OAR Congratulates 2020 GRI Graduates So Far

The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® would like to recognize and celebrate the members who have earned the designation of Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) so far in 2020.

Each of these new GRI designees has invested nearly 90 hours of their time in comprehensive training on the most essential topics in real estate, including market knowledge, business skills, new systems and tools, and risk management. Earning their GRI gives them confidence in their own skills and credibility with clients—essential components for building a successful real estate career.

“Achieving your GRI is an amazing accomplishment, no matter where you’re at in your career,” said Amy Bladow, 2020 President of OAR. “We’re proud of these REALTORS® who are raising the level of professionalism in Oklahoma and know they will lead their businesses and communities more effectively with their gained knowledge.”

OAR congratulates the following GRI Graduates:

Amy Parsons
Channe Laubach
Debbie South

Dris Littlepage
Elaine Rhynes
Jennifer Sparkman

Joe File
Kelley Farrar
Kelly Dragus

Kendra Hendren
Kori Thompson
Kristy Brabaw

Lee Hurst
Micah Mruwat
Michele Hoshaw

Michelle Loftis
Michelle Smith
Nick Long

Patrick McCool
Paula Irwin
Peggy Trease

Renee McGee
Sheila Gibbs
Shellie Wall

Victoria Womack
Barrett Porter


Real estate is a uniquely challenging business. There is so much to learn, so many skills to master, and everyone could use a leg up. One way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate is to earn the National Association of REALTOR’s® Graduate REALTOR® Institute Designation (GRI).

The GRI program consists of six separate modules covering a variety of topics to strengthen your knowledge and professionalism in the real estate industry. Each module is two days of courses with tests over the course material that is covered. OAR also works with the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission to ensure that each of the courses taken also qualifies as continuing education credit in a variety of topics.

GRI students have five years to complete the professional designation from the time the first course is taken. For more information about the GRI professional designation, visit okrealtors.com/gri.

To see the schedule of upcoming GRI classes, click here.