Oklahoma City attorney Arthur F. Hoge III has been given the Legion of Honor Award by the Phi Delta Theta international fraternity. Hoge was initiated into the Missouri Beta chapter at Westminister College in 1972. He continued his dedication to the fraternity through the decades, filling the role of education commissioner for three years. He was elected to the general council for 10 years, and served as its president from 2000 to 2002. Hoge received a degree from the Southern Methodist University school of law and is now a principal attorney in the law firm of Mee Mee Hoge and Epperson in Oklahoma City. His volunteer service includes such organizations as the Salvation Army, Kiwanis Club, the Integris Foundations and All Souls’ Episcopal Church.
Thomas Lee was awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy from the University of Denver, department of engineering, on June 7. Lee graduated from the University of Oklahoma, department of engineering, with a bachelor of science in 2005 and a master’s degree in 2006. He is employed by Lockheed Martin Corp. as an engineer and lives in the Denver area with his wife, Brittany, and their two children. He is the son of Dr. William and Mary Lee, of Norman, and the grandson of the late Dr. James and Dorothy Breedlove and the late Dr. M.J. and Beatrice Lee.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry coordinates the Ag in the Classroom program, an agricultural literacy program. Three coordinators from Oklahoma City attended the national AITC conference in Hershey, Pa. Three days of workshops showed kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers how to use agriculture to teach the subjects of language arts, science, social studies and health. Oklahoma’s Ag in the Classroom coordinators highlighted science and technology during the conference in their STEM workshop for 65 educators. Oklahoma’s AITC Teacher of the Year, Lisa Storm, was recognized during the awards luncheon for her work in promoting agricultural literacy. She is a third-grade teacher at Heritage Elementary in Kingfisher. Also attending were Ag in the Classroom coordinators Audrey Harmon, Cheri Long and Dana Bessinger.
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