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1/12/2018 Senator Smalley Reception
1/09/2018 Fall Honor Roll Recognizes SSC Students
1/05/2018 SSC Foundation Receives Donation Valued at Over One Million Dollars
1/03/2018 Seminole State College Classes Begin Monday
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NEWS RELEASE

January 12, 2018

SSC Congratulates Senator Smalley

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Seminole State College President Lana Reynolds (left) and SSC Board of Regents Chair Bryan Cain (right) congratulate Oklahoma State Senator Jason Smalley (center) during a special reception held in his honor on campus. The event was a local celebration of the recent Distinguished Service Award presented to Senator Smalley by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for his work at the Capitol on behalf of Oklahoma Promise and Higher Education.

Meeting Student Leaders

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During the reception, Senator Jason Smalley visited with members of the President’s Leadership Class and the Student Government Association. Pictured are (back to front, l-r): Cassidy Johnson of Bristow; Macyn Kinkade of Shawnee; Hunter Dugan of Tecumseh; K.C. Bryan of Bowlegs; Breana Murphy of Choctaw; Meghan Mickle of Midwest City; D.J. Lee of Holdenville; Destanie Jacoway of Tecumseh; Miranda Shupe of Chandler; A.J. Barron of Shawnee; Gage Wright of Stroud; Cal Howard of Seminole; and Miles Piersall of Seminole.  

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

January 9, 2018

Fall Honor Roll Recognizes SSC Students

Seminole State College has released the names of honor roll students for the 2017 fall semester. Three separate honor rolls recognize students for their academic achievements.

The President’s Honor Roll is comprised of students who maintain a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average in at least 12 credit hours of coursework.             Students named to the Vice President’s Honor Roll must have a 3.5 grade-point-average or better and no grade below a “C”. The Part-Time Students’ Honor Roll is for students who maintain a 3.5 grade-point-average with no grade below a “C” in at least six, but less than 12 college credit hours.

Students named to the President’s Honor Roll include (listed by hometown):
Ada: Jessica Brannon, Skyler Poe, Caleb Scroggins
Atwood: Shelbey Gillean
Belgrade, Germany: Aleksa Koracin
Bethany: Teagan Hamilton
Binger: Hunter White
Bixby: Molly Reynolds
Blanchard: Katelynn McCarn
Burpengary East, Australia: Mitchell Elliott
Castle: Cassidy Shannon
Chandler: Miranda Shupe
Chickasha: Stanton James
Choctaw: Haley Pomplun
Depew: Matilyn Wood          
Earlsboro: Bryce Clark, Suni Meely
Fletcher: Christopher Cook
Holdenville: Alexandria Anderson, Dustin Ford, Brooke Taylor
Konawa: Janell Streeter
Little Elm, TX: Cameron Kennedy
Macomb: Tori Annanders, Andrew Boydstun
Marlow: Kaytlyn Kizarr
Maud: Ruby Workman
Mcloud: Kylee Burris, Amy Griffin, Christina Lee, Maellen Wilson

Meeker: Taylor Morrow
Midwest City: Kelly Truong
Okemah: Kaitlyn Trunk
Oklahoma City: Gabrielle, Pace
Owasso: Maria Mathews
Paden: Alan Vander Sys
Porter: Carlee Boyd, Kalli Jones
Prague: Whitney Mullins, Alexandria Turner
Sapulpa: Briana Davis
Seminole: Marissa Byrd, Joseph Caruthers, Taryn Colbert, Gavin Cox, Klein Haley, Ryleigh Lane, Michael            Seaman, Taylor Wainwright

Shawnee: Hannah Ash, Braden Barlean, Miranda Bays, Sierra Benard, Logan Blankenship, Whitney Clemence, Lesa Demik, Hunter Dugan, Andrea France, Vince Garza, Kasmine Gonzales, Haley Holder, Carlynn Martin, Caitlyn Mosser, Konswallowa Rosamond, Julia Russell, Stephen Smith, Deigh Taylor, Vanessa Villanueva, Terri Welliver, Kaysi West

Sparks: Corie Carpenter

Tecumseh: Brittany Burks, Kyle Curry, Madison Edgemon, Sondra Edwards, Shalyn Hale, Franki Hull, Heather Klutts, Kaylen Richardson, Carly Scallorn, Sarah Stewart, Ariel Wagoner

Tulsa: Lindsay Derricott

Tuttle: Sarah Hill

Wetumka: Amanda Barton

Wewoka: Hanna Barnhart, Ethan Pollard, Mariah Reynolds, Cameron Tucker-Sosbee, Devon Whitehead           

 

Students named to the Vice-President’s Honor Roll include (listed by hometown):

