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TCC Interns to Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Tiffany Verlander

2015 Graduate
Tiffany Verlander didn’t know that coming to TCC was going to give her skills that would extend out of this world and connect her to real rocket scientists. “Growing up I always loved...
Danny Aery

Danny Aery

Nursing
Danny Aery won’t let anyone think they’re too old for school or past the point of charting a new career path. That’s because the 52-year-old has just completed his third degree from...
Terry Brown and TCC President Leigh B. Goodson

Terry Brown

Terry Brown
Terry Brown’s route to Tulsa Community College was unconventional. After growing up and living in New Orleans, she became a Tulsa transplant in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. But even after...
Clayton Williams

Clayton Williams

Clayton Williams
Clayton Williams had to make some adjustments when he came to TCC. As a home-schooled student making the transition to college classes, he had to adjust to not only a new peer group, but also a new...
Gabriel Weathers

Gabriel Weathers

Pre-Nursing
For Gabriel Weathers, TCC is the bridge to a career that he sees as a source of both income and personal fulfillment. The Charles Page High School graduate is enrolled in the pre-nursing program at...
Rebecka Snyder

Rebecka Snyder

Newman Civic Fellow
Rebecka Snyder found the balance of comfortability and affordability at TCC that she needed to pursue her education and thrive as a 2017 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow . But success is about more...
Joshua Sherman

Joshua Sherman

Fire & Emergency Medical Services
Joshua Sherman had always wanted to be a firefighter. Thanks to concurrent enrollment, the Rogers High School graduate carried almost one full year of college credit into the Fire & Emergency...
Taylor Finley

Taylor Finley

Management Information Systems
Taylor Finley found a calling and motivation at TCC that she didn’t anticipate. The Tulsa native’s experiences at TCC didn’t match what she expected. “I think I expected it to...
Nashoba Pannell

Nashoba Pannell

Engineering
Nashoba Pannell got more than he bargained for when he chose TCC. The Charles Page High School graduate likes TCC because it offers a similar feel to high school, but found he’s exposed to more...
Christie Carr

Christie Carr

Non-Traditional Student
Christie Carr had unfinished business after a 20-year career in law enforcement. The Broken Arrow resident had a passion for art that she wanted to apply in a new career. “I decided to come to...

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