2017 Hall of Fame

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    Induction Ceremony: Friday, October 13, 2017
    Reception 6 p.m.  / Dinner & Program 7 - 9 p.m.
    Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton, Missouri
    Click here for list of 2017 inductee with brief biographies and photos
    More information available below.

    save date postcard featuring Marlon West Homecoming Saturday Activities:
    10 a.m. - Homecoming Parade
    Noon - Visit the Hall of Fame inside UCHS
    (Free and open to the public - no registration required)
    1 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game Kick Off
    Congrats to University City Lions for victory over Jennings Warriors

    Award-winning animator Marlon West, lead Disney effects animator – Moana, served as keynote speaker for the induction ceremony on Friday, October 13. West graduated from UCHS In 1981 and was inducted into the HOF in 2002. Alan Spector (UCHS Class of 1964 and 2011 HOF inductee) will serve as moderator.

    This year’s honorees are:

    • Jack Fishman (1966), professor of meteorology, department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University;
    • Marlene Scheinkman Hammerman (1969), social justice and women's rights activist;
    • The late Hasan Houston (1976), UCHS tri-sport athlete, Chicago Bears, commodities broker, federal probation officer;
    • Robert Kalish (1958), journalist and author, "Bloodrun" book series;
    • James Katzman (1964), co-founder, Tandem Computers, Inc. and private investor in high tech companies;
    • Anthony “Tony” Neal (1979), president and CEO, Education Equity Consultants;
    • Virginia E. Palmer (1979), U.S. Ambassador to Malawi;
    • Jerry Sugerman (1959), conservationist;
    • Jake “Alex” Williams (1975), television production;
    • Todd Williams (1985), assistant professor, department of  Music Education, Indiana Wesleyan University; and
    • Andrew Woods (1975), president, Andrew Woods & Associates, LLC./Public Relations.

    Photo of past and new inductees present at 2017 Hall of Fame Ceremony

    University City High School’s 2017 Hall of Fame celebration recognized all inductees present at the Oct. 13 ceremony - especially include the 2017 inductees (in alphabetical order) Jack Fishman (1966), professor of meteorology, department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University; Marlene Scheinkman Hammerman (1969), social justice and women’s rights activist; The late Hasan Houston (1976), UCHS tri-sport athlete, Chicago Bears, commodities broker, federal probation officer; Robert Kalish (1958), journalist and author, “Bloodrun” book series; James Katzman (1964), co-founder, Tandem Computers, Inc. and private investor in high tech companies; Anthony “Tony” Neal (1979), president and CEO, Education Equity Consultants; Virginia E. Palmer (1979), U.S. Ambassador to Malawi; Jerry Sugerman (1959), conservationist; Jake “Alex” Williams (1975), television production; Todd Williams (1985), assistant professor, department of Music Education, Indiana Wesleyan University; and Andrew Woods (1975), president, Andrew Woods & Associates, LLC/Public Relations.

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