Ada: Maebree Abney, Austin Guinn, Kendal Johnson, Gena McCraw, Carolyn Medlock, Dembri Weeks

Allen: Ty Elliott

Anadarko: Alexis Toles

Atoka: Sadi Avants

Atwood: Ashley Gillean

Bigfoot, TX: Macy Smith

Bowlegs: Lauren Coker

Broken Arrow: Kaitlyn Carroll

Brookston, TX: Kevin Dickey

Caddo: Zachary Dill

Calera: Shawn Harper

Caracas, Venezuela: Katheryne Valencia Perez

Checotah: Zachary Ilbery

Choctaw: Caleb Lee

Cromwell: Cayley Overbey

Davenport: Rachel Waters

Durant: Paige Clinton

Earlboro: Jeston Bennett, Gavin Aldridge, Trey Porter

Fort Gibson: Jorden Brown

Harrah: Daryian Fancher

Henryetta: Megan Tabor

Holdenville: Christopher Cheatwood, Triniti House, Jason Hunter, Carole  Smith, Dawson Taylor

Iowa Park, TX: Landen Kimbro

Longview, TX: Avery Osburg

Macomb: Kyle Hogan, Marcus Ramsey

Maud: Brian Brewer, Addie McGill, Madison Remington

Mcloud: Kyle Stapp

Meeker: Morgan Gross

Melbourne, Australia: Andrew Parker

Midwest City: Lindsey Hurley

Montigny, Belgium: Frederic Walter

Moore: Emily Richardson

Muskogee: Kylie McKinney

Noble: Rachel Stark

Norman: Jackson Case, Chaz Orr

Okemah: Kloe Britton, Kai-L Stevens, Jerrinesha Turner

Oklahoma City: Sydney Breckenridge, Bryce Fanning

Pflugerville, TX: Peyton Hardin

Prague: GarrettBrown, Raygan Gillispie, Sunny Weddle, Gavin Winchester

Roff: Timothy Reed

Sasakwa: Tamra Christensen, Caleb Postoak

Seminole: Brittany Chastain, Adam Choate, Bailey Cole, Makena Cramer, Jayden Edwards, Starla Griffin, Donita Harjo, Megan Livingston, Dennis Malerba, Mikayla Marshall, Joseph Mull, Danielle Peevyhouse, Joy Severns, Madison Sylsberry, Paige Vanlandingham, Kaylan Ware

Shawnee: Charisma Avitia, Elizabeth Bond, Megan Brown, Hope Burnett, Cindy Carlton, Mariah Carter, Daryl Cooke, Taylor Crawford, Alicia Cudjoe, Alexis Freeman, Trenton Knight, Donna Lane, Bailey Loman, Elva Long, Kaylee Love, Wendy McConnell, Deacon Nixon, Miranda Scott, Rylee Streight, Braden Walck, Brittne Wallace, Grant Woodell, Emily Yoakum

Stonewall: Sarah Monday

Stroud: Jeremy Thomas, Gage Wright

Tecumseh: Autumn Bowie, Bradin Bowie, Jewelean Case, Carrie Chessmore, Brionna Cole, Kristen Dougan, Payden Henderson, Destanie Jacoway, Deborah Kinsey, Elijah Lichty, Rebecca Lockner, De'Neisha Moon, Destiny Redmon, Beth Reed, Chanse Tiffin, Samantha Tipton

Wanette: Collin Prough

Wetumka: Isaac Bellinger, Rachel Costley, Chelsea Jaggars, Kasey Pack, Ryan Winters

Wewoka: Keeley Merriman

White Hall, AR: Chase Bryan

Wichita, KS: Hayley Reibenspies

Wynnewood: Maisie Anderson

 

Students named to the Part-Time Honor Roll include (listed by hometown):

Ada: Amy Sanders

Beggs: Natalie Phelps

Bowlegs: Whitney Krause

Castle: Ashlyn Smart

Catoosa: Gracee Zito

Centrahoma: Mallorie Humphreys

Chandler: Adriana Davis

Cromwell: Amber Christian

Davenport: Thomas Ehler

Davis: Jolie Romine

Dustin: Rebecka Purdom

Earlsboro: LaDawna Campbell, Maylin Hladik, Hannah Lay, Dakota Mason, Enia Palacios, Kevin Williams

Francis: Payton Dunkerson

Holdenville: Latosha Allen, Makayla Crawford, Reyna Harford, Hannah Harrington, Angela Miller, Jennifer Odom, Saundra Richardson, Bailey Stafford, Randee Taylor

Konawa: Carlee Chew, Docksy Christie, Kelsey Knight, Trevin Madron, Marissa Walker, Abigail Williams

Lawton:  Alexis Borowski

Macomb: Candace Smith
Maud: Melanie Cancino, Nash Harjo, Emral Haynes, Brandon Jones

