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05/29/15 Five SSC Students Receive National Scholarships
05/29/15 Troglin Discusses SSC Career and Retirement
05/29/15 SSC Baseball Camps Set for Summer
05/29/15 SSC Professor to Tour Europe by Bicycle
05/29/15 Meeting Scheduled for SSC Global Studies Summer Tour 2016
05/20/15 Seminole State College’s Summer Semester starts June 1
05/20/15 Spring Honor Roll Recognizes SSC Students
05/14/15 McQuiston Appointed As Regent
05/13/15 SSC Offers Kids Camp Summer Program
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May 29, 2015

Five SSC Students Receive National Scholarships


                    Micah Dearen,                                                     Nicole Ferrell,                                                                Beau Hester,



Sierra O’Dell,                                                Kassidy Sparks

Five Seminole State College Medical Laboratory Technician students have been selected to receive 2015 Siemens/American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Scholarships.  The five of only thirty-five scholarships awarded to MLT students nationwide were presented to: Micah Dearen, Seminole; Nicole Ferrell, Prague; Beau Hester, Seminole; Sierra O’Dell, Seminole; and Kassidy Sparks, Shawnee.
Along with the Siemens/ASCP Scholarship, Ferrell received an ASCP Phlebotomy Scholarship in the amount of $500. She was one of twelve students across the United States who received this scholarship. Ferrell was also awarded the ASCP National Student Honor Award which recognizes students based on academic achievement, leadership ability, community involvement and professional goals.
Malinda Browning, SSC Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director said, “These students represent the best and brightest of future medical laboratory professionals in the United States. We are very proud of them and of the recognition that this brings to our program.”
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and its administering partner ASCP award scholarships to MLT students in their final clinical year of National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences accredited programs. ASCP offers these scholarships in an effort to encourage and support individuals interested in the laboratory professions. All scholarships are given annually and are based on academic achievement, leadership abilities, community activities, professional goals, and endorsements from faculty and community leaders.
Annually, ASCP and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics celebrate the future of the medical laboratory profession by awarding scholarships to students who have achieved a level of success that merits recognition.
 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and ASCP’s annual joint scholarship program helps address the nation’s shortage of qualified medical laboratory professionals by promoting the profession and defraying students’ education costs.
For more information about the Seminole State College MLT Program, contact Browning at 405-382-9286 or



May 29, 2015

Troglin Discusses SSC Career and Retirement


Even though she has retired, she is not exactly leaving Seminole State College for good. She will be back on campus for the fall semester beginning this August.
Dr. Annette Troglin worked for Seminole State for 17 years. Although she officially retired as a full-time instructor and from chair of the Math, Science and Engineering Division, she has agreed to serve as an adjunct instructor in the fall.
Now that she has retired, she is looking forward to the summer. Dr. Troglin has plans to travel and spend more time with her nine grandchildren.
Dr. Troglin’s tenure at SSC includes both part-time and full-time positions. She served as division chair for the past five years and at the same time taught 18 hours. She said normally the division chair only teaches 12 hours but, “we were a math teacher short and I taught 18 hours the whole time I was division chair.”
She emphasized being division chair required a lot of time.
Dr. Troglin has worked in education for 29 years. Before coming to Seminole State, she taught in public secondary education.
During her career at SSC, she taught basic math, elementary and intermediate algebra, college algebra, trigonometry and statistics. As an adjunct instructor in the fall, she will teach college algebra and trigonometry.
A resident of Seminole County all of her life, with the exception of a year in Alaska, she was born in Wewoka and graduated from New Lima High School.
Dr. Troglin cited several reasons for her decision to retire. “I am just tired and I want to travel. I want to take my travel trailer and go to the lake with my husband.”
She continued, “I want to slow down, plant some flowers, smell the flowers and enjoy my nine grandchildren. They are active in sports.”
Dr. Troglin said Dr. Linda Goeller will take over as the new interim division chair. “We are best friends and you don’t leave a person who is your best friend in a lurch. We work together and we go to church together. We are very close,” she said while discussing her reasons for returning as an adjunct instructor for at least one semester.
Dr. Troglin said what she will miss most about SSC are the students and the people she has become acquainted with. “There are so many good people here. I’ve made some really good friends at SSC. I’ll miss my friends and my co-workers,” she said.
“What I won’t miss is grading papers. That is the main thing I won’t miss,” she said, noting she graded papers most every night of the week.
Since retiring, she said she has been relaxing and spending more time with her new husband. She recently married an old high school friend from 40 years ago.
She will be traveling to the East Coast this summer. “We’re going to Philadelphia in June and I’d like to go to the New England area,” she said.
Dr. Troglin has done mission work in the past and may continue to do so now that she has retired.
She also plans to spend a lot of time with her family. Her son Rodney and his wife Jessica have five children. Rodney helps direct oil well-site cleanups and Jessica teaches in the Konawa School District.
Dr. Troglin’s daughter Ronda Morris and her husband Mike have four children. She is an RN working in home health at Holdenville after serving as an ICU nurse in Ada for several years and he works for a steel company in Oklahoma City.
They live right next door to her place and her son and his wife live in Konawa.
“My brother, my sister, my mother and both of my kids probably live within a 12-mile radius,” she said.
She said her mother is 77 and returned to teaching after her husband, Dr. Troglin’s father, passed away several years ago. “She teaches reading to kindergarten and first grade students a half day in the Justice School System,” Troglin mentioned.

