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Kelly's November 2015 Email Archive

Good afternoon, Student Services Contacts! November is flying by so here are a few upcoming events/resources.

OKCRC Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Moore Norman South Penn Campus Conference Center
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                            Lunch on Your Own
At-a-Glance download                     No cost to attend

Click here to register for the OKCRC Annual Conference

The OKCRC Annual Conference will have sessions for everyone.  The strands include:

  1. Basics
  2. Best Practices
  3. Business
  4. Economic and Community Development

(ACT speakers will include Debra Lyons and Rick Harris.)

Newly updated CountySTATS fact sheets for all 77 Oklahoma counties: Check out your county. What are the top employment sectors in your county? What has been your county’s population trend since statehood? How does your county compare for health and educational attainment? You can answer these questions and more with Oklahoma Policy Institute’s newly redesigned and updated CountySTATS fact sheets for 2015 Link: OK Policy


Transcript Training for Registrars

Tommi Leach and Melissa White will be hosting 5 area workshops to train school registrars on changes and issues with transcripts. (If you attended GuidanceFest, you will NOT need to attend this workshop.)   But please share with your partner schools and have any other person who assists with transcripts choose one to attend.

Training Times 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration link:

December 7th – Seminar Center, High Plains Technology Center, 3921 34th St., Woodward, OK

December 9th – Kay Martin Seminar Center, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Reno Campus, 7301 W.

Reno, Oklahoma City, OK

December 10th – Auditorium, Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK

December 15th – Seminar Center, Kiamichi Technology Center, 301 Kiamichi Dr., McAlester, OK

December 16th – Callahan Room F215, Tulsa Technology Center, Broken Arrow Campus, 4000 W. Florence St., Broken Arrow, OK


It’s Elementary, Dear Counselor-Elementary Resource:

Do you work with your partner schools in the elementary grades?  Don’t forget we now have a newsletter just for them.  You can find it at:   If you have emails of your partner schools elementary school counselors, contact Erica Harris  and she can get them on her listserve. 


What is a Credential?

Ever get confused about certifications vs credentialing or have a hard time explaining the difference?  ACTE has put out a fact sheet on “What is a Credential?” that gives good information on this topic.  This fact sheet defines the different types of credentials available to CTE students, including educational certificates, degrees, certifications and government-issued licenses. Use it to help stakeholders understand CTE educational attainment options.  Find it at:


And Finally - Thanksgiving Day/Date Trivia – source

-Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that now onwards Thanksgiving will be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year. (Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.)

-Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with a magazine, started a Thanksgiving campaign in 1827 and it was result of her efforts that in 1863 Thanksgiving was observed as a day for national thanksgiving and prayer.

-Abraham Lincoln issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation‘ on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving. Whereas earlier the presidents used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held.

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer and thus stimulate the economy of the state.


Kelly Arrington
Career and Academics Connections Manager
careertech | Career and Academic Connections Services
1500 West Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074-4398

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