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Parties Extra!---An Evening of Excellence Dinner in Oklahoma City

by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: May 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm •  Published: February 7, 2013


Head table at the Evening of Excellence. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).

Dr. M Dewayne Andrews presided at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Research Fund Dinner sponsored by OU College of Medicine Alumni Association.

The event was at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the three award winners for the evening were Peggy and Charles Stephenson, Dean’s Award for Distinguished Community Service;  Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, Dean’s Award for Distinguished Medical Service, and Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, Dean’s Award to a Distinguished Oklahoma Institution.


OU President David L. Boren gave appreciation remarks to the honorees.


On the menu was probably the best salad I have ever had. It was mixed greens, roasted corn, marinated tomato, couscous, pepitas, asiago and cranberry, served with a buttermilk pesto dressing. Also there was beef tournedos and apple almond stuffed chicken.


Bouquets of roses, calla lilies and hydrangeas decorated the tables and background music was provided by the University of Oklahoma students.


Dinner committee members were Kristen Brown, chairman, Amy Bankhead, Christina Nihira, Janie Axton, Marilyn Balyeat, Kathy Bronze, Cindy Crittenden, Janell Flanery, Betsy Gaske, Dina Hammam, Joan Gilmore, Kirk Hammons, Whitney Hooten, Barbara Jett, Andrea Jones, Jenny Kallenberger, Barbara Kerrick, Kelly Krahl, Kristen Long, Sandy Meyers, Kay Oliver, Lisa Pierce, Vanessa Pierce, Suzanne Reynolds, Linda Rodgers, Alix Samara, Leslie Samara, Jeary Seikel, Gayle Semtner, Donna Seres, Martha Williams, Leigh Woody and Sarah Yoakam.


Steering committee members included Brown, Dr. Donald H. Garrett, Clay Bennett, Dr. Terrence L.Stull and Dr. Andews.

Kristen and Matt Brown at the Dinner. She was Chairman.

Ann-Shannon and Dave Hail enjoy the dinner.

Glen and Melinda Johnson were at the event.

Martha Ferretti and Joseph Ferretti and Jari Askins enjoy time together.

Matthew Smith and Maria Jose Bolivar attended the dinner.



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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