Twenty-one GEAR UP sophomores and juniors from Pittsburg High School recently traveled to Okmulgee, OK, to tour the campus of OSUIT (Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology). The day began with Joshua Childs, Prospective Student Services Coordinator, greeting the students and giving a brief overview of college life and the unique programs offered at OSUIT. After the introduction, Student Ambassador Codi Carr guided students on a walking tour of the campus. Students viewed the dormitories, Cowboy Café dining hall, Student Union, and Covelle Hall Wellness Center. Students explored the library, which provides tutoring, group study rooms, academic coaching, and Tech
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.
Fifteen Pittsburg freshman and sophomore EOSC (Eastern Oklahoma State College) GEAR UP students recently participated in a virtual college tour with EOSC. EOSC Admissions Recruiter Karen Darby, met with students at Pittsburg High School and gave them a brief overview of the college and what they can expect as a college student. Darby began the day by asking students about their plans upon graduation. She explained the differences between two- and four-year colleges, and the benefits of both. She encouraged students to find a college that is right for them, and urged them to explore attending Eastern as the first
Fourteen GEAR UP students from Pittsburg Public School recently toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum located in downtown Oklahoma City. The Memorial commemorates the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. After viewing a brief introductory video, students toured the Memorial Museum following the timeline that led them through the story of the bombing from early in the morning of April 19, 1995, to the days and weeks that followed the tragedy. Students examined the artifact cases which held the victims’ personal items including car keys, eye glasses, shoes, and
Thirteen GEAR UP students from Pittsburg Public School recently traveled to Ada to tour East Central University(ECU). The seventh and eighth grade students were met by Admission Recruiter Claudio Harvey who escorted them to the Estep Room inside the Bill S. Cole University Center. After a brief overview of ECU and student life, Harvey led the students on a tour of the campus. Students began the tour in the University Center which houses the intramural gym, workout center, swimming pool, and cinema as well as a small café and study area. Harvey informed the students that ECU provides a variety