A historic preservationist, a humanitarian, a protector of the Chickasaw language and a spiritual leader make up the 2015 class of the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.


Induction ceremonies will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, at Riverwind Showplace Theatre in Norman. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby will take part in the ceremony inducting the new class of honorees.


Thelma Ross, Tuttle; Homer Paul, Oklahoma City; Rose Shields Jefferson, Ada; and the late Rev. Jefferson Davis “Sonny” Frazier will be honored and recognized during the ceremony.


“As we induct these worthy individuals into the hall of fame we pay tribute to the indomitable spirit they have displayed throughout their lives. While each of these individuals is unique, they share an uncommon passion for life that enabled each of them to do great things,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “These men and women remind us that true success is measured by the positive impact we have on others.”