St. Clair Alumni
Hall of Fame


 This page features graduates of St. Clair High School who have made an impact on our society. These individuals have been or are prominent in their chosen field and are distinguished for having made a notable contribution to society. 

1989 Nancy C. Gasaway Waring

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:38 AM by Web Support   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 8:38 AM ]

Education:

  • East Central College  Associate of Arts in Music
  • Southwest Missouri State University  B.S. Gerontology
  • Southwest Baptist University  M.S. Health Services Administration

 Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:

  • Foster Health Care/Springfield Park Care Center  Social Services Director 1994-96
  • Director of Womens Wellness for the Cox Hospital Health System, the largest health care provider in Springfield and Southwest Missouri 2001 - present
  • Board of Directors, New Hope Gyn Cancer Support Group          2001- present
  • Fundraising/Event Chair, New Hope Gyn Cancer Support Group  2002 - present
  • Member, Church Advisory Council  Schweitzer United Methodist Church 2002
  • Member, Junior League of Springfield 2003 - present
  • 2004 selected on merit to receive Springfield's annual leadership and community service award 40 Under 40
  • Board of Directors, Ozarks Marriage Matters-Community Healthy Marriage Initiative 2004
  • Board of Directors/Publications Chair and member, Junior League of Springfield 2005-06
  • Selected as one of 13 Women You Should Know in Fall of 2006
  • Auction Chair, American Heart Association Go Red for Women Lunch 2006

 

1981 Shelly Moorman - Stahlman

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:37 AM by Web Support   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 8:37 AM ]

Education: 

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music    Bachelor of Music
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City  Conservatory of Music   Master of Music
  • University of Iowa   Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Studied at the summer North German Organ Academy with Harald Vogel
  • Studied organ with Delbert Disselhorst, Delores Bruch and John Ditto
  • Studied piano with Santiago Rodriguez and John McIntyre

Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:

  • Semi-Finalist in the St. Albans International Organ Competition in England
  • Audience Prize at the Spivey International Organ Competition
  • Finalist at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition
  • Second Prize in the MTNA National Wurlitzer Competition
  • A featured artist at major venues in Washington D.C., New York City and across the Midwest
  • Recently performed the Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto with the Central Pennsylvania Orchestra, gave organ recitals at the Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia and at the University of Arizona, Tucson
  • One of four international organ recitalists invited to perform at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on one of the largest organs in America
  • Represented by the Phyliss Stringham Concert Management
  • Served on the National board of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians
  • Dean of the Harrisburg American Guild of Organists Chapter
  • Member of the American Guild of Organists National Committee on Professional Education
  • Served as Director of Music at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, Iowa where she developed and directed a graded choral and handbell program
  • Associate Professor of Music at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania where she teaches organ, piano, class piano, form and analysis and church music courses
  • Continues to serve as a church musician as a substitute and for large choral presentations
  • Given many workshops and master classes for conventions, colleges and churches.  Presented a workshop on the history of piano pedagogy at the Pennsylvania Music Teacher's Association Convention and a workshop on organ pedagogy for the American Guild of National Organists Convention

 

 

1978 Shirley Winkler Scott

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:36 AM by Web Support   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 8:37 AM ]

Education:

  • Hart School for Professional Secretaries    Diploma
  • East Central College
  • Missouri State University
  • United Christian Faith Ministries    Diploma and Ordination

Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:

  • Dedicated through Womantalk Ministries to sharing Proverbs 31 with the women of today.
  • President of the Christian County Missouri Historical Society
  • Active member of Nixa Christian Church - Deacon, Historian, Outreach Chair, Growth Committee, Disciples Women

 

 

1967 James P. Dixon

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:36 AM by Web Support   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 8:36 AM ]

Education:

  • Lackland AFB, TX -   Basic Military Training   1967
  • United States Air Force Academy - Bachelor of Science 1972
  • United States Air Force Academy Aero Club Flying School - Private Pilot's Certificate 1972
  • Medical College of Virginia -  Master of Science in Physiology 1978
  • St. Louis University -PhD in Physiology  1986

