REMEMBERING LOUISE B. MOORE
Who/what/where: Lou Moore Hale, of Stillwater, created a special bronze sculpture honoring her mother, the late Louise Beard Moore, who was faculty adviser to the University of Oklahoma Daily from 1952 to 1974. A recent dedication ceremony and reception included former students, friends and Moore family members. The sculpture is in the Louise B. Moore Learning Center in OU's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which holds a variety of classes including ad copy and layout, and photography.
Why: Members of the fundraising committee and OU alumni members Carol Burr, Linda Johnson and Barbara Sessions talked about the impact that the popular adviser had on their lives as students. Gaylord College Dean Dr. Joe Foote also gave remarks. Sessions noted that when Moore was faculty adviser, she was a major advocate for students. “She had a deep influence on our careers as professional journalists,” she added. Hale noted that her mother used red pencils to correct errors in her children's and grandchildren's thank-you notes and sent them back. “She was always upholding the standard of the profession,” she added.
Seen: Jody Foote, Teresa Black, Don Davis, Ed Frost, Jane Goodell, Paul Massad, Lynn Rippeto Schwartz, Mack Palmer, Jim O'Dell, and Jack Willis.
Party: A baby shower was given for Brenna See in the home of Christy Johnson. Co-hostesses were Linda James, Kathy Frankenfield, Cindy Bickford, Jana Reynolds, Kathey Duncan, Donna Weaver and Paige Shoemake.
Pink decor: Little girl tutus, bears and dolls and flowers decorated the table for the pink theme.
Baby: Brenna and Ross See's baby girl is scheduled for a June arrival.
Seen: Mary Sue Shelley, Dana Gordon, Sara See, Nancy Nagle, Leslie Samara and Eve Patterson.
Event: Jane and John Crain invited friends to see the remodel of their home in Nichols Hills. It was a come- and-go event and guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres during the tour of the beautiful home.
Guests: Marty and Robert Margo, Betty Lou Stewart, Lisa and Tom Price, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Sherry Sullivan, Blue Clark, Virginia and Larry Savage, Kathy Lippert, Jeneane and Greg Wheeler, Patty and Kent Cohenour, Devin and Gene Covington, Linda and Tom Klos, Gayle and Barney Semtner, Matt Weber, Jane and Sandy Elliott, Rene and Bill Vassar, Toni and David Cook, Cindy Batt, Louis Gasberra, Daren Kosters, Helen and Bobby Sullivan, Sally Royce and Bev Kanaly.
PAST PRESIDENTS HONORED
Guest day: Incoming President Carolyn Howell gave past presidents of the Oklahoma Art League flowers at the spring guest day event at the Devon Boathouse. Rand Elliott talked about the developments along the Oklahoma River and President Joyce Stewart told the history of the OAL. Art Renaissance Club members were special guests.
Seen: Jean Burke, Beth Adams, Sherri Toland, Polly Nichols, Maxie Reynolds, Mary Kay Bullard, Ann Costello, Christiane Faris, Suzanne Silvester, Sue Francis, Anne Gray, Carol Kaspereit, Natalie Kopplin, Phyllis Manning, Robynne Mulcahy, Stacey Swafford, Sara Treadway, Kaye Adams and Alyce Page.
Occasion: A bridal luncheon honored Britney Martin, daughter of Vicky and Mack Martin, at the Coach House. Terri Dougherty and daughter, Ashlee Rodden, were hostesses. Britney Martin and Rajeev Ramgopal were married on April 21.
Flowers: The tables were decorated with bouquets of white hydrangeas and pink tulips.
Party favors: Guests took home red velvet cupcakes in white boxes with stickers with the bride and groom's name.
Guests: Amber Martin, Sheila Ramgopal, Angelica Miller, Jordan Thompson, Lauren Ottaway, Kortney Tribble, Roshini Nambiar, Gabby Nguyen, Vicky Martin, Lakshmi Ramgopal, Marguerite Martin, Nona Kinney, Marita Lane, Michelle Martin and Joy Ablah.