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April 21, 2014

Five receive honorary degrees

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He also helped establish the Oklahoma American Indian Cancer Support Program, which provides services at the Stephenson Cancer Center for the state’s Native American population and ensures access to the highest level of cancer treatment and service for Native Americans in Oklahoma.

As a television meteorologist for 41 years, England has been the voice of public safety during more than 2,000 tornadoes.

After earning a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and meteorology from OU in 1965, England would go on to become chief meteorologist for KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City.

Named “The Weather God of Oklahoma City” by the New York Times, England is internationally noted for pioneering innovations in weather technology and systems that are now common tools in the world of severe weather coverage, including first acquisition and application of commercial Doppler radar, the storm time of arrival warning system, corner screen warning maps and cellular still picture/video transmission. With the firm Enterprise Electronics, he implemented the world’s first commercial Doppler weather radar, in 1981 becoming the first person in history to use Doppler radar for direct warnings to the public.

Internationally noted for his pioneering treatments of ear, nose and throat cancer, Medina has been honored for his academic and medical excellence.

Medina, originally from Peru, came to Oklahoma City in 1984 from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to develop a head and neck cancer surgery program at the OU College of Medicine. He became chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in 1991 and held the Paul and Ruth Jonas Chair in Cancer Treatment and Research until December 2009. He is a professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology.

Saxon is the founder of Saxon Oil Co., an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves. He served as Chairman of the Board for more than 50 years.

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