Girl Power. The Women's Business Enterprise National Council recently chose to certify the professional advisory firm of Stinnett & Associates, 8801 S. Yale Ave., as a Women's Business Enterprise. Since Managing Director Melinda Stinnett started the firm in Tulsa back in 2001, she's watched it expand into markets in Oklahoma City, Houston and San Antonio. Among its many clients are three of the five Oklahoma-based Fortune 500 companies. The firm devotes itself to helping public and private companies improve their business processes and offers services such as internal auditing, information technology and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance services. The new certification can only help this woman-powered firm continues to grow and better its ability to help others. For more information about Stinnett & Associates LLC, visit stinnett-associates.com.
Crepes Galore. Imagine the gooey, sweet, deliciousness you could be biting into right now as your teeth sink into the soft, paperlike shell of a crepe hot off the griddle. Now you can do just that and enjoy a scenic downtown view simultaneously because Mod's Coffee and Crepes, 507 S. Boston Ave. is open and ready for business. There's more good news: 100 percent of the "creperie's" grand-opening day sales went to the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. By offering a variety of gelato flavors and caffeinated drinks, Mod's seeks to bring a touch of mod culture to Tulsa -- British-Invasion style. Crepes can be gluten-free, low-carb and low-calorie. You can enjoy one on the go or from a nearby table, and they aren't limited to the breakfast menu, either. Call 582-6637 for more information.
Getting to the Root. Although most doctors' services are limited to diagnosing the ailment and prescribing treatment for the symptoms, an increase in licensed naturopathic doctors could allow them to focus on the source of the problem as well. Dr. Matthew Perch joins Dr. Daniel Kellman this month to put his knowledge and training to use and help lengthen the reach of the Tulsa Naturopathic Group, 4146 S. Harvard Ave., Suite F-4, to bring safe, natural and effective healthcare to Tulsa. Dr. Kellman founded the group about a year ago. The doctors aim to combine conventional and naturopathic medicine, which increases the chances patients will remain healthy longer or heal permanently. Dr. Perch would like to see licensure for naturopathic doctors available in Oklahoma some day in the hopefully near future. So far, 16 states offer it. To learn more about the doctors' services and their use of naturopathic medical care, visit drmatthewperchnd.com and tulsanaturopathicgroup.com.
New Dean in Town.
St. Gregory's University announced last week that Ron Faulk, Ph.D., is the new dean for its College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Faulk, who has served in various roles at SGU since 1998, officially began his new position July 1. He replaces Father Robert Busch, Ph.D., who recently was named Superintendent of Catholic Schools and head of Holy Cross Catholic Academy in Amarillo, Texas.
As dean, Faulk serves as a primary representative of/and advocate for the CAS to the administrative policy-making university bodies and to the university's departments. He will provide leadership and direction for academic program development and evaluation within the CAS as well as oversee and recommend the approval of the recruitment, appointment, reassignment or termination of CAS full-time faculty.
"SGU has a tradition of excellence and diversity among faculty," Faulk said. "I look forward to working with the faculty to fulfill the university's mission of helping students develop a love of learning and to live lives of balance, generosity and integrity."
Faulk has been associated with SGU since 1998, serving as faculty member and chair in both the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions. Faulk has developed many courses and special curricula at SGU and is involved in implementing assessment measures and plans. He served as an associate dean from 1999 to 2007.
"This is an exciting time. Education is changing and SGU is changing," Faulk said. "I always have loved the opportunities that change brings and look forward to implementing new ideas and programs at the university."
Faulk received his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and obtained both his master's degree and doctorate from Northwestern University. In addition to his teaching experience at SGU, he also was an instructor at Northwestern and Murray State College.
Prior to his arrival at SGU, Faulk was an education specialist, public relations/information director, chief financial officer, management information director and administrative director for Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma (MHSSO). He has presented more than 20 papers -- several at the national level -- in the mental health field.
For more information regarding St. Gregory's University, visit stgregorys.edu or by calling 1-888-STGREGS.
The New Leadership Class. Leadership Oklahoma recently announced the members of its 24th annual class selected from applicants throughout the state. "Leadership Oklahoma is very excited about the 50 people chosen for this year's program," said Leslie Paris, Chair of the Board of Directors. "Class XXIV is an outstanding blend of leaders from a variety of fields who will contribute a wealth of knowledge to our discussions on important Oklahoma issues. Leadership Oklahoma is dedicated to providing the leadership necessary to help shape Oklahoma's future."
Members of Class XXIV are: Chris Anoatubby, Ada; Steve Baker, Skiatook; Derek Blackshare, Tulsa; Bart Boatright, Tulsa; Karen Bowen, Alva; Lauren Brookey, Tulsa; Kirby Brown, Lawton; Betsy Brunsteter, Oklahoma City; Beth Buchanan, Stillwater; G.T. Bynum, Tulsa; Jason Constable, Edmond; Laura Culberson, Oklahoma City; Julie Daniels, Bartlesville; D. Casey Davis, Monkey Island; Stephen Ellis, Edmond; John Finley III, Miami; Deena Fisher, Woodward; Jim Fram, Tulsa; Greg Gordon, Tulsa; Risha Grant, Tulsa; Sue Ann Hamm, Enid; Kelly Harris, Lawton; Diana Hartley, Norman; Richard Henry, Altus; Jim Hess, Owasso; Leslie Hicks, Ardmore; Shawn Hime, Enid; Richard Huck, Tulsa; Beth Kerr, Edmond; Robin Roberts Krieger, Oklahoma City; Joe Leverett, Altus; Brian McClain, Talihina; Marion McMillan, Shawnee; Darrell Nott, Lawton; Steve Potts, Oklahoma City; Kyle Powell. Okmulgee; Marcy Price, Oklahoma City; Rose Washington Rentie, Broken Arrow; Connie Schlittler, Edmond; Jerry Schuyler, Tulsa; Ben Sherrer, Chouteau; Kimber Shoop, Edmond; Greg Smith, Miami; Scott Stidham, Durant; Ted Streuli, Oklahoma City; Susan Tarp, Lexington; Marnie Taylor, Oklahoma City; Mark Towler, Edmond; Greg Wheeler, Oklahoma City; and Mary Kate Wilson, Ardmore.
A class is selected each year from a wide geographic base representing diverse backgrounds. Members meet monthly for nine sessions in different communities throughout Oklahoma and are exposed to the many social, environmental and economic complexities of the state in order to stimulate inquiry, analysis and solutions for the public good. Leadership Oklahoma is a statewide organization founded in 1986 to create a network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape the state's future. More than 1,170 members from 148 Oklahoma communities have graduated from the leadership program.
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