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 or call 405-382-9751.