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Endowment Creates Scholarships for Minorities at TU

The University of Tulsa announced a $5 million endowment made possible by Oklahoma entrepreneur and TU alumna Sue Ann Arnall that will make a meaningful education at the state’s top-ranked university more accessible and affordable. The new program, established through a gift from the Arnall Family Foundation, will annually award 10 scholarships to African American students from Oklahoma.

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Tulsa Technology Center: Educating People for Success in the Workplace

Tulsa Tech is the oldest and largest technology center in Oklahoma’s nationally-acclaimed CareerTech system. We provide affordable, industry-standard technical training in an engaging, innovative learning environment where students benefit from instructors with years of valuable industry experience.

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Firefighters-in-Training Graduate from Academy

Fifteen firefighters-in-training (FFITs) graduated from the Tulsa Regional Fire Academy ready to step into a job with a local fire department. These 15 TCC students are the first class to complete a challenging concentrated semester of coursework which combines classroom learning, hands-on skills training, and physical fitness.

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Part-Time Classes Offer Something for All

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

In addition to providing exciting courses for high school students and award-winning business and industry training opportunities, Tulsa Tech also offers hundreds of part-time classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or simply explore a variety of interests. A wide assortment of class subjects includes everything from Sewing and Quilting to Machining.

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Tulsa Street School President Invited to Speak in Greenland

The deputy minister of education, culture and church for the country of Greenland, Dr. Lone Moeller invited the president and CEO of Street School, Dr. Lori McGinnis-Madland, to speak at a symposium attended by 90 top-ranking education officials in Nuuk, Greenland. Because Street School is recognized nationally as a leader in increasing graduation rates for at-risk youth they wanted to learn more about Street School’s methodology and systems.

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Study at TU Examines Preparedness of Firefighters

The University of Tulsa is collaborating with the Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) to study the physical readiness of firefighters – a topic that is relevant both locally and nationally. All Tulsa firefighters and those at stations staffed 24/7 around the country must complete an annual Physical Ability Test (PAT) to determine if they’re capable of undergoing the rigors of job-specific duties. But, little evidence suggests passing a PAT guarantees a firefighter is physically fit for the job.

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Entrepreneur Larry Wofford Serves as TU Business Dean

The University of Tulsa selected Dr. Larry Wofford, Davis D. Bovaird Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies, to serve as dean of the Collins College of Business at the beginning of this past fall semester. He will serve for up to two years. Wofford succeeded Gale Sullenberger, who served as dean since 1999.

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Student Joins Legal Team for New Career

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

Christina Sheppard has always been intrigued by the legal system, and decided to return to school with hopes of pursuing a career in the demanding field.

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TCC Diagnostic Sonography Program Adds Accreditation

Tulsa Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program reached a milestone with a third accreditation in a focused area of study. The College is now accredited in Vascular, and was accredited in Abdominal and Obstetrics/Gynecology in Jan. 2016 by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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OSU-COM Adds Location at Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah

The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences have announced the establishment of the nation’s first college of medicine to be located at a tribal health facility in Tahlequah, which is set to open in 2020.

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Miss Helen’s Students Honor Kindergarten Teacher


Tee McPhee, a teacher at Miss Helen’s Private School, came to America from England with her husband Jim and their children in 2007.

The family’s journey to America began when Jim’s company transferred him to the States.

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OK2Grow Names April Sailsbury Executive Director

The Board of Directors for OK2Grow is pleased to announce that April Sailsbury has become executive director for OK2Grow and Dream It Do It Oklahoma.  Sailsbury succeeds Stephanie Cameron, who was the first executive director of the organization. Sailsbury comes to OK2Grow/Dream It Do It OK after most recently working for the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce as senior vice president of operations and government & media relations.

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TU Named Best Value Private Law School in the Nation

The University of Tulsa College of Law has been ranked the No. 1 Best Value Private Law School in the United States for 2018 by National Jurist magazine. The publication reports TU law has the lowest student debt and one of the highest levels of post-graduate employment.

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Six Higher Ed Institutions Join Forces to Help Students

Tulsa Community College, along with regional partners Langston University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, and The University of Tulsa have joined forces for the Tulsa Transfer Project.

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Tulsa Tech’s Mobile App Development Program Offers Opportunities in Growing Industry

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech’s Mobile App Development Program provides an opportunity for students to create and test mobile applications utilizing industry standard software. Applications are developed for mobile devices such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants, and mobile phones.

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