Alumni Hall of Fame

Del City High School

 

Geary Lynn Walke

Hall of Fame Honoree Geary Lynn Walke attended Del City High School from 1966-1969. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973 from the University of Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor Degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1976. While attending law school, he worked for Legal Aid and the Oklahoma Historical Society. After graduating law school, he opened his law practice in Del City where he practiced law for twenty-five years. He worked closely with architect Fred Quinn to redesign and convert the Townsend home into a law office at 3904 East Reno. In 2001, he was appointed as a Special Judge for the Oklahoma County District Court. Prior to being appointed a Special Judge, Judge Walke served on the Mid-Del School Board for ten years. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Hope Treatment Center, the Jaycees and the Del City Chamber of Commerce. He served as legal counsel for the Mid-Del 100 Club. Judge Walke is currently a member of the Del City Rotary Club and chairs the RYLA program. Judge Walke’s wife, Barbara Walke, is a graduate of Del City High School as well as his two sons, one of whom has followed in his footsteps and is practicing law in Oklahoma City.

James Larry Renfro

Hall of Fame Honoree James Larry Renfro attended Del City High School from 1959-1962. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1966 from the Oklahoma Central State University, now University of Central Oklahoma, and a Masters of Science Degree in Zoology in 1968 from the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 1970. Dr. Renfro received the National Science Foundation Traineeship Award in 1970 while serving as a teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Renfro currently serves as the Assistant Department Head and as a Professor of Physiology at the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut. He has served as a mentor, trained numerous masters and doctorate students and served on numerous Peer Review Panels. Dr. Renfro was associate editor for the Journal of Experimental Zoology, 1989-92, and an editorial board member of the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 1983-present; American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology 2003-present; Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 1999-present; and Methods in Cello Science 2003-present. Among his numerous publications, Dr. Renfro co-published "The Human Organism." McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York in 1980.

2009 Inductees

The 2009 inductees include: Troy Edward Dunn, Class of 1989; James Larry Renfro, Class of 1962; and Geary Lynn Walke, Class of 1969.

Troy Edward Dunn

Hall of Fame Honoree Lieutenant Colonel Troy Edward Dunn attended Del City High School from 1986-1989. He received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1993. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a Spanish minor and received a Masters Degree in Business in 1996 from Webster University. Colonel Dunn has served 16 years in the United States Air Force, was a legislative fellow and deputy national security advisor in the Office of the United States Senate Minority Whip and U.S. Senator Trent Lott. Colonel Dunn is now stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. and has earned the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. In addition to Colonel Dunn's military accomplishments, he was recently named one of the United States Junior Chamber 2009 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Colonel Dunn and his wife, Sonya, have four children. As the father of two autistic sons, he has launched the "Heart of Autism" project to provide a closer look into autism through a documentary that airs on public access television in the National Capital Region.

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