Rotary Club of Tulsa Contest Draws Top Student Speakers
For many years, the Rotary Club of Tulsa has challenged area high school students to model moral and ethical behavior through participation in the Rotary’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest. On Jan. 15, six outstanding speakers competed from area high schools.
Union Welcomes Chef Michael Fusco
It’s not every day that a professional chef is sighted on a school campus. Yet, that’s exactly what’s happening at Union Public Schools.
Union Achieves 100 Percent Graduation
As Union Public Schools begins 2014, administrators and staff are already halfway through their first school year with a revised strategic plan and mission statement: to graduate 100 percent of students, college and/or career ready.
Tulsa Newcomers Burgess and Carter Begin Classes
University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Bill Blankenship announced today that two recent high school graduates, Jabe Burgess of Greenwood (Ark.) High School and Nigel Carter of Tulsa’s McLain High School, began classes today.
GEB America and ORU Win National Media Award
America was announced as the winner of a Media Award for Best TV Public Service Announcement by National Religious Broadcasters (). The award was designed to recognize the best in technical quality and creativity, while presenting a compelling message about a public service.
Conference Highlights Technology’s Role in Education
In December, career and technical education professionals from across the country gathered in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 4-7 for the Association for Career and Technical Education () national conference, VISION 2013.
Beloved TCC Administrator Retires After 19 Years
Anyone who has worked at or attended Tulsa Community College’s Metro Campus knows Dr. Flo Ella Potts. For 19 years, she served as the provost for the campus, leading a team of administrators and setting the tone for a diverse student body and faculty. In October, Dr. Potts retired. Her life and career is an intersection of two important themes: education and building relationships.
Tulsa Achieves Provides Students Path to College
For high school seniors in Tulsa County, January marks the official beginning of application season for Tulsa Community College. Fortunately, through TCC’s Tulsa Achieves Program, area students are given an opportunity to lessen the financial burden of college.
OSU-COM Student Dr. of the Year Is Named
Fourth-year medical student Tiffany Palmer, of Moore, was recently named the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2013 Student Doctor of the Year by her fellow students and the – faculty.
Junior Achievement Visits Roy Clark
More than 20 employees from Pricewaterhouse Coopers visited Roy Clark Elementary, 3656 S. 103rd. E. Ave., on Dec. 5 to participate in Junior Achievement’s (JA) initiative JA in a Day. Students engaged in hands-on projects involving work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Technical Training Pays Off for Rebel With a Cause
Like many young people, Mark Stewart wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted to do. He just knew what he didn’t want to do and that was become a computer language programmer like his father.
Bixby Nurse Brings Worlds of Experience
Not that there is ever a slow time of the school year for Elaine Holland, but the winter months definitely bring an increase in workload for the school nurse of Bixby’s North Elementary.
Expansion of NSU Spanish Programs Approved
Northeastern State University’s Department of Languages and Literature recently gained approval for the expansion of both its Spanish Education and Spanish program to the -Broken Arrow campus. This expansion was approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma in summer 2013.
Scholarships to Success Awards Students
The Tulsa-based Scholarships to Success Entrepreneurship program was established in 2012 to help high school seniors who are operating existing businesses. The program, which provides $1,000 awards to the students, was created by a group of small business owners from Tulsa (Larry Mocha, Lynda Wingo and Jerry Holder) in conjunction with the National Federation of Independent Business () and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.
OSUIT Receives $4.4 Million in Grants
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology received two different grants totaling $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country. OSUIT’s funds will help further the Career Pathways for Adult Workers project through an advanced manufacturing grant and OSUIT’s Orthotic and Prosthetic program through a consortium grant with five other colleges. OSUIT was the only institution in Oklahoma to be awarded money from these federal grants.
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