Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards

OKCPS Foundation announces 2024 Wall of Fame honorees

Left to Right: The 2024 OKCPS Foundation Wall of Fame honorees are Dr. Kenneth Blair, Sr. (honored posthumously), Phil G. Busey, Sr., L. Michael Dillard, Dr. Colleen J. Payne-Nabors and Christina Rehkop (honored posthumously, Unsung Hero Honoree).

Dr. Kenneth Blair, Sr. (Classen High School) – Posthumous
Phil G. Busey, Sr. (Classen High School)
L. Michael Dillard (Southeast High School)
Dr. Colleen J. Payne-Nabors (Star Spencer High School)
Christina Rehkop, Unsung Hero – Posthumous

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation is proud to announce Dr. Kenneth Blair, Sr., Phil G. Busey, Sr., L. Michael Dillard, Dr. Colleen J. Payne-Nabors and Christina Rehkop as its 2024 Wall of Fame honorees. This year’s class includes four traditional honorees, with one being honored posthumously, and one Unsung Hero honoree, also being honored posthumously. The 2024 honorees will be inducted into the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation Wall of Fame on October 28 at the 40th annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards event. 

For four decades, the OKCPS Foundation’s Wall of Fame has celebrated the long, rich history of Oklahoma City Public Schools by recognizing alumni and OKCPS trailblazers who are influential leaders and have made a lasting impact in our city, state and beyond. The 2024 honorees will join 106 other Oklahoma City Public Schools alumni who have been inducted since the creation of the Wall of Fame in 1985.

“For 40 years the OKCPS Foundation has recognized OKCPS alumni who are truly making a difference, and we are deeply honored to announce this year’s class for our renowned Wall of Fame,” said Mary Mélon-Tully, president and CEO of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation. “Each inductee is an example of the remarkable impact our district and public education has on the students they serve. We are looking forward to honoring these outstanding individuals, and their families, by providing them with this well-deserved recognition at October’s event. 

The 40th annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards will take place on Monday, October 28, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Doors will open at 5:30pm for a welcome reception, with the program and seated dinner starting at 6:45pm.  The 2024 event co-chairs are Pastor Derrick Scobey, 2020 Wall of Fame member and Tana Cashion, OKCPS Foundation Board of Directors Chair-Elect. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Abbie Vaughan at abbie@okckids.com or visit www.okckids.com/wall-of-fame.

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Diamond Sponsors

Devon Energy

EDGE Productions



Sonic Foundation

Richard and Glenna Tanenbaum

Platinum Sponsors

American Fidelity Foundation

Les and Donna Brown

Cox Oklahoma

Excalibur Executive Black Car Service

The Kerr Foundation

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores

Terry McGee

McLaughlin Family Foundation

Dr. Nancy Nagle

Oklahoma City Thunder

Richison Family Foundation

Ed and Jodi Sanchez

Gold Sponsors


The Center for Education Law



E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation


OU Health

Silver Sponsors


Bank of Oklahoma

Mark and Theresa Burson

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Hudson College of Public Health

Bob and Joy LaBar

Harrison and Elaine Levy

Quad Construction

Dr. Subha Varahan

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