Hall of Honor Recipients




Dr. William Price Hale & Mrs. Sue Barnett Hale
CHS Class of 1951

Dr. William Price Hale graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1958. He moved to Amarillo in 1962 and was in private practice for 40 years caring for nearly 90,000 families. In 2001, he joined the faculty at Texas Tech School of Medicine as a clinical professor of surgery and pediatrics. In 2014 he received the President’s Award as Texas Tech’s Outstanding Clinician and was honored for his incredible contributions to Panhandle patients. Known for his devotion to students and residents in their education; for being there when the medical school and his many disadvantaged patients needed him; Dr. Hale has never turned away a patient who cannot pay, and his colleagues describe him as an irreplaceable resource.

Sue Barnett Hale attended Texas Women’s University and ENMU where she earned a degree with a double major in home economics and education. During her husband’s medical training, she taught school and gave birth to their three sons. She managed her husband’s medical practice and raised their children. Mrs. Hale has dedicated herself to community volunteering and is a generous patron and board trustee of many charitable institutions, as well as art and music organizations. She and her husband were awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Golden Nail Award from the Amarillo Chamber Commerce art committee in 2014. The Hales have also funded The Hale Charitable Fund with the Amarillo Area Foundation and the Prayer Room at High Plains Baptist Hospital.


Bret McCasland
CHS Class of 1980

Bret McCasland graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1984 and received a master’s degree from Lubbock Christian University in 1993. He worked for fifteen years in the ministry and then began working on the worldwide television and radio program, Key to the Kingdom. In 2004, he became the international speaker for the program, with travels, annually, to India to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the people. In 2011, he established a free clinic in India that assists with the medical needs of hundreds of people each month. Bret is a volunteer chaplain at Amarillo hospitals and is an advocate for abused and overlooked children. He also volunteers to feed and assist the poor and homeless in Amarillo. Bret has served as an adjunct professor in Bible at ENMU and Oklahoma Christian University.


Chuck Glikas
CHS Class of 1973

Chuck Glikas attended ENMU and is a national award winning watercolor artist recognized for his wildlife and landscape paintings. He hosted the television series, “Images in Watercolor” produced for PBS, which aired nationwide on 152 stations and 800 affiliates of The Learning Channel. The series was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Chuck was commissioned by Grumbacher Paint Manufacturer to conduct watercolor workshops across the country, and he was named NM Wildlife Artist of the Year in 1985. He created a “First of State” New Mexico Conservation Stamp/Print, and the sales went to further conservation of wildlife efforts in NM. The State of NM Tourism Bureau funded a new TV series, “Painting the Land of Enchantment,” hosted by Chuck Glikas that aired on PBS and The Learning Channel. He is now a general contractor but continues to paint and research subjects for new art projects.


Ernest S. Marsh
CHS Class of 1920

Ernest S. Marsh moved to Clovis with his parents and brothers in 1908. His father, Sterling Marsh, established a lumber company in the new railroad town and built the first courthouse and first school in Clovis, with land for the new school donated by the railroad. Elected to serve on the first Clovis Board of Education, Sterling Marsh was in poor health and died in 1912. Ernest Marsh helped support the family after his father’s death by doing various odd jobs, eventually going to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in Clovis as a ticket clerk. Through the years, Marsh progressed to the executive offices of the railroad as a chief clerk. He was named Vice President for Finance in 1948, becoming President of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1957; eventually also serving as Chairman of the Board for the Santa Fe. Marsh was also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard School of Business Administration. He became friends with Walt Disney and agreed to the first five-year renewal of the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad. He and Disney shared a mutual interest in railroad preservation and history.


G.C. Ross

G.C. Ross received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern New Mexico University. He began teaching 6th grade in Lovington, NM in 1960 and moved to Clovis as a 4th grade teacher at Eugene Field in 1965. He became the principal at Eugene Field in 1967 and opened Lockwood Elementary in 1971. Ross was named CMS Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in 1986. He provided leadership for CMS in developing and implementing District Performance Evaluation Plans for all staff members and the Competency Based Curriculum for all content areas K-12. He retired in 2001 but was asked to return twice as CMS Interim Superintendent. G.C. Ross has always been dedicated to the Clovis public school children and in service to others. He serves on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home and the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. He has received the NMCSA Administrator of the Year Award and was inducted into the ENMU Educator Hall of Honors in 2001.

