SSC Campus Then and Now

In 1969, Seminole Junior College – which had been operating as the 13th and 14th grades of the local high school and had held classes on the 3rd floor of that building – was required by the State to break away and become an independently governed college. The City of Seminole donated 40 acres of land at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 3 to begin construction on a dedicated site for then Seminole Junior College. In 1971, work was completed on the College’s first classroom and administration building, which would later be named Tanner Hall in honor of SJC’s first President Elmer Tanner.
In the 50 years since Tanner Hall was completed, Seminole State College seen an extensive expansion. Fourteen additional structures have been built on the original 40 acres, offering students academic, health, athletic and residential resources.

SSC Welcomes Students Back with Campus Activities

As students returned to campus for the beginning of the fall semester this week, Seminole State College hosted its annual Welcome Week, featuring activities and giveaways each day. On Tuesday, students were able to create their own street signs at a station just outside of the E.T. Dunlap Student Union.

Welcome Week continued with “Waffle Wednesday,” where students were treated to waffles on a stick with an assortment of toppings. Welcome Week programming also included caricature drawings, free movie nights at Strothers Cinema and snow cones from Kona Ice.

Learning about Campus

Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class students toured campus during their orientation on Aug. 13 and participated in a photo scavenger hunt. Jaycee Johnson, Prague; Frank Bourlon, Bethel; Anna Kelsey, Tecumseh; Cynthia Bui, Shawnee; and Erin Bronson, Shawnee snap a shot of the flagpole in front of the main classroom building – Tanner Hall. Classes began Monday with enrollment continuing through Friday, Aug. 20.