Mcloud: Caitlin Payne, Hali Wright

Meeker: Kyle, Bennett, Taylor Doss, Ryan Reed, Daylan Stuteville, Jennifer Wolf

Norman: Jamie Clarke, MaeLee Hancock, Alexis Thompson, Carley Van Hooser

Okemah: Kelly Briggs, Hannah Henry, Victoria Moore, Destiny Osife, Vanessa Sisseck

Oklahoma City: Victor Mukes, Moriah Pace

Paden: Tori Holdridge

Prague: Carter Bailey, Jacob Biard, Abbey Brunson, Matthew Carlson, Madison Dunn, Cozette Dyer, Rayvante Embry, Preston Fridrich, Bailey Harris, McKenna Hyden, Ashton Qualls, Jonathan Radell, Makenzie Sheldon, Kallie Stahlman, Trinity Young

Quinton: Hanna Pitman
Sasakwa: Makinze Johnson, Cody McDonald, Chloe Reich
Seminole: Grace Adams, Shelby Amos, Maresa Archer, Bailey Baker, Tomas Barksdale, Drew Belles, Paige Brown, Tyanna Carlisle, Abby Carter, Dala Carter, Teresa  Cherry, Austin Chesser, Cheyenne Christiansen, Jessica Cook, Jessica Davidson, Taylor Eaton, Adrienne Foster, Angela Hale, McKenna Hanan, Nichole Harrison, Kristie Herriman, Jessee Holman, Justin Hudlow, Nora Jackson, Landry King, Wesley Lane, Sydney Lucas, Brianna Martin, Addison McDonald, Brittney Moore, Dylan Moore, Stacy Oyler, Makala Pack-Johnson, Laura Peffley, Whitney Peters, Rylee Pogue, Charles Presley, Keeley Reed, Daniel Reyna, Jacqueline Reynolds, Karlie Sneed, Brooklyn Vaughn, Shaun Washington, Laurel Wieck, Devon Williamson

Shawnee: April Anderson, Kamron Bay, Cordel Belshe, David Boren, Skyler Boren, Heath Brown, Rebecca Brown, Zacharey Brown, Nhi Bui, London Calvillo, Summer Chapline, Claire Chastain, Kyle Clement, Adrianna Climer, Seth Cody, Judy Daniels, Celia Dodgen, Taylor Edmonds, Avery Epperley, Ricci Flud, Kaylin Franklin, Tabatha Gee, Brenden Greenwalt, Lauren Grein, Baylee Hall, Jennifer Halsey, Amanda Hammons, Isaac Harjo, Alyvia Hayes, Jason Henzel, Francisco Hernandez Bustos, Rachelle Larson, Jordan Leach, Kristy Lively, Candida Lucero, Carolyn Lupo, Kelsey Mader, Easton Marrs, Matthew Martin, Macie May, Stevie McBay, Jacob McClure, Taylor McInturff, Tyler McInturff, Raven McIver, Colin Meiler, Summer Moran, Chase Morris, Shelby Morris, Connor Muirhead, Osgood, Caeden Palmer, Bailey Parker, Steven Partain, Ashley Pierce, Jenna Potter, Garrison Poyer, Brooklynne Price, Sarah Queen, Andrew Reed, Shelbie Richards, Cody Runion, Mikayla Rutland, Belinda Skinner, Derica Smith, Cassidy Stephens, Shawndra Terrell, Abigail Thompson, Rylee Thompson, Allison Tucker, Morgan Wallace, Taryn Washburn, Lydia Watkins, Brent Watson, Kaddie White, Lindsay Willoughby, Chase Winn, John Winterringer, Shannon Wood, Makenzie Yort

Sparks: Hailey Bishop

Stroud: Johnathan Hendricks

Stuart: William West

Tecumseh: Vanessa Ellison, Kendra Arrasmith, Keren Batterton, Bailey Carlile, Calli Cooper, Ashley Cummings, Michael Davis, Clay Deal, Levi Deal, Jonah Freeze, Shana Gribble, Neiki Harville, Tiesha Henneha, Mary Lockner, Christopher Nelson, Kameron Permetter, Macy Phillips, Taci Richardson, Austin Sack, Landon Scott, Ernest Sego, Christopher Short, Reba Speers, Brianna Sumwalt, Jake Telford

Weleetka: Beau Johnston

Welty: Madalyn Clark

Wetumka: Shelby Allford, Randi Bray, Brittany Daniels, Hannah Goodson, Cali Sweazea

Wewoka: Maria Goodnight, Bralin Hardwick, Natasha Hensley, Levi Henson, Beverly Hightower, Regan Klinke, Mai Le, Christopher Maylen, Felicia Miller, Jordon Miller, Cortney Newell, Tabitha Rosamond

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

January 5, 2018

SSC Foundation Receives Donation Valued at Over One Million Dollars

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Pictured on the back row (l-r) are: Case Parks, Joshua Parks, Britni Parks, Kennedy Coker and Linkin Parks; front row (l-r) are: Richard Parks, Beth Parks, Pamela Parks, Roger Parks, Ashley Parks and Steven Parks

The Seminole State College Educational Foundation received a donation at the end of 2017 valued at over one million dollars – one of the largest gifts in the organization’s history. This large real estate donation was given by the family of Roger and Pam Parks of Parks Manufacturing, founders of Blue Wave Boats, currently located in Seminole, Okla.

