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MRH Alumni Hall of Fame
Maplewood Richmond Heights’ Hall of Fame highlights notable alumni who have made exceptional strides in their career fields upon graduating MRH. This can include authors, doctors, athletes, educators, artists, entrepreneurs and much more! As a school district, it is vital to engage our community and past alumni into the current culture of our district and honor those who have helped pave the way for the younger generation of professionals who are continuing their education and entering the workforce. These alumni give a small glimpse into what the future can hold for an MRH Blue Devil. These nominees embody MRH’s mission, goals and cornerstones of scholarship, leadership, stewardship and citizenship. Each new class of nominees will be recognized every year during homecoming celebrations.
Class of 2016 MRH Alumni Hall of Fame
Martin J Corcoran (1966) – Corcoran began his tenure as City Manager of Maplewood in September 1983 and has been an active member of the community supporting MRHSD, Maplewood Community Betterment Foundation, Maplewood Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few.
Robert W. Frick (1955)– Upon graduating, Frick served in the US Army where he retired as a company commander in the 91 st infantry division. He started a career in the banking world where he advanced and held multiple positions prior to retirement. Post retirement he has dedicated his time to various organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
Clark J Hickman (1971) – Hickman has been a lifelong learner and educator. He finished his career as Associate Dean and Associate Research Professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis.
Dr. Pickett Pat Whitney Lema (1966)- Dr. Lema has been a life-long leader not just within her career but also with her Tri-Sigma Sorority and her Maplewood community. During her career she has made an impact not just locally but internationally as 42 years as an educator. She has lead educators in various facets of education with History Educators, Citizenship Education and Women’s Network of Educational Administration and Leadership.
King (Iceman) Bailey Parson Jr. (1970)- Parson was a world-renowned wrestler. While attending MRH, he placed 2nd in state for the 67-68 school year. “Iceman” was the state champion for the 68-69 school year and held that title again the following year. King Iceman Parson was the first African American World Wrestling Champ during his professional career.
Skip Watkins(1965) - A 1965 graduate of MRH, Watkins was a standout on the MRH wrestling team. After a brief teaching tenure in the Hancock school district, Watkins returned to MRH as a faculty member, where he served for 30 years. In addition to teaching at MRH, Watkins served as the school’s athletic director and head wrestling coach, where he guided numerous MRH athletes to state medalist finishes.