Monday, September 24, 2012

Safety reminder: Use the crosswalks

In the rush to get to class on time, we sometimes don't take the safest route in crossing the street. But darting across a busy highway or street without using the crosswalk just is not safe. It is important to cross the street in the designated pedestrian walkways at all TCC campuses, especially at TCC's Metro Campus. I am on the campuses a lot, and I cringe every time I see someone walk across a street with cars zooming toward them. Yikes!

Yes, it takes some time and more effort to go to the crosswalk, but it's worth it! That's my public service announcement for the day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gov. Mary Fallin visits TCC

Gov. Mary Fallin was in T-town today, and as part of her visit she toured the Center for Creativity on the TCC Metro Campus. She saw the television production studio, radio studio, visual art/drawing studio and event space. She also spoke in a public service announcement that will be released to local media and posted on YouTube. The PSA addresses Oklahoma's effort to get more people to finish their college degrees, which is part of the Complete College America federal program.

As we all know, life can sometimes interrupt our plans to finish college. We start all excited and starry-eyed, dreaming of the future. But, life happens. Complete College America is an initiative to help and encourage people to finish those college degrees and certificates, and Oklahoma is one of the 29-member Alliance of States that has pledged to make college completion a top priority.

Have you ever had to pause your education because of one reason or another? What encouraged you to return to college and finish?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Honoring: Dr. Keith Ballard

The TCC Foundation will honor Dr. Keith Ballard, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, Thursday night with the TCC Vision in Education Leadership Award. Ballard is receiving the highest honor that the TCC Foundation bestows upon an individual. He and hundreds of guests will attend the dinner that is also a fundraiser for the TCC Foundation, which provides scholarships and funding for special projects. To read more, click here.