November 13, 2018
President Goodson caught up with TCC's new cadre of advisors. Just a couple months on the job, they're already making an impact.
Two TCC TRIO SSS Students Awarded ODSA Scholarships
The Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance awarded two TCC TRIO SSS students, Sharon Crawford and Bethany Niman, scholarships at the organization’s Fall Summit.
Crawford was awarded $300, and Niman, $400.
What's the Difference Between SharePoint, OneDrive, and a Shared Drive?
As an employee of the College, you have access to OneDrive, SharePoint, and shared drives. These collaboration tools provide you with the ability to work together without having to travel from campus to campus. These tools also allow you to store important information for your division, department, or School.
Bill Ivy Inducted into OK Higher Ed Hall of Fame
The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society honored Bill Ivy, Ph.D., nine other individuals, and, collectively, generations of the Benedictine Monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey for leadership and service to higher education with induction to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
The 25th annual induction ceremony and banquet took place Nov. 5 at the University of Central Oklahoma.
“Clearly, when I look at the names of past inductees I am humbled and honored,” says Ivy. “It is especially gratifying that I’m the first inductee in the Hall’s 20+ years who spent most of his professional career in academic advising and enrollment management. I am proud that my induction also serves in a way to recognize the contributions of these deserving professionals.”
Though he’s retired from TCC administration, Ivy still feels called to teach and finds the work stimulating and fulfilling.
“I can’t imagine another work environment where you get the intellectual stimulation and fun that you get working on a college campus. At the same time, you’re helping students recognize and achieve their own potential to make the world better. What could be better?”
United Way Campaign Wrap-up
The TCC United Way Campaign concluded Nov. 8 with a total of $62,745.78.
“That’s down 4 percent from 2017, and shy of our goal of $65,000, but it was a tremendous effort from TCC employees,” says Paula Settoon, TCC dean of libraries and
- 229 donors via pledge cards or direct gifts account for $44,350.08 of the total.
- SEC held the largest campaign raising $20,729 followed closely by the Conference Center at $19,102.
Thanks to campus chairs for their hard work:
CC: Denise Delozier and Christina Ursin
MC: Daniele Dennison and Rachel Longacre
NEC: Gary Young-Allen and Tom Rowe
SEC: Stephanie Ingold, Carol Bailey, and Megan Parenteau
WC: Cindy Shanks and Tim Degeer.
Thanks also to the campaign treasurers: Christina Ea, Tammy Upshaw, Dawn Pomaville, and Christa Harris for all of their work counting money and keeping books.
Help for the Holidays
While the holidays can be a time of joy, for many, they are also a time of stress. If you feel overwhelmed during the holiday season, help is available.Licensed counselors are available for students, faculty, and staff on a 24/7 basis by calling this toll free number: 1.800.327.2251. Visit BHS Online for more support resources.
The Week is Off Next Week!Your source for all things TCC is taking the holiday two days early. We'll be back the Tuesday after Thanksgiving with an intro to TCC's new police chief and all the other updates you need. Happy holiday!
TCC 50 Notiables
Did you know nearly 450,000 Tulsans have taken courses at TCC since we first opened our doors in 1970? As part of our 50th-anniversary celebration, we’re going to identify 50 notable alumni who have made a difference in the world.
When you consider TCC students who have done incredible things – who comes to mind? Whether they’ve become famous, impacted a community need, or changed the lives of their family-and-friends, we want to know their stories.
Submit nominations online at http://www.tcc50.com/nominate-alumni/.
Veteran's Appreciation Week
- Nov. 12-16: Refreshments in Veteran Lounges
- Nov. 29. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Veteran Resource Fair
Questions: Contact David Adams at David.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulsa's Future Survey Needs You!
The planning process is underway for the fourth phase of Tulsa's Future, the Chamber-led regional economic development partnership supported by public and private investors. Market Street Services, the same firm that helped craft and implement Tulsa’s Future III, will again assist the region in creating a five-year strategic plan for economic development.
Market Street Services recently launched a survey to gather input from northeast Oklahoma residents and business owners about where economic development strategies should focus during Tulsa's Future IV, which will run from 2021-2025.
TCC plays an important role in the economic development of Tulsa and the region. To take the survey now, click here. Share the link and encourage your colleagues to offer their input.
Coats for Kids
Coats for Kids, sponsored by the Student Nurses Association, goes campus-wide this year. The collection drive benefits children at Educare, a program for early childhood education and family support services for underserved populations in Tulsa.
The SNA needs new or gently used coats sizes three months to five (toddler). Drop off donations between now and Nov. 16 at the Nursing offices in MP 256 or SEC 8199.
Big Blue Podcast
President Goodson and Metro Campus Provost Greg Stone chatted with special guest Kelly David, director of academic advising, student retention and support services about all the big changes to advising.
The Big Blue Podcast provides perspective on the outstanding people, programs, places and issues facing the College you won't get anywhere else. You can subscribe to the podcast playlist on Youtube.
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Cost Savings Survey
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