The inaugural class of the Smith-Cotton Academic Hall of Fame was inducted Monday, May 13, in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. Inducted were Dr. Alan Braverman, Dr. Diane Cordry Golden, Dr. Andre Taylor and Dr. William Woolery. Dr. Taylor was unable to attend and was represented by his mother, former S-C teacher Salome Taylor.
Dr. Alan Braverman praised the quality of his Smith-Cotton High School education in his remarks Monday during his induction into the S-C Academic Hall of Fame. Braverman has a large cardiology practice in the St. Louis area and has the Alumni Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease at Washington University’s School of Medicine.
Dr. Diane Cordry Golden encouraged the female members of the Class of 2013 to pursue their dreams and not let anything hold them back. A doctor of special education administration, Cordry Goldon serves as policy coordinator for the Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education and project/policy coordinator for the Association of Assistive Technology Act Program.
Salome Taylor shares a laugh with the audience after reading words of praise about her from her son, Dr. Andre Taylor, one of the S-C Academic Hall of Fame inductees. Andre Taylor, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yale University, was unable to attend the ceremony.
Dr. William Woolery, who operates Sedalia Internal Medicine, discusses his family’s longtime bond with the Sedalia community during his remarks. Woolery also serves on the Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Directors and is medical director for Fairview Nursing Home. Photos courtesy Sedalia School District 200.