• The 2023 Coleman ISD Hall of Honor Banquet will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023.

    Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 11, 2023 when we we will be resuming our Hall of Honor Induction tradition.  The district will continue to accept nominations up until November 1, 2022 for the 2023 banquet.  Nomination forms are available on the CISD website, www.colemanisd.net, under the ‘Hall of Honor’ tab.  All current and previous nominations submitted will be considered for the next induction ceremony.

    The Coleman ISD Hall of Honor was established to recognize individuals of the Coleman ISD’s family who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to Coleman ISD or whose life achievements have brought honor and value to the district. We look forward to gathering once again in the future to honor our distinguished alumni and faculty.

    12/06/2021
    2022 Coleman I.S.D. Hall of Honor Recipients Announced
    The Coleman I.S.D. Hall of Honor selection committee has selected five nominees to be inducted into the CISD 2022 Hall of Honor.  The nomination forms for those that were submitted but not selected will carry over to next year and will be eligible for the 2023 Hall of Honor.  The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022.  All proceeds will benefit the Coleman I.S.D. Education Foundation.

    The Coleman Independent School District Hall of Honor is proud to announce the Hall of Honor Class for 2022.


    MARIANA WILSON JONES
    Mariana graduated Coleman High School in 1953.  In high school, she danced in school plays and productions as well as being the drum major of the marching band.  She is also recognized for being one of the first to dress up as a “Bluecat” mascot.  She studied dance in New York City and taught dance lessons throughout her life.  When Mariana returned to Coleman in 1969, she invested her time working on civic improvements for the City of Coleman. She started the Coleman Summer Recreation Program in the early 1970’s and worked diligently with the City to secure funding for the construction of a new City Pool and tennis courts which are still in use today. She taught at Coleman High School in the 1980’s where she founded and directed the CHS Drill Team. Mariana later taught school in Austin until her retirement in 2004.


    RICHARD LANE
    Richard (Rick) graduated Valedictorian of the CHS Class of 1962. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering.  After 3 years in the military, Rick began a 32-year career at 3M Corporation. He started out as a shift supervisor and worked his way up to hold positions of Plant Manager, Division Manufacturing Manager in Minnesota, International Manufacturing Manager in Belgium, and Manufacturing Director in Minnesota.  He spent seven years managing 3M businesses around the world, including China, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela before his retirement in 2003.


    PATRICIA SMITH ROBINSON
    Pat graduated from CHS in 1957.  Following graduation, she began her career at Choate Enterprises in Abilene, TX. Pat was then hired for a secretarial position by ABCO Industries, Inc., a boiler manufacturer. Twenty-four years later when her employment ended at ABCO, she held the position of Vice President of ABCO and President of its sister company, Global Boiler and Mechanical, Inc. Pat co-founded Rentech Boiler Services, Inc. which employed over 200 employees. While at Rentech Boiler, she served on the board of National Petrochemical and Refineries Association, a world-wide organization headquartered in Washington D.C.  Before leaving Rentech, she had been appointed by Gov. Perry as the first woman to serve on the State of Texas Boiler Board. Pat mediated disputes in Canada, negotiated contracts with the Mafia on Key Largo, and met with some of the largest oil/gas companies from all over the world.


    ESTELL WILLIAM (E.W.) SCOTT
    E.W. Scott received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University in 1934 followed by a Master's Degree in Education from Texas Christian University. E.W. was hired to teach Vocational Agriculture at Coleman High School in 1943.  Two years later,  he became principal of Coleman High School and served in that position for 23 years. During his 25 years in Coleman ISD, E.W. influenced multiple generations of students who passed through Coleman High School.  He was well known as a mentor and advisor long after students graduated.  E.W. was also very active in the Coleman community. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and National, State, and Local Retired Teachers Associations. He was a long-time member and officer of the Kiwanis Club, was a member of the Coleman County Hereford Association, the Coleman Rodeo Association and the Texas A&M Former Students Association.  In 1988, he was selected as Coleman County Rural Citizen of the Year.


    JIM ALLISON SMITH
    Jim Smith graduated Coleman High School in 1957. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BBA in Accounting. In 1966, Jim was recruited as Comptroller at Tracor, Inc., Austin's first high tech company where he served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and Chief Financial Officer at Tracor until its sale in 1987.  He then served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alamo Group, Inc. in Sequin. Both companies are multi-million-dollar companies with Alamo having net sales of over $1.4 billion. Jim served on several large corporate boards as well as many civic boards in the Austin area.  Jim was fondly remembered as being a man of integrity, honesty and humility.