SSC Upward Bound Program Provides Meals to Students

Seminole State College’s Upward Bound chapter is providing meals to students enrolled in the program every week until July 2. Upward Bound coordinators Anna Skender, Amber Cooper, Ronnie Williamson and Matt Kappele deliver the meals to homes and local schools. The program has served meals to 250 participants.

Upward Bound student Jael Salceda (left) receives a sack lunch from SSC Upward Bound Coordinator Amber Cooper.
SSC Upward Bound Coordinator Ronnie Williamson (left) passes out meals to students Ashlynn McCoy (center) and Bethany Randall (right).

Former SSC Educational Foundation Board Trustee Appointed as New State Regent

Holdenville resident Jack Sherry has been appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt as a member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). His appointment was recently confirmed by the Senate, and he will be sworn in at the State Regents’ June 25 meeting. Sherry will serve a nine-year term that expires in May 2029, replacing Regent Toney Stricklin. Continue reading “Former SSC Educational Foundation Board Trustee Appointed as New State Regent”

PLC Meet State Banking Leader

Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class visited with Gene Rainbolt, a state banking leader and philanthropist, who served as the guest speaker at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum Luncheon on March 12.  Rainbolt is the founder of BancFirst, which since its beginnings in 1989 has become the largest state-chartered bank in Oklahoma with assets of $8.6 billion and offices in 58 communities.  The organization also owns Pegasus Bank which has three banking locations in Dallas, Texas.

SSC Art Department Receives Kiln Donation

The Art Department at Seminole State College was recently gifted a brand-new kiln for the college’s ceramics program. SSC student Sandra Ward of Seminole donated a new electric L & L Kiln to the college in an effort to help replace aging equipment. “The donation was met with enthusiasm and much appreciation. Our students are very thankful for the new kiln and are excited to be able to fire their pottery in the upcoming Fall 2020 semester,” said Assistant Professor of Art Angela Church.

SSC Delegation Attends Higher Ed Day

            Seminole State College student Kimberly Cotter spoke to state leaders during the “Higher Education Day” program at the Capitol in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 11. She, alongside students Ruth Herman, East Central University, and Natanya Hernandez, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, shared how higher education at Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities has positively impacted their lives. A large delegation of campus and community leaders representing Seminole State College attended. The event, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE), is held annually to demonstrate grassroots support for Higher Education funding. Continue reading “SSC Delegation Attends Higher Ed Day”

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”