Wall of Fame

October 25, 2021

Over the past 36 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 Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will induct the 36th Wall of Fame class this fall, but the celebration won’t look the same as in the past. After careful deliberation regarding our current public health situation, the Foundation determined it best and most appropriate not to host its traditional gala this year.

    Instead, people making a difference in the community during these challenging times will be honored through traditional and digital media, starting in September.

    In past years, we’ve looked across the country and world for our Wall of Fame Honorees. This year, we want to look right here in Oklahoma City to recognize OKCPS alumni, specifically those who have provided outstanding leadership to our community by bringing unity through activism or advocacy, as well as those who served as first responders or health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We are currently seeking honorees and sponsors for this year. Sponsorship dollars help the Foundation continue its focused work and serve both short- and long-term needs within the district. Please fill out the appropriate form below or contact [email protected] for more information.

    The 2020 class will join 88 other alumni who have been inducted since the Wall of Fame was created in 1985. 2020 inductees will be honored in person in 2021. Read more about our 2020 inductees.



    2020 Wall of Fame Sponsors

    Wall of Fame sponsors allow us to celebrate the best of the best alumni from Oklahoma City Public Schools. To sponsor the 2020 Wall of Fame, fill out our sponsorship form. Thank you to the below sponsors for making this year's big announcement possible.


    Diamond Sponsors


    Platinum Sponsors


    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

    • Bank of Oklahoma
    • Crowe and Dunlevy
    • Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce
    • Bob and Joy LaBar
    • MassMutual Oklahoma
    • Renate and Chuck Wiggin
    • INTEGRIS Health
    • Burns Hargis


    Through the Years: Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award Honorees

    Bob Barry Sr., 2009Wallace Johnson, 2004
    Rick Bayless, 2018Commissioner Willa Johnson, 2015
    Skip Bayless, 2008Lou Kerr, 2001
    Dr. William Lee Beasley and Sherry L. Beasley, 2017Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick, 1990
    John L. Belt, 2019John Elson Kirkpatrick, 1990
    G.T. Blankenship, 1999
    Linda Lambert, 2004
    Ronald E. Bogle, 2016Mona Salyer Lambird, 1996
    Dr. Legand L. Burge Jr., 2018Dr. Neal Lane, 2019
    Jo Carol Cameron, 2013James Loftis, 2013
    B.C. Clark, Jr., 1998J.W. Mashburn, 2002
    Jim C. Clark, 2010Dr. Pamela McCauley, 2019
    Dr. Benton C. Clark III, 2015Aubrey McClendon, 2011
    Richard H. Clements, 1997The Honorable Vicki Miles-LaGrange, 2006
    Andrew M. Coats, 1998Bobby R. Murcer, 1994
    Edward H. Cook, 2014Donna Nigh, 1997
    Wayne Coyne, 2007Mayor James H. Norick, 1992
    Admiral William J. Crowe, 1987Madalynne Norick, 1992
    Edgar Cruz, 2004Mayor Ronald J. Norick, 1995
    James R. Daniel, 2009Faye Norton, 2018
    The Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti, 2012Paul B. Odom, Jr., 2004
    Marion Briscoe DeVore, 1988Russell M. Perry, 2000
    L. Thomas Dulaney Jr., 2008W. DeVier Pierson, 2019
    Rand Elliot, 2011Paula B. Pretlow, 2016
    Dr. Robert S. Ellis, 2000Allie P. Reynolds, 1994
    Ralph W. Ellison, 1994William J. Ross, 2005
    Harvey P. Everest, 1985Thom Shanker, 2012
    David G. Fitzgerald, 2014Jeanne Hoffman Smith, 2000
    Kris Frankfurt, 2007Lee Allan Smith, 1989
    William Frankfurt, 2007Horace Stevenson, 2014
    Mex Rodman Frates, 1986Lela Bennett Sullivan, 2003
    Rodman Frates, 2006Kathy Taylor, 2015
    Prentice Gautt, 2012The Honorable Ralph G. Thompson, 2003
    Vince Gill, 2001Erik Logan Toppenberg, 2011
    Alan C. Greenberg, 1993Christopher C. Turner, 2003
    Rubye Hibler Hall, 2002Marylin Jones, 2006
    V. Burns Hargis, 2002Helen Ford Wallace, 2005
    Edith Gaylor Harper, 1999Larkin Warner, 2011
    Joyce Henderson, 2012Anthony L. Watson, 2010
    Dannie Bea Hightower, 2001Pete White, 2017
    Carolyn Hill, 2008Thurman V. White Jr., 2017
    Sarah Hogan, 1999A. Max Weitzenhoffer, Jr., 2010
    J. Clifford Hudson, 2009Mason Williams, 2016
    Kirk Humphreys, 2007Stanton L. Young, 1991
    Wanda Jackson, 2013