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January 15, 2019

TCC safety video
The beginning of a semester is always a good time to review the TCC official safety video. 

Surveys are Coming

This spring, TCC will administer four surveys that have a big impact on the College, but the success of those surveys depends on participation.

“I ask that everyone take a few moments to do their part to make these surveys a success,” says Leigh Goodson, TCC president and CEO. “All of these surveys are important and provide valuable information for the college.”

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Potential Property Sale to Food Home

The TCC Board of Regents will vote Thursday to allow the College to enter into negotiations on the sale of college-owned land between the Northeast Campus and Highway 11.

Food Home, a non-profit led by Taylor Hanson, seeks to grow fruits and vegetables sustainably and make them available to members of the community. The project will include a community garden and food distribution center managed and operated by Food Home using funds raised through the non-profit. Hanson expressed a desire to locate the project in proximity to a community hub like TCC, and the College’s property fit those requirements.

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Focus on Friday for Everyone

Focus on Fridays are generally for all Student Services and Academic Affairs employees. On January 25, organizers Cindy Shanks and Dr. Harriette Dudley are welcoming those who can attend from across the entire College. Everyone is welcome at the general session as well as at breakout sessions. The event will be held in the Metro Student Commons. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the session officially starts at 8:15 a.m.
"It's a convenient professional development opportunity that will showcase partnerships at the College," says Cindy Shanks, TCC dean of engaged learning. "We have a lot of partnerships between academic and student affairs, but we'd like to see even more, if possible."
The morning session will be what Shanks calls a "celebration of existing partnerships." Drs. Jan Clayton and Cindy Hess will open the morning with a vision of the future of academic affairs and student affairs at the college. Partnership Tables will be staffed by members of existing interdepartmental partnerships who'll be happy to share their experiences and ideas on how they collaborate for student success.
Breakout sessions on Student Development theory, suicide prevention, gratitude, and a partnership-building deeper dive will follow the morning opening session from 9:45 - 11:55 a.m. There is a break after the morning session at 9:30 a.m. so student-facing personnel can return to their offices/departments.
Everyone is welcome to attend.



Bilingual Child Development Graduates

Bilingual Child Development Graduates Ready to Work

TCC graduated the first group of bilingual students with a Child Development Associate credential on Thursday, Dec. 13.

The graduates are from a range of countries including Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, and India. While one woman speaks three languages and another woman has a bachelor’s and master’s degree, this bilingual program allowed these individuals to work toward the credential at the same time as improving English proficiency.

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Wellness: Keep Your Resolutions

The holidays are over but the resolutions are in full swing! Stop by a campus Fitness Center to start your wellness journey.

All campuses will begin a health incentive program called Swipe and Swag to assist with your motivation. Simply going to the fitness center to work out for a minimum of 30 minutes, you will receive a token. Tokens earn you great prizes such as t-shirts, insulated cups, Bluetooth speakers, etc.

Fitness Specialists are on hand to conduct fitness assessments and recommend exercise programs tailored to your specific goals. Also, Group Fitness classes are offered on all campuses so be sure to try a free class.

Swipe and Swag begins Feb. 4. Stay tuned for more details.


Updates & Events


Save the Date: Provost Candidate Open Forum 

Monday, Jan. 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Metro Campus Student Commons

This forum will include finalists for the Metro Campus and West Campus Provost positions. A livestream will be available at

Additional details will be announced in the Jan. 22 issue of The Week @ TCC



Martin Luther King float

Join Us for the Martin Luther King Parade

Jan. 21, 11 a.m.


Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to walk with the float in the parade. Meet at Metro Campus before and ride the shuttle to the parade start. 

Everyone is welcome to help build and decorate the parade float Jan. 16 and 17 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Carpenter shop at Northeast Campus (the shop is located on the northeast corner of the campus next to the fire training center).



College for Kids Needs Faculty!

After the triumphant return of TCC’s College for Kids program last summer, demand is high for more courses for Summer 2019. That means there needs to be more faculty to teach them.

Now is your chance to help TCC grow the College for Kids program and introduce youth ages 11-18 to your area of expertise. With the approval of deans, you could participate via the service project for summer formula.

If you’re interested, respond to Beth Wild in the Continuing Education office at by Feb. 1, 2019.



Applications Open for Foundation Funded Requests 

The Foundation will take applications through April 2, 2019. To submit your request, use the Project Funding Request form in Processmaker. For instructions on how to access Processmaker and the form, please click here. For further questions, please contact the Foundation office at x7836.


TCC 50 Years logo

TCC 50 Notables

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



We want your feedback! 

The Recap



Through Jan. 21, please do not schedule any meetings that would require faculty attendance. Thank you!  



Community Magazine 

Download the latest issue of Community Magazine. Inside you'll find stories about TCC students, faculty, alumni, and what the College is doing to tackle educational inequity. 



Cost Savings Survey

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


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