Hall of Honor inductees and representatives: Robin Wach, Bob Stockinger and Becky Wagner, representing the late Carole Stockinger; the Rev. Sean Horrigan; Sandra Yandell and Laura Yandell, representing Mark Yandell; Constable Phil Sandlin and Robert Marling.
Stressing the link between the accomplishments of successive generations, Dobie Principal Franklin Moses thanked four new alumni inductees into the school’s Hall of Honor on Friday night for providing the inspiration for future graduates to pursue successful careers.
“You have shown a tremendous commitment to excellence,” Moses told the inductees. “You are the very best that Dobie has to offer.”
The group was the fourth to be inducted since the Dobie Hall of Honor was established in 2013. Inductees included banker Robert Marling, Class of 1974; research scientist Dr. Mark Yandell, Class of 1983; the Rev. Sean Horrigan, Class of 1984; and Harris County Constable Phil Sandlin, Class of 1987.
The late Carole Stockinger, a longtime English teacher at Dobie, will also be inducted into the educators’ section. Stockinger, only the fourth teacher to receive the honor, was represented at the ceremony by her husband, Bob Stockinger, and by daughters Becky Wagner and Robin Wach.
Yandell, a profession of human genetics at the University of Utah, was represented by his mother, Sandra Yandell, and his sister, Laura Yandell.
Marling is currently chairman and CEO of Woodforest Financial Group, Inc., the parent firm for Woodforest National Bank. The Rev. Horrigan has served as pastor of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church and Parish in the Cypress area for the past 12 years. Sandlin has served as constable for Precinct 8 since 2011.
Stockinger, who taught at Dobie from 1991 until her death in 2007, is well remembered for starting and sponsoring the Étalage, an award-winning literary magazine featuring poems, artwork and stories produced by Dobie students.
Addressing an audience in the Dobie auditorium, Moses spoke of the many times students have stood in front of the Hall of Honor display and told of their desire to be selected for induction someday.
“And you know what?” Moses said. “They probably will. And each of you will have play a role in the future greatness of those current students.”
Two former Dobie principals, Frank Braden and Steve Jamail, attended the ceremony, as did the Pasadena ISD’s new superintendent, Dr. DeeAnn Powell.
Dobie Principal Franklin Moses invited the inductees to unwrap their plaque plates in front of the Hall of Honor display.
Sandra Yandell and her daughter, Laura, anchor the picture plate for Dr. Mark Yandell to the Hall of Honor wall.
Dobie JROTC cadets present the colors at the start of the ceremony.
The Dobie choir sings the National Anthem.
Inductees and family representatives are introduced to the audience: Becky Wagner, Robin Wach, Phil Sandlin, the Rev. Sean Horrigan, Laura Yandell and Robert Marling.
The Rev. Emory Gadd, a previous inductee for community service, greets the audience as the master of ceremonies.
Alumni inductee Robert Marling, Class of 1974, and Franklin Moses.
Laura Yandell, representing alumni inductee Dr. Mark Yandell, Class if 1983.
Alumni inductee The Rev. Sean Horrigan, Class of 1984.
Alumni inductee Constable Phil Sandlin, Class of 1987
Robin Wach and Becky Wagner, representing their late mom, teacher inductee Carol Stockinger, joined by Supt. Dr. DeeAnn Powell.
Constable Phil Sandlin speaks on behalf of the inductees.
Dobie Principal Franklin Moses addresses the audience.
The 2016 inductee party sings the Dobie alma mater at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Dobie Assistant Principal Mike Van Essen entertains a future Longhorn.
Phil Sandlin with South Belt-Ellington-Leader publisher Marie Flickinger, herself a past Dobie Hall of Honor inductee as a community volunteer.
Robert Marling with Franklin Moses and Pasadena ISD Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell.
Bob Stockinger with two of his late wife's Dobie teaching colleagues: Sandra Lengefeld and Jean Ann Williams.
INDUCTEE PHOTO ALBUMS
Dr. Mark Yandell
The Rev. Sean Horrigan
Constable Phil Sandlin