Connors State College http://connorsstate.edu Building Futures One At A Time Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:45:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Connors State College Honors Students http://connorsstate.edu/connors-state-college-honors-students/ http://connorsstate.edu/connors-state-college-honors-students/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:39:46 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5638 Members of the President’s Leadership Class were recognized, along with several other outstanding students, at the 2014 Connors State College Honors Night.

Members of the President’s Leadership Class were recognized, along with several other outstanding students, at the 2014 Connors State College Honors Night.

Connors State College honored several students at the 2014 Honors Night. Students were recognized for their outstanding ability in and out of the classroom setting.

“Our students work hard and are very deserving of this honor,” said Connors State College President, Dr. Tim Faltyn. “Our faculty and staff work closely with our students and are able to guide them to success.”

 

 

 

 

This year’s honorees include:

Adair Fox, Connors State Academic Team

Alicia Castaneda, Excellence in Creative Services

Alex Keener, President’s Leadership Class

Allison Tarvin, Excellence in Creative Services

Amy Garman, General Zoology, Human Physiology

Amanda Long, Outstanding Composition

Ashley Boykins, Fundamentals of Computer Usage, Desktop Publishing

Austin Ribbe, Macroeconomics

Autumn Ingram, Excellence Clinical Performance

Bailey Pugh, President’s Leadership Class

Benny Earl Hulsey, Outstanding Veteran

Blake Miller, President’s Leadership Class

Brandi Hale, Accounting, Computer Science

Bryce Hauenstein, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Ambassador

Caitlyn Mocha, World Literature

Callie Shannon, Microcomputers in Agriculture, General Humanities (Ancient World to Renaissance)

Cary Hayes, College Algebra

Cassidy Allread, Agriculture Economics

Cassie Holsey, Evolution and Diversity, Human Anatomy

Christie Jay, Outstanding Student Athletic Trainer

Colin Marsh, Physics, Calculus 2

Dakota Macom, Agriculture Ambassador

Derek Ellis, Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology, Outstanding Composition

