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, will induct the class of 2011 into the eighteenth annual Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Those being inducted are:

 

Dr. Charles W. Bert III (Norman, OK) – University of Oklahoma Dr. Donna H. Branson (Stillwater, OK) – Oklahoma State University Dr. Joseph J. Ferretti (Oklahoma City, OK) – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Dr. Stanley W. Hoig (Edmond, OK) – University of Central Oklahoma

(posthumous)

Dr. John Kontogianes (Tulsa, OK) – Tulsa Community College (posthumous) Dr. Robert V. Miller (Stillwater, OK) – Oklahoma State University Dr. David R. Morgan (Norman, OK) – University of Oklahoma Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr. (Warner, OK) – Connors State College Dr. Karl N. Reid (Stillwater, OK) – Oklahoma State University Dr. David Swank (Norman, OK) – University of Oklahoma Dr. Ronald J. Tyrl (Stillwater, OK) – Oklahoma State University Dr. Daniel A. Wren (Norman, OK) – 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. 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.

 

The formal induction ceremony and banquet will be held on October 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City. 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.

 

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.

 

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Media Contact: Marvanna Perry, Executive Secretary, 405-522-0778, mperry@okhistory.org