<i>Talons Appreciate Being Honored by TU</i>


HALFTIME PRESENTATION: On behalf of all the Tulsa Talons, we appreciate being honored for this year’s Indoor Arena af2 National Championship by the University of Tulsa during the halftime of the UAB game Sept. 29. From left are Offensive Line Coach Marty Robinson, yours truly, TU Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and players Odie Armstrong, Stephen Battle, Josh Blankenship, Andre Forde, Zac Jones, Luke Phillips, Jerry Spencer, Delenell Reid, Antwan Floyd and Jermaine Landrum. Also present was Head Coach Mitch Allner.

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This is one of the most interesting college football seasons ever with all the upsets and top teams losing. Our Tulsa Talons are proud to have won the Indoor Arena af2 National Championship, and we appreciate being honored by the University of Tulsa during the halftime of their game with UAB on Sept. 29. We had a great time at the game, and we are having fun watching the great offense the Hurricane is producing behind quarterback Paul Smith, the offensive coaching of Gus Malzahn, and the head coaching of Todd Graham.

We are also looking forward to even more improvements on Chapman Stadium. The stadium should be totally renovated by the next football season. Bubba Cunningham is doing an excellent job as TU’s athletic director.

Speaking of college football, with so many teams with one loss, watch out for OU to get right back in the middle of the BCS championship run. Sam Bradford is becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, and the Sooners always do a great job under the coaching of Bob Stoops.

And how about those OSU Cowboys? Zac Robinson has been great in his starts this year and has the Cowboys gaining national attention with huge wins over the likes of Texas Tech and Nebraska. Watch for the Cowboys to keep winning!

TCC Vision in Education
Jane and I were proud to be sponsors again this year for the
Tulsa Community College Foundation’s seventh annual Vision in Education Leadership Dinner, held Sept. 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Honored this year were John-Kelly Warren and Phil Dessauer, Jr. The TCC Foundation presented Warren with the Vision Award. Dessauer, the executive director of the Community Service Council, was presented with the Stephen J. Jatras Award, given in honor of a former member of the TCC Board of Regents who is a community leader.

Tom Kivisto, president and CEO of SemGroup, was the Vision Dinner honorary chairman, and Paul Cornell, Deputy CEO/COO of SpiritBank, was the Vision Dinner committee chairman.

Education Flourishing
It is exciting to see the progress being made in higher education in our area. OSU-Tulsa will dedicate the Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center on Nov. 29, and OU-Tulsa recently broke ground for the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes center, which will open in January 2009. NSU-Broken Arrow has opened impressive buildings, and have you seen the TU campus recently? The construction is amazing. Our dedication to higher educations says much about the quality of the people in our region!

Come and See Us!
Our Primeaux KIA dealership continues to be number one in the region. The construction at I-44 is complete, and it is now an excellent thoroughfare. Crown Bristow remains a five-star dealership. Come on down to 4747 South Yale, or drive over to Crown Bristow and give us a call. We’ll beat any deal!

Updated 10-24-2007

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