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Mission Statement

Tiger Pride Alumni Association, Ltd., a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to assisting the school of Richland County Community Unit District No. 1, Counties of Richland and Wayne, or its successor: by supporting the educational endeavors of all employees, active or retired; by assisting the current student base (all ages) with appropriate grants; and by granting scholarships for its alumni. We rely on the generous support of our Alumni and volunteer efforts of our Board of Directors.

Richland County High School
East Richland High School
East Richland High School
Richland County High School
Marshall Provines - Lifetime Award
Lee Grubb - Lifetime Award
Frank Wagner - Lifetime Award
Claribel Benson - Lifetime Award
Bernie Edwards - Lifetime Award
Margaret Griffin - Lifetime Award
Fred Noerenberg - Lifetime Award
Tom Weber - Lifetime Award
Tiger Pride Reception 2015
Tiger Pride Reception 2015
Tiger Pride Reception 2015
Tiger Pride Reception 2015
Tiger Pride Reception 2015

2019 Scholarship Winners

Founding Corporate Sponsor

Robert Lemke, Ready Cable, Inc.

The directors of TPAA are delighted to announce the corporate sponsorship of Ready Cable, Inc., owned by Robert Lemke, a 1960 graduate of East Richland High School. 


Mr. Lemke founded Ready Cable in the early 1980s.   Serving the southwest of America, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company now provides a diverse array of manufacturing and engineering services as well as providing a variety of concrete-related products.


To learn more, visit the Ready Cable website:

Twenty students from the Class of 2019 were awarded $1000 each from the Tiger Pride Alumni Association. To read more about the awards ceremony and to see a complete listing of the students receiving the award, click here.

Thank You

Class of 1965

The Class of 1965 made a generous $1000 donation to the Tiger Pride Alumni Association.  Thank you so much for giving back to our community and helping the students of the Richland County Community Unit School District.

Mr. Lemke, a major contributor to the Tiger Alumni Center’s scholarship drives for the past five years, said that he was very happy to provide a “Kick-Start”, with a very generous donation of $5,000, for such a worthy organization. In October 2016, Mr. Lemke donated an additional $5,000.


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