State retirement fund wins praise
The Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System was recently honored as one of the top public funds nationwide. The system had a 16.3 percent return on investment for fiscal year 2013, putting it in the first percentile of all public funds in the United States, according to a recently released Oklahoma Pension Commission report. The report also showed a 10.2 percent return over the past 10 years. The teacher retirement fund is Oklahoma's largest pension, representing nearly half of the state's portfolio.
New Rose State president takes post
MIDWEST CITY — The first female president of Rose State College recently began her role as leader of the school. Jeanie S. Webb began July 1. She replaces Terry D. Britton, who retired. She is the seventh president of the school, which was founded in 1970. Webb has served as vice president of student affairs for Rose State College for the past 12 years. Webb began her higher education career teaching at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She went on to serve as assistant vice president of academic affairs and dean of NSU's Tulsa, Muskogee and Claremore campuses.
OCCC seeks alumni nominations
Nominations are open for the 2013 class of the Oklahoma City Community College Alumni Hall of Fame. The hall honors alumni for their career and civic accomplishments. Nominations are evaluated on business, professional and community achievements; service to the community; and past or present service to Oklahoma City Community College. Nomination forms are available at www.occc.edu/foundation/alumni.html. The deadline is Aug. 16. The induction banquet will be Nov. 19. For more information, call 682-1611, Ext. 7478.
Carrie Coppernoll, Staff Writer