Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP recently purchased a variety of technology items for area GEAR UP schools to assist with the schools’ needs for virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each GEAR UP school indicated its immediate need to help conduct virtual education for students. GEAR UP spent over $194,650 on laptops, headsets and Chromebooks. The technology was distributed to cohort schools based on the requested need. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.
Antlers ninth grade Eastern Oklahoma State GEAR UP students recently toured Rose State College in Midwest City, Okla. Donnie Anderson, RSC Future Student Relations/Engagement Coordinator, began the visit in the newly constructed W.P. Bill Atkinson Student Center by providing students with an overview of Rose State College, including majors offered and a look into student life on campus. Following the talk, students took a walking tour of campus where they met several current RSC students. Students visited several RSC buildings, including the Larry W. Nutter Administration Building, E.T. Dunlap Learning Resources Center, and the Village Student Housing. After the tour,
Antlers GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City. Students began their tour outside with a ranger-guided tour of the grounds where they talked about the significance of the landscaping features. During this time, students were encouraged to find the name of a person on the symbolic chairs outside that represents a person killed during the bombing. Next, they explored the museum were they used interactive displays and diagrams located thru-out the museum showing the timeline of events from the 1995 bombing. The memorial features televisions that play newsreels from that period in
Antlers ninth grade GEAR UP students recently visited Murray State College in Tishomingo. Students began the day at Fletcher Auditorium, and then toured some of the main buildings on campus. Student Affairs and Student Support representatives provided students with a question and answer session about financial aid, housing, campus life, and programs offered. Two of the favorite stops on the tour were the gunsmithing technology and nursing programs. The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39
Antlers eight grade GEAR UP students recently toured CASC (Carl Albert State College). Students were greeted by Garrett Hayes, Viking Ambassador and a sophomore majoring in Business Communications, and Samantha Lininger, Viking Ambassador and a sophomore majoring in Allied Health. Students began their tour in Hemphill Hall. It is the administrative building for CASC and houses many offices including Admissions and Financial Aid. Lininger discussed the Scholars Program and how it has helped pay for her education at CASC. She also explained how important it is to apply for scholarships and meet financial aid deadlines when in college. Students visited
Seventh grade students from Antlers recently toured CASC (Carl Albert State College) in Poteau. Students were greeted by Michael Walker, Viking Ambassador and a sophomore majoring in Allied Health, and Toby Huff, Viking Ambassador and a sophomore majoring in General Studies. The tour began in Hemphill Hall, the administrative building for CASC. Many offices of the institution are found in Hemphill Hall including Admissions and Financial Aid. Students were informed this would be an important building during their time at CASC, and they would spend quite a lot of time in the building. Next, students walked across campus and saw
Antlers 8th Grade GEAR UP students recently toured Tulsa Air and Space Museum. Museum Volunteer Pete Barnosky led the tour and pointed out several highlights of the Museum. Following the tour, students had free time to explore the Museum and experience many of the hands-on exhibits—the Grumman F-14A Tomcat, Rockwell Ranger 2000, Bell 47-K Helicopter, the Aeromet Aura, Space Shuttle Robotic Arm and a Model of the Space Shuttle. Next, students boarded the Museum’s MD-80, an aircraft that was donated by American Airlines after 26 years of service and 39,968 flights. On board they had the “Flight Experience” which is
Antlers 7th grade GEAR UP students recently toured the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. The tour began at the Tulsa Air and Space as Tour Guide Don Cowrey led students aboard the museum’s MD-80 that was donated by American Airlines after 26 years of service and 39,968 flights. On board they had the “Flight Experience” which is a video presentation about space exploration and flight. Students explored the museum and many of the hands-on exhibits that are available—the Grumman F-14A Tomcat, Rockwell Ranger 2000, Bell 47-K Helicopter, the Aeromet Aura, Space Shuttle Robotic Arm, and a Model of