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October 19, 2016
Members of the Seminole State College President's Leadership Class toured the Port of Catoosa, northeast of Tulsa, Tuesday. The shipping complex and 2000-acre industrial park has an estimated $300 million economic impact on the State. The complex hosts over 70 companies and employs nearly 3,200 Oklahomans. Millions of tons of bulk freight are moved by barge each year at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of rail or truck through the Port of Catoosa - which is one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the United States.
October 17, 2016
SSC to Host Trick-or-Treat Trail Next Week
Seminole State College will be hosting its’ third annual Trick-or-Treat Trail on Monday, Oct. 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Community members of all ages are invited to participate in this free event.Various campus organizations and athletic teams will have tables set up along the north walking trails of Henderson Park with candy for trick-or-treaters. Those planning to participate should meet at the J. Smart Family Foundation Pavilion located on northeast corner of Henderson Park on the SSC campus. Questions about the event can be directed to Melinda Sims, Residential Life and Student Activities Coordinator, at 405-382-9604 or email@example.com.
October 17, 2016
SSC PTK Honor Society Inducts New Members
Twenty-nine Seminole State College students were recently inducted into the Alpha Theta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.
Arlington: Kaiygen Stubblefield
Byars: Tiffany Lashley
France: Celine Massereau
Henryetta: Megan Tabor
Holdenville: Faith Flick, Tristan Wood, Abbigail Coleman, Logan Miller
Konowa: Jaqueline Crenshaw
Maud: Melanie Cancino
Noble: Antonia Alexander
Prague: Lucille Sargent
Seminole: Elizabeth Lasko, Cassie Perez, Ashley Cole, Whitney Fowler, Stephanie Johnson, Courtney Chambers
Shawnee: Brittney Stroup, Eric Rowley, Melissa Wood, Andrew Jones
Spencer: Chelsey Olds
Tecumseh: Destiny Redmon, Kailee CollinsWewoka: Keeley Merriman, Hanna Barnhart, Robin Merriman
October 14, 2016
SSC Hosts Blood Drive
SGA Blood Drive
Seminole State College students Dylan Moore of Varnum (left) and Miles Piersall of Seminole (right) help with registration during a one-day blood drive hosted by the College’s Student Government Association on October 12. Piersall serves as Vice President for SGA. Moore is an SGA member who also serves as the President for the Student Nurses Association on campus.
Taking Time to Donate
Nick Lee of Okemah makes time in his schedule on Wednesday afternoon to give blood during the College’s blood drive held in the Student Union. Lee serves at SGA Secretary.
October 13, 2016
SSC Baseball Golf Tournament and Alumni Weekend Set
The Seminole State College baseball team will be hosting alumni weekend events November 4 and 5, including a community golf tournament and special baseball alumni activities. Proceeds from these events will go to support the College’s baseball program.
The weekend will begin with an open practice for all SSC baseball alumni on Friday, November 4 at the Oiler Ballpark in Seminole. Friday evening, a Baseball Alumni Social will be held at 7 p.m. at Degraff’s Restaurant and Tavern in Shawnee. Dinner and a soft drink will be provided to those who attend.
On Saturday, November 5, alumni and community members are invited to participant in in a golf tournament at the Jimmie Austin Municipal Golf Course in Seminole. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee for the two-person scramble is $80 per player. Payment includes green fees, cart and lunch. Mulligans are available for $10 each, with a limit of two per player.
Hole sponsorships, providing recognition for business and individual supporters of the baseball team, are available for $100 each. Half sponsorships are available for $50 each.
Following the golf tournament, a homerun hitting contest will begin at 2 p.m. at Oiler Park. Entry for the contest is $20 per person. After the hitting contest, an Alumni vs. 2016 Trojans baseball game is scheduled for 3 p.m.
SSC Head Baseball Coach Dax Leone said, “This is a great event every year for all former and current Trojan baseball players. Our tradition here is much more than just wins and losses, it's a brotherhood. As a former player at SSC, I understand the amount of hard work it takes to be a Trojan. I welcome all alumni back for this great weekend of events.”To register for the golf tournament, contact Trojan Baseball Alumni Association member Kevin Riggs by phone at 405-382-3365 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in the alumni dinner or game should email Coach Leone at email@example.com to sign-up.
October 12, 2016
Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel
Angela Church Sheila Morris
Two Seminole State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on Thursday. Assistant Professor of Art Angela Church was honored as “Educator of the Month” and Admissions/Records Clerk Sheila Morris was honored as “Staff Member of the Month.”
The Seminole Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, along with the Lions Club and Blue Ribbon Realty, recognize SSC employees several times during Forum each year. Individuals are nominated from across the campus and chosen by SSC administrators to receive the honor.
Church began at SSC in 2008 as an adjunct art instructor and was hired as a full-time art assistant professor in August, 2015. She teaches a variety of courses including Fundamentals of Art I and II, Art Appreciation, Printmaking, Drawing I and II, Watercolor I and II, Painting I and II and Art History I and II.
