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  Preston Caruthers came to Tulsa at age three, after his father’s death. Summers were spent working on his uncle’s farm to help support his family. In addition, he held part-time jobs as a newspaper carrier, grocery delivery boy, and in a butcher shop. Trips to the library fostered a lifelong desire for education. After Preston finished his junior year at Will Rogers, where he was class vice-president, he, like scores of his classmates, answered the call to arms for World War II. Preston’s hard work as a boy prepared him well for the rigors of military life. He continued his studies in English, math and history through military correspondence. Navy Medical Corps School taught him anatomy, physiology and nursing. Preston settled in Arlington, Virginia, where he attended college at George Washington University on the GI Bill.

At the age of only 23, Preston started his own construction business, and in the boom of post WWII, was hugely successful because of his talent, energy and business acumen. His crowning achievement was the creation of Belmont Bay in the 1990s—a thriving, beautiful waterfront community only 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C.

Preston is affectionately called “Mr. Arlington” because of his outstanding community involvement, including serving on the Arlington County School Board, Virginia State Board of Education, Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges and the Advisors of George Mason University. Preston and his wife have provided generous financial support to Marymount College, the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation and the National Museum of the United States Army.

  Lynette Bennett (Danskin) was a star at Will Rogers and went on to become a star internationally.

During her Tulsa days, besides singing, dancing and playing the piano in the Round-Up and other events at Rogers, she appeared in the Annual Sunrise Easter Pageant. Lynette went on to become an award-winning Broadway, film and television actor/singer/dancer.

She has lived and performed in New York City, London and Los Angeles, and starred in productions at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and London’s West End.

Her films have been shown at the New York and Sundance Film Festivals.

Lynette’s Broadway performances include Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, and The Yearling, starring David Hartman. In London, she played reporter Mary Sunshine in the West End production of Chicago. Other London performances included leads in The Merry Widow, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Magic Flute.

Off-Broadway, she starred in The Lion in Winter and Gigi. Television appearances include The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, America’s Most Wanted and Married With Children. Lynette’s cabaret act was orchestrated by her former pianist Barry Manilow.

Lynette is probably best known to television audiences for her marvelous one-woman show on PBS: Will Rogers’ Romance with Betty and America, performed and written by Lynette. Commissioned by Gilcrease Museum, Lynette also wrote and performed in Home Lands: The Surprising Women of the West. She is listed in Who’s Who in Entertainment and Who’s Who of American

Stephen Chesebro’ went from winning the title of “Ugly Man” and barely making the football team to proving himself an outstanding student, both at Will Rogers and the Colorado School of Mines in petroleum engineering, then on to the position of top executive of one of the largest oil companies in America. At CSM, he was quarterback of the football team, all-conference baseball, and a member of the golf team. In 1991 Steve was awarded the school’s Distinguished Achievement Medal; an Honorary Ph.D. followed in 1998. In 2009 he was appointed to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors, and in 2011 was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

During Steve’s leadership with Tenneco Oil Company, their technical team developed a revolutionary gas well completion technology that is now the industry standard. In 1994, he helped to lead the formation of the Gas Industry Standards Board that vastly improved the efficiency and accuracy of the natural gas delivery system throughout North America. These same standards are now being applied to the electrical industry. Steve retired in 1997 as chairman of the board and CEO of Tenneco Energy only to take a two-year position as president and chief operating officer of Pennzoil. Currently, he serves as chairman of the board of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., an international exploration and production company.

Steve’s impressive business career is almost eclipsed by his outstanding community service—a hands-on commitment to youth advocacy programs. He was named Houston’s Child Advocate of the Year in 1996. Steve married Miss Will Rogers XXIII, Dollie Austin, in 1965. They live in Houston and have two children and seven grandchildren.

