Outstanding Alumni Award
Individuals must be nominated to be
considered for this prestigious award.
Nominees will automatically remain in consideration for a period of five (5) years after the initial nomination is received.
Our 2020 Manatee High Outstanding Alumna
Congratulations to Mary Frances Fulford Green, a graduate of Bradenton High School Class of 1942 and our 2020 Manatee High Outstanding Alumna.
MARY FRANCES FULFORD GREEN
CLASS OF 1942
Since 1994, the Manatee High Alumni Association has a tradition of recognizing and honoring an outstanding MHS Alumnus/Alumna with an achievement award. We’re proud to announce our 2020 Outstanding Alumni is Dr. Mary Frances Fulford Green, Valedictorian of Bradenton High School Class of 1942. Among many other accolades, Dr. Green has been instrumental in preserving Cortez Fishing Village where she was born; was a driving force to create The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH) that purchased over 100 acres on Sarasota Bay to protect and enhance the habitat & spawning area for fish, birds and all kinds of seafood; wrote the application and lobbied successfully to have Cortez put on the National Register of Historic Places; helped create the career counseling program at State College of FL; was one of the founders of HOPE Family Services; was a licensed mental health counselor and served as a full-time volunteer of Manatee Mental Health Association; volunteered with the Manatee County Drug Court and volunteered at several FL prisons to mentor those incarcerated. When class reunions became too difficult for everyone to attend, Dr. Green started calling all her 1942 classmates and sends a newsletter to everyone to keep them informed about each other. Due to the pandemic, we’re unable to schedule our annual Outstanding Alumni Banquet at this time and hope to honor her later this year.
Congratulations Dr. Green, we’re proud of you and all that you have done and continue to accomplish to make a difference in our community !!
Recipients of our Manatee High School Outstanding Alumni Award
2020 - Mary Frances Fulford Green - Class of 1942
2019 - Andrew M. "Andy" Economos - Class of 1955
2018 - Edwin Thomas "Eddie" Mulock - Class of 1961
2017 - David Lawrence, Jr. - Class of 1960
2016 - Carolyn Geis Keller - Class of 1960
2015 - O. M. "Buster" Griffith - Class of 1942
2014 - Joseph F. "Joe" Kinnan, Jr. - Class of 1963
2013 - James A. "Jim" Forssell - Class of 1973
2012 - Robert G. "Bob" Firkins - Class of 1957
2011 - Rodney B. Potter - Class of 1954
2010 - William "Gene" Page III - Class of 1957
2009 - W. Brad Steube - Class of 1972
2008 - Jeanne McMullen Parrish - Class of 1935
2007 - Eugene D. "Gene" Gallo - Class of 1957
2006 - Rona Rahle Livingston - Class of 1953
2005 - John W. Flinn - Class of 1983
2004 - Ruth Pierce McCormick - Class of 1967
2003 - J. Sterling Forrester - Class of 1951
2002 - Chester W. Armstrong - Class of 1926
2001 - Daniel C. Zoller - Class of 1957
2000 - Josephine "Jo" Hammer Harrison - Class of 1931
1999 - F. Daniel "Dan" Miller - Class of 1960
1998 - Dozier B. Hilliard - Class of 1938
1997 - Bertha LaPenna Plano - Class of 1932
1996 - Robert I "Bob" Sweat - Class of 1957
1995 - David McDonald - Class of 1981
1994 - Charles E. "Gene" Witt - Class of 1948