SSC Students Attend Oklahoma Promise Day at State Capitol

Seven Seminole State College students attended Oklahoma Promise Day at the State Capitol on Feb. 20. Students had the opportunity to meet with legislators and state regents to discuss the scholarship program.

Since its inception in 1992, the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program has awarded college tuition scholarships to more than 100,000 students. To be eligible, students must apply during the eighth, ninth, tenth or 11th grade, and their family’s annual income must not exceed $60,000 when they apply. A student’s family income also must not exceed $100,000 each year the student is enrolled in college. Students must also meet academic and personal conduct requirements in high school.

SSC President’s Leadership Class Tours Greenwood District

Cepado Wilkins, Jr. (left), of Shawnee, and Sydney Winchester (right), of Prague, sit in a barbershop re-creation and listen to holographic actors describe life in Greenwood before violence broke out.
Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class toured Tulsa’s Greenwood District on March 24. During the tour, the group learned about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the deadliest act of racial violence in U.S. history. PLC students visited the Greenwood Rising Black Wall St. History Center. The center utilizes immersive storytelling techniques with holographic effects, environmental media and projection mapping. Pictured: Cepado Wilkins, Jr. (left), of Shawnee, and Sydney Winchester (right), of Prague, sit in a barbershop re-creation and listen to holographic actors describe life in Greenwood before violence broke out.
Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class pose for a photo in front of the 30-ft Black Wall St. mural located in Tulsa’s Greenwood District.
The PLC students also toured John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. The park was constructed following the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Lastly, students visited the 30-ft Black Wall St. mural created by Kansas City artist Donald “Scribe” Ross. The mural was painted in 2018 and depicts the districts rise and destruction. It is located on N. Greenwood Ave., adjacent to the Greenwood Cultural Center.

February Students of the Month Recognized at SSC

Five outstanding Seminole State College students were recently honored for the month of February. Each academic division selected one student to recognize based on work ethic, academic standing and campus involvement. The students were awarded a certificate from the Academic Affairs Office, a gift certificate to use at the Student Union Grill and a special parking pass allowing them access to park in any spot on campus for a month. Continue reading “February Students of the Month Recognized at SSC”

SSC Student Delivers Address at Higher Education Day

EDITOR’s NOTE: Seminole State College freshman Hailey Wallace, of Wellston, was one of four students representing colleges and universities across the state selected to speak at the 2022 Higher Education Day at the Capitol on Feb. 15. Wallace’s father, House Appropriations Chair Kevin Wallace, introduced her during the program held in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Chambers. Her speech is printed below:

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SSC Educational Foundation Trustees Tour Sports Complex

Several Trustees of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation toured the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex following their quarterly Board meeting on Feb. 16. The Trustees toured indoor facilities and the Trojan baseball field. Pictured in Center Field (left to right) are: Jim Hardin, Lance Wortham, Jeramy Rich, Doug Humphreys, Sue Snodgrass, Steve Degraffenreid, Suzanne Gilbert, Darren Frederick, David Wilson, Billy Norton, Rhonda McKee, John Hargrave, Haley Coates and Mark Schell.
Several Trustees of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation toured the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex following their quarterly Board meeting on Feb. 16. The Trustees toured indoor facilities and the Trojan baseball field. Pictured in Center Field (left to right) are: Jim Hardin, Lance Wortham, Jeramy Rich, Doug Humphreys, Sue Snodgrass, Steve Degraffenreid, Suzanne Gilbert, Darren Frederick, David Wilson, Billy Norton, Rhonda McKee, John Hargrave, Haley Coates and Mark Schell.
SSC President Emeritus Dr. Jim Utterback, who is overseeing the project, visits with Trustees during the tour. Construction continues on the complex, which includes a college baseball field, four youth baseball/softball fields, the Avedis Adaptive Field for persons with special needs and a soccer field. The SSC Educational Foundation is the owner and operator of the facility.
SSC President Emeritus Dr. Jim Utterback, who is overseeing the project, visits with Trustees during the tour. Construction continues on the complex, which includes a college baseball field, four youth baseball/softball fields, the Avedis Adaptive Field for persons with special needs and a soccer field. The SSC Educational Foundation is the owner and operator of the facility.