Twenty-five debutantes will make their debuts at the 68th annual Beaux Arts Ball on Nov. 30 at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Debutantes and escorts, parents and members of the Beaux Arts committee were guests at a reception May 30 at Oklahoma City Museum of Art. A check for $50,000, representing proceeds from last year's ball, was presented to the museum by 2012 ball chairman Mindy Brown. The money goes into an art acquisition fund.
The young women will be presented in a formal ceremony in keeping with the traditions of the Beaux Arts Society. The following debs and their escorts were selected by the Society:
Debutantes, their schools and parents are Caroline Jane Blakley, University of Oklahoma, Donna and Kenneth Blakley; Katherine Cavanaugh Boecking, University of Oklahoma, Susan and Curtis Boecking; Molly Elizabeth Brown, Vanderbilt University, Kathy and Hal Brown; Charlotte Nicole Cheek, Westmont College, Sue and Timothy Cheek; Katie Grace Cunningham, University of Oklahoma, Karen Cunningham; Anna Elizabeth Denner, University of Oklahoma, Libby and David Denner; Georgia Reilly Dunning, University of Oklahoma, Jenny and Richard Dunning; Emily Elizabeth Ellis, University of Oklahoma, Michelle Parris Ellis and Michael Ellis; Caroline Ann Franklin, University of Oklahoma, Lisa and Douglas Franklin; Elizabeth Grace Fudge, Chapman University, Shannon and Chip Fudge; Allie Cook Hall, Vanderbilt University, Karen and Frederick Hall; Hilary Honor Hamm, Dartmouth College, Sue Ann Hamm and Harold Hamm; Chandler Renae Helms, Southern Methodist University, Jane and Conner Helms; Sydney Anne Hood, Duke University, Laura and Henry Hood; Laura Louise Joullian, University of Oklahoma, Carol and Edward Carey Joullian IV; Marti Frances Lippert, University of Colorado, Boulder, Diane and Joel Lippert; Phoebe Bess Mitchell, Vanderbilt University, Charlotte and Robert Mitchell; Madison Kate Mueller, University of Oklahoma, Kery and David Mueller; Rachel Claire Nolting, University of Kansas, Kaycee and Gregory Nolting; Elizabeth Lee Nordin, University of Oklahoma, Lee Ann and John Nordin; Taylor Nicole Ogle, University of Oklahoma, Laura and James Ogle; Vivian Mallory O'Hara, Oklahoma State University, Betsy and Hugh O'Hara; Berkley June Petersen, University of Alabama, Nancy and Nels Petersen; Maggie Emerson Philbin, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Barbara and John Philbin; Natalie Anne Turner, University of Oklahoma and Jenny and Jim Turner.
Escorts, their school and parents are: William Cooper Cloud, University of Oklahoma, Trish and William Cloud; Cooper Ryan Elkins, University of Oklahoma, Virginia and C. Craig Elkins; Ryan Ransom Flesher, Belmont University, Lisa and David Flesher; Price William Foerster, University of Arkansas, Ann and Steven Foerster; Tanner Davis Hanstein, University of Oklahoma, Karen Raupe-Hanstein and Mark Hanstein; Carter Markham Hood, University of Oklahoma, Elaine and Andrew Hood; Dale Francis Jordan III, Northeastern University, Susan and Dale Francis Jordan, Jr.; Kenneth Bradford Kemp II; University of Oklahoma, Susie and Bradford Kemp; Patrick McNeely Kennedy, University of California, Santa Barbara, Marnie Kennedy and John Kennedy; David William Krahl, University of Oklahoma, Kelly and Kevin Krahl; Robert Cain Kumler, University of Oklahoma, Chris and Robert Clarke Kumler Jr.; Sam Eric Lensgraf, Tulane University, Heather and Jay Lensgraf; Jeffrey Walter Lippert, Oklahoma State University, Kathy and John Lippert; Jordan Joel Lippert, Oklahoma State University, Diane and Joel Lippert; Jack Pierson Love, University of Georgia, Susan and Tim Love; Parke Anthony Metzer, University of Oklahoma, Tetene and Steven Melzner and Greg Metzer; Ben Stanley McCampbell, University of Texas at Austin, Donna and Robert McCampbell; Will Robert McLain, University of Oklahoma, Kelly and Charles McLain; Charles Benjamin Milam, St. Gregory's University, Anita and Carl Milam; Max Robert Naifeh, Oklahoma State University, Alison and John Dick and Gregory Eddie Naifeh; Nicholas Kyle O'Hara, Oklahoma State University, Betsy and Hugh O'Hara; Will Cowan Price, University of Oklahoma, Dana and Matthew Price; Sam Johnson Rainbolt, University of Oklahoma, Kim and David Rainbolt; David Thomas Robertson, Oklahoma City Community College, Susan and Mark Robertson; Matthew Theodore Silver, University of Oklahoma, Susan and Marc Silver; Preston Michael Sullivan, Rhodes College, Debbie and Michael Sullivan; Sam Harding Williams, Vanderbilt University, Casey and George Williams; Joe Graham Wolfe, University of Oklahoma, Gigi and Thomas Wolfe; and Matthew William Veneklasen, University of Mississippi, Melissa and Mark Veneklasen.
Leslie Russell is chairman. Her co-chairman is Lauren Sullivan.