Dr. Troglin said she is already enjoying her retirement.


May 29, 2015

SSC Baseball Camps Set for Summer

Area youth interested in learning proper techniques and fundamentals of baseball are invited to sign up for Seminole State College Youth Baseball Camps scheduled in June and July. Also offered this summer are Prospect Camps for 2015-2019 high school graduates.
 Fundamental Camp will be held on June 2-3 and July 21. Prospect Camp, a one-day camp, will be held on June 1 and July 20.
SSC baseball camps will be held at Oiler Park and the Lloyd Simmons Baseball Facility in Seminole. Campers will get an inside look at the Seminole State College Trojan baseball program.  Along with instruction from Trojan players and coaches, the camps also include a tour of the SSC baseball facilities.
Fundamental Camp on June 2-3 will offer a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-10 and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 11-15. Cost for the fundamentals camp will be $70 per person. Fundamental Camp held on July 21 will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and will be open to all ages. Cost for this one-day camp is $45. Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each camp start time. Teams that register as a group for a June 2-3 camp will receive a $100 discount together.
Goals for the camps are to teach each camper the basic fundamentals of baseball in a fun and energetic atmosphere.  Emphasis will be on individual position play, hitting/pitching fundamentals and game play experience.
Prospect Camp registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the work-out will start at 10 a.m. Cost per player is $50. Players in groups of 8 or more will be charged $40 per person. Players must have proof of insurance and bring their own gear, bats, glove, cleats and turfs.
Players attending prospect camp will participate in a pro-style work-out including stretching, 60-yard dash, position throws, batting practice and bull pens.
To sign up for the camp, or for more information, contact SSC Assistant Coach James Martin by email at or by phone at 405-382-9224.



