SSC Softball and A League of Their Own Take to the Field

Pictured is Emma Bilyeu of Prague (right) as she stops and says hello to SSC Softball Head Coach Amber Flores (left).

Seminole State College Trojan softball players joined members of A League of Their Own at the Avedis Foundation Adaptive Field, located within the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex on April 8. The League is a co-ed softball league established to provide an avenue for individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities to play baseball. Prior to her game, Emma Bilyeu of Prague (right) had to stop and say hello to SSC Softball Head Coach Amber Flores (left).

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Solar Eclipse Watch Party Held at SSC

Pictured is a large group of faculty, staff and students gathered outside on SSC's campus to watch the solar eclipse.

Seminole State College students, faculty and staff gathered outside the E.T. Dunlap Student Union for a solar eclipse watch party on April 8. Everyone in attendance was given a pair of glasses designed to protect their eyes for the direct observation of the sun.

Pictured is Director of Student Activities and event organizer Melinda Sims passing out gift bags. Student Activities leaned into the theme and provided Sun Chips, Moon Pies, and Eclipse gum to attendees.

Director of Student Activities and event organizer Melinda Sims passed out gift bags. Student Activities leaned into the theme and provided Sun Chips, Moon Pies, and Eclipse gum to attendees.

Pictured is Upward Bound Coordinator Jay Williams as he observes the eclipse through a one-way mirror at SSC’s watch party.
Upward Bound Coordinator Jay Williams observes the eclipse at SSC’s watch party.

OG&E and SSC Students Plant Trees at Sports Complex

Pictured are SSC students and OG&E employees loading up trees for community members as a part of the company’s environmental stewardship program.

OG&E employees and Seminole State College students planted 10 trees at the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex on April 4. As part of the company’s environmental stewardship program, OG&E donated 10 oak and cypress trees to SSC, as well as 40 trees to the City of Seminole. The company also gave away 90 trees to the public.

Pictured (left to right): Gage Fiegener, Cord Bender, Jakin Teape, Luke George, Assistant Professor of Agriculture Wendy Rich, Anthony Smith, Bill McCarter and Director of the SSC Rural Business and Resources Center Danny Morgan pose for a group photo.

SSC students in the Fundamentals of Soil Science class assisted with the planting of the trees at the sports complex. Pictured (left to right): Gage Fiegener, Cord Bender, Jakin Teape, Luke George, Assistant Professor of Agriculture Wendy Rich, Anthony Smith, Bill McCarter and Director of the SSC Rural Business and Resources Center Danny Morgan.

SSC Baseball Team Volunteers at A League of Their Own Season Opener

Seminole State College Trojan baseball players worked with members of A League of Their Own at the Avedis Foundation Adaptive Field, located within the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex on April 2. The League is a co-ed softball league established to provide an avenue for individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities to play baseball. This year 46 players are participating. The Trojan baseball team volunteered for the group’s season opener, which was delayed to Tuesday due to Monday’s severe weather. The Trojans encouraged and assisted participants as they hit and ran the bases. The League takes to the field on Monday evenings and will continue their season through May 20. For more information about the group, contact Holli Daniels at 405-380-7027.

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SSC Hosts Retirement Reception for Employee

Pictured, SSC President Lana Reynolds addresses the crowd at a retirement reception held for Fiscal Affairs Administrative Assistant Carol Landes in the E.T. Dunlap Student Union on March 28.

Seminole State College hosted a retirement reception for Fiscal Affairs Administrative Assistant Carol Landes in the E.T. Dunlap Student Union on March 28. Co-workers, family and friends gathered to celebrate her career and wish her well on her retirement.

Pictured is Fiscal Affairs Administrative Assistant Carol Landes standing next to her cake at a retirement reception held for her in the E.T. Dunlap Student Union on March 28.

Landes last day at SSC was March 29. She was employed at SSC for nine years in her role as the Administrative Assistant for Fiscal Affairs. She is a graduate of Shawnee High School and currently resides in Shawnee with her husband, Rick. Prior to working at SSC, she worked for Wal-Mart for 17 years, serving as a store manager. She looks forward to traveling and gardening more during her retirement.

Local Students Honored at Statewide Awards Ceremony

Two Seminole State College students and three area high school seniors were recognized at the All-Oklahoma Academic Team and Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Presidents’ Tuition Waiver Awards Ceremony on March 26 at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

SSC students Benjamin Parker, of Shawnee, and Ryan Carlisle, of Foss, were named to the All-Oklahoma Academic Team. Prague High School student Ethan Rich, Bowlegs High School student Dillon Sullivan and Seminole High School student Hannah Upchurch were recipients of the OACC President’s Tuition Waiver.

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SSC Board of Regents Awards Emeritus Status to Former VP

The Seminole State College Board of Regents approved two bids for construction projects on campus, approved entering a contract for fleet management and awarded emeritus status to former Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Linda Goeller at their meeting on March 28.

During her report to the Board, President Lana Reynolds discussed campus events and personnel changes.

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Mind Over Matter: Stress Management Seminar Held at SSC

Seminole State College hosted a stress management seminar on March 27 in the Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Center. More than 70 students, faculty and staff learned tips and tricks for coping with stress and managing mental health challenges. The event featured guest speaker Stephanie Hassell (pictured), a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and SSC grad who currently works at Hope Revealed Behavioral Health Center, Inc. The event was sponsored by the SSC Help Center, which provides mental health resources and counseling services on campus.

Panel Discusses Native Language at SSC Event

Seminole State College hosted “Native American Language in the Workplace: A Roundtable Discussion” on March 26 in the Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Auditorium. The event was sponsored by SSC’s Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTI) grant program, which is 100 percent federally funded in the amount of $450,000 annually. Pictured (left to right): Director of the Sac & Fox Language Department Katie Thompson, Matriarch Co-Creator Sarah Adams, Miss Indian Oklahoma Faithlyn Seawright, U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer Jennifer Barnes-Kerns and MICA Group CEO Della Warrior.