SSC Belles Basketball Celebrates 50th Season

By Jentry Holt

Tradition, loyalty, pride, success and family – these are just a few words surrounding the history of Seminole State College’s Belles. In 1971, the Blue Bell sewing plant donated $10,000 to start a women’s basketball program at then Seminole Junior College. This was one year before Title IX was mandated, ensuring young women the right to participate in collegiate athletics. This revolutionary act set in motion a program that would change lives for years to come.

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SSC President’s Leadership Class Registers Students to Vote

PLC student registers students to vote.

Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class helped students register to vote in honor of National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22. PLC students set up six tables across campus, encouraged their peers to participate in the upcoming election and gave away t-shirts to anyone who registered. (Pictured) Jenna Harrison, of Shawnee, guided students through the process at her station in Tanner Hall.

SSC President’s Leadership Class Attends Voter Engagement Event

Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class attended a voter engagement event held in the Utterback Ballroom on campus Sept. 17. The event featured a pre-recorded interview with U.S. Congresswoman Kendra Horn, a pre-recorded video from State Regent and former State Attorney General Mike Turpen and a virtual panel discussion featuring State Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborn, State Senator Zack Taylor (District 28) and State Representative Jason Dunnington (District 88). Continue reading “SSC President’s Leadership Class Attends Voter Engagement Event”

SSC GEAR UP Program Completes Year in Review

The Seminole State College Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (SSC GEAR UP) recently completed their 2019-20 year in review analysis. Each year the year in review coincides with National GEAR UP Week. National GEAR UP Week highlights significant achievements in each GEAR UP program throughout the United States.  The SSC GEAR UP grant serves 10 school districts, Asher, Holdenville, Konawa, Maud, Okemah, Prague, Seminole, Varnum, Wetumka and Wewoka. Of the 1,000 students served, 600 students and parents opted in to receive timely text messages about post-secondary education, Oklahoma’s Promise scholarships, and preparation options. There were 160 parent or guardian personal contacts with GEAR UP staff members about academics through parent-teacher conferences at participating schools. Continue reading “SSC GEAR UP Program Completes Year in Review”

SSC PLC Visits St. Crispin’s Conference Center

Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class students completed teambuilding exercises at St. Crispin’s Conference Center on Sept. 3. The students participated in puzzle solving, group jump rope activities, rock climbing and swinging. SSC President Lana Reynolds said, “We’re so grateful that St. Crispin’s Lodge accommodated our group and gave our students an opportunity to get outside, have fun and learn valuable lessons about working together.” Continue reading “SSC PLC Visits St. Crispin’s Conference Center”