May 29, 2015

SSC Professor to Tour Europe by Bicycle

mark and linda

Dr. Linda Goeller is a professor of math and science and coordinator of assessment at Seminole State College. She has taught everything from Basic Math to Calculus III since joining the College in 2009.
Goeller and her husband are bicycling enthusiasts and have planned a week-long bicycle tour as part of a trip to Europe this summer.
She and her husband, Mark, lived in Keys, Okla., located in the northeast part of the state where she taught five years. They moved there from Jay, Okla. after residing there 17 years because her husband accepted the position of Area Forester at Tahlequah.
“I was working on my doctorate and wanted to locate closer to Oklahoma City since my husband was working in both Oklahoma City and Tahlequah. I saw that SSC had a job opening so I applied and got the job,” she said.
Goeller and her husband then moved to Seminole, where they currently reside.
Her husband works for the Oklahoma State Forestry Department and is in charge of all wild land firefighting in the state as well as forestry in the eastern portion of Oklahoma.
In the fall of 2013, she and her husband hosted three Danish students for eight weeks. “They told us they felt like family from the beginning, and we felt the same. We have kept up with them through Social Media,” she noted.
On the trip to Europe this summer, they will meet the three former exchange students and spend a day with them after arriving in Berlin, Germany. “They are going to show us the highlights of Berlin,” Goeller said.
Next, the Goellers will travel to Munich. “We are going to stay at a couple of Bed and Breakfasts. My daughter has helped me plan the trip since she traveled with her husband to the area,” Goeller said.
“We are going to tour Hitler’s Munich. When we leave Munich, we are going to Innsbruck for seven days and will bicycle from there to Salzburg. Both are in Austria,” she added.
They will spend a couple of extra days there and go to the Eagles Nest which is the retreat Hitler’s mistress bought for him.
“We will then take a bike tour highlighting the Sound of Music. Salzburg was the setting for the movie which is celebrating its 50th anniversary,” Goeller said.
“Also we are going on to do a Dachau Memorial Tour. We’ll travel about 30 miles a day on our bikes. We are going on the tour with an organization, but it’s a self-tour and there are no guides,” she explained.
Goeller acknowledged the trip has taken extensive planning.
In preparation for the bicycling portion of the trip, Goeller and her husband have spent quite a bit of time riding their bikes.
“One of the things I love about cycling is that it’s so relaxing. We travel the back roads. For instance, we rode from our home to Shawnee,” she said, noting “we didn’t travel any highways.”
She stressed they don’t travel highways unless they have wide shoulders.
“We love to see the countryside.”
Other cycling trips she mentioned were in the Ponca City area in the northern portion of the state and near Tishomingo in southern Oklahoma. She said they travel by car to those areas and then bicycle around them to see the sites.
Goeller said she grew up all across the southern portion of the United States. “My dad was a college administrator so we were in South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. My mother was actually from Oklahoma and my dad was from Alabama.”
Goeller and her husband recently celebrated 35 years of marriage. They have two children, both who live in Colorado.
Son Jim, 34, and his wife Lindy, a stay at home mom, have a daughter Nora and son Sam. Jim is a former Marine who is a computer engineer. They live in Conifer.
Their daughter Laura, 30, lives in Montrose with her husband Steve. She is a Physician’s Assistant. He is an account executive.

Goeller won’t be teaching this summer. She will help with assessment responsibilities at the College which will be scheduled around her two-week trip to Europe.




May 29, 2015

Meeting Scheduled for SSC Global Studies Summer Tour 2016

An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 4 at Seminole State College regarding the 2016 Global Studies summer tour to Paris, Normandy and London. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 100 of the Boren Library on the SSC campus. The summer tour will be discussed as well as the Global Studies Program.
           The Paris, Normandy and London tour will be a nine-day trip, including flight time, and is scheduled to begin on June 6, 2016. Stops on the tour will include the Eiffel Tower, Norte Dame, Paul’s Cathedral and the beaches of Normandy. There will be free time throughout the trip for tour group members to explore museums, shops, restaurants and other sites of interest. Those interested can take the tour/class for three credit hours or audit the course.
           Cost for the trip will be between $4,000 and $4,210. This amount includes college fees, flying to and from Oklahoma City, most meals, local transportation, and most other related expenses.  Additional costs would include souvenirs, lunch and optional side trips. Trips can be customized for longer stay times, special diets or flight arrival/departure from a different city.
            SSC Art and Global Studies Professor Kelly Kirk, who is coordinating the global studies trip, encourages those who are interested to enroll soon for this “real life adventure.” Anyone interested is welcome to participate. The Global Studies Program is open to students as well as the public.
           Kirk has been involved with the SSC Global Studies Program for many years and has organized and chaperoned 25 trips.  Kirk has traveled with groups to Egypt, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Greece and France.
           For more information on the upcoming summer tour or the SSC Global Studies Program, contact Kelly Kirk at 405-275-5811.




