1 The Riverside University High School Foundation Wall of Honor The Riverside University High School Foundation Wall of Honor is located outside of the School s Main Office on the second floor. It contains pictures and short biographies of a large number of Riverside graduates who have distinguished themselves in business, public service and the arts. The Wall of Honor serves as a visual reminder to all current Riverside students that their time at Riverside can prepare them for great successes beyond high school. BUSINESS/INDUSTRY ELMER WINTER, 1929 (DECEASED) Founder of Manpower, Inc. Co-founder of the RUHS-Foundation JACK ROSENBERG, 1937 (DECEASED) Founder of Telecheck Philanthropist Co-founder of the RUHS-Foundation CHARLES LABAHN, 1945 MBA, Harvard University Chairman of the Board, Orion Corporation Philanthropist FRED JONES, 1965 Former Owner Fred Jones Pontiac, Brookfield, WI DANIEL BADER, 1979 President of the Helen Bader Philanthropic Foundation Chairman, Granite Microsystems Director, Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals
2 PUBLIC SERVICE GORDON ZAHN, 1936 (DECEASED) Sociologist, Pacifist, Author, Professor President of the Center on Conscience and War TERRANCE EVANS, 1958 (DECEASED) Milwaukee County Judge, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Federal Appeals Court Judge, RUDOLPH RANDA, 1958 Milwaukee City Attorney, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Federal District Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin, SPENCER COGGS, th District State Assemblyman, Majority Caucus, Vice-Chairman State Senator, Vice-president of the National Labor Caucus of State Legislators Milwaukee City Treasurer, 2012 TOM NARDELLI, 1959 Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, 25 Years, Retired City of Milwaukee Alderman, President of The Italian Community Center, Chief of Staff for Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker DAVID REIMER, 1966 Graduate Harvard Law School; Legal Advisor to Wisconsin Governor Patrick Lucey; Director, City of Milwaukee Department of Admin.; Budget Director, Chief of Staff for Mayor John Norquist, Budget Director for Governor Jim Doyle, 2003 Director, Wisconsin Health Project, DAVID SCHULTZ, 1967 (DECEASED) Bachelor s Degree in Civil Engineering, Purdue University; Master s Degree in Public Management, Northwestern University; Assistant Chicago Budget Director, 1979; Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Works, 1981; Budget Director Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, 1983 Budget Director Milwaukee County Executive Bill O Donnell 1984; Milwaukee County Parks Director, ; Milwaukee County Executive, TERRANCE PITTS, 1958 (DECEASED) Attorney, Businessman Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, FRED TABAK, 1961 Graduate, Marquette Law School, 1968 Personal Injury Attorney Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
3 MARY FOWLKES, 1971 Teacher and Coach at Racine Park High School ( ), Jackie Robinson Middle School MPS ( ), Riverside University High School - MPS (1991 Present). Only MPS Teacher To Serve In the Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield, Member of the Coast Guard Reserves, Retired from the Coast Guard Reserves in 2012 With the Rank of Store Keeper Master Chief, the first African American female to achieve this high rank. ANTONIO RILEY, 1982 Staff Assistant to Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist; Milwaukee Department of City Development; 18th District, State Assemblyman for 10 years; Chairman of the Board Westside Healthcare Association; Chairman, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewarage District; First African American to head the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Appointed by Governor Doyle in 2003; Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010 to serve as U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator for six Midwestern States RUDY QUILES, 1990 Graduate, US Naval Academy Graduate, Master of Engineering in Professional Practice Program, UW-Madison Two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Civilian Affairs Officer with the US Marine Corps SHELIA PAYTON, 1966 BA Degree in Journalism Syracuse University; Garnett Award, Syracuse University Outstanding Journalism student of her 1970 graduating class; Masters Degree in Urban Affairs UWM; Miami Herald Urban Reporter Received awards and broke the Watergate story in that paper; Miller Brewing Company Public relations, speech writer, manager of two brands; Selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People of Color of the Century in Milwaukee; First female, person of color Chair of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; President of Sales and Marketing Communications Associates, Inc.; Publisher of the Wisconsin Black Pages directory; UWM Program Manager of the Minority Entrepreneurial Program. KATY SORENSON, 1972 Bachelor s degree and Master s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Madison; served as a legislative aide to Illinois State Senator Dawn Clark Netsch; Executive Director of the California Woman Lawyers Bar Association; first elected to represent District 8 on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners; an outspoken advocate for human rights and equality for all residents, for the environment and managed growth, regional cooperation, child welfare issues and support for the arts; sponsored an amendment to the Human Rights Ordinance which guaranteed civil rights to gay and lesbian citizens; served as Vice-Chair of the Commission from 2002 to 2004; Chair of the Executive Committee of the South Florida Regional Transportation Organization; recipient of the first ever Marjory Stoneman Douglas Environmental Award from the Friends of the Everglades; recipient of the Champion For Children Award, the Women of Impact Award, and the Herbert Hoover Award as the Conservationist of the Year ; President and CEO of the Good Government Initiative at the University of Miami, a program designed to educated local officials at the state and local level in the important issues of governance. JEAN BARKOW - EDUCATOR Riverside Physical Education teacher from 1956 until 1991; coached Girls Volleyball for fifteen (15) years and was the supervisor of the school s Drill Team which, at its height, involved 64 students including 6 drill