We Are Connors

We Are Connors State. Read the stories of the men and women who make a difference in the Connors community online.

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Zadie McElhaney

Competitor. Leader. Student.

Like most small children, Zadie McElhaney had big dreams for her future that would change over time.  As a child she wanted to be a pharmacist, but years of growing up on a ranch in Hitchita, Oklahoma, impacted her decision and she chose Connors State College to help lead her down a new path…

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Joyce Johnson

Alumna. Teacher. Nurse.

In 1990, Joyce Ann Johnson was a single mother of two precious girls and only making $90 a week. That all changed when Johnson decided she was not going to get any financial assistance from the state. That was when she decided she was going to go college, Connors State College to be exact…

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Karen Seabolt

Analyst. Alumna. Staff.

Karen Seabolt, Senior Accountant at Connors State College, started her college career like many who attend Connors State. Coming from the small town of Checotah, and graduating with only 80 in her class Karen was not quite ready for the university experience, instead she wanted a  close-knit relationship with classmates and students…

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Kevin Isom

Innovator. Alumnus. Staff.

Kevin Isom graduated from Connors State College with an Associates of Science Business Administration degree.  Since then, Connors State has been a big part of his life, not only giving Kevin a wonderful education but also … [Read More…]





Connor T. Cowboy

Mascot. Motivator. Cowboy.

Always picked last on the playground, Connor T. Cowboy, of Warner, Oklahoma, began sitting the games out. “Being an energetic and cheerful person, I couldn’t just sit quiet and not root the other players on,” said Connor. Connor would pick out his favorite team before the game … [Read More…]



Freeman Culver

Determined. Teacher. Mentor.

As the first in his family to graduate from college, Freeman Dantell Culver III, a professor at Connors State College, feels a kinship to many of his students. “The majority of students attending Connors are the first in their family to attend college,” said Culver.

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Kylie Phillips

Dreamer. Leader. Choctaw.

Since childhood, Kylie Phillips has had the importance of education instilled in her. As a child she spent her days with her Nana while her mother went to college and then in the evenings, her Nana would attend college for her master’s degree. Because of their hard work and dedication, these women became some of Phillips’ role models… [Read More…]




Britten Wallace

Aggie. Scholar. Cowboy.

Britten Wallace is no stranger to the world of agriculture. Growing up in Allen, Oklahoma, she had the opportunity from a young age to raise cattle and go to rodeos. With age her affinity for agriculture expanded, leading her to start her own livestock operation… [Read More…]





Bobby Ramming

Leader. Legacy. Teammate.

Bobby Ramming knew as a small child he wanted to focus his career in Animal Science and decided his junior year at Warner High School to dedicate his life to Agricultural Education by working with the National FFA Organization and as an Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor…

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Competitive. Hard-Working. Teammate.

Caleb Knight, the Cowboys’ 20-year-old catcher from Checotah, has been on a path to play baseball as a career since he was a small boy. Knight has made one thing clear about his life, baseball is more than a game; it’s his passion and a way for him to stand out among the others. [Read More…]



Lee.Coleman.WebLee Coleman

Focused. Driven. Student.

Lee Coleman grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and had dreams of working as an engineer, but life had a different path set out for him. During his junior year of high school, at Captain Shreve High, Coleman tore his ACL during a basketball tournament. [Read More…]