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Attorney-Distinguished Alumna Sharla J. Frost guest speaker at Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar on October 22

September 19, 2019

DURANT, Okla. – Noted attorney Sharla J. Frost will be the guest speaker at the Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on October 22.

The event is free and will be held from 9 am. to 2 p.m. in the Hallie McKinney Ballroom.

Frost graduated from Southeastern in 1984 and is a Distinguished Alumna of the University. She is a partner with Tucker Ellis LLP, a national law firm in Houston, Texas.  An Oklahoma native, Frost was named as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2020.

The seminar will include  informative panel speakers discussing key business topics, including cyber security and social media, and entrepreneurs will discuss typical small business issues and how to overcome them. The event will also recognize two outstanding woman business owners, a Texoma area woman entrepreneur and a Southeastern Alumna business entrepreneur. Any female business owner/owners who bears principal responsibility for operating a small business in the Texoma area may be nominated. Partners who jointly own a small business may also be nominated. The award criteria includes:

  • Contributions to the community and/or community-oriented projects (submit any publications, news articles, etc.)
  • Demonstrate Growth
  • Development and utilization of Innovative or creative business methods
  • Specific description of uniqueness of product or service
  • Staying Power – Number of years/months in business

The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2019.

The event, held in conjunction with Women Entrepreneurship Week, is sponsored by the Don Sands Lectureship in Business Administration, the John Massey School of Business, and the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center.

Additional participants include the REI Women’s Business Center, the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Durant.

To register for the event or to make an award nomination, visit


For more information, contact Cindy Ruminer at 580-745-3358.