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FEATURES 7 OCUPD Blue: Law Enforcement at its Finest 9 OCU LAW: Creating Character 16 Museum Assignment Never Ends, Nor do the Lessons 20 If Walls Could Talk page 25

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Christine Dillon Leslie Berger Rod Jones Rich Tortorelli Lechelle Calderwood Kevin Miller Issei Aoyama Kendra Barreda Leslie Berger Rod Jones Kimberley Mlinar Rich Tortorelli

Tom McDaniel President, Oklahoma City University Art Cotton Vice President for University Advancement Sandy Cotton Senior Director of Development Dale Ross Planned Giving Specialist Jackie Miller ’85, MBA ’90, JD ’91 President, OCU Alumni Board

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Oklahoma City University pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and employees with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Room 205 of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building, telephone (405) 208-5831, coordinates the university's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.


OCU This issue of FOCUS Magazine has a theme: service to others. At OCU we call it Servant Leadership and it is imbedded in everything we do. From the classroom to the office of financial aid, from the chapel to our performance venues we seek to instill a sense of service and support. Our history has provided great role models. President C.Q. Smith and his brother, Bishop W. Angie Smith, reached out to Native American tribes and opened international doors. Dr. Jerald Walker built on that foundation, encouraging Powwows on campus and Native American enrollment, and promoting creation of international programs that have made us a leader in business education around the world for more than 25 years. The establishment of Saint Paul School of Theology at OCU is a more recent example of serving. It is our goal to provide a seminary for those called to preach and to fill pulpits in our state and beyond. The United Methodist Church has generously supported this effort, as it has the university from its inception. Now in its second year the seminary has a growing enrollment, great faculty and robust leadership in Dr. Elaine Robinson, Dean of the School. In its 105-year history, Oklahoma City University has shaped thousands of young lives who have gone on to do amazing things. Each year at homecoming, we single out a few to honor at our Distinguished



Alumni Awards celebration. This year’s group included alums from all around the world. We’ve featured them on page 13. You’ll also find a story in this issue about our law school and the emphasis its faculty and students place on serving others on page 9. Students are encouraged to participate in pro bono clinic work and our graduates imbue their careers with a spirit of service, in the case of 1986 grad Amy Ganet, by working directly with underserved segments of the community. Protecting and serving is something our new Oklahoma City University Police Department has done for as many years as anyone can remember. They operate with courage and compassion, but until recently they did so as a security force, not a full-fledged police department. Learn about the transition and what it means to OCU in our story on page 7. Another project we’re embarking on that will ultimately be of service others by helping to alleviate the global nursing shortage is the new addition to the Kramer School of Nursing. We broke ground on that in October and the project will add three stories and 50,000 square feet of space, primarily classrooms and labs including mock hospital rooms where students can practice their skills in a simulation setting. The project will cost approximately $8.5 million, which has already been raised through grants and private donations. The donors include Herman and LaDonna Meinders, the Inasmuch Foundation, Mabee Foundation, St. Anthony Hospital, Drs. Marvel and Paul Williamson, Drs. Lois and John Salmeron, Dr. Jim and Jean Hartsuck and the Mary K. Chapman Foundation. We are now pursuing an opportunity to move Oklahoma City University School of Law downtown, into the Fred Jones Building at Classen and Main. This would give our

law students incredible access to the law firms and courthouses located downtown and would also anchor a portion of the city’s “Core to Shore” initiative and be the building block for the creation of a legal corridor in the city. The new Devon Boathouse, Home of OCU Rowing, and all the exciting and ambitious plans for downtown make us proud to be a part of the future of our city. As you can see, even in belt-tightening days that we have all experienced in the recent economic downturn, there are still opportunities for us to move forward as a university, to attract great students and faculty, and to provide servant leaders for this generation and those that follow. Finally, I want to draw your attention to page 27 of this magazine, our Honor Roll of Donors. These are the people and organizations that make the things we dream possible. Their generosity supports scholarships, our endowment, special projects, campus improvements and all of that leads to a better educational experience for our students, which is why we are all here. We sincerely thank each of you. Sincerely,

Tom McDaniel President Oklahoma City University



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Nursing School Groundbreaking

The Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new addition in October. The new structure will connect with the current nursing school building at N.W. 27th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. The additional space, according to nursing school Dean Marvel Williamson, is necessary because of the program’s rising enrollment and the nation’s rising demand for nurses. “We’ve seen a 382 percent growth in enrollment over the past few years,” Williamson noted. “Because we accept all qualified

applicants and let them begin without waiting on a list, it was just a matter of time before we outgrew our current building. That’s good news—with the country’s severe shortage of nurses, we hope to enroll even more.” The building will add 50,000 square feet of space with three stories. Most of the new space will be used for classrooms and labs. The building will have 10 classrooms, six seminar rooms and three labs. The labs will include mock hospital rooms where students can practice their skills in a simulation setting, Williamson said. The project will cost approximately $8.5 million, most of which has already been raised through


grants and private donations. The donors include Herman and LaDonna Meinders, the Inasmuch Foundation, Mabee Foundation, St. Anthony Hospital, Drs. Marvel and Paul Williamson, Drs. Lois and John Salmeron, Dr. Jim and Jean Hartsuck and the Mary K. Chapman Foundation. Starsky has Landed

Oklahoma City University unveiled its new mascot after the Stars Homecoming men’s basketball game. The mascot was held secret from those not involved in creating it, but student and mascot committee member Eli Coronis released a few details before the game to generate interest. A large-screen slideshow projection immediately after the game showed historic photos of OCU from Starsky the Ram its roots in the early 1900s date is Aries the ram. It’s also a to modern times. A “live” symbol of leadership, strength and video followed showing a comet flying along the down- competition. There aren’t many schools in our area that use the town Oklahoma City skyline ram as their mascot, so we thought and landing in the Quad Lawn in it would be the perfect choice for the middle of campus. OCU,” Coronis said. Actors dressed in HAZMAT coveralls and OCU police officers rolled the comet to the center of the Henry Best-Selling Author Visits OCU Best-Selling Author Lisa See, J. Freede Wellness and Activity author of Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower Center, the site of the homecoming games. Pyrotechnics lit up the arena and the Secret Fan and On Gold Mountain visited OCU in September before the comet split open and to talk about her novels. A ChineseStarsky the ram emerged. American culture expert, See incor“We thought long and hard porates her culture into her work. about what we wanted the mascot Her latest work, Shanghai Girls, to be and came up with many was an instant New York Times best reasons to make it a ram,” Coronis seller and tells the story of two said. The first reason is the date Chinese sisters who leave their city imprinted on the cornerstone of when the Japanese attack during Epworth University, the precursor the late 1930s. The young women to Oklahoma City University. The make their way to the streets of Los cornerstone was set on April 1, 1903. Angeles and struggle to live in their “The astrological sign for that new homes. fOCUS

OCU Dedicated New Cross and Mace

The Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel at Oklahoma City University hosted a dedication ceremony in October for its new altar cross and mace. The new cross and mace were custom-designed and hand-carved for the university. Rodney Newman, campus chaplain, said the two pieces are beautiful artistic expressions of OCU’s ideals. Local woodcarver Haven Mankin made both pieces. Mankin has done work for several churches and was featured in the Oklahoma Heritage Association magazine in April. The cross is of Celtic design featuring intricate knots and a “triquetra,” three interlocking ovals representing the Holy Trinity. Mankin used OCU’s Cross four types of wood including olivewood imported from Bethlehem, Israel. The cross stands nearly three feet tall. Mankin said he was sensitive to the design of the original mace when designing the new one. “An important symbol of the Office of the President of Oklahoma City University, the new mace reuses two important elements from the original which brings continuity into this important symbol and speaks to the longevity of OCU as an institution,” he said. “Addressing purity, no stains or paints were used—only the natural colors of beautiful hardwoods show through a simple clear wax finish.” Mankin said he chose to use olivewood in both pieces because the “Biblical wood comes from trees that bear fruit, as the university bears fruit in education.”

Washington National Opera Names OCU Alum Sarah Coburn 2009 Artist of Year

Sarah Coburn (MM ’01) has been named 2009 Artist of the Year by the Washington National Opera. The award was announced by Plácido Domingo at the opera company’s annual Board of Trustees dinner. Domingo praised Coburn, who made her WNO debut in the company’s 2008 production of Tamerlano, where she played Asteria opposite Domingo’s Bajazet. The Artist of the Year award salutes young artists who have displayed exceptional artistic merit in their appearances with WNO, and recognizes their professional growth and development. Since the award’s inception in 1977, recipients have included mezzosoprano Frederica von Stade, conductor John Mauceri, soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. Praised as “blissfully sublime” by Opera News, Sarah Coburn is noted for her “precision placement, mercury speed, and a gorgeous liquid gold tone, gilded by a thrilling top and bottom register” (The Globe and Mail). Following her performances in the title role of “Lucie de Lammermoor” at Glimmerglass Opera, the New York Observer noted “she turns out to have John Grisham


qualities that have made legends out of so many of her predecessors, from Adelina Patti to Maria Callas: stage charisma, a thrilling upper register and, crucially, a fearlessness about abandoning herself to opera’s most abandoned heroine ... this is a palpably exciting voice ... Ms. Coburn is a budding prima donna of exceptional promise.” She received her master of music degree in vocal performance from the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, studying with Professor Larry Keller. Law School Brings John Grisham to Campus

Bestselling author John Grisham spoke at OCU’s Henry J. Freede Wellness Center. In his program, titled “The Innocent Man and Wrongful Convictions in America,” Grisham told the story of his blockbuster non-fiction book, The Innocent Man, which recounts the saga of the wrongful conviction and ultimate exoneration of two Oklahomans, Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz. Based on his experience writing this book, Grisham has become dedicated to supporting programs throughout the nation to identify and correct wrongful convictions. The event was the first in a series of efforts to establish one such center at OCU LAW.


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OCU Takes the Helm of Another Water Sport— Sailing

In the wake of tremendous success with its rowing program, Oklahoma City University has launched another nautical sport—sailing. The OCU Sailing Club is working to become a full-fledged competitive sailing team with several regattas already under its belt. Founding member and coach Glede Holman said the course is charted for quick growth at its Lake Hefner headquarters thanks to the help of various groups. “We’ve had a lot of interest from people who have ties to the university, including several students here now,” Holman said. “Alumni, faculty, staff—the interest for a sailing club came from all directions. And with support coming from other groups, we knew it was time to get going.” Within a month after its first meeting in February, the OCU Sailing Club had 21 people ready to join, the Oklahoma City Boat Club offering to help and it even participated in its first competition, the Bedlam Regatta hosted by Oklahoma State University on Lake Carl Blackwell in March. The club became an Intercollegiate Sailing Association member and obtained a couple of practice boats through donations. Major Hollywood Film Producer Speaks to Students, Public

The producer of numerous Hollywood blockbusters visited Oklahoma City University Oct. 30 to give students and the local 8

community a look at filmmaking. Bob Ducsay, who has produced or edited more than two dozen films including all of The Mummy movies, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and The Jungle Book visited with film and theater students and gave a public presentation on special effects for film, as well as his work in transitioning from an editor to a producer. Fritz Kiersch, department chair for OCU’s Moving Image Arts Program, said Ducsay’s work as an editor gives him far more technical knowledge than most producers. Kiersch, who directed Children of the Corn among various other films, previously worked with Ducsay. Meinders School of Business Inducts Five into Hall of Honor

Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business honored five local business leaders at its annual Oklahoma Commerce & Industry Hall of Honor luncheon. The 2009 inductees are Harold Hamm, recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award; C. Stephen Lynn, Chairman’s Award; Robert Z. Naifeh, President’s Award; Bart Conner, Entrepreneurial Spirit Award; and Judy Love, Lifetime Achievement Award. “The 2009 inductees personify business success and personal excellence,” said Vince Orza, Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business dean. “They have built companies from scratch, developed their businesses to a level ranking them among the best in the nation, become philanthropists whose wealth has helped others and achieved greatness in multiple fields. The accomplishments and generosity of these five individuals makes them role models for students in the Meinders School of Business and all of America.” fOCUS

Distinguished Speaker Shares Ideas on Global Strategy

Erik Peterson, a specialist in long-range global strategy initiatives, gave a public presentation at OCU in October as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Peterson is the senior vice president and director of the Global Strategy Institute at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He discussed his organizations’ project called “Seven Revolutions: Exploring the World of 2025.” “The Global Strategy Institute has identified some crucial elements that the world should address,” said Harbour Winn, director of the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature at OCU. World-Renowned Ballet Instructor Deems OCU ‘Finest in the Country’

David Howard returned to the Oklahoma City University campus this summer to teach at the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management’s “Learning Intensive in American Dance.” Howard holds an Honorary Doctor of Performing Arts from OCU. He taught alongside internationally-renowned dance accompanist Steven Mitchell and the nationally-recognized OCU dance faculty. The workshop was created for dance instructors and high school students ages 15 to 18 who are serious about studying dance. Howard said he enjoyed returning to OCU. “I received an honorary doctorate degree from OCU in 1999 and it’s been wonderful to see all the people that were part of that. This is a fabulous program. The school has a reputation of being the finest of its kind in the country and it is.”

OCU OCUPD Blue Law Enforcement

at its Finest

By Rod Jones

Rick Hall, vice president of OCU Student Affairs, talks with OCU police officer Cheri Bolz in front of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building.


CU Police Chief Lyndel Harris said when looking at the list of positives versus negatives, the transition from a security department to a police department made perfect sense. “It seemed that the best way to ensure a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff was a switch to a certified police force,� Harris said. The chief, who began his police career in Waurika, Okla., has been keeping an eye on the campus since 1987 and was one of the people tasked with presenting a proposal to the university president. The process began in 2001.

Harris pointed out a few of the many advantages of having a full-fledged police department on campus: Access to crime alerts and records from across the nation, more and better officer training, more authority and better collaboration with other city emergency agencies. Perhaps the biggest benefit, however, is the improved officer retention.



“The officers love it because they get more status and benefits working the career they love. It’s difficult to retain security officers because they generally want to become police officers within a few years. We don’t have that issue anymore,” Harris said. Most of the former security officers stayed with OCU and went through the official training process. To remain with the force they are required to take continuing education each year, another safety benefit over the security department status. The OCUPD has access to crime alerts and records from all over the nation, which makes it easier to find stolen goods like computers and electronic equipment. The department can now run background reports on arrested individuals, or vehicle tag numbers and serial numbers from suspected stolen goods through the system. It also has more crimefighting gear like a “bird’s-eye” campus-wide camera system controlled from the central office and better police vehicles. The department has 13 police officers and four dispatchers. There is at least one officer and one dispatcher on duty at all times including nights, weekends and holidays. Its jurisdiction covers N.W. 23rd Street to N.W. 30th Street, and



Classen Boulevard to Pennsylvania Avenue, an area slightly larger than the campus. Rick Hall, vice president of student affairs, was another part of the transition proposal process, and is pleased with its success. Hall said the department’s exceptional record speaks for itself. “We’ve been fortunate not to have had any major incidents here,” Hall said. “It’s a peaceful, safe campus, which was the most important goal.” Hall said a new police station near the university main entrance at N.W. 23rd Street and Blackwelder Avenue is being considered. While noting that statistics proving the advantage over the alternative are tough to quantify, Hall said things like a growing student retention rate and comments from campus community members have proven the police department’s worth. “People feel safe and like it here,” he said. “Creating a police department is another victory, another home run, in a string of things we’ve tackled lately.” l


“I think it ’s terrific that Oklahoma City University offers these programs for students. All of them are much-needed and it ’s good to instill the importance of giving back while the students are in law school so they know when they begin their law career that every year they should set aside time to provide services to the community.” Bob Ross, president and CEO of the Inasmuch Foundation

OCU LAW Creating Character By Leslie Berger and Rod Jones


n an article entitled “The Ideal Lawyer,” posted on the web version of The Atlantic, author David J. Brewer said “Were I called upon to name the one element most important in the make-up of the ideal lawyer, I should unhesitatingly say, Character.” Popular culture often depicts attorneys in one of two ways: either Armani-clad and cutthroat, often at the peril of those they represent, or as the perfect ideal— think Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Oklahoma City University, with its century-plus commitment to creating servant leaders— members of the community for whom giving back is critically important—strives to produce the latter. Certainly scores of law alums have gone on to incredible, highpowered careers. Scores more have returned to their hometowns and

become respected counselors and resources for their communities. They all leave OCU with a firm understanding that service must be a part of their lives, regardless of where their careers take them. Assembled here are just a few of the thousands of examples of what service means to the students and graduates of Oklahoma City University School of Law. Student Law Group Helps Senior Citizens

The OCU School of Law Elder Law Association is a group of students that holds workshops at a local senior shelter and retirement homes to help residents file important legal documents. Monica Tanzey, a third-year law student, said she saw a need for this organization when she served her internship at AARP and clerked at the Oklahoma Senior Law Resource Center. fOCUS

“The people I worked for said they wished there was a law- student group that could help elderly people in need,” Tanzey said. “After working with area senior citizens, it became clear that there is a local need for these services, and students could benefit by volunteering as well.” Tanzey explained that while classroom experience is great for “learning the law, analyzing legal issues and testing” when learning the legal profession, working in the field is a necessary part of the educational process as a way to gain experience interacting with clients. She formed the Elder Law Association during the fall 2008 semester Monica Tanzey 11

“I think it ’s terrific that Oklahom offers these programs for students much-needed and it ’s good to ins of giving back while the students a they know when they begin their l year they should set aside time to the community.” and recruited about 20 fellow students. The association has held workshops at the Sunbeam Family Services senior citizen emergency shelter and has scheduled similar sessions at Grace Living Center. Sunbeam Family Services senior shelter is open to those who have been abused or neglected. The law association plans to hold workshops throughout the summer at other local retirement centers. Law students help the elderly with issues like advanced healthcare directives, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “These can be complex issues and the paperwork might be confusing for some people,” Tanzey added. Volunteers are trained at the school for the specific topics they will address. She said the students must agree to abide by association rules and show an interest in helping. The association is building a foundation to continue its services well into the future with fundraisers for materials. It obtained funding and approval from the OCU School of Law Student Bar Association to operate for at least the 2009-10 school year. Tanzey said the Elder Law Association has seen many favorable results already with workshops helping multiple seniors at a time. “I’m amazed at the good we’re doing in the community,” she said. Law Grad Helps Children Find Homes

Amy Genet, a 1986 OCU LAW graduate, now lives in Florida and works for the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Genet represents neglected children on their quests for good homes. “I feel like it’s my mission,” she said. “Attorneys find their niche in


their own ways, and this feels like my calling.” Genet has been with the organization, the only one of its kind in the U.S., for eight years. She started working with the grant-funded program when it began in 2001. Its initial focus was on children in foster care from birth to three Amy Genet years of age. Due to its success, it has since blossomed to include children up to 12 years old, and its staff size has doubled. The organization handles cases of as many as 35 children at a time, and does not turn away any eligible children. The legal work may include education advocacy if needed. Genet said the attorneys do their best through heavy litigation to make sure foster children are placed in appropriate, “forever” homes. More times than not, the children are placed with relatives. “Having done this for so long, you see the importance of children finding good homes early on,” she said. “Otherwise, later in life they are less mentally prepared and less independent, so several other societal problems could arise.” Genet was born and raised in Florida. She decided to attend Oklahoma City University even though she had never been to the state before a campus visit. “I wanted to go somewhere different than my home state. I received a brochure from OCU and thought the Gold Star building was amazing. Everything I read about the law school was impressive,” she said. “We took a two-day drive to visit and couldn’t find the place— we started thinking it was all a big


joke. But when we finally found it and looked it over, it felt like I would really enjoy going to school there.” She started her legal career as an intern in the City of Oklahoma City Municipal Court system before becoming a prosecuting attorney. She moved back to Florida and took that state’s bar exam and settled down with a family of her own. While helping other people’s children find permanency, she settled into a satisfying career. “There are those days when I wonder if I’m making a difference, but when I see the pictures on my office bulletin board of kids we’ve helped, I’m inspired to continue,” she said. Pro Bono Opportunities for Students

Oklahoma City University law students soak up tremendous knowledge from their textbooks and class lectures every semester, but much of the heart and soul of their learning comes from the school’s pro bono clinics. Third-year law student Deborah Hupfer said OCU’s Immigration Law Clinic has reaffirmed her decision to practice immigration law. “Until you get a chance to try it, you have no way to know if you like it or not,” she explained. “Doing a job I enjoy is more important to me than making tons of money.” Hupfer decided to attend OCU because of the opportunity to work with clients through the clinic. “I encourage all law students

ma City University s. All of them are still the importance are in law school so law career that every o provide services to to take a clinic,” she said. “It’s the best experience I’ve had in law school. I’ve learned more in these four months than in the past two years.” Hupfer completed her five credit-hour clinic in May, averaging about 20 hours per week with the clinic. She continued to work with clinic-partner Catholic Charities during the summer and hopes to continue volunteering a few hours a week with the clinic to follow up with ongoing cases until she graduates. The Immigration Law Clinic pairs students with clients at the Catholic Charities Immigration

Christina Misner-Pollard

Assistance Program. Students work in groups of two under faculty supervision to assist with family-based visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence, immigrant petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, applications for naturalization, securing special visas for crime victims, human trafficking visas, refugees in adjusting status, hardship applications for waivers of inadmissibility and appearance in immigration court. Clinical Instructor Christina Misner-Pollard said the clinic

gives students several educational advantages. “Working in the trenches, hands-on, with real clients and real cases, with lives at stake, is an irreplaceable advantage for a future lawyer,” she said. “Law students must learn many areas of substantive law to become competent attorneys, but they also must learn a valuable set of skills. Ethics rules weave inseparably with these skills and the best way to learn how to be an effective, ethical attorney is to practice the skills in real-life scenarios.” More than half of the clinic’s clientele are immigrants who are victims of domestic violence or other serious crimes requiring students to acquire additional and challenging skills, Misner-Pollard said. Since the creation of the clinic in 2007, OCU students have not had any denied applications through the Immigration and Nationality Act which provides immigration relief for abused immigrants. “This is evidence of the highquality work the students are doing,” Misner-Pollard said. “It means that six abused women will get their green cards soon and they would not have had such an opportunity if it weren’t for the hard work of the clinic students.” The Native American community is another beneficiary of pro bono programs at OCU Law. The Native American Legal Resource Center serves tribal governments and multiple needs in Indian Country. The school’s externship helps students gain valuable skills while benefiting tribal land owners as students prepare wills for them free of charge. Students set up a mobile work station and produce as many as 15 wills in one day. The grantees have sometimes


shown their appreciation by bringing the students lunch, fry bread or corn soup. The Native American Victims Rights Clinic reaches out to victims of crime. The four credit-hour clinic, which had four participating students last spring, is small by design to ensure protection and high quality representation for victims. Students spend time in the classroom learning about safety, Native American cultural issues, criminal procedure, American Indian jurisdiction and victims’ rights before helping clients. Casey Ross-Petherick, assistant director of the Native American Legal Resource Center, said the clinic is life changing for students. “I like that students’ paths have been changed by substance and enhanced by a basic skill set,” she said. Ross-Petherick said the clinic is deeply rewarding for students and clients. “If it weren’t for the clinic, our clients wouldn’t have any attorneys at all,” she noted. “There are not a lot of people practicing victims’ rights out there because there’s no money in it.” The clinic takes cases from tribal referral agencies and from district attorneys. Ross-Petherick explained that prosecutors often don’t spend a lot of time with victims and students play a key role in gathering information for prosecutors and translating information back to the victims. “The clinic has a personal impact on students,” she said. “They see how much their work is needed and they do better work because of it. It becomes all that much more important to get it right when you realize how much your work is needed.” l


Oklahoma City Uninversity Service to Others Walking the Walk in the Hedrick Home By Rod Jones

Editor’s note: The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy honored Oklahomans who have made a difference in the lives of children and youth at its banquet in April. Among those honored were Liz Hedrick and her husband, Walt, for their service to children in need.


t’s one thing to dedicate a few hours a week to a charitable cause. It’s another to make it your job. And it’s yet another thing to dedicate day and night to the cause of helping young people along their paths through life. For Liz Hedrick, Oklahoma City University associate vice president of administrative services, the first four years of her marriage were spent helping children in trouble. She and her husband, Walt, were the first houseparents of the Cleveland County Juvenile Shelter in Norman, Okla., in the late 1960s. “Houseparents do everything—they’re basically surrogate parents for children who have no other place to go,” Hedrick said. “It could be the middle of the night when someone had to be picked up from the police station or jail. We got up every morning to make everyone breakfast and made dinner every night. Meanwhile, I was working as a special education teacher and Walt was a county juvenile officer. “It took a lot of patience and was difficult at times, but it was the most rewarding experience you could imagine.”



