An elegant and festive Art Deco ambiance and lively jazz provided the backdrop as The University of Tulsa alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the Second Annual TU Uncorked on June 2.
The Huntington Learning Center in Tulsa, 7116 S. Mingo Rd. Ste. 105, has been recognized by the Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation (CITA), one of the most important accreditation organizations in the field of education.
Those members of The Order of Saint Augustine (Augustinians) who first opened the doors of Cascia Hall Preparatory School in 1926 would surely be proud of its growth and development. The school, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, manages to balance centuries-old teaching traditions with the needs of modern students, creating a stimulating academic environment in which students can fully explore their potential.
The Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus has experienced amazing progress under the leadership of Dr. Gary Trennepohl, who assumed his position as president in 1999 when the institution became part of the OSU system.
OU-Tulsa broke ground April 14 on a new 47,000 square foot learning center at 41st and Yale Avenue. The center will feature a lecture hall, study rooms, wireless computer access, and much more.
The importance of early childhood education was understood by the founder of Miss Helen’s Private School long before it became the buzzword it is today. Fifty-two years ago Helen Wingo opened a school at 13th Street and Harvard Avenue to provide a structured preschool to young children. She wanted to create a great learning institution where small children could develop communication, mathematical and social skills, as well as good learning habits.
Strong employer demand from the gaming, hotel and entertainment industries has prompted Tulsa Community College to develop a new Hospitality and Gaming Operations program. Hospitality and Gaming will be an option of the Business Degree. TCC will offer its first course this spring semester to help train the unmet need for skilled managers and supervisors.
Tourism is the third largest industry in Oklahoma and one of the fastest growing businesses in the state. The boom in tourism and gaming has created a variety of job openings for managers and supervisors. “The idea is to help train interested students for these jobs so organizations don’t look out of state for employees,” said Instructor Jim O’Mealey.
Tulsa Community College has torn down the walls and made it more convenient for students to enroll all in one place while at the same time creating a new “front door” for its oldest campus, Metro, located at 909 S. Boston Ave.
The Tulsa Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) has recognized Dr. Gene Callahan, Superintendent and CEO of Tulsa Technology Center, as this year’s “Executive of the Year.” Roy Peters of the Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence presented the award to Callahan at the organization’s 49th Annual Firm Recognition Night and Executive of the Year Presentation at the City Plex Tower.
As students attend school, many of their parents and teachers are hopeful a state lottery will pay for those children to have a better education.
Walter and Peggy Helmerich and the Helmerich Foundation have pledged $9 million to OSU-Tulsa’s first research and technology development center, which will be named the Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center.
Employees of McAlister’s Deli joined with TTCU, Cox Communications and KXOJ Radio in a successful fund-raising campaign of more than $65,000 for the Restore Hope Ministries “Project School Supply” program for school children in need.
Many alumni and several students were honored at the Tulsa Community College 2005 Best of TCC Awards banquet Sept. 1 at Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills.
The Barthelmes Conservatory of Music is currently holding the auditions for the Music School. The Music School is a year-long, full scholarship based program(September-May) beginning with initial audition. Here is what Conservatory Music School students had to say after completing their first year in the Music School.