Tulsa Tech Wins National Manufacturing Title


Congratulations to the students and instructors from Tulsa Tech’s Manufacturing Technology class for their recent first place victory at the National SkillsUSA Automated Manufacturing Technology competition!SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and 14,500 instructors annually.  The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.

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Tulsan Receives Prestigious Award

Finding the right key was the goal for J. Bryan Osborne, Executive Director of the Huntington Learning Center in Tulsa, as well as others who attended the convention in Nashville, Tenn. recently. However, Osborne received more than that during the visit. Osborne was honored among peers for receiving the President’s Club award during the festivities.

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TPS Students Celebrate Preparedness

Owen Elementary students recently celebrated the completion of the Ready Kids Program. Teachers incorporated a variety of fun activities into their classrooms to teach students the importance of being prepared in case of emergencies. Radio Disney’s Road Crew celebrated with students by holding contests. Students had the opportunity to wrap up their teachers, compete in relays and dance to win prizes. Special visitors included Kerry Pettingill, director of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security; Brook Borden Arbeitman, public affairs coordinator and Lacey Callahan, assistant public affairs coordinator.

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TCC Sees an Increase in Enrollment

Tulsa Community College reports more first time freshman students attending this fall than any other state college or university with 3,786 first time freshman students. Enrollment reports from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education show 698 more freshmen at this fall than in fall 2008, a 22.6 percent increase.

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TCC Opens Center for Creativity

Tulsa Community College has unveiled its Center for Creativity, the $22 million, 46,289-square-foot building in the heart of downtown Tulsa at 919 S. Boston Ave. The building was designed by the award-winning firm of Selser Schaefer Architects.

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Local Scouts Learn from GTR

NUMBER : Den 1 Tiger Cub Scouts of Pack 980 recently visited the Newspapers for their “Go See It” Activity. This was one part of five electives the scouts need to complete before the February Blue and Gold ceremony.

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Leaders Urge School Bond Passage

The school bond issue that goes before voters on Dec. 8 has drawn the support of many citizens and leaders in the Broken Arrow community.

Included in the issue is money for three new schools and needed improvements at all 23 Broken Arrow Public Schools sites. Much to the delight of teachers, students and parents alike, it will do away with deteriorating temporary buildings, many of which have been part of the system for decades. It will allow completion of a program to add full gymnasiums to every elementary site, put new school busses on the road and give students the 21st Century technology they need to compete at the highest levels.

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State Investment In OSSM is Paying Big Dividends


Amy Adams is back in town and Tulsa’s all the better for it. In 1982 the Oklahoma taxpayers, by way of some dedicated state legislators, decided to make an investment in Adams and others like her. The goal of the investment was to give the best and brightest young people in the state an opportunity to reach their full academic potential. To that end they created The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (). Amy is a class of 1997 graduate. Since the first graduating class of 1992, 1,084 Oklahoma scholars from all 77 counties in the state have graduated from this institution that annually provides a significant counterpoint to the seemingly endless bad news regarding public education in Oklahoma.

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National Merit Recognizes 11 Bishop Kelley Students

Bishop Kelley’s National Merit Semi-Finalists are Elizabeth Biggs, Kyle Craft, Mike Gerow, Aaron Hausher, Amanda Mitchell and Claire Spears. Commended Scholars are Teresa Arthur, Phillip Dixon, and Adam Pasque. Lauren Mankus and Katherine VonArsdale are National Merit Hispanic Recognition Finalists.

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OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Library Breaks Ground

Groundbreaking for the $8.5 million Schusterman Center Library, which will benefit OU-Tulsa students and the public, was recently held on the northeast lawn of the campus. The Schusterman Center Library is made possible by support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation as well as the State Higher Education Bond Issue, which was passed by the State Legislature.

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Grimm Wins Teacher of the Year

Brian Grimm has been named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, the first time since 1963 that a teacher from has won the honor.

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Monte Box Honored by TCC

The Tulsa Community College Foundation was proud to award the 2009 Vision in Education Leadership Award to civic leader Montie Box. The Vision Dinner, held Sept. 24 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention center, raised over $130,000 to benefit student, campus and community programs. This was the Foundation’s 10th year of recognizing individuals who have contributed to the pursuit of excellence in education.

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Howard Barnett to Lead OSU-Tulsa

The Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Board of Trustees voted to approve Howard Barnett as -Tulsa’s new president. The action was also approved by the /A&M Board of Regents.

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Carnegie Elementary Holds Surprising Coin Drive

Recently, Carnegie Elementary School teamed up with MidFirst Bank to hold a coin drive that would benefit after school programs.

Over 93 percent of students and teachers participated in the coin drive. This was the largest fundraiser that The MidFirst Bank Coin Program had ever been involved in.

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TCC Among Top 25 Degree Producers

A new national report published in Community College Week has ranked Tulsa Community College among the top 25 colleges in the nation for number of graduates and shows to be second in the nation for graduation of education students. has consistently ranked among the top 3 percent of all U.S. community colleges in the past decade.

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