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Herb Edwards
1966 CHS Graduate

Herb Edwards is a Mechanical Engineering Consultant at Amarillo Design Services and a Manufacturing Design Engineer. His work includes: Aerospace/military projects for Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Bell Helicopter, and automotive projects for Ford, General Motors, Peterbilt, etc. He also designed and machined assembly tooling for NASA’s Space Shuttle Fuel Tank, Lockheed Martin, and Patriot mobile missile systems


Sandra Lowry Farley
1972 CHS Graduate

Sandra Lowry Farley retired as the Senior Management Advisor for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Food and Drug Administration. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she was responsible for coordinating the tracking of hundreds of nursing home residents throughout Louisiana.

Dr. Kenneth Mattox
1956 CHS Graduate

Dr. Mattox is a Professor and Distinguished Service Professor in the Michael DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Staff/Chief of Surgery at the Ben Taub General Hospital/Houston. He is an innovator in trauma care, and has authored the international best selling textbook, Trauma.


Brooks Jennings
1955 CHS Graduate

Brooks Jennings was selected “Greatest Greyhound” in 1959 at Eastern New Mexico University. Two of his ENMU basketball records still stand, and he is the 6th highest all ‐ time ENMU basketball scorer. He has been inducted into the ENMU Hall of Honor and the Officials Association Hall of Fame. Coach Jennings is a retired Clovis High School Athletic Director.


Bill Gaedke

Bill Gaedke began his career in the Clovis Schools as an instructor in the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Clovis High School in 1979 and served as public address announcer for many CHS varsity sports. He has als o been a popular instructor at Eastern New Mexico University. He was recognized as the Clovis Municipal School’s 1998 ‐ 99 Secondary Volunteer of the Year and was selected as a 1999 ‐ 2000 New Mexico Activities Association Sportsmanship Award recipient in the adult category.

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Dr. Marsha Pomeroy-Huff
1977 CHS Graduate

Dr. Pomeroy-Huff received her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University in 1986 and master’s degrees from Duquesne University in 1988 and the University of Pittsburg in 1996. She received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburg in 1999. Dr. Pomeroy-Huff is the Professional Certification Program Manager at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and is an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a lecturer and technical advisor in software process improvement and body-of-knowledge development and also does private consulting in project management, time management, and personal organization techniques. Dr. Pomeroy-Huff has authored several journal and technical articles and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops.

Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna
1971 CHS Graduate

Judge Reyna received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1975 and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1978. He was appointed as Federal Judge to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington D.C. by President Obama in 2011. Judge Reyna is a recognized expert in international trade, trade policy, and customs matters. He is a noted and prolific author on trade topics and has earned a stellar reputation as a practitioner, scholar, advocate, and humanitarian. He served in numerous positions for the American Bar Association and served as National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Judge Reyna is a recipient of the Ohtli Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican government for non-Mexican citizens.

Tim Sanders
1979 CHS Graduate

Tim Sanders attended Loyola Marymount University and graduate school at the University of Arizona. He is a popular national and international keynote speaker, a business consulting expert, and an international best-selling author. He is the CEO of Los Angeles tech start-up Net Minds and founder of Deeper Media Incorporated that conducts research on business trends, new media, and human behavior. Prior to these positions, he was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, as well as Leadership Coach. Mr. Sanders is a strategic consultant to leading brands, associations, and government agencies.

Lynell Skarda
(awarded posthumously)

Lynell Griffith Skarda was born on August 28,1915 in Clovis. Mr. Skarda received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1941 and practiced law in Clovis for eight decades. He was the District Attorney for the 9th Judicial District of New Mexico early in his career, and he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1954, he was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and won his case, Moore v. Mead’s Fine Bread Company. He was Chairman of the Board of The Citizens Bank of Clovis, which was founded by his family. Mr. Skarda was a strong supporter of Clovis and numerous local agencies personally and through The Citizens Bank of Clovis. He died at home in Clovis on September 2, 2012.

Eric Roanhaus

Eric Roanhaus graduated with a B.S. degree from West Texas University in 1969 and a Masters degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1984. He coached at West Texas University for one year and two years at Canyon High School. He has coached football for 40 years at Clovis High School and has been the head football coach for 35 years. During the 2012 football season, he became New Mexico’s Prep Football Coach with the most Career wins. Honors that Coach Roanhaus has received include: New Mexico Coach of the Year, Amarillo Globe News Coach of the Year, National Regional Coach of the Year, New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and Amarillo Globe News Hall of Fame.

