Tulsa Community College Corrections Education program graduated its most amount of students, 57, since the program began in 2007. The program is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy and .
Tulsa Tech offers career and technical training to a growing number of students throughout the metro area at its various partner school district sites. Enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 students in schools throughout Tulsa County in programs such as pre-engineering, web design and manufacturing.
On June 17, Dr. Bill Path, president of Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, publicly announced the campaign for OSUIT’s future – OSUIT PROUD.
The Sustainable Tulsa First Thursday luncheon was held July 6 at the Center for Creativity with Tulsa Mayor Bynum’s representatives discussing economic development, planning and sustainability. The panel included James Wagner, Nick Doctor and Dawn Warrick who detailed their plans for the next four years and beyond.
The Tulsa Community College Foundation has named Alison Anthony as the 2017 Vision in Education Leadership Award recipient. As president of the Williams Companies Foundation, Inc., and director of strategic outreach for Williams, she is being honored for her local and national contributions to education, diversity inclusion, and community development.
TRAINING CLASSROOM: In July, 300 Oklahoma teachers gathered at the Tulsa Tech Broken Arrow campus and other locations during a three-day professional development workshop, created by the Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnership (), Career Tech and OK2Grow/Dream It Do It Oklahoma. The workshop focused on the industries of aerospace, energy, agriculture, construction/architecture, transportation, manufacturing, information technology and healthcare/bioscience. It included discussions with industry experts, tours, training and field trips. The workshop is intended to provide educators new inspiration and tactics to guide students to high-value careers in the region.
Four Tulsa Community College students and recent graduates are spending their summer as part of a prestigious internship program at ’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory ().
Students David Nnaji, Robin Blanchard and Scott Walker will spend 10 weeks working in labs and conducting research. In addition, Tiffany Verlander, who was a intern last summer, returns for a paid internship.
In addition to the many career training programs available to students, Tulsa Tech also provides opportunities for students to participate in a variety of career and technical student organizations (’s) related to their particular career interest. These valuable groups allow students to develop leadership skills, network with professionals across the nation and be involved in numerous community service projects.
An Oklahoma State University startup company that sells a materials-strengthening additive took second place in the prestigious Rice University Business Plan Competition, overtaking teams from Harvard and Stanford universities and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
THIRD–GENERATION GRADUATE: Andrew Henderson graduated in May from Cascia Hall as a third-generation Cascia Hall graduate. Andrew’s father, Brian, graduated from Cascia Hall in 1985, and Andrew’s grandfather James Joseph Henderson, left, graduated in 1961.
Tulsa Tech alum Victor Chiadi recently received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Oklahoma State University and has been accepted into Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine for the fall—a tremendous achievement and opportunity that began four years ago when a high school student was simply looking for a science credit.
In 1955, Tulsan Ann Patton graduated from high school. In the 62 years since, she has done many things — helped transform Tulsa’s flood management system to one of the best in the country, written several well-regarded books, and raised four children.
One thing she didn’t do? Earn a college degree.
Despite the adage about success being all about showing up, commencement speaker Dr. Jerry Dawkins told the 206th graduating class from Institute of Technology that it takes a lot more to prosper in the workforce.
Early on the morning of April 5, students from the University of Tulsa Ad Program loaded up into two vans and began the four-hour drive to Ft. Worth, Texas, where they would participate in the National Student Advertising Competition.
Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in Greater Tulsa Reporter’s September 2016 newspapers but has been updated to reflect the recent accomplishments of Tulsa Tech alumna Kneisha Jones.
For over 50 years, the state’s oldest and largest CareerTech institution has provided quality technical education to thousands of high school and adult students. Each day, Tulsa Tech helps students make their own path and begin their individual journey toward a successful career.