Positions held:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy & Physiology, Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio, TX

  • Adjunct Faculty, Biology, Texas Lutheran University
  • Chief, Hyperbaric Medicine Division  USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Human Systems Wing, Brooks AFB, TX
  • Senior Research Scientist Hyperbaric Medicine Division/USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/AFI Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Chief, Hyperbaric Medicine Department/Armstrong Laboratory  Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Senior Research Scientist, Hyperbaric Medicine/Armstrong Laboratory Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Chief, Crew Technology Division, Crew Systems Directorate, Armstrong Laboratory, Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Director, Clinical Hyperbaric Investigations and Operations Hyperbaric Medicine Department, Aeromedical Services Directorate USAF Hospital, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Community Health Department  Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. 
  • Physiology Instructor, USAF Physician Assistant Baccalaureate Program, 381st Medical Training Squadron, 82nd Medical Training Group, USAF School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Texas.             
  • Chief, Aerospace Physiology, Air Training Command Aerospace Physiology Training Center, and Executive Staff Member, and Senior BSC Advisor, 323d Medical Group, Mather Air Force Base, California. 
  • Associate Branch Chief, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/Aerospace Physiology Branch, and Assistant Command Coordinator, Air Force Systems Command, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/EDB, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Additional duty as United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/Interim Branch Chief, Education Methodology (Registrar, Course Development and Testing), USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/EDS, Brooks AFB, Texas. 
  • Staff Advisor, Academic and Curricular Affairs, Aerospace and Hyperbaric Physiology, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/EDB, Brooks AFB, Texas.     
  • Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate Student at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, St. Louis, Missouri.  
  • Chief, Aerospace Physiology Research Branch, Division of Aerospace Pathology, Department of Forensic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C
  • Aerospace Physiologist, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Maryland.          
  • Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate Student at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.         
  • Aerospace Physician Extender, USAF Hospital, MacDill AFB, Florida.                          
  • Chief, Aerospace Physiology, USAF Hospital, MacDill AFB, Florida.              
  • Aerospace Physiologist, USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, Texas.         

 Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:   

  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), US Air Force 
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal, Department of Defense 
  • Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force 
  • USAF Outstanding Unit Medal, US Air Force 
  • USAF Expert Marksmanship Medal with Bronze Star Device, US Air Force 
  • National Defense Medal, With Bronze Star Device, Department of Defense 
  • Air Force Association (Life Member) 
  • Past Aerospace Medical Association (Associate Fellow) 
  • Past Life Science and Biomedical Engineering Branch, Aerospace Medical Association
  • Past Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association 
  • John G. Forbes Award from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, for the most outstanding student research in 1977. 
  • Active Duty Liasion Officer for the United States Air Force Academy, 1978 to 1979.
  • USAF Chief Biomedical Scientist, Biomedical Sciences Corps, US Air Force. 
  • Board Certified in Aerospace Physiology by the Aerospace Medical Association. 
  • Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level III Certification in Systems Engineering. 
  • Senior Parachutist and Jumpmaster, US Air Force. 
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 1995-1997. 
  • Scientific Journal Reviewer/Referee for Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 
  • Member and Secretary-Treasurer, Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association, 1991 to 1994.  
  • Chairman, Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association, 1994 to 1995.
  • Member, United States Parachute Association, 1973-1975. 
  • Senior Parachutist and Jumpmaster, US Air Force. 
  • Jane's "Who's Who in Aviation and Aerospace," 1983-1984. 
  • Naval War College (Seminar, Washington, D.C.), With Distinction, June 1981. 
  • Air War College (Seminar, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH), Outstanding Graduate, June 1993. 
  • Nominee for the William H. Wilmer Docere Award for singular outstanding contributions to advance educational excellence in Aerospace Medicine, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas. 
  • Nominee for the Aerospace Physiology Society's 1994 Fred A. Hitchcock Award for lifetime dedication to excellence in both operational physiology and aerospace physiology research. 
  • Certified Acquisition Professional Certification Level II in Intermediate Systems Performance, Research, Development, and Engineering, Acquisition Professional Development Program, Department of the Air Force,December 1994. 
  • Certified Acquisition Professional Certification Level III in Intermediate Systems Performance, Research, Development, and Engineering, Acquisition Professional Development Program, Department of the Air Force, June 1995. 
  • Air Staff Nominee to the Presidential Commission on Women in the Military, 1992. 
  • Director, Combined Federal Campaign (United Way), USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, Texas.  (Goal achieved for the first time), 1973. 