Derek White, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II

Devyn Redford, General Biology

Elizabeth Holtfreter, Business Law

Elizabeth McCarter, Art Appreciation

Emily Kell, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Leadership

Erica Vinzetta, College Algebra

Erin Reynolds, World Literature

Esther Salters, Fundamentals of Computer Usage, Composition

Faith Daniels, Introduction to Horticulture

Greg Broussard, Biology

Hannah Allen, Excellence in Creative Services

Hayli Miller, Connors State Academic Team, President’s Leadership Class

Heather Johnson, Outstanding Comp I Student

Hilary Dennis, Music Appreciation

Hunter Dauck, Plant Science

Isaac Blankenship, Connors State Academic Team

Jacob Green, President’s Leadership Class

Jaime Hare, Trigonometry

Jayden Hubler, Fundamentals of Computer Usage, Spreadsheet Analysis

Jalyn Willis, President’s Leadership Class

Jennifer Swift, Nursing Theory

Jessica Mann, College Algebra, English Comp II

Jeremiah Leavell, World Literature

Jeremy Barnes, Trigonometry

Jeremy Coltharp, Outstanding Comp I Student

Johnathon Moore, Microeconomics

Jonathan Jack, Nursing, Outstanding Careplan Performance

Jolee Hothouse, Outstanding Comp I student, English Comp II

Juan Rodriguez, Human Anatomy

Kaitlyn Kelley, Microcomputers in Agriculture, President’s Leadership Class

Kallene Brewer, Fundamentals of Computer Usage

Katie Bullard, President’s Leadership Class, Excellence in Creative Services

Kayley Lewis, Opportunity Seeking

Keegan Vander Molen, Agriculture Economics

Keelie Engelbrecht, College Algebra

Kyle Box, Connors State Academic Team

Lauren Irons, Outstanding Academic Performance

Lisa Jack, Nursing, Outstanding Clinical Performance

Madison Peeples, English Comp II

Mallory Smith, President’s Leadership Class

Melinda Busch, Nursing, Outstanding Academic Performance

Michael Edgmon, Agriculture Economics

Michael Wilt, Fundamentals of Computer Usage

Morgan Anderson, Excellence in Creative Services

Morgan Cook, CSC Foundation Newsletter, Excellence in Creative Services

Morgan Olmstead, College Algebra

Nella Worthan, President’s Leadership Class, English Comp II, Student Activities

Peyton Reed, Superior Sociology Student of the Year

Rachel Alvord, College Algebra

Rebekah Parnell, Nursing, Outstanding Careplan Performance

Robyn Smalley, President’s Leadership Class

Ronna Bell, President’s Leadership Class

Ryan Echelle, President’s Leadership Class

Sean Friend, President’s Leadership Class, Excellence in Creative Services

Shawna Carrier, Outstanding Business Graduate

Shelby Strain, President’s Leadership Class

Shelly Clay, Opportunity Seeking

Stevie Larue-Spear, Evolution and Diversity

Steven Ertle, College Algebra

Tabatha Hubler, General Botany, General Zoology

Tabatha Lane, College Algebra

Tareva McCall, Psychology, General Humanities 2223 (renaissance to present day)

Taylor Sparks, Agriculture Engineering

Traye Gann, Soil Science, Agriculture Ambassador

Tyler Scott, Connors State Academic Team

Whitney Andras, Excellence in Creative Services

Zane Webster, Agriculture Ambassador

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Connors State College to Host Free Concert http://connorsstate.edu/black-sunset-2014/ http://connorsstate.edu/black-sunset-2014/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:45:11 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5619 Connors State College will host a free concert featuring Cody Canada and the Departed and Uncle Lucius on Friday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m. on the Warner campus. The concert, part of the college’s Black Sunset Concert series, is open to the public.

            Cody Canada is reuniting with The Departed to play a number of Canadian Ragweed favorites mixed with rock and roll. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of R&B and blues added. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys. 

            For more information contact the Student Activities department at (918) 463-6246, or by emailing cody.clovis@connorsstate.edu.

 

What: Black Sunset Concert featuring Cody Canada & The Departed with special guest Uncle Lucius

When: May 2nd gates open at 5:30 PM

Where: Connors State College Warner Campus

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Connors State College Hosts Service Fair to Encourage Volunteerism http://connorsstate.edu/connors-state-college-hosts-service-fair-to-encourage-volunteerism/ http://connorsstate.edu/connors-state-college-hosts-service-fair-to-encourage-volunteerism/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:30:21 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5633
The Connors State College Library recently hosted a service fair in an effort to raise awareness of the many services offered to those in need, as well as to recruit volunteers for the organizations.  Pictured is Lisa Wade with the Muskogee Difference Healthcare Scholarship and Eastern Oklahoma Healthcare Coalition describing the services and opportunities offered through her organization.

The Connors State College Library recently hosted a service fair in an effort to raise awareness of the many services offered to those in need, as well as to recruit volunteers for the organizations. Pictured is Lisa Wade with the Muskogee Difference Healthcare Scholarship and Eastern Oklahoma Healthcare Coalition describing the services and opportunities offered through her organization.

Connors State College hosted a free service fair at the Muskogee West campus in an effort to increase volunteerism and awareness of the many services offered to those in need. Nineteen community organizations attended the event to talk to students and the public about volunteer opportunities.

            “When I was a student I was in a situation where I needed a lot of assistance,” said Becky Rayborn, library technician and event coordinator. “Many of these service organizations were a big part of my life at that time. I wondered how many others had been in the same situation and maybe didn’t know where they could find help.”

Participating vendors included the American Red Cross, Cherokee Nation Child Care Resource Center, CSC Muskogee Difference Healthcare Scholarship and Eastern Oklahoma Healthcare Coalition, CSC Student Support Services, Department of Human Services, Department of Human Services Child Support Services, Golden Rule, Green Country Mental Health Services, Muskogee Head Start, Indian Capital Vo-tech, Infant Supply Closet, Kibois, McCoys, Muskogee County Transit, Pregnancy Resource Center, River Cross Hospice, Volunteers of America Oklahoma, Women in Safe Home, Inc., and Workforce Oklahoma.

