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Clayton GEAR UP Students tour East Central University

Thirty Clayton junior and senior GEAR UP students recently toured East Central University in Ada, OK. Students began the tour with a welcome informational session in the Bill S. Cole University Center. Recruiters Shundin Bohan and Libby Tomlin began the presentation with plenty of opportunities for students to ask questions and covered topics such as financial aid, admission requirements, majors offered at ECU, and student life. Following the welcome session, students were led across campus for a tour that included the Hallie Brown Fine Arts Building, Lanoy Education Building, ECU Bookstore, the Time Capsule, Crabtree Honor Plaza, Tiger Fountain, and

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Atoka GEAR UP Students tour Grayson College

Thirty-five GEAR UP juniors from Atoka High School recently traveled to Denison, TX, to tour Grayson College. Assistant Director of Enrollment Management Derek DeYonge greeted the students and encouraged them to look for new opportunities since this was their first visit to Grayson College. The tour began in the Center for Workplace Learning Auditorium, where DeYonge gave a brief overview of the college with information about admissions, programs, certifications, and degrees. He discussed out-of-state tuition and how financial aid such as scholarships and FAFSA can offset that cost. Students were allowed a question-and-answer session after the presentation concluded. After the

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Howe eleventh grade GEAR UP students tour the University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Howe eleventh grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to tour the University of Arkansas (UAFS). After a brief introduction, Admissions Advisor Matti Sellers asked students about their career interests and programs students wanted to visit on campus before dividing into two groups which were led by Sellers and Student Ambassador Abbie Dickson. Each group was given a tour of the campus and learned about the programs offered at the University. Quinton students visited the Lion’s Den Residence Hall, one of the several housing options on campus. Students were encouraged to live on campus and to get

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Eufaula GEAR UP Students Tour East Central University

One hundred one Eufaula High School 11th and 12th-grade GEAR UP students recently toured East Central University (ECU) in Ada, Oklahoma. Students began their day in the Estep Room inside the Bill S. Cole University Center with a brief introduction to ECU and collegiate life given by Ashlee Heck, Director of Admissions and Recruitment. Heck was accompanied by lead recruiter Shundiin Bohan, recruiter Libby Tomlin, and current student workers at ECU, who introduced themselves to the students and what programs they are a part of. Heck gave a brief overview of programs offered on campus, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities,

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Coalgate GEAR UP Students tour OSUIT

Seventy GEAR UP students from Coalgate High School recently traveled to Okmulgee, OK, to tour the campus of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT). Kimberly Huntsberger, Campus Tour Coordinator, greeted the students and gave a brief overview of college life and the unique programs offered at OSUIT. After the introduction, recruiters guided students on a walking tour of the campus, including the dormitories, Cowboy Café dining hall, Student Union, and Covelle Hall Wellness Center. Students had the opportunity to ask questions concerning housing options, admission requirements, internship opportunities, and job placement. During the tour, GEAR UP students met with

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Rattan GEAR UP students tour East Central University

Rattan senior GEAR UP students recently toured East Central University in Ada, OK. Students began the tour with a welcome informational session in the Bill S. Cole University Center. Recruiters Shundin Bohan and Libby Tomlin began with a PowerPoint presentation with plenty of opportunities for students to ask questions. Several topics were covered: financial aid, admission requirements, majors offered at ECU, and student life. Following the welcome session, students were led across campus for a tour that included the Hallie Brown Fine Arts Building, Lanoy Education Building, ECU Bookstore, the Time Capsule, Crabtree Honor Plaza, Tiger Fountain, and Linscheid Library.

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Rattan GEAR UP students tour Murray State College

Eighteen Rattan GEAR UP students recently toured Murray State College. The tour began at the Welcome Center with a greeting from Paula Henley, Executive Director of Outreach and Advisement. The students were given a walking tour led by Aggie Ambassadors Gavin Crouch, Kaylee Foster, and Nathan Wolfe. The tour included stops at the newly constructed Lynn Colbert Science and Agriculture Building, Administration Building, Health Science Center, Clyde Hall Classroom building, and Zimmerman Library Science buildings. As they walked across campus, students and tour guides discussed majors offered at Murray State College, financial aid, and student support available on campus. The

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McCurtain GEAR UP student visited The Outsiders House Museum

Twenty-three McCurtain junior and senior GEAR UP students traveled to Tulsa, OK., to visit and tour The Outsiders House Museum. During their visit, they learned how the book, movie, and museum became so famous. Students heard some secrets about how they filmed in such a small house and how they put together the rumble scene. They viewed some photos and movie artifacts that can only be seen at the museum. Some of the artifacts included outfits and signs, as well as the director’s chair. The students then visited the gift shop, where they had a large selection of souvenirs from

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Keota GEAR UP students tour Oklahoma State University

Eleven Keota 11th and 12th grade GEAR UP students recently toured OSU (Oklahoma State University) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The tour began in the OSU Student Union with a hype video of the different events and opportunities offered on campus throughout the school year. After the video, the Event Coordinator Mariah Russell talked to the students about admissions, applications, GPAs, and scholarships. She also gave them helpful hints and advice on increasing their chances for scholarships and college acceptance. Before the walking tour began, Russell made sure to answer all the questions the students had. Students toured the campus with Senior

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Talihina GEAR UP Students Tour SOSU

Talihina junior and senior GEAR UP students recently toured Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU), “The Campus of a Thousand Magnolias.” Students were welcomed by University Admissions Counselor/Recruiters Baily Hendrickson and Shantell Boone. Students began their tour at the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. Hendrickson and Boone started the tour by speaking about different majors offered at SOSU and the application and admission process. Students were then taken to the horseshoe-shaped campus area where most campus buildings stand. Students walked past Morrison Hall, the first building built on campus in 1910. It was located in the middle of what was then

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