May 20, 2015

Seminole State College’s Summer Semester starts June 1

Seminole State College’s summer semester classes begin Monday, June 1.  Students interested in taking college courses during the eight-week term may enroll through Tuesday, June 2.
Week-day, Saturday and online courses are being offered. Take a class in zoology, speech, sign language, sociology, criminal justice, art and many others. For a class schedule detailing all course offerings, visit the College’s website at
Students interested in attending the fall semester are also encouraged to enroll now.  The fall semester will begin Monday, August 17.  Enrollment for fall intersession is also underway. The intersession runs July 27 through August 14.
SSC’s summer office hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Offices are closed on Friday. Summer office hours will run May 18-July 31. 

For more information on classes or enrollment at Seminole State, contact the SSC Admissions Office at (405) 382-9230 or stop by the Walkingstick Student Services Building, a one-stop enrollment center, located just off Highway 9 on the south side of campus.


May 20, 2015

Spring Honor Roll Recognizes SSC Students

Seminole State College has released the names of honor roll students for the 2015 spring semester. Three separate honor rolls recognize students for their academic achievements.
            The President’s Honor Roll is comprised of students who maintain a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average in at least 12 credit hours of coursework.
            Students named to the Vice President’s Honor Roll must have a 3.5 grade-point-average or better and no grade below a “C”.
            The Part-time Students’ Honor Roll is for students who maintain a 3.5 grade-point-average with no grade below a “C” in at least six, but less than 12 college credit hours.
Students named to the President’s Honor Roll include (listed by hometown):
Bowlegs: Kinzey G. Bryan    
Chandler: Gaye L. Melson     
Davenport: Isaiah B. Marshall, Kristin S. Smith
Denton, TX: Alex J. Clerihew
Earlsboro: Briana M. Anderson, Sutv H. Meely
Gainsville, TX: Jalyn R. Anderle
Henryetta: Joley M. Vance
Holdenville: Nathan R. Chadd, Abbigail J. Coleman, Johnathan T. Harrington, Bryanna R. Kosler
Konawa: Sierra J. Stacy
Leonard, TX: Sydney J. Brummett
Louisville, CO: Isaac Friesen
Maud: Lisa Wroolie
Mcalester: Neil L. Ichord
Mcloud: Madaya D. Bertram, April G. Critser, Nicole D. Erskine, Charissa A. Poteete
Meeker: Christina M. Hulett, Bridget A. Moore
Midwest City: Joel B. Davis
Muldrow: Tabatha R. Adcock
Norman: Sherrill L. Marble, Morgan K. Wardlow
Okemah: Hayden S. Harris, Cali L. Moses, Taylor F. Thomas
Oklahoma City: Raeven D. Clark
Paden: Janay N. Nix
Prague: Nicole J. Ferrell, Jarrod R. Sestak
Quebec, Canada: Philippe Berthiaume
Seminole: Dylan K. Burkhart, Jacie S. Chaffin, Logan W. Chesser, Robert L. Clemmer, Racketa I. Crawford, Kade M. Davis, Micah M. Dearen, Krista L. Ellis, Bobbi J. Franklin, Thomas A. Gates, Tessa G. Hansen, Beau Q. Hester, Damera A. Krenzer, Katie-Grace L. Mason, Megan E. Stout     

Shawnee: Angela M. Barlow, Cleartry J. Clark, Rylee M. Haley, Stuart L. Hall, Jessica L. Petty, Mckenna K. Rosebure, Heather D. Satawake, Meghan E. Tade

Sparks: Angela M. Hughey

Stroud: Peyton E. Scott

Tecumseh: Corbin M. Austin, Ashlee G. Birchall, Tina M. Heaton, William A. Jacoway, Trevor R. Javenkoski, Taylor R. Mcclure, Marc R. Patterson, Garett A. Reeves

Tulsa: Mckayla L. Hendrix, Brittany M. Hill

Wewoka: Holly M. Barnhart, Ann M. Epperley, Cameron J. Gilmore, Laci A. Reichert, Kendall M. Roulston

