Submitted by Mike Limas
The NEC Leadership Development Academy started on Friday, January 27th with the following participants Chelle Davidson, Dave Ruskoski, Jennifer Kneafsey, Keilah Deatherage, Kenny Loveland, Lu Ann Thompson, Nathan Bryson, Nicole Davis, Sloan Davis, Thesha Zeigler, and Paula Willyard. The NEC-LDA will meet five times this semester.
Submitted by Ephanie DeBey
I just wanted to take a moment to thank the Northeast Campus for all of your help on Wednesday, January 18th with the Welcome Back Pizza! With your help we dished up over 100 pizzas! That is 1000 slices of pizza! Thank you for getting the word out to your students and supporting Student Activities. A special thanks to all of our volunteers that helped day.
You helped serve close to 600 students, faculty and staff.
Bonita Johnson, Denise Baldwin, Dennis Voss, Tommy Henderson, , Don Mathieson, Glenn Jones, JoAnne Bray, Kaye Ellis, Bethany Larkey, Cheryl Judkins, Diane Potts, Bethany Larkey-Stevenson (A 2-shift volunteer!) , Diana Allen, Ruby Kimmons, Rosie Monhollon, Tyler Duffy, Dr. John Gibson, Shannon Cross, Jerri Clark, Stephanie Finley, Alicia Mast, Marina Metevelis (Another 2 Shift Volunteer!), Bill Corbitt, Juanita Longhorn, and to Paula Willyard and Kim Grayson for helping with the furniture reset!
Submitted by Wanda Holmes (This is an email from Marquetta Finley, Executive Director of the Tulsa Urban League.)
Dear Marshall (Bolton) and Freeman (Culver), On behalf of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League and our Board of Directors, thank you for supporting our 2012 MLK Community Breakfast on January 16, 2012. The volunteers from the Tulsa Community College Tulsa Achieves program and the African-American Student Association were excellent, professional, and extremely helpful and gracious! We so appreciate each volunteer’s time and support to help make the event a success. More than 400 community members participated in this year’s event. Again, our sincere thanks to TCC and to your programs/organizations! Blessings and best regards, Marquetta
Submitted by Sharon Limas
Over 170 interpreters from across the state converged on TCC NEC for their annual convention. It was a huge success and it’s because of the famous TCC NEC “what can we do to help” spirit. Shelba Holland did a fabulous job of working with Adriane Hausher to reserve rooms and the set up… even though we changed it every week. The Media guys were great to get all the technology set up… even though they were short people and we changed that every week too. The Receiving Services crew were so easy to work with… calling a couple of days before to make sure we were not changing the set up again. Then, a special thanks to all the people who were on campus those days pitching in to help when they saw a need. Ed Cizek and Adriane Hausher coming with signs, Laurie Rutledge getting us sign holders, Bill Corbitt checking on room temperature, the Testing Center lending a stapler, Adriane Hausher bringing tape, the Media guys bringing power strips, Debby Price stuffing bags and getting fans, Mark Lehouiller getting us info on table cloths, Mike Limas opening rooms, ABM bringing more trash bags, and Dr. Gibson stopping by and welcoming the participants.
Everyone left the conventions with glowing reports about our campus. We are the BEST.
Submitted by Jerri Clark
I would like to give a kudo to David Mattingly. The NEAT Team had enough funds available to adopt some angels from the Salvation Army Angel Tree this past Christmas. We had a riding toy that needed assembling. I asked David if he could help me out and he did so very willingly. Thanks to David Mattingly a little child had an amazing Christmas!
Submitted by Mike Limas
Ecofest 2012 will be March 29 through March 31 at the NEC. A two-day conference will precede the Festival. Go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ecofest for more information.
Submitted by Adriane Hausher
The following is an excerpt of an email sent to the campus after a Tulsa Fire Department event held at the NEC.
