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

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

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John Vita President    

Rich Morris Vice President    

Linda Boone Secretary    

Carolyn Keller Treasurer  - Communications   

Manatee High School

Alumni Association

P.O. Box 15103 

Bradenton, Florida 34280

Phone (941) 792-8460

941-920-6698

 

© 2020 by The Manatee High School Alumni Association.