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Year 4 is Underway!

School is back in session across Southeast Oklahoma, and that means that EOSC GEAR UP is busy  kicking off another year with the teachers and students of our partner schools. This year’s cohort is in the 10th and 11th grade, and with students entering high school, college is looming closer and closer on the horizon! We have a lot of great things planned for the year, so keep an eye here for ways to get involved!

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Panama GEAR UP students tour Connors State College

Panama tenth grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently toured CSC (Connors State College) in Warner, Ok. The tours began with Recruiter Brooklyn Herriman and Director of Recruitment Jessica Langston talking to the students about applying to CSC, degree programs offered on campus, and campus activities. Next, the students took a walking tour of the campus, learning about the different departments, classrooms, and offices on campus. Lastly, the students ate lunch in the campus cafeteria, offering another hands-on experience of a college student. During lunch, students shared their favorite parts of the tour and campus. One of the

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Moyers GEAR UP students’ tours Murray State College

Sixteen GEAR UP students recently toured Murray State College. The tour began at the Welcome Center with a greeting from Murray State tour guides. Students were taken on a campus tour by Paxton Hutchings and Brooklyn Hayes, Aggie Ambassadors. They visited the Aggie Suites to see where students on campus live. The next stops were the newly constructed Lynn Colbert Science and Agriculture building, Administration building, Health Science Center, and Library buildings. As they walked across campus, students and tour guides discussed majors offered, financial aid, and student support available on campus. The tour ended with a question-and-answer session about

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Clayton GEAR UP students tour Carl Albert State College

Clayton 11th grade GEAR UP students recently toured CASC (Carl Albert State College) in Poteau, Oklahoma. Students were greeted and led on a walking tour of the campus by Halle Ryan, Viking Ambassador. The tour began in Hemphill Hall, where Ryan spoke about financial aid, admissions requirements, and the Business Office. She spoke about the Scholars program and the benefits of applying for the program. Students continued their campus tour with stops at the Joe E. White Library, Johnson Hall, and Physical Therapy, followed by the new Ross and Artie Stivers Center. The Ross and Artie Stivers Center is home

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Area GEAR UP students attended Chamber Theater’s ENCORE! Presentation

Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP hosted the Chamber Theater’s ENCORE! Presentation with over 1100 GEAR UP students in attendance on the EOSC Wilburton Campus. Chamber Theater has been bringing literature to life for over 45 years. The event showcased classic authors including Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, W.W. Jacobs, and Guy de Maupassant. This three-hour theatrical, educational production brought school text to life for the students. The crowd favorite being The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County! Twenty-five partner schools were represented from around the area. Many students were able to participate in this event. EOSC GEAR

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Poteau GEAR UP students toured Northeastern State University

Poteau Eastern Oklahoma State College Gear Up students recently toured NSU (Northeastern State University) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The students were greeted at the University Center where they were welcomed by NSU’s student tour guides. The trip began with a slideshow covering college preparation and different organizations, clubs, and degrees offered by NSU. Next, they discussed NSU’s application process and requirements for freshmen and transfer students. They covered scholarship opportunities that are available to incoming freshmen. Students were then led on a tour across campus, which included campus facilities such as the John Vaughan Library and Seminary Hall. In Seminary Hall

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Clayton GEAR UP students tour Carl Albert State College

Clayton 10th grade GEAR UP students recently toured CASC (Carl Albert State College) in Poteau, Oklahoma. Students were greeted and led on a campus tour by Recruiter Hunter Sisemore. Students began their tour in Hemphill Hall, where Sizemore spoke about offices housed in the building such as Financial Aid, Admissions, and the Business Office. He spoke about the Scholars program and the benefits of applying for the program. He also discussed the importance of applying for scholarships and taking the ACT. Students continued their campus tour with stops at the Joe E. White Library, Johnson Hall, and the new Ross

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Eufaula 11th grade GEAR UP Students Tour Northeastern State University

Thirty-eight Eufaula High School eleventh-grade GEAR UP students recently toured NSU (Northeastern State University) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Students began the tour with a greeting and presentation from NSU’s presentation speaker  Braydin Ballard and tour guides Ashley Onyemechi and Jaci Nixon, who are all current NSU students. Ballard presented students with an overview of NSU, highlighting information on how to become an NSU Riverhawk. Ballard discussed how NSU has 56 exceptional undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs to choose from and different scholarship opportunities available. Ballard provided students with information about NSU extracurricular programs and organizations on campus. Ballard talked with

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Panama GEAR UP Tour OSUIT

Panama eleventh-grade GEAR UP students recently toured the OSUIT (Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology) campus in Okmulgee, Okla. GEAR UP students were greeted as they stepped off the bus by OSUIT recruitment staff. They were given information about OSUIT and programs offered on campus. On a walking tour of the campus, students visited the culinary Arts and Nursing programs in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Health. They enjoyed making pizza while getting information about the Culinary Arts program. They also toured the High Voltage Line Technician, Electrical/Electronics, Natural Gas Compression, and Engineering Construction programs. The next stop on

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Hartshorne GEAR UP students tour Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Fifty-six GEAR UP students from Hartshorne High School recently toured OSUIT (Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology) in Okmulgee, Okla. Students began the tour by meeting the on-campus student recruitment team. Students learned about the history of OSUIT, the academic programs offered, campus life, and the importance of finding a career they love. After the presentation, they were led on a campus tour, where they visited the School of Transportation and Heavy Equipment and the School of Engineering and Construction Technologies. They also experienced a typical dorm and laundry room to get a feel of “college life.” Students concluded their

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Haileyville GEAR UP students toured OSU-IT

Twenty-two Haileyville tenth and eleven-grade GEAR UP students recently toured OSU-IT in Okmulgee, OK. The tour began in the Grady Clack center, where the Student Success Facilitator, Abigail Rush, greeted students. Rush showed the students a PowerPoint presentation covering admissions, tuition, dorm life and discussed programs offered on campus. Next, students went on a walking tour of the campus. Students toured the Learning Resource Center, a dorm room, gym, the Culinary Arts Program, and the Natural Gas Compression Technology program. After the walking tour, they ate lunch on campus in the Cowboy Café with other college students. Overall, the students

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