Yukon: Gustavo Jr. Escobar


Students named to the Vice-President’s Honor Roll include (listed by hometown):

Ada: Elizabeth R. Martin

Ardmore: Austin M. Carrera

Bay City, MI: Seth J. Freed

Blythe, CA: Jordan Girard

Bogota, Columbia: Wilson Prada

Cedar Hill, TX: Bobby Griffin

Chandler: Alexandra N. Fisher, Jessi E. Roth

Cushing: Taylor Jones

Davenport: Kaci Jarvis

Earlsboro: Logan S. Gray, Kealy D. Marshall, Tia M. Mitchell

Eufaula: Alauna Lasiter

Henryetta: Catherine Massey

Holdenville: Destiny M. Davis, Anthony L. Gandy, Bunnie D. Jesse

Konawa: Sheridan H. Williams

Lamar: Zachary A. Gann, Allesha A. Jett

Luther: Austin Weathers

Maud: Nicole M .Keener, Anna V. Smith, Kaleb J. Trojanowski

Mcalester: Chance R. Sistrunk                     

Mcloud: Whitney L. Allen

Meeker: Titus C. Brown, Andrew J. Sherman, Kimala D. Zenon

Milfay: Jonathan Signorelli

Moore: Taylor K. Factor, Dalton J. Tillison

Muldrow: Naaman M. Adcock

Newalla: Samantha J. Leisinger

Norman: Tayler L. Burzette

Okemah: Meggin J. Pangle

Oklahoma City: Haley N. Cochran

Okmulgee: Shiann R. Swearingen

Paden: Caleb A. Mcclure, Amanda R. Mcguire

Pine Grove, CA: Alyssa E. Waldron

Prague: Savannah R. Lee, Whitney N. Stotler, Kalli C. Williams

Red Oak: Dylan S. Fazekas

San Luis Potosi, Mexico: Diaz De Leon M. Rodriguez

Seminole: Deana E. Byrd, Dayne A. Chaplin, Jaeden A. Cotton, Damon S. Cravens, Jamie D. Dinwiddie, Alejandro E. Ojeda, Jennifer L. Ramsey, Rose A. Roberts, Megan R. Silveira, Lariat T. Stewart, Collin R. Taylor, Deann N. Whisenhunt, Courtney D. Wise

Shawnee: Nicole S. Bailey, Melina Baldwin, Samantha M. Barry, Logann L. Boland, Dallas D. Brady, Suenju L. Buttram, Sara G. Ellis, Shannon L. Ford, Christina M. Garber, Kayla K. Gunter, Maegan B. Haley, Crenisha S. Hurd, Monica D. Jinkins, Francis P. Johnson, Cole D. Mader, Shauna D. Mason, Harold A. Meek, Caitlyn B. Mosser, Dillon M. Shattuck, Lila M. Smith, Lonnel D. Smith, Kassidy D. Sparks, Alondra Taximaroa, April L. Tiger, Autumn J. Walker, Kathryn L. Wiley

Somber, Serbia: Natalija Macesic

Sparks: Tiffany D. Kelley

Stigler: Brook N. Hurst

Stroud: Brynna D. Bunyard, Jacy A. Gray, Julia C. Hodge

Tecumseh: Jordan M. Detherage, Bailey R. Easley, Shaylnn D. Hurta, Kenneth R. Jackson, Dakota D. Paxson, Shyanna D. Sigman

Texarkana, TX: Makenzy Larsen

Tulsa: Rachel Block

Wanette: Morgan B. Teague

Weleetka: Christina J. Griffin

Wetumka: Annie M. Merritt, Jennifer L. Ray

Wewoka: Andrew C. Crowe, Nira L. Herrod, Maricela Martinez, Baylee K. Morphis, Chelsei R. Sawyer, Brooklynn A. Streater, Jared D. Waite


Students named to the Part-Time Honor Roll include (listed by hometown):

