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PS to Host Community Forums About 2015 School Bond

Tulsa Public Schools will host eight more public forums to discuss the 2015 bond initiative, in advance of a public vote to take place on Tuesday, March 3. The first forum was held on Feb. 10 ay Edison Preparatory School.

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Bixby District Teacher of the Year Named

By EMILY RAMSEY

Every year, Bixby Public Schools recognizes eight teachers within its district, one from each school site, later naming its District Teacher of the Year, with that teacher going on to compete against other Oklahoma teachers for the title of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Although, the job of singling out such a small number of teachers can prove challenging, says Rowland Vernon, director of secondary curriculum. “We’re very lucky to have such a wonderful group of teachers.”

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TPS Board names Dr. Deborah Gist as next Superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools

The Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) board voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Deborah A. Gist*, Ed.D. as candidate to become the next superintendent and the first woman to lead Tulsa Public Schools. The board’s decision was announced at a special meeting Monday evening following an extensive four-month search process. *[Note: Gist is pronounced with a hard “G,” like “garden” and rhymes with mist.]

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OSU-COM Names Top Student

Third-year medical student Heather Hensley has been selected as the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2014 Student Doctor of the Year. The award honors her outstanding leadership, community service and dedication to the osteopathic profession.

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Tulsa Tech Board of Education Members Are Honored for Dedication and Service

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

January was School Board Recognition Month, giving local schools and communities an opportunity to honor the more than 2,700 elected school board members for their untiring dedication to children and schools. Tulsa Tech faculty and staff celebrated and recognized Board of Education members during their monthly board meeting on Jan. 26.

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School Bond Vote: Feb. 10

On Feb. 10, residents in the Union school district will vote on a proposed $27 million bond issue.

A 60 percent supermajority is needed to pass. Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels.

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Rejoice Builds $50 Million Campus

By EMILY RAMSEY

From its beginnings in 1992 as solely a preschool and kindergarten, Rejoice Christian Schools, now with students from three years old to 18, has seen more than a few changes.

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EMT Returns to Alma Mater as Instructor

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

After Joshua Krumm finished high school, his plan was simple: attend college, study education and become a teacher. However, the plan began to change once he found himself inside an ambulance.

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Individuals Honored as 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will honor four individuals who have had a major impact through service to others. The efforts of 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa have helped improve the lives of citizens in the community, throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.

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Former OSU-Tulsa President Trennepohl Retires

Dr. Gary Trennepohl, ONEOK chair in finance and regents service professor, retires at the end of 2014 following a 37-year academic career that includes a decade as Oklahoma State University-Tulsa’s first president and appointments at five major universities in four states.

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OSU-Tulsa Brightens Skyline

Tulsa’s skyline became a little brighter Nov. 4 as Oklahoma State University-Tulsa hosted a dedication and lights-on ceremony for the new Signature Gateway, located on Standpipe Hill between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Detroit Avenue.

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Spartan Parent Company Invests $4 Million in Expansion

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announced in October its acquisition of three new planes for its pilot training programs.

The new planes are the result of a $4 million investment in the pilot program by Spartan’s parent company, Sterling Partners. At the announcement, Spartan Chief Executive Officer Peter Harris and President Ryan Goertzen were joined by U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine to officially christen the planes in a ceremonial launch at Spartan’s campus at the Jones Riverside Airport.

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Former Tech Student Launches NASA Career

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Lucas Kinion began preparing for his successful launch back in middle school, when his eighth grade class attended a presentation about careers in engineering. He still credits that presentation for starting him on his path to a position with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the United States government agency responsible for the space program as well as for aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Student Scores Perfect ACT

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT: Bishop Kelley High School senior Anna Roberts recently scored a perfect 36 on the American College Testing (ACT) examination, her first attempt at taking the test.

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OSUIT, TCC Partner for New Education Options

In October, officials from Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology signed an agreement to make it easier for Tulsa-area students to obtain an associate degree, move seamlessly into a bachelor’s degree and complete all the required classes on TCC’s Northeast Campus.

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