Bishop Kelley graduate Melissa King’s organization, Positive Outlook Foundation, awarded its first scholarships to three senior students at Metro Academic and Classical High School in St. Louis, Mo. Rachel Corbin, Alondra Hatter and Ljubinka Huseinovic were selected from Metro’s senior class for their determination to rise above obstacles and clear personal hurdles in the pursuit of their ambitions, goals and dreams.
Tulsa Technology Center broke ground at its Broken Arrow campus on Nov. 2 to nearly triple the size of the facility. The 241,348 square-foot expansion project will increase the size of the entire facility to 366,396 square feet of classrooms, laboratories and shops located on a 57-acre site.
A patron party was recently held for the University School’s 25th Anniversary, hosted by Honorary Chairs Mayor Kathy Taylor and husband Bill Lobeck. Their daughter Elisabeth Frame, a University School alumna, was also an Honorary Chair of the event.
From the opening of Saint Francis Hospital in 1960 to the soon-to-be open Children’s Hospital, the William K. Warren Foundation has ensured that Tulsa leads the way in medical excellence. But the legacy of community involvement doesn’t stop at health care.
BENEFITING EDUCATION: From left, Kim Wolfe, Cascia Christmas Walk co-chair; Father Bernie Scianna, headmaster; Cindy Marshall, Cascia Christmas Walk co-chair; and Laura Gordon, CPFA president are working on the 2007 Cascia Christmas walk, to be held Sunday Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holland Hall Headmaster Mark D. Desjardins, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2008 Klingenstein Visiting Fellow at Columbia University in New York. He will join 18 other school leaders from across the country and around the world at Columbia’s Teachers College this January for two weeks of study among professional peers.
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OU-Tulsa administration leaders recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Tulsa sites of the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes center and OU Cancer Institute.
A number 25 adorns the walls at Metro Christian Academy. The school has now been in existence a full quarter century.
There are other signs of maturity. The first student council president, Bob Beard, is now the head of the middle school. The first child of an alumnus is going to graduate in 2008.
Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and Pam Pittman, director of the OU Center for Outreach, Research and Education (CORE) recently hosted an education summit at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Center.
Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor kicked off Mayor’s Mentoring Month: Mentoring to the Max Aug. 22 at Hawthorne Elementary.
Mayor Taylor, the Mayor’s office and other key supporters of the mentoring initiative include Bank of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, Camp Fire USA, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, Junior Achievement, Junior League of Tulsa, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, Partners in Education, Resonance, Tulsa Public Schools and Union Public Schools. The Mayor’s Mentoring to the Max initiative is dedicated toward raising public awareness about the need for 100 or more mentors during the month of September. Mayor Taylor is challenging Tulsans to become mentors and make a positive difference in the lives of Tulsa’s kids and build a safer city.
OU-Tulsa broke ground on the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center and OU Cancer Institute Sept. 12.
The 23,000-square-foot, two-story addition to the north end of the Schusterman Center Clinic will feature cancer and diabetes diagnostic and treatment space as well as a healing garden. Expected completion is set for January 2009.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett joined community and funding organizations involved in The State of Oklahoma Pilot Early Childhood Program for a meeting to kick off year two of the program July 26 at Family and Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa Community College (TCC) Alumni and Friends Association recently celebrated the achievements of the college’s most distinguished alumni at the ninth annual Best of TCC event. Twenty-one honorees were recognized for their accomplishments in their careers and the community.
The Adult Student in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) program provides scholarship money to adults looking to improve their situation through education. The award, which is annually provided by Executive Women International (EWI), is available to women facing economic, social or physical challenges.