Alumni Hall of Fame
Kenneth Breeden attended Del City High School from fall 1969 to graduating 1972. He played football and basketball while in school and continues to carry on relationships that he formed at Kerr Jr. High and Del City High School.
Upon graduation Kenneth he enrolled at the University of Oklahoma and received his Doctor of Dental Science degree in 1981 2ndin his class. Kenneth then attended Oklahoma State School of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in 1994 with a Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine.
Kenneth served in several branches of the military completing two deployments to Iraq in 2005 and 2009 retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006. While serving in Iraq, Kenneth was in charge of the surgical shock and trauma unit. In completing his tours in Iraq, Kenneth was awarded The Army Achievement Award, the Army Accommodation Award, the Merit of Service Award, the Legion of Merit Medals, National Defense Ribbon, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
Kenneth was voted Leading Physicians of the World in 2017, and to date has served as a dentist for 36 years.
Kenneth is currently living in Washington State, where he continues to give to his community daily. He is very committed to his patients and his family.
The 2017 inductees are: Gayle Stout Fischer, Class of 1969 and Kenneth Breeden, Class of 1972.
Gayle Stout Fischer
Gayle Stout Fischer is a true product of Mid-Del Schools, attending Sooner, Del City elementaries, Del Crest Junior High School and Del City High School, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Upon her graduation in 1969, she attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education in 1973. Gayle returned to Mid-Del and worked at substituting for long term teacher leaves in 1973-74 and began her 35 year teaching career in 1975 at Del City High School. After marrying her husband, Terry Fischer, in 1976 she continued her education at O.U. and received a Master’s Degree in Business and Adult Education in 1978.
During her teaching career at Del City High School, Gayle sponsored the Pep Club as well as the Future Business Leaders of America. She sponsored business students to both state and national conferences. While business education evolved and technology classes became imperative for student success, Gayle completed 30 additional hours of technology training in higher education. She served as business department chairperson for 9 years. She mentored countless students who credit her stellar teaching and her encouragement for their success in the business world today.
Gayle has consistently received honors and recognitions. In 1999-2000 she was selected by her colleagues to represent Del City High School as their Teacher of the Year. She was recommended by the Del City Masonic Lodge and selected by the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma for the “Teacher of Today” award. In 1994 she was awarded the “Golden Apple Teaching Award” for excellence in instruction by Rose State College.
Community service has high priority in Gayle’s life. She has continued to serve Del City High School even after her retirement in 2008. She has served on the Alumni Hall of Fame Committee with other graduates since its inception in 2004. She currently volunteers in helping veterans, their spouses and widows with aide and assistance in the Norman community. She assists veterans with filing paperwork and with transportation.
Terry and Gayle have two children and five grandchildren.