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Bixby Graduates Named All-Staters

By EMILY RAMSEY

Bixby High School 2015 graduates Katherine Kramer and Bryan Lee have been named Academic All-State Scholars by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a nonprofit statewide organization. The 2015 Academic All-State Class is made up of 100 top public high school seniors, who come from 74 schools and were selected from 558 students throughout Oklahoma. David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.”

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Dedication Helps Student Build His Future

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Although Tulsa Tech offers many different programs and opportunities for all types of students to succeed, students must be dedicated to learning new skills in order to truly make their own path. Carpentry student Jordan Dunkin demonstrates his dedication each morning by waiting for the 6:50 a.m. bus that takes him to downtown Tulsa, then catching a second bus that stops near Tulsa Tech’s Lemley Memorial Campus for class.

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Former TPS Superintendent Appointed OU-Tulsa Prof

Keith Ballard, Ed.D., former superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, joins the faculty of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa on July 1. Ballard will serve as director of the Professional Development and Leadership Academy and professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the OU Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.

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TCC Owasso Meeting Workforce Needs

By EMILY RAMSEY

Tulsa Community College opened in Owasso in August 2013, offering programs tailor-made for the needs of the community and workforce.

The school offers three degree programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Technology and Nursing: LPN/Paramedic to RN.

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TU Alumni Hold Fundraiser

TU Uncorked welcomed more than 500 guests to the Donald W. Reynolds Center on June 5 for the 11th annual University of Tulsa Alumni Association wine festival. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $700,000 for the TU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to Tulsa-area students based on financial need and academic qualifications.

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Teacher of the Year Brings Subjects to Life

By EMILY RAMSEY

Growing up in a family that valued learning, Margaret “Meg” Deweese could have easily been set on an early path to becoming an educator.

“Growing up, we took vacations to battlefields,” she says. “Both my parents loved education and loved to learn.”

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Part-Time Classes Cater to Variety of Interests

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

In addition to providing exciting courses for high school students and award-winning business and industry training opportunities, Tulsa Tech also offers hundreds of part-time classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or simply explore a variety of interests. A wide assortment of class subjects includes everything from sewing and quilting to machining.

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Warren Foundation and Saint Francis Health System to Endow $10 Million Fund for OU-TU Medical Students

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham have announced the establishment of a $10 million endowed scholarship fund made possible through the generosity of the William K. Warren Foundation and Saint Francis Health System.

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Junior Achievement - Business Success Series Luncheon Features Energy Industry Experts

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma hosts the semi-annual JA Business Success Series (BSS) on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:30 am at the DoubleTree Warren Place presented by Hewlett Packard.

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TPS Students Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

By EMILY RAMSEY

OK2Grow held its third annual Scholarship to Success Entrepreneurship Workshop at the Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy in March.

About 50 juniors from Tulsa Public high schools participated in the event, received insights into starting a business and interacted with local business owners. Students also brainstormed to generate business ideas and designed business scripts, marketing materials and business cards.

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OSU-Tulsa Faculty Honored for Teaching, Research

Two Oklahoma State University-Tulsa faculty were recognized for exceptional teaching and research during the university’s graduation ceremony on May 11 at The Pavilion at Expo Square.

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Owasso Junior Receives Award

By EMILY RAMSEY

On April 23, Owasso High School junior Gina Cordray accepted the Oklahoma State Department of Education Superintendent’s Awards for Arts Excellence in both the band and orchestra categories.

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Photography Teacher Has Industry Experience

News from Tulsa Tech by Dr. STEVE TIGER

Each day the students at Tulsa Tech have an opportunity to learn career skills from talented, award-winning instructors who are eager to share their valuable years of industry experience with those willing to learn. Joey Johnson, Photography II instructor and recent Master Photographer Degree recipient, feels that the exact moment when a student learns a new concept is the biggest award an instructor receives.

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School, City Officials Announce Aerospace Academy

In April, Mayor Dewey Bartlett along with Tulsa Tech Superintendent Dr. Steve Tiger and Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard announced the launch of the Tulsa Tech Aerospace Academy for area high school students that will begin this fall at the Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus.

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B.A. Educator Lives Her Dream

By EMILY RAMSEY

After the school day ends at Oak Crest Elementary, Amanda Bowser’s walk down the hall isn’t quick. That’s not only due to the congestion of students in the hallway. No, it’s mostly because of the hugs that Bowser stops to give to students.

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