SC Honor Society Inducts New Members

Thirty-four Seminole State College students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges on Oct. 5.

The induction ceremony was conducted virtually, utilizing Zoom video conference software.

Students were selected based on their scholarship, leadership and commitment to community. The chapter provides programs, organizes activities and encourages participation in community service projects.

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SSC Student Government Association Names New Officers

The Seminole State College Student Government Association has selected its officers for the 2020-2021 academic year. Pictured from left to right are Secretary Katelyn Nguyen, of Dustin; President Georgia Ledford, of Seminole; and Vice President Jenna Harrison, of Shawnee. The three officers were welcomed into their new roles at a luncheon on Oct. 11 with President Lana Reynolds.

SGA is dedicated to promoting the interests of the total student body by formulating and proposing ideas to the SSC administration. Financial Aid Specialist Caitlin Brown serves as the sponsor for the student organization.

SSC President’s Leadership Class Visits Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Center

Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class tour the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Center.

Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class toured the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Center and Aviary on Sept. 30. In addition to learning about the history of the Potawatomi people, PLC also viewed the eagles under the care of the CPN Aviary staff. The Aviary offers a permanent home for injured eagles that cannot be returned to the wild.

Bree Dunham, assistant manager of the CPN Aviary, shows PLC members an augur buzzard, a bird native to Africa.
Bree Dunham, assistant manager of the CPN Aviary, shows PLC members an augur buzzard, a bird native to Africa.

Career and College Transfer Fairs Held at SSC

ollege student Carysa Danker, of Byng, during a Career and Resource Fair held on SSC’s campus

Kayla Woody (left), a prevention specialist at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope speaks with Seminole State College student Carysa Danker, of Byng, during a Career and Resource Fair held on SSC’s campus. The Career Fair took place Oct. 5 and 6 and featured a wide array of employers and nonprofits who provide services locally. The event was organized in a partnership between the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and SSC Student Activities.

ock Wall

Caption: SSC student Kinnady Grabill, of Anadarko, climbs a rock wall at the Career and Resource Fair on Oct. 6. The rock wall was set up by the Army National Guard

Caption: SSC student Kinnady Grabill, of Anadarko, climbs a rock wall at the Career and Resource Fair on Oct. 6. The rock wall was set up by the Army National Guard

Patsy Spottedbird (left), a representative from Northeastern State University discusses the transfer process with Sierra Josselyn (center), of Seminole, and Ashlyn Tait (right), of Chanute, Kansas.

In addition to the Career and Resource Fair, SSC hosted a College Transfer Fair on Oct. 6. Twelve different universities and U.S. military recruiters had booths on campus. Pictured: Patsy Spottedbird (left), a representative from Northeastern State University discusses the transfer process with Sierra Josselyn (center), of Seminole, and Ashlyn Tait (right), of Chanute, Kansas.

Digital Photography Course to Be Offered at SSC

Seminole State College will offer a digital photography course on Saturday, Oct. 23. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 102 of the Enoch Kelly Haney Center. The course will break for one hour for lunch. The class will cover an introduction to photography skills, including lighting, composition, shooting in manual modes, photo correction and manipulation as well as editing for social media. This digital photography course is being offered through SSC’s Business and Industry program, which provides concentrated training on topics for entrepreneurs, those looking to strengthen a workplace skill and hobbyists.

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September Students of the Month Recognized at SSC

Five outstanding Seminole State College students were recently honored for the month of September. Each academic division selected one student to honor based on work ethic, academic standing and campus involvement. The students were awarded a certificate from the Academic Affairs Office, a gift certificate to use at the Student Union Grill and a special parking pass allowing them access to park in any spot on campus for a month.

September’s students of the month are: Rodney Ackerman of Holdenville – Language Arts and Humanities; Kegan Magee of Aurora, Texas – STEM; Sophie Augustin of Augsberg, Germany – Business and Education; Donna Rupe of Shawnee – Health Sciences; and Raedyn Pierce of Shawnee – Social Sciences.

SSC Student Gives Back

Pictured alongside Green are PTK Advisor and Associate Professor of Business Dr. Jeff Cheng (left) and President Lana Reynolds (rig

Seminole State College sophomore Dominic Green (center), of Shawnee, recently donated $3,500 to the SSC Educational Foundation to support projects of the College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society. In addition to providing funds for student fees associated with joining the national organization, he wanted to provide financial support to purchase holiday gifts for children through PTK’s Angel Tree project. Green said that when he was growing up, his family struggled with poverty, and he never forgot when he received Christmas presents through the Angel Tree program.

“I want to help people,” Green said. “I want to give back to the community now that I can.” Pictured alongside Green are PTK Advisor and Associate Professor of Business Dr. Jeff Cheng (left) and President Lana Reynolds (right).