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Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 22, 2006
Dr. Leroy Heinrich Reception
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1950 CHS Grad Visited With Classmates Here Saturday

The "best brain to have graduated from Collinsville High School" to quote Howell Wilson, past Superintendent of Schools, to describe Dr. Leroy Heinrichs. The Stanford Professor (Americus, Active) was welcomed by friends and classmates of the Class of 1950. The reception was held at the Collinsville Library on Saturday, April 22 and attended by seventeen.

Dr. Heinrich grew up on a dairy farm north of Collinsville. After graduating from CHS in 1950 he attended Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. There he attended pharmacy school with one of his classmates, Fondine Jackson.

His medical degree came from the University of Oklahoma and his first work was with Washington State University. He later became a part of the medical staff at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

He is the Past Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University and is, also, the Associate Director of SUMMITT (Stanford University Medical Media and Information Technologies). His present project is developing and using virtual worlds for training health care professionals (doctors, nurses, intern, etc). His work takes him all over the world expecially Sweden, Germany and the United States.

Ron Evans, Class of '55, introduced Dr. Heinrichs to his CHS 1950 classmates in attendence: John and Maggie Butts, George and Delores Sallee, Bob and Ellen Moore, H.M and Norma Rogers, Curtis and Donna Hadley, Lola Gaylord Reeves, Norma Buchfink Sappington, Will Just, Ernie Reimer, Mary Harris Williams, and Ann Bryant White.

Dr. Leroy Heinrich
The photo above shows Leroy Heinrich in the 1940s with his FFA ribbons. The 1948 story below gives specifics of a few of those ribbons.
Photos and story above
submitted by Ron Evans