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07/21/16

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Contact: Amanda Jacobs
Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society
Office: 405-522-0779
ajacobs@okhistory.orgwww.ohehs.org

Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

OKLAHOMA CITY — 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 2016 to be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. The inductees are:

  • Ann Ackerman (Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma City Community College
  • Marcia Bennett (Oklahoma City) – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Robert Wesley Fulton (Broken Arrow) – Oklahoma State University
  • Glen D. Johnson (Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/University of Oklahoma College of Law/Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Jane Magrath (Norman) – University of Oklahoma
  • George Nigh (Oklahoma City) – University of Central Oklahoma
  • Shivakumar Raman (Norman) – University of Oklahoma
  • Ramesh Sharda (Stillwater) – Oklahoma State University
  • Barbara Stoecker (Stillwater) – Oklahoma State University
  • Jerry B. Vannatta (Oklahoma City) – University of Oklahoma College of Medicine/Oklahoma City University
  • Ronald H. White (Oklahoma City) – University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Gerald Williamson (Ada) – East Central University

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 2016 represents the 23rd 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 24, 2016, 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 at 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 405-522-0779.





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