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Scholarship honors Crowe & Dunlevy paralegal
Published: September 20, 2013

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Scholarship honors paralegal

Oklahoma City law firm Crowe & Dunlevy has agreed to provide an annual donation of $1,000 to fund a new University of Oklahoma Law Center scholarship named for B. Jo Balding, a Crowe paralegal for more than 50 years. The scholarship is designed for an OU Law Center student in the Legal Assistant Education program. “Crowe & Dunlevy is proud to establish this scholarship in honor of Jo and her outstanding service to our firm,” Crowe President Kevin Gordon said. “This scholarship reflects her impeccable career and work ethic. We hope the recipient of this scholarship is able to replicate those same qualities in their career.”

Stephenson to lead roundtable

Former Oklahoman and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has been named chairman of the Business Roundtable, the organization of CEOs said Wednesday. Stephenson will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. He succeeds Jim McNerney, CEO of the Boeing Co. “Randall Stephenson is an outstanding business leader who has worked tirelessly to promote growth and innovation in the private sector, and he fully understands what it will take for the United States to sustain its leadership in the global marketplace,” McNerney said. Stephenson joined the Business Roundtable in January 2009 and became a member of its executive committee in June of that year.

OSU Tech Institute to get grants

The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology will receive a total of $4.4 million for two U.S. Department of Labor grants designed to develop and expand training programs in partnership with local employees. The grants are part of the trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, a multiyear, nearly $2 billion effort to expand training programs for unemployed workers. The Oklahoma institute was awarded more than $2.7 million to expand night and weekend classes and online programs designed to provide education for adult workers. The institute also received more than $1.6 million as part of a consortium with Century College in Minnesota.

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