We are pleased to announce the presenters who will help induct the 89th Hall of Fame class at the 2016 Banquet & Induction Ceremony. Per tradition, each of this year’s honorees chose someone who has inspired them — such as a family member, friend, or colleague — to present them at the ceremony.
This year’s presenters are Molly Shi Boren, Norman; Ree Drummond, Pawhuska; Theodore Elam, Oklahoma City; Jane Jayroe Gamble, Oklahoma City; NBA icon Michael Jordan, Charlotte, N.C.; and Pat O’Hara, Edmond.
As announced in June, the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees are: Rita Bly Aragón, Dale; Michael Burrage, Antlers; Dan Dillingham, Enid; Rebecca Dixon, Lenapah; Kelli O’Hara, Elk City/Edmond; and Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles/Oklahoma City. These Oklahomans will join the 677 individuals who have been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame since 1928.
Jordan, a 14-time NBA All-Star who won six championships with the Chicago Bulls, will present Westbrook. Jordan is owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time.
Drummond, an award-winning blogger, New York Times bestselling author, food writer, photographer and television personality, will present Dixon for induction.
Jayroe Gamble, a broadcaster, author, public official, former Miss America and a member of the
2007 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class, will present Aragón for induction.
Boren, an attorney, First Lady of the University of Oklahoma, former First Lady of Oklahoma and member of the 2004 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class, will present Burrage for induction.
Elam, retired counsel at McAfee & Taft, lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of
Oklahoma College of Law, will present Dillingham for induction.
O’Hara, an attorney and partner at Tisdal & O’Hara, PLLC, a CPA and a rancher, will present his daughter, Kelli O’Hara, for induction.