Bond inducted into East’s Alumni Wall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The name’s Bond. Phil Geoffrey Bond, to be exact.

Bond, a 1993 graduate from Columbus East with an extensive career in the theatre industry, has been inducted into the high school’s Alumni Wall of Fame. He was honored Friday night with a reception and award ceremony at the school.

Nominations for the Wall of Fame are evaluated based on “contributions in professional achievements, honors or awards received, community service, meritorious contributions to society and memoriam for death in the line of duty.”

“The program is working to build a legacy of excellence for past, present and future generations of Columbus East students,” the association said.

Bond currently lives in New York City and Garrison, New York with his partner, Richard Peri. He said in a previous email exchange with the Republic that the award brings with it a sense of nostalgia.

“I’m just very touched and grateful that someone would consider me,” he said. “High school is both rewarding and tough for everyone, so to come back all these years later it’s surreal.”

For more on this story, see Sunday’s Republic.