Rewarding, Hedrick said, because the positive changes far outnumbered the negative. The couple was responsible for the domestic well-being of as many as 20 children at a time, some who stayed for a single night and others who stayed for several weeks. They ranged in age from infants to 18-year-olds. Some stayed in the shelter because they were in legal trouble, while others simply had no other family to take care of them or were terribly abused. But they all had one thing in common—the desperate need for help in the developing years of their lives. “It sounds strange, but we just thought that’s what everyone did. We enjoyed helping people, and it was encouraging to see all the good that came of it. That’s what kept us going for so long,” Hedrick continued. Even on the one weekend a month they had off, which was a rare occurrence, the Hedricks often took the children to the lake for a sailing or camping excursion. It’s been almost 40 years since they left the juvenile shelter—she for a career in education, he to become a juvenile services administrator—but the recognition from those days keeps coming. They were recently honored as the “Legends of Crossroads” award recipients for their efforts. Looking back on those times, Hedrick said she has absolutely no regrets for giving up so much time and energy to the cause. She certainly has many interesting stories. Some are sad like the children who committed suicide: one child did so at the age of 11. Other stories have a humorous side, like when she let some young teenage girls cook dinner but didn’t realize they were going to add a secret ingredient—LSD. Most stories are more uplifting than the average person could fathom, particularly the children who went on to become servant leaders themselves. “We believe people were put on this Earth to help other people, to advocate for the poor and downtrodden,” she said. “We were just trying to improve the lives of others.” l



Alumni Honored at Homecoming

Andrew K. Benton ’79, School of Law Andrew K. Benton has been president of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., since 2000. He served as executive vice president from 1991 to 2000 and has been in the administration department at Pepperdine since 1985 in various positions including vice president for administration, assistant vice president, vice president for university affairs and chief executive officer during presidential sabbaticals. He graduated from Oklahoma City University with a law degree. He and his wife Deborah have been married for 35 years. They have two children and live on Pepperdine’s Malibu campus.

The Oklahoma City University Alumni Association

honored 10 of its brightest stars during Homecoming Weekend festivities with the Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards dinner at the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.

This year, eight awards were presented, two of

which were shared honors.

Sarah Jo Fazio ’96, Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management Sarah Jo Fazio lives in New York City and choreographs and teaches all over the country. She graduated from OCU with a Bachelor of Science in dance management.


Sarah Jo Fazio ’96, and Jo Rowan, chairwoman of the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management.


From left, Andrew K. Benton ’79, Jackie Miller, president of the OCU alumni board; Lawrence Hellman, OCU School of Law dean and Tom McDaniel, OCU president.

She most recently choreographed the United Dance Merchants of America fashion show and was seen on the CBS morning show. Fazio has served as co-choreographer and artistic consultant on the Las Vegas show “Bite” and choreographed the Carman “Heart of a Champion” tour, which premiered on pay-perview. She has choreographed and directed Six Flags productions all over the country, halftime shows for the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Cavaliers and has directed the show “Cirquo Magnifico” in Houston. Her credits fOCUS

include “Crazy for You,” “Anything Goes,” “Damn Yankees,” “Grease,” “Les Miserables,” “Singing in the Rain” and “Suessical-The Musical.”

Brian Harvey, Athletic Hall of Fame inductee In his 24th year coaching at Oklahoma City University, Brian Harvey is the only head coach the soccer program has ever had. He has an unmatched record, with the most men’s and women’s wins in NAIA history. Prior to OCU, Harvey was head coach of the Oklahoma City Slickers, an American Professional Soccer League team that he took to the 1982 Soccer Bowl. He led the Oklahoma City Spirit to the 1990 Lone Star Soccer Alliance championship. He also coached Oklahoma City and Tulsa in the United Soccer League and the Oklahoma City teams of the U.S. Interregional Soccer League. A native of Liverpool, England, Harvey first came to the United States to play for the Dallas Tornadoes in the North American Soccer League. He played against the legendary Pele at Hong Kong in 1972. Harvey has a daughter, Nicole, Brian Harvey, Athletic who played for Hall of Fame inductee OCU in 2001-04.

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Mark Graham ’84, Meinders School of Business Major General Mark Graham became the commander of Division West and Fort Carson on Sept. 14, 2007. He graduated from Oklahoma City University with a master’s of business administration degree. A 1977 graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree Carol Graham in political science, accepts the Graham also has a masaward on behalf ter’s degree in national of her husband, security and strategic Maj. Gen. Mark studies from National Graham ’84. Defense University. Mark Graham His military schools could not be include the U.S. Army present at Command and General the ceremony Staff College and the because he was called to duty. National War College. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters) and the Army Achievement Medal.

also involved in the development and continued improvement of the United Methodist Conference children’s camping ministry and was an integral part of supporting the development of Project Noel out of the Rural/Smaller Membership Church Commission of the Oklahoma Conference. In its inaugural year, 2007, 85 churches distributed nearly $1 million worth of gift items across Oklahoma from the Today Show Foundation.



Mary Lue Eastmond ’91, Wimberly School of Religion Rev. Mary Lue Eastmond has almost 30 years of experience in teaching and training all ages of adults, youth and children in the ministry setting. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Master of Arts in religion concentrating in Christian education. She was a key leader in the development and implementation of Safe Sanctuaries in Oklahoma, a program to prevent child abuse in the church and to help abused children in the community. Eastmond was


From left, Mary Lue Eastmond ’91; Jackie Miller; Mark Davies, Petree College of Arts and Sciences dean; Tom McDaniel.

ers of the Meru tribe. He did not go to school until he was 9 years old. He ran away and went to school at Karurume Methodist Church Nursery School, where he learned to write in the dirt on the ground. Imunya continued his education at Igembe Secondary School. During his secondary school years he was a class prefect and an active member of the School Christian Union. He qualified for the nursing course offered at Maua Methodist Hospital. After graduating from OCU he worked at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital until he returned to Maua and resumed his work at Maua Methodist Hospital in 1991. Gitari received her certificatelevel nursing training at the Maua Methodist Hospital in 1983 and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Oklahoma City University in 1992. Gitari spends her time training and teaching local women how to deal with the challenges and problems they face. In 2008, she initiated an Alternative Rite of Passage for St. Joseph’s Circuit. The training attracted 96 teenagers and was created to replace female genital mutilation. The program was designed to empower young women and make them aware of their rights.

Stanley Gitari Imunya ’90 and Mary Karimi Gitari ’92, Kramer School of Nursing Stanley Gitari Imunya has been the coordinator of the Community Health Department in Maua, Kenya since 1993. In this position he works as a local missionary with the Methodist church at Maua Methodist Hospital with his wife, Mary. He graduated from Oklahoma City University summa cum laude. Mary Karimi Gitari has worked as the nursing officer in charge at the Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya since 1994. Imunya was born in Bwetha Village, Atthiru Gaiti, Kenya. His father and From left, Stanley Gitari Imunya ’90; Ann Stewart; Ruth Scott and Mary Karimi Gitari ’92. mother were peasant farm-




Jerry Vannatta ’70, hugs Tom McDaniel after receiving his award during the ceremony.

Jerry B. Vannatta ’70 and Marianne Brown Vannatta ’70, Petree School of Arts and Sciences Dr. Jerry Vannatta is a professor of humanities in medicine and professor of medicine at OU College of Medicine. He graduated from Oklahoma City University with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. Besides teaching general internal medicine and attending the wards at OU Medical Center Hospital, he teaches a course on literature and medicine at the undergraduate campus in Norman and in the honors program at OCU. Jerry Vannatta is the recipient of many teaching awards and is coeditor of a book recently published by the American College of Physicians Press and co-author with his son Seth of one of its chapters. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Health

Foundation and the OCU Board for a nursing scholarship endowment. of Trustees. The Vannattas married the day He considers OCU to be the most after their OCU graduation. The important educational experience in couple enjoyed 39 years together. his life and credits his liberal arts edu- Marianne died in April 2009 followcation for helping him find humanity ing a short bout with cancer. in the world of medicine amidst its Jeffrey Luke ’87, Bass requisite scientific structure. School of Music Marianne Brown Vannatta attended A native of Oklahoma City, Jeffrey high school in Albuquerque, N.M., Luke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated magna cum laude from from Oklahoma City University OCU, majoring in mathematics. She where he graduated cum laude and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega was a member of the Kappa Sigma sorority and was an active member of fraternity. Luke went on to earn a the campus community. master’s of music degree from the Marianne Vannatta had a long New England Conservatory in Boston career as a certified public accounwhere he studied with famed trumtant, and served as president of the peter Timothy Morrison. Heritage Hills neighborhood assoUpon graduation Luke joined the ciation and was a member of the acclaimed Atlantic Brass Quintet, and Oklahoma Literacy Council. She toured 49 states and 14 countries in was instrumental in creating a Europe, Asia, Central America and not-for-profit trust to fund the develthe Middle East. He is currently playopment of Shartel Boulevard from ing his sixth season as associate prinN.W. 18th to 13th streets in northwest cipal trumpet of the Utah Symphony Oklahoma City. in Salt Lake City, where he lives with She considered her experience at his wife Kim and their two children, OCU to be one of the most imporJason and Jessie. tant in her life and continually stressed that it was the campus life and the liberal arts education that created for her a model of citizenship that would serve her and her community well throughout her life. She was truly a servant leader and honored the university with the life she lived. She enjoyed serving on the OCU Board of Trustees, where she was active on the finance and student life committees. When approached by OCU President Tom McDaniel to chair a committee to develop a new tradition for Homecoming, she was instrumental in establishing the annual Race with the Stars. Since her death the race has been named in her honor. Marianne Vannatta and her committee were successful From left, Jeffrey Luke ’87, Jackie Miller, Mark Parker, music school dean and Tom McDaniel. in raising more than $100,000




Museum Assignment Never Ends, Nor do the Lessons By Rod Jones


unique service learning class at Oklahoma City University contributes to the preservation of history, even as the particular historical topic continues to evolve. Brooke Hessler’s honors composition class has conducted an ongoing research project on the infamous Oklahoma City bombing since 2003. Through a partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the students are gaining a deeper understanding of the 1995 act of domestic terrorism that killed 168 people and forever changed the lives of thousands more. “It’s one thing to learn the history of a place and write a paper about it. But our students are getting

OCU honors composition students Maria Andrade and Patrick Brunson remove artifacts from the Memorial Fence at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. This is the first step in helping the curator’s preserve and catalog the objects for the museum’s collection.

a very important education through these projects, one that will certainly stay with them the rest of their lives,” Hessler said after describing some of the previous class efforts with the museum. “Whatever they end up doing as a career, even if it has very little to do with English composition or scholarly research, they learn that stories do matter.” Hessler begins the class each fall with an overview of the events that took place downtown on April 19, 1995. After getting a historical background, the students take a tour of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, including its archives. Then the service side of service-learning begins. The students are tasked with some kind of project that concludes with a class presentation at the end of the semester. As with the many stories of that fateful day, the projects can also vary to a large degree. Many ultimately become a part of the museum exhibit. One of the ongoing projects is conducting interviews with those who were affected first-hand by the bombing including the survivors, family members of victims and first responders. The interviews are video recorded and become part of the museum’s resources. “We’ve been to a national conference to do a presentation on how to handle difficult interview topics,” Hessler said. “The project is something that helps students understand sensitive situations. Here you have students who are often 18 or 19 years old, and they’re asking family members of victims about a terrible tragedy that happened when they (students) were still very young. The students might not remember much of what happened that day, but continued, page 18



OCU Students Make the


Grade on Good Citizenship By Leslie Berger Students enrolled in service learning courses at Oklahoma City University get lessons for the heart as well as for the mind while they study through giving back to the community. OCU offers more service learning courses than any university in the state and features service learning classes in 24 different programs including nursing, religion, English, psychology, arts management, theater, mass communications, biology, accounting and economics. From sewing Halloween costumes for homeless children and teaching dance to elementary students to helping youngsters learn Spanish and creating a church magazine, OCU service projects reach across the community. Oklahoma City University Service Learning Director Dann May said the program gives students opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom through service in a community-based setting. Since the program’s inception in 2002, OCU has offered more than 175 service learning courses. A survey of OCU religion students in service learning courses last year showed that 83 percent gained a better understanding of themselves and 85 percent had a deeper understanding of concepts they learned about in class. Additionally, 88 percent said they learned to better appreciate different cultures and 60 percent said they developed close relationships with other students through their projects. A survey of faculty across campus showed that more than 90 percent felt service learning enhanced their ability to teach core curriculum. OCU alumna Lily Herrera, ’09, BS in biochemistry, worked on a garden at the Buddha Mind Monastery in Oklahoma City and said she learned much more in her world religions class by interacting with the two leaders at the monastery. “My service learning project was an eye opening experience that I really believe changed me as a person,” Herrera said. Arts management students in costume lab courses at OCU put their skills to work last Halloween to give homeless children at Positive Tomorrows custom costumes. For some children, it was the first costume they ever had. “I don’t know who had the biggest smile, the student who made the costume or the kid who got to keep it,” said Sandy Thomas, volunteer coordinator at Positive Tomorrows, a privately-funded Oklahoma City school for children in kindergarten to fifth grade who are currently homeless. “The kids are so surprised that someone who didn’t even know them took that much time to show they care about them.” OCU Entertainment Business student Matthew Sipress said his service project was among the most fulfilling tasks he’s ever done. “Even having worked in professional theatre, nothing has felt like this,” Sipress said. All undergraduate students at OCU are required to take at least one service learning course prior to graduation. “Studies have shown that service learning enhances learning as well as student engagement and helps with student retention while benefiting the community,” May said. “With service learning, everyone is a winner.”

1. 12-year-old Raphael shows off his fox costume last Halloween. OCU student Patrick Galvin made the costume. 2. Oklahoma City University Associate Dean Melanie Shelley and dance management student Carla Yoselow (back) brought custom-made Halloween costumes to children at Positive Tomorrows last October. Shown in front are Blake, 9, and Cody, 11. 3. OCU entertainment business student Matthew Sipress helps 11-year-old Cody, a Positive Tomorrows student, with his pirate costume. DeShawn, 10, fellow classmate and pirate, is shown at left.





Noah Stewart and Lauren Westlake study documents and historical photographs in the Memorial archives.

they can still get a taste of what it was like through conversations with those who were there.” Another continuous project is the collection of the items hanging on the chain-link fence next to the memorial. Since the fence was first put in place to protect public from the debris during recovery and cleanup efforts, visitors have been leaving mementos, cards and letters as tributes to those who died. The items are carefully removed and catalogued twice a year, and OCU students are among the museum volunteers who get to help. “At the beginning of the semester I show the class one of these items,” Hessler said, holding a clear plastic bag containing a miniature pink plastic pig no bigger than her hand as an example of the thousands of items dedicated to the victims. “When you look at something like this you realize that a little toy pig all of a sudden becomes a part of history, it becomes part of the public record. “The students look at these things and try to determine their meaning, as in, why someone would leave that particular object. They also learn why the Memorial fence is still relevant, and why people still leave sentimental objects there even to this day.”



Some students go way beyond the requirements of the course and find other ways to help and learn. Caitlin Cairns was a freshman when she took the honors English composition class in 2004. But her efforts continued even after school was out with speaking engagements at national and state conferences. Cairns said the class was challenging on many levels. Her main project was to interview the mother of one of the victims and write a short profile. The victim Cairns profiled was Carrie Ann Lenz, a young woman who was pregnant at the time of the attack. “It’s difficult to capture someone’s life in 10 paragraphs,” Cairns said. “There’s so much that needs to be said, so it makes you look at everything from so many directions.” Even though Cairns has graduated and entered the work force, she said she likes to keep up with what the OCU students have been doing since she made her contribution years ago. “The bombing Memorial is such a unique place because it’s such a living, growing thing. There are people still affected by it who have never even been to Oklahoma City before,” Cairns said. “I learned a lot of things relating to the class like the process of conducting research. Beyond the normal academics, I learned a lot about human nature and sentiment.” Which was Hessler’s intent from the beginning. The professor said she chose the National Memorial & Museum knowing that most museums could use a little extra help from time to time. And as she started working with the curators on the details she started seeing more and more mutual benefits come to light. None are more important than the lasting impressions left on the students. “I know that ultimately, the people who are served the most through this educational partnership are the students. They’re learning things that are more important than anything to which you could assign a grade,” she said. l

OCU Pieced-Together Work of Art Becomes Spectacular Tradition By Rod Jones


fter 23 years of working at Oklahoma City University, it’s no surprise to Lois Lyon that many of the values held dear in her life are also important in her workplace. One such value is servant leadership, and one such example of that is what she does year after year to support the OCU Athletics Department. Lyon found a way to combine her favorite hobby with her desire to help others by making large quilts for the annual Sports Spectacular auction and gala. “I was good friends with the secretary at the Athletics Department, and we were thinking of ways to build some school spirit,” Lyon, the executive assistant to the dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences, said. “I was asked to do one for the auction one year and just decided to keep it up.” The response to the quilts is tremendous. Her work has been auctioned at prices ranging from $900 all the way up to $1,300. A package deal in 2007 went for $2,000 and included a bench from the no-longer-existing Frederickson Fieldhouse. She has been making the quilts since 2004. Lyon is careful to represent each sport in her quilts. The bedsize quilts are covered with square cut-outs from 20 T-shirts, with at least one T-shirt coming from each sport at OCU. She likes to fill the remaining squares with older, more vintage OCU T-shirts, especially those that give a nod to the school’s former mascot, the Chiefs. “Those are getting to be pretty hard to come by, though,” she said. Lyon also takes her hobby on the road. She tries to attend the Machine Quilters Showcase in Mississippi shortly after graduation every year. She’s the vice president of the Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild, teaches classes and takes workshops to learn new tricks. The Athletics Department certainly appreciates Lyon’s contribution to the auction. With more than $5,000 raised so far, it has become a welcome tradition. Lyon has reciprocal appreciation for the Stars as well. “I’ve always been interested in the sports program here. I’ve taken the bus to watch the women’s basketball team bring home the championship in the late ‘80s, sometimes I follow the teams on the road. And of course, I go to a lot of games right here,” she said. l



If Walls Could Talk By Rod Jones


he white concrete walls in front of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building are prime examples of architectural elements that are easily overlooked, but they make up a subtle part of the aesthetic grace of the college campus nonetheless. Determining how the walls came to be was difficult to figure out, as historical records are nowhere near as prevalent as those for the buildings around them. A search through old yearbooks, FOCUS magazines, The Campus newspapers and handwritten letters tells enough of the story to get started, but leaves plenty of holes for those who remember to help fill. While the walls themselves weren’t put into place until the mid-1960s, their history begins with their predecessor from the 1920s—an arched stack of bricks that came to be known as the Senior Wall. The brick wall stood in front of the entrance path between Blackwelder Avenue and the Administration Building. A stone marker in front of one of the current concrete walls lists the names of the delegates from the class of 1926. One name sticks out amongst the others, that of H. Emerson Thomas, a magna cum laude scholar, senior class president and eventual Distinguished Alumnus. Indeed, Thomas’ name is so prevalent in the story that a crudely-drawn comic in the 1926 yearbook pokes fun at the size of Thomas’ name scrawled across the bottom of the original Senior Wall. It seems the Senior Wall was so named because only the senior class was allowed to use it. The early days of OCU represented a time when class traditions were nearly as important as classroom work, when roles were respected according to grade. “In the first place the seniors of any university are entitled to a few privileges to which the uninitiated are not entitled to enjoy,” states an editorial regarding the wall in a 1920s issue of The Campus. “In not permitting the lowerclassmen to sit on the senior wall, the senior class is not attempting to dictate to the other classes of 22


the school. It is merely establishing a tradition.” The Thomas years represented a key point in the history of the university. Between 1924 and 1925, Oklahoma City College changed its name to Oklahoma City University and a light was added to the Administration Building tower that was lit when an OCU athletic team achieved victory, a tradition that holds true today in an alternate form. Geraldine Patton wrote the “White and Gold” school fight song, which was declared as such by the men’s pep organization the Yellow Jackets. A part-time class schedule was offered to working adults for the first time, which eventually became more than half the university’s enrollment as the Great Depression approached. The following year was a banner year for athletics. Ten new sports were added to the organized athletic lineup including basketball, tennis, golf, hockey, archery, volleyball, handball and recreational hiking. Two new clay tennis courts and a nine-hole golf course were added to the campus. And OCU purchased 20 acres of land from Furr & Co. for $30,000, which extended its boundaries from Florida Avenue to Indiana Avenue, and N.W. 25th Street to N.W. 27th Street. The name Emerson Thomas pops up repeatedly when searching through the archives of that time. Thomas led the senior class to victory in a university fundraising campaign. The university wished to raise $1.5 million beginning in 1926 to build its endowments and a few new buildings, as the Administration Building was exceeding its capacity. OCU’s then-President Eugene M. Antrim took the message of the crowded conditions to the Oklahoma Methodist Annual Conference with this statement: “Our equipment is new and up to date; its only deficiency, under our present enrollment, is its size.”

A Wall Stands Between Schools

The faculty and each class set a goal, which was halfway reached within the first half of the year at $33,000. The class that raised the most money was promised a one-day holiday from classes. The Campus newspaper cheered the students on. In a March 15, 1926 editorial titled “Success, the Only Alternative,” the voice of the students sounded thus: “There are about four hundred students of Oklahoma City University who still need to be ‘sold’ on the proposition that their Alma Mater will someday be recognized as one of the leading universities of the country.” The senior class followed through on its goal. It raised 115 percent of its quota, solidifying their claim to exclusive use of the Senior Wall and winning an additional vacation day. However, the professors did likewise, so the entire campus celebrated the one-day holiday because there would be no one around that day to teach classes. The Senior Wall served its purpose until 1964, when a major transition called the “Great Plan” took hold. The project included an academic partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a new student-faculty center and the addition of water fountains in front of the Administration Building. The old wall came down presumably because it stood in the sightline of the new fountains. “The new entrance plaza leading to the administration building is nearing completion,” according to a story in a 1963 issue of The Campus. “The plaza with a pebble concrete mall will have two fountains and reflector pools. Trees, shrubs, and permanent benches will surround the plaza.” However, the university invited some members of the Class of 1926 to dedicate the Senior Wall’s twin replacements. l

College rivalries produce college pranks, and the Senior Wall was the innocent victim of a turf battle between OCU students and Oklahoma Baptist University students. A 1929 newspaper story in The Oklahoman headlined “Sundial May Be Cause of Clash Between Schools” gives a few details about the scuffle. “Universities have fought over many various subjects, but it may remain for a sundial to sever relations between Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Baptist University of Shawnee.” It seems the OBU students took an annual football game rivalry a bit too far one year by “mutilating” the OCU sundial. And when OCU replaced the sundial, the pranksters returned the next year and OCU students arrived to “find their grounds decorated with announcements of Baptist hopes of victory done in black oil paint.” President Antrim decided to put an end to it once and for all, sending a “communications” to Shawnee stating that “unless damages to the sundial, the walks and the Senior Wall are taken care of, official connections between the two schools will be broken off.” OCU wasn’t always innocent of rival hijinks, however, and Antrim knew it all too well. A story, dramatized for comedic effect, in the 1924 Scarab describes an instance where Goldbug fever got out of hand. It seems some students travelled north to Edmond and did enough damage to catch the attention of the president of Central State Teachers’ College, now called the University of Central Oklahoma. “Hello! President Antrim? This is President Mitchell,” the Scarab quotes, tongue-in-cheek. “It is indeed a great displeasure for me to be forced to call to your attention the distasteful fact that some young renegades in a manner most uncouth and barbarous visited our City last nite, scattering hither and thither about our campus unsightly strands of gold and white paper, and severely marring the architectural beauty of our Campus by scrawling with smeary gold paint the letters ‘O.C.C.’ (OCU’s former name) upon the beautiful white walk leading to the main entrance. Also, those outlaws deliberately, with malice aforethought, removed from the grounds a historic sundial which we cherish as our own life and without which we cannot tell when to dismiss classes. I deem this dastardly deed an insult, and demand that those who participated in this clandestine escapade be made to repent. ‘It shall be done,’ quoth our worthy President in a tone most severe, (suppressing a chuckle.)”