Donald Gene Chandler - 1952

Birth: Sep. 5, 1934, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Death: Aug. 11, 2011 Tulsa Oklahoma, USA
Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1956 to 1967), he played at the punter and kicker positions in the National Football League with the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers. Born Donald Gene Chandler, he was raised in Oklahoma where he attended Will Rogers High School (Tulsa) and played collegiate football at the University of Florida. Selected by New York during the 5th round of the 1956 NFL Draft, Chandler experienced a world championship with the Giants while a rookie. As a Packer, he contributed to two world championship titles from the 
Lombardi dynasty era (which happened to be the first two Super Bowl contests in 1967 and 1968) and during Super Bowl II, he kicked a record 4 field goals, as Green Bay defeated the Oakland Raiders 33 to 14 played on January 14th, 1968. Chandler set a Packers' team record, when he kicked a 90-yard punt against the 49ers in 1965 and holds the team record of eight extra points in a regular season game, when he accomplished this against Atlanta in 1966. In 154 regular season games, he recorded 660 punts for 28,678 yards and totaled 530 points as a kicker. He was a participant in nine world championship contests. He achieved Pro-Bowl status in 1967. Chandler was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975 and was named to the NFL 1960s All-Decade team. (bio by: C.S.)

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Class of 1945 - Inducted 2012



Ernest Moody – 1944

Ernest Moody is a name known to every Will Rogers senior who proudly wears the Rogers
class ring. We all remember lining up early in the morning under the hot August sun to
receive our rings. Since 1944, customers have come to recognize the Moody name as synonymous with quality and integrity. It all began with a broken clock that teenaged Ernest and his mother could not afford to repair; the cost was $1.00. A neighborhood watchmaker sold young Ernest the 25 cent part he needed and showed him how to repair it himself. Ernest began to visit the watchmaker’s shop and help with repairs. When the owner retired, Ernest took his life savings of $200, purchased the shop, and Moody’s Jewelry was born. Ernest’s ethic of quality service enabled him and his beloved wife, Mildred, to build Moody’s Jewelry. His love for his alma mater, Will Rogers High School, made him Tulsa’s first high school ring headquarters. Moody’s is still a family-owned company, operated by his five children, with the third generation now entering the business. Moody’s is the largest family-owned jeweler in Oklahoma and is honored to serve our community by giving a portion of every sale to its Route 66 Giving Campaign, which supports over 66 charities right in our own backyard. Ernest
spoke often of “gifts of love” and demonstrated it as he gave generously to benefit others.
His family is honored to continue this loving legacy in the Tulsa community.

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William Lewis - Class of 1949

William Lewis, a member of the Class of 1949 who  performed 140 major roles in ten languages during a 35-year stint with the New York Metropolitan Opera

A heralded leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1957 to 1992. Renowned internationally at Teatro alla Scala, Milano; Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; Vienna Staatsoper; Hamburg Staatsoper; Opera de Paris; San Francisco Opera; and the festivals at: Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto Italy, Spoleto USA, Wexford, Ireland and Amsterdam. He is a distinguished professor of the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas and the president of FAVA.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lewis_(tenor)


Class of 1962 - Inducted 2013

After graduating from Rogers in 1962, James Russell became active in the 1960s civil rights and antiwar movements. He participated in the 1964 Tulsa sit-ins and initiated a successful campaign that included basketball star Marques Haynes to integrate the Sand Springs public schools. In 1966 he became the first editor of New Left Notes, the national newspaper of Students for a Democratic Society. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 1975. In a career that has combined critical scholarship with social activism, he has taught at universities in the United States and as a Fulbright professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. In 2005 he was named University Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, the highest honor in the Connecticut State University system. He is the author of eight books, including Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis; Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States; Escape from Texas: A Novel of Slavery and the Texas War of Independence; and After the Fifth Sun: Class and Race in North America. About Double Standard, Frances Fox Piven, president of the American Sociological Association wrote, This is a wonderful book—a sweeping portrait that helps us to understand the differences between the European and American welfare states and why these differences are so important.” About Escape from Texas, Johns Hopkins historian Ben Vinson III wrote, “No novel has so astutely captured the mindset of black slaves and their complicated relationships with Mexico during the years leading up to the Mexican-American War.


