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Claudia Robertson, Kathleen Stephenson and Lauren Brown. [HELEN FORD WALLACE PHOTOS/THE OKLAHOMAN]
Claudia Robertson, Kathleen Stephenson and Lauren Brown. [HELEN FORD WALLACE PHOTOS/THE OKLAHOMAN]

PANHELLENIC PARTY

Reception: Members of the Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Association were hostesses for a reception and medallion presentation. They honored the 2019 Panhellenic Women of the Year prior to the Panhellenic Luncheon which featured the 18 women. The party was at the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

The lucky recipients: Medallions were presented to Women of the Year: Rebecca Hogan Heil, Alpha Chi Omega; Brandi Woods-Littlejohn, Alpha Delta Pi; Lesley Pollock-Noller, Alpha Gamma Delta; Ally Rhea Rodriguez, Alpha Omicron Pi; Kathryn Shahan Terry, Alpha Phi; Lacey Davidson Trent, Alpha Xi Delta; Cassie Cavins Bowen, Chi Omega; Ellen Dolan Fleming, Delta Delta Delta; Jane Lewis Clark, Delta Gamma; Mary Ann Imhoff Williams, Delta Zeta; Haley Boyd Doggett, Gamma Phi Beta; Susie Smith Kemp, Kappa Alpha Theta; Becky Yancey Slovacek, Kappa Delta; Leigh Ann Ebert Albers, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Leslie Ann Long, Phi Mu; Dee Rippetoe Richardson, Pi Beta Phi; Penny Mills Voss, Sigma Kappa; and Sara Hays Johnston, Zeta Tau Alpha.

ENTERTAINING THE POET

Dinner: Jeanne Hoffman Smith hosted a dinner in her home prior to poet Alberto Rios speaking at Oklahoma City University’s 21st annual Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poetry Series.

Menu: The seated dinner featured pasta with chicken, a chopped salad and lemon squares. The centerpiece featured green grapes and green mums.

Taking the stage: Committee members came for dinner and to hear the honoree give a brief reading of poems before his talk that night.

PHI BETA KAPPA

Banquet: The Oklahoma City Association of Phi Beta Kappa had an annual banquet at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club and Berrien Moore III was the featured speaker.

Best of the best: Ralph Thompson presented Marilyn Matteson Edens with the Phi Beta Kappa of the Year award.

Scholarship winners: This year’s recipients were Katherine C. Schoeffler, Casady School; Brittany G. Shrader, The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics; and Kenneth R. Halstied III, Dove Science Academy.

DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN

The loyalty factor: The Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America, had a dinner at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel and Dick Sias won the 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award for a lifetime of leadership and generosity to the community.

A word from the CEO: "Dick Sias holds the respect of this city, and we wanted to honor him for his contributions to make Oklahoma City a better community, " Scout Executive and CEO Jeff Woolsey said. "He has impacted this city and state for generations to come.

TRAVEL WITH THE ARTIST

Opening reception: The Howell Gallery honored Nick Berry at a party for his one man show “Travel With the Artist.” He painted scenes from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Canada, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

Seen: Among those at the event were Tina Beal, Christi Coyle, Nolan Coyle, Penny McCaleb, John Hefner, Cathy Keating, Anne Workman, Bill Paul, Leigh Bentley, Nick Bentley, Bennett Berry, Porter Berry, Susan Bize, Trey Bize, Mary Price, Bill Price, Carol Kaspereit, Don Kaspereit, Lela Sullivan, Mark Sullivan, Nancy Junkin, Dan Junkin, Kitty Champlin, Ann Trost, Kelsey Walters, Roland Walters, Linda Garrett, Susan Wendelken, Jim Wendelken, Anne Gray, Barry Gray, Betty Crow, Matilda Clements, Ed Clements, Pat Schonwald, Fred Schonwald, Kay Musser and Clark Musser.

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Helen Ford Wallace

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