Sand Springs native Reed Sowell didn’t take the traditional path to TCC. After graduating from Charles Page High School he went directly to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater to study Finance, but three years into his degree, he decided he wasn’t going to find the career satisfaction he was looking for.
“I just looked at where I was going and wasn’t interested in those jobs after college,” he said. “TCC was a place where I could take a few classes I needed to get to where I’m going.”
Reed rebooted his college experience at TCC and prepared for a transition into the education field. By taking classes and working in the Campus Police office at TCC’s West Campus, he was able to bridge his way to a different path. Reed is now enrolled at Northeastern State University as an Early Childhood Education major.
“It was great for me that TCC was so close to home,” he said. “Everyone was so helpful at getting me into classes and work so I could get my footing as I shifted in a different direction.”