Wall of Fame
November 18, 2019
The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will induct new members into the Wall of Fame on Nov. 18 at the 35th annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards dinner. The 2019 class will join 84 other alumni who have been inducted since the Wall of Fame was created in 1985.
Over the past 35 years, the Wall of Fame has celebrated the long, rich history of Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). It includes some of the city’s and nation’s most influential business, community and artistic leaders. The awards event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. on November 18 at the Skirvin Hilton in downtown Oklahoma City.
To sponsor the Wall of Fame event, please contact email@example.com.
John L. Belt
Classen High School
John L. Belt, a Classen High School graduate, inspirational philanthropist and visionary of arts and community will be recognized posthumously. He leaves behind a rich legacy, having played a key role in the formation and development of 40 local nonprofits and revitalization of the Paseo Arts District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and home to many studios, galleries, retail shops, restaurants and theater.
At the time of his death, he was serving as Secretary and General Counsel to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Advisory Director of City Arts Center and Trustee of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund – just to name a few. He had a unique and diverse background, including serving in the U.S. Army and touring with the United Service Organizations (USO).
He was President of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Governor of the Oklahoma Bar Association and appointed by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma as Interim Judge to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. He was also an accomplished singer and actor.
Dr. Neal Lane
Southeast Junior High and High School
Dr. Neal Lane is a Southeast High School graduate and is regarded as a distinguished scientist and educator. He is a Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus and the Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus at Rice University.
Lane served in the federal government during the Bill Clinton administration as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He was also Director of the National Science Foundation and member (ex officio) of the National Science Board.
Dr. Pamela McCauley
Emerson Alternative School and Douglass High School
Dr. Pamela McCauley, a Douglass High School graduate, is an internationally recognized industrial engineering researcher in the development of fuzzy set theory based mathematical models, human engineering, biomechanics and engineering leadership. She is also an acclaimed keynote speaker, a dedicated Professor and the Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida.
She is presently serving as the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program Director. She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
W. DeVier Pierson
Lincoln Elementary, Webster Junior High and Classen High School
W. DeVier Pierson is a Classen High School graduate and leading civil trial and appellate lawyer who once served as counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson and played a vital role in the completion of the Great Society, the social revolution and unrest of the 1960s and the tribulations of the Vietnam War. He also participated in the election of President John F. Kennedy and was in Dallas when President Kennedy was tragically assassinated.
He previously served as lead counsel in the Tulsa jury trial of Occidental v. Chevron, where the judgement for his client was settled for $775 million – the largest award in Oklahoma history. Described as a “Washington power lawyer,” this native Oklahoman and University of Oklahoma graduate has spent the past 40 years of his legal career in Washington, D.C.
2019 Wall of Fame Sponsors
Diamond Sponsors — $10,000
- AT&T Oklahoma
- EDGE Productions
- Cliff & Leslie Hudson
- Inasmuch Foundation
- MidFirst Bank
- The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
- SONIC, America's Drive In
- Dick & Glenna Tanenbaum
Platinum Sponsors — $5,000
- Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores
Gold Sponsors — $3,500
- Arvest Bank
- Donna & Les Brown
- Cox Communications
- Hudson College of Public Health
- OGE Energy Corp.
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Potts Family
- Jodi & Ed Sanchez
- Thurman V. & Eileen White
Silver Sponsors — $1,500
- B.C. Clark Jewelers
- Crowe & Dunlevy
- Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
- Joy & Bob LaBar
- MassMutual Oklahoma
- Tim & Liz McLaughlin
Bronze Sponsors — $500
- The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City
- Mr. & Mrs. G.T. Blankenship
- Valerie & Joe Couch
- Judge & Mrs. Timothy D. DeGiusti
- Kay & Richard Floyd
- Marian & Phil Horning
- The Kerr Foundation, Inc.
- Elaine & Harrison Levy
- Midtown Renaissance
- Linda & Xavier Neira
- Oklahoma City Community College
- Rand Elliott Architects
- Jeanne Hoffman Smith
- Judge Ralph G. Thompson
- Trochta's Flowers & Garden Center
- Subha Varahan
Through the Years: Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award Honorees
|Bob Barry Sr., 2009||Wanda Jackson, 2013|
|Rick Bayless, 2018||Wallace Johnson, 2004|
|Skip Bayless, 2008||Commissioner Willa Johnson, 2015|
|Dr. William Lee Beasley and Sherry L. Beasley, 2017||Lou Kerr, 2001|
|G.T. Blankenship, 1999||Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick, 1990|
|Ronald E. Bogle, 2016||John Elson Kirkpatrick, 1990|
|Dr. Legand L. Burge Jr., 2018||Linda Lambert, 2004|
|Jo Carol Cameron, 2013||Mona Salyer Lambird, 1996|
|B.C. Clark, Jr., 1998||James Loftis, 2013|
|Jim C. Clark, 2010||J.W. Mashburn, 2002|
|Dr. Benton C. Clark III, 2015||Aubrey McClendon, 2011|
|Richard H. Clements, 1997||The Honorable Vicki Miles-LaGrange, 2006|
|Andrew M. Coats, 1998||Bobby R. Murcer, 1994|
|Edward H. Cook, 2014||Donna Nigh, 1997|
|Wayne Coyne, 2007||Mayor James H. Norick, 1992|
|Admiral William J. Crowe, 1987||Madalynne Norick, 1992|
|Edgar Cruz, 2004||Mayor Ronald J. Norick, 1995|
|James R. Daniel, 2009||Faye Norton, 2018|
|The Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti, 2012||Paul B. Odom, Jr., 2004|
|Marion Briscoe DeVore, 1988||Russell M. Perry, 2000|
|L. Thomas Dulaney Jr., 2008||Paula B. Pretlow, 2016|
|Rand Elliot, 2011||Allie P. Reynolds, 1994|
|Dr. Robert S. Ellis, 2000||William J. Ross, 2005|
|Ralph W. Ellison, 1994||Thom Shanker, 2012|
|Harvey P. Everest, 1985||Jeanne Hoffman Smith, 2000|
|David G. Fitzgerald, 2014||Lee Allan Smith, 1989|
|Kris Frankfurt, 2007||Horace Stevenson, 2014|
|William Frankfurt, 2007||Lela Bennett Sullivan, 2003|
|Mex Rodman Frates, 1986||Kathy Taylor, 2015|
|Rodman Frates, 2006||The Honorable Ralph G. Thompson, 2003|
|Prentice Gautt, 2012||Erik Logan Toppenberg, 2011|
|Vince Gill, 2001||Christopher C. Turner, 2003|
|Alan C. Greenberg, 1993||Marylin Jones Upsher, 2006|
|Rubye Hibler Hall, 2002||Helen Ford Wallace, 2005|
|V. Burns Hargis, 2002||Larkin Warner, 2011|
|Edith Gaylor Harper, 1999||Anthony L. Watson, 2010|
|Joyce Henderson, 2012||Pete White, 2017|
|Dannie Bea Hightower, 2001||Thurman V. White Jr., 2017|
|Carolyn Hill, 2008||A. Max Weitzenhoffer, Jr., 2010|
|Sarah Hogan, 1999||Mason Williams, 2016|
|J. Clifford Hudson, 2009||Stanton L. Young, 1991|
|Kirk Humphreys, 2007|