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Educational First

Educational First
Oklahoman Published: October 6, 2013


Event: ASTEC Fund Inc. inaugural Door-Opener Awards Gala.

Where: Oklahoma City Petroleum Club.

What: The evening featured silent and live auctions and recognition of four area civic leaders with the first Door-Opener Awards. The award was created in tribute to Freda Deskin, educator, founder and CEO of ASTEC (Advanced Science and Technology Education Center) Charter Schools. The recipients were Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby, Pete Delaney, Mary Melon and Becky Switzer. Gala co-chairmen were Lou Kerr and Bill Paul.