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Hall of Honor

What is the Hall of Honor?

The LLAA Hall of Honor recognizes graduates of Liberty Memorial High School and Lawrence High School who have distinguished themselves in their professions and/or made significant contributions to society on a state, national and/or international level. Honorees also may include individuals who, while not alumni, have contributed significantly to the success of the two schools and their graduates. In 1994, LLAA initiated the Hall of Honor in an effort to honor those individuals for their achievements. Nominations are submitted by LLAA members to the LLAA Board of Trustees which then selects individuals for induction into the Hall of Honor.

Hall of Honor
Nominations

Once the nomination form is submitted, you will receive a copy of your completed submission, via email. Nominations are received year-round, but are reviewed in early Spring, each year, in order to allow for selection and notification before Homecoming, each Fall. Generally, 3-4 individuals are selected each year. Nominees are not guaranteed to be chosen, but you are welcome to nominate someone in a subsequent year if they are not chosen at first nomination.

Hall of Honor Members

Dr. Carl Knox

Dr. Carl Knox

Educator, USD 497 Superintendent

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Businessman, Community Volunteer

Paul Coker

Paul Coker

Cartoonist, Creator of Chesty Lion

Dr. Elmer V. McCollum

Dr. Elmer V. McCollum

Scientist

Fred Six

Fred Six

Justice, Kansas Supreme Court

Dr. Ray A. Clark

Dr. Ray A. Clark

Orthodontist, President LLAA

Hank Booth

Hank Booth

Broadcaster, Community Volunteer

Rich Clarkson

Rich Clarkson

NCAA Sports Photographer

Robert Docking

Robert Docking

Kansas Governor, Banker

J. Tate Clark

J. Tate Clark

President, Phillips Petroleum

Srinjija Srinivasan

Srinjija Srinivasan

Vice President, Editor-in-Chief Yahoo, Inc.

Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Author/Illustratr

Kris Sperry, MD

Kris Sperry, MD

Forensic Pathologist

Erin Pattee Brokovich-Ellis

Erin Pattee Brokovich-Ellis

Advocate, Inspired movie bearing her name

Rick Trapp

Rick Trapp

FBI Agent, Prosecutor, Douglas County Sheriff

Mark Booth

Mark Booth

Chairman, CEO Netjets

Doug Coffin

Doug Coffin

American Contemporary Indian Artist

David Booth

David Booth

Founder, Chairman, CEO, CIO Dimensional Fund Advisors

Rex D. Johnson

Rex D. Johnson

Douglas County Sherriff, Mentor to Youth

Joe Flannery

Joe Flannery

Businessman, President Weaver's Inc.

