2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

Posted on: Nov 02, 2020

Please join the Holland Hall Alumni Association as we celebrate 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winners Dr. Deborah Jenkins ’75 and LeAnne Taylor ’80, Young Alumni Achievement Award winner Adele Beasley Weaver ’11, and inaugural Alumni Service Award winner Heather Snoke Pohl ’89!

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an alumnus/a of Holland Hall. It recognizes an alumna or alumnus who demonstrates exceptional service on a local, state, national or international level, exhibits a high degree of character and integrity, demonstrates exceptional accomplishment in his or her profession, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and career(s) have honored the legacy of excellence at Holland Hall.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the alumna or alumnus from the last 15 years who has made a significant mark on his or her university or community and excels in their profession or pursuit of education.

And finally, the Alumni Association and its board are proud to present the inaugural Alumni Service Award, which recognizes an honorable alumnus or alumna who demonstrates a commitment to the Holland Hall community through collaborative volunteer work that supports the students, faculty, staff, and mission of the school.

Dr. Deborah Jenkins ’75

After an illustrious career as a Hospital Medical Manager, and Neonatology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Specialist for Doctors Without Borders,  Deborah Jenkins retired from medicine and founded Doc J’s Heat and Air, where she serves as the Chief Managing Partner.




LeAnne Taylor ’80

LeAnne Taylor began presenting the news in 1984. She joined the News on 6 team in 1998 as co-host of Six in the Morning, where she still works today. She is an award-winning news anchor and avid volunteer for local community causes.




Adele Beasley Weaver ’11

Adele Beasley Weaver helped create Tulsa’s first commercial kitchen incubator, Kitchen 66, after graduating from New York University. An avid foodie, businesswoman, and dreamer, Adele still supports local entrepreneurs through her consulting role at b & co.




Heather Snoke Pohl ’89

Holland Hall’s Book Fair was its largest community event. For Heather, attending, and subsequently volunteering for, the Holland Hall Book Fair as a student and ultimately a Holland Hall parent ignited a passion for supporting the event through its 60th and final year. Heather’s thousands of hours of dedicated volunteerism helped maintain and strengthen Holland Hall’s connection to the Tulsa community.