Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class students met with Jane Jayroe Gamble, a third generation Oklahoman and a former Miss America. Gamble was the featured speaker during the Seminole Chamber of Commerce monthly forum on April 11. Gamble held a career in broadcast journalism for 17 years as a prime time news anchor in Oklahoma City and Dallas Fort Worth. She is also the author of several inspirational books – her most recent titled Practice: Unleashing the Power of Faith. Gamble visited with the students and described her journey to becoming Miss America as a girl from a small Oklahoma town. She encouraged them to not give up on their dreams and that almost anything is obtainable if you are willing to put forth effort and hard work.
“You get in the truck. You hear the sirens. Cars are getting out of the way,” Randi Bray said, describing one of the first times she responded to a call for the Wetumka Fire Department. “It’s a kind of scary that forces you to focus, to be aware, and try your hardest to help those in need.” Continue reading “SSC Student Adds Firefighter and Published Poet to her Résumé”
Fifty Seminole State College students were inducted into the Alpha Theta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges at the Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Center on March 13. Continue reading “SSC Honor Society Inducts New Members”
National Weather Center
The Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class traveled to Norman on March 12 to visit the National Weather Center. During their visit, the SSC students toured the multi-level facility and saw storm vehicles, equipment and other technology used out in the field and at the center to predict and track the weather. While there, they also learned about the OU School of Meteorology and the types of jobs available with a major in that field of study.
Science on a Sphere
PLC student Hannah Lay of Earlsboro pretends to balance the “Science on a Sphere”– a 6-foot-diameter hollow fiberglass sphere located inside the atrium of the National Weather Center in Norman. A popular feature of the sphere is showing a month of weather in motion within just a few minutes.
Seminole State College Art Club students visited the studio of professional ceramicist Paul Pfrehm recently to learn his process of horse hair raku ceramic firing. Pfrehm, an artist who has a working ceramic studio in Seminole, has shown his artwork in six different galleries in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Continue reading “SSC Art Club Visits Local Accomplished Artist”
Missiles and Maintenance
Seminole State College female campus housing residents attended a presentation on healthy relationships at the Enoch Kelly Haney Center recently. Darian Towner—who serves as a Prevention Specialist for House of Hope, a family violence program located in Shawnee—spoke to SSC students about red flags and establishing healthy boundaries.
The Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class traveled to the Oklahoma History Museum in Oklahoma City on Jan. 31, where they explored exhibits featuring Oklahoma’s unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage, and more. Following their museum tour, the group watched the move “On the Basis of Sex,” an American biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her fight for equal rights. Continue reading “PLC visit Oklahoma History Museum”
At their meeting on Dec. 13, the Seminole State College Board of Regents approved a contract to replace the College’s telephone system and a revision to the employee tuition reimbursement policy. Continue reading “SSC Regents Convene for December Meeting”
Seminole State College placed second in Oklahoma Campus Compact’s annual Voter Registration Contest in the “Democracy” category. Over the 19-week contest period, SSC registered six percent of its student body. A total of 3,244 students at 21 institutions registered to vote during the contest.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recognized the eight contest winners at their meeting on Dec. 6 in Oklahoma City. Continue reading “SSC Places Second in Voter Registration Contest”