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Dr. Jack Elton Bresenham
1955 CHS Graduate

Dr. Bresenham received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and his Master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was named University of New Mexico’s Distinguished Engineer in 2003. Dr. Bresenham was profiled in the Stanford News as one of 500 Stanford graduates from the first 100 years of Stanford as a representative significant achiever. Dr. Bresenham worked for IBM as a Senior Technical Staff Member for 27 years and taught at Winthrop University for 16 years. He holds nine patents. Bresenham’s Line Algorithm is his most well known innovation. It determines which points on a 2-dimensional raster should be plotted in order to form a straight line between two given points, and is commonly used to draw lines on a computer screen. It is one of the earliest algorithms discovered in the field of computer graphics.

2012 Kendra Merritt Doyel
1989 CHS Graduate

Kendra Doyel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico. Mrs. Doyel is Group Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations of the Ralph’s Grocery Company and Food 4 Less. The Ralph’s Grocery Company is part of the Kroger Company, one of the country’s largest grocery retailers. Progressive Grocer recognized Kendra with the Top Women in Grocery “Rising Star” award, and she also received the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s “Power of One” award for her work in raising awareness for breast cancer and early detection. Mrs. Doyel is a member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Grocers Association. She works to promote women in business and the community by co-chairing the Southern California Network of Executive Women.

Honorable Robert C. Brack
1971 CHS Graduate

Robert Brack received his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University, attended Tulane University School of Law, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico. Judge Brack was in private practice for 19 years and was appointed by Governor Gary Johnson as District Court Judge, 9th Judicial District Court, Clovis, New Mexico in 1997. In 2003, President George W. Bush nominated him to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. He received his commission on July 15, 2003. Judge Brack was recognized as Eastern New Mexico University’s “Outstanding Alumni” in 2003 and “Outstanding Federal Jurist” by the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2011. The Las Cruces Rotary Club awarded him the Paul Harris Fellow in 2011, and he is the Co-Founder of “Honor Flight” that honors World War II Veterans.

Jana Stanfield
1975 CHS Graduate

Jana Stanfield is a songwriter, singer, world traveler, and motivational speaker. She wrote the hit song, “If I Had Only Known”, sung by Reba McEntire and has worked with numerous performers that range from Kenny Loggins to the Dixie Chicks. Ms. Stanfield owns her own record company, has recorded several CD’s, and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Her songs have been heard on Entertainment Tonight, Oprah, and 20/20. Jana also owns her own motivational speaking business. She is a keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events and conducts worldwide tours. Ms. Stanfield is involved in several global activities for good that include: Bali Girls Orphanage, Women Helping Women, Muscular Dystrophy, and Music Therapy. Jack Canfield, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises says that, “Jana is a multi-faceted, multi-talented person….”

Norman Vohs
1936 CHS Graduate (awarded posthumously)

Clovis residents knew Norman Vohs as “Mr. Wildcat” for his more than six decades of support for Clovis athletic teams. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1936, and although he could not play sports due to lifelong motor skill impairments, he helped lead football teams onto the field and basketball teams onto the court every year after he graduated. When Norman Vohs could no longer walk and had to use a wheelchair, his nephew or the coaches would wheel him onto the sidelines, where he would sit and cheer the teams wearing a blanket with the Clovis Wildcats' purple and white colors. It was said that Norman “bled purple”. Everybody loved him, and he was part of every team. In 1973, the Norman Vohs Junior High Stadium was dedicated to him. Norman Vohs died at age 84 in 2000.

Tom and Gail Martin

Tom and Gail Martin attended Cornell University in New York, moved to Clovis in the early 1970’s, and invested in the Taco Box franchise. Tom and Gail are known for their active support of the Clovis Schools and the Clovis Community. The “Tacos for A’s” program gave away over 125,000 tacos to students who did well on their report cards. They were instrumental in adding varsity soccer to Clovis Schools and support several school activities. They also sponsor the 4th of July fireworks event, “Smoke on the Water”, which is the single most well attended event in Clovis. They have added a Christmas Light Show, and their business received the 2010 VIVA Award. The award recognizes New Mexico businesses that demonstrate their unique vision or corporate philosophy, as well as their investment in company employees and the community, their vitality through the organization’s growth or financial strength, and their action to make New Mexico a better place to live.
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2011 Business and Industry Category Randy Harris 1974 CHS Graduate

Randy Harris is the CEO and President of the Bank of Clovis. He has served on the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission, the New Mexico Finance Authority Commission, and Chaired Operation Keep Cannon. He was named Clovis’ Citizen of the Year in 2004 and received the Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award in 2006. He was named to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents in 2009.

