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Union Achieves 100 Percent Graduation

By EMILY RAMSEY

As Union Public Schools begins 2014, administrators and staff are already halfway through their first school year with a revised strategic plan and mission statement: to graduate 100 percent of students, college and/or career ready.

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Tulsa Newcomers Burgess and Carter Begin Classes

University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Bill Blankenship announced today that two recent high school graduates, Jabe Burgess of Greenwood (Ark.) High School and Nigel Carter of Tulsa’s McLain High School, began classes today.

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GEB America and ORU Win National Media Award

GEB America was announced as the winner of a Media Award for Best TV Public Service Announcement by National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). The award was designed to recognize the best in technical quality and creativity, while presenting a compelling message about a public service.

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Conference Highlights Technology’s Role in Education

By DR. STEVE TIGER

In December, career and technical education professionals from across the country gathered in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 4-7 for the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) national conference, VISION 2013.

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Beloved TCC Administrator Retires After 19 Years

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIS

Anyone who has worked at or attended Tulsa Community College’s Metro Campus knows Dr. Flo Ella Potts. For 19 years, she served as the provost for the campus, leading a team of administrators and setting the tone for a diverse student body and faculty. In October, Dr. Potts retired. Her life and career is an intersection of two important themes: education and building relationships.

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Tulsa Achieves Provides Students Path to College

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIS

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

By DR. STEVE TIGER

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

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIS

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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