“Many of the organizations that came today are funded mainly through donations. Those groups need volunteers so that the money they do receive can be used to assist those in need,” said Rayborn. “Volunteering also helps the ones who volunteer as it can teach them discipline and how to appreciate what they have. And in some cases volunteering could bring out a passion in a person for a particular area of service or maybe even a career.”

The event was well attended and attendees left with a wide variety of information.

“I was amazed at how excited all these service organizations were about this fair,” said Rayborn. “They came ready to serve. They wanted to help in any way they could. All of them have a passion for helping people become successes in life. There was a fantastic feeling of caring in the room.”

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Atwood Named All American http://connorsstate.edu/atwood-named-all-american/ http://connorsstate.edu/atwood-named-all-american/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:32:09 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5624 Connors States College’s  6’ 8” sophomore, forward Willie Atwood, from Memphis, Tenn., has been named third team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American, announced by the NJCAA committee in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Atwood, who was the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference and Region II Player of the Year, averaged 20.8 points last season in leading the Cowboys to a 23-7 season record. He was also named to the Region II All-Tournament team.

Atwood is Cowboy head coach Bill Muse’s 14th junior college All-American during his 22-year coaching stint at Connors.

“This is a very deserving honor for Willie,” said Muse, following the announcement. “He has improved each year he has been here and played an instrumental part in our success the past two seasons (which included a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament last season). I know Willie will have a very successful career at the next level (Division I) at whichever school he will be attending.”

Attwood’s skills are can also be seen off the court.   

“He will also be great in the class room,” said Muse.  “Willie is an excellent student.”

During Atwood’s two seasons at Connors State he scored 953 points to average 15.6 points per game over two seasons. During his sophomore season he scored a career high 41 points against Independence Community College and had 11 double-doubles during the season.

Atwood shot 57.6 percent from the floor connecting on 175-of-304 attempts, which included 27.3 percent from behind the arc. At the free throw line he drained 270-of-349 attempts for 77.4 percent at the stripe, while pulling down 271 rebounds for a 9.0 per game average.

The sophomore also averaged 2.1 assists per game, while making 20 steals and 8 block shots last year.

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Graduation http://connorsstate.edu/graduation/ http://connorsstate.edu/graduation/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:28:55 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5612 Graduation Information

 

Connors State College conducts one commencement ceremony a year, in May. December and summer graduates are invited to participate in the ceremony. Those desiring to do so much indicate this information on the Application for Graduation at the time of application. Students may participate in the May commencement ceremony if they are within 6 credits of all degree requirements and the hours are fulfilled during the summer term at Connors State College. Students desiring to transfer credits back to Connors State College for graduation must receive prior approval from the Vice President for Academic Affairs by completing a request form in the Admissions Office.


Summer graduates

 

Since Connors State College does not hold a summer commencement ceremony, students who meet the graduation requirements to graduate at the end of the summer are invited to participate in the spring commencement ceremony.


Financial Matters

 

Graduating students must settle all financial obligations with Connors State College. The College is authorized to withhold diplomas and transcripts for any outstanding financial fees reported by a department of the College.


Connors State College Alumni Association

 

Future Alumni, congratulations on your anticipated graduation from Connors State College, and welcome to the CSC Alumni Association. You are an important part of the College and of the Association. As an alumni of the College, you play a key role in its further development and improvement, as well as contributions to the experience of current and future students. In return, your Alumni Association works hard to create benefits for you to use and enjoy. As a graduation gift, the Alumni Association is delighted to extend to you a complimentary one year membership in the Association, making you eligible for the full range of benefits available through the Association. Membership in the CSC Alumni Association is a great opportunity to link you to a powerful network of thousands of alumni worldwide. Again, our congratulations!


Commencement Information

 

Commencement

Friday, May 9, 2014

7:00 p.m. – Muskogee Civic Center

Muskogee, OK

 

Candidates for graduation are encouraged, but not required to participate in the May commencement.