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Harvey Joins Hall of Fame

Oklahoma City University soccer coach Brian Harvey has been selected for induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame and the OCU Athletics Hall of Fame. Harvey has recorded more victories for men’s and women’s soccer teams than any soccer coach in NAIA history. Harvey’s record stood at 576-21138 in 22 years at OCU. He posted a 332-143-22 ledger with the men and 244-68-16 record in with the women. The NAIA will recognize Harvey at the NAIA Championships Brian Harvey on Nov. 30-Dec. 5, either at the men’s event in Fresno, Calif., or the women’s tournament in Decatur, Ala. The university will celebrate Harvey’s accomplishments on Nov. 7 during Reunion Weekend.

Harvey has coached the soccer programs at OCU since their inception. The men began in 1986, and the women in 1994. “Brian is extremely deserving of this honor,” OCU President Tom J. McDaniel said. “He is arguably the single most well known ambassador for the sport of soccer in the state of Oklahoma.” OCU athletic director Jim Abbott said, “This is a terrific and fitting achievement for Brian, considering his immeasurable contributions to the sport of soccer and to the lives of the thousands of young men and women who have been enriched by Coach Harvey.” OCU reached the 2001 NAIA women’s national championship game and the 2008 NAIA men’s semifinals under Harvey’s direction. Many other players have been influenced through former OCU players who have become coaches themselves, including Oklahoma coach Nicole Nelson. “The NAIA Hall of Fame could not have chosen a more deserving candidate than Coach Harvey,”

Nelson said. “Coach Harvey has been a great mentor and inspiration to me, and I will be forever grateful for the effect he has had on my life.” Harvey has a daughter, Nicole, who played for OCU from 2001-04 and served as his student assistant in 2005. OCU Athletics on Facebook, Twitter

Fans can now follow OCU athletics through a variety of social networking platforms. Become a fan of the Stars at or log on to for the Stars’ Twitter page. The Oklahoma City University Stars fan page started in May and has quickly attracted more than 1,200 fans. The page will be updated regularly with news, schedules, photos and video. Fans can receive regular updates via the OCU athletics Twitter page. An account is required to get automatic updates but the page can be viewed without one. OCU Captures 2009 National Women’s Golf Championship

Sydney Cox captured the NAIA individual women’s golf championship, while Ashley Sholer took runner-up honors as OCU finished with its fifth consecutive team championship on May 15 at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Rapid City, S.D. OCU coach M.J. Desbiens became NAIA coach of the year for the second year in a row. The Stars picked up six tournament wins in 2008-09. OCU won the SAC championship and finished with four wins in its last five events. “The hard work throughout the year has paid off,” Desbiens said. “The big difference for us was being 24


able to play in those conditions. The wind was brutal. It was a big buildup to the national title this year.” Cox, a senior from Edmond, Okla., bookended her college career with individual titles after winning her collegiate debut in 2005. Cox made all-tournament in NAIA Championships for the second time. Sholer, a senior from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, took all-tournament honors in the NAIA Championships for the third time in her career. Sholer eventually became the first OCU golfer to play on the LPGA Tour since the women’s program began in 2000, playing the CN Canadian Women’s Open on Sept. 3-4. No other NAIA institution has more than two women’s golf team titles. Only Methodist (N.C.) and Rollins (Fla.) have won as many as four consecutive national women’s golf crowns. Methodist has won 11 consecutive national titles—two in NCAA Division II and nine in NCAA Division III. Christina Cung became the first golfer to be part of the five NAIA women’s national championship teams. Cung and former teammate

Tamara Campbell were part of OCU’s previous four national-title teams. Cung redshirted in 2005-06.

OCU won its 36th national championship in all sports, all since 1985-86. OCU has won a national title each year since 1994. The Stars won the women’s wrestling championship in 2008-09. OCU’s Abbott Named NAIA AD of the Year

The NAIA announced that OCU athletic director Jim Abbott has been named the 2008-09 NAIAAthletics Director Association athletic director of the year. The award recognizes Abbott’s leadership, vision and commitment to intercollegiate athletics. “Jim’s drive and willingness to be a part of the process to advance character-driven intercollegiate athletics at the institution, conference and association level is impressive and appreciated,” said Jim Carr, NAIA president and CEO. “On behalf of the association and the 45,000 student-athletes that compete under the NAIA banner, I congratulate Jim on this tremendous honor.” During Abbott’s seven-year tenure, OCU has captured 14 national championships and numerous Sooner Athletic Conference team championships. During that span, the Stars have always finished in the top 12 in the Director’s Cup standings and won the Sooner Athletic Conference Cup each year. Abbott was also announced as conference athletic director of the year this summer. “All of us at OCU believe we fOCUS

Jim Abbott

have one of the finest athletic directors in the country,” OCU President Tom McDaniel said. “We are extremely pleased that Jim Abbott has been recognized as such by his peers. The athletic department under his leadership continues to rank among the nation’s best. OCU athletics generates pride for our campus and community, and Jim has been our leader in this success.” Abbott will be recognized for the award at the 2010 NAIA Awards Banquet held in Cincinnati as part of the NAIA Annual Convention on April 9-13. Hutchison, Randall Join Team USA in World Championships

OCU wrestler Michaela Hutchison and Coach Archie Randall joined the U.S. delegation in the Senior World Championships in September in Herning, Denmark. Hutchison, a sophomore from Soldotna, Alaska, spent time as training partner for Tatiana Padilla, a member of the World Championship team. In high school, Hutchison became the first girl to ever win a wrestling state championship when she won the 103-pound title in the Alaska state championships. 25

h Tied

for third in NAIA World Series in baseball.

h Reached NAIA women’s basketball semifinals for the ninth time in program history. Michaela Hutchison

“Michaela Hutchison has been one of our great young superstars,” USA women’s wrestling coach Terry Steiner said. “She has had success in all levels, and I think her going to the Senior Worlds will help her make the jump to that level as well.” Randall became USA Wrestling’s 2009 President’s Award winner. As part of winning the award, Randall went with Team USA to the World Championships. “Archie is being recognized for his years and years of service,” said USA Wrestling President Jim Ravannack. “He has put in countless hours as a volunteer, and has been dedicated to the Oklahoma program. Archie also trained many of our senior-level athletes when they were in high school.” OCU’s 2008-09 Athletic Achievements: h Fifth

NAIA women’s golf championship in a row—most overall in the NAIA and a streak second only to Methodist (S.C.) in the nation (Methodist has won 12 NCAA Division II and III women’s golf titles).

h Reached

NAIA men’s soccer semifinals for the first time ever.

h Fourth-place

finish in NAIA softball championships.

h Fourth-place

finish in NAIA men’s golf championships.

h Reached

No. 1 in the NAIA rankings in baseball, men’s basketball, and men’s and women’s golf during this season. Finished as No. 1 in women’s golf.

h Regional

championship in baseball.

h Regional

runner-up finish in men’s wrestling.

h Sooner Athletic

Conference championships in men’s and women’s soccer, women’s golf and softball plus the conference women’s basketball tournament title.

h Forty-six all-Americans, including 16 in women’s wrestling.

h NAIA softball player of the year and SAC player of the year Amanda Howard. h NAIA women’s

golf individual champion Sydney Cox.

h OCU’s

h WCWA women’s wrestling individual champions Michaela Hutchison, Tessa Plana, and Stefenie Shaw.

h Second NWCA national dual women’s wrestling championship in a row.

first Women’s College Wrestling Association national championship.


h American

College Rowing Association men’s single champion Jimmy Von Peters, men’s double champion Drew McNichols and Hugh


Tullos, and women’s double champion Hydi Gibson and Katheryn Schiro.

h NAIA and SAC baseball player of the year Brent Weaver.

h SAC volleyball hitter of the year Whitney Kress. h SAC

men’s soccer defensive player of the year Chris Spendlove.

h SAC men’s soccer goalkeeper and newcomer of the year Andy Fitzpatrick.

h SAC women’s soccer defensive player of the year for third year in a row, Zoe Barratt. h SAC women’s basketball new comer of the year Holly Hardin. h Fourteen

NAIA academic all-America scholar-athletes achieved 3.50 or better cumula- tive grade-point average.

h Two-time

ESPN the Magazine college-division academic all-Americans Erika Garbrecht in women’s soccer and Mindy Crabaugh in softball—one of only three two-time academic all-Americans ever at OCU. Achieved 3.30 or better cumula- tive GPA and selected by College Sports Information Directors of America.

h NAIA coach of the year for the second year in a row, M.J. Desbiens.

h SAC men’s and women’s soccer coach of the year, Brian Harvey.

Fritz Kiersch and the Moving Image Arts Program

By Leslie Berger


s far as fun careers go, Oklahoma City University Moving Image Arts Department Chair Fritz Kiersch has had one that rivals the best of them. His business travels have taken him from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge down into the gold mines of South Africa, but Kiersch says he has never enjoyed his work as much as he does right now. “Making a film project is fun, but getting to watch 10 students make 10 or 15 projects is even more fun,” Kiersch said. Kiersch launched Oklahoma City University’s Moving Image Arts program in the spring of 2006 with four students enrolled as film majors. In the past three years, the program has expanded to include nearly 60 film students. Several interned this summer on the set of “The Killer Inside Me,” a major motion picture filmed partly in Oklahoma. Several of Kiersch’s former students also have gone on to work in Hollywood. Kiersch discovered his love for film at an early age, but heard lots of advice from his father, a college professor, about pursuing studies in business and law. Kiersch enrolled as an economics major at Ithaca College and finished his business degree at Ohio Wesleyan. After he took all the economics courses that were offered, Kiersch’s advisors told him to take some electives. He enrolled in a class about making 8 millimeter movies, which led to a few more film classes and then a summer making movies at home. Upon graduation, Kiersch moved to California and began working in the television commercial industry while he spent nights studying at the University of Southern California. Sometimes he slipped into large auditorium-style film classes he wasn’t enrolled in just to participate in the discussions. He worked his way deeper into Hollywood and became a camera assistant, working for some now very famous cinematographers including Caleb Deschanel, of The Passion of the Christ.

OCU's Fritz Kiersch (top row, fifth from left) is shown with the cast of the 1984 hit movie Children of the Corn.

Kiersch went on to open his own production company, Kirby Kiersch Film Group, as a cameraman and director where he thought he’d found his calling producing commercials. He initially turned down a former freelancer’s request to look at directing a movie in the early 1980s. “I said ‘No, I’m having fun, I get to do all this great stuff making commercials,’” Kiersch said. “But he said he had this horror story written by Stephen King and he needed somebody that knew how to keep things on budget and contain costs.” Somebody like Kiersch. Kiersch agreed to meet with the film company’s principals on a Thursday and by the following Monday, he was scouting locations in Midwestern cornfields. A few weeks later, he was filming with a full cast on the set of Children of the Corn, Kiersch’s first full-length movie. As director, he had the opportunity to experiment with creating monsters and other fun effects. He set up the film’s editing space the next block over from his production office. “I ran back and forth between the two. I had the greatest time,” he said. Kiersch continued to make films and directed Tuff Turf (1985), casting James Spader in his first starring role. Even though Kiersch works full time now as an educator, he continues to make about one project per year. Kiersch has an Emmy in his house, but it doesn’t belong to him. His wife, Jennifer, won the award for her work on the “Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular.” “She reminds me that she’s the Emmy winner and I’m not,” he said with a grin. In a more serious tone, Kiersch said he is very proud of his wife. He’s also proud of his children, daughter, Marissa, an LA publicist and son, Cameron, who is teaching English in Korea this fall. l




OCU Alums Gather in Texas



More than 200 alums, friends and prospective students enjoyed a night at the ballpark this summer. OCU hosted an evening that began with dinner in the Legends of the Game Museum inside Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and ended with an exciting Rangers victory over Seattle! The Dallas-Ft. Worth area is home to some 1200 OCU alumni.

This Honor Roll of Donors is an opportunity for Oklahoma City University to publicly thank the many individuals and organizations that support this great university. This group of supporters is comprised of friends, alumni, staff, faculty, corporations, foundations, churches and organizations that, together, enable OCU to continue to provide an excellent education in the United Methodist tradition. We thank you.

A Special Thank You



Together our donors are making a significant impact, one that will carry forward for generations to come. Our staff has worked carefully to ensure that this list of donors, who made cash gifts, pledges and pledge payments between January 1 and December 31, 2008 is as accurate as possible. If you should have questions regarding this donor information, please call the Development Office at (405) 208-5118.

As we introduce you to our donors, we invite you to honor them as we do. They are individuals and organizations. Their gifts are large and small. They are as diverse as the student population they seek to support with their contributions yet they have a common goal: to allow the university to achieve its mission of fostering students’ intellectual, moral and spiritual development and preparing them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.

Your Generosity. Their Future.




Aduddell Development Group Wanda L. Bass Martha Burger and Donald Rowlett Clay and Eleanor Carrithers Jeroldine Zachritz Clark Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Inc. Marvin and Ena Dawson Devon Energy Corporation Dulaney Family Families of Henry C. Norick Josephine W. Freede Gaylord Family Harris Foundation, Inc. Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, Inc. Inasmuch Foundation Clara Edith Jones The Kerr Foundation, Inc. Kerr McGee Corporation Kirkpatrick Family

Their gifts have changed the face of our campus and will continue to transform the landscape of our future for generations to come.

The vision and commitment of this group of donors is unparalleled. Our Founders are individuals and organizations that have contributed $1 million or more over the lifetime of the university.


Oklahoma City University


Steven Agee Ann Simmons Alspaugh Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Chickasaw Nation Communities Foundation of Oklahoma Devon Energy Corporation Estate of Flora Rouse Winter

Stars Benefactor



Ann Lacy and James Alexander Kurt and Cathy Leichter Tom and Judy Love Mabee Foundation, Inc. The Meinders Foundation Herman and LaDonna Meinders Gary M. Moore Aubrey K. and Kathleen B. McClendon Oklahoma Conference The United Methodist Church Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company Petree Family The Robert & Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust The Robert A. Parman Foundation The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Sarkey’s Foundation Dick and Jeannette Sias Jeanne Hoffman Smith Vivian Wimberly Flora Rouse Winters

Ad Astra Foundation American Fidelity Corporation Anonymous BancFirst Bank of Oklahoma Louise Bass Ed and Kalita Blessing Broadhurst Foundation Martha Burger and Donald Rowlett

Stars Benefactor


Estate of Wanda L. Bass Michael and Lynda Gardner Jack and Sylvia Golsen Inasmuch Foundation The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc. Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc. Ann Lacy and James E. Alexander Kurt and Cathy Leichter Tom and Judy Love Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. Tom J. and Brenda McDaniel The Meinders Foundation Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church Robert & Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust Robert Wood Johnson Foundation William F. and Pamela Shdeed Simmons Charitable Foundation James L. Wade Bob G. and Chimene Burke Phil and Cathy Busey Chester and Debbie Cadieux Caroline Chase Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Inc. Clark & Wanda Bass Family Foundation The Clint Foundation Clyde Evans Charitable Trust Coppermark Bank Rod and Sue Cutsinger Daelansa Foundation Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, LLC Ramsey Drake Frederick Murnane Trust Josephine W. Freede Freede Family Foundation Geneva Rogers Foundation, Inc. Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, Inc. Lawrence and Gay Hellman Robert and Ann Hoover Integris Health, Inc. Jexal Foundation, Inc. Randy and Connie Jones JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA Nancy I. Kenderdine The Kerr Foundation, Inc. Steve and Suzan Knight Robert and Roxana Lorton Maxwell Resource Corporation McAfee & Taft Aubrey K. and Kathleen B. McClendon Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin Larry and Polly Nichols Norick Investments, Inc. John and Cecelia Norman Norman & Edem, PLLC Oklahoma Centennial Commemoration Ed and Carol Abel Charles and Carol Blackwood Stephen and Cheryl Browne CFR, Inc. Roy and Pat Chandler B.C. Clark Jr.

President’s Partners Gold


Oklahoma City Community Foundation Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company Foundation, Inc. Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation Vincent and Patricia Orza David E. Pepper Suzanne E. Pointer Keri Coleman Prince Tom Quinn Ratcliffe’s Medical Books George and Nancy Records Reserve Petroleum Company Richard P. & Norma T. Small Foundation The Robert A. Parman Foundation Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation John and Lois Salmeron Ira and Sandra Schlezinger Stuart and Pam Schroeder Ann Murrah Shaw Richard and Jeannette Sias Shelby Smith Rosalinn H. Swinka Tyler Media Jim Vallion

Honor Roll Of Donors



Danny and Carol Cochran George and Karla Cohlmia Roger and B. Ann Cole J. William and Sherry Conger Arthur and Sandra Cotton Dan Hogan Properties Michael Darrah James and Betsy Driscoll Richard and Cynthia Dugger The Elliott C. Fenton and Le Noir Fenton Trust Robert and Nancy Ellis Estate of Evelyn Wynell Woodruff Fabriclean Supply of Oklahoma Ltd. Paul and Deborah Fleming William and Kristin Frankfurt Frankfurt, Short, Bruza Associates, PC Gerald Gamble and Jane Jayroe Gamble Gary Gray Gordon Gray Alvin and Beverly Harrell James and Jean Hartsuck John and Ann Henry J.R. and Patsy Homsey James and Phyllis Jackson Tom and Jill King Kirkpatrick Family Fund Richard and Frances Lerblance Rebecca Love Main Street Parking, LLC Manhattan Construction Company Kenneth and Debra McKinney Robert and Jeanne McSpadden Herman and LaDonna Meinders George R. Milner James and Annetta Abbott Aduddell Development Advancia Corporation Alan Anderson Ray Bain Margaret A. Ball and F. Anthony Zahn

President’s Partners Silver


Mary V. Mochary Oklahoma International Women’s Forum, Inc. Bernie Patterson H. E. Rainbolt George and Mary Ellen Randall Records-Johnston Family Foundation, Inc. John and Charlotte Richels Rose Rock Bank Paul and Kimberly Sanders Simons Petroleum Jeanne Hoffman Smith Southpark Baptist Church SSM Health Care of Oklahoma MacKenzie and Edith Thompson Tom and Brenda McDaniel Charitable Foundation Gladys Tucker Tulsa World Publishing Company UMB Oklahoma Bank United Way of Central Oklahoma Justin and Marguerite Vogt W.C. Payne Foundation Lew and Myra Ward Hamden H. Baskin III Mark and Teena Belcik Norwood Beveridge David Brown and Ann Noble-Brown Broncos Tacos Henry W. Browne Jr. James and Betty Bruce James and Kimberly Burke Claimetrics Management Community Hospital Al and Sandra Cusack Davis Farms / Iron Mound Investments Phil H. Deschner Bill and Liz Donnelly Elite Feet Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Elliott Fenton and Ruby Lu Simpson Fenton Christopher and Jacqueline Fiegel Follett Higher Education Group Lance and Jessica Franczyk Michael and Susan Frew Robert A. Funk Robert and Ann Gilliland Harry and Jettie Goldman John and Dena Gorrell Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company Carol Hansen Hartzog, Conger, Cason & Neville Robert and Dee Hayes Walt and Elizabeth Hedrick Hollywood Rentals Glede and Teresa Holman G. Bill and Deborah Hull James and Linda Hundley Michael W. Jackson Patricia A. Johnson

Perry and Jeri Jones Joan K. Kirkpatrick KWTV - News 9 Linda Lambert Sally J. Langston LASSO Corporation Duke and Linda Ligon Brian and Stacy Lorentz Michael P. & Eunice M. Massad Foundation Inc. MidFirst Bank Susan Miller Sylvia Moad Patrick and Judith Morgan David Nagle and Susan Barber Robert and Jeaneen Naifeh Naifeh Realty Co. Nancy Brinker Charitable Foundation Rob and Sara Northwood Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau ONEOK Oklahoma One-Call Systems, Inc. Mark Parker Randy and Debbie Parks Ray and Pat Potts Principal Technologies, Inc. ProStar Services, Inc. Ronald and Donna Raines Paul and Pam Ray John and Laura Roach Warren O. Romberger The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation SandRidge Energy, Inc Dennis and Leslie Schaefer Southwestern Stationery and Bank Supply Stonegate-Hogan

Aaron and Gertrude Karchmer Memorial Foundation Ray and Lou Ackerman Ackerman McQueen Craig and Christin Adkins Allstate Wrestling Association American Legion Baseball, Post #170 Michael and Laurel Anderson Cynthia Andrews Andrews Davis, PC Walker and Claire Arenson Richard and Susan Arnold Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services J. Noble Atkins E.M. Bakwin Balliet’s Bank of America Amy L. Bankhead Terry Baransy Ron and Deborah Barnes Susan Barnes Kendra Barreda

President’s Partners bronze


Victoria Swinney Bill and Wanda Swisher Jerry and Marianne Vannatta Wal-Dot Foundation Russell and Katherine Walker Ellen Jayne Wheeler Drew and Lizette A. Williamson Hubert R. Worrell Lawrence and Sheryl Young


Robert J. Barron J. Edward and Gene Barth James and Kay Bass Arnold and Jo Ann Battise L.H. and Dianne Bayley David O. Beal Carol Beard Robert and DeDe Benham Mary S. Benner Clayton and Louise Bennett Inslee and Susan Bennett Travis and MarEllen Benson Andrew Deborah Benton Paul and Colleen Bicket G.T. and Libby Blankenship Kyle and Krista Blaser Bob Mills Furniture Body Trends Richard and Annie Bohanon Kenneth and Gerry Bonds Laura L. Brown Thomas and Jo Brown William and Rhonda Buckles Bob G. Bunce Neil and Cindy Cagle Rodney and Peggy Campbell Charles and Ann Cantrell Cedar Hill, Inc. Central Oklahoma Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Joanna Champlin Benjamin H. Chang Shabbir A. Chaudhry Don Childs Shin H. Cho William and Helen Cleary Clements Food Foundation Lawrence and Chris Cobb Terry R. Conley Conner & Winters James and Sherry Conrady Edward and Kaye Cook

Jackie and Barbara Cooper Lois A. Cooprider Richard and Marilyn Coulson Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Glenn Cox Paul and Melinda Cox Cox Communications Crowe & Dunlevy Foundation, Inc. Crusader Energy Group, Inc. Crutchmer, Browers & Barnes PLLC Garland and Joyce Cupp Cusack Meats D.W.L. Holding Company Glenn and Vivian Dale Dale Rogers Training Center Paula J. Dalley Mark and Kristin Davies Edwin and Nancy de Cordova Charles and Marjorie Deaton Patricia R. Demps Joseph and Karin Derby Docsoft, Inc. John and Kelly Donaghue Patrick S. Donehue Carole Drake Dulaney Brothers Investments, Inc. Eagle Land & Minerals Company David and Eileen Echols Jay and Patricia Edwards Elite Home Care, LLC Suzanne Elkins-Rose Randi V. Ellefson Irma Elliott Em-Chem Products Donald and Suzanne Emler James Everest and Christy Gaylord Everest Express Personnel Services

