Monday, March 31, 2014

Give a 'shout out' at Graduation 2014

Are you graduating from TCC in May? Give a shout out to your friends and family on the big screen on the night of graduation (May 9) during the pre-graduation PowerPoint presentation at the ORU Mabee Center. I'm looking for quotations from graduating students about their experiences at TCC, how their families have supported them, how faculty have helped them, etc. Your name will be included so that your family and friends at graduation can see it! :)

Here are some ideas to help you in writing a quote (in one or two sentences, please):
1. How does it feel to be getting your associate degree?
2. Who would you like to thank for helping you along the way?
3. What does this night mean to you and your family?
4. How did TCC prepare you for your next step? 

Please write your quote in a complete sentence. Feel free to leave a comment on the blog or send the quote in an email to Please include your first and last name along with your submission.

Note: Submission of a quote does not guarantee publication. DEADLINE: APRIL 16


"Look mom and dad, I did it! Thank you to my parents and grandparents for always encouraging me. And, thank you to my wonderful husband for supporting me and providing for me through these times in our life. Finally, thank the beautiful Lord for blessing my life, so that I can be where I am today!"
Aubrey Bushyhead, Class of 2013

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Need help? One number connects you to TCC Campus Police

Did you know that you can contact TCC Campus Police using one, easy-to-remember phone number? If you need to contact Campus Police on any campus for any reason, call 918-595-8888.

Of course, you can always dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency, but if a situation arises where you need to talk to Campus Police on a particular campus, call the number above and a dispatcher will connect you with the campus of your choice.

Another interesting fact:  TCC Campus Police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even when the College is closed, Campus Police is always on duty.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WestFest offers free fun for all

Sure, pumpkin patches are fun. What kid wouldn't want to visit one this time of year? But they can also be pricey. If you are watching your wallet like I am, you might want to take your kiddos to WestFest this week. WestFest is a fall festival at TCC's West Campus that includes a free concert, free hot dogs, chips and water for the first 500 people, and free carnival games for the kids. And, costumes are welcome.

There will be a few things at WestFest that charge a fee, and proceeds go to student organizations.  Veterinary Technology Student Organization will have pumpkin decorating for kids with each pumpkin costing $1; Phi Beta Lambda will hold a $1 cake walk; and there will be a Haunted Trail that costs $2.

The concert will feature Michael Boggs, a nationally known Christian music artist and songwriter. Michael is from the Berryhill area, which is near the TCC West Campus.

WestFest is 6-8 p.m. today, Oct. 24, in the Student Union on the TCC West Campus, 7505 W. 41st Street South.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Art makes its way to TCC Metro Campus

If reverse vertigo is real, I think I experienced it Monday when I looked high above a two-story home and saw 2 tons of artwork dangling in the air. With heart racing and brow sweating, I carefully protected my face with a Canon Digital Rebel. I hid behind the lens, pretending that I was witnessing something happening on TV. After taking several snapshots, I raced to the front of the house to snap photos of the art being placed safely on a trailer. When the stressed straps relaxed, I took a cleansing breath.

Witnessing the removal and installation of three pieces of granite art was quite an experience. For any of you who were there for the installation of "Heart and Soul," "Spirit Las Mesas" and "Broken Earth" at the Center for Creativity, you know. Those pieces are huge....and beautiful.

Why did TCC purchase $200,000 of art? Well, it was purchased in accordance with the Oklahoma Art in Public Places program. Oklahoma Art in Public Places, signed into law in 2004, requires 1.5 percent of the cost of construction or renovation of state owned public buildings to be incorporated into public art. And, since TCC is a state agency, it is required to comply with this law.

What do you think about the art? See more pictures and/or comment at

Monday, September 16, 2013

Are you True Blue?

With inspiration from recent awesome events, such as Paint the Zoo Blue, TCC is encouraging students, faculty and staff to wear blue on Fridays. Even though we don't have a sports team, we can still have school spirit by sporting blue on Fridays. To watch a video that promotes True Blue, click here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Giving back on Day of Caring

TCC employees volunteered to paint, clean, pull weeds, sweep and more during the Day of Caring held in Tulsa on Friday. The Tulsa Area United Way organizes this annual event, and TCC provides full-time employees with eight hours of community service leave to participate in either this event or another community service event of their choosing. Enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Remember: TCC is tobacco free

I have been on all of the TCC campuses since fall classes have begun, and I want to remind everyone that TCC is tobacco free. I saw TCC Campus Police talking to people on the campuses who weren't following the policy, and I saw students on campus wearing electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, which are also prohibited.

TCC became tobacco free in 2012 after Gov. Mary Fallin signed an Executive Order to make all state-owned and state-leased properties tobacco free. Consequently, TCC Board of Regents supported the governor's order by approving a tobacco-free policy on all TCC locations.

To report violations of the policy, contact TCC Campus Police at 918-595-8888.

To read details about the TCC policy and the health benefits of quitting, visit