Clark, Coats Named to Wall of Fame

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B.C. Clark Jr. and Andrew M. Coats have been named to the 1998 Wall of Fame by the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation. They will be recognized at a black-tie dinner Oct. 22 at the Marriott. The dinner will be at 7 p.m., following a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception.

Clark is chairman of the board of B. C. Clark Inc., a family- owned retail jewelry firm celebrating more than 100 years in business in Oklahoma.

Coats is dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. The foundation has honored outstanding alumni of the Oklahoma City Public Schools since 1985. Money from the Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards dinners helps fund scholarships and provide resources for foundation programs and activities. Dinner reservations are $125 per person and checks may be mailed to the foundation, 525 NW 13th St., Oklahoma City 73103. Clark is the son of pioneer parents who settled in Purcell, Indian Territory, in 1892. Other than a period of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, his 66 years with his family's jewelry business has been unbroken. He has been active in the Last Frontier Council of Boy Scouts, Downtown Kiwanis Club, Oklahoma City Retailers Association, Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Retail Jewelers Association, which he served as president and which presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. …