Class of 1953 - Inducted 2013

Gordon Morgan was an All-State baseball player for Will Rogers in 1953 and upon graduation he was drafted into professional baseball. He played minor league ball for the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, where he earned the nickname Cannonball for his powerful arm. A knee injury, however, ended his pro baseball career. Then Gordon left baseball for the U.S. Army. He later graduated from The University of Tulsa, where he was the varsity baseball coach from 1959 to 1962.
Gordon returned to Rogers where he taught and coached from 1962 to 1988, changing the lives of countless young people. He coached swimming, cross-country and baseball (502 wins - 198 losses), winning four state championships. His teams won ten Conference Championships and 13 regional titles. He coached 17 Oklahoma All-State players, three of whom were High School All-American, then went on to play professional baseball, with two going to the major leagues with the New York Mets. After retirement from Will Rogers, Gordon coached nine years at Bishop Kelley High School, where he won three state championships, nine regional and nine conference titles in girls’ softball. He co-founded the Sunbelt Classic Series (now known as the Heartland Baseball Classic), the elite high school baseball series in America—a baseball scout’s dream for the recruitment of excellent players.
Gordon was named Coach of the Year ten times by City, Regional and State Associations, and was inducted into The Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Hall of Fame Baseball Coaches, Oklahoma Softball Coaches Hall of Fame and Bishop Kelley Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Morgan died in 2005.

Class of 1955 - Inducted 2012

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 Illustrator, graphic designer, art director; Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, 1995, and Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, 2009; author, "The Poster Art of Paul Davis" and "Faces";

Paul created Tulsa's 2002 Mayfest poster.Davis was born on February 10, 1938 in Centrahoma, Oklahoma. His father who was a Methodist minister was given assignments that took him to different towns, including Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Davis attended Will Rogers High School. He was always interested in drawing, so at fifteen he took a job with a local illustrator, Dave Santee, doing odd jobs around the studio. He left Tulsa for New York City when he graduated at seventeen. New York in the early fifties was the place where a young illustrator could either flourish or be stuck in the salt mines of the art service agencies. Davis was lucky, for at this time a revolution with a profound impact on the method and content of illustration was beginning at The Cartoonists and Illustrators School (later renamed The School of Visual Arts) where he attended both day and night classes. Robert Weaver, Phil Hays, George Tscherny, Sal Bue, Tom Allen and Eugene Karlin offered classes in illustration and design that engaged the young Davis. “It was a turning point in American illustration,” he says. “It was a rejection of Norman Rockwell, who was at his best a great Flemish painter and at his worst a bad cartoonist, as well as of the entrenched Westport style of romantic illustration.”

Davis' high school art teacher, Hortense Bateholts, introduced him to the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe and the Regionalists, Thomas Hart Benton and John Stuart Curry. He also had a grounding in Western art including work by Alexander Hogue and Charles Banks Wilson. Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum has an excellent collection of Western Art including many paintings by Russell, Remington, Bierstadt and Catlin. Davis therefore became rather skilled at realistic rendering. Art school taught him how to see, feel and expressionistically record his observations. But when the time came to make a commercial portfolio, Davis decided to set this knowledge aside and draw like a five-year-old. “I became interested in artists like Joan Miro and Paul Klee and their child-like approach to painting,” he says. His teachers responded with mixed reviews: Weaver was against it. Hays, Bue and Tscherny approved, reasoning that it was a fascinating and necessary return to elemental form. At the end of the semester Hays arranged for Davis to have a small exhibition at the school. “Some students were upset that I was violating the rules of academic drawing,” he recalls, “and Weaver, as he said years later, was disappointed that I did not become one of his imitators. He felt that I could have carried the torch—I consider that a huge compliment.” Not only did Davis get some needed reinforcement from his teachers, but he also got an agent who landed him a freelance assignment with Playboy. A job from Art Paul, art director of Playboy, represented the epitome of professional success. 
Centrahoma, Caddo, Antlers, Harthorne, Jenks. Paul Davis lived in numerous Oklahoma towns before arriving at Woodrow Wilson Junior High and Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, where his art teachers--Mr. Higgins in 8th grade, Ms. Ownby in 9th, and Hortense Bateholts at Will Rogers--encouraged his talent. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York on scholarship, and worked at the famed Push Pin Studios before embarking on a long and successful free- Lance career. His distinctive style led to commissions for magazines, books and posters, most notably for Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, and his paintings have been the subject of solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Davis also created posters for Tulsa Mayfest 2002 and for Will Rogers High School 75th Anniversary. Honors include Halls of Fame of the Art Directors Club and the Society of Illustrators, and doctorates from SVA and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. In 1988 Governor Frank Keating declared the opening  date of his exhibition at the Philbrook Museum “Paul Davis Day.” www.okdavis.com