  • Vice President, Schertz Softball League, Schertz, Texas, 1973
  • Officiated sports on the youth, high school, college and military levels. 
  • Charter Member, INTERBAY JAYCEES, Tampa, Florida, 1975. 
  • Member, First Baptist Church of Camp Springs, Maryland; Ordained Deacon, 1979. Member of the Diaconate, 1979-1982.  Vice Chairman, Diaconate, 1981.  Chairman, Carillon and Sound System Committee, 1980-1981.  Adult Bible Student Teacher, 1979-1983.  Choir member, 1978-1983.  Church Finance Committee, 1982-1983.
  • Member, Kirkwood Baptist Church, Kirkwood, Missouri.  Member of the Christian Life Committee, 1984-1986.  Choir member, 1985-1986.  Member of the Hand Bell Choir, 1985-1986.
  • Member, First Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas. Choir member, 1972-1974, 1986-1990, 2004-Present. Director, Bus Ministry, 1987-1988. Bible Teacher, College and Career Adults, 1987-1988. Department Director, 5th and 6th Grades Boys and Girls, 1988. Interim Choir Director, Fall, 1988. Director, Hand Bell Choir, 2004-Present. Ambassador for Christ Minister (First Baptist Church) at Autumn Winds Retirement Lodge, Schertz, Texas, 2004-Present. 
  • 1980, Maryland Fishing Tournament Citation. 
  • Member, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), 1981 to 1990. 
  • Member, Alexandria Harmonizers, 1981 to 1990.  First Place Winner in SPEBSQSA Middle Atlantic District Chorus Contest.  1982 Third Place Medalist in SPEBSQSA International Chorus Contest.
  • Senior Director for San Antonio Girls Basketball League [high school league three times yearly] since 1996, and basketball official.
  • Member, First Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas, 2002-2007. Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, Handbell Choir Director 2004-2007.
  • Lay Minister, Autumn Winds Retirement Home, 2004-Present, Silvertree Retirement Home, 2007-Present. 

Publications:

  • Consultant, USAF T.O. 14D1-2-1, "Personnel Parachutes," 1973. 
  • Consultant, USAF AFP 160-5, "Physiological Training," 1973. 
  • Dixon, James P. 1975.  "How to Enlarge a Mess-Dress or, Get the Most Out of Your Diet."  TAC ATTACK, November, 1975. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon J. 1976.  Effects of cortical cooling on visual and nonvisual superior colliculus cells.  Society for Neurosciences 2:1136.  
  • Dixon J and Stein BE 1977.  Receptive field characteristics of visual cells in the superior colliculus of the golden hamster.  Society for Neurosciences 3:558. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon J. 1977.  Nociceptive representation in the superior colliculus.  Society for Neurosciences 3:578. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon J. 1978.  Superior colliculus cells respond to noxious stimuli.  Brain Research 158:65-73. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon JP. 1979.  Properties of superior colliculus neurons in the golden hamster.  Journal of Comparative Neurology 183:269-284. 
  • Dixon JP. 1982.  Arterial oxygen saturation at altitude using a nasal cannula.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 53:1207-1210. 
  • Spencer JD, Dixon JP, and Wright DS. 1985.  Death at high altitude in the hypobaric chamber.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 30:243-246. 
  • Dixon JP and Forrester T. 1985.  Extracellular ATP associated with amphibian erythrocytes.  (Abstr.) Fed. Proc. 44:1201. 
  • Dixon JP and Forrester T. 1986.  Inhibition of ATP release from frog erythrocytes by probenecid and furosemide.  (Abstr.) Fed. Proc. 45:165. 
  • Neubauer JC, Dixon JP, and Herndon CM. 1988.  Fatal pulmonary decompression sickness:  A case report.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 59:1181-1184.  
  • Dixon JP. 1992.  Death from altitude-induced decompression sickness:  Major pathophysiological factors. In: Proceedings of the 1990 Hypobaric Decompression Workshop. A.A. Pilmanis, ed. Report Number AL-SR-1992-0005. Armstrong Laboratory, Crew Systems Directorate, Crew Technology Division, Brooks Air Force Base, TX. June 1992, pp. 97-105. 
  • Dixon JP. 1993. Hyperbaric Medical Care at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Medical Service Digest, Vol 44, No. 4, pp. 20-22, Winter Issue. 

