The Chairman. St. Benedict Church pastor Father Donald Wolf has been named chair of the St. Gregory's University Board of Directors. Fr. Wolf, who has served on the board for more than a year, officially began his duties on Nov. 1. He succeeds Nikki Cook, who served in the position for three years.
Fr. Wolf is a native of Wheatland, Okla. He graduated from Western Heights High School and attended Oklahoma State University. In 1975, he entered St. Meinrad College seminary, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1977. He entered the St. Meinrad School of Theology that same year and earned a master of divinity in 1981. He was also ordained for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in 1981.
With a variety of assignments throughout Western Oklahoma, Fr. Wolf has been associate pastor in Guymon and Enid and pastor in Mangum, Altus, Duncan, and in Oklahoma City at Holy Angels' Parish and Sacred Heart Parish. The Most Rev. Eusebius Beltran, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, appointed Fr. Wolf as pastor of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Shawnee in June 2008.
Fr. Wolf's other pastoral work includes serving on the vocations board for 14 years, on the board of directors of Catholic Charities for eight years (three as chairman of the board), as spiritual moderator of the Cursillo Movement for 11 years, service on the Archdiocesan Priests' Council and as Vicar of Hispanic Ministry for four years. He also founded, produced and hosted the weekly radio program "La Voz Catolica" for seven years.
Fr. Wolf served on the National Board of the National Federation of Priests' Councils for six years. In 1996, he was elected national president, serving from 1997 to 2000. Fr. Wolf earned a doctor of ministry degree from Seabury-Western School of Theology in 2003.
In addition to Fr. Wolf's appointment, SGU also promoted board member Greg Main to vice chair. Main, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has served on the SGU board since 2008.
New Faces. Littlefield Brand Development has announced four new hires advancing the company's efforts in and around interactive and public relations marketing. The new hires extend Littlefield's team to more than 30 employees.
"We continue to experience strong growth as we drive forward efforts with account planning, interactive and public relations," said David Littlefield, CEO & President of Littlefield Brand Development. "Our momentum in these areas is attracting great people and I'm delighted to welcome our latest team members."
Joining Littlefield include Casey Schoelen, Associate Brand Planner; Katy Kite, Graphic Designer; Michael Eng, Director of User Experience; and Kelly Fiddner, Marketing & Community Relations Manager.
Schoelen joins Littlefield from Social Media Solutions in Orlando, FL. She graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Marketing.
Kite joins Littlefield as a full-time designer after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University with a B.F.A.
Eng joins Littlefield from Brothers & Co. where he served as VP/Interactive. He previously served as Creative Director at Fair Isaac Corporation. Michael has won numerous awards and was featured in Oklahoma Magazine's 40 Under 40.
Kelly rejoins Littlefield from Renda Broadcasting, where she served as Non-Traditional Media Director. In this new position, Fiddner will focus on business development efforts for Littlefield and public relation services for Littlefield's clientele. She brings with her 15 years of traditional and non-traditional marketing experience with organizations such as the Tulsa Zoo and Winnercomm.
The Tulsa Library Commission unanimously voted during their Nov. 18 meeting to offer Gary Shaffer, administrator at the Sacramento Public Library, the position of CEO.
Shaffer started out in advertising for nationally-known brands before a life-changing conversation with a friend changed his career direction and reacquainted him with his love of libraries. After receiving his MLIS degree he was named in 2006 as one of the 50 Movers and Shakers shaping libraries by Library Journal. Currently he sits on the board of the Public Library Association.
Shaffer will assume his new duties Jan. 5, 2011 pending a successful background check and salary and benefit negotiations.
Beginning November 29th, Musical Theatre Students from the University of Tulsa will be available to carol at your Corporate Party, Family Gathering, or other Holiday Celebration.
For a starting minimum donation of $250, four to ten singers will provide traditional and contemporary Christmas Carols in period costumes or holiday attire. Donations for caroling directly benefit the Musical Theatre Senior Showcase in New York City.
In May 2011, TU Musical Theatre seniors will be travelling to New York City to participate in workshops with industry professionals and present a Musical Theatre showcase to agents, talent scouts, and producers.
"The Senior Showcase is the culmination of four years of intensive study and hard work put forth by these students here at TU. Presenting themselves to industry professionals in New York City is absolutely vital to their success as Musical Theatre performers," said Machele Dill, Musical Theatre Program Director. The students are responsible for all program and travel expenses, and have held fundraisers since August to pay for their trip to New York.
For more information or to schedule carolers, please contact Natalie Sullivan at (402) 210-1891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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