Union High School’s New Union Collegiate Academy Closer To Completion With New Columns Installed
Union High School students will soon find the college experience within their high school walls.
Construction began on the Union Collegiate Academy at the beginning of 2010 and is nearing completion with new columns installed on July 9. The impressive, elegant columns grace the new entrance of the High School and will be part of the new alumni center.
TU, OU Announce $30 Million Gift from The Oxley Foundation for Proposed Tulsa School of Community Medicine
TU, OU recently announced a $30 million gift from The Oxley Foundation for the proposed Tulsa School of Community Medicine.
Metro Awarded First in Math
Suntext International representatives Debra Knight and Hal Reynolds recently awarded students in fourth and fifth grade at Metro Christian Academy First in Math. Based regionally in Oklahoma City, Suntext runs a national online math program that includes thousands of schools across the country from San Diego to New York City.
Tulsa Tech Student Wins Photography Competition
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for Tulsa Tech student Michael Miller, it’s worth a first place state title. This Owasso high school senior was recently announced as winner of the Oklahoma Skills photography competition and will travel to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the national competition later this summer.
OSU Center for Health Sciences Noted Nationally
U.S. News & World Report ranks the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences the most popular medical school in the country.
“OSU Center for Health Sciences () is dedicated to serving rural and underserved Oklahoma and our students embrace that mission,” says Howard Barnett, president of -Tulsa and -. “As we work to combat the physician shortage in Oklahoma, it is a testament to our College of Osteopathic Medicine that students recognize the quality medical education they receive from and the vast difference our physicians make in the communities.”
Chinese Delegation Visits OSUIT, Builds Partnerships
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology was chosen to host a delegation from China as part of the Vocational Education Leadership Training () program supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education in cooperation with the American Association of Community Colleges ().
OSUIT Ready to Help Unemployed Veterans
Many veterans are having a tough time find ing jobs once they leave the service. Unemployment rates are higher than average for vets, and one answer to the problem may be a new program designed to increase education benefits for those veterans who have used up their G.I. Bill funds and are still trying to find work.
Owasso Teacher of the Year Does More than Teach
Owasso Public School’s Teacher of the Year, Tiffani Cooper, found her desire to teach in her love to help others.
Cooper, who teaches ninth and tenth grade advanced English at Owasso Mid-High, attended Northeastern State University, at first not sure of her future career. Even though her mother taught at the University of Tulsa, Cooper didn’t feel pressured to follow in her footsteps.
Holland Hall Alumnus Kenny Brody Gives Back
Once an eighth grader on financial aid at Holland Hall, alumnus Kenny Brody is now a great benefactor to the next generation. Brody donated $1 million dollars to the school, allowing him to establish the Frank and Betty Ward Financial Aid Endowment, named in honor of long-time former Holland Hall faculty member Frank Ward and his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Ward, a beloved former Holland Hall Primary School teaching assistant.
Longtime Educator Retires
Many people came to honor the retirement of Riverfield Country Day School ‘s founding Head of School Marty Clark on June 5.
Riverfield began with 40 students in an old Brookside post office in 1984. It now supports 120 acres and hundreds of students on West 61st Street in Tulsa. Clark says big or small, the mission never changed.
Locals Graduate from OSU With Doctorates of Medicine
Oklahoma State University officials announced that several local residents recently graduated with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, and can move on to residency requirements:
Tulsa Tech Students Win Design Competition
Tulsa Tech’s interior design team recently won first place in the state interior design competition with Oklahoma Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Tulsa Tech FCCLA members, Caitlin Coody, a Skiatook high school senior, and Paxton Stieber, a Broken Arrow high school junior, will now travel to Orlando, Florida to compete in a national competition later this summer.
Dragster Makes Stop at Tulsa Tech
A New Jersey championship dragster and its driver made a pit stop in Broken Arrow to the Tulsa Tech campus in May. Before heading to the Dollar General Nationals in Topeka, Kan. Antron Brown spoke with students about the power of education while putting the Don Schumacher Racing-owned Matco Tools dragster on display.
Roger Gerstenberger Follows His Faith Back to Metro
Roger Gerstenberger accepted Christ when he was just five years old, and says he’s followed Him ever since.
That trek has included three several-year periods in Tulsa, including the most recent that started in early May as Metro Christian Academy’s new headmaster.
Riverfield’s Marty Clark to Retire
Since opening in 1984 with 40 young students in a renovated post office building in Brookside, the pages of Riverfield’s history are full of love, growth, and creative approaches to learning. However, as the 2011-12 school year drew to a close, the community prepared to start a new chapter: one without Marty Clark as Head of School.
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