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Oklahoma Hall of Fame names 2014 honorees

The Oklahoma Heritage Association has announced its 2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees. The hall’s 87th class will consist of Wanda Jackson, Blake Shelton, Alfre Woodard, Harold T. Holden, Neal McCaleb, Thomas H. McCasland and Peggy Clark Stephenson.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: May 15, 2014

•Kremlin artist Harold T. Holden has been capturing the West in sculptures and paintings for more than 40 years. While his work can be found in state Capitol and on a U.S. Postage Stamp, he also has completed 22 public works of art in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. He is a professional member of the National Sculpture Society; a 2001 recipient of the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award; and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by Oklahoma State University in 2005.

•Oklahoma City native Neal McCaleb’s career as a civil engineer spans more than 50 years in private practice and public service. He was appointed the first state Secretary of Transportation in 1987 and director of the state Transportation Department by Gov. Henry Bellmon. In 1995, he again was appointed Secretary of Transportation and director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and Transportation Department during the administration of Gov. Frank Keating.

•Born in Duncan, Thomas McCasland graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and spent two years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps before returning to the family oil business. During his 40-year career, he built a nine-rig drilling company, developed several service companies and further developed Mack Energy Co.

•Antlers native and Tulsa resident Peggy Clark Stephenson is executive director of the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation, which supports the Stephenson Research and Technology Center, the Stephenson Life Science Research Center on OU’s Research Campus and the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the Health Sciences Center. In 2008, she received an honorary doctorate from OU and was inducted into the Tulsa Hall of Fame.

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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