The Week@TCC 11-27-2017

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Biology students Connor McLellan and Macie Baldwin-Griffin are working on a service learning/research project that will identify, measure, digitally catalog, and map trees at the TCC Southeast Campus. They plan to present their research project at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research in April.
Biology students Connor McLellan and Macie Baldwin-Griffin are working on a service learning/research project that will identify, measure, digitally catalog, and map trees at the TCC Southeast Campus. They plan to present their research project at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research in April.



Nov. 28, 2017

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Dr. Ivy to Retire This Spring   

When Bill Ivy retires from TCC next spring, he hopes it’ll take better than his previous attempts.

“Technically, it’s the third, but it’s really the second,” he says.

Ivy retired via the rule-of-80 from Oklahoma State University in 2007, then took a position as Associate Vice President at Pittsburg State University. After nearly seven years in Kansas, and many miles on the road, he retired back to Tulsa where he hoped to teach as an adjunct professor.

“But then the opportunity to work with President Goodson came along,” he says. Ivy joined Tulsa Community College as Special Assistant to the President in August 2014 for what was supposed to be a one-year term. “I like the people at TCC, which is always the most important thing. I like TCC’s mission. I like living and working in the same place, and I like the variety this position presents.”

As Senior Advisor to the President and Board Liaison, Ivy manages the day-to-day operations of the President’s office, and serves as the President’s liaison to the TCC Board of Regents and other community groups. He has been instrumental in creating a smooth operating President’s office that reflects her style of leadership.

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More than 20 Angels Still Need You! 

With just two weeks left before the deadline, the West Campus Angel Tree still has 25 children who need gifts for the holidays. This year, TCC students signed up more than 50 angels (students write down what their child wants and needs). Angels from three months to 16 years are available for adoption. Purchase what you can afford and give a little joy to a child this holiday season!  

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TCC Conquers 2017 United Way Contribution Goal

You did it! As of Friday, Nov. 17, TCC employees had raised more than $65,000 in contributions to the 2017 Tulsa Area United Way campaign.

“I don’t think there’s a better community partner out there than the United Way,” says Paula Settoon, TCC Dean of Libraries. “So many of our students benefit from services provided by United Way agencies.”

The Tulsa Area United Way provides support and funding to 59 partner agencies in six counties in the Tulsa area. In its 93-year history, the TAUW has raised more than $750 million for the community. With the help of generous community-minded citizens like TCC employees, the 2017 campaign raised more than $25.6 million.

“Our goal was aggressive,” says Settoon. “It’s been a tough year for State education institutions, with many employees not receiving raises. We accomplished our goal with fewer resources.”



News IconChanges Coming to MyTCC  

MyTCC is getting a new look! MyTCC serves as the College’s single sign-on for multiple resources including enrollment, Blackboard, financial aid, and other critical services. During the Winter intersession, a redesigned MyTCC will launch with a new layout and updated content.

While all your beloved links and services will still be there, the new design will improve navigability and information seeking for TCC faculty, staff and students. Informational sessions about this redesign will be held on all campuses and online training videos will be available for students and employees starting Dec. 1. The exact cutover date to the new system will be announced soon.

The MyTCC redesign project has been a joint effort of the TCC Library and IT. For questions contact West Library & Electronic Resources Director or ext. 8011. 

MyTCC Redesign Preview Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m. - Northeast Campus, Student Union, Small Auditorium
  • Wednesday Nov. 29, 9:30 a.m. - Southeast Campus, Auditorium 9101
  • Thursday Nov. 30, 3 p.m. - West Campus, Student Union Gallery
  • Friday Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - Conference Center,  211/213


​Jeff D. Owens, SHRM-CP, receives the Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR. Elissa O'Brien, vice president of membership for SHRM, presents the award.
​Jeff D. Owens, SHRM-CP, receives the Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR.
Elissa O'Brien, vice president of membership for SHRM, presents the award.

News IconJeff D. Owens Awarded Fellowship    

TCC Assistant Director of HR Jeff D. Owens received the Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resource Management on Nov. 17, 2017. 

The award, which provides funding for first-time master's degree students in human resources, is named in honor of Meisinger, who served as SHRM's president and CEO from March 2002 until her retirement in July 2008.

