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Helen Ford Wallace- Parties, Etc.- Nov. 20th

Parties, dinners, luncheons, birthday
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: November 20, 2011


Success story: Four outstanding lawyers were honored as the inaugural inductees into the Order of the Owl, a newly established hall of fame recognizing University of Oklahoma College of Law graduates. They were honored at a dinner and induction ceremony in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. The Order of the Owl was initiated by OU College of Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. and pays tribute to people who have outstanding accomplishments in law.

Honorees: William G. Paul, W. DeVier Pierson, William J. Ross and Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (in memoriam) were inducted.

Hosts/speakers: Molly Shi Boren and OU President David Boren and Samia and Joseph Harroz Jr. were hosts for the party, and David Boren, Joseph Harroz Jr., Ross, Paul and Pierson were speakers. A video was shown in honor of Fisher.

Guests: Guests included Judge Timothy DeGiusti, Andy Coats, David Swank, Judge Jerome Holmes, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeb Boatman, Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor, Lee Allen Smith, Judge Martha Oakes, John Fritch, Maj. Gen. William Bowden, Judge Robin Cauthron and retired Judge Brett Thomas.


Awards of Excellence: The 2011 Awards of Excellence honorees for The Societies of Oklahoma City University are Jane Thompson, Kirkpatrick-Petree Music and Performing Arts Society Award; Linda Rodgers, Dulaney-Browne Library Society Award; Connell Sullivan Branan, Norick-Hulsey Gallery Society Award; and Tricia Everest, Oklahoma City University Distinguished Philanthropic Award. They will be inducted at the 2012 Feb. 25 banquet at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

Luncheon: The women were introduced at a luncheon at The Coach House given by Ann Alspaugh, Linda Garrett, Meg Salyer, Jeaneen Naifeh, Ann Felton and Cathy Leichter.

Seen: Linda Rosser, Lela Sullivan, Joan Gilmore, Polly Nichols, Judy Love, Kirk Hammons, Jan and Robert Henry, Miki Farris, Sue Ann Hyde, Jose Freede, Julie Hall, Jeannette Sias, Lori Hill, Karen Luke, Kris Frankfurt, Brenda McDaniel, Berta Faye Rex, Sarah Hogan, Lois Salmeron, Dannie Bea Hightower, Gene Barth, Annie Bohanon, Rita Moore, Karen Browne, Cheryl Browne, Gennie Johnson, LaDonna Meinders, Wanda Swisher and Barbara Cooper.


Occasion: Steve Slawson hosted a 55th birthday celebration for his wife, Linda, who was born on 11-11 at 11 a.m.

Guests included: Terri and Sean Cummings, Christy and Wally Johnson, Vicky and Mack Martin, GiGi and Tom Wolfe, Karen and Rich McClain, Beth Portman, Marta McCubbin, Kim and Terry Spencer, Suzanne and Bruce Bockus, Shari and Bob Portman, Steve Kerr, Margaret and Cam McLain, Debbie and Bob Monnet, Kathy and Brian Horner, Michelle and Lance Robnett, Barbara and Mike Mize, Amy and David Birdwell, Barbara and Joe Brevetti, Dana and Scott McLain, Lynn Lee, Lori Abel, George Basore, John Slawson and Gretchen Refeild, Stephanie and Robert Pittman, Mary Louise and Brad Binning and Anita and Doug Hartwig.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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