Success Stories

Samuel Lian

Tulsa Achieves Student
During high school, Samuel Lian experienced homelessness, depression, and a dysfunctional family life. “It affected my high school grades. My ACT scores didn’t qualify for scholarships,...

Jonica King

Non-Traditional Student
Jonica King is a mother of four children who decided to go to college to be a voice for the voiceless. Her daughter, who has special needs, has been her inspiration. “A degree will help me to...
Joseph K. Digges, TCC 50 Notable Alumni

Joseph K. Digges, D.D.S.

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
Joseph (Joe) attended Tulsa Junior College, now Tulsa Community College, in 1970, the year it opened as the first public higher education option in Tulsa. “Financially unable to attend a big...

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Dani Moore, TCC 50 Notable Alumni

Dani Moore

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
After graduating from Tulsa’s Will Rogers High School in 1971, Dani’s mother became ill and passed away. Abandoning her plan to attend a larger state college, Dani enrolled in classes at...

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Byron Bighorse TCC 50th Notable Alumni

Byron Bighorse

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
Born and raised in Tulsa, Byron graduated from Union High School. From there, he became a licensed aircraft mechanic and worked at American Airlines for 10 years. In 1993, he began working at a...

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Debbi Guilfoyle, TCC 50th Notable Alumni

Debbi Guilfoyle, Ed.D.

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
Debbi’s top priority was, and still is, her family. But that didn’t stop her from completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Although she started taking classes at Tulsa Junior...

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Chief Jeremy Moore, TCC 50th Notable Alumni

Chief Jeremy Moore, M.P.A.

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
A 23-year fire veteran, Jeremy started his public safety career as an Emergency Medical Technician for Skiatook EMS. In 1996, he joined the Tulsa Fire Department as a firefighter, where he worked his...

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Sharon Bishop-Baldwin, TCC 50th Notable Alumni

Sharon Bishop-Baldwin

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
Exploring possible careers and then eventually narrowing in on Journalism, Sharon attended Tulsa Junior College, now Tulsa Community College, straight out of high school and earned two associate...

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Tiffani Bruton, TCC 50th Notable Alumni

Tiffani Bruton

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
Coming from a financially challenged family, Tiffani said, “We did not have the resources to support my educational endeavors. Tulsa Junior College, now Tulsa Community College, provided me...

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Linda Siegmann, TCC 50th Notable Alumni

Linda Siegmann, M.B.A.

TCC 50 Notable Alumni
Life’s circumstances and financial need may have forced Linda to delay college after high school, but she would overcome those challenges and become a standout student, earning not one, but two...

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