The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women will hold its biennial Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 9 at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr.

 

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

 

The Women’s Hall of Fame, established by Gov. George Nigh in 1982, recognizes women who have made a significant contribution to Oklahoma, serve or have served as role models to other Oklahoma women, have championed women’s issues, or have served as public policy advocates for issues important to women.

 

This year’s honorees are:

 

La Donna Harris, Native American leader;

 

Mary Mélon, president and chief executive officer of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and former publisher of The Journal Record newspaper

 

Dr. Marion Paden, vice president for enrollment and student services at Oklahoma City Community College

 

Thelma Parks, civil rights, education and community leader

 

Dr. Ramona Paul (posthumous), education leader

 

Patty Roloff, former Oklahoma City 89ers baseball club owner

 

Avis Scaramucci, entrepreneur and civic leader.