Robert and Samana Faulk Faulk Law Firm, PLLC Michael and Deborah Felice Bradley and Celine Ferguson R. Darryl Fisher W. Anthony Fitch and Leslie Wileman Kim and Denise Flis Timothy E. Foley Ford Center - SMG Peggy Fox Friends of Jim Inhofe Committee Full House Enterprises, LLC Connie W. Fuller Gaillardia Country Club The George W. and Louise W. Brown Memorial Trust Michael Gibson Joan Gilmore and Al McLaughlin The Golconda Foundation, Inc. William and Sherry Gossett James and Elaine Gragg Grand Enterprises & Development, Inc. Kyle E. Graves Daniel and Evelyn Grellner Robert and Imelda Greve Kenna Griffin Griffin Communications, LLC Mo and Jacque Grotjohn Richard and Lee Hall Royce and Kirk Hammons Curtis Harris Clay and Holly Healey John and Elizabeth Hildenbrand Brian and Laura Hobbs Brian and Heather Holland Gary and Sue Homsey Richard and Cindy Homsey J. William and Sue Hood

Henry Horowitz Dick Horton Richard Horton David and Denise Houston Deane Hundley III Hunzicker Brothers James and Sue Ann Hyde J. O. Easley Oil and Gas Niles L. Jackson and Barbara J. Thornton James Farris Associates, LTD. JMD Properties, LLC William and Ann Johnstone John Thomas Jones Journey House Travel, Inc. Don A. Karchmer Tita D. Kaspar Keenan, Hopkins, Schmidt & Stowell Contractors, Inc. King and Lee Kirchner Richard Klingenberg Michael and Tempe Knopp Larry Kordisch KSDesign L. Wallace Construction Inc. L/L Bowling Products, LLC Ladd, LLC William and Laura Laing Eric T. Laity David A. Leader Ruth Leebron Levenson Art and Betsy LeFrancois Thomas and Judy Lindley Todd and Donna Lisle Janis Love and Dan Burdett LSB Industries Lunsford Construction, Inc. Ba Luong Aixin Ma Magnolia Enterprises, Inc. Malcolm and Joan Maguire Daniel P. Markoff Phil and Darwina Marshall

Mack and Vicky Martin Dann May and Phyllis Bernard David and Nancy May Merlene F. McAlevy Don and Virginia McCombs Mark and Stacy McDaniel Alan McIntyre Burrel and JoAnn McNaught George and Cristina McQuistion Mark and Janet McWilliams K.T. and Marilyn Meade Cherie Merkley Merrill Lynch Joseph F. Messenbaugh Lester W. Metheny Sam and Anita Michaels Joel and Nikki Miliband Glen and Yvonne Miller Daniel Morgan James and Sandra Moseley Robert and Carol Naifeh Kenneth and Marie Nash National Furniture Julie P. Newell Nichols Hills United Methodist Church George and Donna Nigh Clint Normore Paul and Mary Odom OGA, Inc. OKC Express, Inc. Oklahoma Amateur Wrestling, Inc. Oklahoma City Baseball Camp, LLC Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedic Institute David Ooley Marian P. Opala Raymond and Lavell Owen Pathways Professional Counseling Michael and Vicki Patterson

Honor Roll Of Donors



Steven Payne Perfect Ten, Inc Morris and Maxine Permenter Jerry and Charlette Perryman Ronald and Janet Petty Phillips Murrah, PC Darryl and Karen Pinion Potts Family Foundation, Inc. Ford Price Eduardo Prieto James and Henrietta Randolph Steven and Julie Raney Redbud Consulting Revelry Enterprises Richard & Ruth Lampton Family Foundation Douglas and Kelli Riddle Ridgeview Exploration Rock Island Exploration, LLC Jean E. Rolles Linda K. Rosser Scott and Gina Rowsam Bronson and Diana Rumsey Kevin and Krista Sain Christopher and Margaret Salyer Fred and Carla Sands Michael and Kristie Scears Hossein S. Shafa William and Rose Shaklee Gary and Anne Shaner Ronnie and Dorothy Shaw Tony and Phyllis Shelby Ann C. Sherman Kim Shoemake Nikki Singer Lee Allan and DeAnn Smith Danny R. Snyder Sodexho Management, Inc. Southstar Exploration, LLC Southwest Airlines

Spirit Bank The State Chamber Irwin and Kelley Steinhorn Van and Julie Storm Daniel and Phyllis Stough Mark and Lela Sullivan Super Cao Nguyen Tara T. Tabatabai Marvona and Michael Tavlin Jack and Ann Thompson Marc and Jeanni Thompson Tom and Vahla Todd Todd Family Charitable Foundation J. Mac Troy and Carol Wilkinson Troy Linda Tucker Twentieth Century Class Douglas and Kamee Van Meter Kay L. Van Wey Van Wey & Johnson, LLP Rosann Vaughn Anthony and Denise Villani Cyril Wagner Jr. Tim and Deanna Wahl Geary and Barbara Ann Walke Joseph and Cynthia Walkowski Walters Power International Boots Barnett Warrick Hank Watson Carolyn Weber Leo and Nancy Werneke Martha White William White Gordon and Anna Williams John and Mary Ann Williams Judith A. Willoughby Bambang S. Winata Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. Dick and Anne Workman 1 Prospect Technologies, LLC 1492 New World Latin Cuisine 415 Main, LLC 7-Eleven Stores A Good Egg Dining Group AAA of Oklahoma Craig and Maria Abbott Peter Abramo Abuelo’s Mexican Food Acme Brick Company Bradley Adair Anthony and Antoinette Addeo Adduddel Enterprises, Inc. Advocate, LLC James Agar Air Technologies of Oklahoma City, Inc. Petar and Alexandra Alaupovic William and Katherine Alexander Karan Allbright Al and Barbara Allen Robert Allen All-Star Wrestling Camps Geoffrey and Jeriann Altshuler Jerome and Judy Altshuler Amateur Softball Association, USA Women’s Team

Stars Patron


Alvin and Eldona Wright Wright & Associates Cheryl Zimmerman Nazih and Annette Zuhdi Zack Zuhdi American Airlines The American Legion Mike and Sharon Ammon Jerry and Donna Amundsen Jack and Ellen Anderson NaRita Anderson William and Ellen Anderson John and Conny Andres Mark Andrus Truman Anquoe ANR Services, Inc. Issei Aoyama Anthony and Valerie Aquino Joseph Arato Brian and Becky Archey Arizona Diamondbacks Dan and Eleanor Armstrong Thomas and Allesan Armstrong Arnett Law Firm Claude and Nancy Arnold Dennis and Ju Chuan Arrow Arvest Asset Management Rana Askins Aspen Athletic Club ASR Properties, LLC Astrin & Associates, LLC AT&T of Oklahoma City Atherton Hotel Cissie Atkinson Steven Aton Frank Atwater Gordon and Jane Austin Paul and Jane Austin Chad Autry Charles and Gale Avery Avery Brothers John and Barbara Awezec Winston Ayala B.C. Clark Jewelers, Inc. Ray and Jannelle Babb Leonard and Rosemary Bachle

Stephen and Tamara Bachman Backwoods Don and Phyllis Bahr Daniel and Nancy Baines David and Jerry Baird H.L. Baird T. Brian and Julia Bakeman Dustin Baker Gary and Darcy Baker Joe and Melissa Baker John Baker Terry and Rhonda Baker William and Kathryn Baker Cassie Ball Harley and Kimberlie Ballew Mary C. Baltierra Bank 2 Bankers Bank Carmelita Banks Steven and Cathy Barghols Clinton M. Barker Virgil R. Barksdale Brian Barnes Robert and Beitina Barr James and Barbara Barrett Marguerite Barrett David and Leta Jane Barry Robert Barth Philip Bartholomew J. Robb Bartlett The Baseball Factory Jennifer L. Basile Ruth Bass Jeremy and Lesley Basset Frank and Pamela Battistone Debra Baucom Carter and Cara Baumert Jenny Baustert Chris Bayouth Thomas and Mary Beadles Richard and Leah Beale Danny and Teresa Beard


Beasley Oil Company Brian Beatty and Regan G. Strickland-Beatty Beau’s Wine Bin and Spirit Shoppe John Beaver and Charlotte L. Wilkins-Beaver Charles and Ea Beck Larry and Marcia Becker John Bedford and Jo Rowan Kendall and Sheila Behnke Richard and Mary Beisel Jimmy and Pam Bell Bell & Rhodes Bellini’s Restaurant Belmar Golf Club John Belt and Joy Reed Belt Timothy and Cynthia Bench Jerry and Jackie Bendorf Dale Bennett James and Sherry Bennett Regina Bennett Blythe Benson Lloyd Benson William and Nina Benson Bentley Hedges Travel Service Ronald Berberian Eric and Leslie Berger Helen Bernardin Larry and Charlotte Berry Cathy Bewley Christine A. Beyer Jayesh Bhakta Bicycle Alley Ernest F. Bierschenk Big Sky Bread Company George and Leah Bird Emily Biscone Joseph and Kathy Biscone Bitter Creek Investment Corporation Mary E. Bitting BKD, LLP

Christopher and JoBeth Black David Black Lisa Blackburn William and Shirley Blaik Michael and Jeannene Blevins Bob Hufnagel Construction, Inc. Bob Moore Cadillac, Inc. Richard and Pamela Bobier Carl and Ruth Bode Theodore A. Boehm Boeing Rose Marie Boggus Sylvia Bolding Richard and Debbie Boles Earnest and Kenna Bolton Cheri Bolz Wallace and Vivian Bonifield J.L. and Vicki Bonny Melissa Bonsall Jim and Jo Booher Boomerang Grill Stephen M. Booth Paul and Sue Boren Ted and Sandy Bottger Harry Botts Boulevard Steak House & Martini Bar V. Arthur and Breda Bova William P. Bowden Jack and Janet Bowles Dennis and Jan Box Bobby and Alejandra Boyanton Darrell and Charlotte Boyd Edward and Josephine Boydston K. Terrell Boyle Rick and Taunia Bozarth Bill and Barbara Brackeen Eric and Shannon Bradford Star Bradford

Loretta Kay Bradley Bradley and Bradley, LLC Rick Bragga and Debbie Mohring-Bragga Clifford and Connell Branan John H. Brandenburg Brianna K. Brandon Katherine Neville Brantley Sharon Brantley Vickii L. Brashears Robert and Marilyn Brasher Braums Ice Cream & Dairy Stores Betsy K. Braver David S. Brazeal Loren Brewer Mary Brewer Bricktown Hotel & Convention Center Kevin and Doris Brittain Britton Boat and RV Storage Brixton Opticians Kathryn S. Broad Michael Brooks Paul and Barbara Brou Adam and Tara Brown Daniel Brown John Brown and Sherilea Anderson Brown Juli Brown Kenneth and Tammy Brown Kevin and Darla Brown Kristen Brown Lee and Harriet Brown Marquetta Brown Michael and Traci Brown Monte and Deborah Brown Ron and Liz Brown Roxie Brown Taylor and Joellyn Brown Robert and Karen Browne Browne & Browne Partners Lauri Browning Sean and Kimberli Brownlee

Sally J. Brunett Jennifer Bryant Justin and Tanya Bryant Shawn and April Bryant BST Technologies Elizabeth Buckley Anne R. Bunting John Burchfiel Robert D. Burdette Annette Burford Alan and Mary Burgess James M. Burk William and Phoebe Burkett Bobby J. Burleson Doug Burnett Richard and Sally Burpee Gilman Burris Bob and Denise Burton Macci Burton David and Mary Busby Phil and Heather Busey Angela Bush Gary and Judith Bush Dana Butler Lisa Butler Jacques Buttin Gregory and Donna Buwick James and Jane Buxton Dennis Byford and Linda Blan-Byford C & B Pharmacy, Inc. C.R. Homes & Renovations William and Catherine Cabaniss Cafe Nova Chris and Teresa Cagle Caitlin M. Cairns Joyce Calderwood Lechelle Calderwood Sean Camarillo Michael D. Camfield Steven and Vickey Cannady Voorhis Cantrell

Cruz Cardenas John M. Carey Steven and Kimberly Cargill Peter and Virginia Carl Frank and Carol Carney Carovilli Communications Yvonne Carpenter Carrabba’s Italian Grill Joe and Lori Carter Randy and Karen Carter Javier and Carmen Carvalho Casa Perico Case of Champions Chris and Danette Cassetty Robert and Hope Cassidy Larry and Shirley Cassil Castle Falls Paul J. Castleberry Richard and Rosemary Cato Homer and Louise Caughran Judy Cawthon Norman D. Cecil Celestial Cycles Center for Advancement of Science and Technology Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Ben and Annie Chadd Richard and Kitty Champlin Kimberly Chancellor Jeff and Deborah Chappell Charles B. Israel Foundation Charles Schwab & Co. Charleston’s Restaurant Joseph and Nellie Chase Lorraine Chase Ernesto Chavez John and Nancy Cheek James Tseng-Hsiu Chen Xin Chen Vida Chenoweth Cherokee Casino & Resort Clyde W. Chesnutt

Honor Roll Of Donors



Chilcutt Direct Marketing, Inc. Lora Belle Childers Sandy Childress Larry and Martha Childs John and Cathy Christensen Carey-Elisa Christie Cigar and Company Cimarron Steak House Cinnabar Investment, Inc. Delbert and Lillian Clancy Gennie Clanin Bryan and Dawnna Clark Darryl Clark Janyce Clark Karan Clark Roland and Leigh Ann Clark Velma Clark Classen Alumni Association of Oklahoma City Amy M. Clendenin Jeffie Clifton Nile and Lynn Clifton Terry and Christina Coalter Neligh Coates Jr. Shaun Coates Larry and Frances Cochell Aubrey and Meredith Cocklin Trent O. Coe Darrell and Sherry Cofer Coffee Creek Golf Club Leroy G. Coffman Kenneth and Elizabeth Coker Patricia Coker Scott and Sherri Colbert Colcord Hotel John and Sandra Cole John Cole Brian Coleman Mike and Tracey Coletti Colin Colgan John W. Colleran

Bethany Colmar The Colonial Art Gallery & Co. Judy Colyott Don and Donna Combs Angela Comer Orra and Doris Compton Janie Comstock Gregory and Candice Conner Greg and Vickie Cook Kenneth Cook Linda Cook Casey and Keri Cooper Kenneth and Kathleen Cooper COPAS Claire Copeland Wiley and Linda Copeland Brandy Corcoran Nicholas and Megan Cordle The Corinthian Bed and Breakfast Patrick and Kathy Cornell William and Mary Ann Corum Melissa A. Cory Cory’s Audio Visual Shawn and Susan Cosby Larry and Julie Coshow Ellafair S. Cotter Cottonwood Salon & Spa Joseph and Valerie Couch Ruth Ann Couch Courtyard by Marriott Courtyard Marriott Kansas City Country Club Plaza Tom and Barbara Covalt Jim and Dawn Cowan Nancy A. Cowden Julie Cowgill Hayden Cox Van Cox John and Julee Coyle Richard Coyle

Coyle Law Firm Duane and Frieda Crabaugh Cracker Barrel Franklin D. Crader Clifford and Frankie Craig George and Lelah Craig Robi Craig Earnest and Pam Crain Nathan Crain and Christina Melton Crain Barbara S. Crandall Ronald L. Crane Hilda Crane-Smith Wayne and Carmen Craney Juliet V. Crawford Crayons 2 College, Inc. Von and Mary Creel Thomas and Ann Creider Michael and Marilyn Cronin Harold and Aileen Crosley Joey C. Croslin Cross Bar Gallery Steve and Mary Crossley Steven and Lindsay Crossley Avery N. Crossman Joe and Sherry Crosthwait Bradford and Sheila Crow James E. Crowder Crowne Plaza Hotel Sterling and Liza Cryder Denise Cullen Bo and Houng Cung Clarence and Betty Cunningham Staney and Suzanne Cunningham Samuel and Linda Curry Brad and Patricia Curtis Torrey and Joyce Curtis David L. Cypert Joseph A. Czoch D & R Reporting and Video Service Ronald and Barbara Dall

Deborah Dallas Sabina Dallas Dallas Stars Hockey William and Anne Dalton Dwight Darrah Scott C. Davidson Brynn Davies Andrew Davis Elizabeth Davis Kenny Davis Kristy Davis Link Davis Malvin and Janice Davis Scott Davis Scott E. Davis David and Suzanne Davison Richard and Meredith Davison Eric Dawson Peter Day Stewert Day DCS Enterprises, Inc. Sandra De Geurin Robert and Melba Deal Jacob Dearmon Thomas and Rita Dearmon Gregory and Rita Debski Michael L. Decker Deep Fork Grill Deer Creek Vineyards Donald and Kathleen Dees Mark and Pam Deevers Dell Virginia A. Dell Carolyn F. Demaree Rowland and Mary Denman Carey and Karen Dennis Dennis A. Leseberg, DDS, Inc. Bob and Anna Denny Dentistry 3001, Inc. Joe D. Denton Paul Derby William and Janie Deupree

Paul and Joeny Deutz V. Jean Devine Franklin A. Devore Marion B. DeVore Chris and Lee Dickens Karen Dickerson Kenneth and Janice Dickerson James and Teresa Dickson Jerry and Cheryl Dickson David B. Diggs Randall Dillingham Lee and Debbie Dillman Christine Dillon Peter and Judith Dillon Dimick, Green, Brown & Stark PC Dindy Foster Interiors, Inc. Tim and Melissa Dixon DNC Parks and Resorts at Kennedy Space Center Angela R. Do Dodson Galleries Robert S. Doenges James Barbara Dorff Charles and Cheryl Dorrance Bobby C. Doscher Dennis and Nancy Dougherty Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. Brian and Suzanne Dreckshage George and Paula Drew Helen Duckett William E. Dudley Fred and Helen Dunbar Richard and Kim Dunn Rick Dunning and Jennifer MacIvor Dunning Betty J. Durland Dale and Donna Durnell Durrell, PLLC Marie-Josee Dye


Earl’s Rib Palace Larry A. Eberhardt Karen Eby Edward and Debra Eckhart Emmanuel and Irene Edem Gary and Wilma Eden Rob Edmisson Edmond Ankle & Foot Specialist, Inc. Edmond Music, Inc. Edmond Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Edmond Racquet Club Edmond Wine Shop David and Jane Edmonds Amanda Edwards Edward Edwards Gary Edwards Orville Edwards Kenneth N. Eilmes Eischen’s Restaurant Elan Spa Elephant Bar Restaurant Ronald and Lida Elkins Marilyn Ellena Lynn Elliott Charles Ellis Jerry Ellis Ryan and Amanda Ellis Tracy and Tristan Ellis Luke and Autumn Elms Chelsey Emmett Patricia A. Empie Jeremy E. Ennis Terry and Julie Enos Carla Epperson Phillip R. Erke David Evans Marianne Evans Patricia Evans Randolph and Faith Mary Everest Eve’s and Lulu D’s

Jason and Chelsea Ewald FAA Credit Union Danny and Rita Farmer T.F. and Melinda Farris Federalist Society Oklahoma Chapter Ronald and Roberta Feller Dallas and Christine Ferguson First National Bank of Oklahoma First United Methodist Church of Bartlesville First United Methodist Church of Wagoner John and Pamela Fischer Daniel and Bessie Fisher Lynn Fisher Marshall and Meri Fite Don and SoRelle Fitzgerald Flatlands AG Consulting David and Pam Fleischaker Thomas and Ann Flesher Dale and Donna Flewellen Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria Ricardo and Diana Flores Florida Consulting, Inc. Carla Flournoy Douglas and Nita Folger The Food Factory David A. Foose John and Leslie Forbes Jason Foreman Fortune Club R.T. Foster Steven Foster Pamela Fountain Four Lakes Golf Club Dennis and Charlene Fowler Fox Lane Pearls Francisco Grande Frank’s Underwater Sports Mary Y. Frates Rodman and Joan Frates

Frates Family, LLC Edward L. Free The French Cowgirl Friends of the Moore Library Stephen and Nancy Friot Michael and Elaine Frizzell Thomas M. Fugard Full Circle Bookstore Harry and Peggy Furr G.W. Gulledge & Associates, Inc. Jerry and Jean Gaby Mary E. Gaddie Suresh Gadigachalam Paul and Nancy Gaines Chinhoo Gang Louis and Anne Garbarino Chris Garrett Rick and Kerry Garrett Stephen and Linda Garrett David and Helen Garrison W.L. and Lauretta Garrison Don and Judy Gay Gerald and Jan Geiger Bennie W. George Jr. Jerry and Ina George Shauna George James E. Gettys Richard and Jeannine Gibbens Eric P. Gibbs Gilbert Gibson Iva Lou Gibson Jean Giles James and Nina Gilliland Andy Gin John and Roberta Gingerich Connie C. Givens Glamour Shots Globe Construction Company Dewayne and Sharon Glover Richard P. Glowacki Kay Goebel

Michael and Heather Gold Gold Star Graphics Jessica Golden Ernest and Sharon Gomez Jeremiah D. Goodman Lawrence J. Goodwin Gordon E. Gowing Debby Graham Dorothy Graham Robert and Carolyn Graham Steven and Vicky Graham Grand House Chinese Bistro Grand Hyatt Anne Gray Gordon and Stacia Gray Robert and Jerri Gray Stafford Gray Virginia Gray Greater Cleaves Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Katrinka N. Greear Elmer and Grace Green James and Esther Green E.V. Greer Richard and Anne Greer Joseph and Marion Grellner Mark and Joy Griffin Martha Griffin Robert Griffin Jennifer Grigsby Wendy Gritz Dawn Grooms David and Susan Gross Michael Grynberg Stanley and Pamela Guffey Thomas E. Guild Beckie Gunter Ernesto Gutierrez Larry and Jeannette Haag Haag, Haag & Friedrich PA Colbert F. Hackler Rick and Ann Hadrava

Harry H. Haines Robert and Sue Hale Chase Hall Flora Belle Hall Issac and Heather Hall Lindsay Hall William and Suzanne Hall Hambrick Ferguson, Inc. Paul Hamilton Shane J. Hamman Michael and Debra Hampton Homer and Treva Hancock Hands On Massage Therapy Michael Haney Hanger Orthotics Grant Hansen John Hansen Har-Bel Athletic Goods Harborside Storage, Inc. Lynne Hardin Patsy Hardin John and Martha Hardt Ora Hare V. Burns and Ann Hargis Howard and Marie Harkey Timothy R. Harlin Jane B. Harlow Matthew W. Harney Seth Harold Allen K. Harris Jr. Blair Harris Claude and Linda Harris Donald and Patricia Harris Jean Harris Lyndel and Kathryn Harris Harris Chiropractic Clinic, PC James H. Harrod Ronald and Karla Sue Harshaw Karen Hart Pete R. Hartmann Janet Hartzell Brett and Krista Harvey

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Brian and Judy Harvey Ian and Audra Harvey Fumika Hashimoto Andrew Haswell Perry and Mary Hatch Richard and Elizabeth Hatcher Daniel Haun Robert and Shannon Haupt Haupt, Brooks, Vandruff & Cloar, PLLC Hawaii Nail Spa Russell and Jo Ellen Hayes Health Psychology Associates, Inc. Charles and Sheneesta Heatly Jerry and Cheryl Heavin Jerry and Jennifer Hedrick Hal and Anna Hefner Jo Heidebrecht Delton and Carole Heihn Larry and Gordona Heiliger Audrey Heise-Fijalka Ollie and Virginia Helderle Bruce and Loi Heldt Ulf and Patricia Heller Helzberg Diamonds Shirley Hendrick Virginia Hendrick Jeremiah B. Hendricks Walt and Jean Hendrickson Stuart Hene William and Phyllis Henry Henry W. Browne Foundation John and Susan Hermes Charles and Margie Herndon Heidi Hess Laurin Hess Brooke Hessler Tommy and Cheryl Hewett Hibdon Tires Plus

Ed and Mable Higganbotham Arietta Hightower Dannie Bea Hightower John R. Hill Hill Family Properties, LLC Hilton Anatole Dallas Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Bill and Carolyn Hines Elizabeth Hines James and Joan Hirnisey Philip D. Hixon Nelda Hobbs John and Donna Hodkinson Mack and Anne Marie Hoehner Vincent and Mona Hoehner Dan and Sarah Hogan Victoria Hogan Bill and Nancy Holland June Holloway Lorinda Holloway Roger and Glenna Holloway Robert and Kirst Holly Greg and Linda Holman James and Angie Holman Carin Holmenas Gonfard Jerome A. Holmes Home Depot Michael and Sydney Homsey Kevin C. Hoos Jody D. Horn Curtis and Thelma Horrall Mitchell and Kelli Hort Jane Horton Paul and Christine Houk Carol Howard Narrah Howard Robert and Denise Howard Thomas and Cynthia Howard Julie Huang Eric and Kami Huddleston

