Meinders School of Business is hosting the 31st annual Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor luncheon.
Inductees are honored based on their contributions to Oklahoma and the Southwest each year.
This year’s honorees are
- Richard Clements, founder of Clement’s Foods, receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award,
- Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of FDIC, receiving the Chairman’s Award,
- Ray and Pat Potts, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for community development and philanthropy, and
- Stephen Prescott, president of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, receiving the President’s Award.
“This is an opportunity to celebrate visionaries and leaders who are also role models for our students, who are the next generation of business and community leaders,” said Melissa Cory, executive director of communications and continuing education in Meinders.
The luncheon is Meinders’s premiere student scholarship event. It’s the largest Meinders scholarship program, with all funds from the event going to business students.
Each of the honorees has a video introduction, after which they speak about their passions and careers and offer advice for students. It’s a networking opportunity for students, Cory said.
“We’ve actually had students walk away with internships just by attending this event,” she said.
The luncheon will be from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens.
“I attended the Hall of Honor luncheon my freshman year,” said Joe Wathika, economics/finance junior. “It was a great opportunity to be present and show gratitude to the inductees who are people that have had a great impact on OCU and the Oklahoma community at large.”
Students are invited by faculty members. Interested students can email Cory at firstname.lastname@example.org.