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12/7/18 SSC Athletes Wrap Gifts for Rotary Dinner
12/7/18 Plans for the Future
12/05/2018 SSC’s Night at the Lights a Success
12/04/2018 SSC Hosts Finals Eve Pizza Party
11/30/2018 Reynolds Named to AACC Commission
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December 7, 2018

SSC Athletes Wrap Gifts for Rotary Dinner

Santa’s Workshop

Seminole State College student-athletes and coaches volunteered their time this week to wrap over 600 gifts for the upcoming Rotary Christmas Dinner. The presents will be distributed at the annual community dinner on Tuesday, December 25 at the Senior Citizen’s Heritage House at 210 W. College. Arrangements may also be made to have the gifts and meals delivered to homes by calling 405-382-3640 prior to Christmas Eve.

Student Wrappers
Members of the SSC men’s basketball team joined other college athletes in the Raymond Harber gymnasium to wrap gifts for this year’s Rotary Christmas dinner.


Making Spirits Bright
SSC Belles basketball player Hannah Ash of Dale wraps presents to hand-out at the annual Rotary community dinner this Christmas.




December 7, 2018

Seminole State College Plans for the Future

Seminole State College is currently working to develop a new multi-year strategic plan for the entire institution – a plan to help guide the development of new academic and sports programs, the physical needs of campus and related budget matters. It will also help SSC prepare for their upcoming Higher Learning Commission accreditation visit.
Members of the College’s Administrative Council recently spent a day with facilitator Bucky Dodd, Director of the Institute for Learning Environment Design – located at the University of Central Oklahoma, to initiate the planning process. In mid-November, a “Charting the Future” task force was assembled and met to develop parameters for a campus and community survey to gather data for discussion at a planning retreat to be held in early 2019.
Those serving on the “Charting the Future” task force are: SSC President Lana Reynolds; Chair of the SSC Board of Regents Marci Donaho; SSC Foundation Trustee Mark Schell; SSC Booster Club President Dillon Robinson; Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Bill Knowles; Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Tony Crouch; Director of Community Relations Kristin Dunn; Professional Staff Council President Edie Cathey; Classified Staff Council President Toni Wittmann; Executive Assistant to the President Mechell Downey; Student Government Association Officer Alyson Sing; and President’s Leadership Class Member Cami Sosbee.

If you would like to provide your feedback to this planning initiative for Seminole State College, you may access the short five-question survey on the college’s website at


December 5, 2018

SSC’s Night at the Lights a Success

Seminole State College hosted its annual “SSC Night at the Lights” event Dec. 3 at Magnolia Park in Seminole. Local families enjoyed the community Snowman Wonderland Light Display, as well as live music, cookies and hot chocolate provided by the College. Dozens of SSC student athletes manned crafting stations inside the Reynolds Wellness Center, helping children create holiday crafts. Tram rides were provided so attendees could enjoy the light displays.

Local families create holiday crafts with a little help from SSC athletes at the “SSC Night at the Lights” event on Dec. 3 inside the Reynolds Wellness Center.

President Lana Reynolds, along with several SSC coaches, helped with the holiday event on Monday evening. Pictured (l-r) are: Head Women’s Soccer/Volleyball Coach Dan Hill; Assistant Baseball Coach Tyrell Cummings; Head Baseball Coach Mack Chambers; Assistant Soccer Coach Araceli Flores; SSC President Reynolds; Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Austin Turner; Head Women’s Basketball Coach Rita Story-Schell; and Head Women’s Softball Coach Amber Flores

SSC Freshman Cattie Lesley, of Okemah, performs as crowds arrive at the “SCC Night at the Lights.”




Novembr 30, 2018

Reynolds Named to AACC Commission


Seminole State College President Lana Reynolds has been selected to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Commission on Small and Rural Colleges.  The Commission, composed of Presidents of 13 Community Colleges from across the nation, recently convened for an inaugural two-day meeting in November in Washington, D.C.

The Commissioners heard presentations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the state of rural America and discussed trends and issues impacting small and rural colleges.

The Commission is chaired by Joseph Schaffer, President of Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Co-Chair of the Commission is Brent Knight, President of Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan.

Others joining Reynolds on the Commission are the Presidents of Eastern New Mexico University; Northeast Community College in Nebraska; Glen Oaks Community College in Michigan.; Halifax Community College in North Carolina; Miles Community College in Montana; Dawson Community College in Montana; Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Virginia; Clarendon College in Texas; Tillamook Bay Community College in Oregon and Mountain Empire Community College in Virginia.

The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students.

Reynolds, who has served in various roles at Seminole State College over the past 30 years, began her tenure as President of the institution in July, 2017.  She is active in local and state organizations – currently serving on the Executive Committees of Leadership Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Academy of State Goals.  She was named as a Trustee for her undergraduate alma mater Oklahoma Christian University in the spring of 2018.  She is also a member of the Board of Advocates for the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital.

Locally, she is a member of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum Board of Trustees, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Seminole Rotary Club.  She serves as Chair of the Seminole Tourism Council.

In 1991, she was selected as Seminole’s “Citizen of the Year” and in 2008, the OCPRA named her “Communicator of the Year.” She was also named as one of the Journal Record’s “50 Women Making a Difference” in the state of Oklahoma in 2000, 2012 and 2013 – bringing her into the “Circle of Excellence” for her three-time selection.  In November of 2017, she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Oklahoma Christian University


December 4, 2018

SSC Hosts Finals Eve Pizza Party


Seminole State College faculty and staff members hosted a "Finals Eve Pizza Party" for residence hall students late Monday night.  Among those serving were:  Enrollment Management Clerk Stacey Foster, Faculty Senate President Angela Church, Belles Basketball Coach Rita Story-Schell, and Women's Softball Coach Amber Flores.  Pictured enjoying their late-night pizza snack while taking a break from studying were Summer Jones, sophomore from Edmond, and Victoria Vickers, sophomore from Oklahoma City.  Final exams began Dec. 4 at SSC and will conclude on Dec. 7.  Enrollment is under way for the Spring, 2019 semester, which begins Jan. 14.