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Awards Banquet, Reception,
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Modified: May 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm •  Published: May 18, 2014
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SPECIAL AWARDS

Event: Oklahoma Geological Foundation Awards Banquet.

Venue: Jim Thorpe Museum.

Featured Speaker: Austin Holland, research seismologist with the OK Geological survey. Holland spoke on “Recent Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Potential for Induced Seismicity.”

Awarded: Scholarships and grants supporting Geoscience education in Oklahoma (including $5K to Newspapers in Education) were awarded.

THESPIAN HONORS

Event: Gems Awards Banquet.

Presented by: Jewel Box Theater.

Venue: Oklahoma History Center.

What: Awards were given to honorees who have excelled in the Jewel Box Theater production community.

A DOWNTOWN SALUTE

Event: 28th Annual Dean A. McGee Awards.

Presented by: Downtown Oklahoma City Inc.

Where: A black-tie evening at the Skirvin Hilton hotel.

Honored: Mayor Mick Cornett received the Dean A. McGee Award for a lifetime of excellence in downtown Oklahoma City; Oklahoma Philharmonic Music Director Joel Levine was awarded the Stanley Draper Award for community excellence in downtown Oklahoma City; Tapstone Energy CEO Tom Ward was presented the Neal Horton Award for the renaissance of a downtown area and Steve Lackmeyer, a business writer for The Oklahoman, received the President’s Award.

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