Eleven alumni of the Webster Groves School District have been chosen this year for the Wall of Fame at Webster Groves High School.
The eleven alumni will be honored Oct. 19 at a dinner and induction ceremony at Westborough Country Club.
Mark Altobelli, class of 1977, has hands-on experience in all phases of the space program, from concept through disposal. He is employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Donald Beeler, class of 1962, had a four-decade career in hospital administration in Texas. Under his management, Christus Santa Rosa Health Care was honored in 2009 as one of the 50 best hospitals in America.
Eugene Butcher, class of 1968, is the Klaus Bensch Professor of Pathology at Stanford University. His group has made groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of the immune system and its role in inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
Brad Clement, class of 1989, is a professional mountaineer and high-altitude filmmaker. He’s one of the few who have reached the top of Mt. Everest from both its north and south sides.
Floyd McCree, class of 1941 Douglass, known as “the People’s Mayor” of Flint, Michigan, was one of the first African-American mayors of a major American city since Reconstruction.
Steve Mestemacher, class of 1965, is a scientist and inventor who spent 38 years with E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co. He holds patents in the United States, Germany, France, Canada and Japan.
Charles Parker, class of 1947, was a member of the Washington University School of Medicine faculty whose research helped improve treatment of allergies and asthma. He developed the first tests for the allergy to penicillin and worked on ways to decrease patients’ sensitivity to it.
Oliver Schuchard, class of 1962, is a landscape photographer whose work is included in collections around the world.
Candi Lee Coffee Spencer, class of 1979, is one of the first women to report full-time on the motorsports journalism beat. An award-winning reporter, she’s written about racing throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
Mary Kelly Tate, class of 1983, is the founding director of the Institute for Actual Innocence, which brings together law students, professors and lawyers to provide representation for prisoners in Virginia.
Atkins Warren, class of 1945 Douglass, was the first African American to rise to lieutenant colonel in the St. Louis Police Department, a rank just below police chief. He subsequently became Gainesville, Fla.’s first African-American police chief.