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Howe GEAR UP students tour Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Tech Center

Howe seventh and eighth-grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour the southeast campus of TCC (Tulsa Community College). Students were greeted by Admissions Counselor William Baldwin and Student Recruiter Lucia McFarland. They talked to the students about TCC and the admission process. They discussed how there are over 100 majors for students to choose from at TCC. The tour started in Building 8 that houses programs for science, mathematics, health science, and biotechnology. Students viewed the Nursing Department and saw a hospital setup equipped with robotic mannequins that can perform real-life scenarios for students to practice what

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Seventy-five Poteau GEAR UP students visit TCC–SE campus

Seventy-five Poteau GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour the Southeast campus of Tulsa Community College (TCC–SE). Students were greeted by Admissions Counselor William Baldwin and Student Recruiter Lucia McFarland. Students were led through the VanTrease Performance Arts Center for Education, also known as the PACE Building. Students were given a behind the scenes tour of the auditorium where hair and makeup preparation for productions happens. They also looked inside the shop used for building props and sets used in plays. Next, students toured the Student Union located in Building 9. The Student Union consists of the fitness

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Poteau GEAR UP students tour Tulsa Community College–Southeast Campus

Eighty-four seventh grade Poteau GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour the Southeast campus of Tulsa Community College (TCC–SE). Students were greeted by Admissions Counselor William Baldwin and Student Recruiter Lucia McFarland. They were led through Building 9, the Student Union that houses the Student Life offices, the campus store, food court, and fitness center. Students learned that even if they are sign up for only one class through TCC–SE, they can take advantage of the fitness center for free at any TCC campus. The center has smaller rooms for fitness classes as well as intramural sports. Students

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Poteau GEAR UP students tour Tulsa Community College—Southeast Campus

One hundred and twelve Poteau GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour the Southeast campus of Tulsa Community College (TCC). Students were greeted by Admissions Counselor William Baldwin and Student Recruiter Lucia McFarland. Studnets were led through Building 8 that houses programs for science, mathematics, health sciences, and biotechnology. Students walked through the Nursing Department where they saw a real-life set up of hospital beds and medical instruments, complete with robotic mannequins. The mannequins can perform the same body functions of a real human so that nursing students have the most lifelike setting in which to learn and

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Eufaula GEAR UP seventh graders tour Tulsa Community College

Fifty-one GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour the Southeast Campus of Tulsa Community College (TCC). Students were welcomed to campus by Admissions Counselors William Baldwin and Lucia McFarland. Students were met with an ice-breaker question: What is your name and your biggest fear? Many students listed spiders, snakes, heights and other animals/insects. The chaperones and Admissions Counselors even listed their fears to the students. It was interesting to hear the commonalities. Students began the tour in Building 8 which houses the Math, Science, Nursing and other Allied Health programs. The tour made a stop to see the

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Porum GEAR UP sixth graders tour Tulsa Community College & Oklahoma Aquarium

Forty Porum GEAR UP sixth grade students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour Tulsa Community College (TCC) and Jenks to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium. Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at TCC led by Student Recruiters William Baldwin and Ali Castillo. Porum students saw numerous buildings and learned about various programs on the updated Southeast TCC campus. Students began the tour in Building 8, the Math and Science Building. Baldwin welcomed students to campus and asked an interesting question to get to know everyone. “If you could have any animal for a pet, and care was

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Eufaula GEAR UP seventh graders tour the OK Aquarium & Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus

Forty-two Eufaula GEAR UP students recently traveled to Jenks to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium and Tulsa to tour Tulsa Community College (TCC). Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at OK Aquarium. Education Specialist Michelle Zarantonello led students behind the scenes of the OK Aquarium exhibits. The tour started at the newest addition to the aquarium, Sea Turtle Island. The exhibit features a 300-pound loggerhead turtle and many other species of fish. One of the largest puffer head fish is in this tank and two types of shark species. The “Inside Story” tour took students through the

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Canadian GEAR UP sixth and seventh graders tour Tulsa Community College & OK Aquarium

Fifty-one Canadian GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour Tulsa Community College (TCC) and Jenks to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium. Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at the Southeast Campus of TCC. Student Recruiters William Baldwin and Ali Castillo led students through the beautiful campus. TCC is the third largest school in our state with enrollment numbers around 25,000 students. There are four main campuses in the Tulsa area. The Southeast campus is the largest with approximately 10,000 students. Though this is a large Oklahoma college, they manage to keep class sizes small, around

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Eufaula GEAR UP seventh graders tour the Oklahoma Aquarium & Tulsa Community College

Thirty Eufaula GEAR UP students recently traveled to Jenks to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium and Tulsa to tour Tulsa Community College (TCC). Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at OK Aquarium. Education Specialist Julia Gibson led students behind the scenes of the OK Aquarium exhibits. The “Inside Story” tour took students through the kitchen where biologist Bailey Hawkins was preparing meals for the animals. Next students got to see the shark exhibit from the top of the tank. This exhibit is a 40-foot-wide tank that is 12 feet deep. The Education Specialist explained why they keep

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Eufaula GEAR UP sixth graders tour OK Aquarium & Tulsa Community College

Fifty-one Eufaula GEAR UP students recently traveled to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, then to Tulsa to tour Tulsa Community College (TCC). Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at OK Aquarium. Education Specialist Michelle Zarantonello led students through the back rooms that house the quarantine tanks. The “Swim into Science” tour was a behind the scenes tour of how the biologist tend to and prepare aquatic animals for the museum exhibits. The animals rotate in the exhibits and the aquarium receives new animals frequently. On this day Eufaula students got to see stingrays, starfish, an

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