Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to this year's class of extraordinary Oklahomans! The 93rd Annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was broadcast live on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Watch for free on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. OETA will air the Ceremony on Saturday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Click the image below to download the Ceremony program.

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2020 Honorees: Calvin J. Anthony, Stillwater; Gary Batton, Clayton; Martha Burger, Oklahoma City; Charles Dennis “Denny” Cresap, Afton; Terry Stuart Forst, Waurika; Stephen M. Prescott, M.D., Oklahoma City; Francis Rooney, Tulsa; and John W. Smith, Del City.

This year’s Induction Ceremony included each Honoree’s acceptance remarks, presenters’ remarks, video biographies, and special musical performances by the 2020 Oklahoma Ambassador of Goodwill, Kyle Dillingham. Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members Becky Dixon and J.C. Watts, Jr. will serve as Masters of Ceremonies.

The 2020 Honorees will be recognized in November with the unveiling of their portraits at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum and their biographies, photos and videos will be accessible through interactive exhibits in the Museum.

Nominations for the Class of 2021 are now open here and close on March 1, 2021.

Masters of Ceremonies - Becky Dixon and J.C. Watts, Jr.

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A 2016 Inductee of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Becky Dixon began her broadcasting career in Tulsa at KTUL-TV before serving as the first woman to host a network sports show alongside Frank Gifford— The Wide World of Sports on ABC. Dixon currently serves as President of AyerPlay Productions in Tulsa where she continues her business career while serving throughout the community.

A fourth-generation Oklahoman, J.C. Watts, Jr. is a well-known athlete, political leader, accomplished author, business executive and community leader. Elected to serve as the United States Congressman from Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District for eight years, Watts was elected by his peers to multiple leadership positions. A 2019 Inductee of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Watts currently serves as the co-founder and chairman of the Black News Channel and chair of a private consulting firm.

We would like to thank and recognize this year's amazing patrons for their support during this unprecedented time.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

The Chickasaw Nation, Ada

PREMIER PATRONS

Ms. Martha Burger, Oklahoma City

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant

Cresap Capital, Oklahoma City

Cresap Family Foundation, Oklahoma City

Inasmuch Foundation, Oklahoma City

Kyle Family Foundation, Tulsa

Rooney Holdings, Inc., Naples, FL

HERITAGE PATRONS

American Fidelity Foundation, Oklahoma City

Mr. Robert A. Funk, Oklahoma City

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Kyle, Tulsa

Tom and Judy Love, Oklahoma City

LEGACY PATRONS

Bruce and Sheryl Benbrook, Woodward

James C. & Teresa K. Day Foundation, Sugar Land, TX

First United Bank, Durant

Foundation Management, Oklahoma City

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Groendyke, Enid

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meinders, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University Foundation, Stillwater

The Payne Family, Oklahoma City

UMB Bank, Oklahoma City

The William K. Warren Foundation, Tulsa

Whitten & Burrage, LLP, Oklahoma City

TRACKMAKER PATRONS

Allen Family Charitable Foundation, Enid

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Anthony, Stillwater

BancFirst, Oklahoma City

Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., New York, NY

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A.R. Clinton: Communications. Strategies. Content., Tulsa

Mr. and Mrs. Chad Dillingham, Enid

Jim and Christy Everest, Oklahoma City

Mrs. Henry Freede, Oklahoma City

Chip and Shannon Fudge, Oklahoma City

E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Oklahoma City

Hardesty Family Foundation, Tulsa

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moran III, Tulsa

OGE Energy Corp., Oklahoma City

OSU Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa

Seminole State College Educational Foundation, Seminole

Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation, Tulsa

Mrs. Milann Siegfried / NORDAM, Tulsa

University of Oklahoma Foundation, Norman

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren, Jr., Tulsa

Zarrow Families Foundation, Tulsa

PIONEER PATRONS

Mr. Keith Bailey, Tulsa

Beer Distributors of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

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Elizabeth Pickens Cordia, Alexandria, VA

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Ike and Marybeth Glass, Newkirk

Mr. A. J. Jacques, Stillwater

Peggy Kates, Oklahoma City

Marilyn and Ed Keller, Tulsa

Roxana and Bob Lorton, Tulsa

National Community Pharmacists Association, Alexandria, VA

Julie and John Nickel, Tulsa

Adam and Whitney Rainbolt, Oklahoma City

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rooney, Alexandria, VA

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Rooney, Oklahoma City

Mr. and Mrs. Tim P. Rooney, Dallas, TX

Sullivan Insurance Company, Ardmore

The Winchester Group, Chickasha

HOMESTEADER PATRONS

Robby and Christy Berry, Dallas, TX

Kay Bird, Midland, TX

Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Blankenship, Oklahoma City

Ann and Tracy Caine, Oklahoma City

Paul and Mabel Caldwell, Stillwater

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Thomas and Jane Collinson Charitable Fund, Pittsburg, KS

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Sandra L. Erwin, Dallas, TX

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Robert and Cheryl Greenwood, Waterloo, IA

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The Kerr Foundation, Oklahoma City

LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

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Mike and Jana Neal, Tulsa

The Osborne Family, Miami

Lillie M. Taylor Ott, Calera

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Mr. William G. Paul, Oklahoma City

The Rhulen Family, New York, NY

Frank C. and Ludmila Robson, Claremore

Karen and Mike Samis, Oklahoma City

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Foundation, Durant

Tiger Drug Co., Stillwater

University of Central Oklahoma Foundation, Edmond

Kari and Hardy Watkins, Oklahoma City

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wright, Edmond