Clifford and Leslie Hudson Glendon Hudson Kanela Huff Kenneth and Stacia Hufnagel Hugh Scott Photography Dow and Deanne Hughes Larry and Beckie Hughes Nick Hughes William and Geralyn Hughes Shawn and Marisela Humphries Franklin Hundley Jr. Kitty Hundley Stacy Hundley Thurman Hunker Charles and Yvonne Hunnicutt Duane and Deanna Hunt Gerry and Angela Ann Hunt Dianne Hunter Patrick and Kahla Hurley Hutchinson Oil Company Edward and Crystal Hutlas James Hyde and Laurie McCann-Hyde Jeremy and Kristi Jo Ice Images Gallery James F. Imel IMG Baseball In Your Face Athletics Information Access Eleanor A. Inglis Alan Ingram and Lisa Ummel-Ingram Jolene R. Ingram Integrated Solutions, Inc. Inter-Tribal Designs Isleta Eagle Golf Course Mark A. Ison Howard F. Israel Israel’s Fine Menswear J. Michael Steffen, DDS, MS, Inc. Jackie Cooper BMW

Donna Jackson John Jackson Lee Jackson Scott and Darla Jackson Tim and Nancy Jackson Wayne and Karen Jackson Ronald G. Jacob Rachel Jacquemain Mike James Wayne James James J. Taylor, Inc Robert and Mary Jardine Gary M. Jarmon Java Dave’s Downtown JE Willoughby, DDS, PC Joe and Mary Jekel Antonio Jenkins-Lara Carol Jenkinson Donald and Dixie Jensen Jersey Mike’s Subs Paul and Helen Jester Dennis and Cheree Jeter Jewelry Connection Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course JMH Mortgage, LLC Joe Stevenson’s Cobra Kai Barry and Melissa Johnson Clayton and Ophelia Johnson Danne Johnson Juanita Johnson Michael Johnson Richard Johnson Robert and Gennie Johnson Ted and Judy Johnson Brenda Johnston Clint and Leigh Anne Johnston Craig and Leslie Johnston Joseph R. Jondahl Bernard Jones Charlotte Jones

Laurie Walker Jones Lewis Jones Robert and Sandra Jones Rod Jones Jonny Carino’s Country Italian Jerry Jordan Judy A. Jordan Robert and Dona Jordan Warren and Judy Jordan Jordan Associates Jostens Journal Record Publishing, Co. Dennis B. Jowaisas Jon and Cindy Juckette Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party, Inc. Robert and Anna Kalbitz Karen E. Kalnins Kamp’s Market Kansas City Marriott Downtown William and Nelma Karns Yvonne Kauger Ted and Harriet Kavrukov Lori J. Keaton Lincoln R. Keck Abigail F. Keegan Keesee & Company, Inc. Jean Keller George Kelly Hunter Kelly Mark and Gayla Kelly Steven Graham and Vicky Kelly Ed and Margaret Kelsay Kenneth and Nina Kemp John and Jane Kenney Alan and Angela Kennington Robert Kennington Lou C. Kerr William Kerr Richard and Barbara Kerrick


Greg Kersgieter David and Lori Key KFOR-TV Anwar I. Khader Salwa Khoddam John W. Killingsworth Terry and Kathryn Kilpatrick Sandra Kimerer Jan Kimzey J.H. and Earlene King James and Debbie King Paul King and Susan McVey Chris A. Kinnison Kenneth and Penelope Kirchofer Joel and Mary Kirkley Michael and Shirley Kirschner Brandon Kitch Denver Kitch Randy Klein Edward Knight John and Helen Kniseley Jean Kobs Kristen M. Kochekian Brant and Desiree Koenig Koenig Chiropractic Harold and Lou Ann Kohlman Frank and Marianne Kokojan Rajesh Konda Steven and Peggy Koone Lynda M. Korvick Matthew and Susan Koziolek Edwin S. Kramer Ed and Diane Krittenbrink David and Sarah Krivy Christine O. Krumins-Warras Lois G. Kruschwitz Steven J. Kuder Morris J. Kuper Bonnie L. Kurka Ai Kuroda

Howard and Eleanor Kurtz Teddy Kusnadi H.G. and Kay Kuykendall Charles H. Kuzniar L & R Tire John Lackey Paul Lacy Carl and Tracie Lafata Christopher and Ismini Lamb Ken Lambert Paul and Judy Lambert James Lambertus Richard and Ruth Lampton Duane and Carole Langley Craig and Nancy Lankford LaQuinta Inn and Suites North Timothy and Linda Larason Larch Corrections Greg and Erin Larson David and Cheryl Lassiter Marilyn J. Laughbaum Dean and Phyllis LaVelle A.G. and Dana Laverty Annett Lavicky James and Marilyn Law The Law Firm of Carlos A. Miranda III, PC Lois K. Lawler-Brown Douglas and Virginia Lawrence William and Betty Lawrence Linzy L. Lawson Pat and Kimberli Layden Bill and Mary Layton Lazy E Arena Janet T. Leadbetter Leadership Communication, Inc. Samuel and Lynn Leake Ted and Anna Ledbetter Ledbetter Eye Care Christopher and Virginia Lee Maribob Lee

Myrtle Lee Don and Patti Leeman Ronald and Ann LeFever Jana K. Legako William J. Legg Judy Lehmbeck Kathy Leithner Lauren Lembo Betty J. Lemons Jack and Karen Leonard Margaret Leonard Julia Lesko-Bishop Mark Lester Patricia Lester Sandra LeVan Nicole Levendofsky Harold and Rose Marie Leveridge Fred R. Levine Harrison and Elaine Levy Diane Lewis Ellis Lewis Robert and Kay Lewis Shannon Lewis William Lewis Lexis Nexis Sinnie Li Ryan D. Lindberg Lino’s Gelato & Grill Cathy S. Lippard Lita & Mort Heller Foundation Ashley Little Little, Little, Little, Windel & Coppedge LiveClassTech, L.L.C. Susannah B. Livingood Tony and DuSharme Llanusa Michelle E. Lockhart F.X. Loeffler James and Janis Loftis Erin Logan Duane Long

Jack and Claudine Long Jason and Jennifer Long Dave and Lana Lopez Gerardo Lopez Javier Lopez Lorec Ranch Dirk and Phyllis Lorenz David and Colleen Losi Lotus Acupunture Darren and Christy Loudermilk Louie’s On The Lake Arthur and Paulette Lowe Lindsay Lowe Lucia’s Salon Genesis Robert and Karen Luke Mike Lunsford William and Ellen Lunsford Luton & Co., PLLC Lynda’s Birkenstock Orville and Lois Lyon Lyric Theatre Keith and Jane Lytle Jeffrey and Dawn Maack Lurline Mabrey Vicki Lawrence MacDougall Bruce H. Macella John A. Mackechnie Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Dana D. Magill Michael and Mary Mahaffey Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Swati S. Mair Warren Majors and Cynthia Hines Majors Cindy Maloney Management Information Technology, LLC Lynnell E. Mandl William J. Manger Brett and Lauren Manis Timothy and Carrie Mann

Phillip and Peggy Mannschreck The Mantel Wine Bar & Bistro Alan Marcum Marianne’s Rentals Marilyn Torbett Company, LC Mark A. Dawkins MD, PC Peter and Kristine Markes Marriott Houston Galleria Marriott Suites Dallas Market Center Chris and Cresa Marshall Sue Marshall A.W. and Beatrcie Martin Billy and Alana Martin H.A. Martin Lynette Martin Matt Martin Mervyn Martin Ronald and Susan Martin Michael and Barbara Martinez Velia Martinez Debby Mason Timothy Mason Master Cleaners Mathis Brothers Furniture Company Andrea Matthes Jeffrey and Gail Maucere Dianna May Matt and Lisa Mayfield Kenneth and Jeanette Maynard Julianne M. McAchran William and Carolyn McAlister Arthur and Mary McAnulty Robert and Barbara McAnulty Suzanne E. McAuley Bervis B. McBride Rachel McCarthy

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John M. McClelland Carole McClendon Mike and Bonnie McCool Jeff and Debra McCormick Mark and Kathy McCormick Jessica McCoy Lewis Matthew E. McCreary Mac and Dana McCrory D’Arline H. McCubbin Jan McDaniel Kenneth McDaniel Randy and Julie McDaniel Don and Dessia McDonald Jay and Kay McDonald Eloise M. McEldowney Jay and Sara McElroy Mark McElroy Gene and Janet McElvaney Mark A. McFadden Jesse and Stacey McFarland McFarlin United Methodist Church Dewey McGee Arthur R. McGrew Mitzi K. McGuire Alan and Deborah McIntyre Elaine McIntyre Leslie A. McKenzie Mason and Joye McLain Romyce L. McLarry Shane and Karla McLaury Jaime McNutt Cody McPherson Douglas and Mary McPherson James and Christina McQuigg Philip McSpadden Robert Meinders Pamela D. Melton Charles and Marilyn Mendenhall Mendel and Valentina Mendez

Men’s Wearhouse Emma Mercer Harvey Mercer Jr. Metro Electrical Contractors, Inc. Gary and Karen Meyer John and Cynthia Meyer Mattie Meyer Rebecca Meyer Chelsea Meyers Robin and Shawn Meyers Mi Casa Salon J. Ann Michael Clifford and Ruth Michaelis Paul and Nancy Michalik Microtex Medical, Inc. Elisa K. Milbourn T.H. Milby Charles Miles David and Lisa Miley John Miley Adam and Christina Miller Ann F. Miller Christopher P. Miller Daniel T. Miller Florence Miller Jerry and Novell Miller John H. Miller Karen L. Miller Kevin Miller Leroy and Elsie Miller Michael and Maudie Miller Mike Mills Pat Mills Patrick Mills Jr. Mills Machine Company, Inc. Brian M. Minietta Frederick Mischler and Lisa Wolfe Jay M. Mitchel Aaron and Keri Mitchell Kimberley Mlinar Jo Beth Moad

Modern Liquors Wanda Moland Rafidah Molok Patricia R. Monk Charles and Marilee L. Monnot Robert and Margaret Montgomery Harold Moody Jenna A. Moomau Moonlight Hospitality, LLC. Cheryl Moore Christopher Moore Don and Connie Jo Moore Franklin and Joyce Moore Jerry and Merilyn Moore Paul and Chloe Moore Rita King Moore Ron and Mary Lou Moore William and Ronda Moore Michael C. Mordy Mordy & Mordy, PC Adria Morgan Cheryl Morgan Peter and Sally Morgan Danile and Patricia Morris Richard and Clarice Morrison Cal and Eleanor Moser K.W. and Polly Mosley Lisa M. Mosmeyer Drannon and Sherri Moss John and Sherry Mottet Mountain View Meat Company, Inc. Mowhawk Carpet Gracie Moyers Girija Purnima Mudiam Marc and Christine Mueller Donald Mullican Kevin and Lorna Mullins Naim A. Mumallah Raymond and Linda Mundy

Municipal Employees Credit Union of Oklahoma City Christopher and Maria Munley Paul and Shauna Munsell Dan Murdock Dustin R. Murer Danny and Annette Murphy Kyle and Ashley Murphy Richard and Christina Murray Lloyd and Nancy Musselman Clark and Kay Musser Michael Myshrall and Bonnie Arthur Mystique Fragrances Franklin and Connie Naifeh Mark and Shannon Nance Chade Nash National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center Bradley Nations NBS Vincent and Karen Nealey Tommy Neathery Ned’s Catering, Inc. Jacob D. Neff Neill W. Dubberstein, DDS Staci L. Neimann-Aduddell Natalie A. Nelson Kelly and Shandy Nemecek Pam Newby Mark and Jennifer Newman Rodney and Ann Newman Ashley Nguyen Helen A. Nicholson James Nicklaus Nightherder Land & Cattle Co. Betty Niles Chariyar and Parinta Nillpraphan David F. Nittler Scott Nix

Betty L. Noakes Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar Ryan and Ashlea Noonan Mark Norcott James and Madalynne Norick Ronald and Kandy Norick Carol North North Fork Bar & Grill Leonard and Roxanne Northcutt Bart Nowak and Traci Davis-Rodriguez Leonard Nwanebu Oak Tree Country Club Oak Tree Golf Club Oakley Inc. OCU Follett Bookstore Robert and Rita Odquist W.H. and Keith Oehlert Ade Okediji Okeene Milling Company Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Oklahoma Aquarium Oklahoma Army National Guard Oklahoma Bankers Association Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City All Sports Association Oklahoma City Blazers Oklahoma City Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City Marathon, Inc. Oklahoma City Marriott Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City Pianist Club


Oklahoma Contract Interiors Oklahoma Department of Commerce Oklahoma Employees Credit Union Oklahoma Federal Credit Union Oklahoma Mental Health Consumer Council Oklahoma Openers Oklahoma Parks, Resorts & Golf Oklahoma Science Museum Old School Bagel Cafe Gates and Kay Oliver Timothy Olsen Omnet, LLC On A Whim Daniel P. O’Neil Online Resources Corporation Patricia Oplotnik William and Carol Orr Michael O’Shea Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery H. E. Overstreet Kim D. Owen Daniel Owens and Margaret Freede Owens The Oxford Firm Management Corp. Russell Pack Page & Tuttle Maria Palacios Paul and Heidi Palzer Frank and Elaine Parker Ida Parker Janet Parker Quay Parker Mardi Parks Frank and Barbara Parr Doyle and Charlotte Parrack Pamela R. Parrish Nancy S. Parrott Danny and Melinda Parsons

Josh Parsons Parsons Jewerly Partners Human Resources Co. Linda Pate Harold and Sheila Patterson Joe and Ollie Patterson Robert and Linda Childers Paul William and Barbara Paul Sammy and Suzanne Paulson Fred Payne William and Gail Payne William and Joan Payne Richard Pearson Paul and Dorthea Peck Roger and Vicki Peck Stanley and Raina Pelofsky Ashley Pence Larry and Deanna Pendleton Don and Brenda Penwell Lee Peoples and Emma Rolls Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant Performance Sports Center Karen Perkins Calvin and Elizabeth Perry Donny Perry Ted and Ernestine Perry Tad and Cinnamon Perryman Charles L. Peters Peters & Chandler John and Maurine Petersen James and Sharon Peterson Petroleum Club Marvin and Sandra Peyton Terry and Claudia Phelps Philbrook Museum of Art Dave and Katherine Phillips James and Margaret Phillips Richard and Linda Pickens Rickee Pierce Bobby and Mona Pigg Clyde and Ila Pigg David and Gail Pigion Pirates Alley

Cary and Randa Pirrong Roger and Kay Pitt Dennis L. Pollock Jennifer R. Polvado David and Madge Pomeroy Daniel Pond Billy and Winnolia Porterfield Michael and Bertha Potts Jane E. Powell Prairie Dunes Country Club Prairie Thunder Baking Company Praxis College Melvyn G. Preisz David Price David Price John Price and Elizabeth Box Price Mark and Janet Price Mary Price Boday Lynn A. Pringle Greg and Melba Prior Pro Camps USA George E. Proctor Nathan and Jacqueline Proffitt Chad and Meleah Puckett Tiffany Puckett Loy and Elizabeth Puffinbarger Daniel and Bonita Pulver Merle and Oleta Pulver Bill and Sharon Pyeatt Quail Creek Golf & Country Club Quality Grain, Inc. Quantum Development, LLC Quartz Mountain Resort Jana Quattlebaum James and Barbara Quillian Betty Quinlan Socorro M. Quintero Jennifer L. Raasch

Chris and Cathy Rabel Frank Ragsdale Manish Rajwar Kavassery and Latha Ramchand Randy Ramirez Archie Randall F. B. Rapp Geraldine Raupe Susan Ray William and Sally Ray The Recognition Company Red Carpet Car Wash The Red Cup Laurel H. Redding RedSky Land, LLC Gay Reed Jeanne Reed Roxanne Reed Regis Hair Salon Thomas and Pamela Rehm Renaissance Dallas Hotel Renaissance Salon Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center Dustin and Dana Renner Dee and Penny Replogle Norma L. Repp Gary and Jill Ann Resetar Residence Inn Residence Inn - Fort Worth University Residence Inn by Marriott Alamo Plaza W. Devin and Laure Resides Resides & Resides, PLLC Berta F. Rex RG2 Solutions, Inc. David and Jesslyn Rhoades John and Helene Rhodes Melissa Rhodes Michael and Carol Rhodes Troy and Melva Rich

Richard P. Dulaney Foundation, Inc. Elizabeth Richards Ron and Kerri Richards Blake Richardson Emma Richardson Rick’s House of Fire Charles and Piper Riddle Edward and Phyllis Rieser Dennis A. Rigdon John and Lisa Riggs Thomas Riley Tommy Riley Olivia L. Ringer River Oaks Golf Club Roadrunner Marketing Terry and Beverly Roark Robert L. Moore, DDS E. Wilson and Bana Roberts Louisa Roberts Roberts Tips International, Inc. Roberts Truck Center, Inc. Justin and Allison Robinson Valerie Robinson William Robinson Jimmy Roblyer Rock Oil Company Beverly A. Roden Paul and Barbara Roderick Tucker and Ashley Roderick Bill and Linda Rodgers Joe and Jacci Rodgers Neal and Joanne Rogers Stacey M. Rogers Patty Roloff Rebecca Roper Rose State College Ruby Roseberry Carylon Ross Dale Ross William J. and Lil Ross Joseph and Helen Rossney

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Dana and Beborah Rothaus David Rothwell Norman and Harriet Rotter Route 66 Route 66 Burger Shack Dan Rowten Michael and Cathy Rowten Lawrence Roy John and Linda Rubens Ruby Tuesday’s Don and Nancy Rudolph Kevin M. Ruedi The Runner Thomas and Vicki Russell James and Betty Russow Todd C. Rust Gordon and Sue Ryan Andreas Rydholm Joseph H. Sahmaunt Saint Paul School of Theology Ralph and Sandra Sallusti John and Pearl Salmeron Salon & Spa on Spring Creek Kay Salyer Kay M. Samaripa Sam’s Club Sam’s Liquor Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall J.D. Sandefer Raymond and Linda Sanders Sandy Mitchell Designs Brett and Tana Sanger Darryl Sankey Keith and Poleteme Sappenfield Hiram and Robbie Sasser Gregg and Chelin Satherlie Robert and Kathleen Sauers Garry R. Savas Gary and Frances Savely Charles and Betty Saviers

Olaseinde and Carolyn Sawyerr Peggie Saxton SBL, LLC Phil and Avis Scaramucci Schardein and Company Salon Harold and Janet Scheidel Terry and Carol Schmidt Wayne Schmidt Charles and Jane Schneeberger Duaine Schoneweis Wayne and Doris Schooley Robin K. Schott Albert and Eloise Schrempp David and Nevonna Schroeder Floyd and Mary Schulte Gerald and Milinda Schwab Frederic and Debra Schwartz Imogene Scott Mark Scott Wilda Scott Richard A. Seals Joe M. Sears Scott and Janet Seefeldt Bernard Seegel Lee and Janice Segell Robert and Cheryl Seguine George and Margaret Selby Charlene B. Sellers Foster Drake K. Sellmeyer Serendipity David and Paula Severe Frank Sewell Ruth Sexton Ned Shadid Tom and Gloria Shadid Ed Shakeley Anthony and Victoria Shanbour Mahmood and Roya Shandiz Jay and Sara Shanker

Stephanie Shanor Matthew D. Sharp Julie A. Shatswell Thomas Shaull Charlotte Shaw Pamela Shaw Shaw Financial Services Charles Lambeth and Dyan Shaw-Lambeth Shear Blyss Michael D. Sheehan Allen Sheldon and Lisa Crone-Sheldon Melanie Shelley Holly Shelton Kirby Shelton Courtney and Elaine Shenkle Larry and Jeannie Shepheard Sheraton Hotel of Oklahoma City William and Pat Shider James and Lucy Shields Robert and Jeanne Short Heather Shotton Showcase Trophy & Awards Center Ted and Bettie Shrensel Emily Shurley Abolghasem Siavashi and Zahra Karimipour Jim and Mei Sibley Silver Dollar City Silverleaf Shotgun Sports Jim and Kathleen E. Simmons Simon Property Group Keetah G. Simonds Amy Simpson William Simpson Darryl and Janet Sinclair Julie Sinclair Kathryn Singer Six Flags Over Texas Skirvin Hotel

Alexander and Susan Slater Greg and Cindi Slettvet Linas Smailys Susan V. Small Earl and Tina Smedley Chuddie and Dorothy Smith Dave and Jennifer Smith Derrick Smith Donald and Dixie Smith Garland and Marjorie Smith Irving Smith James and Darci Smith Joe and Jamie Smith Johnny and Louelle Smith Kimberly Smith Michael and Jo Smith Pam Smith Richard Smith Scott Smith Sherrie Smith Stanley and Jana Smith Terry and Carolyn Smith Travis and Juanita Smith Vern and Margaret Smith Philip and Mary Catherine Smothermon Teresa A. Sneed David Snelgrove Derek Snell Kelly Snelling Soccer USA Patrick T. Solinski Nancy Sondag Linglan Soong Patrick Sorrenti South Bay Sports Training South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Urban Foundation Roger Spainhower Special Care, Inc. Spectrum Paint

Jeanie Spence Andrew and Ellen Spiropoulos Carla Spivack Christopher and Jean Spivey Richard and Mary Louise St. Denis St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Guy and Priscilla Stagner Standley Systems Gary and Jean Ann Stanlake Laura Stanley Jeffrey and Patsy Stann Starbucks Coffee Starbucks Coffee Company John C. Starkey Starplex Cinemas Cynthia R. Stebbins Martha J. Steffen Gerald L. Steichen Steidley & Neal, PLLC Kenneth and Loren Stein Rance and Paula Stein Warren S. Stepler Brandt S. Sterling Tracy E. Stetson Josh and Kelli Stevens Michael Stevenson Charles and Marion Stewart Larry and Sandra Stewart Sandy Stewart Wade and Tracey Stewart Janey Stewart-Wheeler Chris and Randy Stickney Sidney Stigall B. Craig Stinson and Krista Jones Stockmans Livestock Order Buying, Inc. Ashley Stokes Samantha A. Stoll R. Spencer Stone Karl and Bettie Stoneking Norman G. Stoner


Jan E. Stovall John R. Strange Dan and Elizabeth Stroup Robert Strunin and Lori Dublin Kenneth Stucker Studio Nails Robert Sukman Leona Suko John and Mascelly Sullivan Scott and Denise Sullivan Douglas and Mary Ann Summers Rosalie Summers Sun Kissed Tanning Salon Support Systems Associates, Inc. Ruth Sutter Paul and Teresa Swadek SWAK in the City Mae R. Swanson Peter and Frances Swenson Robert and Maria Swiderski Ashley Sword Karen Swyden Roger Tadajewski Aaron and Rebecca Tagerson Janet K. Talboys Viola L. Tallent Bryan and Claudia Tambone Jay E. Tantzen Jamie Lynn Tapp Kantatorn Tardthong Shandreka M. Tassin Malia Tate Andrea Taylor James and Helen Taylor John Taylor Larry Taylor Randi Taylor Judson and Helen Temple James and Dorothy Tennery TGI Friday’s Ashlee Thane