leaders; after retirement returned as a school aide in 1991 and was put in charge of organizing a backlog of records in the Attendance Office; put into place updated procedures for dealing with students absences and tardiness that are still being used today. In 1978, Miss Barkow was searching for a way to promote physical fitness to the public, provide a fundraising opportunity for her students and show that positive things were going on in the Milwaukee Public Schools. She needed an idea that would appeal to boys as well as girls and the activity needed to be held in a location that could be easily supervised. She finally hit upon the idea of rope jumping. She surveyed the Riverside student body and found 216 students who were willing to participate and secure monetary pledges from family and friends for each minute that they could jump rope. That very first ever Jump-Rope-athon, later the Jump Rope For Heart raised a total of $2,032 for the American Heart Association. After sharing her idea with her professional organization, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), the idea took off and has now become the largest charitable fundraising activity in the world. Miss Barkow has been honored by the AAHPERD and the American Heart Association for her part in establishing this program. In its first ten (10) years in existence, Jump Rope For Heart involved 7 million participants and raised more than $140 million. In its first thirty (30) years, Jump Rope For Heart raised over $703 million to fight heart disease and stroke while offering millions of school children a very real education in how to maintain good heart health through nutrition and physical activity. In the most recent school year for which statistics are available ( ) just the top 100 schools alone that participated in the Jump Rope For Heart activity raised a total of $2.5 million.
4 WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT JUDGE THOMAS FAIRCHILD Attended Riverside High School in 1925 through 1929; active in the Latin Club, the Debate Team and several literary activities; earned his A.B. Degree from Cornell University in 1934 and his Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1938; practiced law in Portage, Wisconsin from 1938 to 1942; served as an attorney with the U.S. Office of Price Administration from 1942 through 1945 and then practiced law in Milwaukee for three years. In 1948, he helped to revitalize the Democratic Party in Wisconsin which had won very few races since the 1890 s. He was elected Wisconsin Attorney General in 1948 and lost a race for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Alexander Wiley in President Truman appointed Mr. Fairchild U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin in He ran unsuccessfully against Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1952 and returned to his law practice in Milwaukee, where, not surprisingly, he represented alleged communists subpoenaed by McCarthey s House Un-American Activities Committee. He was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1956 where he served for ten (10) years before accepting an appointment from President Lyndon Johnson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He served as the Chief Judge of that court from 1975 to Judge Fairchild s daughter Susan is also a graduate of Riverside High School. ASHANTI HAMILTON, 1991 City of Milwaukee Alderman A leader at Riverside University High School in many activities including track and football. He was known for his activism at an early age. When a classmate was seriously hurt, he organized his fellow classmates to get a traffic light installed to help students cross the street safely. Ashanti is also well known for being in the first "Hang Tough Milwaukee" video documentary in which he spoke out against the abuse of drugs, and noted its negative effects on his family and the community. Attended Marquette University, joined several organizations, including Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.; worked for Marquette's Educational Opportunity Program and the Upward Bound Program; continued his activism through various forms of expression like poetry, the Milwaukee 10,000 Man March, and the Million Man March; received his B.A. degree in English and became a teacher and served as an advisor, mentor, and friend to his students. He also coached track and football; earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from Thurgood Marshall Law School at Texas Southern University; elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2008; has successfully sponsored legislation relating to how city government manages contracts and how minority vendors are selected. MILELE A. COGGS, 1995 City of Milwaukee Alderwoman Attended Fisk University where she graduated, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and English; grew up in a political family; gained a reputation as a renowned youth activist and motivational speaker; interned in the office of a State Senator; attended the University of Wisconsin Madison Law School; successfully managed several election campaigns; formed M. A. Coggs & Associates, L.L.C. a consulting company specializing in politics, education, and small business development; managed the first reelection campaign for Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-D; is the youngest woman ever elected to Milwaukee s Common Council. NIK KOVAC, 1995 City of Milwaukee Alderman Attended Milwaukee Public Schools McDowell Montessori School, Golda Meir Elementary School, Jackie Robinson Middle School, and Riverside University High School. While at Riverside, he earned more than 20 college credits from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics; became a beat reporter and then newspaper editor in New York City; returned to Milwaukee to work for the Shepherd Express and Riverwest Currents publications; Elected in 2008 Nik as the Alderman for Milwaukee s North Downtown, Brady Street, East Side, and Riverwest neighborhoods; serves on the Common Council s Finance and Licenses Committees as well as the Arts Board, Library Board, and Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force; civic involvement also includes Historic Milwaukee, Inc., the Riverwest Neighborhood Association, the Urban Ecology Center, Lake Park Friends, Juneau Park Friends, and the Milwaukee River Work Group.