LT Neil R. Sparks, Jr. USN Class of 1954

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Presented the Navy Cross, for extraordinary heroism in aerial flight on 17 July 1967 as aircraft commander of an armored helicopter in Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TWO, during a search and rescue mission over North Vietnam. Lieutenant Sparks courageously penetrated the coastal defenses of North Vietnam to rescue a downed naval aviator in a heavily defended area thirty miles south of Hanoi. Although the helicopter was hit by intense and accurate enemy fire, disabling the radios, automatic stabilization equipment, and airspeed indicator, he skillfully hovered for twenty minutes until the survivor was safely hoisted aboard. Under intense antiaircraft fire, Lieutenant Sparks, through adept maneuvering, prevented further damage to the helicopter during the flight back to the coastline. Two and one-half hours after penetrating the coastal defense over North Vietnam, and having traveled two hundred miles over heavily-fortified hostile territory, he brought his crew and the downed aviator to safety. By his courageous actions, exceptional skill and fearless devotion to duty, Lieutenant Sparks prevented the capture by hostil forces of a fellow aviator, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.After graduation from Will Rogers, Neil Sparks attended Oklahoma State University and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy in 1959. Following naval flight training, he became a helicopter pilot. In his more than 28-year career, he was deployed ten times on various aircraft carriers, four times to Vietnam waters, flying combat search-and-rescue and support missions. During a fifth deployment in Vietnam, he flew in-country Navy Attack Helicopters, in support of Navy SEALs and River Forces. In July 1967 Neil and his crew flew more than 200 miles into North Vietnam, over heavily fortified hostile territory, to rescue a downed Navy fighter pilot. Under intense enemy ground fire, his helicopter was severely damaged. Nonetheless, after 20 minutes in a hover, he miraculously completed a successful rescue. 
For displaying unprecedented valor and extraordinary heroism in combat, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the highest award in the naval service, and second only to the Medal of Honor. Neil completed his education at the Naval Post Graduate School, commanded a helicopter squadron in Florida, and was the operations officer of an amphibious assault ship. Neil’s final duty was as the Navy member of the Marine Amphibious Warfare Presentation Team that lectured in 33 countries. Neil was honored as the most decorated member in the 50-year history of Helicopter Squadron Two with 31 medals and ribbons. Neil and Kay Stover, also from Tulsa, were married in 1960 and had a son and daughter.

