TulsaPeople June 2016

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Rooted in education, TTCU gives back to districts Tulsa law firm names Bundy new partner

TTCU CEO Tim Lyons presents a check to Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist. In the midst of a statewide school funding crisis, TTCU continues to honor its educational roots by donating more than $165,000 to local schools with funds raised through its 50/50 and School Pride Card programs. It also will offer free financial literacy programs to more than 50,000 high school students this year. Through the promotions, TTCU makes donations to schools for every TTCU debit card swipe and for new checking accounts opened during a selected period of time. Members choose the school that benefits from their swipes and new account. Since inception, the two promotions have raised nearly $1 million in donations for local schools. For the past five years, thousands of students across northeast Oklahoma have graduated high school with the skills to make smart financial decisions — thanks to FoolProof, a free financial literacy program offered via the TTCU website, www.ttcu.com. Nearly 300 schools are enrolled in the program. “Supporting education is in our DNA,” says Tim Lyons, TTCU CEO. “After all, TTCU was started more than 80 years ago by educators to help one another, and that’s what we’re about today — people helping people.” Visit www.ttcu.com for more details on FoolProof financial literacy and supporting schools through the School Pride program.


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Fry & Elder, which was named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms List the past three years, announced Aaron D. Bundy is now the firm’s fourth partner. Considered a rising star in the Tulsa legal community, Bundy, age 35, made partner in less than two years with the firm. He already had acquired the highly sought-after AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and garnered Super Lawyers® Rising Star accolades before joining attorneys Robert G. “Hap” Fry Jr., James R. Elder and M. Shane Henry as partners at Fry & Elder. “Aaron has only been with us since April 2014,” Fry says. “For him to make partner in this short a period of time speaks volumes to his talent, work ethic and commitment to this firm. Very few attorneys would be

able to achieve what Aaron has done this early in his career.” Fry & Elder has long been synonymous with legal excellence in Oklahoma family law, but the firm has expanded its breadth of services to include criminal law, immigration, personal injury law and probates. Bundy has had much to do with this shift, as have Henry and Lorena Rivas, who also is regarded as an up-and-coming Tulsa trial lawyer. The firm moved to its current downtown Tulsa office at 1603 S. Main St. this past October to better meet the needs of its growing staff, which includes eight attorneys. The state-ofthe-art 5,200 square-foot facility has 13 offices, two large conference rooms and an oversized kitchen area. For more information on Fry & Elder, visit www.fryelder.com or call 918-585-1107.

Choregus Productions announced its 2016-17 season will launch on July 30 with the first performance in the Summer Heat International Dance Festival. The new festival includes seven performances in eight days and features dance troupes from France/Algeria, Israel and the United States. “Summer Heat will allow Choregus to present international and domestic companies touring the U.S.A. for other festivals, including Jacob’s Pillow and the American Dance Festival,” says Choregus Productions Executive Director Ken Tracy. “Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, a French company with Algerian dancers, opens the Tulsa festival before going to Jacob’s Pillow for a week of performances.” Others represented in the festival include L-E-V from Israel, and Koresh Dance Co., BODYTRAFFIC and 10 Hairy Legs from the U.S. There will be two performances of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” suitable for audiences over the age of 5. Tickets go on sale June 1 at 918-688-6112. Individual performance tickets are also available at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 918-596-7111 and www.myticketoffice.com. More information can be found at www.choregus.org

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