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Okemos Education Foundation Awards Banquet

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Kellogg Center at Michigan State University

5:30 Social Hour (cash bar)
6:30 Dinner and Program

Tickets Sales Now Closed

Please contact OEF Chair Sue Hallman ( for ticket information.


Commitment to Excellence Award:
Jose Gutiérrez - OHS Spanish Teacher
Paul Hinze - Kinawa 5/6 Teacher
Tyler Hursey - OHS Math Teacher
Rachel Krier - Okemos Montessori at Central Resource Room Teacher
Melissa Samluk - OHS French Teacher
Cyndi Webster - Director of the Library Media Centers at Chippewa and Kinawa Schools

In addition, we will recognize, honor, and celebrate our staff, parents, and students, who, working together, made it possible to make it through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that affected every part of educating students.

2021 Dinner Menu

Herb Marinated Chicken Breast - Grilled chicken breast with tart cherry demi glaze, roasted redskin potatoes, and steamed broccolini (Gluten Free)


Thai Risotto – Lemongrass, ginger, and edamame risotto with grilled seasonal vegetables, wild mushrooms, baby bok choy and toasted sesame (Gluten Free / Vegetarian)

Dinners are served with a Caesar Salad and Strawberry Fields layer cake for dessert. Non alcoholic beverages are included.

Child Meal - Chicken strips, French fries

*Please indicate on your order if you have a food allergy so the kitchen will be aware of your needs.

Ticket Pricing

Adults - $35
Child – $12

What are the COVID-19 protocols for the banquet?
All guests ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering the banquet hall. Please bring either a paper or digital copy of your vaccination card, along with your photo ID. Masks are required by MSU when not eating or drinking.

I bought my tickets online. Will the tickets be mailed to me? Do I need a paper ticket to get in to the banquet?
No. Physical (paper) tickets are not needed to gain entry to the awards banquet. As long as you bought your ticket, your name will be on our guest list. Upon arrive at the Kellogg Center, stop at the OEF table at the entrance to the banquet room. We'll check your vaccination status, give you your name name tag, table assignment, and a parking voucher. Not sure if your name is on our list? Email OEF Board Chair and we'll double-check.

Where should I park?
Park in the Kellogg Center's attached parking garage. You will receive a parking voucher when you check in at the banquet and this will cover the parking fee charged by the garage.

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