1951 Lester George Bruns

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Education:

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy 1955 Bachelor Degree & 1957 Master Degree
  • St. Louis University Ph.D. 1972

 Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:

  • Professor at St. Louis College of Pharmacy for over forty-three years
  • Chairman of the Physical Science Department
  • Developed intramural activities for the St. Louis College Pharmacy
  • Developed and promoted media usage in classroom presentations
  • Member, elder, and choir member of Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Active member of Habitat for Humanity

 

1950 Larry King Steinrauf

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:34 AM by Web Support   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 8:34 AM ]

Education:

  • University of Missouri, Columbia - B.S.  Chemistry
  • University of Missouri, Columbia - M.A. Biochemistry
  • University of Washington, Seattle - Ph.D. Biochemistry

Positions held:

  • Research Fellow in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • U.S. Public Health Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Biochemistry
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Professor of Medical Biophysics
  • Visiting Professor of Biophysics
  • Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, University of Bristol School of Medicine, England
  • Visiting Professor of Physiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Summer visitor, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Visiting Professor of Biology and Associate Director of Foreign Collaborations, Office of Research Affairs, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Research Experience, Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:

  • Missouri:  metabolism of arsenic by microorganisms
  • Washington:  protein denaturation and reactivity of sulfhydryl and disulfide groups;  x-ray crystallography of cystine
  • CalTech:  x-ray crystallography of lysozyme;  heavy atom chemistry of proteins
  • Cambridge:  protein crystallography;  heavy atom chemistry and chromatography of myoglobin and hemoglobin
  • Illinois:  x-ray crystallography of lysozyme and biotin
  • Indiana:  x-ray crystallography of the ion transporting antibiotics valinomuycin, beauvericin, monensin, nigericin, and dianemycin.  Mechanisms of membrane transport  Chemotherapy for lead and mercury poisoning  Exercise physiology:  stress testing, interaction of ventilation drive and blood lactic acid  Physiological testing of human performance  X-ray crystallography of lysozyme, of human transthyretin and amyloidotic mutants, of human kappa chain immunoglobulin, protein crystallography at ultra high resolution, interaction of anions with proteins  mechanisms and strategies of amyloid formation
  • Over 10 published works in his field
  • Member of the Big 7 Outdoor Track Championship Team 1952

 

 

1947 Charles J. McClain

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:33 AM by Web Support   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 8:33 AM ]

Education:

  • Missouri State University   - Bachelor Degree
  • University of Missouri - Master and Doctor Degree

Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:

  • Founding President of Jefferson College 1963 - 1970
  • President, Truman State University 1970 - 1989
  • Commissioner of Higher Education for Missouri 1989 - 1995

 


1947 Ken Burnett

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:32 AM by Web Support   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 8:33 AM ]

Education:

  • LaSalle Extension

Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:  

  • Twenty seven years on the St. Clair Public School Board of Education as a member and President
  • Four years in the US Army
  • Owned Burnett Plumbing & Heating, a mechanical contracting company, for 35 years
  • President of the Missouri Plumbing and Heating Association
  • Twenty Seven Years BMAA Lifeword Director
  • Lions Club
  • Rotary Club

 

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