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08/05/15

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Contact: Amanda Jacobs
Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society
Office: 405-522-0778
ajacobs@okhistory.org
www.ohehs.org

Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Oklahoma City, Okla. — The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society, established in 1991 as a nonprofit to support awareness of higher education’s vital role in Oklahoma history, recently announced the class of 2015 to be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. The inductees are:

Belinda P. Biscoe (Norman) – University of Oklahoma
David and Molly Shi Boren (Norman) – University of Oklahoma
Anthony Wayne Confer (Stillwater) – Oklahoma State University
Robert C. Dauffenbach (Norman) – University of Oklahoma
C. Henry Gold (Durant) – Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Lawrence K. (posthumous award) and Maggie Hayes (Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/University of Oklahoma
Thomas McKeon (Tulsa) – Tulsa Community College
Roscoe Rouse Jr. (Stillwater) – Oklahoma State University (posthumous award)
Ingrid Shafer (Chickasha) – University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (posthumous award)
Alan R. Velie (Norman) – University of Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals, living and deceased, for outstanding meritorious service to higher education in Oklahoma. This year 2015 represents the 22nd year to honor higher education educators and administrators as well as those who support higher education with distinguished contributions.

To be eligible for induction, an individual must have been employed by one or more institutions of public or private higher education in Oklahoma on a full-time basis for a minimum of ten years. Individuals not so employed, but have performed outstanding service to higher education in the state, or organizations or institutions, are also eligible for consideration, such service to be above and beyond financial contributions. Each year the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society may elect to give a Special Award of Merit for distinguished contributions to higher education to an individual, organization or institution deemed worthy of recognition.

The formal induction ceremony and banquet will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Biographical sketches and photographs of past Higher Education Hall of Fame inductees are available on the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society website, www.ohehs.org.

For more information about the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame or the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society, please visit www.ohehs.org, email ajacobs@okhistory.org or call 405-522-0778.





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