F. William and Rachel Thetford Charles and Mary Thigpen Charlie Thigpen Jeanne Thomas John and Debra Thomas Kyle Thomas Lana Thomas N.C. and Gloria Thomas Thomasville Alan and Joyce Thompson Arthur and Betty Thompson George Thompson Ginger Thompson James and Annet Thompson James Thompson Julie Thompson Kenneth and Sandra Thompson Leroy and Sharon Thompson Larry R. Thorne Cary and Lillian Threat Randy Thurman Tickets Unlimited C.E. and Evelyn Tidholm John Tidholm Glenna Tidwell Brayton Tinker Air Force Base Tinker Federal Credit Union TKO Entertainment Tobacco Exchange Haven Tobias Todd’s Hot Shot & Oilfield Service James and Elizabeth Tolbert Michael Toler Justin Tolliver Tom & Jerry’s Steak and Fish Grill Gene and Marilyn Torbett David M. Torkelson Erica Torres Rich Tortorelli Carla Tourtellotte

Bobbi Towers TP Machine & Tool Company, Inc. TPM Enterprises The Trails Golf Club James and Era Trainor Doris J. Traub Dale and Sherron Tremper Trends Salon Jeffrey and Janice Trent Lonie and Mary Tresnak Trey Wells Insurance Agency, Inc. Jonathan R. Triplett George Monroe Hilton Trotter and Shirley Huber-Smith Trotter Truey Noble Services, Inc. Larry and Marletta Tucker Mark Kevin Tully Dorothy J. Turk Katelyn Turnbull Deborah S. Tussey Lee and Jessica Tyner Doug and Angela Uhland Valerie J. Underwood Susan K. Urbach Urban Catering Margaret Vallion Valmeyer Printing Corporation Nancy J. Van Antwerp Tiffany Van Der Merwe Doretha Van Horn Karen F. Vann Seth Vannatta Armen and Laura Varteressian Rex and Sacra Vaughan James and Carol Vaught Charles P. Venable Richard and Sarah Vermillion Stephen J. Vicary

Susie S. Viele Donald and Vela Vincent Raymond A. Vincent James Viola Helen B. Vodicka Thomas and Donna Vogel Jeremy Volger William and Denise Volk Chad and Anji Vontungeln Josh D. Waddell Charles and Lisa Wagner Robert and Mary Wahl William and Patsy Wakeham John and Marsha Waldo Jerald and Virginia Walker Robert and Linda Walker Walker, Ferguson & Ferguson Brian and Angie Wall Jerry and Mellodee Wallace Todd Wallace Judy Walling Felicia Walter Brenda Walters Bobby R. Walton Richard and Susan Walton Deborah Waltz William and Janet Wantland Deanna Wantz Chris Ward Tiffany Warford Cory and Janelle Warlick Jean Warren Kenneth Warren Laura Warren Gregory and Kathryn Wasil James and Susan Watson Blake and Marian Wattenbarger Kenneth and Joy Weaver Marion and Annabelle Weaver Ernest Webb John Webb

Lee and Shannon Webb The Wedge Pizzeria Jackie Weekley Ron Wegrzyn Dennis Weigand Ray and Darlene Weimer Martha Weiss Sabrina Weiss John and Gloria Welch Wellness Works, LLC Bill and Margaret Wells Jason and Audra West Westies Shoes The Westin Riverwalk Westin Stonebriar Resort Robert and Mary Jo Westlake Westlake Ace Hardware Westlaw Kinsey Westwood Mark and Kimberly Wewers Norton and Bernice Wey Leonard and Katie Wheeler Robert and Keri Wheeler Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop Ron and Jean Whitaker Gary and Mary John White Kris and Sherry White Max and Janice White Peter and Lynne White Justin and Lisa Whitehouse James Whiteneck John and Marceline Whitfield Earl and Zona Whittaker Fred and Margaret Whittet Larry S. Wiese Ada Wiewel Henry and Renesia Wilburn Odalie Wildes Kay Wilkes Aaron Williams Allen and Nancy Williams Andrew and Cindy Williams

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Angela Williams Bruce and Suellen Williams Harold R. Williams Leonard and Gloria Williams Martha Williams Robert and Karen Williams Keren Williams McLendon Marvin and Marva Williamson Paul and Marvel Williamson Jean Willis Mark and Lenola Willis Jonathan and Elizabeth Willner David Wilson Gary and Alice Wilson J.D. and Deborah Wilson Ron and Alice Wilson Wind Properties, LLC Delma R. Wingo H. Harbour and Mary Winn Clinton Winslow Neil and Katherine Winslow Robert and Hazel Winslow Richard E. Witt Antoinette N. Wizenberg Christina Wolf Michael and Betty Wolf Joe and Jan Womack Carla Wood Betty Lou Wooden Charlotte E. Wood-Wilson World Imports Jerry Worster Ann Marie Worthington Dick Wright V. Claire Wyant-Cortez Sanford and Susan Wylie Geoff and Karen Wynn Wynn Las Vegas Resort Patrick and Jamie Wyrick Gang Xu and Ning Wang Albert and Bettye Yarbrough James D. Abbott Bradley Adair Steven C. Agee Jerome K. Altshuler Truman Anquoe Issei Aoyama Joseph V. Arato Allesan Armstrong Dennis Arrow Steven J. Aton Jane A. Austin Chad W. Autry Cassandra J. Ball Margaret A. Ball Carmelita Banks Susan C. Barber Brian A. Barnes Susan J. Barnes Kendra L. Barreda Jennifer L. Basile Mark G. Belcik Pam Bell Mary S. Benner Regina J. Bennett

2008 Campus Campaign


Patrick Yau Donna Yee Carl and Beverly Ann Young Daryl and Liz Young Janita Young Toni Young Rebecca Yount Zack Zacharko and Misty D. Tiller Don and Carolyn Zachritz Paul Ziert William and Sharon Zook Blythe Benson Leslie Berger Phyllis E. Bernard Norwood P. Beveridge Cathy Bewley Mary E. Bitting Christopher J. Black Kyle Blaser Pamela A. Bobier Debbie S. Boles Cheri Bolz Melanie Borger Star R. Bradford Brianna K. Brandon Sharon Brantley Mary E. Brewer Kathryn S. Broad Roxie Brown Thomas L. Brown Denise Burton Jacques Buttin Caitlin M. Cairns Lechelle Calderwood Vickey J. Cannady Charles Cantrell Jeffery Castleberry Kimberly Chancellor Benjamin H. Chang Ernesto Chavez Chun-Liang Chen Xin Chen Don Childs Gennie Clanin Shaun G. Coates Lawrence W. Cobb Judy Colyott Angela Comer J. William Conger Terry R. Conley Linda S. Cook Kenneth W. Cooper Brandy Corcoran Melissa A. Cory

Susan G. Cosby Arthur Cotton Sandra Cotton Ruth A. Couch Valerie K. Couch Richard E. Coulson Nancy A. Cowden Julie Cowgill Barbara S. Crandall Hilda Crane-Smith Von R. Creel Joey C. Croslin Mark Davies Link E. Davis Karen Dickerson Christine Dillon Peter G. Dillon Angela R. Do Liz Donnelly William E. Dudley Marie-Josee Dye Larry A. Eberhardt Karen Eby Rob Edmisson Randi V. Ellefson Donald G. Emler Carla Epperson David Evans Deborah R. Felice Lynn Fisher Roberta K. Feller Catherine D. Flis Jason Foreman Steven Foster Michael K. Frew Chris Garrett James E. Gettys Michael T. Gibson Jean Giles Nina L. Gilliland Dorothy Graham Gordon T. Gray Robert A. Greve

Kenna R. Griffin Mark Griffin Robert Griffin Wendy Gritz Dawn Grooms Thomas E. Guild Lindsay Hall Richard E. Hall William R. Hall Alvin C. Harrell Lyndel T. Harris Brian Harvey Daniel Haun Elizabeth A. Hedrick Jo Heidebrecht Audrey Heise-Fijalka Lawrence K. Hellman Brooke Hessler Nelda G. Hobbs Donna S. Hodkinson Brian W. Holland Glede W. Holman Teresa M. Holman Jody D. Horn Carol A. Howard Deanne D. Hughes Gerry L. Hunt Eleanor A. Inglis Darla Jackson John E. Jackson Michael W. Jackson Rachel Jacquemain Wayne James Carol Jenkinson Danne Johnson Michael A. Johnson Richard R. Johnson Brenda J. Johnston Bernard Jones Jeri L. Jones Laurie W. Jones Rod Jones Dennis B. Jowaisas


Zahra Karimipour Abigail F. Keegan Vicky L. Kelly Robert Kennington Greg Kersgieter Salwa Khoddam Kathryn B. Kilpatrick Edward Knight Michael J. Knopp Jean Kobs Rajesh Konda Lynda M. Korvick Sarah Krivy Steven J. Kuder Morris J. Kuper Howard A. Kurtz Eric T. Laity Lois K. Lawler-Brown Maribob L. Lee Art LeFrancois Sinnie Li Susannah B. Livingood DuSharme L. Llanusa Michelle E. Lockhart Erin Logan Jennifer J. Long Lois Lyon Keith A. Lytle Vicki Lawrence MacDougall Bruce H. Macella Brett Manis Darwina Marshall Alana Martin Billy J. Martin Lynette L. Martin Andrea Matthes Dann J. May David L. May Rachel McCarthy Virginia McCombs Matthew E. McCreary Jan L. McDaniel Tom J. McDaniel Sara J. McElroy

Mitzi K. McGuire Alan C. McIntyre Leslie A. McKenzie Philip McSpadden Janet McWilliams Robin R. Meyers John H. Miller Kevin Miller Frederick F. Mischler Kimberley Mlinar Jo Beth Moad Charles L. Monnot Joyce Moore Cheryl R. Morgan Daniel J. Morgan Judith A. Morgan Lisa M. Mosmeyer Naim A. Mumallah Dustin R. Murer Jacob D. Neff Rodney Newman Chariyar Nillpraphan Mark Norcott Clinton J. Normore Carol North Funmilade A. Okediji Timothy Olsen Patricia Oplotnik Vincent Orza Michael O'Shea Russell Pack Mark Parker Bernie L. Patterson Vicki W. Patterson Fred L. Payne Lee F. Peoples Karen Perkins Terry O. Phelps Melvyn G. Preisz Mary Price Boday Eduardo Prieto Sharon K. Pyeatt Socorro M. Quintero Jennifer L. Raasch

Frank Ragsdale Randy Ramirez Archie Randall Pamela K. Ray Laurel H. Redding Gay Reed Roxanne R. Reed Elizabeth D. Richards Blake D. Richardson Dennis A. Rigdon John E. Riggs Lisa C. Riggs Valerie Robinson Jacci L. Rodgers Stacey M. Rogers Dale Ross Gina Rowsam Michael Rowten Todd C. Rust Lois L. Salmeron Frederic S. Schwartz Imogene Scott Hossein S. Shafa Mahmood T. Shandiz Julie A. Shatswell Ronnie J. Shaw Dyan T. Shaw-Lambeth Melanie Shelley Jeanne Short Heather Shotton Keetah G. Simonds Amy D. Simpson Julie A. Sinclair Nikki Singer Linas Smailys Susan V. Small James A. Smith Kimberly Smith Sherrie G. Smith Patrick T. Solinski Steve Speaks Andrew C. Spiropoulos Priscilla A. Stagner John C. Starkey

Brandt S. Sterling Tracy E. Stetson Kelli M. Stevens Sandy Stewart Janey Stewart-Wheeler Samantha A. Stoll Jan E. Stovall Ruth Sutter Victoria K. Swinney Viola L. Tallent Andrea F. Taylor John S. Taylor Judson L. Temple Dorothy J. Tennery Julie M. Thompson Marc Thompson Richard L. Tortorelli Bobbi L. Towers Jonathan R. Triplett Katelyn B. Turnbull Deborah S. Tussey Jessica L. Tyner Tiffany Van Der Merwe Karen F. Vann Denise Volk Josh D. Waddell William R. Wakeham Linda D. Walker Brian M. Wall Chris Ward Tiffany Warford Janelle L. Warlick Laura Warren Carolyn J. Weber Jackie B. Weekley Leo G. Werneke Odalie A. Wildes Kay Wilkes Mary Ann Williams Marvel L. Williamson Elizabeth H. Willner Jonathan Willner H. Harbour Winn Christina A. Wolf

415 Main, LLC James and Annetta Abbott Adduddel Enterprises, Inc. James R. Agar American Legion Baseball Post #170 Mark and Kim Andrus ANR Services, Inc. Anthony and Valerie Aquino ASR Properties, LLC Astrin & Associates, LLC Frank J. Atwater Chad Autry Charles and Gale Avery Winston Ayala Stephen and Tamara Bachman Ray M. Bain Dustin Baker Terry and Rhonda Baker BancFirst The Baseball Factory Carter and Cara Baumert Danny and Teresa Beard Beasley Oil Company Bell & Rhodes Timothy and Cynthia Bench Kyle and Krista Blaser Bob Hufnagel Construction, Inc. Bob Moore Cadillac, Inc. Kenneth and Gerry Bonds Darrell and Charlotte Boyd

Champions Club


Lisa M. Wolfe Ann M. Worthington Janita Young Toni A. Young Zack Zuhdi

Honor Roll Of Donors



John H. Brandenburg David S. Brazeal Britton Boat and RV Storage Daniel Brown Ron and Liz Brown BST Technologies Gary and Judith Bush C & B Pharmacy, Inc. C.R. Homes & Renovations Chris and Teresa Cagle Neil and Cindy Cagle Joe and Lori Carter Randy and Karen Carter Casa Perico Chris and Danette Cassetty Homer and Louise Caughran Jeff and Deborah Chappell Lorraine Chase Chilcutt Direct Marketing, Inc. Lora Belle Childers Nile and Lynn Clifton Larry and Frances Cochell Colcord Hotel John and Sandra Cole John R. Cole Mike and Tracey Coletti J. William and Sherry Conger Casey and Keri Cooper Patrick and Kathy Cornell Arthur and Sandra Cotton Van Cox Cox Communications, Inc. Duane and Freida Crabaugh Michael and Marilyn Cronin Steven and Lindsay Crossley Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City Crusader Energy Group, Inc. Bo and Houng Cung Samuel and Linda Curry Cusack Meats

Davis Farms/ Iron Mound Investments Mark and Pam Deevers Dennis A. Leseberg, DDS, Inc. Joseph and Karin Derby Paul Derby Devon Energy Corporation Tim and Melissa Dixon George and Paula Drew Rob Edmisson Edmond Ankle & Foot Specialist, Inc. Gary Edwards Kenneth Eilmes Marilyn Ellena Dale and Donna Flewellen Ford Center - SMG W.L. and Lauretta Garrison Jerry and Ina George Globe Construction Company Richard Glowacki Gordon Gray Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company Daniel and Evelyn Grellner Joseph and Marion Grellner Stanley and Pamela Guffey Issac and Heather Hall Richard and Lee Hall Hambrick Ferguson, Inc. Carol Hansen Grant Hansen John Hansen Har-Bel Athletic Goods Patsy Hardin Blair Harris Donald and Patricia Harris Pete Hartmann Brian and Judy Harvey Ian and Audra Harvey Ollie and Virginia Helderle Don and Heidi Hess

Laurin Hess Mack and Anne Marie Hoehner Vincent and Mona Hoehner Roger and Glenna Holloway Joe R. and Patsy Homsey David and Denise Houston Eric and Kami Huddleston Nick Hughes Bill and Deborah Hull Shawn and Marisela Humphries Hutchinson Oil Company Inasmuch Foundation J. Michael Steffen, DDS, MS, Inc. Lee Jackson Gary Jarmon Joe and Mary Jekel Dennis and Cheree Jeter JMH Mortgage, LLC Ted and Judy Johnson Robert and Dona Jordan Jon and Cindy Juckette Robert and Anna Kalbitz Keenan, Hopkins, Schmidt & Stowell Contractors, Inc. George Kelly Greg Kersgieter John Killingsworth Sandra Kimerer Jan Kimzey Chris Kinnison Denver Kitch Randy Klein Steve and Suzan Knight Michael and Tempe Knopp Koenig Chiropractic KSDesign Bonnie Kurka Charles Kuzniar Ladd, LLC Greg and Erin Larson David and Cheryl Lassiter

Ellis Lewis Shannon Lewis Ryan Lindberg Gerardo Lopez Javier Lopez Darren and Christy Loudermilk Lindsay Lowe Management Information Technology, LLC William J. Manger Manhattan Construction Company Phillip and Peggy Mannschreck Mark A. Dawkins, MD, PC Jeffrey and Gail Maucere David and Nancy May Matt and Lisa Mayfield Robert and Barbara McAnulty John McClelland Aubrey K. and Kathleen B. McClendon Mark and Kathy McCormick Tom J. and Brenda McDaniel Jack and Kay McDonald Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin Philip McSpadden Robert and Jeanne McSpadden The Meinders Foundation Metro Electrical Contractors, Inc. John and Cynthia Meyer Microtex Medical, Inc. David and Lisa Miley John Miley Jerry and Novell Miller Pat Mills Moonlight Hospitality, LLC Don and Connie Jo Moore K.W. and Polly Mosley Drannon and Sherri Moss

Mountain View Meat Company, Inc. Kevin and Lorna Mullins Mystique Fragrances Robert and Jeaneen Naifeh Neill W. Dubberstein, DDS Nightherder Land & Cattle Co. David Nittler Scott Nix Bart Nowak and Traci Davis-Rodriguez OGA, Inc. OKC Express, Inc. Oklahoma Army National Guard Oklahoma City Baseball Camp, LLC Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau Oklahoma Employees Credit Union Oklahoma Natural Gas, Co. Oklahoma Openers Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedic Institute Online Resources Corporation Vincent and Patricia Orza Janet Parker Partners Human Resources Co. Joe and Ollie Patterson Don and Brenda Penwell Calvin and Elizabeth Perry Ronald and Janet Petty Bobby and Mona Pigg Clyde and Ila Pigg Cary and Randa Pirrong Eduardo Prieto ProStar Services, Inc. Chad and Meleah Puckett Quantum Development, LLC Chris and Cathy Rabel Archie Randall William and Sally Ray RedSky Land, LLC


Gary and Jill Ann Resetar Resides & Resides, PLLC Revelry Enterprises Michael and Carol Rhodes Charles and Piper Riddle Douglas and Kelli Riddle Robert L. Moore, DDS Justin and Allison Robinson Rock Oil Company Paul and Barbara Roderick Tucker and Ashley Roderick Dana and Beborah Rothaus David Rothwell Kevin Ruedi Andreas Rydholm Paul and Kimberly Sanders Darryl Sankey Garry Savas Harold and Janet Scheidel Robert and Cheryl Seguine Matthew Sharp Michael Sheehan Larry and Jeannie Shepheard Linas Smailys Earl and Tina Smedley Dave and Jennifer Smith Travis and Juanita Smith Derek Snell Nancy Sondag South Bay Sports Training Rance and Paula Stein Wade and Tracey Stewart Sidney Stigall B. Craig Stinson and Krista Jones Douglas and Mary Ann Summers Sun Kissed Tanning Salon Bryan and Claudia Tambone Jamie Tapp Jack and Ann Thompson James and Annet Thompson James Thompson Rich Tortorelli Helen H. Abernathy* Bess M. Aikens* Victor F. Albert Betty Jo Alden Rhodly L. Alden Katherine Alexander* Stephanie Berniece Allison* Jerome K. Altshuler Judy Altshuler Kalpa Anderson* William Ed Archer* Jospeh Noble Atkins

Gold Star Society Members


Bobbi Towers TP Machine & Tool Company, Inc. TPM Enterprises James and Era Trainor Armen and Laura Varteressian Charles Venable Jeremy Volger James L. Wade Tim and Deanna Wahl Judy Walling Chris Ward Robert and Keri Wheeler Kris and Sherry White James Whiteneck John and Marceline Whitfield Aaron Williams Harold Williams M. Bruce and Suellen Williams Drew and Lizette Williamson Hubert Worrell Dick Wright Patrick and Jamie Wyrick Cheryl Zimmerman Susan C. Barber Roland Kurtis Barker* James C. Bass Kay Bass Wanda L. Bass* R. Thomas Beadles Jr. Floy S. Bean* Jean Frances Beatty* Gladys Beaven* George P. Benson* Florence Bettis* Caroline L. Blue* Johnny A. Blue* Kathleen Tucker Bone* Edna Bowman* Loretta Kay Bradley Kleida Weaver Brown* Ellen L. Bryan* Robert A. Bryan Tanya S. Bryant Bob Gene Burke Clarence W. Burr M.K. Butler Hugh V. Byler Jr. Mabel Campbell* Bettie Carey John M.Carey Roy W. Chandler Jeroldine Zachritz Clark* B.C. Clark Jr. Carol Hutton Cochran Elizabeth Herring Collins* Jack T. Conn* George D. Craig Lelah Price Craig Lisa Crone-Sheldon M. Joe Crosthwait Jr. Philip E. Daugherty* Herbert E. Davis* Ena Dawson* Marvin Dawson* Michael L. Decker Phil H. Deschner

Catherine Ellzey Dougherty Patricia Downing John Prather East* Larry A. Eberhardt Sarah Stanley Edwards* Pat Eitzen Ronald P. Eitzen Juel Emrick* Broneta Evans* LeVerda L. Evans* C. Randolph Everest Marjorie Jane Fanning* Esther V. Farmer* Ruby Lu Simpson Fenton Lee C. Findlay* O.F. Folmer* Sharon G. Fore Paul A. Fox Robert D. Fry Nick L. Gales Marion B. Galloway* Velma Gillette* Elizabeth Girtman* Dorothy Graham Mary Kathryn Grisso Norma Rowe Gunn* Larry M. Haag Attieson H. Halbrook Herschel W. Harder* Allen K. Harris Jr. Helen O. Hartman* Richard Paul Hastings Patricia Hatamyar Elton M.Henderson Elizabeth Hensley* J.B. Hitt* Gary B. Homsey Frank Horton* Karen A. Howard Florence Hron* Lyndall Foster Hudson* Darrell W. Hughes* Verna Hurst*

Ronald G. Jacob Dixie Jensen Donald F. Jensen Patricia A. Johnson Baxter Johnson Jr.* Clara Jones * Roumaine Kearse* Richard B. Kells Nancy I. Kenderdine Karen L. Kirkpatrick Jim D. Kutch Mary Jo Kutch Ann Lacy Grace Lamar* Sally Jo Langston Timothy M. Larason Ruth G. Leebron Levenson Cathy Leichter Kurt Leichter Helen Lenn* W. Penn Lerblance* Frances Norick Lilly* Ona Elizabeth Loewenstein* Andrea Lynne MacMullin Donald W. MacPherson Elda A. Manis* Harlene Marley Samuel E. Marrs James L. Martin Jr. Callie Jane Maschal Margaret G. Mathis* Christopher A. Mauldin Dorothy Mayes * Gene L. McCornack Mariann McCornack Jane M. McCreight* William G. McCreight* Richard Frank McDivitt Dean A. McGee* John R. McInnis Jr. Burrel J. McNaught JoAnn McNaught Doloris A. McVay

Honor Roll Of Donors



Charles E. Mehr Herman Meinders Patrick K. Miles Glenn E. Millard Mary Arlene Millard Bonnie L. Miller Glen O. Miller Maudie M. Miller Yvonne Miller Frederick F. Mischler Margaret Landrum Moedt Nile W. Montgomery* Gary M. Moore* Helen Galloway Moore* Jeannene Moore Loy Morris* Marian Morris* Theresa Morris* Frederick J. Murnane Debbie Musick David P. Nagle Grace N. Nelson* Margaret Newton* Helen Nicholson* Marjorie J. Norick* Neva L. Osborne* Mark Parker Pamela Richardson Parrish Margaret Farha Pate* Nell Patterson* George Pellinger* F.M. Petree* Margaret Petree* Richard Watson Pickens* Winona Presley* Ellen G. Reid* Margaret K. Replogle Helen A. Riddle* Esther Agnew Robinson* Warren O. Romberger Casey R. Ross-Petherick Erma Lee Rouse Orval J. Sams Jr.

