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November 30, 2012

Billie Fathree Floyd Scholarship established at East Central

Ada —  

The Billie Fathree Floyd Elementary Physical Education Scholarship, established by her family and close friends, will be awarded at East Central University for the first time in the spring of 2013.

The scholarship is limited to a teacher of physical education who is not a coach or an instructor at the junior high or high school level.

Floyd has been an educator, Oklahoma state senator and civic leader. In 2009, she was inducted into the ECU Gene and Evelyn Keefer Educators Hall of Fame.

During her 30 years at ECU, she organized the first Special Olympics Games in Oklahoma, developed Red Cross swimming programs and was a founding member of both the Pontotoc Animal Welfare Society and PAST (Preserving Area Stories in Time).

Floyd has continued to be active in the Ada community and at ECU over the years. She wrote the grant that established the Tri-County Indian Nations Community Development Corp., an enterprise community serving Coal, Johnston and Pontotoc counties, and serves on the New Horizons Sheltered Workshop Board of Directors.

 She was chairman of Ada’s centennial celebration in 2001 and supervises ECU’s resident-year teachers.

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