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 8th and 9th 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!
Quinton ninth and 10th grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently participated in a UF (University of Florida) virtual tour through Zoom, which is a virtual conferencing platform. The tour was hosted by FOCUS Training, an EOSC GEAR UP Partner. Students were welcomed by Dacia Bowra, UF Associate Director of Freshman Admissions. Bowra provided students with an overview of the University of Florida, which is located in Gainesville, Fla. UF is probably best known as being home of the Gators. Bowra discussed the estimated cost of tuition, scholarship opportunities, and the admissions process. UF offers more than 1,000
Howe ninth and 10th grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently participated in a virtual tour of SOSU (Southeastern Oklahoma State University) in Durant, Okla. SOSU Recruiter Steven Harris connected with the students via Zoom, a virtual meeting platform, where he showed a presentation overview of SOSU and discussed various topics, including the admissions process and requirements, degree programs offered, the importance of ACT scores, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Harris highlighted the Aviation Science Institute, which provides students a high-quality education in aviation and flight training. Students took a virtual “walking tour” of campus where they
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,
Haileyville ninth and tenth grade GEAR UP students recently toured Carl Albert State College. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Skylar Wilkins, Paige Labor, Macie Graves, Annie Dawson, Jenessa Dugger, Shayden Cole, Alex Pease, Lydia Zachary, Chelsea Easter, Shelby Ranells, Mariah Shamasco, De’Marion Bickham, (back row) Toby Easter, Caleb Hatcher, Akiera Hawk, Braden Suter, Tyler Wagstaff, Jaylon Hughes, Jaymen Jones, Wyatt Beers, Brennan Kuykendall, James Meek, Alex Richards, Christopher Johnson, Dylan Parks and Elijah Tackett.
Eighteen Indianola ninth grade GEAR UP students recently toured Connors State College in Warner, Okla. Director of Recruitment Logan Nero welcomed the students to campus at the Fine Arts Building. She gave each student a CSC informational booklet, and then showed a PowerPoint presentation about the college. Nero informed the students about admissions requirements, the 25 degree options, tuition costs, financial aid availability, and on-campus student life opportunities. Due to COVID-19, there are many safety procedures to follow to visit the CSC campus, including wearing a mask. Nero gave each student a CSC-branded face mask. Madison, a work-study student, gave
Indianola tenth grade GEAR UP students recently visited Connors State College. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Hailey Martin, Jaidi Painter, Tiffany McNeelis, Jaden Boatner, Abbi Collins, Dusty Bush, Angel Skinner, (row 2) Eric Neace, Joshua O’Dell, Garrett Townley, Brycen Battles (back row) Casey Mekler, Paris Stone, Jason Haws, Noah Peterson and Seth Stone.
One hundred forty-three McAlester tenth grade GEAR UP students recently participated in a virtual tour of Seminole State College. Due to COVID-19, and following the school’s safety procedures, adjustments were made to the normal on-campus college field trip to give students the opportunity to learn about college at SSCOK. Using Zoom, a video conferencing platform, students connected with SSCOK Recruitment Specialist Britney Honsinger who discussed several topics, the benefit to attending a community college, the differences between a bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree, academic programs offered at SSCOK, tuition and fees costs, financial aid, and admissions requirements. Honsinger also
One hundred sixty-three McAlester ninth grade GEAR UP students recently participated in a virtual tour of Northeastern State University. Due to COVID-19, and complying with the school’s safety standards, adjustments were made to the normal on-campus college field trip to give students an insight to a college experience at NSU. NSU representative Sara Ryals connected with the students via Zoom, which is a video conferencing platform. Ryals introduced herself and shared her experience as a NSU student. She also showed the students a virtual tour of NSU’s Tahlequah campus. She then talked to the students about NSU’s history, degree programs
Savanna freshman and sophomore GEAR UP students listen intently while Southeastern Oklahoma State University admissions recruiter, Sarah Hughes conducts a virtual college tour.