Moore, Margaret Echols 1979
Margaret Echols Moore, a 1929 OCW graduate, was a producer, director, actress, teacher, church and civic leader and business woman. Her master's degree is from the University of Michigan, however, much of her achievements are tied to Canyon, Texas. The husband-wife team, William A. and Margaret Moore, served as director and associate director of the popular summer outdoor drama, "Texas," of which they were co-founders. The drama is presented in Palo Duro Canyon, Canyon, Texas. In addition to being founding director of "Texas," Margaret gained an enviable reputation as a drama director, critic judge, and actress and as a church and community leader. She was appointed Adjunct Instructor of Theatre, West Texas State University, in May 1976. In 1978, West Texas Chamber of Commerce presented her the Cultural Achievement Award. She was presented a life membership in the Presbyterian church's national board of Christian education, a founding member and board member of Panhandle Heritage Foundation, honored by ALT, and shared in the Freedom's Foundation Award given to "Texas." After graduation, she taught speech, drama and English in McAlester High, OK for nine years. She was a partner in the family furniture and hardware business in Sulphur, OK for four years.