Stories

Reed Sowell

Reed Sowell

Transfer Student
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...
Tyrance Billingsley

Tyrance Billingsley

2017
Tyrance Billingsley knew he had a passion for politics. But it wasn’t until he worked on former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor’s election campaign in 2013 that he learned he had a passion for...
Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

Tulsa Achieves
2016 Freshman Daniel Williams didn’t know he could find the computer education he was looking for in Tulsa. But that was before the Tulsa native met a TCC recruiter at Central High School...
Paola Gonzalez

Paola Gonzalez

My Dream Scholar
Paola Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and came to the United States when she was 2 years old. After graduating from Memorial High School, the 2016 freshman chose TCC to major in Pre-...
Daniel Brookshire

Daniel Brookshire

2017
Daniel Brookshire sees a path to his future through TCC, even despite his physical blindness. The Enterprise Development major is in his third year at TCC, and spends much of his spare time as a...
Kandee N. Washington

Kandee N. Washington

Community Volunteer
Kandee Washington wants to empower herself through education and be the best mom on earth. That’s why she’s working on an associate degree at TCC and plans to apply to the Nursing program...
Matty Gilliland

Matty Gilliland

Future Art Teacher
Matty Gilliland set out to be an artist, but he didn’t expect the shift in his priorities that led the Sand Springs native to Tulsa Community College. After serving in the military and...
Elizabeth Theban

Elizabeth Theban

Transfer Student
Tulsa native Elizabeth Theban isn’t a full-time Tulsa Community College student, but that doesn’t keep her from taking advantage of a local option for summer courses. Elizabeth is an Art...
James French

James French

2012 Graduate
James French was working as a welder when he realized it wasn’t the career path he wanted to be on. “I realized I’m not going to make nearly as much money as I thought,” he...
Cyndi Ballard

Cyndi Ballard

2016
Tulsa native Cyndi Ballard didn’t start out at TCC. But after earning a bachelor’s degree in French from Oklahoma State University and spending 20 years in the telecom and manufacturing...

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