SSC Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Seminole State College began its fall semester on Aug. 17. This marks the first time students have met for face-to-face instruction since March. As students arrived on campus, they were greeted by employees who provided free face coverings. The SSC Educational Foundation donated 1,500 masks for the academic year. Pictured: SSC STEM Student Support Services Advisor Kristen Bean (right) passes masks out to students.

Before the semester kicked off, employees and student workers rearranged classrooms for social distancing efforts and stocked sanitization supplies. Language Arts and Humanities Division student workers Maddie Watts (left) and Geoffrey Smith (right) helped prepare classrooms in Tanner Hall.

Assistant Professor of Agriculture Wendy Rich explains to her students how their course will utilize a hybrid learning model, blending online sessions with face-to-face sessions.

SSC Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-American Honors

SSC Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-American Honors

Forty-seven student-athletes and five athletic teams at Seminole State College have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievements this year by the National Junior College Athletic Association.  The NJCAA All-American Student Athlete Awards are divided into the three groups based on GPA – First Team requires a 4.0 GPA, Second Team requires a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99, and Third Team requires a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.

SSC student-athletes recognized as First Team are: Aubrey Adams ­– Soccer; Brett Biggs – Baseball; Bianca Coleman – Soccer; Tucker Dunlap – Baseball; Peyton Galyean – Golf; Seth Hopkins – Baseball; Bobbi Leitha – Softball; Sydney Martin – Softball; Trevor Martin – Baseball; Mia Meshell – Softball; Grant Murphey – Golf; Brayden Rodden – Baseball; Brock Rodden – Baseball; Jace Wallace – Basketball.

Student-athletes recognized as Second Team are: Lariah Allen – Volleyball; Isaac Bloomer – Baseball; Juni Ejere – Soccer; McKayla Franks – Softball; Taia Harris – Softball; Jason Houpt – Basketball; Matthew Kaiser – Baseball; Tiffany Maxey – Volleyball; Skylar McCord – Softball; Sunny Middleton – Volleyball; Madison Murphy – Volleyball; Jayden Smith – Basketball; Maddux Solomon – Baseball; Shelby Stevenson – Softball; Anthony Thomas – Basketball; and Conner Womack – Baseball.

Student-athletes recognized as Third Team are: Kirstyn Anderson – Volleyball; Dixie Anderson – Soccer; Charley Barnhart – Softball; Evan Barron – Baseball; Shianne Eddings – Softball; Shakyrah Gladness – Softball; Sierra Gordan – Basketball; Noah Grimett – Baseball; Shayla Harper – Softball; Kordell Jiles – Baseball; Rylee Keith – Softball; Anthony Kinser – Basketball; Taylor Rowley – Softball; Brett Russell – Baseball; Hailey Satterfield – Soccer; Jocee Sparks – Softball; and Creed Watkins – Baseball.  

The NJCAA has also recognized five SSC athletic teams for ending their seasons with a 3.0 GPA or above. Softball held a 3.59 GPA, volleyball held an overall team GPA of 3.53, the men’s Golf team held a 3.25 GPA, women’s Golf achieved a 3.15 GPA and the baseball team reached a 3.04 GPA.

SSC GEAR UP Students Selected for National Youth Leadership Summit

  The Seminole State College GEAR UP program was notified by the National Council for Community and Educational Partnerships (NCCEP) to select seven students and one alternate to attend the National Youth Leadership Summit (YLS). The YLS was set to take place in July and held in Washington DC. Students completed an application process, which included a parent permission form, submitting copies of academic transcripts, recommendations from school personnel and essays. The following students were selected: Brogan Culwell of Asher, Giulietta Cook of Konawa, Reiden Walker of Okemah, Benjamin Foster and Brooke Stanley of Prague, Madison Hinkle and Austyn White-Richards of Varnum, and Jackson Reid of Wetumka. Continue reading “SSC GEAR UP Students Selected for National Youth Leadership Summit”

Four Students Receive Don Gill Scholarship at SSC

Four students residing in Seminole County were recently awarded the Don Gill Scholarship at Seminole State College.

The four recipients are Britlee Morris of Wewoka, Hannah Potter of Seminole, Taegan Freeman of Seminole and Alexandra Newton of Seminole. Morris graduated from New Lima High School earlier this spring. Potter is a recent graduate of Varnum High School. Freeman and Newton are returning SSC students. Continue reading “Four Students Receive Don Gill Scholarship at SSC”

SSC Receives Ten-Year Accreditation

Seminole State College received official notification Monday from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of its “Reaffirmation of Accreditation” that will continue until 2029-2030. This ten-year accreditation was the result of a multi-year preparation of a self-study Assurance Review. The process culminated in a site visit by an HLC team in late February. Additionally, the accreditation announcement requires no mid-cycle reviews or special reports. No interim monitoring was recommended. Continue reading “SSC Receives Ten-Year Accreditation”

SSC Recognizes Outstanding Language Arts and Humanities Student

Seminole State College sophomore Connor Buchanan, of Seminole, was recently named the Outstanding Language Arts and Humanities Student for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Seminole State Educational Foundation honors one student from each of the College’s five divisions at its annual Spring Recognition Banquet. Due to restrictions on large gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event has been postponed, but each student will be recognized at a later date. Continue reading “SSC Recognizes Outstanding Language Arts and Humanities Student”