2016 Alumni Recipients:
Richard Fogg has practiced law in El Reno for 51 years, with the 115 year old Fogg and Fogg firm. His family boasts EHS graduates from the first class of 1901 through four more generations. Fogg graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1963 with a BA in English/Letters and in 1965 with a Juris Doctorate. He then served in Vietnam from 1966-67, earning him the Vietnam Service Medal, National Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Fogg has served in a number of service-related areas, from two terms as El Reno City Council member, to Chairman of the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners and Chairman of the Redlands Community College Board of Regents. He has been involved in El Reno’s First Christian Church where he has served as an elder for 46 years. One of Fogg’s hobbies is photography, for which he twice earned Best of Show at the El Reno Arts Festival.
Vicki Russell Myers co-founded Russell-Murray Hospice, considered one of the top nonprofit hospice organizations in the state. Her nominee aptly noted that Myers “has been a tireless advocate for access to quality health care and jobs for all of Canadian County. She has voluntarily served many local, state and national organizations, all while bringing her expertise back into the community she loves.”
Myers graduated from then El Reno Junior College and later earned a BS from Mid-America Bible College in Business Management Ethics with a minor in Religious Studies. She has studied hospice and palliative care in London and Scotland and was licensed in 2009 as a clinical hypnotherapist by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Her honors include Outstanding El Reno Citizen, and she has served El Reno education as a Regent for the Redlands Community College and El Reno Public Schools school board member.
Myers has been married to Mark Myers for 45 years. They have two daughters, Jani Jones and Holli Nelson, and a granddaughter.
Julie Erb-Alvarez is a graduate from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology in 1997 from OU Health Sciences Center. After graduation, Erb-Alvarez served in a number of health-related areas, including epidemiologist and director of the Oklahoma Tribal Center and area epidemiologist for Indian Health Service Oklahoma City area office. From 2004-2005 she served as epidemiologist at Belau National Hospital, Ministry of Health in Koror, Republic of Palau. From February of 2014 to March of 2015, she was deployed with the medical unit under supervision of the Office of the Surgeon General as the unit attacked the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, West Africa.
Erb-Alvarez currently serves as area epidemiologist for Indian Health Service, Oklahoma City area office. She and her husband, Naun Alvarez have been married for more than 13 years and have a daughter, Lili Mae, who will turn 10 in November.