Class of 1956 - Inducted 2012

Outstanding career of opera and light opera; performed 
with symphonies in Detroit, San Francisco, Missouri and Washington; sang dramatic soprano five years with symphonies in Germany; recitals in Holland, Denmark, Italy and England; teaches voice; judges vocal competitions. Sang role of Bloody Mary in first amateur production  of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, at WRHS, 1956. 
Nancy Jo Daulton Beier, known as “Jo” while at Rogers, appeared as Bloody Mary in Rogers’ production of South Pacific, as well as soloing in the Round Up and Messiah choir concerts. She began her voice study in Tulsa with Lorna Moore, then studied with Richard Conrad, Boston Academy of Music, and coached with the late Wolfgang Vacano of Indiana University and Teatro Colón, Argentina. Jo made her European debut as Tosca at the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater, in Flensburg, (then West) Germany, where she was engaged as dramatic soprano, specializing in the operas of Verdi, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Puccini and Mozart. During her years in Europe, she sang dramatic soprano roles in many German and Danish opera houses, as well as concerts with German orchestras. She performed recitals and concerts in Italy, England, the Netherlands and Canada. In the USA, she has performed with symphony orchestras and regional opera companies around the country, including San Francisco Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, The Opera Organization, and Opera in the Ozarks. Jo also had a varied career in the Broadway genre, performing around the USA in Hello, Dolly!, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Camelot, Man of La Mancha, Once Upon a Mattress, Damn Yankees, Cabaret, and many others. Jo lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she still is actively teaching, performing and directing—in her 70s—and is a sought-after adjudicator for the Washington State Music Teachers Association. She also teaches master classes in Seattle

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Russell Myers  
Class of 1956 - Inducted 2011

Russell Myers, was known by his friends as “Roo” while at Will Rogers. He was born in Pittsburg, Kansas and moved to Tulsa, the Oil Capital of The World, in 1946, where  his father taught at The University of Tulsa. In Russell’s own words: “I was interested in cartooning as far back as I can remember and always wanted to draw a comic strip. Most of my early training came from drawing in my notebook when I should have been paying attention in class. “After graduating from Tulsa University in 1960, I absconded to Kansas City, Missouri, to work for Hallmark, writing and drawing (hopefully) funny greeting cards. “I submitted my first strip to the syndicates at age 16, while still at Will Rogers. Thus began a steady succession of failures that finally culminated in the sale of Broom-Hilda in 1970, a welcome break from my 15-year-long pattern of rejections. “In 1964, I married Marina and we’re still going strong. We have two kids, Stewart and Rosie, neither of whom have ever been arrested for anything and seem to like us so we consider ourselves successful parents.  “We currently live in southern Oregon where I stare out at the Rogue River when not dozing or drawing Broom-Hilda.”

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Class of 1956 - Inducted 2009

PHILLIP N. BUTLER  Class of 1956 was a Lieutenant Commander - United States Navy. He was Shot Down: April 20, 1965 in North Vietnam. He was Released: February 12, 1973

After completing high school, Phil Butler graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1961. He became a naval aviator in 1962, flying jets off aircraft carriers in combat during the Vietnam War. On April 20, 1965, his bombs malfunctioned, causing his A4C Skyhawk to explode. He survived the ejection and evaded the enemy for four days, but was captured and became a POW for 2,855 days—the eighth longest-held POW, enduring deplorable conditions and torturous treatment . Only 685 U.S. prisoners survived their ordeals, largely due to the support and encouragement from their fellow American prisoners, and a commitment to the Vietnam POW motto: “Return With Honor.” His military decorations include two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, two Legions of Merit, two Purple Hearts and the Medal of Valor from Oklahoma. After his release in 1973, he spent eight months recovering and readjusting to normal life, then earned a masters and doctorate of philosophy from The University of California, San Diego. Phil completed his Navy career as an organizational development consultant and professor of management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He retired from the Navy in 1981, and founded Camelot Enterprises, a consulting company working with corporations on team building, interpersonal skills, leadership development and strategic planning. Phil was able to use personal examples from his Navy education, his career, and his POW experiences as a motivational speaker and seminar leader. He continues to contribute—volunteering for community service organizations, serving on the board of directors for more than 20. He exemplifies Live with Honor, defined as respect, commitment and service dedicated to peace and social justice, the environment, and improving quality of life for those less fortunate.Phil Butler’s life defines what it means to be a hero. His autobiography is “Three Lives of a Warrior.”

