SSC President’s Leadership Class Attends Chamber Forum

The Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class poses for a photo with Brent Kisling, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (center), following the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on Sept. 12. Kisling was this month’s featured speaker. He discussed attracting more businesses to Oklahoma and growing job sectors. Kisling was appointed to his position in January by Governor Kevin Stitt. Continue reading “SSC President’s Leadership Class Attends Chamber Forum”

Seminole Residents Make Major Donation to SSC Food Pantry

Seminole residents Bettie Conn and LaVere Bishop have stepped forward to assist Seminole State College with its efforts to establish a Food Pantry on campus.

Both ladies provided unsolicited major donations to support the pantry. Reynolds said Conn and Bishop have been long-time supporters of SSC – giving to numerous fund raising projects for many years. Continue reading “Seminole Residents Make Major Donation to SSC Food Pantry”

SSC to Host Constitution Day Event

Seminole State College will host its annual Constitution Day event on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center Lecture Hall.

The event will feature guest speaker Paul B. Smith, District Attorney for Seminole, Hughes and Pontotoc Counties. His presentation is entitled “Changing American Values; Creating Constitutional Conflicts Impacting Law Enforcement.” Students, faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to attend this free event.  

This activity is being organized by the Social Sciences Division, with help from Phi Theta Kappa and the Student Government Association. For more information, contact Social Sciences Vice Chair Jeffrey Christiansen at 405-382-9233 or

Holdenville Society of Painters and Sculptors Awards Scholarship to SSC Student

The Holdenville Society of Painters and Sculptors recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Seminole State College freshman Jaqueline Torres for her accomplishments in art while a senior at Holdenville High School. A pencil drawing by Torres was featured in the Holdenville Society of Painters art show in the spring of 2019. She enjoys working in ceramics and sketching. Torres is presently a business major at SSC with the goal of becoming an accountant one day.

SSC Hosts Blood Drive

The Seminole State College Student Government Association and the Oklahoma Blood Institute invited students, faculty and community members to participate in a blood drive on the College’s campus Sept. 5 and 6. Among the many participants, SSC Recruitment Specialist Britney Honsinger stopped by to donate at the Raymond Harber Field House during the event.

Funding the Food Pantry

Mitch Enos, Edward Jones Financial Advisor (center), and Courtney Jones, Director of Human Resources for Seminole State College (right), kicked off a community effort to support the College’s new campus Food Pantry, by presenting a check to SSC Vice President for Student Services Dr. Bill Knowles (left) to cover the first truck load of food from the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

The College is currently gathering non-perishable food items and monetary donations to support the pantry, which will open to students this fall.  SSC has launched a payroll deduction program, and during the first weeks of the fall semester, 50 employees have elected to donate from their earnings directly to the food pantry program. Tax deductible contributions to address food insecurity among students and their families may be made to the SSC Educational Foundation, and sent to P.O. Box 351, Seminole, OK  74818.