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McAlester 7th grade boys tour Bacone College and the Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Students from Puterbaugh Middle School recently toured Bacone College and the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee. First stop was Bacone College where Vice President of Student Affairs Kaila Harjo shared the history of the academic institution. Harjo said Bacone College was initially a private school founded 138 years ago and was the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Oklahoma. Bacone is related to the American Baptist Association but participation in religious services was not mandatory. She stated Bacone offers all athletic programs except football and wrestling to the 300 students currently attending. Students are offered programs

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Puterbaugh 7th grade boys tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Thirty-four 7th grade GEAR UP boys from Puterbaugh recently traveled to Muskogee to tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum. The tour began at Bacone College in the Ginny Palmer Center where students met with Kaila Harjo, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs. Harjo shared the history of Bacone, stating the college was established in 1880 prior to Oklahoma becoming a state. Harjo reported all students at Bacone have the opportunity to participate in athletics, clubs, and activities on campus. Next, Admission Specialist/Athletic Compliance Director/Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Juan Davis spoke with students regarding admission requirements. Davis stated

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McAlester 7th graders tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Thirty-six McAlester Public School seventh grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Muskogee to tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum. The tour began at Bacone College in the Ginny Palmer Center where students met with Athletic Compliance Director/Admission Specialist Juan Davis. Davis shared the history of Bacone, stating the college was the oldest institution of higher learning in Oklahoma. While Bacone was originally established to provide education to Native American students, the institution is now culturally diverse. Bacone College is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Students discussed admission requirements, degrees and activities offered by the college.

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Puterbaugh Middle School 7th grade GEAR UP student’s tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum

38 Puterbaugh Middle School 7th grade GEAR UP girls recently traveled to Muskogee to tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum on October 22, 2018.  The tour began at the Palmer Center with students meeting with Bacone staff in the gym to discuss admissions, sports, activities, financial aid and college life. Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Admissions and Recruitment Kaila Harjo discussed Oklahoma’s Promise stating students would need to apply for the scholarship next year as it gave students money to attend college, paying the per credit hour fee to attend Oklahoma colleges.  Ms.

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McAlester 7th grade GEAR UP students tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Forty seven McAlester 7th grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Muskogee to tour Bacone College and The Five Civilized Tribes Museum. The tour began at the Ginny Palmer Center which houses classrooms, the gym, Warrior Grill, and the cafeteria. Interim Vice President of Student Affairs/Director of Admissions and Recruitment Kaila Harjo, Athletic Compliance Director and Assistant Coach Juan Davis, and Cross Country Coach Phillip Barnoski provided the students with a tour of the campus after providing them with information regarding admittance and activities at Bacone College. Davis reported Bacone was founded in 1880 as an institution of higher learning

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