Alumni Hall of Fame

Del City High School

 

2005 Inductees

The 2005 inductees include: Steve Coleman, Class of 1966; Bryan Dixon, Class of 1970; and Leila Selden Winters, Class of 1969.

Steve Coleman

Hall of Fame Honoree Steve Coleman attended Del City High School from 1964-1966. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vanderbilt University, where he attended on a football and academic scholarship. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1974. Mr. Coleman attended law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law while working at Crooked Oak Schools as a teacher and a coach. Mr. Coleman has been a trial advocate for 31 years. He has been a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and Oklahoma Bar Association 1974-present and served on numerous committees and boards.

 

Mr. Coleman served as the Municipal Judge for the City of Del City from 1975-1989. Mr. Coleman also served as an Adjunct Professor for Rose State College 1974-1977 and 1991-2002; Administrative Assistant, State Auditor of Oklahoma 1973-1974; and as a Teacher and Coach for Crooked Oak Schools 1971-1973. Mr. Coleman was a founding member and Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation, Past President of the Mid-Del Committee of 100 from 1984-1996, a member of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 1996-2001; Chair of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee from 1995-2003; Midwest City Economic Development Commission 1993-2001; a Board Member for the Mid-Del Youth and Family Center 1985-1989, and numerous other boards and commissions. Mr. Coleman is a member of the Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City. Mr. Coleman has been practicing law in Del City since 1974. He purchased and renovated the Townsend House on East Reno in Del City in 1983. Mr. Coleman's law office on East Reno is on the Oklahoma State Inventory of Historic Buildings and was originally built in 1905 by Mr. and Mrs. Matthews (for whom the Matthews Meadow Lawn Addition is named: The old Midway Village). The house, now office, preserves the oldest remaining house in Del City and was an original homestead.

Bryan Dixon

Hall of Fame Honoree Bryan Dixon attended Del City High School from 1967-1970. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with General Honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1974, where he received the Letzeiser Award. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity 1972-1977, President 1975. Mr. Dixon received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1977, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law. Mr. Dixon has been a District Judge for the District Court of Oklahoma County for 19 years and a Special Judge for 3 years. He was elected Presiding Administrative Judge for Oklahoma and Canadian Counties in 1999-2000 and 1992. He was the Outstanding Trial Judge for Oklahoma in 1998 and Senior District Judge in Oklahoma County. 

Mr. Dixon also served as an Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Del City from 1981 to 1983; a member of the Court on the Judiciary since 1995; Presiding Judge 2001-present; Vice Presiding Judge 1995-2001; as a member of the Oklahoma County Law Library Board of Directors, President since 1988; Oklahoma County Bar Association Board of Directors for 2003-2006 and 1995-1998; Oklahoma County Bar Association Bench & Bar Commission since 1990, Chair in 1995-1996; Oklahoma County Bar Association Long Range Planning Committee 1996-1999; Master in Luther Bohanon Inn of Court since 1992, President 1997-1998; Oklahoma Bar Association Civil Procedure Committee 1989-2003; Oklahoma Supreme Court Computer Commission 2001-present; member of First United Methodist Church of Edmond, Finance Committee 5 years, Nominating Committee 3 years, Administrative Board/Council 6 years; Del City Kiwanis Club 1981-present; Mid-Del Youth and Family Center Board of Directors 1982-1988.

Leila Selden Winters

Hall of Fame Honoree Leila Selden Winters attended Del City High School from 1966-1969. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1972, where she was President and Chair of Special Projects for the Theta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Patchin's Panel-Leadership Organization for Women 1971; Mortar Board 1972. Ms. Winters received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1975, where she was Research Assistant for the Assistant Dean of the law school, a Counselor for Resident's Hall and a Graduate Student Advisor. Ms. Winters was a private practice attorney for 12 years and served 5 years as an Assistant District Attorney for the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's office.

Ms. Winters also worked for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for 2 years in the NCAA compliance program and academic advisement program for student athletes and set up a tutorial program. She also served as the Southern University academic advisor and athletic compliance coordinator for 4 years. Ms. Winters served 1 � years with the Department of Revenue for the State of Louisiana Board of Education. Ms. Winters and her son currently own a business, Winters Wreaths. She formed an adult day care center in Baton Rouge known as Abundant Harvest Refuge Service and has performed legal services for the Special Deliverance Apostolic Church. She has also served as a facilitator for corporate organization and grant writing for the Jesus Church of the Living God, served as a facilitator for the Good Shepherd Day Care Center and served as a vacation bible school coordinator. Ms. Winters, along with her twin brother, Joseph Selden, were the first two African-Americans to attend Del City High School.

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