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Mike Lewis, of Lawrence, Kan., has accepted the position of Vice President of Fiscal Services at Connors State College. Lewis has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Haskell University for the past ten years and brings a wide range of financial knowledge to the College.

Connors State College is pleased to announce that Mike Lewis, of Lawrence, Kan., has accepted the position of Vice President of Fiscal Services.  Lewis has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Haskell University for the past ten years and is excited to return to Oklahoma.

“I grew up in Midwest City, Okla.,” said Lewis, “However; I have roots in eastern Oklahoma as well.  My father grew up in Stillwell, Okla., where we visited quite frequently.”

During his time at Haskell, Lewis helped the college overcome many obstacles including gaining their first grants indirect rate, infused technology improvements such as online payments, and provided innovative solutions to many revenue stream challenges.

“I look forward to utilizing that experience at Connors,” Lewis said.  “Connors has a great tradition and is well postured for the future. Dr. Faltyn has a terrific vision for the school which I will enjoy supporting.”

Connors State College has experienced tremendous growth in the past two years and Lewis’ arrival is well timed to oversee the college’s many construction projects.

“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Lewis to the Connors family,” said President Tim Faltyn.  “I believe his talents and abilities will help us continue our growth and our mission to better serve the students and community.”

Lewis and his wife, Julie, have been married for 29 years and have three children, Jason, 28, Jessica, 27, and Jonathan, 22.  When not working he enjoys fishing, reading and building things around the house.

“I am excited about being part of the next phase of growth at Connors,” Lewis said. “Connors’ leadership in health field careers, Connors’ reputation in sports excellence, and their commitment to individual student success will be a great match.”    

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American Electric Donates to CSC Scholarship http://connorsstate.edu/american-electric-donates-to-csc-scholarship/ http://connorsstate.edu/american-electric-donates-to-csc-scholarship/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:22:57 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5595 Pictured are CSC Equine Director and Head Rodeo Coach, Jake Lawson, CSC President, Dr. Tim Faltyn, Mouser, and CSC Equine Instructor and Assistant Rodeo Coach Jake Walker.

Pictured are CSC Equine Director and Head Rodeo Coach, Jake Lawson, CSC President, Dr. Tim Faltyn, Mouser, and CSC Equine Instructor and Assistant Rodeo Coach Jake Walker.

The American Electric Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma Division recently donated $2,500 towards the Fred Williams Equine and Rodeo Endowed Scholarship.  The donation was presented by Bobby Mouser, Director of Customer Service and Marketing at American Electric.  Students interested in this scholarship may fill out an application through the Connors State College Development Foundation.  Applications are due March 1 and can be found on the Connors State College Website, www.connorsstate.edu.

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CSC Scholars Receive Scholarships at OACC Student Award Luncheon http://connorsstate.edu/csc-scholars-receive-scholarships-at-oacc-student-award-luncheon/ http://connorsstate.edu/csc-scholars-receive-scholarships-at-oacc-student-award-luncheon/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:20:24 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5573 (L toRr) Jeremy Coltharp, Tiffany Geisler, Stacey Dawes, Ryan Blanton, and Robey Keys (Shannon Callie not pictured)

(L toRr) Jeremy Coltharp, Tiffany Geisler, Stacey Dawes, Ryan Blanton, and Robey Keys (Shannon Callie not pictured)

Several Connors State College students were recently awarded scholarships for academic excellence at the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) awards luncheon.  Jeremy Coltharp, general studies major, and Callie Shannon, agriculture major, received a certificate and scholarship for $1,000 each to help defray the cost of attendance while attending Connors State College.  Three members of the Mu Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society were selected for the All-Oklahoma Academic Team.  The members: Tiffany Geisler, nursing major, Stacey Dawes, pre-nursing major, and Robey Keys, business administration major, received a medallion, a certificate and a transfer scholarship of $1,000 each from the Coca-Cola Foundation.  The transfer scholarship is to be used at a four-year institution to defray the cost of attendance.  

