• 2017 Richland One Hall of Fame Inductees
     

     

    The five members of the 2017 Richland One Hall of Fame induction class are:

 Ruth H. Black

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Ruth H. Black

 

Ruth H. Black, a retired educator who integrated the Columbia High School faculty in 1968 and touched the lives of hundreds of students as an English teacher and mentor;


 Regina Hampton Brown

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Regina Hampton Brown

 

Regina Hampton Brown, a 1983 graduate of Columbia High School and manager of community and governmental relations at Palmetto Health who has led the recruitment efforts of Palmetto Health team members and community members volunteering in Richland One schools since 1997;


 Brigadier General (Ret.) John M. Motley, Jr.

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Brigadier General (Ret.) John M. Motley, Jr.

 

Brigadier General (Ret.) John M. Motley, Jr., a 1969 graduate of Lower Richland High School and former Assistant Adjutant General-Air with the South Carolina National Guard who currently serves as the director of the Department of Defense STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education program STARBASE Swamp Fox at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover. South Carolina;


 Colonel (Ret.) Walter L. Watson, Jr.

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Colonel (Ret.) Walter L. Watson, Jr.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Walter L. Watson, Jr., a 1967 graduate of C.A. Johnson High School and a retired Richland One JROTC instructor whose distinguished Air Force career includes being the first and only African-American to qualify in the SR-71, a super-secret reconnaissance aircraft that set altitude and speed records that still stand today.


 Carey D. Rich, Sr.,

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Carey D. Rich, Sr.,

 

Carey D. Rich, Sr., a 1990 graduate of C.A. Johnson High School who was a star basketball player at C.A. Johnson and the University of South Carolina and currently serves as recreation superintendent with the City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department; and