President Reynolds Reads to Local Students

President Reynolds and group of Children

Seminole State College President Lana Reynolds was one of several community guest readers to visit Wilson Elementary School last week. President Reynolds stopped by Mrs. Sonia Scott’s third grade class to read “If I Ran the Zoo” by Dr. Seuss as part of the national birthday celebration of the children’s book author.

PLC Visit Army Ammunition Plant

Missiles and Maintenance

PLC sophomore student Triniti House  shoulders an inert Stinger surface-to-air missile (SAM) launcher
PLC sophomore student Triniti House of Holdenville shoulders an inert Stinger surface-to-air missile (SAM) launcher during SSC’s visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) Feb. 26. The group received a MCAAP command brief and toured the missile maintenance facility and the explosive laboratory.
(MCAAP photo by Gideon Rogers)

Bombs Away!

PLC Pose in front of MOAB Bomb
Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class and their trip sponsors pose with the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) during a tour of the facility last week. The MOAB, commonly known as the “Mother of All Bombs,” is the featured attraction at the entrance to the 45,000-acre facility. Fifteen of the massive bombs were produced in McAlester in 2003 in support of the “shock and awe” effort during the Iraq War. The McAlester plant is the premier bomb loading facility and the largest conventional munitions storage facility in the Department of Defense.
(MCAAP photo by Jason Dershem)

Hanan Attends Nigh Leadership Academy

Area Seminole State College student McKenna Hanan of Seminole, Okla. recently attended the Nigh Institute Leadership Academy held in Oklahoma City.

Hanan received a George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarship this year through the Nigh Institute program funded by the Oklahoma Legislature. During the leadership academy, students visited with members of the House of Representatives and the Senate and attended sessions concerning Oklahoma’s local government, government relations, the national election, public policy and Oklahoma’s economic future. Continue reading “Hanan Attends Nigh Leadership Academy”

SSC Regents Convene and Grant Emeritus Status to Five Former Employees

The Seminole State College Board of Regents convened Feb. 21 for their monthly meeting. The Board awarded emeritus status to five former employees, approved a program modification to the Business Technology Associate in Applied Science and approved the resignation of Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tom Mills. Continue reading “SSC Regents Convene and Grant Emeritus Status to Five Former Employees”

SSC Emeritus Status Honorees to be Recognized

Five former Seminole State College employees will be recommended for Emeritus status Feb. 21 to the College’s Board of Regents.  A special afternoon reception will be held for those who are awarded the status of Emeritus by the Board at 2:30 p.m. in the Dan and Andrea Boren Center on campus. Colleagues, family and friends of the honorees are invited to attend. Continue reading “SSC Emeritus Status Honorees to be Recognized”

Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel

Two Seminole State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on Feb. 14. Assistant Professor of Nursing Laurel Gamble was honored as “Faculty Member of the Month” and Admissions Clerk and VA School Certifying Official Alec Daugherty was honored as “Classified Staff Member of the Month.” Continue reading “Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel”

SSC Students Attend Presentation on Healthy Relationships

Darian Towner – Prevention Specialist for House of Hope

Seminole State College female campus housing residents attended a presentation on healthy relationships at the Enoch Kelly Haney Center recently. Darian Towner—who serves as a Prevention Specialist for House of Hope, a family violence program located in Shawnee—spoke to SSC students about red flags and establishing healthy boundaries.