Hall of Fame

Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Announces Hall of Fame Inductees
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2014 Induction Ceremony and Dinner

To register for the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Ceremony and Dinner to be held October 14, 2014, and pay by credit card, please email Marvanna Perry (mperry@okhistory.org), Executive Secretary of OHEHS.  Please include a phone number and the best time to contact you for your credit card information.  To pay by check, mail the registration card and your check to:
OHEHS, PO Box 60388, Oklahoma City, OK  73146.

View the Invitation | View the Registration Card

Congratulations to the 2014 Inductees

Jo Lynn Autry Digranes
Sivaramakrishnan Lakshmivarahan Michael D. Lorenz
Phillip K. Moss
John W. Parrish
Edmund F. Rybicki
Joan K. Smith
Bloomer Don Sullivan
Melvin B. Tolson, Jr.
Mary Jo Watson
Sue E. Williams
Special Award of Merit Jeanne Hoffman Smith


About the Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society. In 1994, the 1st annual Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame inducted ten inaugural honorees at the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors in Oklahoma City.

Through the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society recognizes outstanding men and women (living and deceased) who have excelled in higher education, and who have encouraged others to contribute to the economic development and quality of life in Oklahoma. The Hall of Fame inducts individuals who have been employed by one or more of Oklahoma's institutions of higher education for ten years or more.

In addition, OHEHS has presented special Awards of Merit to corporations, philanthropists, and other distinguished supporters of Oklahoma higher education. These individuals need not be employed by an institution, but they must have performed outstanding meritorious service beyond financial contributions to higher education in the state.

More than 200 leaders have been inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame since 1994.

In Memoriam

OHEHS expresses our deepest sympathy to the families of the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Inductees who recently passed away in 2014. They will be missed.

Dr. Paul Risser (former Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 2003 to 2006)
B. Curtis Hamm (inducted HOF 2007)
Jeannette Sias (Inducted HOF 2009)
LeRoy H. Fischer (Inducted HOF 2002)