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Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP team attends the 2019 Rural College Access and Success Summit

Three Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP team members recently attended the 2019 Rural College Access and Success Summit at The Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Over 500 educators from across the United States attended the Summit. Team GEAR UP team members attending were Education Coordinator LaDonna Baldwin, Education Coordinator Leslie Hemphill, and Assistant Project Director Dara Self. The opening plenary began with a sophomore at Utah State University, Kendall Montoya. Montoya shared insights on how her journey growing up in New Mexico as a rural community member led her to now being a first-generation university student. President and

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GEAR UP team members and area math and science teachers attend 2019 T3 International Conference in Baltimore

Members of Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP team and area math and science teachers recently attended the 2019 T3 International Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference provided a unique opportunity for professionals to connect and engage with a global community of educators and thought leaders who share a collective passion for excellence in math, science and STEM education—and a commitment to instilling this same passion into young minds. The three days of hands-on professional development helped educators gain insight on new ways to engage students, how to troubleshoot technical issues, and widen their expertise. Attendees chose from over 290

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Eastern’s GEAR UP Project Director Linda Morgan presented workshops at the 2019 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity Building Workshop

Eastern’s GEAR UP Project Director Linda Morgan co–presented two workshops at the 2019 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity Building Workshop (CBW) recently held in San Antonio, Texas. Morgan joined Marcie Samples Associate Director for College Access & Support, Washington Student Achievement Council and Lois Bramwell, Director of GEAR UP 4 LA. Each presenter brought a specific area of expertise for the group: Samples works with a state GEAR UP grant; Bramwell directs an urban partnership grant; and Morgan directs a rural partnership grant. The first workshop, Preparing New GEAR UP Leaders for Success, Part 1: Compliance and Administration, brought over 250 GEAR

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Eastern’s GEAR UP team attends 2019 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity Building Workshop

San Antonio was the site of the 2019 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity Building Workshop. Eastern’s GEAR UP delegation joined over 1,300 GEAR UP professionals from across the nation at the workshop designed to help new and experienced GEAR UP professionals effectively meet their project goals and objectives through professional development and strategic planning activities. The workshop is coordinated by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) and is planned in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education. The Workshop built on the key strategies organized thematically around professional learning in the key areas of: Excel—ensuring a mindset of continual

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Eastern delegation attends 2018 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Thirty-two students, chaperones, superintendents and GEAR UP team members recently attended the 2018 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference “Calling All Superheroes” in Washington, DC. The group spent three days touring Villanova University New York University, and Columbia University, as well as historical sites in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC. As the conference activities began, the eight students—Arianna Garcia, Panola; Jerry Hurt, Keota; Desarae Jordan, Rattan; Parker Judkins, Talihina; Carlye Kennedy, McAlester; Dre Spring, Spiro; Zane White, Atoka; and Hannah Wingo, Savanna—attended the first session of the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS), chaperones—Shane Wilcox; Preston Rowland; Tori Crawford; Rowdy Johnson;

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