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2003 Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame 

Picture of 2003 WHOF award recipients
2003 Induction Ceremony

From L-R: Donna Shirley, Lynn Schusterman, Esther Houser, 
Vicki Miles-LaGrange, and Linda Morrissey 

Inductees and Bios

Esther Houser

Picture of Esther Houser 2003 WHOF recipient

State Ombudsman for the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman since 1979

Older Americans Act Program which provides advocacy services for persons over the age of 60 in long-term care facilities.  She developed program from scratch - from a one person staff to 30 paid staffers and 200+ volunteers today.



Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange

Picture of Vicki Miles-LaGrange 2003 WHOF recipien

U.S. District Judge-First woman U.S. Attorney in Oklahoma and among the first in the nation.

First African-American female elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 1986.

Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame

Oklahoma Bar Association's "Woman Trailblazer" Award


Judge Linda Morrissey

Picture of Linda Morrissey 2003 WHOF recipient

Established the first Child Support Enforcement Docket in Tulsa County.

Pioneered a separate Domestic Violence Docket

Established The Children's Corner and drafted the Families in Transition Plan for handling family disputes in Tulsa County Courts.  Delivered powerful and unforgettable anti-drug message to youths at high school courts throughout Tulsa County.



Lynn Schusterman

Picture of Lynn Schusterman 2003 WHOF recipient

President of Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Committed to Child Abuse Prevention - founded a residential children's shelter in Jerusalem - brings professionals and nonprofit volunteers together from both countries.  Opened the first centralized child abuse center in Israel in recent months.  Last year, Oklahoma Family magazine named as one of Oklahoma's Most Influential Women



Donna Shirley

Picture of Donna Shirley 2003 WHOF Recipient

Asst. Dean of Engineering - OU - a faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  One of the first women to enter the engineering profession in Oklahoma.  Retired as Manager of the "Mars Exploration Program".







Last Modified on 11/08/2010