Betty Wright, Oklahoma City's teacher of the year in 1989, has been
awarded first place for her excellence in entrepreneurship and
economic education by the National Federation of Independent
Wright, a teacher at Southern Hills Elementary School, will
receive the award Aug. 24 at the Foundation Leadership Conference in
Colorado Springs. . .
- Dari Turner of William E. Davis & Sons Inc. has been
promoted to vice president of business development. Turner's
responsibilities now include marketing of new computer software and
support programs to the customer base. . .
- Seven innovative Oklahoma women will be honored at the
Oklahoma Women in Education Administration awards program this June
28 and 29 at the Hilton Inn West in Oklahoma City. Betty "Gina"
Haury, state coordinator of career development services for the
State Department of Vocational and Technical Education, will receive
the Cecil Yarbrough Award. Dr. Edna Manning, founding president of
the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City,
will be honored with the Outstanding Oklahoma Woman Administrator
Award. Dr. Lucy Smith, superintendent of McAlester Public Schools,
will receive the Outstanding Member Award.
Awards of merit will be given to Sen. Bernice Shedrick,
D-Stillwater; Sen. Vicki Miles-LaGrange, D-Oklahoma City; Rep.
Carolyn Thompson, D-Norman, and Sen. Penny Williams, D-Tulsa. These
legislators were chosen to be honored because of their instrumental
roles in the inception, formation and passage of House Bill 1017. .
- Multimedia Cablevision has named three new directors: Kevin
Dekker, director of operations; Glenn Fuller, director of
engineering; and Nancy Hickman, director of marketing. . .
- The Rotary Club of North Oklahoma City has appointed new
officers and directors including Patrick W. Hughes, president; Jeff
Simpsen, president elect; Merle Bollenbach, secretary; and Al
Riegel, treasurer. New Rotary directors are Jerry Bernardy, Hal
Burleson, Raymond Crull, T.J. Guthrie and Dan Yancey. . .
- Rothschild's has appointed Arnold Aberson,previously with
Orbach's, as its new buyer of men's clothing. . .
- Oklahoma City Zoo Director Stephen R. Wylie has been elected
vice president of the American Association of Zoological Parks and
Aquariums, a 6,000-member organization that represents 146
accredited zoos and aquariums throughout North America. …