Established in 2009, the fellowship was created to help develop the next generation of HR leaders. One winner is named annually to receive a fellowship of up to $10,000. Each fellowship is renewable for one additional year for a total of two years of graduate study and up to $20,000 total.

For the full article, click here


News IconNovember Regents' Recap    

The Tulsa Community College Board of Regents met Nov. 16 on the TCC Southeast campus. Highlights from the meeting included presentations on Student Success stories, specifically the MathPath program, and Student Success Key Performance Indicators.

To read the full report, click here

News IconPathways to Student Success    

Three members of Tulsa Community College’s Board of Regents joined their peers from 29 other community colleges nationwide at the recent Pathways Project Institute 6 in Seattle.  Board Chairman Paul Cornell, along with regents Wes Mitchell and Robin Ballenger participated in the final Pathways Institute on Oct. 26-27.
The final in a series of Pathways conferences, Pathways Institute 6 focused on a theme of Policy Meets Pathways: Governing Board roles and Policy Change.
“It was exciting to see our board members interact with others who are doing this important work and getting to talk about their commitment to Pathways and how they can support their institutions, and the Pathway goals,” said Mackenzie Wilfong, TCC’s general counsel who also attended the Pathways Institute. “I think that was incredibly meaningful.”


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Coming up on Campus

News IconMcKeon Center for Creativity Hosts Holiday Arts Market and Improv Show 

Just in time for the holidays, purchase original artwork directly from TCC student and faculty artists. Choose from jewelry, ceramics, glass, paintings, photography and more. Enjoy live music and free limo bus rides to the Brady District for the First Friday Art Crawl, with stops at the Hardesty Arts Center and Greenwood Cultural Center. At 7:30 pm, enjoy a free performance by Die Laughing, TCC’s premiere improv comedy troupe. Performance may contain adult themes.

  • First Friday, December 1
  • Art Sale: 5 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Improv Show: 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
  • Limo bus rides: 6 - 9 p.m.

News IconSetting the Stage for Students' Plays 

The 2017 Writers Alternative Trial Theatre (W.A.T.T.) Play Festival runs Dec. 2-3 and features eleven 10-minute student-written plays along with "Young Love" by Jonah Fujikawa and "Losing Time," by Jennifer Hertel. The festival, which takes place at the TCC Pace Studio Theatre, is free and open to the public.

  • Dec. 2, 7:00 pm
  • Dec. 3, 2:00 pm

TCC PACE Studio Theatre

Admission is free

News IconChristmas with Brian Nhira and Friends from "The Voice"  

Brian Nhira and friends from "The Voice" -- Caity Peters, Malik Heard, Whitney Fenimore and Shalyah Fearing -- return to Tulsa for a holiday program full of the classics and modern favorites. Proceeds partially benefit children in Zimbabwe, Africa. TCC faculty, staff, students and their families receive a 10 percent discount. Ticket are $25 for reserved seating, and $45 for the VIP experience, which includes premium seating, a meet-and-greet with the performers, a goody bag and pictures with Santa. 

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m. at VanTrease PACE (TCC Southeast Campus)
  • For tickets, visit, or call 918.595.7777.

News IconThe Big Blue Podcast Featuring President Goodson and Dr. Stone Returns! 

President Leigh Goodson and Dr. Greg Stone talk with Penny Stack, TCC Occupational Therapy Assistant program coordinator. 

Listen here!

News IconScholarship News  

Tulsa Community College Staff Council will fund up to four scholarships for deserving TCC Staff employees at Tulsa Community College. 
The Spring 2018 scholarships will be for $375 each. Eligible employees must be a full-time TCC Staff employee for at least two years, be enrolled in three or more credit hours at any accredited institution, must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and must be degree seeking for either an Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Contact or ext. 7290 for additional information.

Applications for all TCC scholarship opportunities open Dec. 1!
Check out for the full list. 

News IconMcKeon Center for Creativity Digital Media Showcase Nov. 1-30  

See animations, Photoshop pieces, special effects, and more created by students in the TCC Digital Media program. 

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The Recap

News IconCost Savings Survey

In order to be good stewards of our resources, Tulsa Community College is interested in your cost saving ideas.

 If you have an idea to save College resources, please submit your ideas here.

News IconReminder

Faculty have a moratorium on meetings for the next month.  



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