Denise Dudley—CHS Hall of Honor

A current Clinton High School student or 2020 graduate has researched and written the following article about one of the 2020-21 Hall of Honor inductees.  The induction ceremony will occur on Friday, April 16, at Clinton High School.

Denise Dudley

Professional Career Accomplishments

By Kaylee Camp

Denise Dudley was nominated for the Clinton High School Hall of Honor in the area of professional career accomplishments. Her list of accomplishments include being a published author, business consultant, professional trainer and keynote speaker, and frequently being a featured speaker at many United States universities. She also founded and was previously a CEO of SkillPath Seminars. This public training company has trained over twelve million people in many countries, making it one of the largest in the world. Her company, SkillPath, trains Microsoft for delivering updates and launching  new products as well. In addition to that, Denise is a successful author. Her latest book, Work it! Get in, Get noticed, Get promoted, is a best seller on Amazon, and she is the author of Making Relationships Last, Simon and Schuster’s best-selling audio book series.

After high school, Denise attended California State University, Sacramento. Her education didn’t stop there as she now possesses a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, a hospital administrator’s license, a license for field therapy for those with agoraphobia, a type of anxiety disorder, and a license to train medical professionals in both Canada and the United States. Additionally, she is a certified AIDS educator and a preceptor for administrators-in-training license.

Clinton High School helped to shape Denise as a person and had an influence on her later accomplishments. Denise believes that CHS opened her mind to writing, which ultimately helped lead to her successful career. While in high school, she was pulled from her regular English class and placed in an advanced writing program. She attributes much of her success to this creative writing program and the teacher, Mrs. Josie McDermott.

While Denise Dudley has accomplished an incredible amount, what she feels most proud of is the work she has done for mental health patients who have ended up in jail. She prides herself in being a strong advocate for people with mental health challenges. She feels passionate about helping this group of individuals, that many others would rather neglect.

Denise has been extremely successful in multiple areas of her career and has effectively helped countless people throughout the world. Her life motto is “the highest calling is to serve.” She has truly lived up to this aspiration by aiding others in many areas such as management skills, leadership, career readiness, communication, and personal relationships. For these reasons, CHS is proud to nominate Denise Dudley for the Clinton High School Hall of Honor.

Due to the pandemic, the Clinton High School Hall of Honor induction was postponed last year. The district is now planning to honor this strong class of inductees on Friday, April 16 at Clinton High School. The public will be invited for the luncheon and induction speech portion of the day. Social distancing, face coverings, and sanitation routines will be required.

The Clinton High School culinary students will cater the luncheon. Inductees will be guests of the Hall of Honor Committee. The luncheon will cost $10 per other attendees. Main entrees are Lasagne Al Forno (Italian Beef Lasagna) or Chicken Parmigiana (Chicken Parmesan). If you are interested in attending, please contact Deb Deters at

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