“40 Years of Global Vision”-TGA’s 40th Anniversary Party!
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Minisa Crumbo Halsey
(photo courtesy of TulsaPeople Magazine)
(photo courtesy of Tulsa World Newspaper)
Honorary Founding Chairs:
Rodger & Judy Randle
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Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Philip C. Lauinger, Jr.
Collins College of Business, The University of Tulsa
Becky and J. Markham Collins
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
RVA LLC Market Research & Consulting
Center for Global Education, The University of Tulsa
Advance Research Chemicals Inc/Meshri Family
Bank of America
Bank of Oklahoma
Kirby and Genny Lehman
Dr. Elizabeth Macedo
Leslie Melvin & Steve Scott
Jane Mudgett & Sam Peled
Marshall Brewing Company
OSU – Tulsa
Penny Williams/Josie Winter
Recognized as one of the world’s greatest Impresarios as manager to major country music and rock and roll legends, Jim Halsey’s impact has truly been worldwide. From his Tulsa headquarters for the past 65 years, Halsey has made sure the world received ample supply of America’s most loved export, our musicians and their music. His company sponsored the groundbreaking US State Dept. sanctioned, “first ever allowed country music tour” into the USSR 40 years ago as well as a subsequent Friendship Tour to Eastern Europe in 1988. As a business and marketing expert and an instructor and founder of renowned Oklahoma and international music educational programs, Jim’s work and influence continues to positively impact thousands of young performers each year.
Minisa Crumbo Halsey is a Native American artist and author well known for her work in multiple media. Her tribal ancestry is of the Citizen Band Potawatomie and Muscogee Creek people. She is the daughter of artist Woodrow Wilson (Woody) Crumbo, artist in residence for Thomas Gilcrease for a number of years and famous being one of the first Native American artists to take up oil painting as a medium. Like her husband Jim Halsey, Minisa has also been a significant U.S. citizen ambassador in times of international change. She was widely recognized for her full size portraits of Native American peoples in the first ever Native American Art exhibition inside the USSR in 1978 and was subsequently featured on the cover of the USSR’s Soviet Life magazine.
Roy Clark, recognized as one of the world’s finest multi-instrumentalists and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, is known worldwide for his performances via TV, stage, and the world’s most famous music halls. He and his wife Barbara have made their home in Tulsa for 40 years where he has enjoyed working with Jim Halsey’s company. Roy was a key artist and collaborator in the historic USSR tours and considers the pioneering, sold-out 1976 tour a highlight of his career. Roy was able to communicate with the Soviet people through music and a grin as only he could do and instantly broke barriers. Honored with significant national and international awards for his immense entertainment abilities, he is known and admired by millions and is a true Tulsa Treasure.
The Tulsa Global Alliance Global Vision Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to citizen diplomacy, global understanding, world political stability, religious accord, social or environmental challenges, or international trade.
Becky & J. Markham Collins
For their contributions to Citizen Diplomacy and International Understanding
Philip C. Lauinger, Jr.
The Nancy and Raymond Feldman Lifetime Achievement Award for Citizen Diplomacy
Miranda and Phil Kaiser/Cherokee Nation Businesses/ Yevgeny Yevtushenko (2014)
Dayal T. Meshri / Rotary Club of Tulsa / Nancy and Raymond Feldman (2013)
Kirby A. Lehman /University of Oklahoma College of International Studies (2012)
The Honorable M. Susan Savage / Dean P. VanTrease (2011)
The Jewish Federation of Tulsa / Marcello Angelini (2010)
The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation / Mollie Williford (2009)
CHASE / Ken Busby (2008)
Tulsa World / Susie Tattershall (2007)
Williams / Jessica Stowell (2006)
Sister Cities Mayors / Mayor Bill LaFortune (2005)
The University of Tulsa / Nancy Feldman (2004)
The Boeing Company / Priscilla Harris (2003)
Emily and Phil Wood (2002)
T.D. Williamson, Jr. / Richard Williamson (2001)
Eisenhower International School / Rodger Randle (2000)
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (1999)
Rosie and Charlie Brown / Bob Portiss (1998)
Sara Sanditen (1997)
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (1996)