Throughout the 1980s, faculty, staff and students at then Seminole “Junior” College participated in an annual spring ritual known as “Trojan Olympics.” Held the week prior to final exams, teams competed in such activities as tricycle races in the parking lots, food eating contests and canoe races on the campus pond.Continue reading “Old Fun and Games”
Seminole State College Student Activities hosted Fair Day on Sept. 22 in the courtyard just outside of the E.T. Dunlap Student Union. The event featured fair cuisine, such as cotton candy, popcorn, turkey legs and corn dogs, as well as several games for students to play, including inflatable axe throwing, basketball, ring toss and more.
SSC students Elijah Durham, of El Reno, and Uriah McPerryman, of Wetumka, enjoy an assortment of fair food during the event.
Melinda Sims, Director of Residential Life and Student Activities, joins in on the games at the Fair Day event on Sept. 22.
Seminole State College is offering COVID relief funds to students through an allocation of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III that is being provided by the U.S. Department of Education, as authorized by the American Rescue Plan.Continue reading “SSC Offers Another Round of COVID Relief Funds to Students”
The Seminole State College Educational Foundation hosted its 25th Annual Golf Tournament at the Jimmie Austin Golf Course in Seminole on Sept. 17. This year’s event raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships and campus capital projects. A total of 95 players, comprising 24 corporate teams, took to the links to show their support for the College.Continue reading “SSC Educational Foundation Hosts 25th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser”
In 1994, Seminole “Junior” College President Dr. Jim Cook came up with an idea to honor outstanding former students of the college with induction into an “Alumni Hall of Fame.” Members of the inaugural class, pictured left to right with Dr. Cook, are: long-time Varnum School Superintendent Eugene Warrenburg; retired SJC Reading Instructor Frances Warrenburg; former Wilson Elementary School Principal Bonnie Lee Grisso; former Seminole civic leader and business owner Neil Molleur; and former Trojan basketball player and NAIA National Championship Coach at Oklahoma City University Win Case. Since that time, 25 Annual banquets have been held recognizing over 70 additional honorees whose personal and professional accomplishments have brought pride to the institution.
Seminole State College will host its annual Constitution Day event on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Utterback Ballroom, located in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center. This year’s event will feature guest speaker John Guinn, the Oklahoma Convention of States Director. Attendees will also have the opportunity to register to vote at stations set up by the Student Government Association and the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Light refreshments will also be provided for attendees.Continue reading “SSC to Host Constitution Day Event”
Oklahoma Sen. Roger Thompson was recognized with 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Service Awards for Higher Education during today’s meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. He was honored for his support of higher education in his role as Chair of the Appropriations Committee, co-chair of the Committee on Pandemic Relief and as a member of the Finance and Rules committees.Continue reading “Sen. Roger Thompson Receives Higher Education Distinguished Service Awards”
Leaders of Seminole “Junior” College athletic programs pose with the College’s first President Elmer Tanner (center). Pictured from left to right, are long-time Athletic Director Dr. Thurman Edwards, Trojan Baseball Coach Lloyd Simmons, Belles Basketball Coach Dixie Woodall and Trojan Basketball Coach Jim Kerwin. Simmons, Woodall and Kerwin established many of the College’s records for wins, championships and producing outstanding athletes during the “golden age” of men’s and women’s sports in Oklahoma two-year colleges.
Seminole State College launched a telemedicine program for students and employees on Sept. 1. The College’s Board of Regents approved an agreement with SwiftMD on Aug. 26, based on recommendation from campus administrators. The agreement with SwiftMD was purchased through a consortium of Oklahoma two-year colleges.Continue reading “SSC Launches Telemedicine Program for Students and Employees”
Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class students completed teambuilding exercises at St. Crispin’s Conference Center on Aug. 31. The students participated in puzzle solving, group jump rope activities, rock climbing and swinging. PLC students pictured (left to right) are: Kegan Magee, of Aurora, Texas; Braeden Jones, of Oklahoma City; Brynna McAlvain, of Seminole; Anna Kelsey, of Tecumseh; and Erin Bronson, of Shawnee.