Give a Gift: Honor Outstanding Mentors

An Outstanding Mentors Plaque has been placed in the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

The plaque consists of 60 individual brass plates to recognize and honor special people who have helped one achieve success along life's journey.


List of Selected Outstanding Mentors

Outstanding Mentors nominators:
 Thurman J. White
"Thanks for the Hall"
Clinton Anderson
Warren P. Rucker
"A Fountain of Knowledge"
Dian Stoskopf
George Hyatt, Jr.
"Visionary Leader, Role Model"
Edgar Boone
James P. Pappas
"Dynamic, Innovative Leader"
Nina Barbee
William (Andy) Edmundson
"Exemplar and Friend"
Warren Rucker
William Dallas Herring
"Devotion to Lifelong Education"
Edgar Boone
Edgar Boone
"Excellence in Adult Education"
Daniel D. Godfrey, Sr.
Edgar Boone
"For His Remarkable Leadership"
John Peters
Roger Hiemstra
"Teacher Mentor Friend"
Ralph Brockett
J. Willard Williams
"My Guiding Light"
Dian Stoskopf
Max Raines
"Professor of Higher Education"
Gunder Myran
J. Keith Foster
"Who Encouraged so Many of Us"
Roger K. Morris
Myron Johnsrud
"Modeling Creative Risk-Taking"
Janet Poley
C. Diane Bishop
"A Champion for Adult Education"
Gary A. Eyre

Russell Kleis
"My inspiration and role model"
Rosemary Caffarella

L. Dian Stoskopf
"A Steadfast Role Model"
Paula Harbecke
Edgar Boone
"Innovator, Leader and Friend"
Richard Liles
John A. Henschke
"Chaired 45 Dissertations"
The Henschke Family
Clinton Anderson
"For Showing Me the Way"
Dian Stoskopf
Carl E. Kemmerly, Jr.
"Dynamic Leader and Mentor"
Edgar Boone
Tilton Davis, Jr.
"A True Believer! "
Clinton Anderson
A. Frank Mayadas
"Quality Online Learning"
Janet Poley
Robert Crothers Clark
"Visionary, Intellectual Giant"
Edgar Boone
Janet Poley
“Decades of Leadership”
Dan Godfrey
Joseph J. Arden
"A Selfless Leader"
Paula Harbecke
Thurman White
“Always Encouraging” 
Wendell Smith
Kathryn G. Frost
“My hero, friend & great leader”
Dian Stoskopf
Edgar Boone
“Dedicated to the Profession” 
Wendell Smith


A plate can be purchased by sending a $200.00 contribution made payable to:

University of Oklahoma Foundation 

Addressed to:

University of Oklahoma OUTREACH
International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame
c/o Nina Barbee
1700 Asp Ave.
Norman, Oklahoma 73072

Please call (405) 325-3599 for credit card payments.

  • Any member of the Hall of Fame or a spouse or friend of a member of the Hall can purchase a plate. 
  • The OU Foundation will send a receipt to the donor.
  • Individuals can purchase more than one brass plate (multiple honorees). 
  • There is sufficient physical space in the Thurman White Forum Building for more than one Mentors Plaque.
  • When acquiring the plate, the purchaser can designate a short inscription for the plate.  The inscription should contain the name of person or organization who is being recognized, honored and/or remembered; a very brief phrase of honor (maximum 30 characters including spaces), followed by the name of the donor.  
  • OU staff will ensure that the engraving appears in a standard font and will be added to the Mentors Plaque in a timely manner.   
  • Nina Barbee will send each donor a thank you card.

Please include an address for your mentor or their family members if they are deceased. OU staff will send letters of recognition and a photo of the plaque.