Santa’s Workshop

Seminole State College student-athletes and coaches volunteered their time on Dec. 3 to wrap over 650 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.

SSC’s Night at the Lights a Success

Seminole State College hosted its annual “SSC Night at the Lights” event Dec. 2 at Magnolia Park in Seminole. Local families enjoyed the community Snowman Wonderland Light Display, as well as 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.

SSC softball player Alli Grove creates holiday crafts with Isaac Little at the “SSC Night at the Lights” event on Dec. 2 inside the Reynolds Wellness Center.

SSC soccer players Aubrey Adams, Kaymon Thomas and Abby Qualls show off their Christmas stocking designs at the “SSC Night at the Lights” event.

CElliot Belle Ross, daughter of SSC Campus Police Chief Louis Ross, enjoys creating a holiday craft.

Land Clearing Begins at Future Site of SSC Sports Complex

Land clearing began Nov. 25 at the future site of the Seminole State College Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex. The site is located approximately half of a mile west of the SSC campus on Highway 9, adjacent to the new Seminole High School. Seminole County Commissioner, District II, Tim Porter (left) and Equipment Operator Robert Moon lent a hand in clearing trees and vegetation on the site. Continue reading “Land Clearing Begins at Future Site of SSC Sports Complex”

First United Bank of Seminole and Area Schools Make Donation to SSC Food Bank

First United Bank recently sponsored a food drive contest for area schools to benefit the Seminole State College Food Pantry. Classes at the Academy of Seminole, Wilson Elementary, New Lima, Strother and Varnum competed for the prize of a pizza party provided by First United Bank. A winning class was selected at each school. The classes donated hundreds of food items. The end result was so large that Seminole Chemical and Supplies lent a truck and a couple of employees volunteered to help transport the goods. The donations were dropped off Nov. 22. SSC Student Government Association President Tijah Johnson (left), Director of the Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry Bryon Gates (middle) and First United Bank of Seminole Loan Assistant Brent Hoskison stand beside the food items donated to the SSC Food Pantry by area schools.

PLC Tour Braum’s Bakery & Processing Plant

The Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class traveled to Tuttle, Oklahoma on November 19 to tour the Braum’s Bakery and Processing Plant. PLC students Trevor Martin of Owasso, Creed Watkins of Duncan, Kandyce Davidson of Wewoka, Channing Wortham of Shawnee and Tiffany Maxey of Catoosa stop for a photo after learning how cookies, ice cream cones and bread are made and packaged at the bakery.

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A Season of Giving

The Seminole State College Leadership Development Class recently donated 30 personal hygiene bags to the college’s food pantry on campus.  Each bag included a toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap and deodorant. In addition, the group donated over 50 containers of toilet paper and boxes of tissue along with 9 dozen packages of canned meat, macaroni and cheese and noodles. “This is such an important project because it provides vital food and other supplies to those in our campus community faced with challenging times.  It is a great opportunity for our students specifically to see how these contributions impact the lives of their peers,” said Marta Osby, SSC Professor of History. If you are interested in giving to the SSC food pantry or volunteering, you may contact Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Bill Knowles at or 405-382-9272.