General NewsColumnsWeatherCivicsEconomyVarietyPuzzles • Faith •  Health & Wellness Saluting our MilitarySportsKudosRecipes
GTR News Online GTR NewsOnline Union Boundary Midtown Monitor Jenks District Gazette Broken Arrow Express Owasso Rambler Bixby Breeze

Midtown Monitor


Gist Honored for District Efforts


2017 NEWSMAKERS: Recognized at the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Tulsa Chapter’s 2017 Newsmakers Awards luncheon were Tulsa Community College Professor and co-founder of nonprofit Mita’s Foundation Tina Peña, second from left; Executive Director of The Hardesty Family Foundation Michelle Hardesty; literary advocate and author Teresa Miller; and Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist. Also pictured is AWC Tulsa President Sara Delgado, left.


Courtesy AWC Tulsa


On May 3, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist was honored as a 2017 Newsmaker by the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Tulsa Chapter at its annual Newsmakers Awards luncheon.

The yearly recognition is given to three local women who have made significant contributions to the greater Tulsa community and Oklahoma.

Also recognized as 2017 Newsmakers were Executive Director of The Hardesty Family Foundation Michelle Hardesty and Tulsa Community College Professor and co-founder of nonprofit Mita’s Foundation Tina Peña.

AWC Tulsa also presented literary advocate and author Teresa Miller with its Saidie Lifetime Achievement Award.

Miller served as host and executive producer of the long-running television series Writing Out Loud, developed the Oklahoma Storyteller Series at the University of Oklahoma Press, and curated an Oklahoma writers exhibit for the Oklahoma History Center.

In 1994, she established the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers and the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame, now housed permanently at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. The center has hosted authors such as Pat Conroy, Frank McCourt, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Dave Barry, Isabel Allende, Amy Tan and Neil Gaiman.

Miller also launched the Celebration of Books and Tulsa Reads. Through Tulsa Reads, she developed a book registry that provides free books to area groups, including Tulsa Women in Recovery, Family and Children’s Services, and KIPP Academy.

Miller’s books include Means of Transit and Family Correspondence.

The Newsmakers Awards luncheon provides funding for AWC Tulsa’s college scholarships awarded annually to two area communication students and for its annual book donation to Tulsa Public Schools’ Anderson Elementary.

Updated 06-01-2017

Back to Top



READER COMMENTS

Name
email (we never post emails)
http://
Message
  Textile Help

Back to Top

Contact GTR News



Sections


  • Miss Helen's