The Norman Transcript


October 17, 2012

Business news

NORMAN — BancFirst food drive

BancFirst has agreed to serve as a donation site for the “Feeding Oklahoma” food drive sponsored by Gov. Mary Fallin this year. The goal is to collect one million meals.

Oklahomans are asked to donate non-perishable food items to the “Feeding Oklahoma” food drive that kicked off Oct. 15 and ends Nov. 15. Needed items include canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned beans and peanut butter.

The food drive was launched in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

The food will remain in the county and serve the needy in Norman and surrounding communities.

Every $1 donated provides five meals to Oklahomans.


DHS hires director

Edward Lake has accepted the position of Oklahoma Department of Human Services director. Lake will begin work at OKDHS on Nov. 1 and be paid an annual salary of $185,000.

Lake’s acceptance of the job concludes the commission’s nationwide search since March to replace former Director Howard Hendrick, who retired after serving nearly 14 years in the position.


New manager

U.S. Cellular has named Michelle Collinsworth as senior field marketing manager for Oklahoma, northern California, Oregon, southern Washington, Kansas, Missouri and Wichita Falls, Texas.

Collinsworth has 18 years of wireless experience and is responsible for developing and leading a team of associates to ensure the successful execution of regional and corporate promotional efforts throughout the West region.


Wang’s inauguration

Dr. Frank Wang, a longtime Norman resident and former president of Saxon Publishing Co., will be installed Nov. 8 as the second president of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.

A scholarly address by Dr. Joseph H. Taylor Jr., the 1993 Noble Laureate in Physics will begin at 12:30 p.m. The investiture ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the school’s library.

The school is located at 1141 N. Lincoln in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 522-7804.

— Transcript Staff


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