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2012-02-16 16:15:00

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Phoenix Tulsa Campus will recognize Maj. Rob Turner of the Tulsa Police Department as the 2012 Faculty Member of the Year, and Heather Horinek as the 2012 Student of the Year at its commencement ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 18. Sen. Rick Brinkley, Owasso, will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony will be held at the John Q. Hammons Multi Purpose Activity Center (UMAC) in Tulsa. Rob Turner is the director of...

2008-08-25 12:01:08

By SHANNON MUCHMORE Tulsa Community College is offering its courses on the Union High School campus. Tulsa Community College will be offering a few of its courses to Union High School students in a convenient location this fall -- right alongside the students' other classes. TCC faculty will be teaching government, college algebra and Composition I to juniors and seniors who meet the eligibility requirements for concurrent enrollment. The classes will be the same as those offered at...

2008-08-13 12:00:48

By MARY BETH MARKLEIN Community colleges pride themselves on being the best bargains in higher education, yet affordability remains a barrier for many low- and moderate-income students. Tuition, though it's rising faster than inflation, isn't the main cause. At $2,361, last year's average community college cost was just 38 percent of what public four-year universities charged, says the nonprofit College Board, which tracks annual tuition increases. Bigger factors: Costs related to...

2008-08-08 15:00:48

By APRIL MARCISZEWSKI Half of Tulsa Achieves scholars will return as sophomores, but TCC wants that to be higher. Tulsa Community College expects half of the students who started college in the Tulsa Achieves scholarship program last fall to return for their sophomore year this month, reflecting the national norm for re-enrollment at community colleges. But officials hope that some new programs will improve that number. As of last week, about a third of the initial 1,357 Tulsa...

2008-08-07 12:01:16

By BILL SIZEMORE By Bill Sizemore The Virginian-Pilot Brittany Dixon starts classes this month at Tidewater Community College with a clear goal in mind: In two years, she'll earn an associate degree that will launch her on the way to a career as a nurse anesthetist. Statistically, she has about a 1-in-10 chance of reaching that goal. It's startling but true: Only 10.8 percent of full-time TCC students graduate from the two-year institution within three years. It's the third-lowest...

2008-08-06 03:00:47

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--Brittany Dixon starts classes this month at Tidewater Community College with a clear goal in mind: In two years, she'll earn an associate degree that will launch her on the way to a career as a nurse anesthetist. Statistically, she has about a 1-in-10 chance of reaching that goal. It's startling but true: Only 10.8 percent of full-time TCC students graduate from the two-year institution within three years. It's the...

2008-08-04 09:00:51

By Heather Caliendo When Kara Gae Neal became superintendent of Tulsa Tech, someone mentioned they were glad she was there for the other students. "Other students" is a phrase Neal doesn't want to hear. She said she's proud that her school can offer a path to academic success for the students other schools don't want. "This is a kind of image that needs to be changed," said Neal. "I said I don't know who those other students are - there are no other students, only other options." Neal...

2008-06-26 15:02:58

Members of the class of 2008 who signed up for Tulsa Community College's Tulsa Achieves scholarship have until July 1 to enroll in fall classes and submit final documents to officially join the scholarship program. Before July 1, high school graduates must turn in final high school transcripts and ACT or College Placement Test scores to an enrollment and registration office on any TCC campus, according to www.tulsaworld.com/achieves. They also must meet with an academic adviser before...

2008-06-18 12:00:48

Four Tulsa Community College students in four years have won prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships, and the school's first recipient has won a second Cooke scholarship, for graduate school. Congratulations to the latest winner, Rosie Lynch, and to the winner of the graduate award, Linda Valliere Siegmann. Congratulations too to TCC. Having that many students win the highly competitive awards is a credit to the school's quality. Stems & Pieces is a compilation of short...

2007-01-24 09:01:01

By MATTHEW BOWERS BY MATTHEW BOWERS THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT CHESAPEAKE - A student in this city just might be able to graduate from one portable classroom at a crowded high school into another portable classroom at a crowded community college. Tidewater Community College has seen its 10th straight year of record enrollment, growing 6.7 percent last fall to the equivalent of 14,296 full-time students - which is defined as one student taking 30 credit hours per year. At the Chesapeake...