Sam Campbell

Sam Campbell

Just one person trying to make life better

Wesley B Walker

Wesley B Walker

Three Sport Champion

Judith A. K. Harmony

Judith A. K. Harmony

Biomedical Scientist, Advocate for Girls and YOung Women

Rev. Robert Flannery

Rev. Robert Flannery

Priest, Church Leader, State and National Ecumenical/Interreligious Leader

Sri Srinivasan

Sri Srinivasan

Judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circiut

Mark Bernhardt, MD

Mark Bernhardt, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Educator

William C. "Bill" Brubaker

William C. "Bill" Brubaker

Firefighter, regional Coordinator, KS Division of Emergency Management

Sharyn Lewin, MD

Sharyn Lewin, MD

Gynecological Oncology Specialist

Dwayne W. Peaslee

Dwayne W. Peaslee

Business Manager Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union

Karen Hough Majidzadeh

Karen Hough Majidzadeh

Improviser, Entrepreneur, Author

Wendy Taylor, MPP

Wendy Taylor, MPP

Global Health Innovation Leader

Ashley Davis

Ashley Davis

e True to Yourself and You will Never Fail

Michael Gottlieb

Michael Gottlieb

Lawyer, US Government & Private Practice

Neal M. Wherry

Neal M. Wherry

Educator, LMHS/LHS Principal

Bill Snead

Bill Snead

Editor, Photojournalist

Al Woolard

Al Woolard

Educator, LMHS/LHS

Alice Fowler

Alice Fowler

USD 497 Board Member

Olin K. Petefish

Olin K. Petefish

Attorney at Law

Dolph C. Simons

Dolph C. Simons

Editor, Publisher, Lawrence Journal World

Bill Nieder

Bill Nieder

Olympic Athlete, Businessman

Martha Demerritt Parker

Martha Demerritt Parker

Author, Historian

Robert F. Ellsworth

Robert F. Ellsworth

Congressman, US Ambassador to NATO

Robert E. "Bobby" Lee

Robert E. "Bobby" Lee

Founder, Lawrence Boys and Girls Club

Don (Red Dog) Gardner

Don (Red Dog) Gardner

Founder, Red Dog Days, Police Officer

Danny Manning

Danny Manning

Professional Basketball Player

Andrew K. Benton

Andrew K. Benton

President, Pepperdine University

Roland (Ron) Hurst

Roland (Ron) Hurst

Community Volunteer and Advocate

Rick Morris

Rick Morris

Federal and Municipal Firefighter

Dennis J. Reardon

Dennis J. Reardon

Playwright, Professor of Playwriting

Clyde Bysom

Clyde Bysom

Musician, Band Leader

Brian McClendon

Brian McClendon

Vice President, Google; Director of Engineering, Google Earth

Michael E. Miner, MD, PhD

Michael E. Miner, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon Author, Professor

Ben D. Hall

Ben D. Hall

Pioneered Genetic Engineering in Yeast

Dr. Larry Kwak, MD PhD

Dr. Larry Kwak, MD PhD

Physician and Scientist, Cancer Vaccine Pioneer

Gene Burnett

Gene Burnett

Lawrence Businessman, Philanthropist

R. Richard "Dick" Stanwix

R. Richard "Dick" Stanwix

Faith in community through a turbulent era

Bart Ehrman, PhD

Bart Ehrman, PhD

Author, Scholar, and Teacher

Monti Belot

Monti Belot

United States District Court Judge, Kansas

Sarah Buxton

Sarah Buxton

Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist

Alan Clark Fisher

Alan Clark Fisher

Citizen

Selina Jackson

Selina Jackson

Nothing is impossible

Captain Daniel L. Affalter

Captain Daniel L. Affalter

Lawrence Police Department

Lance Joseph Williams, PhD

Lance Joseph Williams, PhD

Computer Graphics Pioneer

Cathleen Carothers

Cathleen Carothers

Foreign Service Officer

Brianne Pfannenstiel

Brianne Pfannenstiel

Political Journalist

John Hadl

John Hadl

Professional Football Player

Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky

Author, Creator of V.I. Warshawski series

Ralph Houk

Ralph Houk

Professional Baseball Player and Manager

Paul Endacott

Paul Endacott

President, Phillips Pertoleum

Larry Hatfield

Larry Hatfield

Businessman, School Board Member

Joie Stapleton

Joie Stapleton

Educator, KU Professor of Physical Education

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally

Engineer, President & CEO Boeing Commercial Airplanes, President & CEO Ford Motor Co

Susan Hadl

Susan Hadl

Police Officer, Community Volunteer

George L. Brown

George L. Brown

Colorado Lt. Governor, Tuskegee Airman

Warren D. Hodges

Warren D. Hodges

General, US Army, Decorated Combat Veteran

Elden Tefft

Elden Tefft

Sculptor/Educator

Mary Demerritt Gordon

Mary Demerritt Gordon

Teacher of Blind/Visually Impaired Students

Ervin E. Hodges

Ervin E. Hodges

City of Lawrence Mayor, Lt. Colonel, USMC

Max Rife

Max Rife

Lawrence High School Coach, Teacher, Administrator

Ron Olin

Ron Olin

Lawrence Police Officer, Counter-Terrorism Expert

Leonard W. Clark, Jr

Leonard W. Clark, Jr

LHS Teacher, Coach, WSU Assistant Athletic Director

Chris Piper

Chris Piper

Broadcaster, Businessman, Athlete

Chuck Mead

Chuck Mead

Singer, Songwriter, Founder BR549

John McGrew

John McGrew

Real Estate, Developer, Nature Preserver

Adam Brock

Adam Brock

United States Navy SEAL Officer

Steve Scheid

Steve Scheid

Chairman, The Janus Capital Group

Roberta Smith

Roberta Smith

Art Critic, New York Times

Andrew Godwin, PhD

Andrew Godwin, PhD

Professor and Scientist, Translational Cancer Research Pioneer

Nancy (Knox) Todd

Nancy (Knox) Todd

Colorado State Senator

Brady Tanner

Brady Tanner

World Special Olympic Gold Medalist

Corinne Brinkerhoff

Corinne Brinkerhoff

Television Writer/Producer

Thomas V. Murray

Thomas V. Murray

Lawyer

Thomas Michael (Mike) Amyx

Thomas Michael (Mike) Amyx

Businessman, Lawrence, KS Mayor

James E. Flory

James E. Flory

Douglas County District Attorney & Commissioner, Assistant United States Attorney

Z. James Czupor

Z. James Czupor

Entrepreneur and Writer

Pamela McElwee

Pamela McElwee

Professor, Scholar, Environmentalist

David Platt

David Platt

Teacher, Coach, Mentor, Friend