What do a state Supreme Court Justice, a NASA scientist and women’s advocate all have in common? They are all graduates of the School District of University City and among 11 new inductees to the University City High School Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame celebration and banquet will be held over Homecoming weekend. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with the banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Ave.
2011 inductee Alan Spector, Class of 1964, will act as master of ceremonies.
The 2013 inductees include:
- James Ronnie Burrage, Class of 1978, musician/educator;
- Michael A. Cherry, Class of 1962, Nevada Supreme Court justice;
- Gerald Fishman, Class of 1961, NASA scientist;
- Kenneth Foxworth, Class of 1976, educator/minority advocate;
- William C. Harris Jr., Class of 1983, funeral director /CEO;
- David Hunsicker, Class of 1952, Navy chaplain;
- Sandford “Sandy” J. Kornberg, Class of 1960, international consultant /advertising;
- Raymond J. Morgenstern, Class of 1951, attorney;
- Sheldon Roodman, Class of 1959, attorney;
- Susan Schechter, Class of 1964, social worker/author/women’s advocate (awarded posthumously) and
- David T. Senay, Class of 1974, public relations/CEO.
The event is open to the public. Tickets for the event are $60 per person before Aug. 26, or $75 before Sept. 16. Seating is limited and there will be no tickets sold at the door.
VIP seating at the Gold Contributor level is $100 per person (includes a commemorative book and acknowledgement in the program).
In addition, for $300 or more, individual, group or organization sponsors receive tabletop signage, listing in the program and post-event publicity.
Other Homecoming activities include a parade from the Delmar Loop to UCHS at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. At noon, visitors are welcome to tour the recently relocated Hall of Fame, which is now on the second floor, just west of the auditorium.
At 1 p.m., the Homecoming football game pits UCHS Lions against Seckman Jaguars. Tickets will be sold at the gate.
Hall of Fame
The UCHS Hall of Fame was established in 1999 as a way of recognizing alumni accomplishments and now includes 110 graduates. Past honorees include playwright Tennessee Williams, OASIS founder Marylen Mann, sculptor Saunders Schultz, Grammy Award winning rapper Cornell “Nelly” Haynes, Oakland A’s co-owner Lewis Nelson Wolff, long-time Cardinals publicist Marty Hendon and philanthropist E. Desmond Lee.
The nomination deadline for the UCHS Hall of Fame is the last Friday in January of odd-numbered years with inductions held on the Friday of Homecoming weekend.
UCHS alumni are eligible for Hall of Fame nomination 10 years following graduation. Nominations are also accepted posthumously. Click here for a full list of past inductees and to obtain a nomination form.