Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: September 17, 2010

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: September 17, 2010

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The 2010 inductees to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame will be presented at a black-tie dinner on Nov. 4 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The six inductees represent the 83rd class in the hall.

They are Kristin Chenoweth, Broken Arrow; Robert A. Hefner III, Judy Love and Michael C. Turpen, Oklahoma City; Edward F. Keller, Tulsa; and Lew O. Ward III, Enid.

The 2010 Ambassador of Goodwill is country music singer and guitarist Ty England. England will provide musical entertainment.

Chenoweth has made her mark in stage, screen and television. She earned a Tony Award for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and won an Emmy for her work in Pushing Daisies. Her films include Four Christmases and Deck the Halls. She did a sold- out concert at Carnegie Hall and has released three albums.

Hefner is founder and owner of The GHK Co., a private Oklahoma City oil and natural gas firm. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma. He was a founding contributor to the OU Energy Center, is chairman emeritus of Ballet Oklahoma and has brought three art exhibitions to Oklahoma. In 1981, he was awarded the Forbes Business in the Arts Award and in 2009 he received the Energy Advocate of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hefner is a member of the International Council at Harvard's Center for Science and International Affairs. He and his wife, MeiLi, have established the Hefner Initiative, which funds trips to China for outstanding students from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics and Cheyenne, Okla., high schools.

Nonexecutive chairman of Summit Bank of Tulsa, Keller is a member of the board of Mutual of Omaha Bank Holding Corp. Formerly, he was CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase Oklahoma, chairman and CEO of Bank One Oklahoma and CEO of Bank IV Oklahoma. Now he serves on the boards of Saint Francis Health System, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, OSU Foundation, University Center Trust Authority and Southern Hills Country Club. Keller has supported the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Bankers Association, OSU Regents, Tulsa Boys Home, Tulsa Community College and the National Jewish Hospital. …

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