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11/16/2017 SSC Delegation Attends Legislative Forum
11/16/2017 SSC to Hold Seminar for Area Educators
11/15/2017 SSC Family Fun Night at Reynolds Wellness Center
11/15/2017 Trojan Baseball Players Sign with Division 1 Colleges
11/15/2017 Native American Symposium at SSC
11/14/2017 SSC Students Volunteer at Regional Food Bank
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November 16, 2017

SSC Delegation Attends Legislative Forum


Seminole State College employees and supporters travelled to Oklahoma City on Wednesday to participate in the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Fall Legislative Forum at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. The group heard from panels comprised of state leaders and officials, including Oklahoma State Senator Jason Smalley (center), who spoke on the Legislative Advocacy Panel. Pictured with Senator Smalley (center) are: Courtney Jones, Director of Human Resources; Kristin Dunn, Director of Community Relations; Lana Reynolds, SSC President; Kim Hyden, SSC Regent; Dr. Bill Knowles, Vice President for Student Affairs; and Autumn Wiles, Educational Foundation Advancement Coordinator.




November 16, 2017

SSC to Hold Seminar for Area Educators


Seminole State College will be holding a free workshop for area high school counselors and administrators on Wednesday, December 4.  The half-day program will be held on campus inside the Enoch Kelly Haney Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
           During the seminar, area high school officials will have the opportunity to learn more about legal issues in public education and will hear from SSC personnel about current college admissions processes and services. Certificates of completion for staff development credit will be available to those who attend.
           Guest speaker Laura Holmes, an attorney with the Center for Education Law in Oklahoma City, will present on “Legal Topics in Education.” Her discussion will cover current issues facing counselors and administrators in the classroom, through extracurricular activities and on public school campuses. The session will also include a question and answer segment.
           Holmes has been practicing law since 1991 and began representing school districts in 1992. She has represented common schools, career technology schools and community colleges during her years in practice. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree with distinction and from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors. She is a member of the Oklahoma and American Bar Associations, the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys and the Oklahoma School Board Attorneys Association.
            The program at SSC will also feature a panel discussion and question and answer period over concurrent enrollment, admissions, scholarships and other available college services and resources.  SSC employee panelists will include: Tammy Madden, Director of Advisement; Dr. Tom Mills, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Sheila Morris, Registrar’s Office; and Melanie Rinehart, Director of Financial Aid.
           There is no charge to attend this event.  Those interested are asked to RSVP to SSC Director of Community Relations Kristin Dunn by phone at 405-382-9218 or by email at by Wednesday, November 29.




November 15, 2017

SSC Family Fun Night at Reynolds Wellness Center

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SSC Family Fun Night
Seminole State College employees and their families were guests at the Reynolds Wellness Center in Seminole on Sunday evening for a Family Fun Night. At the event, SSC Director of Human Resources Courtney Jones (left) watches President Lana Reynolds (right) complete a serve during a game of volleyball on the Wellness Center court.

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Shooting Hoops
Kristin Dunn (left), SSC Director of Community Relations, plays basketball with her three-year-old son Archer (right) during the College’s Family Fun Night.

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Jump, Jump, Jump Around!
SSC Director of Human Resources Courtney Jones (left) jumps rope at the Reynolds Wellness Center with Olivia Stevenson (right), daughter of Language Arts and Humanities Division Chair Christal Knowles and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Bill Knowles.





November 15, 2017

Trojan Baseball Players Sign with Division 1 Colleges

Five Seminole State College sophomore Trojan baseball players have signed with NCAA Division 1 colleges this year. Players who signed include: Sebastain Toro of Porta Rico – University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Caleb Lee of Choctaw – Oral Roberts University; Breydon Daniel of Bixby– University of Kentucky; Dalton Reed of Roff – University of Kentucky; and Gunner Halter of Overland Park, Kansas – Mississippi State University.

toro  lee  daniel  reedhalter




November 15, 2017

Native American Symposium at SSC

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Seminole State College Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) program hosted a week-long Native American Symposium on campus last week. The event included a variety of keynote speakers, storytellers, dancers, musicians and an array of distinguished guests from throughout the state. Continuing throughout the month of November, the NASNTI program is also showcasing, “A Native Exhibit: Honoring Our Past and Present.” This exhibit, featuring past and present Oklahoma Natives who have made a huge contribution to Oklahoma, is on display in a variety of locations throughout the SSC campus, including the Ben and Bonnie Walkingstick Student Services Center, Boren Library, Colclazier Building, Milt Philips Social Sciences Building, Scott Building and Tanner Hall.

Miss Indian Oklahoma

Photo: Miss Indian Oklahoma – Shelby Mata, Miss Indian Oklahoma of the Comanche Tribe, prepares to perform The Lords Prayers in sign language at the NASNTI Native American Symposium hosted on the SSC campus last week.

Defense Against Violence

Photo: Martial Artist – Doug Erickson (left) and Steven Wilson (right) gave a self-defense presentation following keynote speaker Dawn Stover’s discussion on violence among Native American’s in Oklahoma. Their demonstration showed how to be prepared in various scenarios to protect against would-be attackers.

American Indian Flutist

Photo: JC High Eagle – Native American flutist JC High Eagle of Oklahoma played various types of hand-carved American Indian flutes during SSC’s Native American Symposium. Eagle is a member of both the Osage and Cherokee tribes.




November 14, 2017

SSC Students Volunteer at Regional Food Bank

Members of Seminole State College's President's Leadership Class recently volunteered at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank in Oklahoma City. The students prepared packages of food that will be distributed to participating schools around the state. The bags contain approximately 10 different foods designed to provide nutrition and calories for chronically hungry children over the weekend. According to Food Bank officials, almost 17% of Oklahomans are unsure of the source of their next meals. In the 2017 fiscal year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 52 million pounds of food through a network of 1,300 charitable feeding programs and schools across the State. 


Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Photo 4558 – Members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class stop for a group photo after volunteering for two hours at “Rock the Box” last week at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank.


Cracker Packers

Photo 4546 –PLC students (l-r) Cassidy Johnson of Bristow, Cami Sosbee of Wewoka, Sidney Osborn of Seminole, Gavin Aldridge of Earlsboro, Chaz Orr of Norman, Asher Barron of Shawnee and D.J. Lee of Holdenville prepare crackers to be included in the backpack program for kids.



Photo 4537 – Meghan Mickle of Midwest City, Triniti House of Holdenville, Kaylie Davidson of Seminole, Elizabeth Bond of Shawnee and Daryian Fancher of Harrah work the assembly line at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank.


Volunteering With a Smile

Photo 4540 – PLC students Ashley Elmore (left) of Shawnee and Kelsey Ross (right) of Holdenville fill bags of food while listening to music during “Rock the Box” Thursday at the food bank in OKC.