Ryan Blanton, Executive Director of the CSC Development Foundation, represented Connors and presented the certificates and medallions to the scholars.  Tiffany Geisler is the President for the Mu Chi chapter; Stacey Dawes is President of the Math and Science Club; and Robey Keys graduated in December and is enrolled at NSU in Business Adminstration.  Geisler and Dawes will graduate in May and will continue their nursing education.

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CSC and Warner Receive Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award http://connorsstate.edu/csc-and-warner-receive-regents-business-partnership-excellence-award/ http://connorsstate.edu/csc-and-warner-receive-regents-business-partnership-excellence-award/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:15:51 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5568 Connors State College and the Town of Warner where honored for their economic partnership receiving the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Business Partnership Excellence Award. Pictured are (L to R):  Lt. Governor Todd Lamb, Executive Director of CSC Development Foundation Ryan Blanton, Warner Town Councilwoman Barbara Watson, Warner Mayor Jack Tatum, SCS President Tim Faltyn, and OSRHE Chancellor Glen Johnson

Connors State College and the Town of Warner where honored for their economic partnership receiving the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Business Partnership Excellence Award. Pictured are (L to R): Lt. Governor Todd Lamb, Executive Director of CSC Development Foundation Ryan Blanton, Warner Town Councilwoman Barbara Watson, Warner Mayor Jack Tatum, SCS President Tim Faltyn, and OSRHE Chancellor Glen Johnson

On March 11, 2014, Connors State College and the Town of Warner where honored for their economic partnership receiving the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Business Partnership Excellence Award. The award, given annually, highlights successful partnerships between Oklahoma institutions of higher education and the business community.

Since its founding in 1908, the town of Warner and its residents have been steadfast supporters of CSC and its mission of higher education. On the Warner campus, the town of Warner partnered with CSC to provide $60,000 in signage, infrastructure and road improvements to beautify the college and community. The town of Warner provided an additional $80,000 for a new entrance road to alleviate congestion and increase the safety of students and the community traveling to the campus. Most importantly, the town of Warner has worked to provide more than $1 million for vital infrastructure improvements that ensures CSC provides exceptional facilities and educational opportunities to students and the community for many years to come.

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Keith wins No. 1,400 http://connorsstate.edu/keith-wins-no-1400/ http://connorsstate.edu/keith-wins-no-1400/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:50:01 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=5539 Perry Keith with the 2014 Cowboys after returning from the Cowboys 1400 Wins

Perry Keith with the 2014 Cowboys after returning from the Cowboys 1400 Wins

Connors State College’s Perry Keith won his 1,400th game as head coach of the Cowboys baseball team, when top-ranked  CSC took a 4-3 victory over Carl Albert State College Sunday.

Keith, who is in his 29th year at the helm of the Connors State baseball program, is now 1,400-402 following the win. The Cowboys are now 25-3 entering a Tuesday night game with Crowder Community College at 6 p.m. at Biff Thompson Field.

Concerning the 1,400th victory Keith said, “It’s like any other, it’s good to get. We had a lot of good players and people play for me.  We have just been blessed with good players.

“Year in and year out the guys have been able to do good things for our program, “said Keith.

The Cowboys broke out to a 1-lead in the third inning. Christian Perez connected for his second of the season to put Connors on top 1-0. 

Cowboys made it 3-0 in the fifth inning when Perez opened the inning with a base hit. He scored on a double by Yariel Gonzalez for a 2-0 Cowboys lead. Jarrard Poteete then brought home Gonzalez with a base hit to make it 3-0.

Then in the ninth inning Gonzalez connected for his four homer of the season.

Carl Albert then scored three runs in its half of the ninth with two outs on a 3-run homer against Landon Bradley (6-0), who went the distance. Bradley scattered seven hits, gave up a walk and had seven strike outs.

Perry Keith talks with CSC president Dr. Tim Faltyn after returning from his 1400th win

Perry Keith talks with CSC president Dr. Tim Faltyn after returning from his 1400th win

Perry Keith was presented with this plaque after returning from his 1400th win

Perry Keith was presented with this plaque after returning from his 1400th win

Heather Keith and Angie lane serving cake after Perry Keith's 1400th win

Heather Keith and Angie lane serving cake after Perry Keith’s 1400th win

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