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A Stately Affair 2011

Mary Shaw, Billie Barnett and Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences helped host "A Stately Affair" to raise scholarship funding for OSU students in Tulsa.

Some people spend a lifetime giving to others. At "A Stately Affair in Tulsa," OSU recognized the inaugural Icons for OSU in Tulsa and honored their significant contributions to the community and state. Proceeds from the event will fund student scholarships for students who plan to attend the OSU Center for Health Sciences or OSU-Tulsa.

OSU in Tulsa announces first Icon Award winners

Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, said the awards honor individuals or entities that have made significant contributions to Tulsa and Oklahoma.

"We’re pleased to establish the OSU Icon Awards to recognize those whose exceptional leadership and dedication contribute positively to the Tulsa community and our state," Barnett said. "It’s an opportunity for the university to applaud outstanding service that contributes meaningfully to the quality of life and education in Oklahoma."

The 2011 Icons for OSU in Tulsa are Robert McCullough II, D.O., Tulsa business executive Michael P. Johnson, Ebb Reeves, D.O. and the H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust.


McCullough is an internist/hospitalist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa. He is a former professor at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and trustee of the OSU Medical Center. In addition, he has served in different capacities for the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Foundation and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.


An active community leader, Johnson is the president and chief executive officer of the J&A Group. He retired as senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Tulsa-based Williams Companies in 2008. He currently serves as board member of the Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice, the Tulsa Community Foundation and the Oklahoma Affiliate of the Health Care Service Corporation. He also previously served on the OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees in several leadership roles.


Reeves is a retired family practitioner and former chief of staff at the OSU Medical Center in Tulsa. He helped organize the OSU Medical Center Trust and supported the 2009 legislation that allocates $5 million a year to support the hospital’s operations. He now serves as trustee of the OSU Medical Center. In April, he received the “Doctor of the Decades” award from the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association in honor of his successful career.

H.A. and Mary K. Chapman
The Chapmans

The H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust is an organization originated by Tulsans H.A. Chapman, an independent oil and gas producer, and Mary Chapman, a nurse. The Chapman Trust provides support for nonprofit organizations involved in a wide variety of charitable purposes including education, health and human services, arts and culture, civic and community interests, and nature and wildlife.

The OSU Icons will be honored May 23 at "A Stately Affair in Tulsa" at Southern Hills Country Club. Proceeds from the black-tie event will fund scholarships for students who plan to attend the OSU Center for Health Sciences or OSU-Tulsa. This is the first joint fundraising effort for OSU’s two Tulsa campuses.

OSU alumnus T. Boone Pickens is the honorary chair for A Stately Affair and Mary Shaw is the event chair. OSU President Burns Hargis will serve as the emcee for the evening. For sponsorship information, contact the OSU Foundation at 918-594-8500.