Seminole State College employee Brooks Nickell received the Randy Talley Rising Star Award at the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) fall workshop on Nov. 15 at the UCO Boathouse in Oklahoma City.Continue reading “SSC Employee Receives Rising Star Award”
Seminole State College Psychology Professor Christal Knowles spoke on a panel about human trafficking at the Pavilion on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion on Nov. 15. The panel was sponsored by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW) and was titled “Solutions, Initiatives and Strategies to Stop Human Trafficking in Oklahoma.”Continue reading “SSC Professor Speaks on Human Trafficking Panel”
Seminole State College President Lana Reynolds was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award at Leadership Oklahoma ‘s Fall Forum on October 19 at the Helmerich Research Center at OSU-Tulsa.
The Forum event centered on the theme “AI: Byte into the Future” and featured several experts speaking on the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence. The forum featured two keynote speakers: Hart Brown, CEO of Future Point of View, a consulting firm that assists companies in implementing technology to create competitive advantages; and Wilder Lopes, the Chief Architect for Machine Learning at Permion, a company specializing in the development of advanced AI capable of learning and cognitive modeling.Continue reading “SSC President Receives Leadership Award”
Three Seminole State College employees were honored at the 56th annual Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Conference held on Oct. 6 at Tulsa Community College. During the event, Nursing Program Director Crystal Bray was named SSC Faculty Member of the Year, NASNTI Director Kay Wallace was named Professional Staff Member of the Year and Lead Custodian Christie McKee was named Classified Staff Member of the Year.Continue reading “SSC Employees Recognized at Statewide Conference”
Administrators from East Central University and Seminole State College met this week in Seminole to discuss possible collaborations, partnerships and opportunities for shared services between their institutions. The meeting was organized by former ECU President John Hargrave who serves as a Trustee for the SSC Educational Foundation. Pictured (left to right) are: Dr. Sarah Peters, ECU Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies; Dr. Amanda Estey, SSC Vice President for Academic Affairs; Darrell Morrison, ECU Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance; Melanie Rinehart, SSC Vice President for Fiscal Affairs; ECU President Wendell Godwin; SSC President Lana Reynolds; ECU President Emeritus Hargrave; Dr. Bill Knowles, SSC Vice President for Student Affairs and Dr. Denver Stickrod, ECU Vice President of Enrollment Management.
Seminole State College will host its annual Constitution Day event on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. in the lecture hall located just inside the Enoch Kelly Haney Center. This year’s event will feature a presentation by Professor of Government Jeffrey Christiansen titled “James Madison: Father of the Constitution.” The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading “James Madison’s Influence to Be Explored at SSC’s Constitution Day Event”
Seminole State College hosted its annual in-service event for all full-time employees on Aug. 9 in preparation for the fall semester, beginning Aug. 14. This year’s theme was “Together We Grow.”
SSC President Lana Reynolds welcomed employees, discussed accomplishments of the last year and talked about upcoming campus events.
Captain Dalton Jackson, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Police Department, spoke to SSC employees about campus safety and what steps to take in an active shooter situation.
Seminole State College’s public relations team won Best of Show at the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) annual conference at the Downstream Resort and Casino in Quapaw on July 10. The team won the top prize for their “Together We Grow” brand campaign, which centers around interviews with students, alumni, faculty and community partners. More than 500 entries were submitted in the competition from higher education institutions across Oklahoma.Continue reading “SSC Public Relations Team Wins Top Prize in Statewide Competition”
Two Seminole State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on April 13. Nursing Instructor Damaila Lester was honored as Faculty Member of the Month, and Comptroller Julie Hix was honored as Staff Member of the Month.Continue reading “Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel”
Seminole State College recently sent two Phi Theta Kappa student officers, Abby Ridley and Hannah Ridley, alongside club advisors Andrew Davis and Edith Cathey, to the Oklahoma/Arkansas 2023 Regional Convention, hosted by Northeastern State University – Broken Arrow Campus. The conference provided leadership and community service training, and brought university admissions experts to provide students advice on transferring to four-year institutions. The conference also facilitated students across the region to meet and share ideas about the mission of Phi Theta Kappa.
The Seminole State College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was also recognized with two certificates of merit for its ongoing engagement with the regional organization, as well as its commitment to providing its members leadership and scholarship opportunities and engaging in campus and community service projects.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international organization that recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides community leadership and service opportunities for its members. Students must complete 12 credit hours and maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher to be eligible to join.