Each year, Bishop Kelley High School honors alumni who embody the values of St. John Baptist De La Salle. These alumni are outstanding in their fields of endeavor and have made a significant impact on their community. Our Lasallian Founder's Alumni Awards recipients represent the very best of Bishop Kelley.
Four award winners are selected annually:
- A Distinguished Alumnus who is over the age of 35 and has accomplished amazing things in his or her field and community
- A BK alumnus who has shown amazing service to the poor and social justice
- An alumnus who has dedicated his or her life to education
- An Outstanding Young Alumnus (age 35 and under) who has reached high levels of achievement in his or her field and community
2022 Award Recipients
Tyson Tuttle '85
Tyson Tuttle graduated from Bishop Kelley in 1985 and has since gone on to serve as CEO of software manufacturing company Silicon Labs for ten years and counting. Tyson received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He currently holds more than 70 patents in RF and mixed signal design. But his talents do not stop here. Tyson is passionate about engagement in public and
industrial policy, currently serving on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Texas Black Caucus Foundation, the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, and the Austin Monitor. Tyson is also a father of three and lives in Austin, Texas with his family.
Emily Tanner Kamp '95
Concern for the Poor and Social Justice
Emily Tanner Kamp has dedicated most of her adult life to serving the poor and working toward social justice. A 1999 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Emily is married to Dr. Ben Kamp and they have three children, including two who are currently attending Bishop Kelley. Emily serves her Church of Saint Mary community by leading retreats, Days of Recollection and service projects such as Night Lights of Tulsa which supports the homeless of Tulsa on a very personal level. She volunteers many hours each week at Catholic Charities, focusing on refugee advocacy and resettlement. She has led cultural orientation classes for groups immigrating from Russia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. Emily has been one of the catalysts in welcoming, finding housing, and orienting these clients to Northeastern Oklahoma. She has organized drives to find furniture, clothing and food for those finding a new home in the Tulsa area.
John Dowdell '00
Dedication to Quality Education
Class of 2000 Bishop's Medal recipient, John Dowdell, is a long-time Tulsa area educator primarily serving Title 1 school students. He is the former President/Principal of the San Miguel School of Tulsa, and currently serves as Dean of Students at a Tulsa area private school. Additionally, John is a graduate of the prestigious Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies. He enjoys spending time, particularly in the outdoors, with his wife, Molly, and sons Jason, Tommy, and Luke.
Mary Dill Krow '09
Outstanding Young Alumni
Mary Dill Krow, class of 2009, was a 4 year member of the Bishop Kelley Spirit Squad and was also involved in Musical Theater her freshman to senior year. Mary was and is very inspired by her time at BK and began choreographing at age 15. Mary attended SMU in Dallas, graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Statistics. After college she spent two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, earning Rookie of the Year. Mary went on to create Perfect 8 Counts, an online and in person choreography business that provides routines and team building for cheer, pom, and dance teams at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. Perfect 8 Counts has grown to include clients in 39 states and 5 countries.