Honoring MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Seminole State College hosted a special MLK program on Jan. 16  featuring guest speaker Judge Tammy Kemp of the Texas 204th District Court. During her presentation, “My Journey to the Courtroom,” Judge Kemp discussed her path to becoming a judge and all of her experiences along the way. She recently presided over the controversial case of Amber Guyer, a former Dallas policewoman who was tried for the murder of Botham Jean. Judge Kemp is a native of Wewoka, Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma. After graduating law school, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General and an Assistant Secretary of State for the State of Oklahoma, before relocating to the Dallas area. Continue reading “Honoring MLK Day”

Fall Honor Roll Recognizes SSC Students

Seminole State College has released the names of honor roll students for the 2019 fall 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. Continue reading “Fall Honor Roll Recognizes SSC Students”

SSC Honors Veterans with Holiday Cheer Project

From Veterans Day until the end of the fall semester, SSC students, student athletes, faculty, staff and Administration signed thank you and holiday messages on festive cards and delivered the cards to veterans in the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. This year more than 100 cards were signed with notes of appreciation and cheer. SSC Professor of History Marta Osby (left) received a large number of cards gathered by Assistant Professor Sam Rivera (right) and his wife Stefanie (center).   Continue reading “SSC Honors Veterans with Holiday Cheer Project”

Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel

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 Business Stephen Brooks was honored as “Educator of the Month” and Language Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences Office Manager Tina Morris was honored as “Classified 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.

Brooks began at SSC in 2015 as an adjunct instructor and in 2018 he moved into his current position as an Assistant Professor in the Business and Education Division. Along with teaching, Brooks also serves as the coordinator for Business and Industry at SSC. In this role, he manages several programs, including the Student Bank Board and Kid’s on Campus Summer Camps.

“I greatly enjoy being a part of the SSC family and love that I am able to work with a diverse student population of all ages, life-experiences and backgrounds,” said Brooks.

He completed his bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, where he also earned his MBA.

Brooks and his wife Susan reside in Shawnee. In their spare time, they enjoy exercising and going to concerts and live plays. They also care for a small greenhouse in their backyard where they keep plants and flowers alive through the winter months.

Morris began at SSC in February of 2017 and currently serves as the Office Manager for the Language Arts and Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division. Previously, she worked in human resources for over 30 years with the Sac and Fox Nation.

In her current position, Morris oversees the daily operations of both divisions, including greeting visitors, helping students and managing a variety of administrative tasks. She also shares responsibility for the mailroom and switchboard. On campus, she is a member of the Classified Staff Association and serves on the WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) Evaluation Team for NASNTI.

Morris holds an Associate in Science degree from Seminole Jr. College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Gregory’s University. She resides in Stroud and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her spare time.  

SSC Board of Regents Convenes for December Meeting

The Seminole State College Board of Regents met Dec. 12 for their monthly meeting. The Board approved a resolution banning firearms on campus, approved a revision to a Board policy concerning accreditation, approved entering into an investment grade audit agreement with Energy Solutions Professionals and approved the academic calendar for 2020-2021. Continue reading “SSC Board of Regents Convenes for December Meeting”

SSC Hosts Appreciation Luncheon for the Seminole Pink Ladies

Seminole State College hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for members of the Seminole Pink Ladies hospital volunteer association on Wednesday. For decades, the group has provided scholarships for nursing students at the College. The event was attended by 35, including Pink Ladies and representatives of Alliance Health of Seminole and Seminole State College. Continue reading “SSC Hosts Appreciation Luncheon for the Seminole Pink Ladies”

Expected Graduates of SSC’s Nursing Program Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

Seminole State College held a pinning ceremony at the Kelly Haney Center on Dec. 6 for nursing students expected to meet degree requirements this semester. Due to the program’s rapid growth, this event marked the first time the College has hosted a pinning ceremony in the fall. The following students were eligible to complete degree requirements and are expected graduates: Desiray Abney of Earlsboro, Talon Coleman of Holdenville, Kimberly Condit of Tecumseh, Jessica Cook of Seminole, Sabrina Harvey of Seminole, Whitney Keltch of Seminole, Allison Lukacsko of Wewoka, Meagan Machado of Seminole, Kelsi Massie of Shawnee, Addison McDonald of Seminole, Kelsey Miller of Newalla, Monicah Nduati of Norman, Carolyn Quinn of Norman, Donny Skaggs of Maud, Bailee  Tucker of Okemah and Cindy Velasco of Ada. Continue reading “Expected Graduates of SSC’s Nursing Program Recognized at Pinning Ceremony”