Marvanna Millican Perry, Executive Secretary
Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Seeks Nominations for 2011 Higher Education Hall of Fame
The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society, established in 1991 as a nonprofit to support awareness of higher education's vital role in Oklahoma history, is now accepting applications for the 2011 Higher Education Hall of Fame to be held October 11, 2011.
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. In these past eighteen years 179 individuals have been inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
To be eligible for induction, an individual must have been employed by one or more institutions of public and private higher education in Oklahoma on a full-time basis for a minimum of ten years. Individuals not so employed, but who 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. Biographical sketches and photos of all Higher Education Hall of Fame inductees, past and present, are displayed in the higher education exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center and can also be found on the Society's website (www.ohehs.org).
The formal induction ceremony and banquet will be held on October 11, 2011 at the Jim Thorpe Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. A nomination form and guidelines can be found on the Oklahoma Higher Education website (www.ohehs.org). Nominations for 2011 must be postmarked by March 18, 2011.
For more information about the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame or the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society, please visit: www.ohehs.org or call 405-522-0778.