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 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.

SSC to Open Food Pantry for Students This Fall

Seminole State College is preparing to open a food pantry for students this fall. The College is currently gathering non-perishable food items and monetary donations to ensure its inventory will meet student needs. 

In order to sustain the availability of food for students, SSC has partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. According to the Regional Food Bank, Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the United States. Continue reading “SSC to Open Food Pantry for Students This Fall”

Utterback Inducted into Hall of Fame

Seminole State College President Emeritus Dr. Jim Utterback was honored Saturday with induction into the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Utterback, who served as President of SSC from 1997 to 2017, received a bachelor’s degree from SWOSU in 1978 and a master’s in 1979. Utterback (far right) was recognized with five other former Southwestern students. Pictured left to right are: Thomas E. Weichel of Colony; Dr. Carl Hook of Norman; Dr. Gina Scott Ligon of Papillion, Nebraska; and Kelli Litsch of Weatherford. The late Jim Litsch of Thomas was posthumously inducted.