Ada: Avery J. Carroll, Hanna K. Colley, Jessica S. Rue, Ryan Temple, Alexander B. Jr. Tiger

Asher: Dava D. Hasbell, Haley B. Odell

Atwood: Taylor T. Janes

Castle: Brooklyn Bogle

Coalgate: Colten Washburn

Dale: Jessica L. Jones, Amanda S. Perdue

Davenport: Anna E. Bromley

Davis: April Danker

Dustin: Chrysandra L. Flanagan

Earlsboro: Leah K. Cervantes, Kendra L. Jackson, Ashley D. Warnock

Henryetta: Danelle A. Ferqueron, Teshia M. Powell, Megan R. Tabor

Holdenville: Mitchell D. Brigden, Kirstan K. Clark, Kallie L. Crawford, Jacob W. Gardner, Franchesca R. Garlett, Lynnette Gomez, Grace B. Harrington, Angel N. Johnson, Cheyenne W. Lankford, Abby M. Mcelroy, Michelle L. O'Kelley, Sarah E. Pinion, Hattie E. Starry                

Jones: Karleeann E. Gray

Konawa: Jacqueline M. Crenshaw, Amber L. Palmer, Bailey R. Posey

Lamar: Zachary Gann, Amy Spradlin

Macomb: Kyle D. Hogan, Kimberly J. James

Maud: Kristen E. Elliott, Hannah L. House, Tadina A. Jackson, Ryan M. O'Daniel, Chrystal L. Stalnaker, Hannah E. Willmett

Mcalester: Makayla J. Clark

Mcloud: Matthew G. Bomboy, Erica L. Bonner, Jasmine H. Cotter, Tiffany N. Holmes, Kimberly F. Jim, Carola L. Neeley, Alissa N. Smith, Dante J. Smith, Michelle D. Walker

Meeker: Cherice Armitage, Cylie Holik, Christina Hulett, Tiffany Snyder

Meeker: Amanda J. Bean, Jonathan E. Dean, Bayli S. Miller, Maygan R. Taber

Morris: Gae Mathis

Okemah: Kyle M. Allen, Alyssa J. Brimer, Melissa E. Copeland, Virginia D. Groves, Deknisha R. Willis

Paden: Julie M. Corum, William G. Glasspoole, Billy K. Norman, Melanie D. Perkins, Melodie D. Perkins

Prague: Tara C. Benfield, Montrey R. Bond, Kamber D. Brown, Alex J. Dickson, Michaela M. Farrill, Colin B. Feltman, Schuyler M. Hamm, Jeffrey A. Hardison, Bryce C. Little, Beau K. Mcginnis, Torilynn Miser, Whitney L. Mullins, Alexis M. Podest, Kelsie E. Rohling, William T. Thorpe, Haley C. Wolzen, Shayna D. Young

Seminole: Desiray Abney, Amber M. Atyia, Elijah J. Bloomer, Corie D. Carpenter, Courtney J. Chambers, Brooke M. Dillman, Mary J. Ellis, Faith R. Flick, Kolbi L. Glenn, William D. Harvey, Whitney J. Keltch, Elizabeth M. Lasko, Lance D. Maxey, Melissa A. Sullinger, Sabrina S. Tara, Paige N. Vanlandingham, Zane S. Watters, Julianne K. Zehren

