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Owasso Education Foundation Benefits Students

By EMILY RAMSEY

Owasso residents are showing through their support of the Owasso Education Foundation (OEF) how they feel about their city’s public education system.

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Tulsa Tech Student Makes Her Own Path

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Haley George always did well in school. An instinctive and creative problem-solver, with a smile that lights up any room, she had no difficulty keeping up, successfully passing her classes, or facing the unique challenges high school students often encounter. However, halfway through high school, things began to change, and the challenges, along with the amount of overdue coursework, grew quickly.

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ORU Offers New Cinema, Television And Digital Media Degree Program

The Oral Roberts University College of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering a new Cinema, Television and Digital Media (CTD) degree program. The degree examines mass media in popular culture with an intense focus on the production of film, television and interactive media.

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AT&T at OU-Tulsa

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, above, a University of Oklahoma alumnus, was the featured speaker at the 15th anniversary celebration of the OU-Tulsa Telecommunications Engineering Program March 6-7 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center.

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Tulsa Achieves Provides Free Tuition

Tulsa Community College launched Tulsa Achieves in 2007 as a program designed to provide all Tulsa County high school seniors the opportunity to attend college at no cost to their families – to achieve in life regardless of their ability to pay. Within a few months TCC’s first-time attending students from Tulsa County nearly doubled. The recent national recommendation to make community college free for all citizens proposes to take a public program that has worked well in Tulsa to the national level.

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Flight Night Gives Proceeds

STUDENTS TO BENEFIT: Flight Night, a local nonprofit event focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, recently presented $361,000 in 2014 event proceeds to Fab Lab Tulsa and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. Pictured from left are Terrell Siegfried, Flight Night co-chair; Xan Black, program director with Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance; Annie Tyndall, communications and marketing coordinator at Oklahoma Innovation Institute; Mandy Leemhuis, president of Tulsa Charity Flight Night; and Flight Night co-chair Bailey J. Siegfried.

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Margaret Hudson Promotes Education

By EMILY RAMSEY

Genell Coleman, executive director of the Margaret Hudson Program, wants to see the program gain the recognition she believes that it strongly deserves.

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TPS Welcomes Incoming Superintendent

On Feb. 2, Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the naming of Dr. Deborah Gist as the school district’s next superintendent and the first woman to lead the school district, to replace Dr. Keith Ballard on July 1.

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Jenks Awards Educator’s Efforts

By EMILY RAMSEY

Looking at Jenniffer Callaway’s 22 years in education, one word accurately and succinctly describes it: growth.

Her eagerness and drive to always achieve and improve her horizons, no doubt, played a major role in her being named Jenks Public Schools’ 2015 District Teacher of the Year.

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‘Most Interesting Men in the World’ Scheduled To Speak at the University of Tulsa Ad Program

Rocky Novak, managing director, and Jeff Kling, chief creative officer, of the nationally-recognized Fallon Advertising Agency in Minneapolis will be the featured speakers at the annual spring event sponsored by The Ad Program at The University of Tulsa.

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Student’s Career Choice Earns Award Nomination

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recognizes students who have chosen to study specific programs that are based on the student’s interests and abilities, rather than on traditional gender roles, with the aptly named Breaking Traditions award. Nominees for the award contribute by creating more awareness and support for all non-traditional students and programs.

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Union Seniors Pursue Excellence

Six seniors from Union High School have been named 2015 National Merit Finalists:
Megan Harju, daughter of Alan and Dianne Harju of Tulsa is a Union lifer with plans to major in electrical or environmental engineering. “I’m interested in alternative energy, solar and wind energy, and how electricity is used,” she says.

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Owasso Education Foundation Benefits Students

By EMILY RAMSEY

Owasso residents are showing through their support of the Owasso Education Foundation (OEF) how they feel about their city’s public education system.

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TCC to Receive $3 Million for Program Launch

The American Electric Power Foundation will partner with Tulsa Community College (TCC) and the TCC Foundation to provide $3 million over five years to launch the Credits Count program, benefiting high school and middle school students in Tulsa Public Schools (TPS). The announcement of the program, which focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) was made Feb. 9 during a special ceremony at Tulsa’s Will Rogers College High School that was attended by local and state officials, including Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

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PS to Host Community Forums About 2015 School Bond

Tulsa Public Schools will host eight more public forums to discuss the 2015 bond initiative, in advance of a public vote to take place on Tuesday, March 3. The first forum was held on Feb. 10 ay Edison Preparatory School.

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