Our classmates have been
recognized by many people and groups
in a wide range of endeavors. Here we will present them
if we can get their cooperation.
But if we can't, we will find a way to acquire the information.
For those who do not know it, Ed was extremely near death about 3 years ago due
a big mistake made by a hospital. It is only due to the wonderful care given to
him by Saint Susan, his wife that he is even with us today. Anybody who knows
the story in depth will know why she richly deserves that accolade.
When Ed is not teaching college
courses he is a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. So true to his form, Ed was just awarded
Reserve Deputy of the Year for 2010.
The man pictured with him is the Sheriff
who presented him with the plaque.
His family and his community lost
James William Pielsticker in a plane crash in Canada in 2001.
Jim grew up in Tulsa, graduated from Notre Dame and the OU Law
School, served as an Army officer in Germany, and practiced law in
Tulsa before acquiring the small Arrow Trucking Company in 1968.
Arrow grew to 1400 trucks and 3000 trailers serving the US, Canada,
Jim and his wife Carol met on a
blind date at OU. They had two children, and Jim’s devotion
to his family was absolute. His family, friends and employees
knew him as a man of love, kindness, and modesty.
He was an avid naturalist and
hunter. He supported the Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited,
and the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center; developed a duck
marsh in Oklahoma’s Deep Fork Bottoms; and chaired the Tulsa
Zoo’s campaign for its $2,500,000 Discovery and Education Center.
He gave back to his community,
whether that community was as small as his neighborhood or as large
as his nation. He led the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of
Commerce, the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, the River Parks
Authority, Hillcrest Medical Center, the Tulsa Area United Way, the
Tulsa Utility Board, and Southern Hills Country Club and the Tulsa
Jim Pielsticker enjoyed his
family, led a successful business, gave back to his community, and
always spread kindness in the world he traveled.
Richard Minshall’s grandfather came to Tulsa
in 1901 from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania for an oil company. As a third generation
Tulsan, Minshall says it has been his good fortune to grow up, marry and raise a
family here in Tulsa.
Minshall graduated from Central High School,
from the University of Oklahoma and received an LLB from the University of
Virginia Law School in 1964.
His earliest career was as a stock broker and
branch manager. In 1972, he joined the Fourth National Bank of Tulsa Trust
Department as vice president and investment officer and became the top
performing equity manager in the United States in 1976.
In 1978, he founded Capital Advisors, Inc. a
registered investment advisory firm. Capital Advisors currently has $900 million
under management with offices in Tulsa Dallas and Houston. In addition to
portfolio management, the firm provided financing for three leveraged buyouts
and arranged reverse mergers to take each company public. In 2000 the firm
launched a no-load open end mutual fund, the Capital Advisors Growth Fund
trading under the symbol CIAOX.
Minshall’s previous board positions include
the following; Monte Cassino School, Holland Hall School, Mary Baldwin College,
Phibrook Museum of Art, Natureworks, the Salvation Army, Financial News
Composite Fund, Inc., the Tulsa Historical Society, AAON, Inc., Westwood Corp.
and the Tulsa Club.
His current board positions include: Capital
Advisors, Inc., First National Bank of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Community
Foundation, American Gilsonite Company and Catholic Charities of Tulsa.
Minshall is also a member of the Oklahoma Bar
Association and he and wife are members of Southern Hills Country Club.
Sally Howard Minshall is a native Tulsan, a
graduate of Central High School and the University of Oklahoma where she
graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
in 1958 and 1959.
Minshall has served as the president of Junior
League, president of the Tulsa Philharmonic Society and chair of the Tulsa
International Mayfest and board of directors. She has also served on the boards
of the Philbrook Museum of Art and The Arts and Humanities Council.
She has chaired the Cinderella Ball for the
Tulsa Philharmonic, the Fall Gala for the Philbrook Museum of Art and the Pink
Ribbon Benefit for Tulsa Project Woman
The Minshalls have enjoyed collaborating
together on many community activities. Together they created the Masters Society
at the Philbrook Museum of Art and the William Booth Society for the Salvation
Army. The Masters Society and the William Booth Society continue to be important
annual fundraisers for each charity. They also co-chaired the Tulsa benefit for
the National Jewish Hospital.
As a team, the Minshalls sponsored a Vietnamese
refugee for resettlement in Tulsa, They also co-chaired the Catholic Charities
Campaign, “Mission of Hope-Changing Lives with Love,” raising $19,000,000
for construction of a new campus facility at Apache and North Harvard.
The Minshalls married in 1960 and have two
daughters, Bonnie and Melissa. The family divides its time between, Tulsa,
Crested Butte, and their farm in Missouri, “Wild Acres.”