Hall of Leaders

Horace Thomas (posthumous)

First general surgeon to serve Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missour, practiced general surgery 1947-1985.

Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Columbia Art League, Missouri Show-Me Games.

Recipient of University of Missouri Alumni Service Award.

J. Stephen and Susan Marshall Simon

President of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company.

Involved with Boy Scouts of America, United Way, and Salvation Army.

Member of US-China Business Council, Kellogg Advisory Board of Northwestern University, National Council for Minorities in Engineering.

Susan Stalcup Gray

Recipient Columbia Chamber of Commerce Athena and Citizen of the Year Awards.

Received Sam Walton Business Leader Award.

Chaired Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Daniel Boone Library Board.

Wayne and Maxine Powell

Weekly volunteers at Parkade Elementary School for over 5 years.

Secured grants and donations for educational and building needs at Parkade.

Served as room parents, field trip chaperones, and student mentors.

Mary Powell

PTSA President Mill Creek Elementary, Jefferson Junior High School, and Rock Bridge High School.

Volunteer for 18 years as a room parent, field trip chaperon, T-Nado Sponsor, and classroom aide.

Chair Senior All Night Party.

Charlie Gibbens

A longtime volunteer at Benton Elementary School.

Reading coach and mentor for K-1 students.

Organized fundraising effort for inner city school needs.

Robert Shaw

Superintendent of CPS 1962-1976.

Noted for skill in handling facilities, budget preparation, and district expansion.

Confidence in his leadership expressed in the passage of 12 bond issues.

Clara Marksbury Hudson

Provided exemplary leadership for CPS Title I Reading Program.

Elementary teacher 1966-1977.

Member and leader of many educational and literacy organizations.

Dr. Henry Fisher

Former Deputy Superintendent for Columbia Public Schools.

Led to district receiving national recognition for excellence in financial reporting.

Initiated programs that saved the school district more than $1,000,000.

Cindy Mustard

Director of the Voluntary Action Center of Columbia.

Recipient of J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, C.A.R.E., and MLK Awards.

Planner/organizer for multiple community events and projects.

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