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Awards of Excellence

The Awards of Excellence came into existence as the Societies outgrew the structure of the Mardi Gras Ball.

With the name change, the Awards of Excellence allows the Societies to continue to contribute millions of dollars to Oklahoma City University. This money was raised through the dedication of time and attention by the members of the Societies over the past decades.

The Awards of Excellence is the only organization in the state of Oklahoma to honor women for their volunteer careers. Through the yearly presentation of the Kirkpatrick-Petree Music Society Award, the Dulaney-Browne Library Award, the Norick-Hulsey Gallery Society Award, or the Oklahoma City University Distinguished Philanthropist Award, the recipients exemplify what servant leadership means within our community and our great state.

The 2021 Awards of Excellence luncheon on October 13 is co-chaired by Susan Edwards and Janie Axton and will celebrate six outstanding community leaders: Kami Huddleston, Ashley Bowen Murphy, Becky Roten, Matilda Clements, Gayle Lucas Semtner and Judy Love.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

7000 Northwest Grand Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

11:00 Reception with Honorees • 11:30 Lunch Served • 12:00 Program

Business Attire • Valet Parking

Entertainment provided by Oklahoma City University


There are two ways to purchase tickets or a sponsorship:

1. By mail: Download the form and reply with payment to OCU Societies, P.O. Box 2780, Oklahoma City, OK 73101

2. Contact Lynann Sterk-Brooks, Vice President of University Advancement, by phone or email.

Judy can also assist you with making a donation in honor of one of this year’s honorees. To be completely transparent, we cannot guarantee exactly how this event will look – however in keeping with these extraordinary times, we can assure you, it will be special. As special as OCU and these ladies we honor.