BECKY ROSS ROTEN '77
Christ the King Catholic School
Distinguished Alumnus 2017
Christ the King Catholic School is in its tenth year of honoring a distinguished alumnus and presents the award annually to an accomplished graduate, one who has contributed to the school, to the community and to his or her own professional or volunteer opportunities. The 2017 recipient of this award is Becky Ross Roten.
Becky Roten has devoted her life to family, faith and community. As a 1977 graduate of Christ the King and a 1981 graduate of Bishop McGuinness, Becky has volunteered most of her life. Whether leading a board or quietly doing the work behind the scenes, her contributions are countless and meaningful. Becky never expects recognition. She never says no to a volunteer commitment and she fulfills such commitment with 100 percent of her energy and enthusiasm.
Becky began volunteering with the Junior League of Oklahoma City in 1989. During her tenure, she served on numerous boards within the organization and is now a sustaining member. Most recently, Becky has served on the boards of St. Anthony Hospital Foundation, Citizens Caring for Children and the Philharmonic. She currently is the Immediate Past President of CARE (Child Abuse Response Evaluation), a member of the Executive Board for the OCU Kramer School of Nursing, a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) board member and President of Rainbow Fleet Childcare Resource & Referral. “My parents have always given their time and talents to our community. Their example certainly has had a positive impact on my brother, my sister and me.”
Christ the King Catholic Church and School is a family affair for Becky. Married to Alan, their children, William, class of 2015 and Caroline, class of 2017, have attended Christ the King . Her twin siblings, Molly and Bob, also graduated at her alma mater. Her parents, Lil and Bill Ross have been members of the church for decades. “At Christ the King Catholic School. I learned how to love a life of caring and volunteering. I remember my time as an altar server, which brings back special memories for me as I watch my own children as altar servers.”
Becky has contributed so much to the Christ the King community. She is a member of the Athletic Commission and former Scout representative for the Parent Teacher Organization. She works on the auction each year helping raise funds for the school and serves as a Communion Minister and on the stewardship committee.
Christ the King was honored to present this distinguished award to Becky Roten and celebrated her recognition on Sunday, January 29 at the 10a.m. mass followed by a reception in her honor..