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
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.