Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s Carole Huff Hicks has been named the Partners in Education Distinguished Service Partner of the Year by the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. The honor is in recognition of Hicks’ and PSO’s many years of distinguished service to the Foundation’s Partners in Education program.
Hicks, PSO’s External Affairs Manager for Tulsa, initiated and has led and managed the Company’s Partner in Education efforts since the inception of the program.
“It is an honor for me, together with Public Service Company, to be recognized as the Partner in Education 2020 Distinguished Service Partner of the Year recipient,” said Hicks. “PSO believes in providing our leadership and resources to the students of our Tulsa Public School District partner schools, from preschool through high school, to assist in their preparedness for college and career. Increasing student access to the arts, experiential learning, reading literacy, STEM curriculum, and college campus and civic engagement, helps students envision their future and reach their full potential. Thank you to the Foundation for Tulsa Schools for its leadership and growth of the Partner in Education program to support all students in Tulsa.”
PSO has been a partner with Central Junior-Senior High School for 36 years; with Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy for four years; and with John Hope Franklin Elementary School for 16 years (beginning with Bunche ECDC, and continuing after its merger with the former Gilcrease Elementary in 2018 to become John Hope Franklin Elementary).
“We are extremely grateful for your support and partnership,” wrote Foundation for Tulsa Schools Manager of Community Engagement and Grants, Hallie Green. “The partnerships you’ve built with Central, Tisdale and John Hope Franklin serve as a best practice model. We are so grateful for your leadership and shining example.”
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 554,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas, 22-thousand miles of distribution lines and 37-hundred miles of transmission lines. PSO also is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information is at www.PSOklahoma.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.