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Tulsa Achieves Provides Students Path to College


For high school seniors in Tulsa County, January marks the official beginning of application season for Tulsa Community College. Fortunately, through TCC’s Tulsa Achieves Program, area students are given an opportunity to lessen the financial burden of college.

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OSU-COM Student Dr. of the Year Is Named

Fourth-year medical student Tiffany Palmer, of Moore, was recently named the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2013 Student Doctor of the Year by her fellow students and the OSU-COM faculty.

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Junior Achievement Visits Roy Clark

More than 20 employees from Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP visited Roy Clark Elementary, 3656 S. 103rd. E. Ave., on Dec. 5 to participate in Junior Achievement’s (JA) initiative JA in a Day. Students engaged in hands-on projects involving work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Technical Training Pays Off for Rebel With a Cause


Like many young people, Mark Stewart wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted to do. He just knew what he didn’t want to do and that was become a computer language programmer like his father.

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Bixby Nurse Brings Worlds of Experience


Not that there is ever a slow time of the school year for Elaine Holland, but the winter months definitely bring an increase in workload for the school nurse of Bixby’s North Elementary.

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Expansion of NSU Spanish Programs Approved

Northeastern State University’s Department of Languages and Literature recently gained approval for the expansion of both its Spanish Education and Spanish program to the NSU-Broken Arrow campus. This expansion was approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma in summer 2013.

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Scholarships to Success Awards Students

The Tulsa-based Scholarships to Success Entrepreneurship program was established in 2012 to help high school seniors who are operating existing businesses. The program, which provides $1,000 awards to the students, was created by a group of small business owners from Tulsa (Larry Mocha, Lynda Wingo and Jerry Holder) in conjunction with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.

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OSUIT Receives $4.4 Million in Grants

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology received two different grants totaling $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country. OSUIT’s funds will help further the Career Pathways for Adult Workers project through an advanced manufacturing grant and OSUIT’s Orthotic and Prosthetic program through a consortium grant with five other colleges. OSUIT was the only institution in Oklahoma to be awarded money from these federal grants.

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TU for the Holidays

COLORFUL CAMPUS: The University of Tulsa held its annual Night Light at TU holiday lighting event on Nov. 19 to begin the holiday season. The campus was lit with thousands of festive blue lights as guests enjoyed carols, music from the TU marching band, prizes, hot chocolate and treats from Ann’s Bakery.

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TCC Names Search Committee for New President

Tulsa Community College Board of Regents today voted to authorize the hiring of a search consultant for a new president to succeed current President Thomas K. McKeon when he retires July 1, 2014. The Regents also named the members of the Presidential Search Committee who will take part in the nationwide search and selection process.

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PSO Presents $260,000 Check to OSU-Tulsa

Public Service Company of Oklahoma presented Oklahoma State University-Tulsa with a $260,134 incentive check for efforts to reduce energy usage on campus during a special ceremony on Tuesday at OSU-Tulsa. The rebate is the largest ever awarded through an energy efficiency program supported by PSO.

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Kathy Taylor Inducted Into OU Law Hall of Fame

Tulsan Kathy Taylor was among four outstanding Oklahoma lawyers honored by the University of Oklahoma College of Law at a dinner Oct. 30. The four were inducted into the Order of the Owl Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to OU law graduates who demonstrate leadership and service through outstanding accomplishments in their legal careers.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics Hosts Open House

FLYING HIGH: Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology held a recent open house at the Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks. In attendance were Damon Bowling, director of advertising and marketing for Spartan, Barbara Bartels, Mac Mullings, radio personality with Rock 103.3, James Marek and Nina Sangh. At right, individuals train in a flight simulator. Spartan has been training pilots and aviation technicians since 1928.

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Professor Uses Experience, Research to Affect Others


As industries evolve so must the classes and degree programs that prepare students to enter the workforce.

Oklahoma State University’s School of Journalism is one such example. In 2010, it was renamed the School for Media and Strategic Communications. The name indicated a change in the focus of the program, “giving students a wider, more integrated curriculum,” says OSU-Tulsa Professor Dr. Jami Fullerton, “helping them learn how to go across platforms, such as shooting video for the web, uploading videos, and writing for print and broadcast.”

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Transfer Day Offers Students Easy Transition

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will host Transfer Day on Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 17. Transfer Day offers new students the opportunity to complete admission, apply for financial aid and enroll for Spring 2014 classes.

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