Mary Clary Sargent Freeda M. Sarjent* Michael D. Schag Shirley Diane Scott Hugh Wallace Scott Jr. Minnie M. Seba* Garvin Senn III John B. Shakely II Pamela Shdeed William F. Shdeed Carl Skinner* Ruth Skinner* Emma P. Smith* Shelby Lee Smith Grace M. Stephenson* Walter Stiller* Carl Warren Stokes* Wayne D. Stone William R. Strain Hope Strasner* Lemuell Summers Irene Swatek* Marvona S. Tavlin Michael John Tavlin Donald W. Tharp* Charles Rector Thigpen* Mary Elizabeth Thigpen Bette Thomas* Tom A. Thomas* Abbie G. Thompson* Kelly Renee Thompson Gladys H. Tucker Mark Kevin Tully Patricia R. Tully Alireza Vahabzadeh Robert W. Van House Nellie Mae Vandegrift* James A. Vanderpool* Jerry B. Vannatta Marianne B. Vannatta * Betty L. Veatch* George E. Vickrey Nadine Vincent* *denotes a Member in Memoriam

Mildred S. Voak* James L. Wade Jerald C. Walker Virginia K. Walker Dora J. Warne* Miriam McGuffin West* Helen L. Westerveld* Ellen Jayne Wheeler Gladys B. Whetstine Alice B. Whitten* Spudds Widener* R.A. Wildman* Drew Williamson Lizette Williamson Raymond Wilson* Vivian Wimberly* Flora Rouse Winter* Georgia M. Winton* Frances Joan Wisler* Charles C. Wisler Jr. Lisa M. Wolfe Betty Lou Wooden Evelyn Wynell Woodruff* W. Woodworth* Hubert R. Worrell Celine M. Wyatt* Euclid M. Wyatt* Kiyoko Yamamoto* Beverly Ann Young Carl Wendell Young Mary Wells Young* Edna Zaspel* Wanda Bass* Kendra L. Barreda Forunato M. Battad Jr. Dixie R. Beadles Nina Benson William A. Benson Lisa Blackburn Paula H. Brashear Deborah S. Brown Monte Brown Andrea Carpenter Norman D. Cecil Shin H. Cho B.C. Clark Jr. Larry K. Coshow Christopher J. Cost Aileen C. Crosley Kristin Alex Davies Scott Davis Charles L. Deaton Dennis J. Dougherty Robert D. Dudley Karen Engle* Jorge Esquilin Jacqueline L. Fiegel Nicholas A. Fiegel Josephine W. Freede Jane A. Jayroe Gamble Gerald L. Gamble Helen M. Garrison Enoch K. Haney Earnest Hardridge Jr. Roger A. Harrod Russell O. Hayes Ellen M. Higley-Esquilin Cheryl Lynn Wofford Hill

Alumni Association Lifetime Members

OCU Philip D. Hixon Nelda G. Hobbs Brian W. Holland Evelyn B. Hooge Harrison E. House Jr. Michael W. Johnson Ronald Karns Mark W. Kelly Gayla A. Kelly John M. Kessinger Clara M. Lafferty David A. Leader Sharon A. Lease James F. Lowder II William T. Lunsford Ellen H. Lunsford Andrea L. MacMullin Martha Ann R. McCaslin Kathlene C. McCracken Tom J. McDaniel Brenda McDaniel Pat L. McFerron Sharon McFerron Paul E. McLaughlin Burrel J. McNaught JoAnn McNaught Benny R. McReynolds Herman Meinders LaDonna Meinders Christina Melton Crain Alyosha R. Mertens Jacqueline T. Miller Frederick Murnane* Mark Nance Shannon L. Nance Linda J. Neal Tommy Neathery Kelly R. Nemecek Iyo E. Nsikak Keith Oehlert Brian J. Olden Vincent Orza Jr. Patricia Orza


H. E. Overstreet Margaret Freede Owens Daniel L. Owens Pamela Parrish Johnnie K. Penton Lisa Penton P. Michelle Perry Vicki Withers Phillips Bill L. Pierce Cary M. Pirrong Seong-Teresa Pong Kathy L. Poore Mary Ellen Randall George R. Randall Reid Richards John E. Riggs Lisa C. Riggs Allison Robinson Justin Robinson Paul R. Sanders Kimberly D. Sanders Peggie Saxton Sharon E. Schonthaler Janet Seefeldt George B. Selby Pamela Shdeed William F. Shdeed Kelly D. Smith Mary Catherine Smothermon Danny R. Snyder Virginia M. Stanley Charles W. Stice Karen Stice Norman G. Stoner Glenna Tidwell Brayton Mary B. Todd Greg L. Tolle Shirley Huber-Smith Trotter Marianne B. Vannatta Jerry B. Vannatta Mike Waller Ellen Jayne Wheeler Larry S. Wiese Anthony J. Addeo Antoinette Addeo Marisabel F. Aguilar James E. Alexander Katherine I. Alexander William O. Alexander Elvia R. Allen Gina M. Alonzo Julian Alonzo Godfred Amuzu Gaytri Anand Andy C. Anderson Chris Anderson Ellen H. Anderson Jack N. Anderson Kyle Anderson NaRita G. Anderson Amanda M. Andrews Frank J. Atwater Rosemary E. Bachle Leonard Bachle Walter E. Bak Kathryn R. Baker Margaret A. Ball Leanne Banowetz David H. Barry Leta J. Barry Caroline B. Barton

Alumni Association Annual Members


*denotes a Member in Memoriam

Drew Williamson Nathaniel Y. Wilson Bambang S. Winata Delma R. Wingo William E. Zook Adrianna Basler James C. Bass Allison Bastian Michelle R. Bauer Crystal G. Bell Dale R. Bennett David L. Benson Lisa H. Benson Eric Berger Leslie Berger Karen E. Bethel Scott J. Bethel Joe W. Black Kendra Boc Amy E. Boemer Jim T. Booher Jo Booher Stephen W. Boone Maria Bozhanova Andrea L. Brack Shannon B. Bradford Loretta Kay Bradley Dietra S. Bradsher Brianna K. Brandon Vickii L. Brashears Bruce Braswell Stephanie K. Breeden Stephanie Bribiesca Joellyn F. Brown Kenneth Brown Tammy Brown Kimberli D. Brownlee Corina Bunker Mary M. Burgess Doug Burnett Dana L. Butler Dustin W. Cagle Joyce P. Calderwood Catherine E. Calvert Richard D. Cato Rosemary Cato Chao-Yang Chang Veronica Chavez

Alicia R. Cheadle Nadira M. Choudry Natalie U. Chung Janyce L. Clark Velma R. Clark Matthew T. Coe Trent O. Coe Bethany Colmar Celina J. Comer Doris A. Compton Orra G. Compton J. William Conger Sherry Conger Jennifer L. Conklin Jeremy Conkling Christopher Conrady Christopher D. Contreras Kenneth H. Cook Sarah M. Cook Kevin L. Cordova Arthur Cotton Sandra Cotton Christina S. Cox Hayden C. Cox Jeffrey B. Cox Franklin D. Crader Lelah P. Craig Genique R. Crowder James E. Crowder Jose M. Cuellar Bei Cui Betty Cunningham Clarence D. Cunningham Leslie M. Currell Melinda S. Curtice A. Brad Curtis L. Newell Darner Samantha L. Davidson Mark Y. Davies Andrew C. Davis Stewert L. Day Michael L. Decker Donald A. Dees

Carolyn F. Demaree Cheryl L. Denny Orenthel J. Denson Holly J. DeRousse Daniel C. Dickensheet Reed Dickert Richard L. Dickson Alaina Diehl Michael B. Dietsche Lee E. Dillman Terra Donahue Jana K. Dubois Janet E. Dudding Fred W. Dunbar Helen Dunbar Betty J. Durland Michelle Ealy Ronal D. Eden Amanda J. Ellis Ryan S. Ellis Luke Elms David E. Emler Jana L. Etheridge Kimberly Ewing Rachel L. Fambrough Darla R. Fent Yvon Fils-Aime Cheetah Fischer Hope E. Fitzgerald Diana Flores Carla Flournoy David A. Foose John C. Forbes Paul A. Fox Michele Frank Anthoney M. Franklin E. LeBron Free Edward L. Free Rachel A. French Michael P. Frizzell Carol A. Fugit Vanessa Funk Mary E. Gaddie

Honor Roll Of Donors



Travis S. Gay Steven Genow Bennie W. George Shauna L. George Barbara Gibson Jeremiah H. Gideon Michaela A. Gillmore John C. Gingerich Roberta L. Gingerich Vernetta Goforth Anthony Gomez Ernest W. Gomez Elizabeth Gondles James A. Gondles Jamie L. Gorman Dorothy Graham Marcia Grantham Martin Grantham Chrystal Greathouse Katrinka N. Greear Esther F. Green Stephanie L. Green Joyce A. Greenwood Sherri L. Greenwood Donna Gregory Paula V. Gumbs Scott W. Guthrie Jeannette M. Haag Larry M. Haag Ann K. Hadrava Lucy A. Hakola Lauri S. Hanna Andini R. Hapsari Ann J. Harbour Joshua K. Harris Ronald H. Harshaw Janet Hartzell Ian W. Harvey Krista L. Harvey Gary Hastie Jennifer E. Hatzes Julie M. Hayden Andrea R. Hayes

Jerry A. Hedrick Carole L. Heihn Blake S. Hendley Jeremiah B. Hendricks Ed Higganbotham Richard Hill Hayley A. Hoffmeister Jeanette Hofmeyer Victoria M. Hogan Bill A. Holland Nancy F. Holland Iva M. Holloway O. June Holloway Clifford J. Holman Glede W. Holman Kay E. Holt Kelli Hort Mitchell W. Hort Jane W. Horton Jocelyn A. Hudson Tonya Huffman Bonnie Huggins Deanna K. Hunt Duane Hunt Kahla R. Hurley Holly N. Isbell Mark A. Ison Patrick R. Ivey Tameca Jack Michael F. Jackson Ronald G. Jacob Yatindra Jain Victoria A. Jakola Joanie J. Jedlicka Antonio Jenkins-Lara Dixie Jensen Paula J. Johnson Stephone B. Johnson D. Craig Johnston Jennifer L. Jones John T. Jones Robert J. Jones Sandra S. Jones

Jerry B. Jordan Serafim Junior Patrick M. Kenady Kimberly Kerr William B. Kerr Chad Khoury Ji-Yeon Kim Tiffany N. Kirkland Kevin Kissel Sara Klehn-Harvey Sylvia A. Kline Amy S. Klinge Rajesh Konda Samuel Koomson Dale R. Kreimeyer Patricia P. Kreimeyer Ann Lacy Paul A. Lacy Carl J. Lafata Elizabeth Langrehr William J. Langrehr Sally J. Langston Craig B. Lankford Nancy T. Lankford Amanda M. Lathan Tania Lavi Linzy L. Lawson Mary M. Layton Virginia D. Lee Don J. Leeman Patti J. Leeman Julia Lesko-Bishop Mark A. Lester William M. Lewis Sherri Liles-Birkett Colby Q. Lindeman Cathy S. Lippard Ji Liu Jessica L. Logas Madias D. Loper Katiuska T. Lozano Ursula Lundberg Matthew J. Lyall

Jessica Machamer Swati S. Mair Cindy Maloney Lynnell E. Mandl Melissa Manning Joseph Manora Emily W. Marcy Cheryl Marlin Franklin L. Marlin Vincent E. Marmorale Darwina Marshall Danny L. Martin Concepcion Martinez Gutierrez Jackie Mashore Roger L. Mashore Susan J. Mbau Charles E. McCoy Debra McDonald Sara J. McElroy Maxine F. McFalls Stacey T. McFarland Rebecca McGee Thomas R. McGee Shelly L. McGowen Royce L. McLarry Jaime McNutt Elizabeth McWhorter John W. Meikle Chelsea L. Mercer Harvey S. Mercer Rebecca E. Meyer Ruth E. Michaelis Daniel M. Michelson Christopher P. Miller Daniel T. Miller Elsie M. Miller Ashley A. Mise Aaron S. Mitchell Keri D. Mitchell Rafidah Molok Joshua J. Monk Charles L. Monnot Jerry L. Moore

Jessica Moore Mary L. Moore Adria L. Morgan Chris T. Morrison Jessica L. Muir James E. Murati Annette Murphy Ashley A. Murphy Kyle D. Murphy Staci L. Neimann-Aduddell David W. Nessel Meaghan Newman Afton L. Nix Betty L. Noakes Dana L. Norwood Adwoa K. Ofori-Tutu Salvador Ontiveros Ekenem Onyechefuna Gregg I. Oudit Raymond H. Owen Sarah Owen Melisa Parkerson Eva J. Parr Frank R. Parr Charlotte Parrack Doyle Parrack Ana M. Pederson-Rambo Ashley Pence Angela R. Pendleton Larry A. Pendleton Helen M. Permenter Morris Permenter Jeremy Perry Charles L. Peters Maurine E. Petersen John Petty Ronald G. Petty Chanoknart Phongsai Tsai-Feng Pi Sarah A. Pigion Christina L. Pledger Darryl R. Plunkett Donna K. Plunkett


Dennis L. Pollock Ronisha J. Ponder Bertha M. Potts Michael D. Potts Jane E. Powell David N. Price Keri Coleman Prince Melba J. Prior Dave Profeta Raymond Pruitt Yvonne Pruitt Merle B. Pulver La'Charles Purvey Sabina Quarm Julius S. Quinn Parul Rai Jociline Rajan Janel L. Randall Patricia M. Ratliff Dustina D. Reasons Adele Rehm C. David Rhoades Lanae Rhodes Melissa A. Rhodes Christina Rial Heather Rich Ron Richards Alan J. Richter Douglas R. Riddle Ronald K. Rinaldi Daniel Robles William E. Roblyer Rikki Rodenberger Andrew Rose Antonette T. Rose Carylon D. Ross Robert B. Rucker Norman L. Russell Andreas Rydholm Katy Rydholm Angela Ryland Joseph H. Sahmaunt Lois L. Salmeron

Charles D. Saviers Patricia A. Sawyer Randi L. Scheer Jennifer Schreiber Gerald A. Schwab Emily C. Schwab-Nance Jordan N. Schwenke Jenell Scott Wilda B. Scott Louis C. Scruggs Bernard Seegel Drake K. Sellmeyer David L. Severe Paula R. Severe Michael K. Shanahan Tasha Sherman-Harris Jeanne Short Robert E. Short Kathleen E. Simmons Darryl W. Sinclair Abby C. Smith Ardrea L. Smith Carole A. Smith Jeanne Hoffman Smith Vern G. Smith W. Stephen Smith David Snelgrove Derek Snell Linglan Soong Ashleigh L. Sorrell Ryan L. Stanfield John C. Stark Martha J. Steffen Teresa M. Stephens Nowlin Warren S. Stepler Brandt S. Sterling Janey Stewart-Wheeler Bettie E. Stoneking Phyllis J. Stough Will Stucky Leah A. Sullivan Supaporn Suwanket Jessica Swersey

Kristy Szemtylo Rebecca J. Tagerson Fakhry H. Taleb Lina A. Taylor Linda L. Teague Charles R. Thigpen Jeanne H. Thomas Rachel L. Thomas Alan J. Thompson Frances B. Thompson Suann R. Thompson Larry R. Thorne Stephanee J. Thurman Jennifer D. Tippin Tam Thi Tran Darlene M. Trevino Drew D. Troyer Cynthia L. Turney Joe B. Tyler Jessica L. Tyner Yoshimasa Ueda Angela M. Uhland Cassie L. Underwood Seth C. Vannatta Emily E. Vestal Samuel C. Vlahavas Viktoria L. Vollgraff Loren Waldo Chris Walker Jerry L. Wallace Mellodee Wallace Richard H. Walton Susan Walton Deborah A. Waltz Matty Wan Deanna Wantz Deborah M. Warfield Amanda Warren Dollie D. Watson David C. Weaver Warren K. Weaver Lee G. Webb Falisha R. Webster 8000 for OCU Endowed Scholarship A. R. Carpenter Endowed Scholarship A. R. Bert Larason Endowed Scholarship

Oklahoma City University Endowments


Lauren Weems Sabrina Weiss Audra West Jason M. West Garrard A. Weston James C. Wheeler V. Jo Wheeler Fred L. Whittet Keren J. Williams McLendon Erin L. Willis Alice K. Wilson Gary E. Wilson Alice Wilson Ron Wilson Brian D. Winslow Clinton A. Winslow Hazel Winslow Richard E. Witt Courtney P. Wood Betty L. Wooden Erick R. Worrell Hubert R. Worrell Donna W. Yee Susan Yingling Richard R. Yoder Rebecca L. Yount F. Anthony Zahn Sadaf B. Zaidi John R. Zimmerman Zack Zuhdi

Abe Lemons Endowed Athletic Scholarship African American Endowed Scholarship Alan B. Brooking Endowment Alice Sincox Endowed Scholarship Alleyne F. Schweinle Endowed Scholarship Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship Alumni Lifetime Membership Endowment American Academy of Medical Ethics Endowed Scholarship American Floral Service Endowed Chair in Marketing American Indian Alumni Endowed Scholarship American Spirit Dance Company Endowed Scholarship American Spirit Dance Company Endowment Amy Rinehart Memorial Law Scholarship Anabell McConnell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Ann Carlton Book Endowed Scholarship Ann Covalt Endowed Scholarship Ann Hundley Hoover Endowed Chair Ann Simmons Alspaugh Music Endowed Scholarship Arne V. and Louise Hunninen Endowed Scholarship Arthur and Joi Salisbury Endowed Scholarship Austin and Marjorie Bizzell Ministry Endowed Scholarship

Honor Roll Of Donors



B. Claude Shinn Endowed Accounting Scholarship B. D. Eddie Endowed Scholarship B. D. Lack Endowment Barbara and J.M. Garrett Religion Leadership Endowed Scholarship Barnett-Widener Ministerial Endowed Scholarship Bess and Calvin McGalliard Memorial Scholarship Bessie B. Cunningham Religious Leadership Endowed Scholarship Bettie Ewert Stoneking Endowed Scholarship Bettis, Bussell and Hunt Ministerial Endowed Scholarship Beverly Osborne Memorial Religious Leadership Endowed Scholarship Bill Hutton Memorial Endowed Scholarship Bill Richardson Endowed Art Scholarship Billy B. Nelson Memorial Religion Endowed Scholarship Bishop and Mrs. Paul Milhouse Endowed Scholarship Bishop and Mrs. Paul V. Galloway Endowed Scholarship Bishop Bruce P. Blake Endowed Scholarship Bishop W. Angie Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship Blanche and Lloyd Long Service Endowed Scholarship Brian and Julia Bakeman Endowed Scholarship Brian Harvey Academic Soccer Endowed Scholarship

Broneta Evans Endowed Religion Scholarship Brooke Haley Memorial Endowed Scholarship Bruce and Marjorie Bates Endowed Scholarship Bud and Ronald Sahmaunt Native American Endowed Scholarship Burwell Endowed Chair C. Q. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship C. R. Anthony Endowed Chair in Competitive Enterprises C. W. Wisdom Endowed Lectureship C.L. and Aran Priddy Endowed Scholarships for American Indian Students C.W. Burr Endowed Scholarship Campus Beautification Endowment Carl Jung Seminar Endowment Chapel Maintenance Endowment Charles and Mary Thigpen Endowed Scholarship Charles B. Love Memorial Endowed Scholarship Charles E. Mehr Endowed Dance Scholarship Charles E. Mehr Endowed Music Scholarship Charles E. Mehr Endowed Theatre Scholarship Charles Nesbitt Awards Endowment Chesapeake Energy Endowed Scholarship Chester Cadieux Endowed Business Scholarship Chinese Endowed Scholarship Church of the Good Sheperd Endowed Scholarship

Claire Jones Endowed Scholarship Clara Cates Neil Endowed Scholarship Clara E. Jones Endowed Scholarship Clara Luper General Endowed Scholarship Clarence Burg Endowed Music Scholarship Clarence Sutton Religious Leadership Endowed Scholarship Clint Foundation Endowed Scholarship Clyde and Evelyn Bowen Endowed Scholarship Coca Cola Entrepreneur Speaker Series Endowment Colonel Thomas L. and Ruby L. Simpson Endowed Scholarship Cordis Martin Endowed Scholarship Council for Excellence Endowment Cowden-Epperson Endowed Scholarship D. and E. Mayes Endowed Scholarship D. N. Pope Endowed Scholarship Dan Hogan Endowed Scholarship Dana Owen Endowed Scholarship Daphyn Owen Endowment for Kramer School of Nursing David and Barbara Green Endowed Nursing Scholarship Dean Nellie R. Melton Endowed Scholarship Dean Thomas A. Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dennis and Susan Neff United Methodist Endowed Scholarship Devon Energy Clara Luper Endowed Scholarship Distinguished Speakers Series Endowment Don Schooler Memorial Endowed Professorship Donald and Suzanne Emler Religious Education Endowed Scholarship Dorothy Graham Endowment Dulaney-Browne Library Endowment E. A. and Winnie Stewart Endowed Scholarship Ed and Lorraine Reynolds Endowed Nursing Scholarship Edith Carlson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Edna Hoffman Bowman Endowed Music and Performing Arts Scholarship Edna L. Zaspel Endowed Scholarship Edward W. and Ethel Mae Brindley Endowed Scholarship Edyth Arnold Swartz Endowed Scholarship Elaine Masters Endowed Leadership Scholarship Elda A. Manis Endowed Scholarship Elizabeth Clark Gordon Memorial Endowment Elizabeth Hensley Endowed Scholarship Elizabeth Loewenstein Endowed Music Scholarship Ellen G. Reid Endowed Scholarship Ellen L. Bryan Endowed Scholarship

Erminda and Sophia Banning Endowed Scholarship Ernest L. Wilkinson Endowed Law Award Esther Robinson Endowed English Scholarship Esther Wessel Farmer Endowed Piano Scholarship Ethelene Cindy Long Memorial Native American Endowed Scholarship Euclid M. and Celine M. Wyatt Endowed Scholarship F. Lahr and Blanche Einsel Endowed Scholarship Fair-Folmer Endowed Scholarship Families of Henry Norick Endowed Scholarship Film Institute Endowment Flora and B.C. Clark Memorial Endowed Scholarship Flora Rouse Winter Endowed Scholarship Florence Birdwell Endowed Chair Florence Wilson House Endowment Forest and Gloe Stith Memorial Endowed Scholarship Frances W. Preston BMI Endowed Music Scholarship Frank G. Blackwood Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship Frank Horton Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fred and Margaret Lynch Endowed Scholarship Fred and Opal Boston Religious Leadership Endowed Scholarship


Fred A. Biehler Endowed Scholarship Fred R. and Margaret Lynch Endowed Methodist Scholarship Friedman-Lerblanc Endowed Law Scholarship Gamble-Buchanan Endowment Gene and Doris Russell Endowed Scholarship Gene Nelson Endowed Scholarship George B. Saunders Endowed Scholarship George C. and Sara Scott Endowed Scholarship George C. Jones Jr. Endowed Scholarship George Sneed Memorial Endowed Scholarship Georgia M. Winton Endowed Scholarship Gertrude M. Patton Endowed Scholarship Glen O. Miller Endowed Ministry Scholarship Glen Rhodes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Glenda M. Pate Endowment Glenn E. and Mary A. Millard Endowed Scholarship Golsen Family Endowed Business Scholarship Grace and Alma Garten Endowed Scholarship Grace M. Stephenson Endowed Scholarship Great Plan Endowed Scholarship Greenshields Endowment H. Arthur Carlson and Mary Lucille Carlson Memorial Endowed Scholarship H. Emerson Thomas Endowment

H. H. Wegener Endowed Scholarship H. M. Barrett Religious Endowed Scholarship Harold and Edith Maris Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship Harvey L. and Laura M. Parker Methodist Endowed Scholarship Harvey P. Everest Endowed Business Scholarship Hatton Sumners Law Endowed Scholarship Hazel and Russell Crooch Endowed Scholarship Helen Riddle Church Leadership Endowed Scholarship Henry James Freede Endowed Professorship Herbert and Marguerite Barrett Mission Endowed Scholarship Herbert E. Davis Music Endowment Herbert Voth Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship Herman Meinders Endowed Scholarship in Business Herman Meinders School of Business Enrichment Endowment Holland Family Endowment Homeland Endowed Scholarship for Native American Students Homer S. and Margaret Brauer Anderson Endowed Scholarship Honda Native American Endowed Scholarship Hope Strasner Endowed Scholarship Howard and Peggy Thornton Endowed Mass Communications Scholarship

