Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Feb. 10

Board Celebration, Welcome Reception, Birthdays, Bridal Shower, Theta Founder's Day
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: February 10, 2013
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2014-15 BOARD CELEBRATION

Party: Current Junior League President Cristi Reiger entertained at a reception honoring Kristin Leonard, new president-elect-elect, who will take office in 2014, and incoming board members. The party was in her beautiful home and also honored Kristen Brown, who will become president in June. New board members are Kim Riley, administrative vice president; Wendy Mounger, bylaws chairman; Jenifer Stehr, communications vice president; Sara Sweet, community vice president; Nicole Blad, finance vice president; Amy Parrish, fundraising vice president; Amy McDougall, membership vice president, and Shannon Gottschalk, nominating chairman.

Menu: Dips, shrimp, sandwiches, cookies and wine.

Guests: Adrienne Nobles, Patty Anthony, Becky Howell, Jill Greene, Pamela Campbell, Jana Reynolds, Lee Ann Nordin, Betsy Mantor, Ann Cameron, Whitney Tero, Linda Garrett, Beccy Fike, Ann Trudgeon, Jamie Maddy, Katherine Hager, E'Shaina Harned, Kelli Hayward, Margaret Brooks, Nazette Zuhdi, Ashley Jackson, Mei Cheng, Heather Davey, Toni Parks-Payne, Leslie Coale-Mossman and Bonnie Schwarz.

WELCOME RECEPTION

Honoree: Vicky Berry, new director of the Oklahoma State University of Art, was honoree at an event at Artspace at Untitled hosted by OSU President Burns Hargis and his wife, Ann Hargis, and Laura Warriner. Berry previously was curator and executive director of Utah State University's Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.

Fast facts: The OSU Museum of Art will be a laboratory for OSU students and will also serve as a cultural outreach in the community. A Founding Patron's group will be established to fund exhibitions, acquisitions and programming.

Presentation: Bill Goldston gave “A Contemporary Conversation” portfolio presentation. He is a master printmaker and president of the print workshop, Universal Limited Art Editions, in Bay Shore, N.Y.

Guests: 100 people attended the party, including Malinda Berry Fischer, Ken Fergeson, Jim Vallion, Ben Harjo, Sonya and Mark Terpening, former state Sen. Charles Ford, Rand Elliott, James Pickel, Becky and Mark Corlee, Lela Sullivan, Susie Bennett and Ramona and Homer Paul.

PROFESSIONALISM NIGHT

What/where/why: Business etiquette, professional dress and professionalism were the topics discussed with the 155 members of the University of Oklahoma College of Law's first-year class. The group met for dinner at Devon Energy Center, and McAfee & Taft lawyers were speakers. There was also a networking session for the students. Members of OU's Law Office of Professional and Career Development planned the event. The goal was to prepare OU Law students for the job market.

How: “We created this event as part of our efforts to educate the next generation of lawyers on the critical importance of professionalism,” OU Law Dean Joe Harroz said. “In addition to teaching our students the substantive knowledge required to practice law, we want students to understand the importance of always presenting themselves with the highest degree of integrity and ability in the practice of law. We appreciate McAfee & Taft, who helped make this evening possible.”

CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS

Party: Friends who celebrate their birthdays in January met at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club for a party.

Hostesses: Hostess duties rotate among the women and this year's hostesses were Liz Coe, Charlotte Cooper, Sugar Dozier, Adelaide Liedtke, Sarah Malloy, Laura Warriner and Stephanie Watts.

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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