5 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CHAPPIE FOX, 1937 (DECEASED) Director of the Circus World Museum Director of the Milwaukee Circus Parade MICHAEL SCHULTZ, 1957 Stage, Screen, TV Director Did undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University and then attended Princeton, where in 1966 he directed his first play, Waiting for Godot ; joined the Negro Ensemble Company in 1968, which brought him to Broadway in 1969; breakthrough production was To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, which he restaged for television in 1971; his earliest film projects combined low comedy with profound social comment in Honeybaby, Honeybaby and Cooley High ; then concentrated on pure-entertainment projects such as Car Wash (1976) and Which Way Is Up? (1977, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), Scavenger Hunt (1979) and Disorderlies (1987); TV directorial credits include L.A. Law, Cold Case, and Ally McBeal. LIZ LERMAN, 1965 Arts and Entertainment - Choreographer Founder of The Dance Exchange (1975), Washington, D.C. A school for professional and amateur dancers; Taught dance to senior adults at the Roosevelt Center for Senior Citizens, a city-run residential facility in inner-city Washington, D.C.; Produced Ms. Galaxy and Her Three Raps With God at the Baltimore Theatre Project (1977) Evening-length work that uses dance to address topics of cultural, social, and historical importance; Produced Who s On First, a dance about baseball (1979) at the Washington Performance Arts Society City Dance Festival; Author Teaching Dance (1984); Produced May I Have Your Attention Please at DC s Union Station (1990) Established Dance Exchange as an innovator in site-specific dance; Produced Small Dances About Big Ideas (2005) for the Harvard Law School Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Nuremburg Trials; Author Hiking the Horizontal (2011) Reflections on the connections and disconnections between artistry and therapeutic practice; Awards include the 2002 MacArthur Fellows Program, the American Choreographer Award, the American Jewish Congress Golda Award, and the 1988 Washingtonian Magazine Woman of the Year award. COLLEEN DEWHURST, 1942 Choreographer - Founder of The Dance Exchange (1975), Washington, D.C. A school for professional and amateur dancers; Taught dance to senior adults at the Roosevelt Center for Senior Citizens, a city-run residential facility in inner-city Washington, D.C.; Produced Ms. Galaxy and Her Three Raps With God at the Baltimore Theatre Project (1977) Evening-length work that uses dance to address topics of cultural, social, and historical importance; Produced Who s On First, a dance about baseball (1979) at the Washington Performance Arts Society City Dance Festival; Author Teaching Dance (1984); Produced May I Have Your Attention Please at DC s Union Station (1990) Established Dance Exchange as an innovator in site-specific dance; Produced Small Dances About Big Ideas (2005) for the Harvard Law School Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Nuremburg Trials; Author Hiking the Horizontal (2011) Reflections on the connections and disconnections between artistry and therapeutic practice; Awards include the 2002 MacArthur Fellows Program, the American Choreographer Award, the American Jewish Congress Golda Award, and the 1988 Washingtonian Magazine Woman of the Year award. KAREN KOLBERG, 1972 Co-founder of Comedy Sports Author, Lecturer, Poet, Motivational Speaker VICTORIA DRAKE, 1978 (One more picture) Professional Harpist, American Symphony Orchestra New York City New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra
6 LISA SUMMEROUR, 1980 Miss New Jersey, 1986 Miss Congeniality, Miss America Pageant, 1986 Movie Actress: Philadelphia, 1993; The Sixth Sense, 1999 TV Actress: Law and Order: SVU, ; New York Undercover, 1995