HOF Class of 2018
Joel Hartman was a 1997 graduate of LeRoy High School, the son of Jim and Becky Hartman, and brother to Adam (Class of ’99) and Katie (Class of ’02). As an offensive tackle, he was a member of the 1996 LeRoy Panther football team that won LeRoy High School’s first state championship. In 1997, he was a member of the LeRoy baseball team that set the school wins record and helped Coach Meyer win his first conference championship.
Joel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bradley University. He was also a member of the National Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon. After college, Joel accepted a Design Engineer position with Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding division located in Newport News, Virginia. He designed structural supports for naval ships, including the Gerald Ford class aircraft carriers from 2002-2007. He earned his Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering License. Joel then moved into the Aerospace industry where he accepted an engineering position with ATK Space, a contractor for NASA at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. At ATK, Joel contributed to the construction of the Orion crew module mass simulator for the Pad Abort 1 test performed on May 6, 2010 in White Sands, New Mexico.
Joel had many accomplishments, but his greatest achievement was the strength of his character. Be compassionate. Be grateful. Be honest. Be humble.