When Tom Terry moved to Shawnee in 1967 and began
personally transforming the appearance of Oklahoma Baptist University
and the city, he brought a priceless quality with him - leadership.
Along with being instrumental in a wide array of campus beautification
efforts, Tom has captained the Shawnee Chamber's Beautification
Committee for the past six years, and has led the way with the city's
Parks and Beautification Committee, its Garden Council, its Master
Gardening Program and more.
Tom has overseen initiatives to revitalize the city's historic Redbud
Festival, the planting of more trees suitable to the climate, an annual
"Gardening With the Experts" symposium, and a program to transform
barren areas into green oases. He even personally weeds waters those
plots from plastic gallon jugs.
You can't drive around Shawnee these days without admiring
what has grown from his work, and that's especially apparent on the OBU
campus. Decades of dedicated service have had an incredible impact, and
it's clear that Tom Terry is good news for inspiring beautiful
gardening and landscaping in central Oklahoma.
Posted on 05/01/2003
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under