The Enterprising Women Foundation, the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women and Seminole State College hosted a mentoring forum for high school girls interested in STEM and entrepreneurial careers on Dec. 5 at the college’s Kelly Haney Center. The Young Enterprising Women Mentoring Forum featured sessions on financial literacy, business panels with women in leadership roles, a luncheon and one-on-one mentoring. Pictured (left to right): Family Medicine Physician Dr. Jenna Geolagan of the Seminole Clinic, Shawnee City Manager Andrea Weckmueller-Behringer and CEO of South Central Industries Tina Hanna served as panelists at the event.
High school girls from Earlsboro, Holdenville, Macomb, Meeker, Prague, Seminole, The Academy of Seminole, Shawnee and Stroud attended the event to learn more about job opportunities in STEM, guidance one entrepreneurship and information on financial literacy.
FireLake Golf Course recently donated a Kubota RV 900 utility vehicle to the Seminole State College golf program. The vehicle will be used to pick up balls on the driving range for the men’s and women’s golf teams. “We want to thank FireLake Golf Director Chris Chesser for this generous donation. This vehicle will be a great asset to our teams,” SSC Golf Head Coach Ronnie Williamson said. FireLake Golf Course is an enterprise of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a sovereign tribal nation located just outside of Shawnee.
Seminole State College hosted its annual Night at the Lights event on Dec. 4 at the Reynolds Wellness Center in Seminole. Local families enjoyed the community Snowman Wonderland light display, as well as cookies and hot chocolate provided by the College. Dozens of SSC students manned crafting stations, helping children create crafts.
Seminole State College will host its annual Night at the Lights on Monday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Wellness Center. The event is free and open to the public. Guests may enjoy making holiday crafts with SSC students, taking in the “Snowman Wonderland” light display in Magnolia Park and meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Representatives of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class met with Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall on Nov. 9 prior to his presentation at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce November Forum. The students presented the Speaker with some gifts from the College and spoke with him about their future plans. Pictured (left to right) are Daylan Saxon, Seminole freshman; Sutton Titsworth, Bristow freshman; Alex Harper, Coweta sophomore; Speaker McCall; and Ryan Carlisle, Arapaho sophomore.
Seminole State College Women’s Soccer Head Coach Dan Hill thanks attendees at a send-off event on Nov. 10 in the E.T. Dunlap Student Union. SSC students, employees, community supporters, family and friends lined the walls of the union to wish the team well as they head to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament at the Stryker Sports Complex in Wichita, Kansas. In their first matchup of the tournament, the Trojans will face Cowley Community College on Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m.
Prior to the event, soccer supporters Ernie Willis (left) and Mark Schell (right) signed a banner encouraging the team.
Goodie bags were provided by the Student Government Association and Seminole Social’s Sarah Contreras (pictured left) provided nutritional beverages to the team.
The women’s soccer team poses in front of the bus before making their departure. The team enters the tournament as the second seed. This marks their fifth consecutive year to compete in the national tournament.
As the team departed, the bus busted through the banner as the crowd cheered.
Speaker Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives Kyle Hilbert (R-Bristow) visited the Seminole State College campus on Oct. 26. During his tour, the legislator stopped in on a nursing class in the Haney Center.
Rep. Hilbert also met with SSC students who were hosting a business skills seminar for area high school students.
SSC Rural Business Resources Center Director Danny Morgan and Rep. Hilbert then toured the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex.
Hundreds of little ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses visited Seminole State College to load up on candy Oct. 26 for the College’s annual Trick or Treat Trail event.
Trick-or-treaters walked along the walking path in Henderson Park as faculty, staff and student organizations passed out candy.
Online Degree Office Navigator Caitlin Brown (left) and Coordinator of Distance Education Laura Votaw (right), dressed as the duo of coffee and doughnuts, greeted costumed visitors and passed out candy at the event.
Seminole State College student organizations and offices will host its annual Trick or Treat Trail event on Thursday, Oct. 26, in Henderson Park on campus. Stations will be set up by students and employees to pass out candy between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the walking trail surrounding campus ponds.
The event is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and visit the various stations.
Trick or Treat Trail is coordinated by the college’s Student Life office and organized by Director of Residential Life and Student Activities Melinda Sims. For more information, contact Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds gathered in SSC’s Jeff Johnston auditorium to hear Grann present on his work.Prior to his presentation, Grann met with SSC faculty and students at a reception in the Boren Library.“Killers of the Flower Moon” author David Grann presents on his writing and research at Seminole State College on Sept. 21.Grann (right) autographs a copy of his nonfiction novel for SSC Student Government President Benjamin Parker (left).SSC President Lana Reynolds (left), Grann (center) and Seminole Nation Chief Lewis Johnson pose for a photo following the event.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” author David Grann presented his research and writing process to a capacity crowd inside Seminole State College’s Jeff Johnston Auditorium on Sept. 21. The event was sponsored by the Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions federal grant program. Students, employees, tribal leaders and community members listened as the writer spoke about the journey of crafting the book, which began with a tip from a historian friend about the Osage Nation Museum.