports, Sales, and Sponsorship Program and is a graduate of Leadership San Antonio. He was an Amateur Athletic Union basketball and soccer coach, a Big Brother mentor, and a volunteer for the Alfred D. Hughes Prison Unit in Gainesville, Texas.

Clark and his wife Linda have raised three children, Kelsey, Alyssa & AJ, and have one grandson, Hudson.