Shawnee: April D. Anderson, Hannah K. Axton, Callie A. Bales, Alicia M. Beddo, Hailey B. Blaylock, Crystal S. Brady, Elizabeth M. Bronson, Kristina R. Buchanan, Stan D. Cannata, Brandan B. Cannon, Kaci B. Carnes, Madeline A. Clark, Hope M. Coleman, Ashley E. Crane, Taylor A. Curtis, Monica A. Danner, Aubrey B. Davies, Scotlyn D. Dennis, Ethan Do, Dalacy S. Dockrey, Jonathan W. Eaton, Carrie L. Ellis, Mikayla F. Fest, Ksenia N. Fisher, Joseph M. Garcia, Jennifer P. Goethe, Kristin J. Gonzales, Aaron J. Griffith, Laurelee Hansen, Robyn L. Harms, Melody J. Harris, Kimberly D. Herron, Amanda N. Hill-Reusi, Corey B. Holman, Kailyn N. Isbell, Natalie D. Jackson, Andrew W. Jones, Kelsey D. Kenedy, Kyler W. Kidney, Kaitlin M. Kreslins, Scott H. Lackey, Dawn M. Laney, Jerrod B. Mccormick, Austin C. Mckay, Chris M. Mckee, Tia D. Mooreland, Brooklyn J. Motley, Darby E. Myers, Katie M. Ned, Diana K. Oden, Taylor D. Powell, Genna L. Robinson, Konswallowa R. Rosamond, Denise D. Sanders, Aften P. Schoemann, Julia L. Serena, Keaton G. Sims, Breanna M. Smith, Laquita R. Smith, Sarah A. Smith, Stephanie D. Smith, Walker C. Smith, Brittney M. Stroup, Skye A. Sutton, Kenzi R. Tatum, Shawndra L. Terrell, Erika R. Thomas, Kylee J. Thompson, Christina A. Tiffin, Javiela Trevino, Dyne Coral A. Van, Dyne Paris B. Van, Kamy K. Walck, Destiny L. Walker, Carly R. Wickizer, Chance Wilson, Marissa A. Wood, Melissa A. Wood, Connie L. Wroolie, Chasity N. Yates, Amber D. Young

Sparks: Laura J. Landess, Shannon L. Robertson

Stratford: Stephanie L. Terry

Stroud: Samantha J. Waller, Asheleigh B. Wheeler

Stuart: Traynor Blasengame

Tecumseh: Elijah R. Bishop, Kelsie R. Carsten, Heather N. Collier, Rikki L. Earls, Amanda C. Hammer, Shania D. Pace, Barbra A. Pope, Taci L. Richardson, Tammi R. Richardson, Joeci Sherrill, Alex M. Sigman, Seth N. States, Brianna S. Todd

Tupelo: Shannan E. Gonser

Wanette: Megan N. Buxton, Tamara M. Hicks                    

Wellston: Cassidy L. Buchanan, Tarin R. Giroux, Sayre M. Marshall

Wetumka: Ivory K. Crawford, Annette M. Gonzales, Tiffany M. Robertson, Kathyren F. White

Wewoka: Andrew K. Bevelhymer, Alejandra Martinez, Erika G. Seeley, Arnita L. Smith





May 14, 2015

McQuiston Appointed As Regent


Senator Susan Paddack (left) and Seminole State College President Dr. Jim Utterback (right) congratulate Ray McQuiston (center) on his appointment to serve on the SSC Board of Regents.

Seminole VF Jeanswear/Wrangler CEO and Seminole State College Educational Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Ray McQuiston has been appointed by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to serve on the Seminole State College Board of Regents.  He will replace Chair Marilyn Bradford whose term on the Board expires at the end of June, 2015.
The appointment was confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate Education Committee on May 11 and sent to the Oklahoma State Senate for final approval.  The nomination was carried by Senator Susan Paddack (D-Ada).  McQuiston’s seven-year term as Regent will conclude July 1, 2022.
Dr. Jim Utterback, President of Seminole State College, said that McQuiston has been a long-time friend and supporter of the College.  “Mr. McQuiston is a prominent business leader and a dedicated civic and community worker in Seminole.  He is a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the SSC Educational Foundation, a former ‘Citizen of the Year,’ and a decorated combat veteran.  We appreciate Governor Fallin making such a fine appointment, and Senator Paddack for carrying his nomination.  We believe he will be a great addition to the Board and look forward to working with him for the betterment of Seminole State College,” he said.
McQuiston is a native of Alpine, Texas and graduated from Frankston High School.  He attended the University of Texas where he graduated Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  McQuiston also served in the United States Navy during Desert Storm. During his military career, he was honored for his service with numerous medals and awards.
 McQuiston is an active civic leader in the Seminole community and serves on various committees and boards. He was named the “2010 Citizen of the Year” by the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. McQuiston currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.  He has also served on boards and done extensive volunteer work on behalf of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the “Citizens Caring for Children” organization.
McQuiston and his wife Melissa have two children, son Gage and daughter Macy. They make their home in Ada.
At his Senate confirmation hearing, McQuiston thanked Governor Fallin and Senator Paddack for their confidence in making and supporting his nomination. “I am honored to be nominated for this position, and to have the opportunity to continue my service to Seminole State College.  I look forward to working with the other Regents and Dr. Utterback,” he said.
Members of the Seminole State College Board of Regents are appointed by the Governor for seven-year terms. The Regents serve as the College’s governing body and have the supervision and management responsibilities for the College.

