Thursday, March 28, 2013

Give a 'shout out' at Graduation 2013

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 10) 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 all 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 12


Graduating from TCC is allowing me to not only tell my seven children, but also to show them, how truly valuable an education is. With my husband's support, and all the help I have received from the great instructors I've had at TCC, I feel like there isn't anything I can't achieve once I set my mind to it.”
--Sabrina Hall, 2012 TCC Graduate

Monday, March 25, 2013

Culpepper promotes Poems for Peace competition

Do you fancy yourself a poet? Does alliteration, blank verse and haiku make you want to carpe diem? TCC is now accepting submissions for Poems for Peace Student Poetry Contest. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. April 1.

All enrolled TCC students are eligible to enter. Poems should include content that relates to peace and/or tolerance. Poems should be no longer than 50 lines. Submissions should be emailed to Dr. Allen Culpepper at with "Peace Poem" in the subject line.

The competition will culminate with poetry readings and prize distributions from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Student Union Auditorium on the TCC Southeast Campus.