Newsmakers

Every year In May, the Tulsa Chapter honors women with the Newsmakers Award at the annual Newsmakers Award Luncheon, a prominent event for the Tulsa metropolitan community.

Newsmakers Award recipients are outstanding, selected women communicators who have been in the news in the recent past, contributed significantly to the advancement of women and are philosophically compatible with the goals of AWC. They must be Oklahoma residents and have not previously been a Newsmakers. 

At the Newsmakers luncheon, we also honor one woman with the Saidie Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award recipient must have made substantial contributions to Oklahoma during her career in the communications field.

Proceeds from the event provide Rising Star Communicator scholarships to students pursuing communcations degrees and books for each Anderson Elementary School student.

We look forward to celebrating Newsmakers with you in May 2019!  

 

Congratulations to our 2018 Newsmakers Award Winners:
Anna America, Cindy Hulsey, Dr. Kayse Shrum

Saidie Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Carole Lambert

All 2018 Newsmakers winners & Saidie Lifetime Achievemnt Winner

Pictured L to R: Cindy Hulsey, Carole Lambert, Anna America, Dr. Kayse Shrum

 

Past Newsmakers Honorees

2018


Anna America

Cindy Hulsey
Dr. Kayse Shrum

2017
Dr. Deborah A. Gist
Michelle Hardesty
Tina Pena
2016
Jill Donovan
Dr. Leigh Goodson
Katie L. Plohocky
2015
Alison Anthony
Mary Bishop-Baldwin
Sharon Bishop-Baldwin
Meredith Siegfried-Madden

2014
Eileen Bradshaw
Wendy Thomas
State Representative Jeannie McDaniel 

2013
Nancy McDonald
Dr. Barbara Santee
Shirley Elliott

2012
Mary Beth Babcock
Becky Frank
Susan Plank

2011
Roxana Lorton
Karen Morgan
Carmelita Skeeter

2010
Paula Marshall
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre
Margarita Vega-Trevino
Teresa Valero

2009
Phyllis Dotson
Peggy Helmerich
Sister M. Therese Gottschalk
Lee Anne Zeigler

2008
Robin Ballenger
Nancy Day
Jami Fullerton

2007
Mayor Kathy Taylor
Lynn Schusterman
Leslie Paris

2006
Ginny Creveling
Susan Ellerbach
Susan Neal
Kelly Scott

2005
Representative Jari Askins
Leslie Penrose
LeAnne Taylor

2004
Rita Aragon
Teresa Miller
Angela Monson
Betty Price

2003
Lauren “Lo” Detrich
Marcia Manhart
Fran Ringold

2002
Dr. Cathy Burden
Rosalind Cook

2001
Carolyn Crawford
Dana Tiger
Patti Johnson Wilson

2000
Helen Jo Hardwick
Madeline Manning Mims
Mollie Williford
Eddie Faye Gates

1999
Kathleen Coan
Billie Letts
Linda Morrissey
Sheryl Siddiqui

1998
Mary Collins
Julie DelCour
Dianne Holmes-Jones
Judy MacLeod

1997
Janice Nicklas
Janet Pearson
Sister Sylvia Schmidt

1996
Gail Lapidus
Sharon King Davis
Barbara Gardner

1995
Aubyn Howe
Elisabeth (Liddy) Doenges
Claudette Selph

1994
Felicia Collins-Correia
Vicki Miles-LaGrange
Penny Painter

1993
Ada Sipuel Fisher
Shannon Miller
Susan Savage

1992
Anita Hill
Karen Keith
Susan Loving
Jill Zink Tarbel

1991
Hanna Diggs Atkins
Sandy Garrett
Deborah Shallcross

1990
Sally Dennison
Paulette Millichap
Angie Moore
Kara Gae Wilson

1989
Mary Martin
Ann Williams
Pat Woodrum

1988
Maxine Horner
Glenda Silvey
Montez Tjaden

1987
Helen Gates
Nancy Kachel
Sister Jean Marie
Wilma Mankiller

1986
Mary Caroline Cole
Beth Macklin
Aliene Murdock

1985 
Donna Nigh
Mother Grace Tucker
Alfre Woodard

1984
Eleanor Hill

1983
Julie Blakely
Wennette West Pegues
Penny Williams

1982
Carrie Barefoot Dickerson
S. E. Hinton
Alma Bell Wilson 

1981
Saidie Adwon
Helen Arnold
Katie Westby

1980
Cleta Deatheridge Mitchell
Kitty Roberts
Stephanie Seymour

1979
Dorothy Biery
Betty Boyd
Frances Leach

1978
Angie Debo
Patty Eaton
Moscelyn Larkin

1977
Jane Bloodgood
Nancy Lopez
Dale McNamara
Jane Wiseman

1976
Cecile Bales
Norma Eagleton
Jane Self

1974
Leta Chapman
Betsy Cullen
Phyllis Edmonds
Joan Flint
Paula Unruh

1973
Harriet Barclay
Nancy Feldman
Fanny Hill
Allie Beth Martin