Professor Among Inductees

A professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, a federal appeals court judge, a restauranteur and a child advocate will be inducted into the Wall of Fame of the Foundation of Oklahoma City Public Schools.

The 37th annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards Reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 25.

These are the four slated to be inducted:

  • Dr. Marvin Williams, a graduate of Douglass High School and  a professor of the Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, he remained on the front lines of women’s health, regularly caring for patients in hospital and clinical environments.

Dr. Williams has dedicated his life to public service as a soldier, educator and physician, and credits his Oklahoma City Public  School  District  education as the initial catalyst for his career.

  • Federal Appeals Judge Robert Bacharach, a graduate of John Marshall High School and a judge on the federal Court of Appeals of the 10th Circuit.

He has served as a federal magistrate judge and as a federal district judge in the Western Oklahoma Federal Judicial District.

  • Hal Smith, a graduate of U.S. Grant High School and an accomplished restaurateur.

An Ardmore native, Mr. Smith began his career in the restaurant industry while attending the University of Oklahoma and working at Across the Street Restaurant. Today, the Hal Smith Restaurants Corp.  operates more than 80 establishments across the Midwest.

With his wife Sandy Smith, they founded the Norman Youth Foundation to support Oklahoma youth-oriented charities; and

  • Anna King, a graduate of Emerson High School, who was recently elected as president of the National Parent Teacher Association.

At the local level, she is a secretary for the Douglass High School Parent-Teachers Association and is a member of the board of directors of the Douglass Law & Public Safety Academy.

Miss Smith is child advocate.

She has three children and 10 grandchildren.

Miss King was presented an Unsung Hero Award by the foundation.

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