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OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc.
Banquet & Induction Ceremony
Friday, September 30, 2022
6:30 p.m. - Doors Open
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Ceremony
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Black Tie Optional Limited Seating
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The 2022 E. M. "Nat" Watson Jr.
High School Athletic Scholarship Awardees.
Drelin R. Pollard is a graduate of Oklahoma City Douglass High School. Drelin was named MVP line backer of the year for Oklahoma City and his District. He is attending Langston University to pursue a career in agriculture and to play football. Drelin is the son of Theodora Lynn Hall.
Kya Danae Wilson is a graduate of Glenpool High School. Kaya was named honorable mention in basketball and was a member of the 3rd place 4x1 State track team. She is attending Connors State College where she is playing basketball and pursuing a degree in physical therapy. Kaya is the daughter of Meaghan Williams and granddaughter of Lisa Hunt of Glenpool.
Tanner Allen Williams is a graduate of Emond Santa Fe High School. Tanner was named to the All-Tournament Team for the Varsity men’s basketball team and led his team to the OSSAA 6A Boys State Championship Tournament. He is attending Oklahoma State University where he will tryout as a walk-on for the OSU Cowboys Men’s Basketball team an
Tanner Allen Williams is a graduate of Emond Santa Fe High School. Tanner was named to the All-Tournament Team for the Varsity men’s basketball team and led his team to the OSSAA 6A Boys State Championship Tournament. He is attending Oklahoma State University where he will tryout as a walk-on for the OSU Cowboys Men’s Basketball team and major in Graphic Design. Tanner is the son of Reginald and Tiffini Williams.
Oklahoma Educators who are often unknown or recognized for their contributions in the educational field especially during the times of segregation.
Honoring ten significant administrators, teachers or support personnel each year since 2011.
To provide a means for the education community in Oklahoma to investigate the unique and significant role of past and present-day African American educators.
To identify, acknowledge, and celebrate careers of distinguished African American Educators.
To document the journey of past and present educators and evolve as future generations contribute to their legacies. Also, to seek and secure private gifts, grants, and public funding to support the mission.
President: Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.
The Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc. provides a means for the educational community in Oklahoma to identify, investigate, acknowledge, and celebrate the unique history of African American education; to honor the outstanding careers of African American educators; to secure private contributions and endowments; and to obtain public and private grants and funds to promote the goals and mission of the OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc.
President: Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.
Vice President: Sharon Hill-Wooten
Secretary: Shirley A. Nero
Treasurer: Jimmie White
Dr. Harold C. Aldridge Jr. - Tahlequah
Dr. R. P. Ashanti-Alexander - Chickasha
Dr. Gloria Anderson –Oklahoma City
Mrs. Bobbie Allen Booker –Tulsa
Mrs. Eunice Edison - Lawton
Dr. Deena Fisher - Woodward
Ms. Claudette Goss, Oklahoma City
Dr. John Hargrave - Ada
Mr. Orlando E. Hazley - Tulsa
Mrs. Henrietta Hicks - Boley
Ms. Sharon Hill-Wooten - Idabel
Dr. Wanda Pollard Johnson - Oklahoma City
Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr. – Clearview
Mr. Jimmie White – Warner
Ms. Diane Anderson
Ms. Rita Cooksey - Okemah
Mr. Bruce Fisher - Oklahoma City
Mr. Tom Fisher
Mrs. Marilyn Jackson - Clearview
Mrs. Shirley Nero – Clearview
Mr. Harold Roberts - Oklahoma City
Programs include the inductee bios and program for the Induction Ceremony.
2011 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2012 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2013 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2014 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2015 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2016 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2017 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2018 Induction Program (pdf)Download
2019 Program (pdf)Download
2021 Program (pdf)Download
The OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Oklahoma African American educators and promoting a philosophy of sharing their educational heritage.
Site location: 302 West Main
Clearview, Oklahoma 74880
Exit 227 - Interstate I-40 - Six miles East of Okemah.
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