Other members of the Board, listed by order of appointment include: Leesa Adams of Shawnee, Marci Donaho of Seminole, Karen James of Seminole, Curtis Morgan of Seminole, Bryan Cain of Wewoka and Ryan Franklin of Shawnee.




May 12, 2015

SSC Offers Kids Camp Summer Program

Seminole State College is offering Kids Camp, a variety of summer activities scheduled throughout the summer.  The two-week camps will run June 1 through July 30, Monday through Thursday and will focus on a selection of kid-friendly learning activities.

June camps include “Clay Camp,” “Lego Camp” and “Minecraft Camp.” July camps focus on “Reading Camp,” “Introduction to Water Skills,” “Fundamental Aquatic Skills,” “Swim Stroke Development Skills,” “Swim Stroke Refinement Skills” and “Parent/Child Aquatics.” 

“Clay Camp” is a pottery program offering a hands-on experience for children 7 and above. Kids will learn to shape clay into pinch pots, build unique coil vessels and decorate and glaze clay among other ceramic techniques.  Clay camp will run June 1 through June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The cost is $79 and the class will be taught by Linda Qualls.

“Lego Camp” is designed for kids who like to create, build and discover using building sets. This camp is ideal for children in grades first through fourth. This camp offers project-based educational play designed to teach principles of math, science, physics, problem solving, critical thinking, fine motor skills, social cooperation and imaginative play. Lego camp will run June 1 through June 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $79 and the class will be taught by Colette McClure.

“Minecraft Camp” encourages campers to create, problem solve, work together as a team. This camp is designed to help students gain appreciation for math and science and use creativity and social skills. Both newcomers and experienced Minecraft players are welcome to participate. Minecraft camp will run June 1 through June 11 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will cost $79. The class will be taught by Colette McClure.

“Reading Camp” is designed for students in grades first through third, or older readers who may need extra practice developing reading skills. Reading camp will place emphasis on reading comprehension by using a combination of children’s literature, concentration exercises, hands-on experiences, and research-based strategies. Campers will practice phonics, word attack skills, sight words. Reading camp will run July 6 through July 16 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost for the course is $79 and the instructor will be Tamee Daniel.

“Learn to Swim” covers a variety of swim levels.  “Introduction to Water Skills,” “Fundamental Aquatic Skills,” “Swim Stroke Development Skills,” “Swim Stroke Refinement” and “Parent/Child Aquatics” are scheduled for July 6 -16; and July 20-July 30.  Lessons are offered from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in 45 minute slots.  Students are assigned a class time depending on their individual swim skill level.  The swimming lessons will be taught by Dawn Prater, a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.  Cost of the course is $59 per student.  The class takes place in the indoor Olympic-size swimming pool at SSC’s natatorium in the Raymond Harber Field House. The climate-controlled, indoor facility allows instruction regardless of the outside weather conditions and without the dangers of overexposure to the sun.

Registration for Kids Camp is currently open.  Those interested are encouraged to call Carol Hartman, Business and Training Coordinator at (405) 382-9246 or Lana Reynolds at (405) 382-9218.  Participants can also enroll by calling or stoping by the College’s Office of Admissions in the Walkingstick Student Services Center located just off Highway 9 on the south side of campus. The Admissions Office can be reached by calling 405-382-9230.