Medal for Excellence Winners

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Academic Awards Program

Medal for Excellence Winners

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the winners of its 2016 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence awards honoring five outstanding educators in Oklahoma’s public schools.

Each of the five winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a glass “Roots and Wings” sculpture, designed by the late Oklahoma artist Ron Roberts and produced by Jim Triffo of Oklahoma City. Medals are awarded annually to outstanding Oklahoma teachers, one each at the elementary, secondary, community college/regional university and research university levels. In addition, the foundation presents a Medal for Excellence to an exceptional administrator from the elementary or secondary level.

The 2016 Medal for Excellence winners are:

Randy Utt, James L. Dennis Elementary School, Putnam City Schools, Oklahoma City (elementary level)

Frank V. Cooper, Charles Page High School, Sand Springs (secondary)

Andrea D. Rains, principal of Skyline Elementary School, Stillwater (elementary/secondary administration)

Dr. William Caire, biology professor, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond (regional university or community college)

Dr. Garey A. Fox, professor of biosystems engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (research university)