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912/14 Trojans Tryout Camp Set for October
9/12/14 SSC offers Health Science Courses
9/12/14 SSC to Host Constitution Day Observance
9/12/14 SSC Leadership Students Grow Through Challenges
9/09/14 Dousing for Dollars…
9/03/14 SSC Welcomes Presidential Leadership Class VIII
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NEWS RELEASE

September 09, 2014

Dousing for Dollars…

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The Seminole State Trojan baseball program will hold a one-day prospect/tryout camp on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration for the camp will begin at 12 p.m. at Oiler Park in Seminole, Oklahoma (http://goo.gl/maps/QTYCS).

The prospect/tryout camp is for high school players who will graduate between 2015 and 2018.  It will provide the opportunity for those wanting to play at the collegiate level to display their skills.  Players will have the chance to showcase their talents during the camp, which will include timed runs, arm strength evaluation, bullpens and offensive evaluation.

Cost for the showcase is $75 per player. Players in a group of 8 or more will only be charged $50 per person. Each of the participants is responsible for bringing their own workout clothes and equipment.  Participants are also asked to bring indoor shoes in case of inclement weather.  Current proof of insurance is required to participate in this camp.  Instruction and evaluation will be provided by the Seminole State baseball staff.

For more information, please e-mail Assistant Coach Link Dearing at l.dearing@sscok.edu.

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NEWS RELEASE

September 12, 2014

Trojans Tryout Camp Set for October

The Seminole State Trojan baseball program will hold a one-day prospect/tryout camp on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration for the camp will begin at 12 p.m. at Oiler Park in Seminole, Oklahoma (http://goo.gl/maps/QTYCS).

The prospect/tryout camp is for high school players who will graduate between 2015 and 2018.  It will provide the opportunity for those wanting to play at the collegiate level to display their skills.  Players will have the chance to showcase their talents during the camp, which will include timed runs, arm strength evaluation, bullpens and offensive evaluation.

Cost for the showcase is $75 per player. Players in a group of 8 or more will only be charged $50 per person. Each of the participants is responsible for bringing their own workout clothes and equipment.  Participants are also asked to bring indoor shoes in case of inclement weather.  Current proof of insurance is required to participate in this camp.  Instruction and evaluation will be provided by the Seminole State baseball staff.

For more information, please e-mail Assistant Coach Link Dearing at l.dearing@sscok.edu.
 

NEWS RELEASE

September 12, 2014

SSC offers Health Science Courses

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Seminole State College’s Business and Industry Training Program is offering several short-term Medical and Health Science Courses beginning in October.

The courses include Pharmacy Technician Certification, Medical Billing/Coding and Dental Assisting Program. The Pharmacy Technician Certification course is scheduled October 7 through December 2, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The class will take place in room 115 in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center, The cost of the course is $1, 064.55.  Books are included with the course.

The 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Boards’ PTCB exam. Students are encouraged to have completed math and science in high school and have a high school diploma or GED to register for the course. Pharmacy Technicians may work in hospitals, clinics, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

The Dental Assisting Program course is scheduled Oct 7 through December 11, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The class will take place in room 104 in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center.  The cost of the courses is $1,264.55.  Books are included with the course. The 60 hour course prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions, Dental Assisting.  Students are required to a high school diploma or GED to register for the course

The purpose of the course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice.  In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program.

The Medical Billing/Coding Program course is scheduled from October 6 through December 8, Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays ( October 25, November 8, November 22), from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The class will take place in room 121 in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center.  The cost of the course is $1,064.55.  Books are included with the course.

The 80 hour course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. Students are required to have a high school diploma or GED to register for the course.

Medical Billing/Coding professionals may work in physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other care facilities.

Those wanting to enroll are encouraged to call Carol Hartman, Business and Industry Training Coordinator at (405) 382-9246.  Participants can also enroll at the College’s Office of Admissions in the Student Services Building from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday
 

NEWS RELEASE

September 12, 2014

SSC to Host Constitution Day Observance

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In celebration of Constitution Day 2014, Seminole State College will host a public presentation featuring Associate Professor of History, Dr. Ronald Petrin, on campus Wednesday, Sept. 17.  The program, which is open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Haney Center.

Petrin was invited to campus by the SSC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, and by the Social Sciences Division faculty.  Petrin earned his Ph.D. in History from Clark University and has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in American History at Oklahoma State University for almost 30 years.  He is a recipient of the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award for his work in the classroom and has assisted dozens of graduate students with their dissertations. 

He is the author of French Canadians in Massachusetts Politics, 1885-1915 and has presented papers over topics as varied as the Scopes Trial, teaching methodology, and urban politics.   In observation of Constitution Day, Petrin will discuss “The Constitution, Same Sex Marriage and Modernity:  A Historical Perspective”.

Seminole State Government Professors Jeffrey Christiansen and Steve Hendrix said that faculty, staff, students, and members of the community are encouraged to attend Wednesday’s free event.  The presentation will examine the issue of same sex marriage in relation to recent court rulings, the 10th Amendment and the changing context of American culture.

For more information about the presentation, please contact Mr. Christiansen at 405-382-9233 or at j.christiansen@sscok.edu or Steve Hendrix at 405-382-9202 or at s.hendrix@sscok.edu.

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

September 12, 2014

SSC Leadership Students Grow Through Challenges

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SSC President’s Leadership students participate in various personal and team challenges at St. Crispin’s Lodge east of Seminole.

Freshmen members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class worked “high and low” on team building activities and to accomplish personal goals on a ropes challenge course at St. Crispin’s Conference Center east of Seminole this week.

The students, led by Conference Center Directors Mike and Joanne Roberts, participated in a number of activities which challenged their abilities to think through difficult tasks.  The students learned to explore options for addressing their assigned problems, discussed and implemented plans to accomplish tasks and encouraged team members to be successful.