Hugh and Diane Scott Athletic Endowment Hulet Family Endowment Inez Silberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship Iva B. Kelley Art and Law Endowed Scholarship J. B. Williams Memorial Endowment J. Bart Aldridge Endowment J. Cecil and Elva Coover Endowed Scholarship J. Emrick Endowed Music Scholarship J. E. Hall Endowed Scholarship Jack Conn Endowed Chair in Meinders School of Business Jackie and Bill Wise Endowed Scholarship James and Violet Egan Memorial Endowed Scholarship James A. Graves Endowed Scholarship James H. and Norma R. Blossom Endowed Scholarship James Noble Atkins Memorial Book Endowment Jane Atwood Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship Jean Boyle Endowed English Scholarship Jean Frances Beatty Endowed Music Scholarship Jean Frances Beatty Endowed Scholarship in Religion Jeanne Hoffman Smith Endowment Jeanne Reed Bowman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Jerald C. Walker International Endowed Scholarship Jerry W. and Charlette R. Perryman Endowed Scholarship Jo Rowan Endowed Dance Scholarship John and Helen Abernathy Endowment John C. and Hallie Jean Hervey Memorial Endowed Law Scholarship John F. Olson Memorial Endowed Lectureship Josephine E. Atkins Endowed Music Scholarship Joyce and Gordon Goering Endowed Scholarship Judge Raymond Naifeh Endowed Law Scholarship Kamil Eddie, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship Karns Memorial Endowed Scholarship Kathleen Tucker Bone Endowed Scholarship Kathryn Meinders Endowed Scholarship Ken Yamamoto Endowed Memorial Art Scholarship Kerr Challenge I Endowment Kerr Constitutional Endowed Law Chair Kerr Law Endowment Kerr McGee Business Endowed Scholarship Kramer Ministerial Endowed Scholarship Kramer Nursing Endowed Scholarship Kurt and Cathy Leichter Endowed Music Scholarship L. L. Shirley Endowed Scholarship

Lambda Chi Alpha Endowed Scholarship Law Building Endowment Law Dean Position Endowment Law Scholars Endowed Scholarship Lee C. Findlay Memorial Endowed Scholarship Lemuell Summers Endowed Scholarship Leslie G. and Irene Stewart Endowed Scholarship Lester W. and Mary E. Maddox Endowed Scholarship Logan Cary Science and Engineering Library Book Endowment Loretta T. Freeland Endowed Scholarship Louis Allen Whitten Endowed Scholarship Loy and Marian Morris Endowed Law Scholarship Lulu S. Doenges Endowed Scholarship Lynnie and Robert Spahn Endowed Scholarship Mackenzie C. Sr. and Thelma Thompson Endowed Scholarship Margaret K. Replogle Endowed Music Scholarship Margaret K. Replogle Endowed Religion Professorship Margaret Petree Endowed Music Scholarship Marianna Davenport Endowed Scholarship Marjorie Downing Endowed Law Scholarship Marjorie J. Norick and Frances Norick Lilly Endowed Scholarship Marjorie Lee Germany Endowed Scholarship

Honor Roll Of Donors



Marjorie Nell Sussex Endowed Spanish Scholarship Martha Burger and Donald Rowlett Endowed Scholarship Martin Mailman Endowed Band Scholarship Mary Coffey Endowed Scholarship Mary E. Harris Endowed Scholarship Mary Ellen and George R. Randall Great Plan Endowed Scholarship Mary Jean Hackler Endowed Scholarship Maybelle Conger Endowed Scholarship McDaniel Endowed Leadership Scholarship McKinley Billy Endowed Scholarship Meinders School of Business Endowed Scholarship Melvin Decker Memorial Athletic Endowed Scholarship Michael and Eunice Massad Endowed Scholarship Michael Gardner Endowed Business Scholarship Minnie M. Seba Endowed Ministry Scholarship Miriam West Endowed Scholarship Miss America Women in Business Endowed Scholarship Mo and Jacque Grotjohn Endowed Business Scholarship Morris Hatley Canterbury Choral Performing Arts Endowment Morrison Tucker Endowed Lectureship Mrs. Glen C. Archer Endowed Scholarship

MSN Education Track Endowed Scholarship Music School Endowed Scholarship Myrtle S. Forsythe Endowed Scholarship Nancy I. Kenderdine Endowed Scholarship Nancy Laughbaum Ragsdale Endowed Scholarship Naomi McCasland Burton Music Endowment Native American Legal Resource Center Endowment Neal and Hazel Rock Memorial Endowed Religion Scholarship Nellie J. Moss Endowed Scholarship Nile and Adena Montgomery Endowed Scholarship Norick Endowed Chair in Marketing Norma Rowe Gunn Endowed Religion Scholarship Norman and Edem Endowed Professorship Nova M. Atkins Endowed Religion Scholarship Nuell C. Crain Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship Nursing Dean’s Endowed Chair Nursing Endowed Scholarship Oakerhater Endowed Chair OAMA Endowed Scholarship OG&E Clara Luper Endowed Scholarship Oklahoma United Methodist Conference Endowed Scholarship Olen D. Presley Endowed Scholarship

Ollie and Claude Bell Children’s Center for the Arts Endowment Opera Society Founders Endowment Outdoor Laboratory and Environmental Studies Endowment Owen and Vivian Wimberly Endowed Professorship Owen Wimberly Center for Continuing Education Endowment Palmer C. Abercrombie Endowed Scholarship Pate and Knarr, PC Commercial Banking Law Endowed Scholarship Paul Hansen Endowed Scholarship for the Hearing Impaired Paul Hansen Memorial Endowed Athletic Scholarship Paul Jones Native American Endowed Scholarship Paul Jones Religious Education Endowed Scholarship Paul W. Milhouse Endowed Religion Professorship Pearl English Crain Endowed Scholarship Peg Leg Bates American Dance and Dance Management Endowed Scholarship Peter Swartz Endowed Business Scholarship Petree Arts and Sciences Endowed Honors Scholarship Phil Daugherty Memorial Endowed Law Scholarship Phil Wahl Endowed Scholarship Philelle and Charles McBrayer Endowed Piano Scholarship

PL+US Alumni Endowed Scholarship R. Fisher Blanton Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship R. T. Ayers Family Endowed Scholarship Ray and Florence Carroll Endowed Scholarship Ray and Lavell Owen Endowed Scholarship Retta Miller Religious Leadership Endowed Scholarship Richard and Johnece Ryerson Endowed Seminary Scholarship Richard Gibbens Endowed Scholarship Richard K. and Effie D. Wootten Endowed Scholarship Rita Louise Kacey PL+US Endowed Scholarship Ritz International Foundation Endowed Scholarship Robert and Emma Price Endowed Scholarship Robert and Florence Birdwell Endowed Vocal Scholarship Robert Adair Endowment Robert Fink Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Robert J. Smith Memorial Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship Robert Jones Memorial Endowment Robert P. and Betty Dennis Endowed Scholarship Roberta M. Eldridge Miller Endowed Art Scholarship Roberta Olson Great Plan Endowed Scholarship Rockwood Endowed Scholarship

Roger Givens Endowed Scholarship Roger Stephens Memorial Endowed Scholarship Rosalinn Swinka Endowed Scholarship Roy W. and Jeanne Reed Endowed Scholarship Royal Sarjent Endowed Scholarship Ruby Chase Memorial Endowed Scholarship Russell Stone Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship Ruth Ida Skinner Unrestricted Endowment Ruth Jeanette Brooks Endowed Fine Arts Scholarship Ruth Kramer Seideman Endowed Scholarship Ruth Mayer Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Endowment Scottish Rite Endowed Scholarship Seize the Moment Endowed Scholarship Singapore MDIS Endowed Scholarship Sloan-Fitzwilliam-Fanning Endowed Scholarship T. K. Hendrick Endowed Chair in Marketing and Management Ted Foster Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship Terry and Lauren Phelps Endowed Scholarship Tom and Brenda McDaniel Endowed Music Scholarship Tom and Brenda McDaniel Endowed Scholarship Tom A. Thomas Jr. and Bette C. Thomas Unrestricted Endowment


Treva Hancock Endowed Drama Scholarship United Methodist Women’s Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship Unrestricted Church Gifts Endowment Unrestricted Endowed Scholarships V. V. Harris Endowed Chair in Christian Education Verle and Lawrence Watson Endowed Business Scholarship Verle and Lawrence Watson Endowed Music Scholarship Virginia P. Bryant Endowed Religious Scholarship Vivian Wimberly Center Endowment W. C. and Clarabelle Mathes Endowed Religious Scholarship W. Carroll Pope Memorial Endowed Scholarship W. W. Woodworth Endowed Scholarship Wagoner United Methodist Endowed Scholarship Walter Stiller Endowed Scholarship Wanda L. Bass / McAlester Endowed Scholarship Wanda L. Bass Chapel Organ Endowment Wanda L. Bass Music Center Endowment Wanda L. Bass Music Endowed Chair Wanda L. Bass Organ Endowed Chair Wanda L. Bass Piano Support Endowment Warren K. Watson Sr. Endowed Chair in Management Warren Romberger World Christianity Endowed Scholarship

Wayne Eugene Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Wayne Quinlan Memorial Endowed Lectureship Webster Lance Benham Endowed Memorial Professorship Wesley UMC - Elliott C. Fenton Endowed Scholarship Wilbur and Nellie Vandegrift Endowed Business Scholarship William and Romaine Bailey Endowed Scholarship William and Romaine Bailey Religious Library Collection Endowment William A. Grana Endowed Scholarship William C. Doenges Endowed Scholarship William D. Greenshields Memorial Endowed Religious Leadership Scholarship William D. Maril Memorial Endowed Scholarship William E. Archer Memorial Endowed Scholarship William Elza Smith Endowed Church Music Scholarship William H. Bell Memorial Endowed Scholarship William H. Dougherty Endowed Scholarship William H. Smith Endowed Scholarship William J. Bassett Memorial Endowed Scholarship William J. Coffia Memorial Endowed Scholarship William M. Leebron Endowed Business Scholarship William M. Wilson Endowed Law Scholarship William Nashert Endowed Scholarship A & M Silberman Oil Ray and Lucille Ackerman Bob and Nancy Anthony Robert B. and Ellen J. Baker Jerry and Jackie Leibs Bendorf Joseph K. and Sara H. Caskey Judith Cawthorn Cole & Reed, P.C. Richard and Nancy Dawson Jim Denny Patsy R. Fowler Samual J. Glover Richard B. Kells Stephen A. and Joan G. Kendall William and Martha King Richard J. and Clarice Morrison Mark A. and Chris E. Nanny David E. and Kim Rainbolt H.E. and Jeannine Rainbolt Fred P. and Patricia M. Schonwald William F. and Pamela Shdeed Stephen A. and Deborah S. Melsh Shinn

These donors have made gifts to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to benefit OCU in 2008.



William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Winona Presley Endowed Religion Scholarship Wit and Carolyn Endowed Music Scholarship

Christine Brown John and Sherri Brown Mark and Leslie Brown Elliott C. Fenton Jeannine Gibbens Jean Hinkley Estate of Betty Jean Jacobs Tommy Karns William and Nelma Karns Joel and Theola Powers David and Paula Severe Shelby Lee Smith

These donors have made gifts to the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation to benefit OCU in 2008.

Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation


Marcel J. Silberman Mrs. Marion C. Stewart Udho and Dorothy A. Thadani The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Inc. H. Harbour and Mary Michael Winn Shirley C. Winn J. Adrian and Karen Zimmer

Honor Roll Of Donors



Fred Dunbar Oklahoma City University Sports Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Fred Dunbar died May 8, 2009, of distal esophageal cancer. Fred was born Sept. 20, 1936, and was raised in Piedmont, Okla. Dunbar was an exceptional baseball and basketball player who started his athletic career shooting hoops through the 12-inch metal band of an orange crate that his dad had nailed to a telephone pole. He was the first All State athlete from Piedmont, winning honors in basketball and baseball. Dunbar attended Oklahoma City University on a full athletic scholarship. He was part of OCU’s Division 1 powerhouse era and became a

Fred Dunbar

sharp shooter for renowned basketball Coach Abe Lemons. He also played baseball and was the leading hitter and pitcher for three seasons under Coach Paul Hansen. He played professional baseball with the Milwaukee Braves organization

(Class A) in 1958-1959, until he tore his rotator cuff. He also played for the United States Marine Corps basketball, baseball and football teams. He married his high school girlfriend, Linda Rose, and upon returning to Oklahoma they started a family and had four children. He became a teacher and coach for Putnam City High School. He later moved his career to El Reno Junior College, now Redlands Community College, to teach and coach. He also wrote a book about the life of an Oklahoma union leader titled Peter Hanraty, Champion of the Working Man. In 2001, he was hired by the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico to start their Native American Studies program and teach history and psychology. Home for the summer of 2002, he met and fell in love with Helen Hart Taylor of Oklahoma City, asking her to marry him the first day he met her. They married on the anniversary of their meeting, July 27, 2003. In 2006, Fred was honored to be inducted into the Oklahoma City University Sports Hall of Fame, an award that he cherished. Ann Hundley Hoover Ann Hundley Hoover passed away March 30, 2009, at the age of 64, after a courageous battle with cancer. Hoover was a noted Oklahoma City philanthropist, an Oklahoma City University trustee and chair of the Wanda L. Bass School of Music Advisory Board. She dedicated countless hours to the OCU Societies to promote opera, music theater and art on the OCU campus. She received OCU’s Award of Excellence for Philanthropy and Volunteerism. Hoover was known for a vast


number of philanthropic projects in the local community and for founding the Hoover Protocol & Etiquette Centre. She was appointed to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presidential Advisory Committee by President George W. Bush in 2002 and became chairwoman of special events, overseeing events around the country held to support the Kennedy Center. She was a member of the Choral Society board, the Oklahoma Arts Institute Board and the Breast Health Institute Board. She served as chairwoman of the Starlight Ball for Children’s Medical Research and the Dr. Robert Ann Hundley Hoover Johnson ALS Golf Tournament benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Hoover was associated with other groups including the Juliette Low Society for Girl Scouts, International Women’s Forum, International Association of Protocol Consultants and many others. She was twice named to the Journal Record’s “50 Making a Difference” list. She won the Oklahoma Orchestra League’s Notable Women Award and the Association for Women in Communication Byliner Award for the Arts. Hoover was born July 9, 1944, to Dr. Deane Hundley Jr. and Sidney Davenport Hundley in North Carolina. She graduated from St. Mary’s Junior College and Preparatory School in Raleigh, N.C., and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1966. 55


Hoover became a teacher in Texas before going to work in the fashion industry. She was named Los Angeles Fashion Institute’s “Top Model” in 1978 and continued her work as fashion designer for various companies. Joan Kirkpatrick Joan Kirkpatrick died Aug. 4, 2009. Kirkpatrick was born Aug. 7, 1933, to John Elson and Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick. She graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1954 with an English degree. During her time at OCU she proved to be an accomplished artist and sculptor — hobbies she enjoyed the rest of her life. Kirkpatrick’s life was centered in Oklahoma City, but because of her father's career she and her mother traveled frequently and took up residence in Tulsa, Boston and then New York between 1933 and 1941. She and her mother returned to Oklahoma City in 1942. Kirkpatrick was a volunteer, bought war bonds and collected metal for the war effort. She graduated from Classen High School in 1950. She began her freshman college year at Mount Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C., transferred to Colorado College and joined Kappa Alpha Theta Joan Kirkpatrick sorority. Joan married Konrad Kent Keesee May 10, 1960. Their only child, Christian Keesee, was born in December 1961. Kirkpatrick took particular pride in her volunteer work, especially at Deaconess Hospital in an adminis-


trative position. Her most significant work was with the Kirkpatrick Foundation, which her parents began in 1955. She became a board member in 1976. She also served as a board member of St. Anthony’s Bone and Joint Hospital, Free to Live animal sanctuary, the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy and the Oklahoma City Art Museum. She was honored to be on the collections management committee at the museum, a committee her mother had served on since the museum’s founding. In 1998, the museum trustees finished a long-range plan. They decided it was time for an expansion and to move to a space in the downtown area. When Kirkpatrick mentioned to her father that she planned to make a sizable gift to this effort, he agreed to match it. Together, they made the first and most significant gift to the new museum campaign. They did so in honor of Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick. As she continued her work as chairwoman of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, she began to focus the foundation’s resources on areas of her particular interest, especially animal welfare and environmental concerns. Joan is survived by her son, Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee and her grandson, Blake Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee. Alvin Naifeh Alvin Naifeh, 76, died Sept. 5, 2009. Alvin was an icon at OCU. He was a daily fixture on campus from the time he began taking classes in the mid-1950s until about four years ago. He worked for many years in the Oklahoma City University campus post office and Alvin’s Café is named for him. Naifeh lived on campus for many years even after his days as a student


Alvin Naifeh

and was considered an integral part of many people’s lives in the OCU community. He was roommates with Jerald Walker when the two were OCU students. Walker later became president of the university. He was a movie buff who collected Hollywood memorabilia. The Alvin Naifeh Collection in the DulaneyBrowne Library includes the movies and books he donated to the university. He was proud to say he shared a birthday with actress Carol Burnett. It was Alvin’s uncle who introduced him to the world of film and theater. He became an avid reader of film industry literature and knew almost everything about almost every famous figure in movies. One of his favorite celebrities was Roy Rogers. Alvin enjoyed watching science fiction, Westerns, comedies and horror movies. He was always ready to see the latest movies at the theater. He volunteered with and appeared in Lyric Theatre productions. Alvin helped with running errands, building props and preparing the dressing rooms for shows. He was known for his smile and ready wit. Alvin always remembered everyone he’d met when he would see them around the community, especially those he knew from OCU.


He was one of the university’s greatest ambassadors. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. Alvin was born to Dora Kouri Naifeh and Noimmer Naifeh on April 26, 1933, in Sapulpa, Okla., and graduated from Classen High School in 1953. Morris Permenter Morris Permenter, an Oklahoma City University alumnus and trustee, died July 26, 2009. Permenter was born April 30, 1925, in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Central High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from OCU. He was a longtime Oklahoma City banker and supporter of the arts. He served as chairman and executive officer of Community Bank until it was sold to First Fidelity in 1996. He then became a director and business development officer for First Fidelity. Permenter served as director and treasurer of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Sportman’s Country Club. In 2007, Permenter received the Bishop Paul W. Milhouse Award for his service to the community, the church and OCU. He was a member of Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative council and other committees. He was active in fundraising for OCU and had a Morris Permenter leadership role in

the original President's Partners campaign. As a trustee of the university, he served on the audit and investment committees. Permenter received the Milhouse Award at the annual Oklahoma City University Church Relations Christmas appreciation dinner, first hosted in 1982 to honor those who enhance the relationship between the church and OCU. Paul Strasbaugh OCU trustee and longtime Oklahoma City civic and business leader Paul B. Strasbaugh, 91, died May 20, 2009. For more than six decades, Paul worked with other civic and business leaders to build a bigger and better Oklahoma City. Paul began his distinguished career with the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce in 1946. He worked side by side with his friend and mentor, Stanley Draper. He advanced through the industrial development department to succeed Draper in 1968 in the position which is today called president. He was involved in building the city's interstate highway system and making sure Oklahoma Paul Strasbaugh City had enough water to meet the needs of its citizens and businesses for generations to come. He also worked to increase the size of Oklahoma City, an ambitious undertaking which resulted in the city expanding from 60 square miles to 600 square miles.


The Metro Concourse, now called the Underground, was built under Paul’s leadership. He was also instrumental in attracting a number of major manufacturing operations to Oklahoma City. Strasbaugh and Stanton Young traveled to Washington, D.C., in support of major funding for the renewal and redevelopment of downtown Oklahoma City. The projects stemming from the grant they received included the 36-story Liberty Bank Tower, which is now the Chase Tower; the 30-story Kerr McGee Tower, which is now headquarters for SandRidge Energy; the Bank of Oklahoma building; the Myriad Gardens and what was then the Myriad Convention Center. One of his proudest projects was working with others to secure the future of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. He loved western art and revered the history of the West. Paul was a person of impeccable character, a leader molded as a young man growing up in New Freedom, Penn. In 1933, as a new Eagle Scout, Strasbaugh was selected by his fellow Scouts to make a presentation in the Oval Office to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Paul served in World War II as a combat participant in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. He was a member of Memorial Road Church of Christ. Paul cherished his family and friends. He loved his family, especially his wife, Jane, and his children, Ben Musser, Susan Dedham and his stepson, Brent Gooden and their families. He was a grandfather to six children and a great-grandfather to two.



Class of 1933

Mable LaVerne Minick

Class of 1953

Julius Sas

Imogene Novell Allison Irvine Mayhugh Castleman C.F. Champlin

Class of 1940

Class of 1954

Class of 1937

Theodore Royce

Class of 1943 Erastus Foster Jr.

Class of 1947 Lonzo Battles James Wright

Jack Hatfield

Class of 1955 George Farha Henry Frank Joan Kirkpatrick

Class of 1956

Class of 1960

Class of 1967

Class of 1992

Class of 1961

Class of 1969

Class of 1995

Class of 1970

Class of 1996

D.C. Thomas

Henry Oeltjendiers Richard Pickens

Class of 1963 Joyce Eilers Bacak J. Michael Bachman Tony Hargis Billy Johnston William King Leroy Newton

Class of 1949

Class of 1964

Billy Fyffe

Mark Dorff Eugene Morkin Morris Permenter

Class of 1951

Class of 1957

Rodney Haddon

John Stevens

Class of 1965

Class of 1952

Class of 1958

Barbara Lane Miller

Fred Dunbar

Dennis Erwin John Moore

Thomas Woody

Lon Frank

Marianne Brown Vannatta

Class of 1972 J. Bruce Harvey

Class of 1973 Ronald King

Class of 1975 James Curry

Class of 1978

Edward Stewart Robert Tucker

Lawrence Edmison

Class of 1966

Craig Kennamer

Class of 1991

John Robertson

Marianne Vannatta Marianne practiced tax accountLongtime OCU friend, alumni ing for more than 30 years as a and trustee Marianne Bea Brown CPA, served on the Heritage Hills Vannatta died April Historical Preservation 25, 2009, following a Board, the Oklahoma brief, valiant battle Literacy Council and with stomach canthe Oklahoma City cer. Marianne was University Alumni born in Oklahoma Association Board. City and grew up She was awarded the in Colorado and OCU Distinguished Albuquerque, N.M. Philanthropist Award Marianne in 2003 for her years of returned to outstanding service to Oklahoma City to the university. attend Oklahoma Vannatta was an avid City University in runner and cyclist, run1966. She was an ning in numerous races active member of and cycling around Alpha Chi Omega the United States and Marianne Vannatta sorority, graduated Europe with her family in 1970 magna cum laude and the and friends. Among her many contrinext day, married the love of her life, butions to Oklahoma City University Jerry B. Vannatta. was establishing a yearly 5K road



Mark Hart

Stephen Mittuch

Joel McNatt

Class of 2003 Sharon Duke

Alumni, Non Degrees

Laura Lowe Ferguson Raymond Gerdes Geneva Gunter Carl Hamm Selma O’Dom Heath Betty Jo Kirk Donald McMillan Alvin Naifeh Bob Rutledge

race, Race with the Stars, to raise scholarship funds for graduate students at OCU’s Kramer School of Nursing. Just months before her diagnosis last year, Marianne summitted a 14,401-foot mountain in Colorado and completed a half marathon. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Jerry Vannatta; her fatherin-law, John Vannatta of Keys, Okla.; two sons, Jeremy, his wife Jill and their three children, Peyton, Connor and Avery of Evanston, Ill., and Seth and his beloved Rachel of Makanda, Ill.; and a sister, Laura Brown of Albuquerque, N.M. l


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