Every year, the Norman Transcript publishes a progress special section to highlight where our community has come over the past 12 months and preview what's coming up in the near future. This year, we decided to focus on people rather than specific businesses, projects or districts. The goal was to let these community leaders tell the story of Norman's progress in their own words. We hope you find what they had to say both entertaining and informative.

Even people who did not attend the University of Oklahoma between 1992 and now probably know of Clarke Stroud.