Two Seminole State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on Oct. 8. Assistant Professor of English Yasminda Choate was honored as “Faculty Member of the Month” and GEAR UP Office Manager Sherri Dykes as “Staff Member of the Month.” Continue reading “Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel”
Long-time Seminole civil servant Ed Lemmings has been named the Director of Physical Plant and Campus Safety at Seminole State College. Lemmings, who mostly recently worked as the Facility and Operations Manager at Seminole High School, will now monitor campus safety, oversee maintenance and custodial efforts, and help with projects related to COVID-19 responses at the College. Continue reading “Ed Lemmings Hired as New Director at SSC”
At their meeting on May 21, the Seminole State College Board of Regents appointed Dr. Linda Goeller as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and approved the holiday schedule for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The meeting was conducted using the Go-To-Meeting video-conferencing application. Continue reading “SSC Regents Appoint Goeller as Vice President for Academic Affairs”
Seminole State College recently recognized three employees for their campus leadership: Faculty Senate President Jeff Cheng, Classified Staff President Dana Denwalt and Professional Staff President Caitlin Brown. The employees were set to be honored at the Seminole State Educational Foundation’s annual Spring Recognition Banquet, but the event has been postponed due to restrictions on large gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “SSC Honors Three Campus Leaders”
Seminole State College recently recognized six employees for 20 years of service: Mechell Downey, Teresa Norman, Carol Parker, Tina Savage, Rita Story-Schell and Susan Shumaker. The employees were set to be honored at the Seminole State Educational Foundation’s annual Spring Recognition Banquet, but the event has been postponed due to restrictions on large gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “SSC Recognizes Employees for 20 Years of Service”
Seminole State College Assistant Professor of English Dr. Andrew Davis recently completed his doctoral program at Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Davis completed his PhD in English with an emphasis in Screen Studies from OSU in December. Continue reading “SSC Professor Completes Doctoral Program”
At their meeting on Feb. 20, the Seminole State College Board of Regents approved tenure for a faculty member and adopted a social media policy for the College.
During the President’s Report, Reynolds informed the Board about recent activities and events at the College.
With the first action item on the agenda, the Board approved tenure for Assistant Professor of Life Science Theran Hernandez. Hernandez was recommended for tenure by Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Linda Goeller. Hernandez began working for SSC in 2011 as part of the TRiO program and quickly thereafter transitioned to the role of coordinator for the Upward Bound Program. In 2012, she became an Educational Talent Search Advisor and also served as an adjunct instructor. She was hired as a full-time faculty member in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Langston University, a Master of Science from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Science from the University of Nebraska in Kearney. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Langston University.
The Board then approved the second action item on the agenda, a social media policy for the College. This policy was established to comply with Senate Bill 198, which passed during the 2019 Legislative Session. Senate Bill 198 requires all state agencies to adopt a social networking policy to discourage abusive or offensive online behavior by employees, on state time and using state resources.
SSC’s new policy reads, “All Seminole State College employees are discouraged from sharing content or creating comments on social media containing the following: obscene sexual content or links to obscene sexual content; abusive behavior and bullying language or tone; any unwelcomed discriminatory or harassing statements or images based on a protected characteristic that are so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s access to an educational opportunity or benefit; conduct or encouragement of illegal activity; and disclosure of information which an agency and its employees are required to keep confidential by law, regulation or internal policy.”
Board members present at the meeting were: Chair Curtis Morgan, Marci Donaho, Kim Hyden, Ray McQuiston and Paige Sherry.
The next meeting of the SSC Board of Regents is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Two Seminole State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on Feb. 13. Business and Education Instructor Dan Hill was honored as “Faculty Member of the Month” and Business Services Coordinator Melissa Marshall as “Staff Member of the Month.” Continue reading “Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel”
Seminole State College recently named Linda Brown as the Interim Nursing Program Director for the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters. Brown comes to the College through a partnership between SSC and SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee. Continue reading “SSC Hires Interim Nursing Program Director”
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”