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November 3, 2011

Oklahoma Hall of Fame to induct 2011 honorees

OKLAHOMA CITY — Seven Oklahomans will be inducted into the 84th class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on the evening of Nov. 17 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. These accomplished Oklahomans will join the cast of 641 individuals who have been inducted into the Hall since 1928.  

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor Oklahomans can receive for their contributions to our state,” said Shannon L. Rich, president of the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees for 2010 are: Tommy Franks, Wynnewood; Harold Hamm, Enid; Marques Haynes, Sand Springs; Cathy Keating, Tulsa; Steve Malcolm, Tulsa; and Elizabeth Warren, Oklahoma City. Roger Miller, Erick, will be inducted posthumously. Each nominee has personally selected a family member, friend or colleague to formally present him or her at the banquet and induction ceremony.

The Oklahoma Heritage Association was founded in 1927 with the purpose of establishing the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and the high-tech, interactive Gaylord-Pickens Museum was opened in 2007 with the intent of honoring these and other accomplished Oklahomans.

“The recognition of our state’s greatest asset — our people — is the foundation upon which our organization was created. Each of the Oklahoma Heritage Association’s programs and the exhibits in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum fulfill that mission,” Rich said.

Along with being honored at the formal induction ceremony, the 2011 inductees will be recognized with the addition of their portraits to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gallery at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. In addition to the other 641 members of the hall, their biographies, photos and fun facts will be accessed through touch screen computers in the gallery.

For consideration to be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, individuals must be nominated. Anyone can make a nomination, and honorees can be either living or deceased. To be eligible for nomination, the individual must reside in Oklahoma or be a former resident of the state; have performed outstanding service to humanity, the state of Oklahoma and the United States; and be known for his or her public service throughout the state. Nomination forms for 2012 are due to the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum on March 2 and can be downloaded from www.okla

homaheritage.com. For more information, contact Millie Craddick, executive administrator of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, at 523-3203 or mc@oklahoma

heritage.com. For information about the Oklahoma Heritage Association or Gaylord-Pickens Museum, visit www.oklahoma

heritage.com or call 235-4458.

Biographical information on the 2011 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees:

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