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Kelly's January 2016 Email

Student Services Contacts: Hoping your year is off to a great start and wondering just how fast 2016 will go….:)

Counselor Conference

When: March 10, Registration 8:30 – 9:00.
Where: Reed Center, Midwest Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City (Website:

General Details:

  • Morning Keynote: 9:00 – 10:00 
  • Lunch will be on your own 
  • Concurrent Sessions will conclude by 2:45
  • Will be asking for approval of  3-4 CEUs for Licensed Professional Counselors

This venue is near several hotels and restaurants and has plenty of free parking. The conference will feature sessions for elementary, middle school/junior high, high school and technology center counselors. This is a free conference.  Since this is a free conference, there will be a concession area where you can purchase coffee, soft drinks and snacks.

We are currently working on the agenda and contacting speakers.  Selected topics include: SDE ACT assessment update; social media for counselors; K12 partnerships; dealing with stress/conflict; suicide prevention; human trafficking, etc.  The agenda will be posted on the registration link as soon as it is available.   You may register now if you would like.  The registration link is:


OKACTE Leadership Workshop

If you are interested in learning more about OkACTE and finding out about leadership opportunities available, consider Leadership OkACTE.  Leadership OkACTE will be Wednesday, January 27 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Rockwell Campus – Room D1750. Various members will present their experiences in leadership.   This program is an excellent way to receive association leadership information about opportunities on the state, region, and national levels. You will leave the sessions with more confidence and information you can implement when you return home.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  The cost is only $70 for members and $90 for non-members.  If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Harder, Assistant Director, Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education    405.525.8902 (o)   405.615.4566 (m) Download registration form here.


Oklahoma Association of Minorities in Career and Technology Education (OAMCTE) Essay Contest 2015-2016 

Every year, OAMCTE sponsors an essay contest for minority students. Students must meet all three of the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled and attending a Career and Technology Education class or program
  2. A high school junior or senior
  3. A member of a minority race

The essay theme is “Why I Chose Career and Technology Education as Part of My Career Pathway.”

The postmarked deadline to submit essay is Friday, March 4, 2016.  No emailed essays will be accepted. Monetary prizes are awarded to 1st through 3rd place. Download the application here.  If you have questions, please contact:  Carolyn Leach at (918) 746-8533;


Good bye to Dr. Claudia Otto

We wished Dr. Claudia Otto good bye and good luck this month!  Claudia, our disabilities services specialist, accepted an offer from OSU to be a graduate professor.  Fortunately, we will be able to replace this position.  The job description can be downloaded here.  Please share with anyone you think would be a good addition to our team!

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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