SSC Set to Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Seminole State College will hold its’ 87th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 8, for students completing coursework requirements for their degree programs. Due to the Campus’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional Commencement Exercises scheduled in the Raymond Harber Field House on the campus of Seminole State College have been cancelled. Instead, the graduation ceremony will be held virtually at the original time of 10:30 a.m. on the College’s website, sscok.edu. Continue reading “SSC Set to Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremony”

SSC Recognizes Outstanding Social Sciences Student

Seminole State College sophomore Taryn Washburn, of Shawnee, was recently named the Outstanding Social Sciences 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 Social Sciences Student”

SSC Bids Farewell to Vice President for Fiscal Affairs

Seminole State College Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Tony Crouch started his final day at the College April 24 with farewell gifts – including a book of photos and good wishes from his colleagues and friends in the community. Crouch has accepted an administrative position at a four-year private college in Kansas. Crouch began working at SSC in March of 2018. His career spans more than 20 years in higher education.

“It has been a great experience for me, and the comment book will be treasured.  Your words are the most powerful gift I can receive,” Crouch said. Continue reading “SSC Bids Farewell to Vice President for Fiscal Affairs”

Crusaders in the Community

Group of people standing in a gym receiving an award.

Seminole State College Basketball Head Coach Don Tuley honored the Seminole County Ministerial Alliance with the Crusaders in the Community Award at halftime during the men’s basketball game on Feb. 27 at the Raymond Harber Field House. The award was established three years ago to honor local African Americans making a difference. The award is given during Black History Month each year. The Ministerial Alliance was selected for its commitment to fundraising in an effort to provide scholarships to SSC students. Pictured (l-r) Coach Tuley, Reginald Woods, Calissa Woods, Marilyn Guient, Willie Guient, Wilma Berry, Regina Robison, John Berry, Shelly Brown, Darrell Brown, Reginald Wright and Frank Washington.

A Season of Giving

The Seminole State College Leadership Development Class recently donated 30 personal hygiene bags to the college’s food pantry on campus.  Each bag included a toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap and deodorant. In addition, the group donated over 50 containers of toilet paper and boxes of tissue along with 9 dozen packages of canned meat, macaroni and cheese and noodles. “This is such an important project because it provides vital food and other supplies to those in our campus community faced with challenging times.  It is a great opportunity for our students specifically to see how these contributions impact the lives of their peers,” said Marta Osby, SSC Professor of History. If you are interested in giving to the SSC food pantry or volunteering, you may contact Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Bill Knowles at b.knowles@sscok.edu or 405-382-9272.

SSC Selects Longtime Employee to Serve as Interim Vice President

The Seminole State College Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Linda Goeller to the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at a special meeting on Nov. 12.

           Dr. Goeller is in her 11th year at the College, where she has served as a Division Chair in the past and most recently as a Professor of Mathematics and Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness.

Dr. Linda Goeller

           Dr. Goeller earned her doctorate in Professional Studies/Mathematics Education from Oklahoma State University, her master’s in Mathematics Education from Northeastern State University, and her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

           She has served on a number of Faculty Senate and Mathematics Division committees. She also has served as the co-chair of the Oklahoma State Regents Higher Education Mathematics Task Force.

           Last April, Dr. Goeller was selected to receive the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award at the 2019 American Association of Community Colleges annual convention in Orlando, Florida. The award is given nationally to individuals who demonstrate a passion for classroom learning, show a willingness to support students both inside and outside of the classroom, and go above and beyond what is required to ensure the academic success of their students.

           She is also active in the community of Seminole. She is a graduate of Leadership Seminole, a member of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer with the Seminole Humane Society, and currently serves as President of the Seminole Rotary Club. She and her husband Mark are active members of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

           “We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Goeller’s caliber willing to step into this role at such a critical time. I believe she will bring expertise, excitement and integrity to this office,” President Lana Reynolds said.

           The previous Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Larry Guerrero notified the College of his intention to resign his position due to personal reasons in early November.             Board members in attendance were Curtis Morgan, Ryan Franklin, Kim Hyden, Paige Sherry and Marci Donaho. The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Groundbreaking for New SSC Sports Complex Draws Large Crowd

Shovels in Dirt

The Seminole State College Educational Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on campus for the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex on Nov. 7 at the Utterback Ballroom located within the Enoch Kelly Haney Center. More than 250 people were in attendance at the event.

The first phase of the complex will include a Trojan baseball stadium and field, training facility, lighting, artificial turf, area landscaping, site dirt preparation, restrooms, snack bar, press box, parking, and a youth multi-use field that can be used for baseball, softball or soccer. Continue reading “Groundbreaking for New SSC Sports Complex Draws Large Crowd”

Denmark Students Visit Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum

He Shoots! He Scores!

Denmark students Nichlas Bentzon, Simon Kristensen and Lasse Kristensen, who are participating in an educational exchange program with Seminole State College, visit the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole on Tuesday. The students toured the museum and stopped to play at the WaterWorks exhibit. 

Blowing Bubbles

Visiting Denmark student Emma Egholm explores the bubble station during a visit to the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum this week.