The real estate graciously donated to the SSC Foundation is located in Checotah, Okla. and was the original manufacturing facility of Blue Wave Boats, a company managed and developed by Roger and Pamela Parks and operated along with their two sons, Steven and Richard. The donated area features roughly 20-acres of land, including a large office building and roughly 60,000 square feet of factory buildings. The Parks family donation will be placed in a special fund to be named the Parks Family Community Fund, which will be used for projects that support the educational mission of the Foundation, while also helping to develop educational and community activities involving or supported by Seminole State College.

 Speaking on behalf the family, Roger Parks stated, “Pamela, Richard, Steven, Beth, Ashley and I would like to say thank you to the citizens of Seminole.  We have treasured our time in this wonderful community and look forward to raising even more of our family here as we work together to help improve Seminole moving into the future.  We also would like to express our appreciation to the SSC Educational Foundation for accepting our donation.  We have entrusted them with our gift to help advance our community.”

SSC President Lana Reynolds stated, “We are ecstatic and are beyond grateful for this donation to the SSC Foundation.  The generosity of the Parks family will benefit not only the College, but many important community endeavors for years to come. It is through gifts like this that we are able to grow our institution and offer new and upgraded facilities to students and Seminole residents.”   

SSC Educational Foundation Chair Lance Wortham echoed President Reynolds and expressed his gratitude for this donation of behalf of the Foundation Board of Trustees. “What a fantastic gift from a wonderful family. This donation came at a great time – these funds will help advance several current and upcoming projects at the College and in the community.”

Upon sale of this real estate property, the Foundation Executive Committee – in collaboration with the Seminole City Manager – have designated these funds for the following projects: the construction or enhancement of the new Brian Crawford Memorial Baseball and Sports Complex for Seminole State College which will directly benefit the institution, student-athletes, baseball fans and the Seminole community; the construction or enhancement of a new community swimming pool complex that will benefit individuals of all ages in surrounding areas; as well as possible funding for certain aspects of the new Seminole High School and educational equipment or facility rental assistance for the new Charter School.

Seminole City Manager Steve Saxon also voiced his appreciation, stating, "This donation means a lot of dreams that seemed out of reach are now achievable. The City is underway with the swimming pool solution which also is an important back-up for SSC when their pool is taken down for maintenance. The Brian Crawford Baseball Complex will be an incredible addition.  We just believe strongly that anytime we have good things happening for SSC or Seminole Public Schools – it makes us all better.  Our community owes the Parks family a huge thank you.”

Blue Wave Boats, maker of Blue Wave Boats and Silver Wave Pontoons, has been owned and operated by the Parks family for over 25 years.  Blue Wave Boats currently occupies a 165,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility off of Boren Boulevard in Seminole. The Parks have over 40 years of boat building experience and have produced one of the top selling bay boats in Texas for many years.

For more information about the SSC Educational Foundation and its upcoming projects, or to make a donation, please contact SSC President Emeritus Dr. Utterback at 405-382-9555 or Educational Foundation Advancement Coordinator Autumn Wiles at 382-9506.

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

January 3, 2018

Seminole State College Classes Begin Monday

Seminole State College classes are scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 8. Special extended office hours will take place this week in an effort to provide students extra time to enroll for the 2018 spring semester.

This week, special extended enrollment hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 and Thursday, Jan. 4; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6. Students are encouraged to come register for classes before the spring semester begins on Monday.

For help with enrollment, students may visit with advisors in person inside the Walkingstick Student Services Center – located just off of Highway 9 on the south side of campus – or call 405-382-9230. Current students may enroll with their assigned academic advisor.

Beginning Jan. 8, SSC offices will resume regular hours, which are: Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to the regular term classes, SSC also offers 8-week, evening and Saturday classes.  Many courses are offered at times to accommodate working adults.  Additional course offerings will be announced throughout the semester. Class schedules detailing course offerings are available on the College’s website at www.sscok.edu.

For more information on classes or enrollment at Seminole State, contact the SSC Admissions Office at 405-382-9230.