“The Tulsa Fire Department and I would like to thank Tulsa Community College, Dr. Gibson, Sean Weins, and Adriane Hausher for the use of the facility and the outstanding hospitality. We appreciate the partnership that we are forging and look forward to the successes we will share in the future.” Tulsa Fire Dept. C/O Jeremy Moore
Submitted by Dr. John Gibson
Kaye Ellis has been recognized for her “Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contributions” to the Oklahoma Association on Higher Education and Disability (OK-AHEAD) at their Fall 2011 Training Institute. The following is an excerpt from a letter received by Dr. Gibson. “Kaye served as our organization’s president from 2009 through 2011 and exemplifies the mission and vision that OK-AHEAD represents in both her personal and professional life”.
- Professor Dorothy Minor discovered a website, Themeefy.com, and created a
magazine there on Mary Shelley and Frankenstein for her Honors Comp II
class. After she posted the magazine, she received the email below from the
I am writing to you to inform you that we would like to feature your Mag
(http://www.themeefy.com/Dorothy_57524/mary-shelley-s-frankenstein ) in the
week of 20th to 26th February. You can read more about Featured Themeefy Mags and see the previously featured Mags on this page: http://themeefy.com/blog/?page_id=284.
As you will see, along with the Mag we also include a brief bio about the
author as well as a snapshot. It would be great if you could send us those
details! Do let us know if you have a Twitter handle so we can also mention
it in our tweet.
Looking forward to hearing from you, Warm Regards,
Director of User Acquisitions and Social Media
- Professor Don Mathieson published a column in The Physics Teacher, Volume 50, January 2012, titled “Circular Motion.”
- Professor Audrey Alcorn organized the first Ecofest Conference, a feature of the third annual Ecofest (http://www.tulsacc.edu/ecofest).
- Janis Farr shared the following about a recent trip she made.
The last week in January, five of my friends and I visited our long-time friend who is serving in the Peace Corps in the Clarks Town, Jamaica region. The schools in Clarks Town are in desperate need of books, toys, and school supplies for students, but the cost of mailing these items to Jamaica is prohibitive and the chances are good that they would never arrive at their destination. Each of us, however, was able to fill a large piece of luggage with donated items from generous donors and to check the luggage through to Jamaica with our own luggage for a much lower cost. … We all learned to speak a little Patois and we had an amazing visit to this beautiful, impoverished island where we were greeted with true Jamaican hospitality and generosity wherever we went.
John Kahre, Dennis Voss, and Kelly Rose hosted visitors and guests who gathered at the NEC in early January for the Horticulture Industries Show.
Sharon Limas and Debby Price hosted the OKRID convention at the NEC in mid-January. Sharolyn Wallace and
Diane Potts hosted the Oklahoma Play Therapy Convention January.
NEC staff volunteered to staff booths for the Dr. Martin Luther King Service event at the NEC on January 14.
Janis Farr and the PotLuck Team put together another successful Holiday Luncheon.
The staff of the Welcome Center, Advisement and Career Services, Bursar, and Financial Aid did outstanding work during the early stages of the spring semester of 2012.
The NEC SAP committee reviewed appeals and made excellent re-admission decisions.
John Kahre secured a donation of 15-gallon pine trees from a local nursery that will be planted around the Horticulture Building.
Amanda Blackman and Dorothy Minor presented an orientation to the TCC Blackboard for a group of adjunct professors during the first week of school.
Kei Deatherage, Mike Dinneen, Mike Limas, and Bethany Larkey-Stevenson inspired the Alpha Zeta Alpha organization’s officers as they once again attained a 5-Star status for the chapter.
Stephanie Finley, Steve Haney, and Cheryl Judkins gave a presentation on campus services to adjunct professors on Thursday, January 4.
Dorothy Minor gave a presentation on web gadgets for Renew the Magic.
Sloan Davis talked about his writing excursion in Paris during the summer of 2011 and read from his most recent novel at a Renew the Magic event.
The NEC IT team, David, Jeff, Matt, Trevor, and Gordon, worked hard on the computer roll-out.
The NEC Facilities team, Garry, Matt, Denny, Jerrid, Frank, Jeff, Glenn, Sean, Rick, and David, began the job of restoring the FACET Center to a point of pride at the NEC.