The group began their experience with ground-level team building activities and concluded the day by navigating through elevated high ropes obstacles.  The progressive sequence of games, challenges and trust-building activities helped promote bonding, cooperation, communication and recognition of the group’s strengths and weaknesses.

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The President’s Leadership Class at SSC is a two-year scholarship program created to help students develop leadership skills and provide personal and professional growth opportunities.  The program provides students with unique opportunities to foster their leadership skills while developing academic growth.

School officials throughout the college’s service area of Seminole, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Hughes and Okfuskee counties are invited by SSC President Dr. Jim Utterback to nominate high school seniors as candidates for the scholarship program each year.  Other students are nominated by business owners and school officials.  Participants are selected based on ACT scores, academic performance in high school and demonstrated leadership ability. SSC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Lana Reynolds, serves as coordinator and sponsor of the program.

St. Crispin’s Conference Center is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.  The center operates as a retreat and conference facility for church, school and civic groups from across the state.  It is located on 450 acres in the rolling, oak-covered hills of Seminole County.  For more information about the center or the Challenge Course, visit www.stcrispins.epiok.org.

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NEWS RELEASE

September 3, 2014

SSC Welcomes Presidential Leadership Class VIII

Seminole State College has chosen 21 students for Class VIII of the SSC Presidential Leadership program.  PLC is a two-year scholarship program created to help students develop leadership skills and provide personal and professional growth opportunities.

“The Presidential Leadership Class provides students with unique opportunities to foster their leadership skills while developing academic growth,” said Seminole State College President, Dr. James Utterback who instituted the program in 2007.   “We look forward to working with these outstanding students.  They will have some great opportunities throughout the year to meet with state leaders, learn about state government and philanthropy, study leadership styles and volunteer their time,” he said.

 

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Leaders in Training…

Members of Seminole State College’s President’s Leadership Class VIII are (front row, left to right):  Alex Eddlemon, Kinzey Bryan, Delila Loftis and Emily Romeiser; (second row):  Austin Tarver, Whitney Sinor, Kelsey Stafford, McKayla Hendrix, Shiann Swearingen, Sylvia Shupe, Alex Fisher and Lucas Tapp; (back row): Neil Ichord, Xavier Freeman, Marco Ramos, Seth Freed, Logan Gray, Billy Andrew, Alexis Long, Denver Rogers and Garett Reeves.

The scholarship program was established to provide educational classroom and extracurricular activities to enhance leadership skills of students.  Responsibilities of PLC members include volunteering for campus service programs and campus events. 

School officials throughout the college’s service area of Seminole, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Hughes and Okfuskee counties are invited by SSC President Utterback to nominate high school seniors as candidates for the scholarship program each year.  Other students are nominated by business owners and school officials.  Participants are selected based on ACT scores, academic performance in high school and demonstrated leadership ability.

 

Learning from the Best

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Founder of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum Melvin Moran speaks to members of the SSC freshmen President’s Leadership Class and their parents at a reception last week.  Moran spoke about the history of the Museum and the importance of volunteerism.

Members of the Presidential Leadership Class VIII include: Billy Andrew, Earlsboro; Kinzey Bryan, Bowlegs; Alex Eddlemon, Seminole; Alex Fisher, Chandler; Seminole; Seth Freed, Bay City, Michigan; Xavier Freeman, Wewoka; Logan Gray, Earlsboro; McKayla Hendrix, Tulsa; Neil Ichord, McAlester; Delila Loftis, Paden; Alexis Long, Seminole; Marco Ramos, Brownsville, Texas; Garett Reeves, Tecumseh; Denver Rogers, Holdenville; Emily Romeiser, Argyle, Texas; Sylvia Shupe, Chandler; Whitney Sinor, Seminole; Kelsey Stafford, Wewoka; Shiann Swearingen, Okmulgee; Lucas Tapp, Prague; and Austin Tarver, Park Hill.

Sophomore members of the PLC VII, returning for a second year in the program, include Corbin Austin, Shawnee; Angela Barlow, Shawnee; Armani Berry, Wewoka; Jacob Boggess, Piedmont; Logann Boland, Shawnee; Suenju Buttram, Shawnee; Holly Carlile Scott, Shawnee; Kade Davis, Seminole; Bailey Easley, Tecumseh; Gustavo Escobar, Jr., Yukon; Dylan Fazekas, Red Oak; Isaac Friesen, Louisville, Colorado; Allyson Hanan, Seminole; Sierra O’Dell, Konawa; Destiny Prevost, Sasakwa; Dillon Shepherd, Seminole; Caleb Signorelli, Milfay; Carson Sosbee, Wewoka; Collin Taylor, Seminole; Joe Dell Williams, Henrietta, Texas; and Patricia Wright, Wewoka

The freshmen attended an orientation session at the College prior to the start of classes.  They were also guests, along with their parents, at a reception held at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 26, where they heard about the history of the Museum and the importance of volunteerism from Museum founder and former SSC Regent Melvin Moran.

During the fall semester, they will participate in a “ropes challenge course” team-building exercise; tour Oklahoma Children’s Hospital and learn about Oklahoma health care; tour Homeland corporate offices to learn about Oklahoma business; volunteer at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank; and tour an Oklahoma prison – learning about corrections issues. 

For more information about the PLC, contact SSC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Lana Reynolds, who serves as coordinator and sponsor of the program, at 405-382-9218 or at l.reynolds@sscok.edu

Leaders at Play

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SSC President’s Leadership students (left to right) Seth Freed, Marco Ramos and Xavier Freeman have fun exploring the exhibits at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum following a reception held in their honor last week.

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