On campus, Church serves at secretary for the Faculty Senate, is a member of the Professional Development Committee and is the faculty sponsor for the College’s Art Club. Off campus, she currently serves as secretary for the Seminole Art Council and the Wewoka Golf Association. Church is also executive director of Angela Church Payee Services, Inc. – a non-profit organization that helps manage fiduciary concerns for individuals in Seminole and Pottawatomie counties.
Church earned an Associate in Arts from SSC and a Bachelor of Art from East Central University in Ada. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Oklahoma. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing golf, visiting art museums and creating her personal artwork. Church has two children, Micah and Caleb.
Morris came to SSC in November, 2014. In the admissions office, Morris performs a variety of data entry – including the input of student transcript – and assists with the preparation of the spring graduation ceremony. Along with her responsibilities in admissions, Morris serves as the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Specialist on campus and is also instructing a course this fall semester – Introduction to Microsoft Office.Morris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Radio/TV from East Central University in Ada. She is a native of Hartshorne, Okla. but now resides in Shawnee. She was married to her husband Steve for 20 years until he passed away in 2009. Together they have one son, Dylan, who will turn 16 this November. Outside of work, Morris enjoys reading, quilting, camping, watching sports and creating video scrapbooks.
October 11, 2016
SSC to Host Zombie Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser
The Seminole State College Classified Staff Association invites all community members to join SSC students and employees in a run for their lives on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
The College’s first annual Zombie Fun Run/Walk will start with registration at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Enoch Kelly Haney Center. The run will begin at 6:30 p.m. Participants will encounter zombies as well as obstacles – courtesy of the Oklahoma Army National Guard – as they progress throughout the course. The route for the run/walk will be entirely on the SSC campus and is just under two miles long.
Cost for the run/walk is $15 for SSC students and $20 for any non-student participants. The first 50 to register are guaranteed a zombie run t-shirt, so those interested are encouraged to sign-up quickly. Registrations forms are available through Mechell Downey in the President’s Office inside the Haney Center. She can be reached by phone at 405-382-9260 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 12 and up are welcome to participate. Those under 18 are required to have their registration form signed by a parent or guardian.
All proceeds from the zombie run/walk event will be used by SSC Classified Staff to provide student scholarships and support projects on campus and in the community.
October 06, 2016
Seminole State Employees Present at National Conference
Kendall Rogers and Jamie Mills of Seminole State College recently attended the Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA) National Conference in Orange Beach, Ala. The two employees held a follow-up workshop over their award-winning presentation from last year’s conference.
October 05, 2016
SGA Students Attend Retreat & Visit Capitol
Seminole State College students Taylor McClure (left) of Tecumseh and Nadia Martinez (right) of Holdenville attended the 2016 Student Leadership Retreat at Rose State College in Midwest City last week. The event, hosted by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, facilitated student breakout sessions regarding social media safety, resilience, communication skills, cultural competence and bystander intervention. At SSC, McClure serves as Student Government Association President and Martinez serves as Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President.
Congress at the Capitol
SSC Student Government Association members (l-r) Dylan Moore of Varnum, Taylor McClure of Tecumseh and Nick Lee of Okemah attended the Fall Congress Session for the Oklahoma Student Government Association at the state Capitol on Saturday, October 1. Students visited committee meetings where new resolutions were developed in order to be presented as new legislation during the General Session.
October 05, 2016
SSC Staff Attend OACC Conference
Staff members from Seminole State College attended the annual Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Support Staff Conference last Friday at Oklahoma City Community College in OKC. The group listened to keynote speaker Lyn Watson, who focused on reasons why “We Rock” and discussed tools to become more effective not only in the workplace, but in everyday life. SSC employees pictured with Watson (center) are (l-r): Sonja Sigman, Financial Aid Clerk; Mechell Downey, Administrative Assistant to the President; Carol Landes, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs; and Amelia Hendrix, Cashier.
October 03, 2016
Palmer and Sidmore Awarded AllianceHealth Scholarship
Amber Palmer and Elizabeth Sidmore, two nursing students at Seminole State College, each recently received a $1,000 AllianceHealth Seminole Women’s Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship.
The auxiliary, also known as the “Pink Ladies,” is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the hospital and patients at AllianceHealth Seminole. Each day, the “Pink Ladies” impact patients’ lives in a positive way through visitation, deliveries and managing the gift shop. Their services reach far beyond the hospital setting to impact the community as a whole. Each year, the organization sponsors a scholarship program to assist students entering into health related careers.
“We are so proud to be honored by the Pink Ladies each year. They truly impact the lives of our nursing students with these scholarships,” said SSC Nursing Program Director Valarie Watts.
Palmer lives in Konawa and is a second year nursing student at SSC. She plans to graduate in May 2017 and has an interest in critical care medicine. She intends to pursue a career in Intensive Care following graduation. Palmer and her husband Stephen have two children, Rowdy and Reanna.Sidmore lives in Shawnee and is also a second year nursing student at the College with an interest in trauma nursing. She intends to graduate in May 2017 and plans to work in an Intensive Care Unit or Emergency Room following graduation. She is married to Kyle Sidmore and together they have one child named Kyler.