Archives for: September 2016

Tulsa Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees

  • Portrait of Dorothy DeWitty

    Dorothy DeWitty

    Ms. DeWitty had a 30-year career with the Tulsa Public Schools, serving as a classroom educator and principal at Walt Whitman Elementary School. She was elected to the original Tulsa City Council in 1990 and was the first black female to serve on the new nine-member body. She received the City Council’s Lifetime Service Award in 2008.

  • Portrait of Frederic Dorwart

    Frederic Dorwart

    Dorwart was the United States National High School Extemporaneous Speaking Champion in 1954, the year he was graduated from Muskogee Central High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1959 and served in the Navy until 1965. He was awarded an L.L.B. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1966. From… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Mary Ann Hille

    Mary Ann Hille

    Coming to Tulsa in the late 1940’s with her parents and two brothers marked the beginning of putting down Oklahoma roots.  Hille attended Tulsa Public Schools through high school, then Oklahoma University, completing her Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Tulsa.  Later, she received a master’s degree in Human Relations from the University… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Gary Trennepohl

    Gary Trennepohl

    Trennepohl grew up in Tulsa living on “Route 66”.  His parents ran the Desert Hills Motel whose iconic neon sign is included in many books about the famous highway.  He served a decade as Oklahoma State University-Tulsa’s first president, starting in 1999, and retiring in late 2014 following a 37-year academic career.  He taught classes… [Read On]

  • Portrait of John Wolf

    John Wolf

    Wolf served as minister of All Souls Unitarian Church for more than three decades, beginning in 1960 and retiring as Minister Emeritus in 1995. From 1946 to 1955 he served as a U.S. Naval Reserve chaplain and saw active service in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He received a degree from Illinois Wesleyan… [Read On]