2011 Government and Service Category Brig. Gen. Ben T. Robinson 1965 CHS Graduate

General Robinson entered the Air Force in 1973. Prior to entering the Air Force, he served as a helicopter aircraft commander for the U.S. Army in South Vietnam, where he flew 350 combat missions. He retired as Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Some of his Awards and Decorations include: Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, ENMU 2010 Outstanding Alumni.

2011 Sports and Entertainment Category John Harris 1973 CHS Graduate

A three-time All-American at Lubbock Christian University, John Harris was drafted by the California Angels and played professionally for nine years, spending three years in the major leagues with the Angels from 1979 to 1981. He played first base and outfield. John Harris has spent over 20 years managing and coaching in professional baseball, where he has been regarded as one of the finest hitting instructors by his peers and is known for his ability to recruit players. He was inducted into the Lubbock Christian University Hall of Honor in 1997.

2011 Sports and Entertainment Category (awarded posthumously) Norman Petty 1945 CHS Graduate Vi Brady Petty 1946 CHS Graduate

Norman and Vi Petty were hit recording artists, independent record producers, and pioneers who helped shape modern pop music and changed the sound of rock and roll. The Pettys founded the Norman Petty Trio, along with guitarist Jack Vaughn. In 1956, their major hit record "Mood Indigo" sold a half million copies. The Pettys are most famous for their recording studio in Clovis. The first big record from the studio was “Party Doll” sung by Buddy Knox in 1956. Petty produced 40-50 Buddy Holly records and co-wrote many of the songs. Most became million sellers as a single or on an album collection. They include: “That’ll be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “It’s So Easy”, and “Everyday”. Petty also produced the #1 1963 hit "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs.

2011 Top Cat Award Norvil Howell

Norvil Howell was CHS Band Director from 1956 to 1980 and was the CMS Director of Music from 1980-1997. His high school bands performed with distinction and honor in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Florida, Tempe, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Under his direction, the CHS Band marched in the 1973 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington DC, and the Clovis High School Band was named the outstanding band in its class at several band contests and festivals. Mr. Howell has served as NMMEA President, and honors include: ENMU Outstanding Alumni, 1995, New Mexico Activities Association Hall of Fame, 2004, New Mexico Music Educators Association Music Educator of the Year in 1988, and NMMEA Hall of Fame Award in 2001.
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2010 Business and Industry Category Dr. Alvy Ray (Jerry) Smith 1961 Graduate of Clovis High School

Dr. Smith is the co-founder of Pixar Films. He directed the first use of full computer graphics in a successful major motion picture: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”. Among his many accomplishments are two Academy Awards for computer animation production. We are proud of Dr. Smith’s exceptional accomplishments, and it is with great honor he is inducted to the Clovis High School Hall of Honor.

2010 Top Cat Mr. Nick Brady 1967 Graduate of Clovis High School

Mr. Brady began his career as the sales manager and sports director at a local radio station. Known as “The Voice of the Wildcats” he is a great supporter and fan of Clovis Wildcats and became the play-by-play announcer for their football and basketball games in 1968. We are proud of Mr. Brady’s exceptional accomplishments, and it is with great honor he is inducted to the Clovis High School Hall of Honor.

2010 Government and Public Service Category Justice Nathan Hecht 1967 Graduate of Clovis High School

Justice Hecht attended Yale University and graduated with honors in 1971. Then, he attended Southern Methodist University Law School and graduated cum laude. He began his judicial service in 1981 when he was appointed to the 95th District Court of Dallas County. In 1988, he was elected to the Texas Supreme Court. We are proud of Justice Hecht’s exceptional accomplishments, and it is with great honor he is inducted to the Clovis High School Hall of Honor.

2010 Sports and Entertainment Category (Awarded posthumously) Mr. Cecil M. Davis 1950 Graduate of Clovis High School

Mr. Davis excelled in sports and while attending Wayland Baptist College he set records in baseball and basketball, and was inducted to Wayland’s Athletic Hall of Honor in 2005. He played professional baseball from 1951 to 1955 with the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds organizations. We are proud of Mr. Davis’ exceptional accomplishments, and it is with great honor he is inducted to the Clovis High School Hall of Honor.
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