At various times Rodger Randle had been a member of the Peace Corps, a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, a member of the Oklahoma Senate, president Pro Tempore of the State Senate, mayor of Tulsa and president of the University Center of Tulsa, which became Rogers University and later Oklahoma State University at Tulsa. He has even been an award-winning photographer.
Owasso Assistant Superintendent of Schools David Hall sees a future filled with challenges.
The school population keeps rising at a fairly steady rate of 4 percent a year. Additions are needed to keep pace but the cost of new schools determines that the present schools be expanded to handle the new students. The emphasis will be to increase the use of current facilities to maximum potential. “It takes a lot of money to build a new computer lab,” Hall notes.
Kyle Wood may be the new superintendent of schools in Bixby, taking office July 1, but he has left a large part of himself in Broken Arrow: his son and his daughter in fact.
The upcoming school year and the prospect of leading nearly 16,000 students toward their academic goals excites Broken Arrow Superintendent of Schools Jim Sisney. The prospect of what’s in store three or four years down the line excites him even more. Broken Arrow students, he says, are going back to basics in a way never before envisioned.
Owasso Public Schools opened its new Enrollment Center June 11, located at 202 E. Broadway. Any new student in the district from kindergarten to grade 12 can enroll.
The new Enrollment Center is on the north side of the Student Services Center by the marquee. The building is located one block east of Main St. and two blocks north of 76th St. The Enrollment Center will be open in the morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enrollment paperwork takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Requirements for enrollment are: original current utility bill (full page gas, electric or water bills are acceptable), a current lease agreement or a contract on a house without contingency showing the resident address being served on a bill or purchased on a contract; original birth certificate; withdrawal form from prior school, complete with address (high school students will need a transcript) updated immunization records from the health department or a doctor’s office (the state of Oklahoma requires Hepatitis A and B shots); proof of guardianship (court documents needed); parent’s drivers license; and Indian tribal card and/or CDIB card (if applicable).
The Enrollment Center will be open throughout the summer. District administrators anticipate long lines come in August, so they are encouraging parents and new students to register early.
For more information, call (918) 274-1904.
Tulsa Community College President Tom McKeon and Langston University President JoAnn Haysbert announced their schools will offer dual admission enrollment.
Dual enrollment means a student can gain admission to both TCC and Langston at the same time in order to utilize academic resources and student development programs at both colleges.
Six osteopathic physicians have joined the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine department of family medicine as clinical assistant professors.
Dr. John J. Fernandes, left, president of the OSU-Center for Health Sciences, and Dr. Gerry Clancy, center, president OU-Tulsa, discussed plans recently at a Rotary Club of Tulsa meeting to offer health care to underserved areas in North Tulsa through their educational networks. The initiative comes through “Step Up Tulsa,” a program supported by the Tulsa Community Foundation, headed by Phillip Lakin, fourth from left. Also photographed are Linda Bradshaw, Rotary Club of Tulsa president, and Bill LaFortune, former mayor of Tulsa and now a special counsel to OU-Tulsa.
The title of Rodger Randle’s photography exhibit that appeared earlier this year in the State Capitol, Far Away Places, reflects his interest in international relations and education both subjects he comes by naturally.
Mayor Kathy Taylor joined U.S. Cellular in presenting a $40,000 grant to Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) to fund the organization’s North Tulsa Youth Program, a mentoring program designed to divert at-risk youth from gang involvement by providing positive role models, recreational activities and assistance with staying in school.
Virginia Tech reached an agreement with National Notification Network (3n; parent company of Tulsa-based Superior Notification Systems) that will significantly expand the university’s ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.
Dedication of OU-Tulsa’s Schusterman Center Clinic, which was provided primarily by the Vision 2025 bond issue passed by the voters of Tulsa County in 2003, was held June 13 in the clinic’s atrium. The $35 million facility is designed to improve patient care, increase availability for outpatient visits by 25 percent and provide opportunities for expansion of medical research.
The University of Tulsa Alumni Association Tulsa Chapter held the third annual TU Uncorked June 1 at the Mayo Hotel, 115 West 5th Street. Sponsorships helped support The University of Tulsa Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The event included participating wineries, restaurants and caterers, along with featured auction items.
Huntington Learning Center, founded in 1977, is celebrate its 30th anniversary June 9 as the nation’s first and longest-running supplemental education services provider and as a pioneer and leader in the franchise learning center arena.
Girl Scouts of Magic Empire Council held its annual volunteer recognition dinner recently to award many volunteers for outstanding service and dedication to the Girl Scouts. Among those who received awards were Leslie Cairns, Becky Helms, Sheila Harbert, Jackie Robb and Patty Cappy of Tulsa.