More than 1,200 horses will boost the Oklahoma City economy next
The horses will compete in the Grand National and World
Championship Morgan Horse Show. The show opens at the State Fair
Arena on Sunday and runs through Oct. 13,
Each horse comes with owners, trainers and fans. Show organizers
estimate that show participants will spend more than $4.5 million in
Oklahoma City and the economic impact could be as high as $15
The horses will compete for more than $250,000 in prize money.
Council of Presidents
Larry Williams, president of Northeastern State University, has
been elected chairman of the Council of Presidents, an organization
comprised of presidents from Oklahoma's public colleges and
Other officers include Jim Cook, Rose State College president,
vice chairman, and Glen Johnson, president of Southeastern Oklahoma
State University, secretary/treasurer.
Serving on the Executive Committee with the new officers are Past
Chairman Joe White, Carl Albert State College; and committee chairs
Cindy Ross, Cameron University; Robert Todd, Oklahoma City Community
College; Donnie Nero, Connors State College; Joe Wiley, Rogers State
University; and Bill Cole, East Central University.
Lori Nelson, director of public relations and promotions for the
Travel and Tourism Division of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation
Department, will be the speaker for the Greater Oklahoma City
Chamber of Commerce's luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Oklahoma
State University-Oklahoma City Student Center.
Reservations are due by Oct. 15. The cost is $12 for members with
reservations and $15 for members without reservations and guests.
Call Debbie Fisher at 297-8921 for reservations.
Keck joins St. Gregory's
Gary Keck has joined the business faculty at St. Gregory's
University in Shawnee.
Keck is a graduate of Oklahoma City University and earned his
master's degree in 1994 while working full-time at Southwestern
Sales and Marketing Executives
Roger DeSpain, owner of the Roger DeSpain School of Real Estate
and Appraisal, will be the speaker for the Sales and Marketing
Executives of Central Oklahoma at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the
His topic will be "Eagles Don't Flock." Call 354-7575 for
Brown bag lecture
"Enron's (Pandora's) Box" will be the topic for Oklahoma City
University's Meinders School of Business Brown Bag Lecture Series at
12:15 p.m. Oct. 22.
A panel will discuss accounting and financial management failures
at Enron, WorldCom and other large companies. …