Three Seminole State College students and three area high school seniors were recognized at the All-Oklahoma Academic Team and Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Presidents’ Tuition Waiver Awards Ceremony on March 28 at the Oklahoma State Capitol.Continue reading “SSC Students Honored at Statewide Awards Ceremony”
SSC Interscholastic Meet Winners Announced
Students from 31 schools across the state competed in Seminole State College’s 49th annual Interscholastic Meet on March 23. Nearly 700 students attended the event.
Individual entries were separated into two divisions. Division I was composed of students from schools classified as 3A, 4A and 5A. Students from 2A and A class schools competed in Division II.
Exams were administered to students in 12 different subject areas during morning and early-afternoon testing sessions. Four art categories were offered as well: sculpture, painting, drawing and best in show. The top three winners within each subject were awarded medals.
A trophy was awarded to the top school in each division based on accumulation of points and medal placing. Preston High School was the winner of the Division I trophy. This year the runner-up was Plainview High School. In Division II, there was an one-point difference between first and second, with Allen High School taking the Division II trophy and Liberty Academy claiming runner-up.Continue reading “SSC Interscholastic Meet Winners Announced”
SSC Honor Society Inducts New Members
Twelve Seminole State College students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges on March 22.
Students were selected based on their scholarship, leadership and commitment to the community. The chapter facilitates leadership and scholarship opportunities for its members and organizes campus and community service activities.Continue reading “SSC Honor Society Inducts New Members”
SSC to Host Osage Language Workshop
Seminole State College will host an Osage language workshop every Wednesday from March 29 to April 19. Sessions will take place in room 104 of the Boren Library from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Braxton Redeagle, the Director of the Osage Nation language department, will lead the workshop. He previously taught Osage I and Osage II for a world language credit in Skiatook and Hominy High Schools as a certified teacher.
He grew up in Pawhuska and is a member of the Waxakolin committee for the Inlonshka dances. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he was an active member of the Society of Native American Gentlemen and various other organizations that promote academics, health, culture and fellowship for students.
“The history, culture, and worldview captured by the language are unique in many respects, which leads to unique stories, expressions and terminology,” Redeagle said. “However, the language follows common linguistic principles and has features seen in languages all over the world, including multiple cognate languages that are mutually intelligible to various degrees.”
The workshop is made possible through a partnership between SSC’s Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program, SSC’s Business and Industry department and the Osage Nation.
To sign up for the workshop, visit sscok.edu and select Community and On-Demand Courses from the Academics tab. For more information contact NASNTI Engagement Specialist Kay Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-382-9646.
SSC Trojans Player Welcomes Family and Friends from Netherlands
Seminole State College freshman pitcher Gio DeGraauw, of Hilversum, Netherlands, was reunited with his father, uncle and two family friends this week. His biggest fans made the long trip to watch a few games in person and experience the sights and sounds of Oklahoma. The group posed for a photo following the Trojan baseball team’s 14-4 victory over Cowley County Community College of Arkansas City, Kansas on March 21. Pictured (left to right): Wynand DeGraauw, Gio’s uncle; Henk Rosendal, family friend; Gio DeGraauw; Edwin DeGraauw, Gio’s father; and Harald Bartleds, family friend.
SSC to Host Workshop for Area Counselors and Administrators
Seminole State College will host a free workshop for high school counselors, principals and superintendents, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on March 29 at the Enoch Kelly Haney Center. Chair of the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education Mike Turpen will be the featured speaker.
The event will open with a buffet breakfast and a welcome message from SSC President Lana Reynolds.
At 9:00 a.m., Oklahoma College Assistance Program Student Portal Coordinator Theresa Shaklee will discuss the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). Then SSC’s Director of Advisement and Recruitment Britney Honsinger will provide an overview on concurrent enrollment for high school students.
Turpen will deliver the keynote titled “Seven Reasons Why Being a High School Counselor Is the Best Job in the Whole World” at 10:30 a.m. Turpen served as Attorney General of Oklahoma from 1983-1987. He is currently a member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and is a co-host on the KFOR-TV political news show Flashpoint.
The event will conclude with an informational panel moderated by SSC Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Bill Knowles. Discussions about academic placement and remediation will
be led by Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Amanda Estey and Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Returning Student Advisor Wendy Rich. Registrar Sheila Morris will provide an overview on transcripts and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Melanie Rinehart and Director of Financial Aid Edie Cathey will present on financial aid and resources for payment.
Certificates of completion are awarded for staff development upon request. To request registration information, email Director of Advisement and Recruitment Britney Honsinger at email@example.com or call 405-382-9751.
SSC Nursing Students Present at Wewoka High School
Seminole State College nursing students recently visited Wewoka High School to present to students about general wellness and personal care. This was an opportunity for the nursing students to practice the skills involved with educating the public.
“This can be a hard skill to master and teaching in a public setting can be very scary. Being able to teach in a variety of settings, including schools is important for nurses to learn,” Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Ann Benson said. “We are so appreciative of Wewoka Public Schools and School Counselor Randi Bellinger for allowing us to come.”
Each high school student in attendance was provided a goodie bag of wellness items from the nursing students.
SSC Professor to Read from Published Works at Campus Event
Seminole State College will host a reading by Assistant Professor of English Paul Juhasz on March 21, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Virtual Learning Lounge within the Boren Library. During the reading, he will read from his most recent collection of poetry and from an upcoming collection of short stories.Continue reading “SSC Professor to Read from Published Works at Campus Event”
SSC President’s Leadership Class Tours Okla. Bureau of Narcotics
The Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class toured the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in Oklahoma City on March 9. Mark Woodward (left), OBN Public Information and Education Officer, and Agent Anthony Moore (right) spoke with the students about a wide array of activities the OBN tackles, including the monitoring of marijuana grow operations in the state, safe disposal of prescription and illegal substances, as well as various training for officers within OBN.
Agent Shaun Manes (left) demonstrated how OBN utilizes drones in investigations. PLC students also learned about the K9 program and heard from OBN Director Donnie Anderson, OBN Agents Anthony Moore, Dallas Lang, Attorney General Office Agents Christopher Culbreath and Brent Green.
SSC Professors Judge TAOS History Fair
Seminole State College History Professors Jeffrey Christiansen and Marta Osby volunteered their time to judge the first History Fair held by The Academy of Seminole (TAOS) on March 7.
The two judges scored 55 different exhibits and read and scored 34 research papers. The event was overseen by Kyle Moore, who organized the event and serves as history instructor at the Academy.
“Our history fair was a smashing success, and we could not have done this without their help. I cannot thank them enough for their generosity and expertise. Marta and Jeffrey went above and beyond for us,” Moore said.
The students were judged according to their grades with winners for each grade along with an overall “Grand” winner. The categories of different types of submissions included exhibits, research papers, websites, and documentaries. The subject of the fair was “Civil Rights and Minorities’ Contributions to Society.” Two other SSC history faculty members, Dr. Steve Bolin and Division Chair Sam Rivera, also supported the event and scored a portion of the papers.