13th Annual Wall of Distinction Awards Banquet

Banquet Details

Please join us for an afternoon of reflection and celebration!

April 25, 2024

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rogers Convention Center


There are no physical tickets. Please check in at the Event Registration upon arrival for table seating information.

Tickets & Sponsorship

Honoring Positive Impact

The annual Rogers Public Education Foundation's Wall of Distinction Banquet brings the city together to support public school excellence and to honor alumni, teachers, administrators, parents and community leaders who have made an impact on the city’s public school system.


We welcome the community to nominate alumni, retired staff, or school supporters to be added to our Wall of Distinction at any time.
Submit a Nomination

2024 Honorees

Diana Kolman

Fermin Sandoval

2024 Legacy Award Recipient

Heather Grosze

2023 Honorees

Patsy Mooney

1970 RHS Graduate & Retired Educator

Ed Prentice

Award-Winning, Retired Educator

Gina Kell

Beloved Retired Educator

2022 Honorees

Gloria Hopper

Retired educator & administrator, former RPEF board member

Gary Jackson

Retired architect & youth sports supporter

Clarice Strode Moore

RHS Class of 1952, retired business & community leader

Phillip Martin

Retired photographer, school supporter

2022 Legacy Recipients

Loyd Phillips

Cathy Davis

2021 Honorees

Craig Campbell

RHS class of 1969, retired lawyer

Bill Dunham

RHS class of 1987, distinguished veteran

Grimsley Graham

Retired educator and former RPEF board member

Rev. Ben Rowell

Retired pastor, former "Voice of the Mounties"

2021 Legacy Recipients

Betty Lynn Reagan

Mary Sue Reagan

2019 Honorees

Barney Hayes

Retired RPS Director of Facilities, dedicated city official

Denny Higgins

Retired educator and administrator

Faye Jeffery

Retired educator and teacher advocate

Dr. Tom Woodruff

Life-long educator and retired baseball coach

2019 Legacy Award Recipient

Greer Lingle

Superintendent of RPS from 1955 - 1983

2018 Honorees

Billy Cotton

Decades Long Youth Baseball Coach & Mentor

Jenny Harmon

Decades Long Youth Baseball Coach & Mentor

Jennie Rehl

Retired Educator & Administrator

Angie Tucker Ridley

Successful Rogers Alumna & RPEF Leader

2018 Legacy Award Recipient

Cyrus Sutherland

Local Architect, Educator 

& Preservationist

2017 Honorees

David Cauldwell

Former School Business Manager

Bob Crafton

Retired Businessman

Dr. Janie Darr

Retired Businessman

Bonnie Grimes

Retired Educator & Administrator

2016 Honorees

Mitzi Bardrick

Retired Educator

Jeff Bradley

Oncologist & RHS Graduate

Monica Bray

Oncologist & RHS Graduate

Raymond Burns

Chamber Leader & RHS Graduate

2015 Honorees

Lt. Col. Shea Brannan

Surgeon, Humanitarian, & RHS Graduate

Freddie Jones

Educator & RHS Graduate

Kim Mason

Educator & Health Activist

Betty Sutton

Musician, Educator, & Community Arts Activist

2014 Honorees

John Boozman

Rogers School Board & US Congress

Jan Garner Buck

Rogers School Board & US Congress

Mary Lynn Reese

RPEF Founder & RHS Graduate

Bob Ross

Educator & RHS Graduate

2013 Honorees

Joy Kelley

Educator & RHS Graduate

Aaron Mankin

Educator & RHS Graduate

David Matthews

State Representative & RHS Graduate

Virginia Mocivnik

State Representative & RHS Graduate

2012 Honorees

Greg Hines

Mayor of Rogers & RHS Graduate

David Swearingen

Architect, Civic Leader & RHS Graduate

Jo Soderquist

Founding Member of the RPEF

Frank Tillery

Founding Member of the RPEF

Nominate Someone Special for our 2025 Awards!

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