TCISD Foundation names 2011 Hall of Honor inductees
TEXAS CITY – The Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future has selected the four inductees for the 2011 Hall of Honor, which is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding Texas City ISD graduates.
“Once again, the Foundation is inducting four more accomplished alumni into the Hall of Honor,” said Deborah Laine, executive director for the foundation. “Three of our inductees are still residents of Texas City and they contribute in multiple ways to the betterment of our community. The other nominee is also well known for her work in Texas City even though she no longer lives here.”
This is the sixth year for the Hall of Honor, in which four alumni from the district’s high schools are selected for induction. The 2011 inductees are: Joe Hoover, Texas City High School Class of 1952; Clemon Prevost, Sr., Texas City High School Class of 1974; Carolyn Risinger, M.D., Texas City High School Class of 1975; and Pat Doyle, Texas City High School Class of 1982.
“This year’s Hall of Honor recipients were selected for having made significant contributions through exceptional service to their community, extraordinary accomplishments through their chosen profession or both,” said Laine.
A lifelong resident of Texas City, Hoover has made contributions both professionally and voluntarily for the betterment of the city. As an architect, he has left a legacy throughout Texas City with more than 18 major buildings or projects for which he has been the designing architect. Some of his professional local accomplishments include shopping centers, banks and credit unions, fire stations, the Doyle Convention Center, the Texas City Museum, the Showboat Pavilion, the Rotary Centennial Outdoor Learning Center at Texas City High School and most recently the Texas City Centennial sculpture.
Prevost, a retired supervisor from BP, found a way to increase safety and production with several inventions during his industrial career. His first invention was an automatic cut-off switch for Lincoln and Linde welding machines. His next two inventions are still being used today - a turbine calibrator and a photosensitive electronic bolt trip circuit. Prevost serves on the College of the Mainland Board of Directors where he enjoys influencing the academic, personal and career lives of so many students. He also enjoys serving as a mentor in the Champion of Challengers and publicly speaking to youth.
Dr. Risinger has dedicated her entire career to children and helping families through health concerns and difficult times. She began her career as a pediatrician in Texas City but now she serves as the Medical Director at a community based clinic in Tyler, which is one of the model clinics for serving low income patients. Dr. Risinger has been involved her entire life with community and international outreach programs. She has locally promoted literacy and cared for the homeless. She has also made many medical mission trips to countries such as Kenya, Zaire, Nicaragua, Armenia and Russia.
Doyle, an attorney specializing in real estate and banking, is also an independent title agent with multiple title companies. Along with his legal and title work, he also is involved in local politics. He has served as Justice of the Peace where he implemented a Teen Court for Texas City and La Marque students and initiated an in-school boot camp program for truancy abatement. Doyle now serves as a Galveston County Commissioner, where he took a 9-month leave of absence from work after Hurricane Ike so he could get the Bolivar Peninsula back on its feet and better than before. He is very involved with Texas City Boy Scouts and baseball and many other non-profit groups.
The Hall of Honor inductees’ photos and biographies will be displayed in the main corridor of Texas City High School in honor of their accomplishments and to serve as role models for Texas City students. In addition, there will be an induction ceremony and banquet on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center. The community is invited to purchase tickets to attend the dinner and silent auction. Individual tickets are $50 and tables of 8 can be purchased for $500. Seating is limited so reserve early.
For more information about the dinner or about the Hall of Honor, call 409-916-0108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.