Beneficial Barking. Ten selected artists will unite for the 3rd Annual "Ten Towering Artists" show and sale to benefit Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma. This is a great chance to purchase a variety of artwork not available elsewhere, observe pups in training and visit an iconic Tulsa landmark building.
The artists and dogs will be together in the University Club Tower, 1722 S. Carson Ave., Tulsa from 5--9pm on Friday, March 30 and 10am--3pm on Saturday, March 31. This event is family friendly and free. Participating artists were chosen for the variety of mediums and excellence of workmanship they represent. The "Towering Ten" are: Michael Benton (wood inlay), Linda Coward (ceramics), Michael Davis (glass), Renee Dotson (acrylic), Vonda Evans (photography & colored pencils), Al Frisillo (hand-engraved metal), Joey Frisillo (oil & pastel), Michael Jones (watercolor & graphics), Jo lynch (colored pencils & watercolor), and Don Pearson (graphite & colored pencils).
Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma.
Benefit events, such as this, allow Therapetics to provide trained service dogs to disabled clients at no cost to the client. Funds raised go toward the two year training and care of the dogs. Service dogs will demonstrate the various skills they perform with partner clients. More information available at tentoweringartists.com.
The One Percent. Embassy Suites Hotels, the national brand of upscale, all-suite hotels, has honored Boris Nichols and Joy Vai of the Embassy Suites Tulsa with the company's Spirit of Embassy Award. This award designates Nichols and Vai as a top performer within Embassy Suites Hotels.
Nominated by their peers because of exemplary loyalty, attitude and service, the chosen team members continually exceed expectations of both customers and fellow team members. Less than one percent of all Embassy Suites team members nationwide receive this honor each year.
Décor-Art. Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow has partnered with Broken Arrow Public School art teacher Katie Pernu to provide a one-of-a-kind stained glass piece to hang in the arched window of the Visitors Center Gallery of the Administrative Services Building. Near completion, the piece will be unveiled for showing this spring. Creating a focal point menagerie rich in color and depth, Pernu has created a virtual sunburst in abstract complete with rays reaching out to the cosmos. Bold and emblazoned, the glass mosaic appears as if it has been wrangled and chained to stained glass. For more information, call 918-449-6100.
Wonder Woman. The Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women names Leah Wietholter, founder of Workman Forensics, winner of the 2012 Pinnacle Award. The award honors Tulsa-area women who are role models in their professions, take risks on behalf of others, perform voluntary community service, and demonstrate a commitment to women's issues and concerns. Lisa Kuroye of Junior Achievement nominated Wietholter for the award by virtue of her volunteer efforts with Junior Achievement,the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hand-on programs.
Wietholter graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and holds a Master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University. In 2009, Wietholter became a certified fraud examiner and currently serves as president for the Tulsa Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Counting Counts. Tulsa Public Schools has received the Association of School Business Officials International's Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. This is the fourth year in a row the district has been recognized for its high quality Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which met or exceeded the stringent standards of the COE criteria. For more information, visit asbointl.org.
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