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Anita Bryant was born on 1940 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma. She starred in the school production of “South Pacific”, the first amateur showing of the Broadway musical. After leaving Rogers she became "Miss Oklahoma" in 1958. She was 2nd runner-up in the 1959 Miss America Pageant. In 1961 she was the Cashbox Award Winner for "Most Promising Female Vocalist. In 1961 she recorded Kisses Sweeter Than Wine with Columbia records. In 1962 Anita recorded Across the Alley from the Alamo. She was nominated for three Grammy awards for outstanding gospel singing. She supported the armed service men in Vietnam with seven USO Tours. In 1977, 1978 and 1979 she was voted "Most Admired Woman in America" by Good Housekeeping. She co- chaired the Statue of Liberty fund raising effort with Lee Iacocca and was a 1986 Ellis Island Medal of Honor winner. She has had three million-selling records, published 13 books and has made many live performances across the country. She was spokeswoman for Coca Cola and the Florida Citrus Growers. Anita presently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she continues her career and participates in a variety of civic and business interests.

Anita Bryant (Dry), singer, TV personality, author, and founder of Anita Bryant Ministries, International, made her debut at two years old, singing Jesus Loves Me. At ten, she had her own TV show. At Will Rogers, she was active in the Round-Up, the choral music program and, as a sophomore, played Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. Anita was a finalist for Miss America, and appeared regularly on such radio and television shows as The Don McNeil Breakfast Club, George Gobel and Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. She appeared with Dr. Billy Graham in his crusades, and she and Dr. Graham have the distinction of being the only two people who have appeared at both the Democratic and Republican political conventions. Several White House appearances made her President Johnson’s favorite singer, and he requested that she sing The Battle Hymn of the Republic at his funeral. She toured with Bob Hope, entertaining the troops overseas for seven years and appeared on his televised Christmas Special. Anita was voted the most admired woman in America three years in a row by Good Housekeeping Magazine and was named one of the most influential women in America by the Gallup Poll. Anita was the commercial face for Coca-Cola and  the Florida Citrus Commission, and was the first woman inducted into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Her smiling face singing “Come to the Florida Sunshine Tree…” was seen hundreds of times each month on TV. At the age of 26, she was the youngest person ever inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame..


            Charles Bell Class of 1953

Charles Bell Class of 1953 was an American Photorealist known primarily for his large scale still lifes


Class of 1959

M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A

Inducted in 2009

Recipient of numerous awards for his ground-breaking medical research

Married to Joan Wachna Jones, M.S., J.D. Current Title: Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics (Visiting) The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas


James W. Jones, M.D., Ph.D., attended the University of Tulsa and was accepted into Tulane University School of Medicine early, on scholarship, where he earned his doctor of medicine degree. He earned his Ph.D. in cell biology, also from Tulane. In 2002 Jim earned a master of health administration from the University of Missouri.
Jim’s intern, residency and fellowships took him to Philadelphia General Hospital, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Charity Hospital of Louisiana, and Ochsner Clinic. As a result, he became board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care. He served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps as a lieutenant commander, 2nd Marine Division, and has variously been professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, chief of surgery at the Houston Veterans James W. Jones, M.D., Ph.D., attended the University of Tulsa and was accepted into Tulane University School of Medicine early, on scholarship, where he earned his doctor of medicine degree. He
earned his Ph.D. in cell biology, also from Tulane. In 2002 Jim earned a master of health administration from the University of Missouri. Jim’s intern, residency and fellowships took him to Philadelphia General Hospital, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Charity Hospital of Louisiana, and Ochsner Clinic. As a result, he became board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care.

Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Anna Lea Brixet Seago

 was among 20 people inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame last month.

According to a news release, Seago, a 1959 graduate of Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, was the first woman promoted to E-9 in the 85th Division Training Armor. She was also employed as the division's logistician.

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