Monte Box Honored by TCC

VISIONARIES: Civic leader Montie Box was honored at this year’s Vision Dinner. From left are former Sen. Ted Fischer, Gov. George Nigh, who emceed the event; Billie Barnett, TCC Foundation Chair; Montie Box, Vision honoree; and Tom McKeon, TCC president.

The Tulsa Community College Foundation was proud to award the 2009 Vision in Education Leadership Award to civic leader Montie Box. The Vision Dinner, held Sept. 24 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention center, raised over $130,000 to benefit student, campus and community programs. This was the Foundation’s 10th year of recognizing individuals who have contributed to the pursuit of excellence in education.

Box was recognized for his dedication to education and community leadership, which includes work for Sand Springs Schools and serving as a Board of Regents member for 11 years. His community activities have included serving as director of the Tulsa Metro Chamber and the Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce, president of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, and chairman of the Tulsa County Trust Authority as well as many others.

“Montie is an exemplary member of the Tulsa community and has been a long-time supporter of Tulsa Community College. In addition to his support of , he has been an activist in the Sand Springs area where he helped raise more than one million dollars to launch the Sand Springs School Foundation. In addition, he has been a champion of the Tulsa Boys Home for many years. We are honored to recognize him at the Vision Awards Dinner,” says Tom McKeon, president.

The award is presented to an individual dedicated to life-long learning, community leadership and benefits the students, faculty and programs supported by the Foundation. The Vision Award has become a Tulsa tradition with past honorees including David Boren, John-Kelly Warren, Michael Johnson, George Kaiser, John Gaberino, Ken Lackey and Dr. Paula Marshall.

Funds raised by the dinner support scholarship programs for
students and faculty. Tulsa Community College’s mission to better its community through the intellectual achievement, creative energy, and responsible citizenship of its students, faculty, and staff by their engagement in teaching, learning, and service opportunities that transform and enrich lives.

Tulsa Community College commits to innovative, flexible and affordable higher education that responds to a dynamic global environment. For additional information, call (918) 595-7836.

Updated 10-19-2009

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